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EDNA KATHLEEN GREATHEAD - died Carterton, NZ 1905

Edna Kathleen Greathead died 7 June 1905 aged 5 months and is buried in a huge plot all by herself in Carterton, Wairarapa

Edna was the daughter of Ernest and Mary (nee Toms) Greathead of Greytown
What did she die of?
Apparently her parents are buried in Greytown

Why such a large plot?
Was it intended for other family members to use?

Plot 32, Block OU, Old Unsec, Clareville cemetery

2 comment(s), latest 2 years ago

Who was Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps Roberts - NZ

Who was Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps Roberts?

She was born between 1848 and 1851

I have her as Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps

the name Poole is unusual and may be a good hint of her mother

I cannot find the Phelps emigrating to New Zealand, maybe you could help
There was a Edgar Phelps from Carterton killed in WW1 whose parents were Charles and Rose Phelps - he was born 1892

But Carterton is a VERY good place for our Emily to be as she married Eli Strawbridge about 1873 and they had 3 children in Carterton from 1872

Emily had a son, Alfred Roberts prior to her marriage to Eli - don't know if she was married to a Mr Roberts or not, but he is reported to have died in 1871

You can find Emily on a couple of sites but nobody mentions anything about her birth place or parents or where she is buried
Most have her written as though Roberts was her maiden name - I don't believe this is true . . as the name Phelps, or even Pool is more likely and that she was using the married name of Roberts when she married Eli Strawbridge

2 comment(s), latest 4 years, 5 months ago

Who was ALBERT STRAWBRIDGE's fiance in Levin, New Zealand 1901?

Albert "HENRY" Strawbridge was killed in action in the Boer War.

He was engaged to be married before he left - do you know her name?

There is a (bad) photo of her you can view by clicking the link under his name

What happened to the BOND children, immigrants from England to NZ in 1874

Sarah Ann Strawbridge arrived in Wellington, New Zealand in 1875 with her 76 year old mother Sarah (nee Showers) Strawbridge and an assortment of other family members ...

With Sarah was her husband John Bond and the first 9 of their 10 children
I would like to know about those children, who they married and when and where they died etc
It is possible they were born in Hill Head, Tiverton near Devon

They were:
Malachi Bond - b.1858 married Anne Kemp
Sarah Ann Bond - b.1860
Eli Thomas Bond - b.1861
William Bond - b.1863
Joseph Bond - b.1865
John Bond - b.1867
James Bond - b.1869
Ernest Bond - b.1872
Albert Bond - b.1873

Their 10th child:
Henry Oliver Bond - b.1876 in New Zealand married Alice May Benge who was a daughter of Reuben Benge b.1849 in Taita, Wellington, New Zealand and a granddaughter of DAVID JAMES BENGE, early settler in Upper Hutt, New Zealand

IDA NELSON Redfern, NSW + Leonard Peck Taita NZ

Leonard Peck b.1886 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand
married in 1908 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand to
Ida Nelson b.1883 in Sydney, Australia

I would like to know more about her and her parents and if there were any siblings
Her parents were James Nelson and Elizabeth Kirk

1 comment(s), latest 9 years, 3 months ago

who are the children in the photo - Taita, NZ c1890

3 comment(s), latest 5 years, 4 months ago

William ADAMS & Emma DIXON - Masterton

WILLIAM ADAMS and Emma Dixon were the first white couple to be married in Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand

They married in 1854 and had 16 children - 8 boys and 8 girls, all born in Masterton.
I am still researching and adding these children

Emma arrived in New Zealand on the 'Arab'

2 comment(s), latest 7 years, 10 months ago

STOCKBRIDGE from Buckinghamshire and Pluckley to New Zealand

Stephen Stockbridge was born 1812 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire
His parents were Stephen Stockbridge b.1790 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire and Martha Craib -
Stephen born 1812, is the only child I have for them . . is there more?

Stephen b.1812 died 1865 from drowning, in New Zealand,
married Mary Ann Archer in 1834 in England
She was born 1816 and died 1880 somewhere in New Zealand.
They had 5 children prior to emigrating, 1 year old William died on board
Also a set of twins was born and died during the voyage
They had another 8 children in New Zealand
I am still researcing and adding these children

- Stephen Stockbridge b.1842 was one of their children born in Kent - he died 1880 in Wellington

Stephen (1842) married Eliza Jane Mason in Wellington in 1862
She was born 1846 in Wellington and died in Wellington in 1909
I have 5 children for them, they are:

Eliza Jane Stockbridge b.1863 - died 1934
Married Richard Greeks in 1882
I have 6 children so far for them
Their son Rayner was killed in action in France in 1917 and is on this list of fallen soldiers on the tree YOUNG KIWI WAR HEROES

Emma Stockbridge b.1854 - died 1915
Married Frederick John Walters in 1892
I have not found any children yet

Stephen Stockbridge b.1866 - died 1924
Married Louisa Philp in 1890
I have 2 children for them

Matilda Stockbridge b.1869 - died ?
Married Charles Jabez Frost
No children yet

Henry Stockbridge b.1872 - died 1916
Married Susan Wadsworth in 1897
I have 4 children

Hoping you can help with the rest of the family members

Looking for the children of Adolph AMUNDSEN & Anna SOUTHEE - Ormondville, New Zealand - 1920c

ANNA SOUTHEE was born about 1898 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, daughter of George Southee b. 1864 in Wellington and Emma Hedges who was born 1871 in Chakrata, India
[George's parents had emigrated from Kent]

Anna married Adolph Adwin Amundsen in 1919 in Taihape - he was born ABOUT 1888, needs verifying yet, in Ormondville, Manawatu
[Adolph's parents were Amund Amundsen Moldusen b. 1841 in Norway and Elise Larsdatter Waalberget b. 1865 in Norway - they emigrated aboard the FRTTZ REUTER in 1875 to Napier, bound for Ormondville

Apparently Adolph and Anna had at least 10 children as at his death he was 'survived' by ten children

I would like information on these children to add to the above tree

Raymond WATTS Eketahuna & Palmerston Norh

Raymond Harold Watts was born 1914 in Nireaha, (9km west of Eketahuna in the Wairarapa), some say it is in the Manawatu, I lived in the area many years - I'm saying Wairarapa :)

His parents were, Harold Ernest WATTS (1881-1969), born in Wellington, died & buried in Palmerston North & Bertha Ellen Elizabeth DAYSH (1887-1970), born in Carterton, died & buried in Palmerston North

I only have 1 sibling at this time for Raymond, Myrtle Bertha Watts (1908-1997) who married Sydney Clinton SUTTON

Raymond married in 1938 (when he was 24) to Kathleen GARARD (1923-2008)
- nothing is known of her, I would like to know more, Can you help with parents, siblings etc. If you would like to share please leave message in comments below

Raymond & Kathleen had one child:
Patricia Mary Watts, who married John William West

Raymond served in WWII as Private 45920, with the Infantry Brigade, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF). His next of kin was his wife, K. M. Watts (wife), 450 Albert Street, Palmerston North. He died at sea on the ss Nino Bixio whilst a prisoner of war on 17 August 1942. He was 28. He is remembered at Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

Kathleen remarried to William Ronald CHAPPELL (1924-1999)

... 118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by the British submarine HMS Turbulent