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The family of James LITTLE & Eliza CASTLES Manawatu New Zealand 1800s

James Little married Eliza Jane Castles on Christmas Day 1889

... James & Eliza's children were:
25-9-1890 - Maria Irving Little
- she married James Auckinleck Cheyne in 1912
- she died aged 93 in 1984
- husband James was born in 1894, a son of Frank Auchinleck Cheyne (site has photos) and Elizabeth Ann McDonald
- Franks's father James Auchinleck Cheyne was from Selkirk Parish, Selkirk, Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand on 9th November 1852 on the SLAINS CASTLE
- Frank married Elizabeth Ann McDonald in 1889
- Frank married in 1922 to Elizabeth Ann O'Brien
- he died aged 76 in 1942
... Frank & Elizabeth's children were:
1892 - Elsie Winifred Cheyne
- she married Herbert Arthur Patrick Ryan in 1918
1894-1971 - James Auchinleck Cheyne
- married Maria Irving Little in 1912
1896-1911 - Iris Simpson Cheyne
- Iris died aged 14
1898 - Donella Leslie Garland Cheyne
- she married James Arthur Ballett in 1929
1899-1866 - Frank Auchinleck Cheyne
- Frank married:
- Ethel Carter in 1921
- May Annie Smoothy in 1927
1905 - Phyllis Alexander Findlater Cheyne
- she married James Stanton in 1929
* there are 25 "Cheynes" buried in DUNEDIN CEMETERIES many of them from this branch of the family

1-8-1892 - Rachel Myers Little

16-8-1893 - James Little
- he is buried in the RSA Woodville Cemetery
- he was a trooper with the 31st Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade, NZEFC
- his wife Ruth (nee Gardner) is buried in Old Gorge Cemetery - she was a daughter of Robert and Helen Gardner
- some of her known sisters were:
1881 - Catherine Lindsay Gardner
- she married William Mathew Hall in 1906
1882 - Lilly Gordon Gardner
1888 - Jessie Tait Gardner
1892 - Marion Love Gardner

11-2-1895 - Minnie Little
- she married Peter Morgan O'Brien in 1925
- he was buried in 1929 aged 44 in the Od Gorge Cemetery Woodville
- Minnie must have remarried, cannot find her after this

11-6-1897 - John Stanley Little, died aged 2 years 7 months - he is buried in the Kumeroa Woodville Cemetery

11-11-1900 - Constance Eileen Little
- she married Norman Eadie Lamont in 1926
- she died aged 96 in 1997
- Norman was a son of Malcolm and Sarah Ann Lamont
... Malcolm & Sarah's children were:
1881 - John Walter Lamont
- he married Amy Louisa Allen in 1906
1882 - Annie Catherine Lamont
- she married Richard Charles McKay in 1906
1888 - Charles Malcolm Lamont
- he married Mabel Marjorie Clark in 1920
1890 - Alfreda Alice Mary Lamont
1891 - Minnie Ellen Lamont
1893 - Emily Edith Lamont
1898 - Norman Eadie Lamont
- he married Constance Eileen Little in 1926

In October 1907 a James Little was in court in breach of the
BANKRUPTCY ACT for not keeping proper books while obviously buying considerable numbers of livestock
At that time he was living in Taikore, which is 57km west of Woodville

In August 1908 daughter Minnie went to the fancy dress costume party at the Kumeroa School as Kate Greenaway
and Master J (James?) Little led the Grand March with Miss Mabel Pattison - he went dressed as Pierrot
- these imaginative costumes tell a lot about their mother Eliza

James died aged 69 in November 1931 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville
Eliza died 25 years later aged 89 and is also buried in Old Gorge

Please leave a comment if there is any info you would like to add

Family of Frederick ELWOOD - Lincolnshire to Woodville

Frederick ELWOOD (1855 - 10 June 1932) married
Sarah Nelson CHAINEY (1856 - 4 Dec 1948) on 16th Dec 1884
- Frederick was born in Lincolshire to William ELWOOD & Elizabeth WHEATCROFT
He emigrated to Christchurch on the Northern Monarch, arriving 1 Feb 1879

