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Mary Ann Tarrant b.1852 Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Mary Ann Tarrant was born in Lower Hutt in 1852

She married twice, first to William Read - I have nothing on him
and then to Andrew Diamon 11 years later

Do you know of children, parents etc and any other information on both these husbands

Also when and where did Mary Ann die

2 comment(s), latest 6 years, 3 months ago

Who was Seagreet, Elizabeth Berg b.1877 in Greytown, New Zealand

Seagreet Elizabeth Berg was born in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand in 1877 - she died in Pahiatua in 1955 and is buried in Mangatainoka Cemetery.
She married Roland Henry Russell in 1905 - he was born in 1883 in Taita, New Zealand son of Robert Russell, second husband of Esher Daysh - Ester's first husband was David Mabeyb who died in 1878

I would like to know more about Seagreet - her parents, where they were from and any siblings and how she got that name

Family of Job MABEY from Dorset England to Taita, New Zealand - 1841

Job MABEY was born in Dorset, England in 1812
- he married Rachel MOCKERIDGE in Sidbury, East Devon in 1835
- she was also born in 1812

They had 2 children before they emigrated to New Zealand on the OLYMPUS in 1841
They were:

1836 - Mary Jane Mabey
- born in Sidbury
- she married James HARRIS who was born in Broomfield, Essex in 1833
- he arrived on the BOLTON in 1839 aged 6

Mary Jane and James were they first couple to be married in the Christ Church Taita Church in 1854

1838 - Sarah Albania Mabey
- born in Sidbury
- died on the voyage to New Zealand on the Olympus

In New Zealand Job and Rachel had another 8 children:

1841 - Elizabeth Mabey in Taita
- married John HARRISON in 1861
- married Thomas Samuel WARD in 1871

1843 - David James Mabey
- married Esther DAYSH
- he was killed in a ploughing accident when he was 35

1845 - Robert Thomad Mabey in Taita
- married Mary WINTERINGHAM

1846 - Anna Mabey
- nothing else known

1848 - Mary Ann Mabey
- married Edward BENGE

1849 - George Mabey
- born in Taita
- died suddenly in Willis Street aged 35

1851 - John Mabey
- died aged 14 months

1856 - Harriett Mabey
- died aged 4 months

1858 Job Charles Mabey
- married Elizabeth BENGE
- he died aged 93

If you can help with more information on these people please leave a comment

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Mary WINTERINGHAM (1844-1919) - New Zealand

Robert Thomas Mabey was born in Taita, New Zealand in 1845
He was the 5th of 11 children of Job Mabey b.1812 in Dorset, England and Rachel Mockeridge b.1812 in Devon, England - they are both buried in the Christ Church Taita Cemetery

Robert married Mary Winteringham (1844-1919) in 1865
- I have no other information on Mary, does anyone know of her?

The children I have were:
1875 - Robert George Mabey
- he married Ada Philadelphia Edwards - she was born in 1880, daughter of Thomas Edwards of Taita and Philadelphia Benge of Upper Hutt
- he died 1948 in Trentham, 33 km north east of Wellington

1877 - David James Mabey
- he drowned in the Hutt River when he was 11

1878 - Charles Henry Mabey

1880 - Job Henry Mabey

1881 - Minnie Mabey

Do you know of other children?

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Looking for the children of AMIND MALDERSEN and ELISE (nee LARSDATTER, Waalberget) Amundsen from Norway to New Zealand 1874

Amind Amindsen MALDERSEN Amundsen was born in Grue, Hedmark, Norway in 1841 which would make him aged 34 when he emigrated to New Zealand in December 1874 on the Fritz Reuter - the ships passenger list has him as 41, can you help with this date?

He married Elise LARSDATTER Waalberget who was born about 1846 also in Norway.

They had Carl born 1866
Lars born 1869
Anne born 1871
Albert born 1874
Then in December of 1874 they emigrated to New Zealand

The next child I have for them was Adolph who was born in Ormondville in the Manawatu in 1888

I believe there would have been many other children born in this gap between 1874 and 1888
Can you help please?

