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John CHALMERS - from Linlithgow, Scotland to pioneer Woodville, New Zealand

John Chalmers was born 1819 in Linlithgow, Scotland
He was married to Anee Drew ? probably in Scotland
(maybe Drew is her surname)

All their children are not known
- can you help with info ?

John died in his garden in Woodville in 1900
his details were provided by his son in law
- Robert Elliot Beattie (1855-1945) on 30-3-1900
- (married Jane Chalmers in 1892)
- Jane was born 1859

- 31st July 1884
MARRIAGE - McPherson-Chalmers - At the Manse, Waipukurau, on the 29th July, by the Rev. Alexander Grant, Presbyterian minister, James McPherson, Dannevirke (formerly of Strathspey, Scotland) to Agnes Drew, elder daughter of John Chlamers (formerly of Linithgowshire, Scotland)
- Agnes was born 1855

- 3rd September 1887
Mr John Chalmers wrote claiming ?1 damages for the use of a gravel pit - The Council declined to pay more than had been paid to Messrs Sainsbury and Logan and would be glad of further explanation in the Magistrate's Court
(by 2009 that ?1 was worth $182)

- 30th March 1900
DEATH OF A PIONEER - Woodville, Thursday
John Chalmers, a pioneer settler, was found dead in hs garden. He was over 80 years of age. His wife predeceased him by a couple of months
- (she actually died 14 months before him)

- 10th April 1900
CHALMERS - At Hopeton Farm, Napier-road, Woodville, suddenly, on March 28th ult., John Chalmers, aged 80 years. Much respected and deeply regretted

Also buried in Old Gorge is his wife Ann, a son John, (1859-1908)
his daughter Jane (1859-1945) and members of her family, his daughter Agnes Drew McPherson (1855-1925) is buried at the Settlers Cemetery in Dannevirke with members of her family

Peder (Peter) CHRISTIANSEN (1848-1929) - buried Woodville New Zealand

Peder Christiansen was born 1848, unknown where at this time

He married Elise Marie Berkhan (1864-1943)
- Elise was born in Denmark, 1 of 12 children to Franz Frederick Heinrich Berkahn and Inga Maria Poulsen
- emigrated from Denmark to Norsewood, Danneivirke etc

Peder & Elise's (known) children were:
1884-1958 Christian Archibald
- married Olena Redersen in 1913

1886-1967 Anna Maria Vena
- married Martin Olaf Nielsen in 1900
- they had:
1900 - Verna Mavis Nielsen
1905 - Ulvas Royal Nielsen

1889-? Harold Adolf
- born in Norsewood

1891-1918 George William Frantz
- born in Hawkes Bay
Private 10/2548
George William Frantz Christiansen was killed in action on the Somme, France on the 23rd May 1918
He served with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
His first known rank was Lance Corporal
His next of kin was listed as:
Son of Mrs P. Christiansen, of Woodville, New Zealand
He is buried in: Plot: I. AA. 15.

1895-1973 Nellie Hertel Dagmar
- married William Gribner in 1916
- buried in Manunui, King Country

1898-? Sylia Margaret

Peder is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville

A granddaughter, Phyllis Merla Christiansen was a daughter of Christian Archibald Christiansen (1884-1958) and Olena Redersen (1897-1960)
- she died aged 4 and is also buried at Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville

Margaret Josephine COSGROVE Woodville NZ

Margaret Josephine HUNTER (1845-1926)
was born in Auckland, a daughter of George Edward Hunter, a printer of Auckland & of Margaret McDonald
- she married Patrick McIlroy COSGROVE (1840-1904) in Napier 2 December 1865
Patrick was born in Enniskellen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland to Bernard Cosgrove & Ellen McIlroy

* in 1869 Patrick Cosgrove was a saddler at Napier in partnership with Thomas Bowes, the partnership was dissolved and Patrick continued on with the busines
* in 1870 Patrick was serving on the jury at Hawkes Bay

the known children of Patrick & Margaret:
... 1
1866 - 1926 Bernard Joseph Cosgrove
- born in Napier
- Bernard married Louisa BURKIN (1869-1928) 23 May 1893 in Waipawa
- their known children:
(attended Waipawa Convent School)
* 1893 - 1967 Benjamin Bernard Joseph Cosgrove
* 1895 - 1975 John Angus Cosgrove
* 1896 - 1952 Louisa Margaret Cosgrove
* 1898 - 1971 Patrick Thomas McLeroy Cosgrove
* 1900 - 1982 George Egbert Cosgrove
* 1902 - 1969 James Cosgrove
* 1905 - 1983 Stephen Desmond Cosgrove
* 1906 - 1980 Joseph Francis Cosgrove
* 1908 - 1909 Allan Victor Cosgrove (8 months)
* 1911 - 1988 Michael Henry Cosgrove
Evening Post, 8 April 1926 Benjamin Joseph Cosgrove, aged about 60 years, a retired saddler and conductor of the Waipawa Municipal Band, was killed by a train at the Waipawa railway station this evening. Ten minutes after a train went out the body was found on the line. It is assumed that Cosgrove attempted either to board or to alight from the train while it was moving and fell between two carriages. Deceased suffered severe injuries to the head and arm

... 2
1868 - 1868 Edward George Cosgrove
- Edward died aged 12 days

... 3
1870 - 1942 Patrick John Cosgrove
- Patrick married Ida Mary Elizabeth WHITE (1876-) in 1896

