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George WILKIE + Ann TAYLOR Perthshire Scotland to Lower Hutt New Zealand 1841

George WILKIE was born in Scotland in 1797
- he married Ann TAYLOR (1796-1860) in Perthshire in 1825
- they had 7 children in Perthshire then emigrated to New Zealand on the OLYMPUS (with the 6 surviving children) which left London on the 9th December 1840, arriving in Port Nicholson (Wellington) on the 20th April 1841.
Another child, Isaac Earl Featherston Wilkie was born on board 2 weeks before landing ..

Dr Isaac Earl Featherston was travelling as a Cabin passenger as the surgeon on board. Undoubtably, Isaac was named after him.

After Ann died in 1860, George returned to Scotland where he married Jane WALLACE. He was then aged 66
He died 2 years later, the year following the birth of a daughter Georgina

The children of George and Ann all born in Scotland were:

1826-1916 Elizabeth Wilkie
- married Thomas BURT in 1847 in Lower Hutt
- they had 9 children
- Elizabeth died aged 90

1828-1894 Catherine Wilkie
- married Thomas FRETHEY IN 1847 Lower Hutt
- they had 10 children
- Catherine died aged 65
- she is buried at Bridge St Cemetery

1831-1852 George Wilkie
- George died aged 21

1833-? James WIlkie
- James died in Scotland before 1840

1835-1905 John Wilkie
- married Elizabeth WHITE in 1857
- she was a daughter of Joseph & Mary White
- her sister Eliza Bentinck White (born on board the Lord William Bentinck in 1841) married John's brother Peter in 1858
- John & Elizabeth had 11 children

1837-1877 Peter Anderson Wilkie
- Peter was the first storekeeper in Upper Hutt
- he married Eliza Bentinck White, a sister of his brother John's wife, in 1858
- they had at least 9 children
- Peter died aged 39
- he is buried in Upper Hutt
- Eiza remarried 9 years later to William GREENWOOD

Isaac Earl Featherston Wilkie
- born n board the OLYMPUS
- isaac died in Lower Hutt aged 19 months

Catherine BURT farmer in Taranaki 1884

Catherine 'Kate' Burt was born in New Zeland in 1850 the second of 9 children of Thomas BURT & Elizabeth WILKIE

She married Robert CLELAND (1851-1893) in 1872
- Robert was a prosperous Lower Hutt grocer
- they had 9 children, 7 sons and 2 daughters
- In 1893 Robert, a well-to-do Lower Hutt grocer, led a family migration to Taranaki, intending to farm at Toko. He soon decided to shift to Kaponga on account of the poor roads to Toko, but died suddenly before making the move. Catherine then led her family of two daughters and seven sons to take possession of the farm on Upper Manaia Road.
She saw all of her sons established on farms, six in Taranaki, one in the Waikato. She herself continued farming on Palmer Rd

The 9 children of Catherine and Robert all born Lower Hutt were:

1873-1956 Harold William Cleland
- farmed on Opuanake Rd then on Gordon Rd, Toko
- married Via Maud ANDERSON in 1905
- Harold died aged 83

1875-1957 Hugh Cleland
- farmer in Taranaki
- married Catherine Elizabeth DUNCAN in 1905
- Hugh died aged 82

1877-1962 Thomas Burt Cleland
- married his mother`s sister Harriet`s daughter Gladys SANSON in 1919
- Thomas died aged 85

1879-1939 Norman Robert Cleland
- married Maggie Helen LAW in Kaponga 1907
- Norman died aged 60

1880-1957 Lena Kate Cleland
- married George Blandford HILL in 1904
- Lena died aged 77

1882-1947 Frederick Earl Cleland
- married Ethel May CARTER in 1929
- Frederick died aged 65

1884-1971 Olive Winifred Cleland
- married Samuel Archibald LEWIS in 1908
- Olive died aged 87

1886-1950 Bernard Edmondson Cleland
- farmed in Kaponga
- married Alice Myrtle POOLEY in 1919
- Bernard died aged 64
- buried in Kaponga General

