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George Avery 1852- 1907 Taita & Hikutaia

George was the second son of GEORGE AVERY (1824-1903) and Charlotte TANDY (1833-1877) from Staplehurst, Kent, England, who had arrived in New Zealand in 1840 on the BOLTON. they had 17 children

GEORGE AVERY was born 17 Oct 1852 in Taita, Lower Hutt
- he married SARAH ELIZABETH SCRIMSHAW 20 April 1876 in Wellington
they had 11 children:

... 1
1876 - 1899 Alfred Arthur 'Morris' Avery
- died aged 23 in Kaponga (6 weeks after brother Hugh)
HAWERA & NORMANBY STAR 30 December 1899 DEATH - AVERY - At Kaponga, on 30th December, 1899, Maurice, eldest son of George Avery, aged 23 years. The Funeral will leave Mr G. Avery's for the Kaponga Cemetery TO-MORROW (Sunday), at 1.30pm. Friends please accept this intimation

... 2
1878 - 1899 Hugh Ernest George Avery
- died aged 21 in Pahiatua
HAWERA & NORMANBY STAR 13 November 1899 KAPONGA - It is with sorrow that I have to record the death of Mr H. Avery, which occurred at Pahiatua last week. He was the second son of our worthy townsman.
Just entering into manhood, endowed with good qualities, a favourite with his associates, he had a brilliant career before him as an athlete; but, unfortunately, death has stepped in and cut him off in the bud of life.
Mr Avery has the sincere sympathy of the district in his bereavement. The Rev. A. W. Compton, of the Anglican Church, read the funeral service. The coffin was literally covered with wreaths

... 3
1879 - 1881 Lucy Ellen Avery
- born 20 Sep 1879, Lucy died 10 May 1881 aged 8 months

... 4
1880 - 1927 Herbert Charles Avery
- born 13 August 1880, Charles married Julia Maud Le PROU in 1898
- a daughter of Emile Edmond Le PROUD & Madeline Azerau GERZEAU from France
- they had 5 daughters

... 5
1882 - 1963 Robert Stephen Avery
- married Charlotte Matilda WHITE (1882-1916) in 1901 & had 3 known children
- buried together at Omahu cemetery

... 6
1883 - 1930 Ivy Maude Avery
- married Richard MURDOCK (1880-1918) in 1905
- Richard died aged 38 during the Flu Pandemic ?
- they are buried at Omahu cemetery, Thames

... 7
1886 - 1971 Ethel Charlotte Avery
- Married Arthur Robert ROBINSON (1883-1940) in 1908
- they are buried Omahu cemetery, Thames

... 8
1888 - 1974 Minnie Amelia Avery
- born Xmas Eve, Minnie married John MURDOCK (1873-1945) in 1906
- possibly a brother of Richard Murdock who married her sister Ivy
- they are buried at Omahu cemetery, Thames

... 9
1889 - 1949 George Albert Avery
- married Edith Fanny CLARK (1891-1967) in 1908
- they are buried at Omahu Cemetery, Thames

... 10
1891 - 1946 Rubina 'Ruby' Myrtle Avery
- married Albert Henry 'Burt' ALLEY (1887-1939) in 1914
- they are buried at Amahu cemetery, Thames

... 11
1894 - 1980 Grace Pearl Avery
- married Edward Albert Josiah GEORGE (1895-1980) in 1919
- they are buried Totara Memorial Park, Thames

NOTE in October 1899 George & Sarah sought a divorce, George accusing her of adultery with the Mayor of Pahiatua, James Donald Wilson. The account can be seen at his link above. However, his death notice in 1907 read: AVERY - At Hikutaia, this Morning at eleven o'clock, George, beloved husband of Sarah Avery, aged 53 years

... 12
1902 - 1979 Ronald Frank Avery
NOTE: Ronald is recorded as the son of Sarah Elizabeth but father is not recorded
- he married Caroline Frances LYONS (1908-1976) in 1925
- they are buried at Awanui cemetery, New Plymouth

George Avery died 26 July 1907 in Hikutaia aged 54
- he is buried at Kaponga cemetery
Sarah Elizabeth Avery died 10 Sep 1914 aged 57
- she is buried at Omahu cemetery

George Avery

5 comment(s), latest 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Charles AVERY 1851-1917 TAITA, Lower Hutt

Charles Avery was 1 if 17 children of George AVERY and Charlotte TANDY who arrived in New Zealand on the BOLTON in 1840

Charles Avery, married Jane HIRST, the daughter of Sidney Hirst - pioneer of Taita and builder of the historics church, Christ Church Taita
- Charles & Jane had 10 known children
- please go to link above to see and perhaps help with further info

Charles' brother Stephen also married a Jane Hirst
- she was a daughter of the above Sidney Hirst's son William.

4 comment(s), latest 6 years, 9 months ago

Help wanted on McFETRISH from Antrim, Ireland to Wanganui, New Zealand

Click here to see James McFetrish from Antrim, Northern Ireland. He arrived in New Zealand, date unknown and appears to have settled in Wanganui

I have no spouse for James - can you please help?