Frederick and Sarah married at her parents home in Springfield road, Saint Albans, Christchurch. They lived for some time in Woodville, Manawatu where 3 of their children were buried. By 1915 they were in Te Kuiti - 327km north of Woodville

FREDERICK & SARAH had 10 children:
... 1
Frederick William Elwood
3 March 1886 - 7 Nov 1885 aged 9 years
- Frederick is buried in Plot 63 - Block 11 at the Old Gorge Cemetery with his siblings Clara and Gervase

... 2
Ira Nelson Elwood
22 Feb 1889 - 14 March 1957 aged 68
- Ira married Edith Mary Anne KITCHIN in 1912
- they had a son, Desmond Nelson Elwood who served in WWII as Sub Lieutenant(A) with the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Formidable, 803 Squadron. He was killed in action at sea on the Indian Ocean aged 24, 1 Aug 1942
- see 803 Naval Air Squadron on the HMS Formidable
- he is commemorated on the

... 3
Clara Edith Elwood - twin with Alfred Terah next
10 Feb 1891 - 12 March 1892 aged 13 months
- she is buried with her brothers Frederick & Gervase in the Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

... 4
Alfred Terak Elwood - twin with Clara above
10 Feb 1891 Woodville - 17 May 1915 aged 24
- Alfred moved to Australia in 1914 and was living in
Glebe, NSW Australia when he enlisted for war
- he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion, E Company with the 1st Infantry Brigade AIF. He died of wounds on the on board HMHS Gascon at Gaba Tepe, Dardanelles on the Gallipoli Peninsula
- he is commemorated at the Lone Pine Memorial
- he listed his mother S. L. Elwood of Te Kuiti as next of kin
- his parents were by this date farming in Te Kuiti

... 5
Myra Rata Elwood
29 May 1893 - ?
- Myra married James Colin SELL in 1919

... 6
Gervase Chainey Elwood
3 April 1895 - 12 Nov 1895 aged 7 months
- he died 5 days after his 9 year old brother Frederick and they are buried together with 13 month old sister Clara in Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

... 7
Bertha Elizabeth Elwood
14 May 1897 - 20 July 1974 aged 77
- Bertha married Gordon William JOHNS in 1926

... 8
Jessie Miro Elwood
27 Oct 1898 - 4 Jan 1980 aged 81

... 9
Ethel Wheatcroft Elwood
3 Sept 1901 - 29 Sept 1971 aged 70
- Ethel married Donald McLEAN in 1927

... 10
Frederick George Elwood
9 Sept 1904 - 1 Jan 1945 aged 40
- 27 years to the day after brother Alfred

Sarah Elwood died aged 92
- her ashes were scattered at Waitakere Cemetery Auckland where son Ira's ashes were also scattered in 1957
Frederick Elwood's death & burial not yet found

Alfred Terak Elwood
in 1914 as Private 507 with the AIF

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Charles James & Martha Elizabeth OULSNAM, Woodville, New Zealand

Martha Oulsnam died at the age of 38 as a result of an accident while driving the horse-driven milk cart

She was the wife of Charles James Oulsnam
They are buried together in the Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

- 2nd February 1899

(columns 4, 5 & 6 make wonderful reading, an insight of the Woodville folk of the day)
- on column 6 of above ... etc etc and:
Powdered butter, hand made, Mrs C. J. Oulsnam, highly commended
Powdered butter, separator or hand made, Mrs C. J. Oulsnam

- 1st March 1900

(very long article - read at the above link)
.. Mr Harris ran the inside luncheon booth with great success, Mrs Oulsnam being in charge of the outside booth