1888-1972 Arthur Sefton Cleland
- sheep farmer in Rowan Rd Kaponga
- married Myrtle May CASEY in 1921
- Arthur died aged 83
- ashes scattered at Te Henui

Catherine died aged 91, 48 years after Robert
- I would like to know where she is buried (presumably somewhere in Taranaki)

family of Thomas BURT - Launceston, Cornwall to Lower Hutt New Zealand 1843

Thomas BURT was born in Launceston, Cornwall, England, a son of William Burt and Elizabeth Ann GEAKE
- he and a brother, Richard Burt, emigrated to New Zealand on the 'Attila' in about 1843 (although a passenger list is not yet found)

This obituary was taken from the EVENING POST of 15th eptember 1888:
.. Death of Mr Thomas Burt ..
The pioneer settlers of Wellington, those who have witnessed the rising of a populous city and the establishment of thriving settlements in the room of the wilderness which they found on arrival, have to-day to lament the disappearance from their ranks of another of their most sturdy comrades.
We sincerely regret to have to chronicle the death, from heart disease, of Mr Thomas Burt, which occurred at his residence, Lower Hutt, at about 1 o`clock this morning.
Mr Burt was a native of Launceston, Cornwall, and arrived at Port Nicholson about the year 1843 in the brig Attila, being then a robust young man of about 24 summers.
The Attila continuing her voyage to Auckland, Mr Burt went with her, and he settled temporarily in the Waikato district, near the site of the present township of Alexandra. He did not, however, remain there long, and a couple of years later found him back in the Wellington district. The manner in which he made the journey is characteristic of the early stages of the colony, and would surprise many of the present generation. Lines of steamers there were none, and sailing vessels were very few, and not at all regular in their services, so Mr Burt had no alternative but to walk most of the distance down the coast. He climbed over the ranges between Waikato and the head of the Mokau River, descended the river in a canoe, and thence came on foot from one native hapu to another, receiving right royal treatment from the Maori en route.
On his return to this district he established himself at Lower Hutt, and shared with his fellow settlers the dangers of the stirring times between 1845 and 1848, when the murders were committed in the valley by Rauparaha`s people, and all the male European inhabitants were placed under arms for their own defence.
Mr Burt`s occupation was that of a storekeeper, but in addition to this, he undertook the conveyance of the commissariat stores from the settled neighbourhood to the camp, which had been formed at Taita, and also brought back some of the dead and wounded from the scene of bloodshed.
Since the days when the terrors of native troubles were at an end, the deceased gentleman has quietly carried on his store at Lower Hutt, in conjunction with one of his sons, and though his ailment forbade any active exertion he was always able to direct the affairs of the business.
Early in his experience as a colonist Mr Burt married the daughter of Mr Wilkie (another old settler at the Hutt), who survives him, and who is supported in her bereavement by a large family, consisting of two unmarried daughters, one widowed daughter, the relict of the late Mr Woods, of Wainui, two sons, and three other daughters married to well-known residents in the provincial district, namely, Mr Robert Orr, Mr Robert Cleland, and Mr Henry Sanson, of Sanson township.
The deceased never took any prominent part in public life as regards local government affairs, but he will live in the memory of all who knew him as one of the good old school of colonists - unobtrusive in manner, open-handed with his means, and ever ready with friendly counsel to any person in need of assistance.
His influence with the natives was considerable, and on more than one occasion his persuasions were of public service, in at least averting bloodshed for the time in the periods of serious conflict.
Mr Burt has always expressed the desire to be buried beside his brother in the Anglican cemetery, Lower Hutt, and there his remains will accordingly be interred on Monday afternoon, at 3 o`clock


Thomas married Elizabeth WILKE in Lower Hutt in 1847
- Elizabeth was born in Perthshire, Scotland in 1826, a daughter of George Wilkie and Ann TAYLOR
- her father returned to Scotland sometime before 1863 which is when he married Jane WALLACE

Thomas and Elizabeth had 9 known children:

1848 - Elizabeth Anne Burt
- she married George WOOD
- she died aged 58 and is buried in Taita