Carl MALDERSEN Amundsen born Grue 1866 - married twice in New Zealand

Carl MALDERSEN Amundsen emigrated to New Zealand with his parents and siblings on the Frtiz Reuter which left Germany in 1874, arriving in Napier in 1875

He married Margaret Theresa Lorigan in 1893 - she was born in Napier in 1877 and died in 1921.
They were divorced some years later
Carl's second wife was Sarah Dalzell who married him in 1907 in Taihape, New Zealand

I know nothing of Sarah and I have no children for Carl from either marriage

Would appreciate your help

Who were the children of Adolph Adwin Amundsen & Anna Mara Southee in New Zealand

Adolph Adwin Amindsen was born in Ormondville, in the Manawatu, New Zealand
His father was Amind Amindsen MALDERSEN Amundsen from Grue, in Norway
His mother was Elise LARSDATTER Waalberget also from Norway

Adolph married Anna Maria Southee in Taihape, New Zealand in 1919

Anna Southee's parents were George Southee b.1864 in Lowry Bay, Wellington and her mother was Emma Hedges from Chakrata, India

I believe that Adolph and Anna had at least 10 children
I would like to know who they were

Can you help please

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Maisy Edna Minnie KEMPTON of Carterton, Wairarapa

Maisy Edna Minnie KEMPTON
was born 1907 to Frank Valentine KEMPTON & Minnie SULLIVAN
her father was 1 of 16 children of Thomas KEMPTON & Elizabeth Mary HODDER

DEATH of her grandfather Thomas KEMPTON
Dominion, 2 May 1910 A PIONEER SETTLER

Another pioneer settler has passed away in the person of Mr Thomas Kempton, of Elm Grove, Greytown, who died on Friday night. The deceased came to this Dominion in the ship Adelaide, with his parents, in 1840. This is the same boat as Mr T. W. McKenzie, of Wellington, came out in. Mr Kempton lived in Wellington from that date till 1854, when he travelled to the Wairarapa district, which was but little known in those days. He arrived there on march 23, 1854, and one of his first actions was to get a spade and turn what he claims to be the first sod in the Wairarapa. Recently, in going over his experiences, he said the road at that time was formed to the summit of the old Rimutaka Road, and from thence it was only a bridle track to Featherston, from whence it was a poor track to Greytown.
The communication between the Wairarapa and Wellington was abruptly ended for some time by the heavy earthquakes of 1855, which brought down the hillsides and blocked the road. He drove the first four-bullock dray over the road on July 7, 1856, with one tom of merchandise on board and three weeks later the second load was driven over. Regarding the old Queen's Wharf, he claimed cutting the first pule for that contract in 1862, but owing to the difficulty of haulage the piles had to be obtained nearer to Wellington. Among his other experiences he owned for a time the old "Rising Sun" at the south end of Greytown, but in 1860 he left that and took up the homestead bow owned by him, the "Elm Grove," and practically lived there ever since.
As a horticulturalist he was for many years a leading light in the Wairarapa, and kept the association going by his large number of exhibits. He was the first to traverse the Tararuas, and the Natives said he would never come back again. He used to tell of his experience with the Maori, and how he gained their confidence, and could go out and work where no other pakeha dared go. When Dr Featherston came up to the Wairarapa to form a defence corps, he first consulted the deceased, and there was great excitement when the first lot of rifles and ammunition reached Greytown. Mr Kempton was called on to store and protect them till proper arrangements were made.
He married the eldest daughter of Mr W. Hodder, who had the Golden Fleece Hotel at the Pakaratahi (sic, Pakuratahi) in the early days. He was married in June 1859, and the issue of the marriage was eight boys and eight girls, twelve of whom are still living. There are fifty-six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. At the time of his death he was 74 years of age, and his wife had predeceased him some three years.
The deceased had been in bad health for some time. and passed away as stated at a nursing home at Carterton, but will be buried from "Elm Grove," Greytown, in the local cemetery

MAISIE EDNA MINNINE Kempton married Ralph Oswald RAYNER (probably in Carterton) in 1926
I would like to know if she had any siblings and names of any of her children

Ralph Oswald Rayner (1906-1962 )was born & died in Carterton
His parents were:
* 1865 - 1943 Richard Benjamin RAYNER, born in Carterton
* 1871 - 1921 Maria Elizabeth COMPTON, also born in Carterton
- they are Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton

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Evelyn Bellevue COTTLE (15th child) born Taita, NZ 1888

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SYDENHAM OXENHAM Somerset to Poverty Bay

Sydenham OXENHAM was born in Somerset, England 16 July 1848
- he emigrated to New Zealand on the 'Inchinan' leaving London 14 Jan 1852 arriving into Auckland 27 May 1852 with his parents Sydenham William Oxenham (1809-1892) & Mary Ann (1826-1884, nee Oxenham) and sisters, Fanny Oxenham (1850-1852) and Jenny Oxenham (1851-1852) who died enroute
* his parents Sydenham & Mary Ann married 4 Jan 1847 in Bath, Somerset. Sydenham was a Fencible who was settled in the Onehunga Village and had a further 6 known children
1852 - 1933 Edwin Oxenham
- note that the name of the ship is incorrect at that link. The Berhampore arrived in NZ in 1849 and their name is not on the passenger list
1854 - 1925 Selina Oxenham (Mrs Joseph Scott)
1857 - 1934 Frederick Oxenham
- moved to Poverty Bay for a time with other family members. He married Agnes Jane Williams in 1889 and they had 11 known children, one of whom was named Sydenham John (1895-1980)
1859 - 1860 Ellen Maria Oxenham
1861 - 1875 Henry Oxenham
1863 - 1864 Mary Malinda Oxenham

Sydenham married Emily TRIMMER on 18 May 1878 in St John's, Napier
Hawkes Bay Herald, 21 May 1878
OXENHAM-TRIMMER - At St John's Church, Napier, on May 18, by the Rev John Spear, Sydenham Oxenham, to Emily, second daughter of Mr George Trimmer, baker, Coote-road. Auckland papers please copy
Emily was born 21 March 1856 in Howick, Auckland
They had 9 children, all born Hawkes Bay & Poverty Bay
...1 1879 - 1880 Sydney John Oxenham
- Sydney died 11 May 1880 aged 10 months
he is buried plot 100, block MKOLD at Makaraka with Frank

...2 1881 - 1954 Clara/Clair Oxenham
- Clara married William MAXWELL in 1911
Poverty Bay Herald, 20 Sep 1911
At Holy Trinity Church this afternoon, Mr W. Maxwell, of Matawai, was married to Miss Clair Oxenham, of Motu. Two sisters of the bride acted as bridesmaids, Mr Shanks was best man and Mr Holschier was groomsman, The service was partly choral. The Rev Dawson Thomas conducted the service. Miss Hyett presided at the organ
they had 2 known children:
1913 - Marcia Heather Maxwell
1915 - Fiona Esther Maxwell

...3 1883 - 1955 Selena Violet 'Cissy' Oxenham
- Selena married Clifton William ROSSER (1880-1966) in 1906
Observer, 6 Jan 1906
A marriage interesting to many Aucklanders was celebrated on the 20th ult., at Waerenga-a-hika Church, when Miss Cissy Oxenham, second daughter of Mr Sydenham Oxenham of Makauri (Gisborne), was united to Mr C. Rosser, second son of Mr W. Rosser, of Auckland. The Rev. M. W. Butterfield officiated, in the presence of a large congregation. The bride, who was given away by her fahter, looked very graceful and pretty in a creme dress and the customary wreath and veil. She carried a beautiful bouquet and wore a gold brooch, presented by the bridegroom. Misses C. S and E. Oxenham, sisters of the bride, acted as bridesmaids, both wearing dainty white muslin frocks trimmed with lace and they carried bouquets. The bridegroom's gift to each was a pretty gold brooch. Mr McKenzie was best man and Mr J. Oxenham, groomsman. After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's parents, where afternoon tea was dispensed in a large marquee.Mr and Mrs Rosser left by the evening steamer for Auckland, where they spent their honeymoon.
they had 1 known child:
1907 - Mildred Iris Rosser

...4 1886 - 1896 Frank Oxenham
- Frank died 8 May 1896 aged 10
he is buried plot 100, block MKOLD at Makaraka with Sydney