... 4
1872 - 1934 John Joseph 'Jack' Cosgrove
- 1893 John Cosgrove had a perpetual lease on section 12 & 14 at Woodville, V.H.S.D.
- possible John lived in Masterton about 1903
- John married Rhoda HOBBS in 1902
- their known children:
* 1904 - 1976 Alice Margaret Cosgrove
* 1905 - 1985 Patrick William Cosgrove
* 1907 - Rhoda Mary Cosgrove
* 1909 - Emily Francis Cosgrove
* 1911 - 1958 Joseph George Cosgrove
- in 1918 John Joseph Cosgrove married Margaret MANNING
Auckland Star, 14 November 1934 OBITUARY - A well-known bandmaster and choir conductor, Mr John Joseph Cosgrove, died at the Auckland Hospital at the age of 62 years. He was a bandmaster of Waipawa Brass band for seven years, and at various times held similar positions at Gisborne, Masterton and Palmerston North. He was also choirmaster at thee Catholic Churches of Waipawa, Palmerston North and Devonport. Mr Cosgrove held no less than 13 medals for euphonium and baritone solo championships, won in New Zealand band contests. He is survived by Mrs Cosgrove and the following children:
* Mrs J. C. Lynch, Auckland (Alice Margaret)
* Mrs C. Kernott, Papakura
* Mrs J. Broughton, Auckland
* Mrs V. Gaughan, Auckland
* Miss Mary Cosgrove, Auckland
* Miss Teresa Cosgrove, Auckland (1920-2012?)
* Patrick William Cosgrove, Palmerston North
* Joseph George Cosgrove, Auckland
Archdeacon Holbrook conducted the service at the graveside

... 5
1875 - 1949 James Anthony Goutenoire Cosgrove
- married Maud Christina Nicholson in 1909
- their known children:
* 1911 - Kathleen Margaret Philomena Cosgrove
... see comments below
* 1918 - 1987 James Patrick John Cosgrove

... 6
1876 - 1905 George Edward Cosgrove
- George became Marist Brother Cormac
Wairarapa Daily Times, 31 January 1905 A cable message received at Waipawa last Thursday conveyed the intelligence of the death of Brother Cormac, better known throughout Hawke's Bay as George Edward Cosgrove. Deceased, who was the sixth son of the late Mr Patrick Cosgrove, of Waipawa, had been stationed at Suva for some time, and it was there he died of consumption. He was in his twenty-ninth year
New Zealand Herald, 7 February 1905 Brother Cormac, of the Marist Brothers Schools, Suva, who had been in delicate health for some months past, died on January 27. The flags in the town were lowered to half-mast out of respect to the deceased. The funeral took place on January 28, the Brothers and Sisters and pupils attending. The Rev Father Nicolas officiated. The deceased Brother arrived from Napier (New Zealand) about 10 years ago, and was highly esteemed by the Marist Brothers, and by the children attending the school

... 7
1878 - 1967 Ellen Mary Cosgrove
- Ellen married Francis MURRAY at Waipawa in June 1902. The after wedding social and dance was held in Mr Goldfinch's woolshed in Maharahara
- their known children:
* 1912 - 1951 John Erwin McElroy Murray

... 8
1880 - 1950 Josephine Margaret Cosgrove
- married David Galloway in 1903
- their known children:
* 1903 - 1994 Phyllis Alice Galloway
* 1904 - 1993 Lionel Gordon Galloway
* 1908 - 1999 Margaret Josephine Galloway

... 9
1881 - 1882 Mary Cosgrove
Daily Telegraph, 20 September 1882 COSGROVE - On 16th September, at Waipawa, Mary, infant daughter of Patrick Cosgrove, aged 17 months

... 10
1883 - 1964 Joseph Cosgrove
- nothing known at this time

... 11
1886 - 1963 Margaret Mary Cosgrove
- Margaret may not have married

Patrick McIlroy Cosgrove died 10 March 1904 in Waipawa
Margaret Josephine Cosgrove died 13 August 1926 in Woodville
- she is buried Grave 52, Block 17 at Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville
NOTES from the database ... Her childhood was spent in Auckland, was the first teacher at a school in Newton. Married and moved to Napier. After, moved to Waipawa in 1878 before residing in Woodville

child #3 - Patrick John Cosgrove

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William Charles Thomas CLINGBERG - 1891-1953 Woodville New Zealand

William Charles Clingberg was a son of:
William Clingberg (1859-1919) and
Elizabeth Jane Lamb (1869-1956)
they married in 1888 in Wellington
- William Charles Clingberg (Klingberg) was born in Sweden in 1860, emigrated to NZ in 1873, died in Wellington. He worked for the Harbour Board. Both he and Elizabeth are buried in Karori

their children were:
1889-1920 Alice Christina Clingberg
- married Robert Marshall Rimmer in 1915

1890-1953 William Charles Clingberg
- married Helen Ismay Daphne Firmstone 1922

1893- Arthur Clingberg
- served in WWI
Serial Number - 2/2385
First Known Rank - Gunner
Next of Kin - Mrs E.J. Clingberg (mother) 21 Turnbull Street, Wellington
Marital Status - Single
Enlistment Address - 21 Turnbull Street, Wellington
Military District - Wellington
Body on Embarkation - 8th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit - Field Artillery
Embarkation Date - 13 November 1915
Place of Embarkation - Wellington
Transport - HMNZT 35 OR 36
Vessel - Willochra or Tofua
Destination - Suez, Egypt
- nothing else known about Arthur after this ...

