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Andrew ROONEY from Saintfield, County Down to early settler of Auckland, New Zealand

Andrew ROONEY was born 9th June 1807 in Saintfield County Down - 18km south of Belfast, Ireland

He married Francis THOMPSON in Saintfield

With his wife and 1st child (Anne Jane Rooney), he emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1838 on the MANDARIN and then in 1841 to Auckland, New Zealand with their first 2 children (Ann Jane & Sarah Rooney)

From the Australian and New Zealand Gazette
- 4th December 1880

.. Another of the early pioneers of the province has passed away in the person of Mr. Andrew Rooney, whose death took place at his residence, Epsom, at the advanced age of 76. The deceased was well known to all the old residents of Auckland. Mr. Rooney arrived in Sydney in 1838, where he stayed but a short time, and came on to Auckland in 1841, shortly after the foundation of the colony. He entered into business in the boot and shoe trade, which he carried on successfully, and his place of business in Queen Street was at one time the favourite rendezvous of Auckland politicians to discus politics or for the inauguration of movements in the cause of social progress. Mr. Rooney took an active share in the leading events of that period. For many years past he had retired from active business, though always ready to assist in developing the industries of the province in some of which enterprises his speculations proved unsuccessful, owing to circumstances over which he had no control. In private life he was ever active in assisting the distressed and the unfortunate. He leaves a widow, with a son and daughter unmarried, besides five married daughters, and a large number of grand and great-grandchildren. Mr. Rooney was a native of Belfast. In his death the Masonic order lose a very old and zealous and respected member. He was one of the founders of Lodge Ara, the earliest in Auckland, of which he was one of the trustees till his decease

His children were:
1837-1914 Ann Jane Rooney
- born in Saintfield County Down
- died aged 77 in Kingsland Auckland

1840-1918 Sarah Rooney
- born in Sydney, NSW, Australia
- died aged 77 in Manurewa Auckland

1844-1932 Bethiah Rooney
- born in Auckland New Zealand
- died aged 88 in Rotherham Canterbury

1846-1932 Francis Eliza
- born in Auckland New Zealand
- died aged 86 in Taupiri Waikato

1849-1886 Margaret Rooney
- born in Aucklnd New Zealand
- died aged 36 in Union St, Auckland CBD

1851-1851 James Rooney
- born in Auckland New Zealand
- died aged 5 days in Auckland

1852-1929 Andrew James Rooney
- born in Auckland New Zealand
- died aged 76 in Christchurch Canterbury

1855-1930 Mary Harriette Rooney
- born in Epsom Auckland
- died aged 74 in Tuakau Waikato/Auckland

1858-1943 Julia Rooney
- born in Epsom Auckland
- died aged 84 in Chatswood, NSW Australia
- (her mother died at her home in Tamworth NSW in 1885 while on a visit)

the 4 daughters of Amy SCOTT + Frederick WIlliam RADEMACHER - Katikati New Zealand

Amy SCOTT was a daughter of Robert Manfred SCOTT & Sarah ROONEY
- she was born in 1876, possibly Papakura, the 10th of 12 children

On the 5th January 1898 she married Frederick William RADEMACHER
- they had 4 daughters

I have:
Thelma Rademacher 1899-1992
- she married Frederick George RABONE

Marie Mabel Rademacher 1905-1990
- she married Sydney Andrew La ROCHE

Gloria Rademacher 1908-?
- nothing else known

Myrle Rademacher ?-?

thank you to Sharon Rabone for adding the 4th daughter (12-7-2010)
If you can help please leave a message

William Henry GARTON + Agnes ALEXANDER - Northland, New Zealand

William Henry GARTON was born in 1851, parents and siblings unknown
Agnes ALEXANDER was born in 1860, parents and siblings unknown

William and Agnes had the following known children:

1885-1956 Margaret Emma 'Maggie' Garton
- married Alfred Sharpley 'Jim' FOSTER in
- he was a son of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Margaret died aged 71 in Oruaiti, Northland

1887-1968 Alexander William Garton
- married Roseanna FOSTER
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Alexander died aged 81

1890-1966 Inez Irene May Garton
- married Stewart Glenney FOSTER in
- he was a son of Stovin Foster & Ethel Jean STURGE
- Stovin was a brother of Jabez Foster (above & below)
- Inez died aged 76

1891-1947 Ernest Cecil Garton
- married Persis NICHOLL in
- her parents not known
- Ernest died aged 56

1893-1958 Albert George 'Bert' Garton
- married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FOSTER in
- she was a daughter of Jabez Foster & Sarah Ann PENNEY
- Albert died aged 65

15-1-1895 to 23-1-1895 Bertie Garton
- Bertie died aged 8 days

1896-1956 Agnes Hilda Garton
- married William George Francis FOSTER in
- he was a son of George Foster & Mary Ann Christina RODGERS
- Agnes died aged 66
- was William related to the other Foster's here??