...5 1888 - 1943 John Oxenham
Poverty Bay Herald, 18 Jan 1910
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION - Notice is hereby given that the Partnership theretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Sydenham Oxenham of Gisborne, Brick manufacturer; John Oxenham of the same place, Brick manufacturer; and William John Baty of Kaiti, Settler, carrying on business as brick, tile and pipe manufacturers, at Kaiti, Gisborne, under the style of OXENHAM AND COMPANY, has been dissolved by mutual consent as from the 17th day of January 1910. All accounts owing by the Partnership will be paid by the undersigned, William John Baty, who alone will also receive all debts due to and assets of the Partnership. Dated at Gisborne this 17th day of January, 1910.
- John married Marion Gladys ROBERTSON in 1923
Marion was born 23 May 1891, she died 1975 aged 84
- John died Dec 1943 aged 55
They are buried at Old Gorge cemetery, Woodville

...6 1890 - 1967 Mary Ann Oxenham
- Mary Ann married Henry John Holschier (1884-1969) from Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, who was very involved in Rowing in Poverty Bay (as was his brother Herbert Francis Holschier 1886-1966) and served as Lieutenant Corporal 10453 from Motu in WWI. Their parents were Herman Joseph Holschier & Margaret Walsdorf, originally from Erbach, West Germany. They are buried with her mother, see photo

...7 1892 - 1966? Sydenham Stanley Oxenham
- Sydenham married Ruth Natalie McFarlane (-1973)
* In 1918 he was with the Public Works Department in the Merriwa Shire, NSW. He was appointed Engineer to the Nambucca Shire Council in 1921. He resigned in 1924
* In 1928, Sydenham was an architect in Cairns, Australia when he designed the Hides Hotel. At the time of construction it was one of the largest buildings in Cairns and was one of only two three-storeyed structures in the city. The Hotel is now heritage listed.
* In 1935 there was a right-up in the 'Albury Banner and Wodonga Express' (NSW)...
Mr. S. S. Oxenham,. A.R.A.I.A., A.M.I.E. Aust., architect and consulting engineer, is commencing the practicing of his profession in the Albury district and has established an office in Commercial Club Chambers. Mr. Oxenham was born and educated in New Zealand and trained at architecture in New Zealand and Sydney. He was for a number of years engaged at designing and supervising large city architectural works in important city offices, including the Government architect 's office of tho Public Works Department. He went to Canada and America for experience and was engaged at large water supply and hydro electric works and at large steel buildings. Mr Oxenham qualified as an engineer and was appointed shire engineer to Merriwa Shire Council and shire engineer to Nambucca Shire Council and then city engineer to Cairns City Council, Queensland. He resigned the last position to engage in private practice as architect and consulting engineer. Mr Oxenham visited the city of Napier immediately after the great earthquake and investigated building and earthquake resisting structures. He was a member of the Cairns Rotary Club. He is settling in Albury and should prove a valuable citizen.
-- whilst in Napier they had a daughter, Joyce Natalie Oxenham --
* In 1938 in was an Architect in Albury when he designed a handsome masonic Temple at Albury. That year he also redesigned the old Tawonga Hotel, Victoria
* ~ there are many, many documented works over the following years
* In 1946, at his mother's death Sydenham was an architect in Sydney, Australia
Sydenham (possibly) died 29 June 1966 in Springvale Victoria Ruth died at North Bondi in 1972

...8 1896 - 1964 Esther 'Effie' Oxenham
- Esther married Harry Jones Priestley (1902-1963) in 1936
From about 1938 until the mid-1940's, Harry and Effie taught at schools in the Bay of Plenty and on Matakana Island - they didn't have children. After the war in 1946, Harry and Effie were teaching at Mohaka Native School in Hawkes Bay. It was here that Harry had an accident while chopping wood and injured an eye. It was more serious than first thought and led to total blindness. They moved to Auckland for treatment and Harry joined the St. Dunstan's School for the Blind where he learned leather work and started making sandals from his home factory in Manukau Road. Harry's sight started to improve in 1950 and he eventually regained total sight. By 1957 he was back working as a Clerk. They are buried with her mother, see photo