1895-1965 Ivy May Clingberg
- married Charles Henry Tollan 1922
- he was a son of John Tollan & Sarah Ann Roberts

1896-1984 Hilda Victoria Clingberg
- married Alfred Cecil Kellett 1921

1897-1977 Beatrice Estell Clingberg
- in 1913 Beatrice was taking Shorhand & Typing at Evening classes at Wellington Tech College
- married Gordon Reid Troup 1920

1899- Ruby Augusta Clingberg
- in 1912 Ruby was at Model School in Thorndon, Wellington
- married David McCubben Findlay (1867-1938) in 1928
- believe Ruby remarried after 1938
- David was first married to
- Ada Constance Rachel Smith in 1895

William served in WWI

Serial Number - 16509
First Known Rank - Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment - Clerk
Next of Kin - (father) 22 Turnbull Street, Wellington
Body on Embarkation - New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit - 15th Reinforcements Specialist Machine-Gun Section
Embarkation Date - 26 July 1916
Place of Embarkation - Wellington
Transport - HMNZT 59 OR 60
Vessel - Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Destination - Devonport, England

He was wounded in May 1917

Julia Jane BEGG married William Warrand CARLILE settled Woodville NZ

Julia Jane Begg was the 4th daughter of 9 children of Agnes Warrand Wilson 1824 of Ireland and Samuel Begg 1812 of West Indies who arrived in New Zealand in 1860 and settled in Napier

She was privately educated
- a brother Samuel Begg (1854-1919) was born in London, studied art in Paris and joined the staff of the Illustrated London News. He was one of the best known black and white artists in London. He accompanied the Prince and Princess of Wales during their tour through India in 1905-06, was present at the wedding of Queen Victoria Eugenie in Madrid in 1906 and at the funeral of King Carlos in Lisbon in 1908. He married Ada Nelson of London
- a brother, Thomas Wilson Begg was born in London 1855 and moved to Sydney, NSW and married Rennee Wakeford (nee Fremlin). Renee had been married to Thomas Sydney Wakeford
- a brother John William Begg was born in Napier 1860, became articled to James Wren Carlile, to whom he owed his legal education. He was admitted a Barrister and Solicitor of New Zealand in 1886, and later with one of the leading firms of Solicitors in Melbourne, Australia. He married Caroline Crocker Honeysuckle, Violet Town, Victoria

In 1877, aged 21, Julia married her cousin William Warrand Carlile
- they did not have children

From the HAWKES BAY HERALD - Feb 1877
CARLILE-BEGG: At Napier, on 30 Jan, by the Rev David SIDEY, William W. CARLILE Esq to Julia Jane, fourth daugther of Samuel BEGG Esq.

William was, among other things:
- a member of the Hawke's Bay Education Board
- a member of the Woodville Road Board
- a Justice of the court
- President of the Woodville A & P Society
- Editor of the Hawkes Bay Herald until 1878
- in 1878 his interest was dissolved in the firm between him, Peter Dinwiddie and Thomas Morrison, "Stationers, Newspaper Proprietors, Printers and Publishers" of Napier

Julia drowned in Woodville aged 34 in 1891

From the BUSH ADVOCATE - 31st Jan 1891
We regret greatly to have to record the death by drowning of Mrs W. W. Carlile of Woodville. The deceased lady was bathing in the Manawatu yesterday and it is supposed got out of her depth. No particulars are yet to hand

From the EVENING POST - 31st Jan 1891
Mrs Carlile, the wife of Mr W. Carlile, settler of Woodville, was drowned this afternoon while bathing in the Mangaatua Creek. She was a lady very much esteemed here and also in Napier, in which place her parents were among the earliest settlers. Great sympathy is felt for Mr Carlile in his bereavement
- At the inquest on Mrs Carlile to-day, the jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death by drowning. The evidence showed that deceased, who was a good swimmer, had fainted in the water and though the boys bathing with her tried to rescue her they failed, owing to her helplessness. (A telegram received by Inspector Thomson respecting the sad occurrence, states that Mrs Carlile was bathing with her children. (nephews) An inquest will be held)

From the EVENING POST - 4th Feb 1891
Two sad fatalities, one of a child and the other of a respected lady, have occurred here during the past week. The latter, in the person of Mrs Julia Jane Carlile, the wife of Mr Wm W Carlile, was a very painful event. Full of her usual spirit and vivacity, she had been seeing her sister off by the afternoon train to Napier, had gone from there to the post office and then shopping and speaking here and there to people she knew, until about 5 o'clock. She drove home to Broomfields and finding the children had gone to bathe, followed them and plunged into the water and swam out with them to a log in the middle of the stream. The children plunged into the stream to return. When about half way back one of the little boys noticed her throwing her arms in the air. He called out, "Quick, quick; let us help Auntie." They bravely returned and one getting hold of her hair and the other hold of her arm, tried to land her, but in vain. She appears to have been quite unable to make any effort and they were compelled, through exhaustion, to abandon her, when she sank and rose to the surface again and finally sank. There is something very painful about this kind and much-respected woman dying in the midst of these joyful children whilst sharing in their glee and there is something noble in the brave attempt those two little boys made to rescue her from death. Thre could be no surer proof of the deep affection in whih she was held and so well deserved. All Woodville is very sorry that they will miss her familiar face and her kind and cheering words, but they are more sorry for the bereavement of those who knew her worth in the home circle and are left to grieve her sad fate. Mrs Carlile had taken a very active part in the Benevolent Socity, of which she was practically the founder and for a long time the President and in every way she had been ready to assist in ameliorating the condition of the needy