1850 Catherine 'Kate' Burt
- she married Robert CLELAND
- she died aged 91 in 1941

1852 William Burt
- he married Rebecca COPELAND
- he died aged 57 in 1909

1855 Harriet Burt
- she married Henry SANSON
- she died aged 82 in 1937

1858 Ellen 'Nellie'
- she married Robert ORR
- she died aged 72 in 1930

1861 Thomas Burt
- he married Mary McWHINNEY
- he died aged 73 in 1934

1865 Robert Henry Burt
- he died aged 1

1868 Blanche Beatrice Burt
- she married Ernest Broderick JONES in 1893
- she married Edward Percival 'Percy' RISHWORTH in 1908
- she died aged 62 in 1930
- she is buried at Taita

1874 Gertrude Amy Nurt
- she married George James AUGER
- she died aged 92 in 1966

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William SUNNEX + Eliza WEBLEY from Maidstone, Kent to Taita, New Zealand

William SUNNEX married Eliza WEBLEY in 1826 in Bredhurst, Kent

they had 5 children to 1839 then sailed in 1841 on the TYNE leaving London on 25th March 1841, arriving in Wellington on 9th August 1841

On board was the first Chief Justice of New Zealand, Sir William Martin and also the first Attorney General Mr William Swainson

The TYNE sunk 4 years later just outside Wellington when it struck rocks off Sinclair Head in a violent storm

... On her son William`s birth record in 1839, Eliza`s surname was spelt WHIBLEY and husband WIlliam`s was spelt SUNNIX and according to one source the name of Sunnix has been spelt at least 40 different ways and is slmost impossible to trace back. That, plus the family appears to have been very nomadic and have wandered almost aimlessly around Kent ...

William and Eliza had another 4 children in Taita

- their children were:
1826 - 1887 Frances Sunnex
- born Upchurch Sittingborne
- married Charles MUDGWAY in Wellington in 1846
- they had 8 children

1827 - ? Mary Ann Sunnex
- born in England and was on the passenger list of the Tyne
- nothing is known about her

1828 - ? Sarah Sunnex
- married Robert CLARKE

1836 - 1922 Maria Ellen Sunnex
- married George SOUTHEE in 1855 in Lower Hutt
- they had at least 12 children
- George died in 1904
- Maria remarried to Robert James FERGUSON in 1907, she was 71

1839 - 1918 William Sunnex
- married Annie Louisa SYMES in 1888
- William died aged 79 in Wellington

1841 - 1897 Thomas Charles Sunnex
- first child born in Taita, New Zealnad
- married Elizabeth HANNING in 1872
- they had a possible 8 children
- Thomas died in Carterton aged 56

1843 - 1926 John Sunnex
- married Mary Ann THOMAS in 1870 in Taita
- they had 10 known children
- he died in Taumarunui aged 83

1845 - 1893 Emma Elizabeth Sunnex
- possibly born in Carterton
- married Charles David HARRIS in 1866
- Charles was the 8th of 13 children to Abraham Harris and Sophia Harris
- Emma & Charles had at least 8 children
- Emma died in Martinborough aged 47

1850 - 1902 Phoebe Ann Elizabeth Sunnex
- married Joseph WYETH in 1873
- they had at least 7 children
- Phoebe died aged 52 in Trentham


Eliza was widowed in July 1883
- (William died in Upper Hutt aged 89)
- this appeared in the EVENING POST on 6th December 1884:
... William Sunnex, Thomas Sunnex, and John Sunnex, were charged with having neglected to obey an order for the contribution of 6s 8d each towards the weekly support of their aged mother. Wm. Sunnex was the only defendant who appeared in person. He said he was a labourer and lived at the Upper Hutt. He had only been able to earn 2 during the past two months, and it was quite impossible for him to pay 6s 8d per week towards the support of his mother. His Worship decided to adjourn the case against this defendant until next week. Thomas Sunnex`s case was struck out, the accused having paid up the amount in arrears. His Worship decided to hear the charge against John Sunnex at Masterton on the 16th instant.