From the STAR
- 25th July 1900

The courage and fortitude with which women bear heavy affliction in silence is wonderful and admirable. Read, for example, the ordeal undergone by a brave woman in Woodville, the wife of a sturdy and respected settler. The following particulars were obtained as a result of a reporter's visit to Mrs C. J. Oulsnam, at her residence, Pinfold Road, Woodville.
Mrs Oulsnam modstly stated:- "I came from Staffordshire thirteen years ago ... read rest at link

- 12th December 1900

Mrs Oulsnam, wife of an old settler, was killed in the street this morning. While driving a young horse in a milk-cart the horse bolted and the trap struck the kerb and capsized on top of Mrs Oulsnam, who was so badly injured that she only lived twenty minutes.
Deceased leaves a number of children

- 22nd February 1912

On the motion of Mr J. W. Macdonald, the Supreme Court has granted to the Public Trustee probate of the wills of the undermentioned persons.
Administraion was obtained by the Public Trustee from the court in respect of the estates of the following:-
... etc etc Martha Elizabeth Oulsnam, late of Woodville, married woman

O'NEILs in Old Gorge Cemetery WOODVILLE New Zealand

The O'Neils that are buried in the
OLD GORGE CEMETERY Woodville are: (in birth order)

1858 - 1921
- John O'Neil aged 63

1864 - 1945
- Ellie O'Neil aged 81

1889 - 1958
- Catherine O'Neil aged 69

1890 - 1960
- James Alexander O'Neil aged 70

1891 - 1975
- Kathleen Agatha O'Neil aged 84

1897 - 1917
- Ellen Vera O'Neil aged 19

1898 - 1922
- Charles O'Neil aged 24

1920 - 1926
- Martin James O'Neil aged 6

1923 - 1929
- Geoffrey Richard O'Neil aged 6

1926 - 1936
- Margaret Ellen O'Neil aged 10

1956 - 1956
- David John O'Neil aged 7 weeks

1960 - 1960
- unnamed baby O'Neil - born still

James KAY & Anne Hogan - Dunedin, New Zealand

JAMES KAY (1845-1918)
- was born in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland
- he emigrated around 1878 - details not known
- he was a Head Porter/Train Guard with the railways and, as a railway guard, was involved in the Minnie Dean story - (the only woman to receive the death penalty in New Zealand)
James was the guard on the train one time when Minnie was thought to have been "collecting" children. James appeared at her trial.
(thank you to 'Patog' for providing that information about her ancestor)
- he married ANNIE HOGAN
- on 8th January 1876 in New Zealand
- Anne was born about 1848/49 in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, Ireland.
- she emigrated around 1878 - details not known

- James died in Dunedin, 7th September 1918 aged 73
- he had been living in Driver St Dunedin
- Anne died aged 89, 20 years later, on 23rd Aug 1938
- she had been living at the Wharf Hotel Dunedin

James and Anne along with 2 sons and a grandson are buried in the Northern Cemetery Dunedin

please note some of the dates and/or ages differ from that written on the headstone.

Their headstone reads:
In Loving Memory of
Died at Dunedin, 7th Sep. 1898
Aged 15 Years
Accidentally drowned St Kilda Beach
St. Kilda 25th Feb 1917
Aged 29 Years
Father of above
Died 7th Sep. 1918
Aged 73 Years
Also ANN
Beloved wife of JAMES KAY
Died 23 Aug. 1938
Aged 90 Years
and this Grandson
Died 3rd March 1924
Aged 10 Years
Deeply Mourned

- Children of James & Annie were:
- he was born 6th August 1878
- he died ?
- nothing else known at this time