Not yet known what happened to William, although he did remarry the following year, 29th April 1892, in Featherston to Mabel Martin Monckton who was born about 1866, one of 17 children of Frederick K Monckton and Ann Martin
William died aged 76 on the 11th January 1942 in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay (was living in Te Mata Road)

Percy Frederick CARLYON - Police Sergeant Otago

Percy Frederick Carlyon 1846-1920
was from Mevagissey, Cornwall, England
- he was a Police Officer
- became a Police Sergeant in Woodville for a time
- married Margaret (Maggie) Fitzsimmons 1853-1924
- Margaret was born in Helston, Cornwall, the 8th of 12 children toJames Fitzsimmons and Jane Strongman, a district nurse of Helston. They emigrated on the ADAMANT leaving London on the 8th July 1873, arriving in Lyttelton 17th October 1873 with 151 immigrants. They then caught the MAORI to Timaru
- Margaret had arrived with an illegitimate son

They had 8 (known) children in various places of New Zealand from Otago up to Dargaville (about 1200km qute a distance in early 1900s)
As Percy was a Police Sergeant they moved frequently because of his job.

Leonard Percy Carlyon 1879 - 1887
- born in Temuka
- died aged 8 in Woodville
- he is buried in the same plot here as brother Arthur who died 4 days previously aged 8

Clement John Carlyon 1881 - 1952
- born in Temuka
- married Annie Scott Cundy in 1909
- she was born 1884 in Greytown
- Clement died in Wellington
- buried Karori

Frederick Harold Carlyon 1883
- born in Otago
- moved to Australia
- There was a Harold Frederick Carlyon on the 1937 Electoral Roll of Wide Bay, Queensland

Lucy Alice Minna Carlyon 1884 - 1956
- born in Hawkes Bay
- married George Clifford Allis in 1913

Arthur Edmond Carlyon 1886 -
- born in Woodville
- died aged 14 months, 4 days after Leonard, buried together - died 4 days prior to brother Arthur who was 14 months old
- no reason yet found ...
- buried Old Gorge Woodville

Samuel Carlyon 1888-1915
- born in Woodville
- served in WWI, serial number 4/911A, Otago Infantry Battalion, New Zealand Engineers, lived in Otira, West Coast, embarked at Port Chalmers on the Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
- Samuel was mentioned in Despatchers: London Gazette, 5 August 1915, p7668: Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 20th May 1915. (Commander Meditteranean Expeditionary Force)
- died of wounds in Gallipoli aged 26 on 1st June 1915
- buried Shrapnel Valley - Grave Reference: II. E. 6.
- his parents were then living back at Henley Street, Westport

Ada Carlyon born 1890 - 1965
- born in Gisborne
- never married
- buried with her parents at Orowaiti cemetery, Westport

Robert Tredenham Carlyon 1892-1960
- born in Dargaville
- married Margaret Shepard Stonebanks (1896-1974) in 1923
- He lived for a time at Opoutama, Hawkes Bay.
- His daughter Phyllis Gwavas Carlyon married in 1922 to:
- Malcolm William O'Callaghan Brodie
- died in Wellington
- buried Karori

Percy died aged 74 in Buller West Coast
Maggie died aged 71 in Westport, West Coast
- they are borth buried at the Orowaiti Middle cemetery Westport

From the TIMARU HERALD - 23rd May 1879
... Percy F Carlyon: I am Sergeant of Police stationed at Temuka. On the 28th instant I visited the scene of a fire outside the Winchester railway station ... etc

From the TIMARU HERALD - 1st April 1880
... Percy F. Carlyon: I am Sergeant of Police stationed at Temuka. On Saturday nith, 27th inst., I met accused ... etc

From the GREY RIVER ANGUS - 22nd June 1885
... CHRISTCHURCH, June 21 - At 2.30 this morning three men, W. Morr, A.F. Douglas and P. Douglas stuck up a foreigner named George Trugesen on the Madras street railway, violently assaulted him and robbed him of a parcel containing a suit of clothes. Sergeant Carlyon soon after arrested two of the, and shortly afterwards got the third man and recovered the property at Douglas's house

Fom the POVERTY BAY HERALD - 29th Jan 1886
... Sergeant Carlyon, a much esteemed officer of the police force, who has been transferred to Napier, has been entertained by his comrades in the force at a farewell supper

From the EVENING POST - 19th Feb 1886
... Sergeant Percy F. Carlyon to be Police Gaoler at Woodville

From the POVERTY BAY HERALD - 19th April 1886
... At Woodville Sergeant Carlyon was reprimanded by th R.N. for the too free use of his baton. This is hard to understand as o the occasion in question ten drunken navvies attacked the only policeman in the place so as to "know where to kick the coppers"

From the BUSH ADVOCATE - 26th Sep 1889
... Referring to the appointment of Sergt. Carlyon to the clerkship of the Court at Dannevirke the Woodville paper says:- "We do not see how Sergeant Carlyone is going to fulfil the duties for that court as well as the police and court duties at Woodville". We can only add that the appointment has given a great deal of dissatisfaction in Danevirke, for although the Sergt is admitted to be a courteous and obliging officer the fact of him residing so far away is a great objection and will give rise to difficulties in Court work both in Danevirke and Woodville.

From the POVERTY BAY HERALD - 4th June 1890
... Sergeant Bullen, who had been in charge of this district for the past nine years, has resigned his position in the police force. He retires on compensation, which is a month's pay for each year of service. The news of his retirement will be received with regret and surprise
... Sergt. Percy Carlyon from Woodville, Sergt Bullen's successor, arrived here (Gisborne) on Sunday morning

From the EVENING POST - 7th June 1890
... Sergeant Carlyon was presented last night with a purse of sovereigns on leaving for Gisborne. Sergeant Carlyon has been in charge of the police station here for about five years

From the EVENING POST - 11th Feb 1899
There is an interesting read about an escaped fugitvie that CONSTABLE Carlyon and his 2 sons, one being Clement, managed to capture. It says that Constable Carlyon of Featherston and his son brought in the prisoner. In 1899 Frederick was not a constable ... but read and if you can work it out please let me know HOW THE CAPTURE WAS MADE

From the NELSON EVENING MAIL - 23 Sep 1908
... Percy Carlyon, gaoler at Westport, in the course of his evidence said ... etc

A large CARLYON family tree

Michael Bell Travers 1857-1928 - Woodville New Zealand

Michael Bell Travers married Marion Christie Hulme in 1883

their children were:
1884-1947 Marion Christie Travers
- married William Hughes in 1906

1886-1887 Andrew Bell Travers
- died aged 7 months

1887 - Ann Bell Travers

1890 - Catherine Ellen Travers

1892-1971 Charles Eric Travers
- married Mabel Bridget Cavanagh in 1913
- she was a daughter of John Cavanagh & Bridget Ryan

1896-1977 Egmont Travers
- married Elizabeth Ann Monaghan in 1919

1898-1990 Ellen Travers
- married John Searle in 1924

4-6-1900-1900 Walter Alexander Huia Travers
- twin with Margaret
- died aged 2 months, buried Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

4-6-1900-1997 Margaret Kathleen Irene Travers
- twin with Walter
- married Horace Edward Arnold in 1924
- he was a son of William Henry Arnold & Christina Robertson

1902 - unnamed baby Travers
- died aged 15 hours, buried Old Gorge Cemetery

Marion died at the birth of the unnamed child and they are buried in the same coffin - she was 36

Michael remarried in 1905 to
Margaret Hood Kennedy (1868-1942)

Maud Mary Partner - Woodville, New Zealand

Maud Partner was married to Charles Cornelius Tuely in 1898
their known children
1899-2006 Ethel Maude
- married in 1924 to:
John Charles Harcourt March (1897-1979)
- Ethel died aged 107 ?

1901-1974 Bertha May
- married in 1924 to:
James Guild Pullar (1900-1954)

1903-1907 Arthur Wellesley Tuely
- died aged 6 months, buried Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

17-11-1904 - Daisy Belle
- twin with Violet
- nothing else known about her - did she survive ?

17-11-1904-1997 Violet Mary
- twin with Daisy
- married in 1928 to:
Arthur Ronald Miers (?)

12-11-1906-1989 Catherine Margaret
- married in 1925 to:
George Fenton Williams (1902-1984)

Maud died 3 years after her infant son Arthur (nearly to the day) and 8 weeks after the birth of Catherine
- she is buried next to son Arthur

- what happend to husband Charles Cornelius Tuely ?

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Robert Collings Tennent - Rio de Janiero, Brazil to Woodville, New Zealand

Robert Collings Tennent (1849-1939) was born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil to British parents Robert Tennent and Penelope Cowper

- he emmigrated to New Zealand with his widowed mother, 2 brothers, Douglas Cowper Tennent and Edward Cowper Tennent, sister Isabella and 2 other unnamed siblings on the BRITISH EMPIRE which landed in Lyttelton in 1864
-(on the pasenger list their name is spelt Tenant)
- they settled in Nelson in about 1865

- brother Douglas Cowper Tennent (1851-1920) moved north to Marton to start a business of Tennent and Simpson, auctioneers, stock and station agents, he became the Mayor of Marton in November 1896 and was a Grain Merchant, Accountant, Land, Estate and Commission Agent
- he married Agnes Mary Ellen Greenwood (1858-1937) in 1878
their children were:
1879-? Cecil Cowper Tennent - may have moved to Australia
1881-1970 Elsie Gascoigne Tennent - born in Nelson
- her birth notice in the NELSON EVENING MAIL
- married Robert Nicholas Todd 1906
1882-1970 Percy Douglas Tennent
- his birth notice in the NELSON EVENING MAIL
- married Elsie Julia Commons in 1914
- she was a duaghter of William McKenzie Commons & Catherine Sarah Wrigley
1884-1964 Dorothy Isabelle Tennent
- married Albert Victor Oliver 1917. He is possibly a brother of Otway Oliver who married Dorothy's sister Noeline (see siblings at end notes)
1886-1969 John Greenwood Tennent - engineer Feilding
- served in WWI, serial number 7/522, trooper with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles
- married Kate Augusta Crump in 1925
- she was a daughter of Philip Charles Crump & Mary Symbourne Commons
1887-1972 Charlotte Marion Tennent
- married Herbert Boyer 1915
1889-1975 William Cowper Tennent
- married Elsie Mary Allden Johnson in 1926
- was cremated at Purewa Crematorium Auckland, ashes scattered
1896-1974 Noeline Jessie Tennent
- married Otway Ernest Oliver 1921. He was 1 of 9 (known) children of James Oliver & Ellen Josling (*see notes at end)
In 1914 when sons William Cowper & John Greenwood served in WWI, Douglas was living in 6 Mathieson Street, Wanganui. William was living in 34 Bourke Street, Palmerston North, John was living in Whakamatau (west of Christchurch)
- In January 1905 Douglas and William James Tennent were living on 1 acre, Section 16, Rangitikei Agricultural Reserve
- it is very possible that this William James Tennent was a younger brother of Robert, Douglas & Edward (one of the unnamed on the passenger list)