1898-1968 Edward Andrew Garton
- married Elizabeth Mortimer MASON in
- she was a daughter of George Mortimer Mason & Fanny Eunice NORRIS
- Edward died aged 69

1900-1955 Gilbert Gordon Garton
- married Nina Gladys Maud KITCHEN in
- she was a daughter of George Kitchen & Dorothy Amelia Hargreaves THOMPSON
- Gilbert died aged 55

1902-1972 Lena Elizabeth Rose Garton
- married Alfred James McCALLUM in
- he was a son of Samuel Henry McCallum & Lillian 'Lily' HAMMOND
- Lena died aged 70

George FOSTER + Mary Ann Christina RODGERS

George Foster married Mary Ann Christina RODGERS in 1888 in New Zealand
- a son of Stovin FOSTER (1819-1895) & Ann DARNELL (1821-1899)

- Thanks to those who have helped with this family (see comments box below)


The children of GEORGE & MARY:

... 1
1889 - 1965 Eva Agnes Christina Foster
- married Ernest Ivor NILSSON in 1919


... 2
1890 - 1952 William George Francis Foster
- married Agnes Hilda GARTON in 1919


... 3
1892 - 1962 Edith Ann Foster
- married William Henry COFFIN in 1914


... 4
1894 - 1957 Clara Elizabeth Foster
- married Thomas Edward LESLIE in 1927


... 5
1896 - 1972 Olive Lilian Foster
- Olive never married
- died in 1972 aged 76


... 6
1898 - ? Hilda Jeane Foster
- nothing known


... 7
1902 - 1918 Albert Stanley Moore Foster
- died 21 September 1918 aged 16


... 8
1904 - 1983 Arthur David Foster
- married Dora Edith BROTT in 1924


... 9
1906 - ? Florence Marene Foster
- nothing known


... 10
1908 - 1930 Doris Emily Foster
- died in 1930 aged 22

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George Vesey STEWART + Margaret Torrens MILLER - UK to NZ

George Vesey STEWART was born in Brighton, Sussex, England ib 1831 to Captain Mervyn STEWART D.L., of Martray, County Tyrone, Ireland, and grandson of the Right Hon. Sir John Stewart, Bart., P.C., and M.P. for Tyrone & Frances "Fanny" VESEY

- He attended school in London before entering the College of Civil Engineers, Putney, to train as an estate agent. In 1852 he entered Trinity College, Dublin, graduating BA with honours in Classics in 1856

- He arrived in Auckland in September 1875 with the first party of the Katikati settlers in the ships Carisbrook Castle and Dover Castle, which had been specially chartered for the purpose and brought from London to Belfast for embarkation of his North of Ireland party

- He lived at Martray, Katikati, where he had a freehold farm of over 500 acres

- On the 9th of May 1876 he was elected chairman of the first road board and school committee at Katikati and, excepting occasional absences from the colony, he held both positions uninterruptedly

- He was elected first Mayor of Tauranga when that town was constituted a borough. He was also for some years chairman of the Tauranga County Council and a member of that body, to which he was elected at the time of the adoption of the Counties Act.

- He was a Justice of the Peace for County Tyrone, Ireland and for the colony of New Zealand

- He married Margaret MILLER, daughter of Rowley Miller (J.P., D.L., County Derry)
- They had five sons and three daughters

- The only children I have so far are:

1861 - 1892 his second son, George Vesey Stewart
- he was drowned when fishing off the Katikati Heads in August 1892 aged 31

1863 - 1945 - son John Rowley Miller Stewart
- he married Ellen Louisa FURNISS in 1886, Ellen died in 1912
- he married Louisa Beatrice TRAVIS in 1913, Louisa died in 1965
- John died in 1945 aged 82

Do you know the names and spouses of the other children please
(visit the above link to see the tree in progress)

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George KITCHEN + Dorothy Amelia Hargreaves THOMPSON - Northland New Zealand

George Kitchen was born in 1859, whereabouts unknown at tis time, possibly Yorkshire
- he married Dorothy Amelia Hargreaves THOMPSON in 1881
- they had 12 known children (please let me know if there were more)

1/1882-1969 Mary Beatrice Kitchen
- married Alfred Ernest PANTHER
- (brother of Olive Louisa Panther below)

2/1883-1922 Annie May/Mary Kitchen
- married Jabez FOSTER jnr

3/1885-1959 Elizabeth Helen KITCHEN
- married Robert Henry DIXON
- Robert died on 2 March 1947 aged 65
- he is buried in Kaitaia

4/1887-1969 Dora Edith Kitchen
- married Arthur ROGERS

5/1889-1956 Agnes Hilda Kitchen
- married Harold Stanley FOSTER
- (son of Stovin FOSTER & Ethel Jean STURGE and a brother of Howard Edward Foster who married Elsie Mildred Kitchen, below)

6/1892-1972 Ethel Lilian Kitchen
- married James Valentine BEAZLEY

7/1895-1930 Violet Christina Kitchen
- married George Henry GIBSON

8/1897-1967 Elsie Mildred Kitchen
- married Thomas Henry FLETCHER
- Thomas was killed in action in Palestine in 1918
- married Howard Edward FOSTER in 1922
- (son of Stovin FOSTER & Ethel Jean STURGE and a brother of Harold Stanley Foster who married Agnes Hilda Kitchen, above)

9/1900-1977 Vivian George William Kitchen
- married Olive Louisa PANTHER
- (sister of Alfred Ernest Panther, above)

101902-1974 Nina Gladys Maud
- married Gilbert Gordon GARTON

11/1904-1962 Gilbert Henry Alexander Kitchen
- died aged58

12/1908-1982 Allan Kenneth Roy Kitchen
- died aged 75

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the 15 children of Jabez FOSTER & Sarah Ann PENNEY - New Zealand

Jabez Foster was 12 when his parents and siblings emigrated to New Zealand from England. He stayed behind to further his education and joined them 9 years later

He married Sarah Ann Penney in 1870 in New Zealand when he was 23 and they had 15 (known) children.

- 3 of his children married MARIA siblings (2 daughters marrying William Henry Maria)
- 2 of his children married PEPI siblings
- 2 of his children married BERGHAN siblings
- 3 of his children married THOMAS siblings
- 3 of his children married GARTON siblings AND another Garton sibling married his brother Stovin`s son

- their children were:
1871-1967 Annie Foster
- married Harry Thomas in 1892
- she died aged 96

1872-1957 Jabez "Joe" Foster
- married Harriett "Rita" Thomas in 1896
- married Annie May/Mary Kitchen in 1907
- he died aged 85

1873-1957 Stovin Foster
- married Ellen Berghan in 1907
- (Ellen was a half sister to Nina, below)
- he died aged 83

1874-1949 Martha Maria Foster
- married Charles Francis Thomas in 1892
- she died aged 74

1875-1970 Henry George Foster
- married Mary Florence Maria in 1904
- he died 2 days from 95

1877-1956 Richard Darnell Foster
- married Jessie Wallace in 1909
- he died aged 78

1878-1974 Alfred Sharpley Foster
- married Margaret Emma Garton in 1907
- he died aged 95

1879-1903 Florence Nightingale Foster
- she died aged 23

1881-1978 Elizabeth Foster
- married Albert George Garton in 1914
- she died aged 97

1882-Nov 1907 Helen Catherine Foster
- married William Henry Maria on 19th Feb 1907
- died aged 25 due to complications of childbirth

1883-1977 Roseanna Foster
- twin with Mary Maria
- married Alexander William Garton on 31st March 1910
- she died aged 93

1883-1971 Mary Maria Foster
- twin with Roseanna
- married William Henry Maria on 6th July 1910
- she died 1 day from 88

1885-1960 Clement Foster
- married Florence 'Flossy' Pepi in 1912
- he died aged 74

1887-1969 Effingham Francis Foster
- married Nina Berghan in 1909
- (Nina was born on 2nd July 1888, her mother, Catherine Snowden had her registered as Nina Berghan, the name of her 1st husband Arthur John Berghan who had died in 1886. Catherine married Joachim Pepi in 1889)
- Nina was a half sister to Ellen who married Stovin (above)
- he died aged 82

1889-1962 Andrew Millar Foster
- married Irene Pepi in 1909
- died aged 72

Jabez FOSTER & Sarah Ann PENNEY - New Zealand

I would like to know in which town of New Zealand Jabez FOSTER lived. His father was Stovin Foster an his mother was Ann Darnell. Stovin and his family (4 of their then 5 children at the time) emigrated to New Zealand from Liverpool on the PHOENIX arriving in Auckland on the 7th February 1860
Their eldest child, Jabez, who was then 12 stayed behind to finish school and arrived in New Zealand 7 years later at the age of 19.

From Auckland they moved to Doubtless Bay in the far north (which extends from Taupo Bay in the east, to the Karikari Peninsula in the west. It also includes the settlements of Hihi, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa and Whatuwhiwhi, with its centre in busy, historic Mangonui) - this would have been an enormous journey back then, a distance from Auckland of about 300km. They were ferried some of the way in small boats up the Oruati River, a generally north flowing river that drains into Mangonui Harbour at the southern end of Doubtless Bay.

Three of their children died young and are buried in the orchard at Goshen, Oruaiti, Mangonui, where Stovin and Ann were also buried (Stovin dying 4 years and 1 week before Ann)


Jabez married Sarah Ann Penney when he was 23 and they had 15 (known) children
.. 3 of his children married MARIA siblings (2 daughters marrying William Henry Maria)
.. 3 of his children married PEPI siblings
.. 3 of his children married THOMAS siblings
.. 3 of his children married GARTON siblings AND another Garton sibling married his brother Stovin`s son

settlers of WELLSFORD New Zealand

In October 1862 the vessels HANOVER and MATILDA WATTENBACH arrived in Auckland with the first settlers from England. A number of these settlers established themselves at Port Albert, on the Kaipara Coast. They called themselves the Albertlanders, after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort. They were a "breakaway group from the Anglican Church looking for a new world".

However, not many of the settlers arrived at Port Albert and the ones who did found it difficult to make a living. The majority of the Albertlanders moved inland to more fertile areas in the region.
As a result, Wellsford was founded

... According to local tradition the origin of the name Wellsford is believed to be an acronym based on the surnames of the first families who settled in the region.
These names were:
WATSON, WHITE & WORKER
EDGER - the Reverend Samuel Edger
LESTER
LEVET
STEWART, SCOTT, STARK & SIMPSON
FOSTER
OLDFIELD
RAMSBOTTOM, RUSHBROOK & RISHWORTH
DIBBLE

The LESTER FAMILY tree is tracing the ancestors and descendenets of Charles Bertram LESTER, born in Albertland in 1867, 8km west of WELLSFORD, north Auckland, a son of Robert & Augusta Lester (would like help with this branch please)

It is tracing the ancestors and descendents of Sir William Houston STEWART (1822-1901) a British naval officer who was Controller of the Royal Navy from 1872 to 1881, a son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Houston Stewart (1791-1875). William Houston Stewart is sometimes referred to as William Houston Shaw-Stewart; his paternal grandfather was Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 6th Baronet (1766-1825)
- this line has traced back to Robert the Bruce

It is also tracing the ancestors and descendents of an early Australian convict, 18 year old Andrew Snowden, who was transported to NSW in 1791 to serve a 7 year sentence for stealing teaspoons. His son Henry John Davis ("Rewiti") Snowden was to move to New Zealand and marry (as his 2nd wife) a daughter of the Maori chief of Whangaroa, Te Ururoa.
Three of Henrys sister-in-law Reta FLAVELL (nee Ururoa)'s children married 3 of his children ...

children of Chief Te Ururoa of Whangaroa

Chief Te Ururoa was a Maori chief of Whangaroa and brother-in-law of Hongi Hika, a New Zealand Maori rangatira (chief) and war leader of the Ngapuhi iwi (tribe)

He married Patungahere (would like to know what year)
the known children I have, all born in Pupuke, Northland were:
* Hema Ururoa - married Rangi Puhi
* Heke Ururoa - married Miriama Ngakaikorere
* Paora Ururoa
* Retakino Ururoa
- born 1819
- married Thomas Flavell
- (3 of their children married 3 children of Henry John Davis `Rewiti` SNOWDEN who was born in Parramatta NSW in 1811 and who married a sister of Retakino, see below)
- Retakino & Thomas Flavell had:
1849-1902 Ellen Flavell
married Andrew Snowden
1852-1910 John William Flavell
married Ellen Snowden
1857-1916 William Flavell
married Margaret Mary Downes
1858-1947 Annie Flavell
married Robert Snowden

Erana `Ellen` Raupane Ururoa
- born 1823
- married Henry John Davis "Rewiti" Snowden in 1858 at Waimate as his 2nd wife, 16 years after the birth of their 1st child, between the births of their 8th and 9th children, daughters Eleanor and Isabella
- they had 9 children
- Henry had been married to Sophia Jaques in about 1833 in Australia and had 5 children, in Prospect, Parramatta Australia and Whangaroa NZ. Their 4th child, Mary Ann Snowden married John Semple in 1860, a son of theirs, Theodore Francis Semple was born in 1861 in Matakana, Wellsford and married Mary Margaret Stirling of Carlton, Victoria in Melbourne. Theodore was an engineer in Perth West Australia, great grandson of the Chief of Whangaroa and buried in the Fremantle Cemetery, Perth in 1905 (his wife Mary died in 1904 in Coburg, Victoria now a suburb of Melbourne)

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