- he was born 20th April 1880 in Dunedin
- he died aged 18 on 16th October 1898

- he was born 10th January 1882 in Dunedin
- he was a labourer
- he died aged 57 on 2nd September 1940
- he had been living in Cumberland St Dunedin

thanks to Patog for this extra info (12-12-2009)
Here's some info on Robert Joseph Kay who is my grandfather
- he was born 10 January 1882 Dunedin.
- he died 2nd Sept 1940 Dunedin.
- he married Margaret Mary Ann Rodgers 16 June 1914 Dunedin
- Margaret was born 23 April 1883 in Oamaru
- she died 7 May 1962 in Wanganui
- Children of Robert & Margaret were:
.. 1 Annie Alexes Kay
- she was born 12 April 1915 Dunedin (or possibly Oamaru)
- she died 16 June 1983 in Wanganui
- she married Brendon O'Brien 24th Jan 1953 in Wanganui

.. 2 Loretto Mary Kay - twin with Andrew, below
- she was born 2nd November 1919 in Oamaru
- she died 25th May 2001 in Wanganui
- she married Thomas Burt 22nd Nov 1944 in Wellington
- Thomas was born 5 May 1913 in Millerton, (Westport)
- he died 29th January 1986 in Wanganui
- Children of Loretto & Thomas were:
Robert John Burt born 9 November 1945 Auckland
Denise Isabella Burt born 29 November 1946 Auckland
Andrew Michael Burt born 11 June 1950 Taupo
Teresa Margaret Burt born 25 January 1955 Upper Hutt

.. 3 Andrew Robert Burt- twin with Loretto, above
- he was born 2nd November 1919 in Oamaru
- he died 31 December 2000 inMosgiel
- he married Janet Brown Grant 27 September 1941 Dunedin
- Janet was born 28th March 1916 Kirkcaldy Fifeshire Scotland - she died 31st Dec 1994 in Dunedin
- she is buried in PLOT 4 - BLOCK 110
of the Northern Cemetery Dunedin with:
- Alexander Burt 1840-1920
- Emily Burt 1872-1944
- John Robert Burt 1875-1933
(not known at this time what relationship they were to Janet)

- (his marriage details say Augustus)
- he was born 10th March 1884 in Dunedin
- he was the manager of the Fairfax Dairy Factory
- he played football for Otautau, at least in 1909
- he died of Hepatitis/Hydatids aged 37 on 19th Oct 1921
- he is buried in Otautau Cemetery, either in Otautau Hodgkinson or Otautau Old
- he married Elizabeth "Lil" Annie Scott in 1914 in Feldwick, Southland
- she was born 17th May 1889 in Makotuku - 77km north east of Palmerston North, Manawatu
- she was the daughter of George Andrew Scott of Lincolnshire and Isabella Collie of Waikaia Souhland
- she died aged 84 on 25th May 1973, 52 years after Lot(t) and is buried in Mangere Auckland
- Children of Lott & Lil were:
.. 1 James Augustine born 1915
- it is this James who is buried above with his grandparents and uncles
- he died aged 9 on 3rd March 1925 cause unknown at this time, 4 years after his father
- in December 1922 he was attending the Otautau School. He would have been aged about 6 and attended the school's
Fancy Dress Pageant as a sailor
.. 2 Isabella Anne known as Isabelle was born 27th Jan 1918 in Fairfax Southland
- she married Allan Frederick Mason (1920-1980) in Dunedin
- Isabelle died from cancer in 1978 aged 59
- her ashes are buried in Hamilton, Waikato
.. 3 Ainsley Kay born 1921
- Ainsley married Steve Donaghue

- Lott's wife Elizabeth had a business in the town of Otautau before moving to Dunedin, which is where young James died. This means she moved sometime between January 1922 (after the school pageant) and February 1925.
- Sometime later ?? she moved to Auckland

- she was born 1st January 1886
- she died 7th September 1900 aged 14
- research continuing on Mary Ellen

- he was born 21st June 1888 in Dunedin
- he was a telegraphist
- he died aged 28 on the 25th Feb 1917 by
drowning at St Kilda's Beach, Dunedin
- he had been living in Driver St Dunedin