Eliza died in Upper Hutt in 1897 aged 89
- she is buried at St James

Stephen MUDGWAY + Phoebe WESTON - Lower Hutt 1850s

Stephen MUDGWAY was born in Boughton Malherbe, Kent in 1822
- he emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 18 with his parents Richard Mudgway & Ann (Wilson) on the CATHERINE STEWART FORBES in 1841

.. of interest .. Stephen's his grandfather's name was Richard MUUCKAWAY who married Mary POUNE

Stephen married Phoebe WESTON (1835-1899) in Lower Hutt in 1852
- Phoebe was from Hambleton, Hampshire

Their 13 children, all born in Lower Hutt, were:
1853 - 1867 Eliza Mudgway
- Eliza died aged 10 months in Wellington

1854 - 1937 Mary Ann Mudgway
- married John Frederick YOUNG in 1880 in Lower Hutt
- they had 6 children
- Mary died in Palmerston North aged 82

1856 - 1856 Edward Mudgway
- died aged 2 days
- he is buried at St James in Lower Hutt

1858 - 1911 John Mudgway
- John died aged 53 in Lower Hutt
- he is buried at St James in Lower Hutt

1861 - 1951 Lucy Phoebe Mudgway
- married William Henry BUNN in 1870
- they had 7 children
- Lucy died aged 90 in Palmerston North

1863 - 1898 Stephen Mudgway
- died in Wellington aged 34
- buried in Lower Hutt

1865 - 1947 Henry Mudgway
- married Edith Kate ADAMSON in 1904
- Henry died aged 82 in Palmerston North

1867 - 1948 Edmund Mudgway
- married Nellie BARRON in Wellington in 1895
- only known child was Elsie May Mudgway who married Robert Hedley HENSON
- Edmund died aged 81

1869 - 1964 Ellen Jane Mudgway
- Ellen had 2 children
- she married Arthur William WHEELER in 1897
- they had 4 children
- she died aged 95 in Palmerston North

1871 - 1897 Frederick Mudgway
- Frederick died aged 24
- he is buried at St James Lower Hutt

1873 - 1976 Catherine Lotton Mudgway
- she married Alfred ELPHICK in 1893
- they had 5 children
- Catherine died aged 102 in Cambridge, Waikato

1875 - 1875 Albert Mudgway
- ALbert died aged 8 months in Lower Hutt
- he is buried at St James

1876 - 1918 Robert Abert Mudgway
- he married Mary Jane CURTIS in 1902
- Robert died aged 42

Fabio Vincenei TERRENI from Livorno Tuscany ITALY to Newtown Wellington NEW ZEALAND

Fabio Vinceneo TERRENI, his wife Isola and their young son Oreste emigrated to New Zealand from Livorno a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy

Fabio was born in in 1838 and died in 1919 aged 81
- he was cremated at Karori
Isola was born in 1851 and died in 1904 aged 53

In 1885 Fabio Terreni establised a grocery store in Mansfield Street, Wellington (dating his arrival prior to 1885)

In May 1886 Fabio's business was known as F. Terreni & Co

In August 1886 Fabio was fined 5s in the Magitrates Court for allowing his horse to wander

In November 1890 Fabio received his letter of naturalisation

In January 1893 he advertised for a girl about 16 to assist in housework; sleep at home and to apply at his store in Newtown

In April 1899
- At a meeting of creditors in the bankrupt estate of Fabio Terreni, grocer, this afternoon, the offer of the bankrupt's son to purchase the stock and plant at the rate of 12s in the was accepted, and the two tenders received being lower were rejected

In August 1900 Tenders were invited to purchase the remainder of Fabio's Book Debt of 112 14s 11d

In August 1900 Fabio's Grocery Store at 70 Riddiford street (corner of Riddiford and Florence streets) was to let for a rental of 19 shillings per week


Their son Oreste Lanciotto Artidoro Vincenzo Terreni married Alice Amelia SOFFE on 18th September 1894 at her parents house in Newtown, Wellington