He had 4 children, 3 boys for who I only have names - I need birth and death dates and spouses, children etc

The one girl James had was Annie Louisa "LULU" McFetrish who married Sideny Bell in 1909 in Wanganui, New Zealand

3 comment(s), latest 9 years, 2 months ago

Thomas RANSOM born Wellington 1877 - moved to Melbourne Australia

Thomas Ransom was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1877
At some stage, prior to 1902 he moved to Australia.
He married Elsie May Young in Melbourne in 1902
They had 8 children in Melbourne, including a set of twins, Ruby and Russell
In 1915 Thomas and his wife and children returned to New Zealand but that year he married again to May Nelson and they had 2 (known) children
Elsie also remarried, in 1916 to ? Hancock - do you know his name and were there any children

I would like to know about Thomas's life in Australia during that period

RANSOM - Kingston, UK to Wellington, NZ - 1873

Thomas Pitcher Ransom from Shernbourne, England arrived in New Zealand on the HALCIONE in 1873 with his wife Mary Ann Offard Taylor and 3 children

I believe they settled in Wellington and had another 5 children - I would like more information on this family please.

Two of his children, Matilda "Tilly" and Clara married two of the Chandler boys, William and Samuel

2 comment(s), latest 5 years, 8 months ago

CHANDLER, Leighton Buzzard to Marlborough, New Zealand

George Chandler (1844-1923)
- was born in Bedfordshire, England
- he married Lydia GEEVES (1844-1926) in 1866 in Leighton Buzzard
- they emigrated to New Zealand on the CARNATIC in 1875 four children.

They settled in the Picton area

Their known children:
1868 - 1937 William 'Bill' Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard, England
- he married Mattilda RANSOM 2 Jan 1892
In 1926 he was living in Otaki, on the west coast
In 1937 he was living in Auckland

1869 - 1948 Alice Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard, England
- she married David WALKER 18 Feb 1892 at Spring Vreek

1872 - 1937 Samuel Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard, England
- he married Clara RANSOM 25 Aug 1897
- they had 7 children (5 sons, including Clara's son Harry) & 2 daughters

1874 - 1935 Edith Chandler
- born in Leighton Buzzard
- emigrated at the age of 4 months
- she married Andrew KELT

1877 - 1956 John 'Jim' Chandler
- born in New Zealand
- he married Rose Eveline HOOPER 30 May 1822
- 6th of 14 children of:
William James HOOPER & Charlotte COMPTON (settlers of Carterton)
- married to Mabel ?

1877 - 1961 Emma Chandler
- born in New Zealand
- she married Frederick Thomas NEARNE

1882 - 1956 Caroline Annie 'Carrie' Chandler
- born in Grovetown, Marlborough
- she married Frederick Walter ALLERBY in 1901
CAROLINE died in Manaia, Taranaki

1886 - 1952 Edward Chandler
- he married Maud Marion HARPER in 1915
- Edward served in WWI:
NEXT OF KIN - Maud Marion Chandler (wife) Box 219 Milson's Line, Palmerston North
BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 31st Reiforcements Welligton Infactry, Regiment B Company
EMBARKATIO DATE - 16th November 1917
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington, New Zealand
VESSEL - Tahiti
DESTINATION - Liverpool, England

Any further information on this family and their descendants would be appreciated

1 comment(s), latest 5 years, 8 months ago

TARRANT from Beechingstoke, Wiltshire to Wanganui, New Zealand

I have some children that do not belong with the people I have put them with - can you please help

On my tree I have a WILLIAM & MARIA (nee Saywell) TARRANT

The children I know that shouldn't be there, but who I have left there for the time being, are
Leonard Matthew Tarrant b.1871 in Lower Moutere, New Zealand
Lionel Kendall Tarrant b.1875 in Lower Moutere, New Zealand
Ida Blanche Tarrant - b.1876 in Lower Moutere, New Zealand

Child that is in doubt is:
Lily Annie Tarrant b.1877 - d.1963 in Whakatane

I have found that the father of the 3 known children was Henry Alexander Tarrant born 1880 in Lower Moutere, Nelson, NZ
I would like to now if he was related in any way to William Tarrant who was born in Beechingstoke, Wiltshire, England in 1824 (of the above link)

Who was Acacia BARLEY - married Leonard Saywell TARRANT 1920

Acacia Barley - unknown birth date or place at this time, married Leonard Saywell Tarrant in 1910
Leonard at the time was aged 46 which could (or not) mean that it was a second marriage for him

Acacia is reported to have died in 1976 which was 54 years after Leonard so she may have remarried in that time

Any information on her, her paretns or any children would be appreciated

4 comment(s), latest 9 years, 5 months ago

Looking for information on Elizabeth Collingwood who married Albert Tarrant in NZ 1891

Elizabeth Collingwood was born in Warcop, United Kingdom
Would like to know when she emigrated to New Zealand

She married Albert John Saywell Tarrant who was born in 1866, one of 16 children to William & Maira (nee Saywell) Tarrant

If you can help with morE info please contact me or leave a comment

Two young TARRANT brothers from NZ killed in WWI - 2 months apart

Alfred Henry Saywell Tarrant was killed in Belgium on the 12th October 1917
His brother Leonard Albert Brant Tarrant was killed on the 15th December 1917 in UK

Their parents were Alfred and Eleanor (nee Botham) Tarrant and the family can be viewed here: