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Ancestors and descendants of LONGWORTH RIDGE YELVERTON of Dannevirke, New Zealand

Longworth Ridge Yelverton was born in 1876 in New Zealand

- his father was Augustus Barrymore Yelverton (1829-1909)
- his grandfather was Hon. Augustus Yelverton (1802-1864)
- his great grandfather was William Charles Yelverton, 2nd Viscount Avonmore (1762-1814) - this William Charles married Mary Reade in 1787 and they had 2 daughters and 3 sons.
One of their sons, Barry John Yelverton became 3rd Viscount Avonmore.
- Barry John married Jane Boothe in 1811, he married again in 1822 to his cousin Cecilia O'Keefe. They had 5 daughters and 2 sons. One of the sons, William Charles Yelverton (1824-1883) became the 4th Viscount Avonmore. He married Maria Teresa Longworth in 1857 so she became Thrse Yelverton, Viscountess Avonmore.
... This infamous pair met in 1852, shortly after the battle of Balaclava. He was a decorated officer and she a nurse, with the French Sisters of Charity, who had tended to the wounded in the aftermath of the battle. They fell in love and maintained an amorous correspondence. They were married by Scots Law in April 1857 at Killowen in August 1857. After the wedding they traveled in England, Scotland, and France. When in Bordeaux, Theresa fell ill, and also was pregnant (she lost the baby). The major left her there. When she was well, she wrote to him, imploring him to make their marriage public. He said that this would ruin him, (Irish law forbade Protestants and Catholics to marry) he told her to find some rich man to marry and go to New Zealand. This was the last she heard from him.
She had nowhere to go but to friends, so she went to one in Scotland. Imagine her surprise when she heard the news of her husband's marriage on the 26th June to the Widow Forbes, a woman of large fortune from Edinburgh - she was Emily Marianne (nee Ashworth), the youngest daughter of Major General Sir Charles Ashworth, KCB (Knight Commander, Order of the Bath)
When Theresa began legal proceedings against her "husband" he countered that their so-called marriage had not taken place. Though the legal question of the case concerned events which occurred in Britain after the war, the trial nevertheless focused much attention on Yelverton's alleged seduction of the nurse.
The Viscount used his influence with the British House of Lords to annul his earlier marriage to Thrse Yelverton.
The case had much notoriety, with great support for her by the public.
The Viscount Avonmore was hung in effegy and he had to briefly go into hiding.
Yelverton said they openly indulged in illicit sexual relations with no thought of marriage.
Defending her reputation Maria Theresa swore she had remained chaste after the Scottish marriage until they celebrated Roman Catholic Nuptials whilst on a trip to Ireland (thereby marrying him twice)
The Major alleged the Irish Marriage Ceremony was merely a Catholic blessing, procured to ease Theresas conscience and so far as he was concerned she was just his concubine . . .
Because she was Catholic and Major William Yelverton was a Protestant, the marriage was declared illegal.
Despite deserting her and marrying another woman, Theresa spent many years in litigation establishing her right to her husbands name. She took a great interest in the death of Prince Louis Napoleon and when the Empress Eugenie visited Zululand Theresa followed and travelled extensively in South Africa, dying in 1882 of paralysis in Pietermaritzburg

A bio of Theresa, an orphaned daughter of a Manchester silk merchant
How an English Orphan Girl Became a Viscountess

You can read the trial of July 1867 here: LONGWORTH v YELVERTON

A very good site on the family history of
The Yelvertons, Viscounts Avonmore

It was through this ancestor that 'our' Longworth Yelverton got his first name
His father, Augustus Barrymore Yelverton, married Eliza Jane Ridge, which was where he got his second name from

- the children of Augustus and Eliza Yelverton were all born in New Zealand
Cecilia Yelverton born 1860
- Cecilia died aged 2 in 1862

Cecilia Ann Yelverton born 1863
- no husband found
- Cecilia Ann died aged 45 in 1908