- Oreste was born in 1868 and died in 1956 aged 88
- he was cremated at Karori
- Alice Amelia was born in 1872 and died in 1935

- Alice was an infant when she arrived into Wellington on the 11th March 1873 on the GLENLORA with her (presumed) parents Sydney (1837-1920) & Harriet (1835-1902) Soffe. Sydney was a cabinetmaker in Manners St, Wellington
- her parents had 2 more (known) children in New Zealand:
1876 - Harry Soffe
- Harry married Alice Ethel WILLIAMS in 1904
1878 - Charlotte Louise Soffe
- Charlotee married William Edward CORMACK in 1912


In May 1888 Oreste was the Secretary if the B.U.O.O.F. and he called for all members to attend the funeral if their late Brother, Signor Roberto MASSARDI of Coromandel-street Newtown

In September 1888 Oreste was one of many ratepayers at Riddiford-street when he signed a request for Thomas Kennedy MacDonald to stand for nomination for the office of Mayor of Wellington

In October 1898 Alice advertised for a clean, tidy girl to assist in housework and mind the children at 6 Donald McLean street, Newtown

In 1899 Oreste was living in Maarama Khandallah next to George SEARLE's house that was burnt down Another neighbour was Andrew EDWARDS

In July 1900 Oreste took 1st and 3nd prize for his Muscovy ducks at the Poultry Show

In July 1901 he took 1st and champoin prize for his Muscovy Drake and Duck

In September 1907 Oreste called for builders to tender for the building of a 5 roomed cottage for Mr WORSFOLD at Khandallah

In June 1909 Oreste and a Miss A.A. Terreni (I believe this would be Mrs Alice Amelia, his wife) called at the High Commissioner's Office (do not know why they were there but many people from all over New Zealand were lsited as 'recent visitors')

In June 1909 Oreste and Alice stayed with relatives at Southampton on their way to London. They then sailed to Genoa, spending a week there before following on to Leghorn (also called Livorno), Pisa, Florence, Venice, Lucca and Rome. They sailed back to Wellingon on the North German Lloyd steamer the 'Roon' (later renamed Constantinoupolis) arriving back in Octobr 1909

In April 1911 Oreste's house in Victoria-track, Maarama, Kaiwarra was used as a Polling Place for the election of a Mayor in the Borough of Onslow

In April 1913 Oreste's house in Victoria road, Upper Kaiwarra, was used as a polling booth for the ratepayers in the Borough of Onslow proposal for a 18,000 Special Loan for the construction of waterworks and purchase of water meters

The 3 children of Oreste and Alice were:

1895 - Lanciotto Fabio Sydney (Lance) Terreni
- Lance passed his Machine Drawing & Design at Wellington Technical College in 1914
- he was an engineer
- he served twice in WWI - serial number 4/638
* the first time, he embarked from Wellington on 14th Dec 1914 as a Sapper in the NZEF, 2nd Reinforcements, Feild Engineers. His destination was Suez, Egypt. His next of kin was listed as Mrs A. Terreni, Victoria Road, Khandallah, Wellington. When he enlisted he was living at home
- he was reported as 'Dangerously Ill' with Pneumonia at Heliopolis in May 1915
- he was removed from the 'Dangerously Ill List' in July 1915
- he returned to New Zealand on the "Tahiti" as a wounded soldier in August 1915
* the second time he served he embarked on 4th March 1916 with the NZEF as a Sapper, 10th Reinforcements New Zealand Engineers. His destination was Suez, Egypt. His next of kin was listed as Mrs A. Terreni, Khandallah, Wellington

In 1931 Lance took this great photo of Marine Parade, Napier just after the big earthquake

- Lance married Marjory Prudence DOCKERY
- Marjory was born in 1904 and died in 1995 aged 91
- she was cremated at Karori
- their son Vincenzo (Vince) graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1960 as a senior scholar
- Lance died in June 1988 aged 93 and is buried in Karori Cemetery

1896 - Ersilia (Elsie, Elesea) Amelia Harriet Terreni

1897 - Charlotte (Carlotta, Lotty) Isabella Isola Terreni
- - nothing is yet known of these 2 daughters - -