- she was born 13th July 1890
- she died aged 83 on the 23rd Oct 1973
- was living at the Sacred Heart Home in Dunedin
- Annie married William James Bevis in 1925
- William was born in 1885 in Tasmania, Australia
- he moved to New Zealand as an infant
- he died 29th January 1961 aged 75
- he had lived in *Sidey Street Dunedin (see notes)
they had a daughter Mary Ellen Bevis
- born 1926 - died 3rd January 1939 aged 12
- she lived in Rattray St Dunedin
Annie, William and Mary Ellen are buried together in Plot 22, Block 82 of Andersons Bay Cemetery Dunedin
- they had a son William James Bevis
- he married Barbara Margaret Donald

miscellaneous notes
1 - A George Mathieson KAY, served in WWI with the New Zealand Troops
- he was with the Otago 4th Reinforcements, Field Engineers
- Serial Number 4/767
- he had listed his next of kin as:
Robert KAY (father) 29 Aitken Street, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

2 - *Sidey St, Dunedin was named after Thomas Kay Sidey

Please leave comments or send a message if you can help with further details of this family

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ROBERTSHAWE - Dannevirke, New Zealand

The Robertshawes buried in Dannevirke cemeteries

1901 - Mary Hannah Robertshawe (b.1815)
died aged 86, buried in Settlers Cemetery 31-12-1901

1917 - Edward Roberthawe (b.1857)
died aged 60, buried Settlers Cemetery 4-10-1917
- next to Ralph

1918 - Ralph Hopton Robertshawe (b.1885)
died aged 33, buried Settlers Cemetery 14-11-1918
- next to Edward

1925 - Margaret Dawn Robertshawe (b.1917)
died aged 8, buried Mangatera Cemetery

1962 - Ella Robetshawe (b.1891)
died aged 71, buried 19-1-1962 Mangatera Cemetery
- with Kenelm

1962 - Kenelm Frederic (b.1888)
died aged 74, buried 2-5-1962 in Mangatera Cemetery
- with Ella

William Henry Nelson - Managing Director WOODVILLE Bacon Company

William Henry Nelson was born in about 1867

In 1914 he was the Managing Director of the
The company was formed in 1909 and established the "Morepork" brand of hams and bacons.

- Mr J.H. Cronin was the works manager with a staff of 30.
- Mr J.M. Calder was the secretary to the company

"Mr W.H. Nelson took a real live interest in the business affairs.
His pretty home, surrounded by patches of native bush was adjacent to the factory and consequently he was invariably within easy call should any knotty problem puzzle the mind of this popular and efficient manager, Mr Cronin"

A very interesting read on how the machinery was operated - by steam and gas, with photos, is at the above link.
An engine room and extensive machinery plant was under the charge of Mr H.D. Cronin, a competent engineer

William died aged 88 on 2nd May 955

His wife was Mary Violet (maiden name unknown at this time)
- Mary was born in 1872 - she died in 1953 aged 81 and is buried beside him in the Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

VOSS family buried in the Pahiatua-Eketahuna districts of New Zealand

The Voss family buried in the Eketahuna - Pahiatua - Woodville areas:

Jorgen "Emil" Voss 1848-1911
- he was a farmer of Horoeka Dannevirke
- he is buried in Pongaroa with wife Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann Voss 1858-1934
- of Rakaunui, Eketahuna
- she is buried in Pongaroa with husband "Emil"
Cissy Jane Voss 1881-1943
- she is buried in Old Gorge Woodville
Rose Elizabeth Voss 1882-1971
- of Pahiatua
- she is buried in Mangatainoka
Margaret Voss 1898-1969
- of Pahiatua
- she is buried in Mangatainoka
Edward James Clarence Voss 1908-1993
- sheep farmer of Pahiatua
- he is buried in Mangatainoka

There was a Emil Rudolf Theodore Voss who, on 2-4-1943, supplied the death details of Cissy Voss
- Emil was born 28-7-1882 died 1976

Another Emil Rudolf Theodore Voss died 1 year old in 1883