Barry Squance Yelverton born 1865
- no wife found
- Barry died aged 73 in 1938

Foster Goring Yelverton born 1867
- he married Anne/Annie Caroline Mason in 1895
- she was one of 12 children of Alfred Mason & Jane Elizabeth Macey
- Foster and Anne had 3 (known) sons
1895 - 1960 Barry Augustus Yelverton
1896 - 1973 Hermann Stratton Yelverton
1898 - Macey Goring Yelverton
- Foster probably got his name through the 3rd Viscount Avonmore's eldest daughter, the Hon. Sydney Eloise Yelverton who married Forster Goring (1810-1893), fourth son of Sir Charles Forster Goring, (1810-1893, died in Wellington of bronchitis) 7th Battalion, Sheriff of Sussex. The Gorings were an old Sussex family who came to prominence with the Tudors. Forster served as a Cornet in the 1st King's Dragoon Guards and was Clerk of the Executive Council of New Zealand (1862-89). Their son Forster Yelverton Goring (1846-1923) served in the New Zealand War of 1861-1866 and became Lieutenant Colonel of the New Zealand Royal Artillery.
- Foster died aged 84 in 1952

Ada Caroline Yelverton born 1869
- she married Henry Benton (1865-1939) in 1891 in Greytown, Wairarapa
- he was a son of Thomas Benton (1829-1902) of Featherston, Wairarapa
- (Thomas was living in Featherson in at least 1864 and was in the Featherston Militia Volunteer Rifles winning a silver medal. The obverse consisted of crossed rifles with ribbons interlace bearing the insciption: "The Featherston Volunteer Rifles, established 1863". On the reverse it read: "Presented to Thomas Benton the successful competitor at the trial shot of 100, 200 and 300 yards, May 24, 1864", surrounded by a foliated shield. On the outer edge was engraved: "The gift of J. H. Marriott, Sc" - Thomas was living in Carterton in at least 1880)
- Henry was a brother of Charles Benton who married his wifes sister
- they had 6 (known) children
1892 - Hilda Kathleen Eliza Benton
- married John Herbert McWilliam Finlayson in 1915
1894 - 1969 Cora Cecilia Benton
- married Frank Martin Quigley in 1918
1896 - Rhoda Longworth Benton
1898 - Eileen Niniwa Benton
- married Charles Roy Keeling Bourke in 1926
1904 - 2004 Muriel Yelverton Benton
- married ? Dyer
- Muriel was born 5th July 1904 and died 5th March 2004, 4 months from 100
1907 - 1962 Gordon Henry Benton
- Gordon is buried in Plot 340 - Block 27 of Taruheru cemetery, Gisborne
- Caroline died aged 91 in 1961

Catherine Amelia Yelverton born 1871
- she married Charles Richard Benton (1870-1947) in 1892 in Featherston, Wairarapa
- Charles was a son of Thomas Benton of Featherston, Wairarapa
- Charles was a brother of Henry Benton who married his wifes sister
- he and Catherine farmed in Newstead, Featherston
- they had 5 (known) children
1895 - 1962 Yelverton Hamley Benton
- married Muriel Blanche Thorburn in 1922
1896 - Cos/Eos Sibyl Maimoa Benton
- married Cyril Frederick Lionel Everton in 1916
1898 - 1977 Otho Charles Benton
- served in WWI, Private 76699, NZEF, 40th Reinforcements E Company
- married Jessie McKenzie in 1929
1900 - 1975 Gifford Warrington Benton
- married Mary Harris MacDonald in 1920
1908 - 1928 Terence Longworth Benton
- Catherine died aged 57 in 1928

William Henry Yelverton "Willie" born 1875 in Featherston
- he died aged 12 on 9th January 1888 of Concussion of the brain

Longworth Ridge Yelverton born 1876
- he married Beatrice Lawry in 1900
- she was a daughter of Thomas & Caroline Lawry of Featherston, Wairarapa
- they farmed in Te Rehunga, Dannevirke
- they had:
1901 - Octavia Mervyn Yelverton
- she married Robert Henry Sinclair of Opunake in 1928
1903 - 1982 William Henry Yelverton
- he married Doris Elizabeth Rose Miller of Dannevirke in 1934
- he married Gwendolen Hilda Carter of Southampton in 1954
- he married Zoe May Burnett of Wairoa in 1960

Longworth Ridge Yelverton died aged 58 in 1936
- his wife Beatrice died aged 75, 17 years later and they are buried together in Plot 3 - Block AE - Main Section at Mangatera Cemetery Dannevirke

HOLLEYMAN of Dunedin, New Zealand

John HOLLEYMAN (1855-1909)
- married Mary Ann KELLAGHER of Ireland (1865-1943)