NOTE
If you can help with further information on this family please leave a comment below so it can be added to this journal and help Lisa in her search - or leave a message at her journal Looking for Fabio Terreni

children of James Hayter JACKSON, whaler + Eliza ROIL - New Zealand

James Jackson was a 'large as life' man, over 6ft 3" (190cm) and 19 stone (120kg), and a peronality as large
- this was taken from his obituary ... Captain Jacksons usual audiences credited him with being a most erudite man, and he was content while those who understood any subject about which he was talking were pleased to hear him mix up his scientific discussion with racy anecdotes of the good old days, told with all the embellishments that seafaring men know so well how to use, so that an evening with him afforded food for pleasant remembrances for some time after

His children were also tall, including his daughters, James jnr being taller than him and 146kg

He first came to New Zealand in 1829, as mate of the schooner Waterloo , which was under the command of Captain John (Jacky) Guard. The schooner left Sydney on 31 May 1829 and ended its voyage at Te Awaiti, on the south-east coast of Arapawa Island, in Tory Channel

This made James one of the first 50 settlers in New Zealand. He spent the early years on Kapiti Island Wellington living with the Maori chief, Te Rauparaha

There is a biography at the above link and a very interesting read on someones research, notes and thoughts on the ancestors, descendatns and the 'real' name of James Jackson

James entered into a form of marriage with a Maori woman with whom he is said to have had several children.

In 1843, at Nelson, James married Eliza ROIL
He and Eliza, who became known throughout Marlborough as Granny Jackson, were to have nine children ..
He married Eliza when he was 43 and she was 17

Eliza was one of at least 10 children of Thomas Roil and Sarah SEWERY, immigrants from England

James died in Picton in 1877 aged 76
Eliza died in Jackson Bay in 1910 aged 84

Their children were:

1844 - Eliza Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay, Tory Channel
- married George Sherwood BALDICK in 1859 and had 14 children
- Eliza died in 1919 aged 75

1845 - James Hayter Jackson jnr
- was born in Wellington
- was on the 1881 BRITISH census as:
BIRTH YEAR - 1853
BIRTHPLACE - Wellington New Zealand
AGE - 28
OCUPATION - Merchant Mariner
MARITAL STATUS - Married
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD - James White - (aged 62, carpenter of Chilham, Kent)
RELATION - Lodger
DWELLING - 54 St. Paul Street, London Middlesex England.
In the household were:
James White and his wife Ann also
James H. Jackson and his wife Ann Jackson aged 30 (born 1851) from Leeds, York, England
- not yet known who this 'Ann' was
- he married Sarah Emily BENNETT and had 11 children
- James died in 1919 aged 74 and is buried in Picton, NZ

1846 - Thomas Jackson
- born at Jackson Bay
- married Johanna RYAN in 1907 at the age of 60, any earlier marriage unknown at this time
- Johanna was from County Clare, Ireland. She had been married to Thomas CORCORAN
- he died in 1924 aged 78

1848 - Lydia Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married Edwin Joseph HOSKIN in 1863 and had at least 7 children
- Lydia died in 1921 aged 73

1850 - Esther Jackson
- born in Whangatoetoe - 26km E of Picton
- she married Thomas DEAKIN in 1868 and had 12 children
- one daughtr, Edith, married Frederick baldick, a son of her sister Eliza Jackson & George Sherwood Baldick
- she died in 1929 aged 79

1851 - Annie Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married William BRAGG in 1879 and had least 6 children
- she died in 1928 aged 76

1853 - Richard Jackson
- born in Queensland, Australia
- he married Letitia Maria WOODS in 1880 and had at least 3 children
- it is said he had 2 further wives, Margaret MARTIN and Margaret THOMPSON but not verified
- he died in Masterton in 1919 aged 65