- brother ? William James Tennent (1856-1930) married Katherine Jessie Kesteven (1853-1924) in 1881 in Christchurch
- their marriage notice in the TIMARU HERALD
their (known) children were:
1882-1946 Edith Penelope Tennent - didn't marry
- cremated at Karori, Wellington
1883-1960 Hobart Cother Tennent - farmer Palmerston North 1885-1969 Oswald Kesteven Tennent - bank manager in Hawera, in 1931 applied for his drivers license after 1 weeks driving experience
- married Kathleen Kiver Allison in 1915. She the eldest child of Henry Allison & Elizabeth Jane Kiver. Her siblings were: Henry Kiver Allison, Charles Wynn Kiver Allison, Eric Victor Kiver Allison, Leslie Tracy Kiver Allison
- Oswald & Kathleen had Peter Kenard Tennent in Christchurch 1918
1886-1917 Kenard William Tennent - killed in action Ypres Belgium
1888-1979 Ida Frances Tennent - graduated with a BA from Victoria University, Wellington 1908
- married George Max Cleghorn 1918. He was a son of George Cleghorn & Helen Browning (1868-1955) who married in 1888. George was previously married in 1886 to Helen' sister Annie (1861-1887)
In 1917 when sons Hobart Cother & Kenard William served in WWI, William James was living in 69 Essex St, Masterton. His wife Katherine was buried in the Archer St cemetery Masterton in November 1924

- brother Edward Cowper Tennent (1848-1914), farmed in Nelson for 2 years before moving toWagga-Wagga, NSW. He was a Classical master at Hobart Tasmania, Minister in the Presbyterian Church in 1881, officiating in Tasmania and Dunedin NZ.
- he married Amy Margaret ? in Australia and a son Stuart Ralston Tennent was born in Tasmania in 1888. Stuart died of wounds 16-8-1915 at sea from Egypt to Gallipoli. He was serving with the Wellington Mounted Rifles, 2nd Reinforcements, serial number 11/831. He had been living at 319 Willis Street, Wellington. He is buried at the Alexandria (CHATBY) Military and War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt
- He married again, to Edith Jessie Huxtable in 1897. Jessie's father was C. H. Huxtable of Elphinstone Rd Hobart Australia who had married Ella Mary Ridings of Newtown Auckland in Hobart,
- Edward & Edith were married at Dr Fooks in Auckland
(How they knew Dr Fooks is not known.)
Edward was living in Martinborough at the time of Stuart's death, he was then the Prebyterian minister for Martinborough. The Sermon given prior to his being sent to Martinborough in 1909
Edward was killed in a motor car accident, overturning his car at Hinakura, 26km east of Martinborough

Robert was responsible for the formation of The Nelson Rugby Club. He was totally sports minded and at the age of 19 shortly after moving to Nelson, he and other young men of Nelson formed the club
He was a key figure in taking the game of rugby up to Patea and the Manawatu
Of Note
They play for the ROBERT COLLINGS TENNENT TROPHY in Queensland, Australia

Robert played First-Class cricket from 1873-1874
- his major team was Nelson

He was a manager of various branches of the Bank of NSW in Nelson, Timaru, Invercargill, Taranaki, Wanganui, Patea and other places

He married Emily Mary Boor (1854-1944) in 1875 in Nelson
- Emily was possibly born in Nelson
- their marriage notice read:
TENNENT - BOOR, 20 Oct, Nelson, Robert Collins (sic) Tennent, Bank NSW, Patea, 2nd son of late R.N. Tennent esq, Rio de Janeiro, to Emily Mary, eldest daughter of Leonard Boor Esq, MRCS, Nelson - Dr Leonard Boor was in Masterton when he wrote a letter to Sir Donald McLean in 1868

- their children were:

1877-1936 Emily Cowper Tennent in Nelson
- married Philip Henry Mules (1876-1960) in Timaru 1908
- their marriage notice in the COLONIST
- Dr Philip Henry Mules, M.B., F.R.C.S. (Edin.), was born at Brightwater, Nelson, his father was Right Rev. Charles Oliver Mules, (1837-1927) Bishop of Nelson (includes a photo) - the Rev Mules arrived into Nelson on the 6th June 1867 as a saloon passenger on the CISSY Charles married Laura Blundell in 1870. Charles and Laura had about 5 children. A son, Edmund Kennedy Mules (1877-1962) was a vicar at Otaio Church and Bluecliffs, a chaplain with the forces in WWI, 2nd reserves, a curate at Christchurch St Michaels under the very Catholic Canon Harry Burton (Edmund married Aileen Grace Burton in 1913)
- Taken from Woodville at NZETC:
... (Philip Henry Mules) went to Edinburgh, where he passed his final examinations in the year 1902 and immediately accepted an appointment as house surgeon of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary under Dr. MacGillivray.
Subsequently for three months he held the position of house physician to the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital, under Dr. Barbour, and then engaged for some time in locum-tenens work.
In July, 1903, he passed the M. D. clinical examination and in the following year was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Dr. Mules then returned to New Zealand as ship surgeon of the "Kumara," and was afterwards for some time medical examiner to an insurance office for the North Auckland district.
Dr. Mules subsequently settled in Woodville, where he took over the practice formerly conducted by Dr. Dawson
- they had Charles Marwood Mules in 1909. He died 1997
- they had Margaret Emily (Margie) Mules in Woodville in 1916
- Margie became a School Dental Nurse
- she married Ian Morton Ollivier (1908-1996) in Palmerston North in 1943. He was 1 of 6 children of Cecil Claude Morton Ollivier (1878-1935) & Florence Minnie (Flossie) Milsom. Cecil was an accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Accountants in New Zealand. He was a director of Christchurch Cinemas, the Golden Bay Cement Works and the Glaxo Manufacturing Company. Chairman of directors of Beath & Co, of Bonds Hosiery Mills and the Woolston Tanneries. A committee member, steward and vice-president of the Metropolitan Trotting Club in Christchurch, he bred horses and in 1922 won the NZ Cup with "Agathos". He died in 1935 and his property later became the site of the Glenelg Health Camp
- Ian and Margie lived in Chapel St, Masterton
they had 3 sons, Michael Morton, Andrew Morton & Peter Morton Ollivier
- Ian died in Masterton, burial not yet found