John died 34 years before Mary Ann
- they are buried together in PLOT 9 - BLOCK 179A at the Northern Cemetery, Dunedin

The known children of JOHN & MARY ANN:

Catherine Holleyman (1887-1988
- she was born in Dunedin
- she did not marry
- in her later years she lived in the Sacred Heart Home, Dunedin
- she died aged 101 and is buried in PLOT 8-BLOCK 1 at Green Park Cemetery Dunedin with her brother Forrest

Jane Frances Holleyman (1888-1984)
- Janes was born in Dunedin
- she married Frederick Ernest Holleyman
- not known what relationship they were to each other before marriage
- Jane died aged 95, 15 years after Frederick, in the Little Sister Home in Dunedin and she is buried with husband Frederick and Ursula Holleyman (daughter ?)

John Frederick Holleyman
- John was born in Dunedin
- he served in WWi
OCCUPATION - Range-fitter
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs Mary Holleyman (mother), 334 King Street, Dunedin BODY ON EMBARKATION - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
EMBARKATION UNIT - 29th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
EMBARKATION DATE - 15 August 1917
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington, New Zealand
VESSEL - Ruahine
DESTINATION - Glasgow, Scotland
- no wife yet found for John
- he died aged 57 and is buried in PLOT 14 - BLOCK 15SF at Andersons Bay Cemetery

George Henry Holleyman (1891-1937)
- George was born in Dunedin
- he married Bridget Duggan iN 1926
- he died aged 43, 29 years before Bridget
- he is buried with her in PLOT 35 - BLOCK 141 at Andersons Bay Cemetery

Eva Clara Holleyman (1893-1965)
- Eva was born in Dunedin
- she married James William Fogarty in 1923
- he was a son of Francis Xavier Fogarty & Mary Claffey/Cluffey
- Eva died aged 71, 3 years after James
- they are buried in PLOT 61-BLOCK 238 at Andersons Bay cemetery

Forrest Wood Holleyman (1895-1978)
- Forrest was born in Dunedin
- he was a Bootmaker living at 61 Grange St Dunedin
- he died aged 82 and is buried at Green Park Cemetery, Dunedin with his sister Caroline

Andersons Bay Cemetery
, Dunedin

VIGGERS - Eketahuna, New Zealand

Ralph VIGGERS was born in Eketahuna, New Zealand on 1st March 1910

Ralph's father was:
- Charles was born in Carlton, Victoria, Australia
- he was a son of Charles Percival VIGGERS (1853-1888) & Annie Rebecca HEATH (1851-1902), both from England, who settled in Australia and had 7 children
- In 1917 Percy was on the WWI South Taranaki Reservists List as a 'butter maker' of Riverlea, South Taranaki
- the Dairy Factory was in Kaponga
- In 1935 he was living in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
- at the time of his death Percy was living in Matamata, Waikato

Ralph's mother was:
- she was a daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Bayliss * (see below)
- her sister, Ada Lydia Bayliss (1884-1941), married Henry Thompson in 1911
- Elizabeth married Charles in 1907

... the children of CHARLES & ELIZABETH were ...

Donald Albert Viggers (1908-1980)
- Donald graduated from Victoria University, Wellington in 1944 with a Batchelor of Commerce. He became the office manager of a Rural Sociology Section in the Department of Agriculture. He took his ex-serviceman's scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, Madison and returned to Wellington with an MA in Rural Sociology. He died in August 1980 aged 71 and is buried in Plot 20/1 - Public Section of the Makara cemetery, Wellington

Ralph Viggers (1910-1910)
- Ralph was born in Eketahuna
- he died 3 days later and is buried in Plot 85 - Block W - Main Section of the Mangaoranga Cemetery, Eketahuna

Eileen Heath Viggers (1911-2004)
- Eileen married William 'Bill' HEANEY 16 Feb 1942 in Matamata

Percy Hedley Viggers (1914-1914)
- Percy died aged 2 weeks

Maxwell Percy Viggers (1918-1996)
- Maxwell was born 14 November 1918

Winifred Viggers (?-?)

* Thomas Bayliss (from the link at his name above)

... Mr. Thomas Bayliss, who is a member of the Eketahuna Road Board, was born near Birmingham England, in 1840, and was educated at the Sutton Coldfield Blue Coat School. Before coming to Wellington in 1879 he was engaged in farming in Staffordshire. On landing Mr. Bayliss came to the Wairarapa,-taking up the land on which he now resides, he being the first Englishman to settle in Eketahuna after the arrival of the Scandinavians. The district was at that time a solid block of bush from Eketahuna to Alfredtown. Mr. Bayliss was elected chairman of the local Road Board at its inception in 1886, and has been continually a member with the exception of one term. In church matters he is attached to the Wesleyan Church, in which he holds the office of circuit steward. Mr. Bayliss is married and has two sons and three daughters. His brother, Mr. William Bayliss, who has been in the district for some years, took a prominent part in public affairs till 1895, and is a local preacher in connection with the same church.

thank you to Maxine for her message which enabled me to add the other 'children':

Subject: Viggers genealogy
To: ngairedith
From: Maxine
Date: 2012-03-26 04:06:56

I have just joined familytreecircles and note your reference to the Viggers

Charles Percy Viggers and his wife Elizabeth had other children than what you mention.
There was Eileen, Maxwell Percy and Winifred. Another one was born at Rowan (Taranaki) but like Ralph died as a young baby

photo Thomas Bayliss
- taken from the site at his name above

NATURALISATIONS - New Zealand 1890

Letters of naturalisation were sent to the following people of the Wellington, Wairarapa and Manawatu areas in November 1890

ANDERSEN - Jens Peter (1840-1928) settler, Halcombe
ANDERSON - Harry, labourer, Wellington
ANDERSON - Louis (1859-1903) labourer, Wellington
ANDERSON - William, labourer, Wellington

BASON - Pietro, settler, Normanby
BOLLINGER, Charles (1850-1928) cook, Martinborough
BOWMAN - Mathew, carpenter, Wellington
BRAUN - Hermann, labourer, Wellington

CHRISTINSEN - Vilhelm, farmer, Bunnythorpe

EHRHORN - Henry Simon Jacob Frederick (1853-1951) farmer, Campbellown

FAHRENBACH - Heinrich Wilhelm Ferdinand August Julius, general agent, Wellington

GOLINEZ - Nicholas, fisherman, Patea

HANSEN - Anton (1842-1924) labourer, Wellington
HOCKHEIM, Hermann (1856-1896) carpenter, Martinborough
HOFMEISTER - John (1849-1931) joiner, Wellington
HOVIND - John, labourer, Wellington
HOVIND - Hans Christian August (1852-1924) labourer, Wellington
HUDSON - Bernard George, labourer, Wellington

KEE - Ho (1866-1918) grocer, Hawera

LAMBERG - Victor, mariner, Wellington
LUNDQUIST - Erick Victor (1858-1917) labourer, Wellington
LUTHER - Henry Alfred (1860-1942) labourer, Wellington
LYNNEBERG - Lorentz (1861-1927) labourer, Kaiwarra

MANSON - Jacob Hans (1853-1939) farmer, Pahiatua
MEYER - Henry, labourer, Wellington
MULLER - Christian (1834-1918) settler, Halcombe

NELSON - Anders Frederick (1840-1925) labourer, Wellington
NELSON - William, labourer, Wellington

OLANSEN - Olans (1882-1944) labourer, Wellington
OLSEN - Alexander (1854-1918) labourer, Wellington
OLSEN - Christian, farmer, Kiwitea
OLSEN - Laurence Bernard (1862-1927) labourer, Wellington

PEDERSEN - Ole Mikalai (1853-1923) labourer, Wellington
PETERSEN - Hans (died 1915) gardener, Wellington
PETERSEN - Mathias August (1854-1939) seaman, Wellington

SCHERFF - Carl Kedich August, farmer, Marton
SCHERFF - Frederick, farmer, Marton

TARABOCHIA - Thomas (1852-1917) labourer, Wellington
TERRENI - Fabio Vinceneo (1838-1919) storekeeper, Wellington
TROXLER - Johann, carpenter, Wellington

VOSSELER - George Michael (1860-1944) baker, Wellington

WAPP - Hermann Julius (1862-1935) settler, Halcombe
WESTERHOLM - Otto (1852-1899) labourer, Palmerston North
WISCHNOWSKY - Carl, settler, Halcombe

George PITKETHLEY 1816 - 1880 - Scotland to New Zealand

George PITKETHLEY with his wife Jane (nee Watson) and their children emigrated to New Zealand on the HELENSLEE which arrived in Auckland on Thursday 22nd December 1864.

Their children were:
Mary Pitkethley 1838 - 1891
- married Thomas Tudehope

Lawrence Pitkethley 1840 - 1915
- married Margaret Flockhart

George Pitkethley 1843 - 1864
- died aged 19 months on the "Helenslee" enroute to NZ

Agnes Blair Pitkethley 1846 - 1882
- married James Johnston

David Watson Pitkethley (twin with John) 1849 - 1889
- married Isabella Mennie

John Gardner Pitkethley (twin with David) 1849 - 1925
- married Christina McNaughton
- married Fanny Louisa Evans

James Watson Pitkethley - 1853 - 1893
- married Agnes Sarah Crockett

Robert Pitkethley 1858 - 1927
- married Mary Caroline Lucy Purnell

William Pitkethley 1859 - 1913
- married Isabella Peace

George Pitkethley 1866 - 1867
- died aged 3 weeks in Auckland

Martin Crosby MORAN - Kaiapoi New Zealand

I would like to know who Martin Crosby Moran was

All I have is:
- he was born about 1842
- he was a Livery Stable Keeper in Kaiapoi in 1879
- he was living at the Burnip's Hotel in Kaiapoi 1879
- he married Annie Elizabeth Bean in 1883
- she died Dec 1891
- their known children were:
Martin Crosby Moran (1887-1964)
- married Ivy Gladys Jones
Henry/Harry Denby Moran (Jan 1891-1978)

He died in 1905 aged 63

Children of Eliza KING & George HOOPER - Taita, New Zealand

Eliza Jane King was born at sea on board the GLEANOR as her parents
Reuben King and his wife Mary Hannah 'Ellen' (Wensley) were making the voyage to New Zealand in 1857.

Eliza Jane married George Hooper in the Wellington Registry Office in 1877
- George was born in Taita, Lower Hutt, in 1857 (he was 5 months older than Eliza) a son of John Hooper and his second wife Caroline Wadman of Horsington, Templecomber, Somerset.
- His father had a total of 18 children over a period of 33 years

Eliza and George had 15 children over 24 years
- all born in Taita, Lower Hutt

1877 - 1965 John Reuben Hooper
- he married Jane Whitford Hooper in 1902
- her parents were from Silverwell, Cornwall, England
- John & Jane had 5 (known) children
- they lived in the Waikato and are buried in Hamilton

1879 - 1913 Mary Caroline Hooper
- she married George Alfred Ridyard in 1900
- they had 3 (known) children

1881 - 1959 Ellen Matilda Hooper
- she married unknown Pointen in 1902
- no known children
- she married Alfred Larkin in 1908 in Wellington
- they had 3 children and seperated
- he died in Tokomaru in 1914 aged 36
- Ellen died 45 years later and is buried in Taita

1882 - 1963 Mabel Emma Hooper
- she married George Cooley in 1911
- he was a son of Henry Cooley and
- they lived on a farm in Hamilton
- she died 2 years before him

1884 - 1946 Kate Elizabeth Sara Hooper
- she married Thomas Langley Smith in Lower Hutt in 1903

1886 - 1886 Emily Hooper
- Emily died aged 20 minutes

1887 - 1971 Myrtle Wensley Hooper
- she married James Howard Ridyard in 1911

1889 - 1889 Elsie Wadman Hooper
- Elsie died aged 10 weeks

1892 - 1892 William Raymond Wadman Hooper
- William died aged 5 months

1894 - 1975 George Henry Hooper
- he married Mabel Edith Bogun in 1916
- Mabel was a widow
- she had been married to George William Bowater in 1905
- she & George Bowater had 3 children, he died in 1910

1895 - 1967 Ethel Hooper
- she married William Henry Hagen in 1916
- she married Timothy Joseph Driscoll in 1923

1896 - 1984 Percival Robert Hooper
- he was a farmer in 1915 wen he was 'called to arms'
- he married Iris Maxwell McGregor in 1921

1898 - 1958 Rita Annie Wadman Hooper
- she married Claude McGregor in 1941

1899 - 1976 James Smith Hooper
- he married Emily Maude Bell
- she was a daughter of John & Jane Bell

1902 - 1977 Alexandra Wensley 'Queenie' Hooper
- she married John Leonard Couchman in 1928
- he was the son of Violet Lily Couchman
- she died 2 years after him
- they are buried in Hawera

Descendants of EDWARD BOBY - 1827 Suffolk to 1869 Canterbury, New Zealand

Edward Boby was born in Bury St, Edmunds, Suffolk, England in 1827.

He emigrated to New Zealand on the RANDOLPH which left Plymouth on the night of Saturday September 7th 1850 and arrived into Lyttelton in January 1851, making it one of the First Four Ships to Lyttelton

Edward married Hannah PLEACE (1825-1908) in Lyttelton, Christchurch in 1851

Their known children were:

... 1
1852 - Charles William Edward BOBY
- Charles married Ann Jane BURROWS in 1875
- he ran the Bealey Hotel from 1878 to 1880 and from 1882 to 1885 he was a cab owner in Nursery Road, Linwood
- In 1890 Charles was sentenced to ten weeks imprisonment for deserting his three children Louisa, Edward and Anna about 8 years previously. Their mother, Ann had died over 2 years earlier and the children had been living with their grandmother Mrs Burrows. Edward had been in New South Wales
1876 - 1918 Mary Louisa Boby
- Mary married Thomas CLARK
1878 - 1950 Edward Alexander Boby
- Edward married Annie Lilly Elizabeth HODGSON
1880 - 1939 Annie Wilson Boby
- Annie married Samuel Charles WRIGHT

... 2
1854 - 1863 Walter Humphrey BOBY
- Walter died aged 8 in 1863

... 3
1856 - 1885 Ernest Linton BOBY
- he married Elizabeth Ellen McKASKELL in 1881
their known children were:
1882 - 1960 Mabel Jane Boby
- she married James Andrew COMRIE
1883 - 1894 Ernest William 'Willie' Boby
- Ernest died from flu complications aged 11
- 2 months later his grandfather and 3 others were killed in a boating accident
1884 - 1918 Arthur Edward Boby
- Arthur died aged 34 during the flu pandemic
ERNEST LINTON BOBY died in 1885 aged 30
his widow Elizabeth Ellen remarried in 1893 to Henry Samuel CATHER

... 4
1858 - Manfred BOBY
- he died in childhood

... 5
1860 Maria Hannah BOBY
- Maria married William PARK in 1878
they had 11 children:
- the first 3 were born in Timaru/Hokitika then they moved to Palmerston North
1878 - 1958 Anita Maria Park
- buried in Christchurch
1880 - 1960 William Edward Park
- William married Ann Emily TASKER in 1901
- they had 9 known children:
1901 - 1988 Myrie Wanaka Park
- Myrie married Walter WOODS in 1921
1903 - 1904 Ina Phyllis Park
- Ina died aged 10 months in Palmerston North
1905 - 1907 Russell Edward Park
- Russell died aged 2 in Palmerston North
1907 - 1903 Moya Doreen Park
- Moya died aged 3 months in Palmerston North
1908 - 1993 Edna 'Tui' Park
- Edna married twice and died in Hamilton
1909 - 1970 Anau Reginald Park
- Anau married Vera Ray EDWARDS in 1937 in Palmerston North
- Vera was a daughter of Arthur William EDWARDS & Alice Maud MABEY
1911 - 1980 Reina Iwa Park
- Reina married William Ernest BYERS
1912 - 1979 Zelma Doreen Park
- Zelma married ? IRLAND
1913 - 1985 Roy Raymond Park
- Roy married Queenie May BLACKBOURN in 1935 & died in Hawera
1882 - 1882 Walter Boby Park
- Walter died aged 3 months
1884 - 1935 Florence Boby Park
- Florence married Gerald TRELEAVEN in 1911
1886- 1962 Manfred Nigil Park
- Manfred married Christina FERGUSON in 1916
1887 - 1968 Douglas McIntyre Park
- Douglas married Hilda Kate WOOD in 1917
1889 - 1950 Myrtle Dorothy Park
- Myrtle married Ivie GIBSON
1890 - 1968 Piata Heni Park
- Piata moved to Christchurch, never married
1892 - 1916 John Joseph Park
- John died of wounds in France
- he also served in Gallipoli
1893 - 1947 Lorna Park 1893-1947
- Lorna married Gordon Stewart JACKSON in 1916
1895 - 1969 Frank Palmerston Park
- Frank married Zelma RICHES in 1920

Their mother, Maria Boby, died in 1895 aged 35
- possibly giving birth to Frank (he was born 30th December 1895)
their father William Park remarried in 1897 to Jane TORY
- their known children were:
1897 - 1961 Annie Jane Park
- Annie married Clarence Richard Moyle DALE (1893-1958) in 1923
- she died 28 June 1961
1898 - 1976 William James Park
- born 2 November 1898
- William married Ethel Florence DALEY (1898-1981) in 1920
1898 - 1945 Eileen Norah Park
- Eileen married Ronald Robert MENTIPLAY (1902-1974) in 1930
- Ronald was a son of James Hay MENTIPLAY (1858-1936) & his 2nd wife Mary Sarah FERRIS (1872-1924)
1901 - Gavin Fry Park
- nothing known
1902 - 1973 Stanley Nelson Park
- POSSIBLY married Violet Maud JOHNSON
1910 - 1989 Kathleen Irene Park

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Walter BECKINGHAM 1857-1913 - Timaru New Zealand

Who were the parents of Walter Beckingham 1857-1913 ?

He was a POSSIBLE son of Honeyborn Beckingham ahd Sarah Ann Rock but no records can be found at this time to verify this.

Honeyborn and Sarah's known children were:
George 1835 - 1906
James Edward 1837 - 1905
Anne Elizabeth 1842 - 1925
William 1852 - ?
Emma 1855- 1937

Walter married Mary Donnellan (1861-1946) in 1880.
The children found for them so far are:
1881 - Maud Josephine
1884 - Gleniti Constance Evelyn
1885 - Alice Harriett Ethel
1887 - Kate Emily
1895 - 1978 James Edward Walter
- James served in WWI at the age of 19
NEXT OF KIN - Mrs W. Beckingham (mother), Wai-iti Road, Timaru,
EMLISTMENT ADDRESS - Wai-iti Road, Timaru,
BODY ON EMBARKATION - 5th Reinforcements
EMBARKATION UNIT - No. 2 New Zealand Stationary Hospital
PLACE OF EMBARKATION - Wellington, New Zealand
VESSEL - Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
DESTINATION - Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)

NOTE - Walter was in the NZ Volunteer Corps, 2nd South Canterbury Regiment as a Lieutenant Colonel:

A Company Timaru City Rifles, Capt John Gillis
B Company Temuka Rifles, Capt E. Richardson
C Company Ashburton Rifles, Capt W. E. Dolman
D Company Port Rifle Guards, Capt Frank A. Raymond
E Company Timaru Rifles Capt. W. Beckingham (made Captain in 1897)
F Company Waimate Rifles, Capt. H.C. Barclay
G Company Geraldine Rifles, Capt. Kenneth Mackenzie
H Company, Ashburton Guards Rifles, Capt E.F. Nichols

In 1869 (aged 12) Walter was in Class III of the Timaru School and came 2nd in his class of 15 for 'very creditable reading'

In 1873 (aged 16) Walter was an apprentice for the South Canterbury Times printing office and his employer took him to court for not obeying orders to roll the press at 11.30 at night (after having worked all day and despite not being paid for about 6 weeks)
- story here: Breach of Masters & Apprentices Act

In 1880 (aged 23) Walter married Mary Donnellan (1861-1946) in 1880.
- Mary was from County Clare
The children found for them so far are:
1881 - Maud Josephine Beckingham
1884 - Gleniti Constance Evelyn Beckingham
1885 - Alice Harriett Ethel Beckingham
1887 - Kate Emily Beckingham

In 1891 (aged 34) he was heading to Christchurch for the District Grand Lodge meeting of the United Ancient Order of Druids

In 1897 (aged 40) Walter was made Captain, from Lieutenant, of the South Canterbury Battalion
- he was also by then, in the furniture trade which adds to the theory he may have been Honeyborn's son

In 1898 (aged 41) Walter built a house on his section at the corner of Grey Road & Sefton street, (Seawiew) Timaru

In 1899 (aged 42) Walter was nominated by Mr Frederic Jaumand Le Cren (1864-1949) and S. F. Smithson as Councillor for the North West Ward of the Timaru Borough Council in lieu of Mr Alfred Targuse, deceased. Being the only nomination he was duly elected

In January 1913 (aged 55) Walter was buried in Plot 17 - Block F (new row 9) of the Timaru General Cemetery. His wife Mary lived to 85 (1946) and was then buried with him

In July 1913 Walter`s estate was valued at 6358
- (a July 2009 equivalent of $901,814.)