1855 - Emma Jackson
- bornin in Jackson Bay
- she first married John LYND in 1872 when she was 17 and he was 28. They had 4 (known) children. John died in Australia in 1896 aged 52.
- She married Charles STENT in Napier in 1904 when she was 39 and he was 55. They had 11 children
- Charles Stent was born in Lower Hutt, a son of Charles Stent and Sarah PECK
- Emma died in Ohingaiti, Manawatu in 1927 aged 71

1861 - Mary Alice Jackson
- born in Jackson Bay
- she married Frederick NEAL in 1878 and had 7 children
- Mary died in Picton in 1942 aged 81

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Charles Hammond BENZIE + Amy Sylvester Ann WOOD - Kent to Dannevirke 1800s

Charle Hammond BENZIE was born in Kent, England in 1853.
When he was 19 he sailed to New Zealand on the ADAMANT leaving London on 6th May 1874, arriving Nelson 8th August 1872
His future wife Amy Sylvester Ann WOOD was also on board. She was travelling with her brother Albert Wood & his wife Eliabeth (PANKHURST) and her older sister Harriet & her husband Henry STEVENS

They married in 1879 and settled in Dannevirke

Charles had the Criterion boardinghouse in Dannevirke for some time in the early 1900s

He died in 1915 aged 62 and is buried in the Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke.
Amy died in 1929 aged 77 and is buried with him

Their children were:

1880 - Robert Hammond Benzie
- no marriage found for Robert
- he died in 1966 aged 86

1882 - Amelia Elizabeth Benzie
- married Edmund Cecil BATES
- Amelia died in 1963 aged 80

1884 - Harriet Amy Benzie
- Harriet did not marry
- she died in 1966 aged 82

1886 - Maude Alice Benzie
- married Frederick Roy ROBERTSHAW in Dannevirke
- she died in 1982 aged 96

1889 - Sidney James Benzie
- married Violet Fredericka SVENSON
- he died of the Flu Pandemic in 1918 aged 29
- he was an Undischarged Soldier at the time of his death serving with the New Zealand Medical Corps
- Violet remarried in 1920 to Charles Albert BRISTOW and moved to 48 Mein St, Newtown Wellington
- (Charles died 40 years before her - do not know where she went after that)

1891 - Edward Elmslie Benzie
- was born in Pahiatua
- died aged 7 weeks and buried at Mangatainoka

1893 - Henry John Benzie
- married Ethel May INGRAM
- she was 1 of 9 chilren of Thomas Ingram and Maria McDERMOTT
- she died 14 years after Henry and is buried with their 2 year old son Charles Thomas Benzie (1928-1930) at Mangatera
- Henry died in 1967 aged 74

1894 - Ivy May Benzie
- married James BURTENSHAW
- he was a son of William Burtenshaw and Amelia DUNBAR
- his brother James Burtenshaw married Ivy's sister-in-law Ethel Ingram's sister Myrtle Ingram
- Ivy died in 1979 aged 85

The 13 children of John SHEPHERD + Sarah Ann LONGBOTTOM

John SHEPHERD was born in 1833 in Seagrave, Loughborough, Leicestershire
He married Sarah Ann LONGBOTTOM who was born in 1837 in Louth Lincolnshire, the 1st of 12 children of Barnard Longbottom and Ann Andersn LARDER who, after the birth of all their 12 children, emigrate to Auckland. This dates their arrival as after 1856.

On May 29th 1862 the migrant ships "MATILDA WATTENBACH and `HANOVER` departed from London bound for the Alberland Settlement in New Zealand with the first of over 3000 settlers. They called themselves the Albertlanders, after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria`s consort.
Many of these settlers did not arrive at Port Albert - they moved further inland to more fertile areas. As a result Wellsford was founded. The ones who did stay found it difficult to make a living

Read the Albertland story, with ships and migrants list, genealogy, photos etc here Albertland Museum

John and Sarah met and married in Louth Lincolnshire in 1858. They had 2 chldren and then emigrated to Auckland on the HANOVER, arriving on 17th September 1862. There is no mention of these 2 children on the passenger list however.

Their children were:

1859 - John ALfred Shepherd
- born in Louth Lincolnshire
- emigrated at the age of 3
- married Mary Jane COLEBROOKE
- they had 9 children
- he died in 1943 in Port Albert aged 84

1861 - Henry Larder Shepherd
- born in England
- emigrated when he was 1
- died in 1884 aged 2

1863 - Mildred Shepherd
- the first born in New Zealand in Albertland
- married George BENNETT
- they had 7 children
- Mildred died in 1951 aged 87

1865 - Sarah Ann Shepherd
- married Frederick UTTING
- she was his 2nd wife
- he was a widower with 5 sons
- they had 3 sons and a daughter
- Sarah died in 1943 aged 78

1867 - Barnard Clarkson Shepherd
- married Annie LOOKER in 1896 and had 4 children
- Annie died in 1902
- Barnard remarried in 1903 to Nell LOUSLEY
- he died in 1942 in Kihikihi aged 75

1869 - Emily Shepherd
- she married George THOMPSON in 1889
- they had 5 children
- she died in 1847 in Auckland aged 78

1870 - Edith Shepherd
- she married Charles William KAYES, a painter decorator
- they had 7 children
- Edith died in 1951 in Auckland aged 80

1872 - William Draycott Shepherd
- he married Ellen Kathleen GADDEN in 1899
- he died in 1953 aged 80

1874 - Bertha Shepherd
- she married Henry Robert FRENCH
- they had at least 4 children
- she died in 1961 aged 87

1875 - Kate Shepherd
- Kate never married
- she died in 1959 aged 83

1877 - Constance Shepherd
- she married Lorenzo Oakleigh STANTON in 1902
- he was a Minister of Religion
- they had 11 children
- Constance died in Auckland in 1970 aged 92

1880 - Herbert Shepherd
- he married Esther Colebrooke SADLER in 1902
- she was 1 of 11 cchildren of Thomas Minshall Sadler and Esther COLEBROOKE. Her mother's sister, Mary Jane Colebrooke married as her 2nd husband, John Alfred Shepherd, her husband Hernert's brother
- Herbert died in 1975 aged 95

1882 - Olive Shepherd
- married WIlliam BLOMFIELD in 1906
- they had 2 known children
- Olive died in AUckland in 1968 aged 86

Frederick Clement UTTING Albertland, Rodney, Wellsford 1880s

Frederic Clement UTTING was born in 1861 in Albertland, Rodney - 11km west of Wellsford, New Zealand

His parents are not known at this time - can you help?
- thanks to a message from Rob Utting on 29-8-2010 who wrote: "he was my great-grandfather, son of Frederic James Utting, from Wisbeck (Kings Lynn) Norfolk, England"

He married Anna Maria TURNER in 1882
- they had 5 sons:

1883 Charles William Utting
- he married Ethel Lily BLACK in 1904
- he married Gertrude Clarabel Olive BURROW in 1910
- he died in 1968 aged 84

1885 Herbert/Henry Martin Utting
- he died in 1903 aged 18

1887 Frederic James Utting
- he married Elizabeth Emma DAVIES
- he died in 1984 aged 97

1890 William Christopher Utting
- he married Kate MacPHERSON
- he died in 1972 aged 82

1893 Walter Edwin Utting
- he died in 1935 aged 41

Ann died in 1900 at the age of 37
In 1903 Frederick Clement remarried to Sarah Ann SHEPHERD
- she was one of 13 children to John Shepherd and Sarah Ann LONGBOTTOM. John and Sarah had married in England in 1858, had 2 children then emigrated to New Zealand on the HANOVER into Waitemata Harbour in 1862. They had another 11 children in Albertland. Sarah was the 2nd born in New Zealand

Frederick and Sarah had 4 children:
1904 Harry Victor Utting
- he married Gladys Ross ROBERTS
- he died in 1965 aged 60

1905 Emily Gertrude Utting
- she married George Alan WORTH
- she died in 1984 a day after her 79th birthday

1907 Clifford John Utting
- he died in 1980 aged 73

1909 Frank Percy Utting
- he married Mary BLACKLEDGE
- he died in 1977 aged 67