1878-? Leonard Cowper Tennent
- born in Carlyle, which is now called Patea
- his birth notice in the WANGANUI HERALD
- served in the Anglo-Boer War, serial numbers 8501 & 1036 with the 4th & 10th Contingents
- he was a trooper with the No 9 Otago Company. At enlistment he was living in Dunedin, worked as a clerk, was aged 21 years, height 5ft 9 3/4in, chest 36 1/2in, weight 1Ost 5lb.
- in June 1900 he sent a letter to his parents
- he was then in Beira, Mozambique
- in 1903 was living in a house on land he had bought on the old Spionkop battlefield in South Africa

1879-1958 Evelyn Arnold Tennent - born in Patea
- was a bridesmaid in Christchurch 1908 at her sister Emily's wedding
- married Wybrants Olphert DSO DSC RD RNZNVR (1880-1938) in 1910
- they settled in Lower Hutt
- other Wybrants Olphert in New Zealand:
*1845 - 1915 Wybrants Olphert
*1880 - 1938 Wybrants Olphert (above)
*1911 - 1991 Wybrants Olphert - married Heather Mary Horrax in Kelburn, Wellington 1939
*1915 - 1974 Wybrant William Charles Olphert
- one of the first 2 married Florence Salmon in 1903

1881-1951 Robert Valentine Tennent (born Valentines Day)
- married Kathleen Gertrude Cook (1884-1956) in 1907
- she was a daughter of John & Annie Eliza Cook
- Kathleen remarried in 1922 to James Monteath (1877-1959) - James had been married in 1907 to Kara Muriel Devenish-Meares (1877-1921). There were many Devenish-Meares in East Australia, Kiama, Sydney, Wollongong etc and in the south of New Zealand Timaru, Christchurch etc. The name may have originated in Ireland

1882-1951 Harold Douglas Tennent
- served in the Anglo Boer War, serial number 7833 with the 9th New Zealand South Island Contingent - embarked from South Island on the SS KENT 12 March 1902
- served in WWI, serial #18912, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 6th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company
- he sent his father a letter from Capetown, South Africa in October 1914 where he was the a sergeant in the Natal Light Horse. His father was then with the Bank of NSW in Invercargill
- married Ruth Lois Cleeve-Edwards (1897-1984) in 1919

1885-1905 Muriel Edith Tennent
- died aged 20 unmarried
- also buried in Old Gorge Cemetery

1887-1967 Hugh Cowper Tennent
- born in Wanganui, died in Honolulu, Hawaii
- his birth notice in the Feilding Star
- married Madeline (Madge) Grace Denham Cook (1889-1972) in Cape Town, South Africa in 1915
- Madge Cook was born in England, studied art in Paris under William Bouguereau. She had one-person shows at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and her works have been exhibited in London at the Wertheim Gallery, in Paris at the Bernheim-Jeune Galleries, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco as well as frequently in Honolulu at the Academy of Arts, Gumps, and the Grossman-Moody Gallery.
- Hugh served in WWI, serial number 17838 New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 9th Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company. He embarked from Wellington 29th July 1916
- after their marriage they returned to New Zealand where Madge became the head of the art school in Invercargill
- their children were:
1916 - Arthur Hugh Cowper Tennent was born in Woodville while Hugh awaited further military orders. When orders came, Hugh was posted to France in support of the allied effort in World War I. Hugh returned from France in 1917 with a badly wounded arm. An accountant by trade, he was offered a position as treasurer to the government of British Samoa, which he chose to accept. The Tennents lived in Samoa for six years where they had a daughter, Valentine Leslie Tennent 1919
- In 1923 the Tennents left Samoa to go to England, stopping in Hawaii. They were entranced with the islands and were persuaded to stay. Their home at 203 Prospect Street in Honolulu, Hawaii is now a museum of her art Tennent Art Foundation Gallery

1892-1945 Kenneth Boor Tennent
- served in WWI, serial number 7/1320, Sergeant, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinforcements. Enlistment address was Cattle Valley, 14km east of Fairlie, Canterbuy
- he was awared the Military Medal
- married Mary Warren in 1927
- he died aged 53 and was cremated at Karori, Wellington