TAUPIRI MOUNTAIN - Waikato, New Zealand

In my possession since the 1960s is a recipe book that belonged to
Dorothy Rutherfurd - (RutherfUrd is the correct spelling but nearly all documents for this family have it spelt as RutherfOrd).
I print it as I find it ...

The recipe book was given to me by Dorothy`s sister Marjorie.
It is called
Collected & Edited
HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD - London - New York - Toronto

1st edition 1914 .. 5th edition Jan 1922

Inside it has hand written:
Dot from John Feb. 1943 - also,
D. Rutherfurd, c/o 19 Waltons Ave Masterton, Wairarapa N.I.N.Z (presumably North Island New Zealand) 1943

* May Byron (May Clarissa Gillington 1861-1936) was the eldest of 4 children to John Maurice Gillington, a cleric, and Sarah Dumville Thorpe.
She wrote many books and was also an artist, illustrating books of others
Her sister Alice Elizabeth Gillington was also a writer and was a pioneer collector of songs from English Gypsies

Inside the cook book is a poem, cut out of a newspaper and taped on. It was written by Dorothy Black, Taupiri. (the date has been cut off).
I wrote to Dorothy Black in 1989 and asked her if she knew Dorothy and Marjory Rutherford but she did not. She said she had not written poetry for many years and that they must have just cut it from a newspaper/magazine.
She wrote this poem (date unknown) about the Taupiri Mountain while she was living in Taupiri, Waikato. She mentions in her letter a number of the 'old identies' of Taupiri like, Kath O'Hearn, the Lovells, Litts, Wallace Moore and Dorothy Button
- When I worte to her she was living in Remuera, Auckland.
Dorothy Rutherfurd's brother-in-law, Len Price, had a half sister, Olive Shaw who married Claude BUTTON... (research continuing whether there is a relationship between him and Dorothy Button of Taupiri)

The poem:

I have seen her in the morning
With the sunlight in her eyes
Bathing in the gathered waters
Where her form reflected lies
Like a veil of eastern lightness
Early mist wreaths slowly rise
Till, revealed in all her beauty
Stands my lady of the skies

I have seen her in the evening
Richer than a pirate`s prize
High, remote, her summit riding
In the ever-changing skies
Slowly fades the gold of sunset
To a deeper amethyst
Till at last she sinks in slumber
In the rising evening mist

I have seen her in the moonlight
Stately, old and very wise
Dreaming, dreaming, in the moonlight
Black against the darkened skies
Gone the ribboned road around her
Gone the quarry river deep
Once again she guards the places
Where the honoured chieftans sleep

At her feet the whares cluster
Where the fires burn and glow
Once again she stirs to listen
To the chants of long ago
Phantom craft are on the river
In the cortege wailing high
Eerie voices laughing, singing
Ghostly shadows slipping by
- Dorothy Black - Taupiri

Dorothy Rutherfurd (past owner of the cook book) was born in Masterton in 1901
- her parents were:
Thomas Henry Rutherfurd (no birth or death dates) and
Edith Kathleen Dagg (1881-1875)
- Edith was a daughter of Henry John Dagg & Elizabeth Sarah Wilton of Masterton
- no spouse or death date for Dorothy

Dorothy's siblings were:
Lionel Cyril Rutherfurd
- born 1903 in Masterton
- he married Eva Louisa Jones (1906-1971) in 1926
- Eva was a daughter of James Robert Jones & Eva Jane Foster of Masterton

Norman Douglas Rutherfurd
- born in Masterton 1905
- he married Monica Eileen ?
- he died in Carterton 2002

Marjorie Florence Rutherfurd
- born in Masterton 1907
- she married Leonard Charles Evelyn Price (1898-1972) in 1929
- Marjorie died in Masterton in 1969

If you know this family I would appreciate it if you could help me fill in the blanks ...

Dorothy's 1943 Cook Book