...9 1896 - 1907 David Oxenham
- David died 20 May 1907 aged 11
he is buried plot 973, block MKF at Makaraka cemetery

Auckland Star, 20 July 1892
OXENHAM - On July 20, at his residence, Inkerman street, Onehunga, Sydenham Oxenham, pensioner 13th Foot-Regiment, in his 84th year. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday) at 3p.m. Friends please accept this invitation.
Another old identity passed away last night after a lingering illness. He had been ailing for a few weeks past of bronchitis, in the person of Mr Sydenham Oxenham, pensioner of the 13th Light Infantry. The deceased was in his 84th year and had resided in Onehunga for the past forty years. During the Afghan war, Mr Oxenham served under Captain, afterwards General Havelock and was one of the "Havelock's Saints". Oxenham was at the defence of Jellalabad, under Sale and witnessed the arrival of Dr Brydon under the walls of the fortress, the sole European survivor of the Cabul expedition which had set out 16,000 strong. He was at the taking of Ghuznee and had three medals, won for services performed. The late Mr Oxenham arrived in Poverty Bay in the early seventies and had been engaged at carious pursuits, principally those of contracting and brickmaking. The very difficult work of carting the pipes of the Gisborne water works was carried out under the deceased gentleman's supervision. The funeral will leave his late residence, deLautour road at 11a.m. to-morrow. Deceased leaves three sons and one daughter

* Sydenham Oxenham jnr was very innovative, inventing a couple of labour saving devices ...
known Patents:
1888 - at Makaraka, for a portable combined seed and grain cleaner and separator
1898 - #8671 an improved guard to protect house guttering from the intrusion of small birds and the deposit of refuse matter
Poverty Bay Herald, 3 Nov 1898
TO THE PUBLIC OF GISBORNE - Having obtained the patent rights for my inventions, I wish to invite the Public to inspect them at Messrs Wade and Erskine's yards. It is claimed that they will do away with at least 50 per cent of typhoid fever and dysentery and therefore they are deserving of public consideration. SYDENHAM OXENHAM
1899 - #9369 an appliance for straining water before it enters a storage tank

* Sydenham was in Bankruptcy in 1892
Poverty Bay Herald, 28 July 1892
IN BANKRUPTCY - Tenders are invited for the Purchase of the Debtor's rights and interest in the Stone Crusher, Embankments, Hoppers and plant in about the Patutahi Quarry , including:-
1 Blacksmith's Shop
1 Cook House
1 Sledge House
2 Trucks
3 Loose Truck Wheels
5 pairs Truck Wheels and Axles
1 set Duplicate Jaws for Stone Crusher
Tenders to be sent in by noon on Saturday next, the 30th inst., to my office, Gladstone road, Gisborne, where conditions of Tender may be seen. John Coleman, Deputy Official Assignee

* thanks to sjaneo on 23-8-2010 who wrote:
I am in the middle of researching the Robertson family tree of which Marion Gladys Oxenham is a member. Her husband was a John Oxenham so I assume this is the same one buried in the same cemetery. I have found that they had a son Douglas and possibly a son Troy
- thank sjaneo, research reveals that John OXENHAM married Marion Gladys ROBERTSON in 1923

Sydenham Oxenham died 12 April 1910 in Gisborne
he is buried plot 973, block MKF at Makaraka cemetery
Important Note There is a Sydenham William Oxenham (1848-1927) who died 25 Jan 1927 and is buried at Makaraka cemetery, plot 1303, block MKF with Sarah Oxenham (nee Lander 1852-1911), married 1870 in Onehunga, had 9 children from 1871-1888, lived in North Shore for a time and whose birth/death details match the above Sydenham?
Emily Oxenham died 25 Aug 1946 aged 90, 36 years after Sydenham and is buried at Taruheru cemetery (plot 45, block 14)
In memory of EMILY OXENHAM, died 25 August 1946 aged 90 years, widow of Sydenham Oxenham.
In memory of HARRY JONES PRIESTLEY, 1902-1963; and his beloved wife, ESTHER, 1896-1964.
In memory of MARY ANN HOLSCHIER, 1890-1967; HENRY JOHN HOLSCHIER, died 9 September 1969 aged 85 years.

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