1899-1977 Alan Arnold Tennent
- twin with Ivan
- married Marion Linton McGregor in 1925
- Marion remarried in 1940 to John Te Herekiekie Grace Ngati Tuwharetoa; interpreter, public servant, community leader, high commissioner
- photo of Colonel Alan Arnold Tennent taken about 1945
- the McGregor Park Reerve in Ohai, Southland is a large reserve covering 80 hectares of land used by the public for picnicing, walking and overnight camping. This part of the reserve contains a mown area, a simple swing set and a pavilion. A trotting training track used by the Nightcaps Trotting Training Club is located adjacent to the developed public area. Part of the reserve near the township and along the Wairio Stream has been developed as a revegetation project by the local community. It was acquired in 1952 by the Nightcaps Town Board from Alan Arnold Tennant and Marion Linton Grace (Alan's ex wife) for the use, benefit, enjoyment and recreational purposes of the inhabitants of the districts of Nightcaps and Ohai

1899-1900 Ivan Gaye Tennent
- twin with Alan - born in Timaru
- their birth notice in the TIMARU HERALD
- died aged 13 months

1901-? Doreen Isabel Tennent
- was a bridesmaid in Christchurch 1908 at her sister Emily's wedding
- she would have then been aged 7
- the Rev C.K Mules mentioned as best man was actually Edmund Kennedy Mules

In 1915 Robert was with the Bank of New South Wales, in Invercargill when Kenneth went to war and still there in 1916 when Harold went to war

Robert died in Woodville on 14th April 1939 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery
His wife Emily died aged 90, 5 years after him
- she was cremated on 10th October 1944 at Karori Crematorium

..Sally Ann Tennent was cremated at Karori on 21st August 1934 aged 16 months - parents unknown at this time
..Another possible brother (unnamed on the ship passenger list) is George Edward Tennent. Born in about 1857, he was a draper in Wellington, married Annie Candow in 1877. He died in May 1907 and is buried in Karori
..*children of James & Ellen Oliver
1879-1938 James Oliver Josling Oliver
- married Zeta Maud Jackson in 1912
1880-1965 Eleanor Amy Elizabeth Oliver
- didn't marry
1882- 1964 Grace Adelaide May Oliver
- didn't marry
1884 - Ohvay (sic) Ernest Oliver
- married Noeline Jessie Tennent in 1921
1886 - Albert Oliver
- possibly married Dorothy Isobelle Tennent in 1917
1888-1972 Florence Ivy Maud Oliver
- didn't marry
1889-1895 Ruby Iris Minnie Oliver
- died aged 5 years
1890-1891 Gladys Eloise Mary Oliver
- died aged 10 months
1892-1961 Oscar Dudley Oliver

Mary Ann Pearce Thacker (nee Christopher) - 1836 - 1904 New Zealand

Mary Ann Pearce CHRISTOPHER was born about 1836
she was married to James John Thacker (29-11-1838-1928)
She died in 1904 aged 68 and is buried in Old Gorge Cemetery Woodville

Some of their children were:
(not all born in NZ research continuing)

1862-1944 Jessie Ann Christopher Thacker
- married Fred SPURRELL in 1883
- no children yet found

1863-1955 Florence Jane Christopher Thacker
- married (1) Walter FULFORD in 1884
they had Walter Alfred Fulford in 1885
- married (2) Thomas Francis QUINLIVAN (1866-1943) in 1887
- Thomas was a racehorse trainer of Hastings
- their children were:
1889 - Frederick Thomas Quinlivan
1891 - William John Kenny Quinlivan
1893 - Eileen Florance Quinlivan
1896 - Una Frances Quinlivan
1899 - Francis Eric Quinlivan

0000 - Emlyn (Emily ?) Christopher Thacker
- married Frank Charles Farrow (1859-1931) in 1892
- no children yet found

1867-1938 Alice Maud Christopher Thacker
- married George Chubb FOSTER (1867-1953) in 1891
- their children wre:
1894 - Edith Florence Foster
1896 - Leonard George Foster
1913 - Dulcie Alma Foster

1868-1933 Nellie Christopher Thacker
- married Edward Benjamin RABONE (1864-1947) in 1890
- their children were:
1892 - Stanley Edward Rabone
1893 - Gordon Ling Rabone
1895 - Nelly Ethel Rabone
1896 - Eva Florence Rabone
1898 - Frederick George Rabone
1903 - Jessie Isabel Rabone
1908 - William Edward Rabone

1873-1954 James John Christopher Thacker
- married Maud Mary RYAN (1879-1958) in 1902
- their children were
1903 - Stanley James Thacker
1906 - Alma Mary Thacker
1908 - William Frederick Thacker

1875-1958 Mary Ann Christopher Thacker
- married Frederick John Browne (1864-1946) in 1922

1878-1960 William Alfred Christopher Thacker
- married Ebba Christina STELIN (1877-1947) in 1902
- their children were:
1904 - Aubrey William Christopher Thacker
1906 - Robert James John Thacker
1908 - Mauritz John Christopher Thacker
- William & Ebba buried Kelvin Grove

1880-1968 Frederick George Christopher Thacker
- married Geraldine Nellie Alice SCHOCH 1913
- Geraldine was born 1887, died 1944 in Auckland
- her father was possibly George Adolphus Schoch (1858-1912) and her siblings were Gertrude Helen Mary, George Rudolph William & Gerald Bruce

1882-Jan 1883 Edith Christopher Thacker
- died aged 6 months

Can you please tell me Mary Ann's maiden name and where she was born?
Where is her husband James John Thacker buried?
Was Emlyn the correct name for her daughter?
How long were they living in Woodville for?
and any other details on their life would be appreciated

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