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Who was ALBERT STRAWBRIDGE's fiance in Levin, New Zealand 1901?

Albert "HENRY" Strawbridge was killed in action in the Boer War.

He was engaged to be married before he left - do you know her name?

There is a (bad) photo of her you can view by clicking the link under his name

What happened to the BOND children, immigrants from England to NZ in 1874

Sarah Ann Strawbridge arrived in Wellington, New Zealand in 1875 with her 76 year old mother Sarah (nee Showers) Strawbridge and an assortment of other family members ...

With Sarah was her husband John Bond and the first 9 of their 10 children
I would like to know about those children, who they married and when and where they died etc
It is possible they were born in Hill Head, Tiverton near Devon

They were:
Malachi Bond - b.1858 married Anne Kemp
Sarah Ann Bond - b.1860
Eli Thomas Bond - b.1861
William Bond - b.1863
Joseph Bond - b.1865
John Bond - b.1867
James Bond - b.1869
Ernest Bond - b.1872
Albert Bond - b.1873

Their 10th child:
Henry Oliver Bond - b.1876 in New Zealand married Alice May Benge who was a daughter of Reuben Benge b.1849 in Taita, Wellington, New Zealand and a granddaughter of DAVID JAMES BENGE, early settler in Upper Hutt, New Zealand

IDA NELSON Redfern, NSW + Leonard Peck Taita NZ

Leonard Peck b.1886 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand
married in 1908 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand to
Ida Nelson b.1883 in Sydney, Australia

I would like to know more about her and her parents and if there were any siblings
Her parents were James Nelson and Elizabeth Kirk

1 comment(s), latest 6 years, 2 months ago

who are the children in the photo - Taita, NZ c1890

Are you good at puzzles ??

On PECK of Taita there is a photo of Mrs Samuel Peck and 3 children
It is a very old photo - taken, the National Library of New Zealand says, c.1890s

the parents are:
Samuel PECK (1850-1931) & Frances STENT (1857-1938)

HOWEVER, I cannot work out which of the 13 children they are

If you click on the link you will see their 13 children
the names and birthdates should help with the combination of:
boy - girl - baby OR even girl - boy - baby

I hope the photo is clear enough for you to see that there is a boy and a girl who both look a similar age because of their height, but his stance makes him appear the older and to me he looks maybe 3 years old at the most. The baby in her arms is a very 'new' baby by the looks which gives us something to work on going backwards !!


NOTE
If this photo was taken in the 1890s (as the National Library of New Zealand states) then the boy must be John because all the last 5 children were girls so the children would have to be
John Peck aged about 3
Myrtle Peck aged about 1
baby Ivy
HOWEVER, the girl, to me, looks older than 1
The next combination of boy, girl or even, girl, boy if you look at the childrens names and ages would have to be

Elizabeth Peck - aged 5
Henry Peck - aged 3
baby Leonard
This would make the photo as taken in 1886 as Leonard was born in September
HOWEVER, Elizabeth does not look 5 in this photo!!

Your help would be appreciated

PHOTO
FRANCES PECK & 3 CHILDREN


3 comment(s), latest 2 years, 3 months ago

William ADAMS & Emma DIXON - Masterton

WILLIAM ADAMS and Emma Dixon were the first white couple to be married in Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand

They married in 1854 and had 16 children - 8 boys and 8 girls, all born in Masterton.
I am still researching and adding these children

Emma arrived in New Zealand on the 'Arab'

2 comment(s), latest 4 years, 9 months ago

STOCKBRIDGE from Buckinghamshire and Pluckley to New Zealand

Stephen Stockbridge was born 1812 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire
His parents were Stephen Stockbridge b.1790 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire and Martha Craib -
Stephen born 1812, is the only child I have for them . . is there more?

Stephen b.1812 died 1865 from drowning, in New Zealand,
married Mary Ann Archer in 1834 in England
She was born 1816 and died 1880 somewhere in New Zealand.
They had 5 children prior to emigrating, 1 year old William died on board
Also a set of twins was born and died during the voyage
They had another 8 children in New Zealand
I am still researcing and adding these children


- Stephen Stockbridge b.1842 was one of their children born in Kent - he died 1880 in Wellington

Stephen (1842) married Eliza Jane Mason in Wellington in 1862
She was born 1846 in Wellington and died in Wellington in 1909
I have 5 children for them, they are:

Eliza Jane Stockbridge b.1863 - died 1934
Married Richard Greeks in 1882
I have 6 children so far for them
Their son Rayner was killed in action in France in 1917 and is on this list of fallen soldiers on the tree YOUNG KIWI WAR HEROES

Emma Stockbridge b.1854 - died 1915
Married Frederick John Walters in 1892
I have not found any children yet

Stephen Stockbridge b.1866 - died 1924
Married Louisa Philp in 1890
I have 2 children for them

Matilda Stockbridge b.1869 - died ?
Married Charles Jabez Frost
No children yet

Henry Stockbridge b.1872 - died 1916
Married Susan Wadsworth in 1897
I have 4 children

Hoping you can help with the rest of the family members

Looking for the children of Adolph AMUNDSEN & Anna SOUTHEE - Ormondville, New Zealand - 1920c

ANNA SOUTHEE was born about 1898 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, daughter of George Southee b. 1864 in Wellington and Emma Hedges who was born 1871 in Chakrata, India
[George's parents had emigrated from Kent]

Anna married Adolph Adwin Amundsen in 1919 in Taihape - he was born ABOUT 1888, needs verifying yet, in Ormondville, Manawatu
[Adolph's parents were Amund Amundsen Moldusen b. 1841 in Norway and Elise Larsdatter Waalberget b. 1865 in Norway - they emigrated aboard the FRTTZ REUTER in 1875 to Napier, bound for Ormondville

Apparently Adolph and Anna had at least 10 children as at his death he was 'survived' by ten children

I would like information on these children to add to the above tree

Raymond WATTS Eketahuna & Palmerston Norh

Raymond Harold Watts was born 1914 in Nireaha, (9km west of Eketahuna in the Wairarapa), some say it is in the Manawatu, I lived in the area many years - I'm saying Wairarapa :)

His parents were, Harold Ernest WATTS (1881-1969), born in Wellington, died & buried in Palmerston North & Bertha Ellen Elizabeth DAYSH (1887-1970), born in Carterton, died & buried in Palmerston North

I only have 1 sibling at this time for Raymond, Myrtle Bertha Watts (1908-1997) who married Sydney Clinton SUTTON

Raymond married in 1938 (when he was 24) to Kathleen GARARD (1923-2008)
- nothing is known of her, I would like to know more, Can you help with parents, siblings etc. If you would like to share please leave message in comments below

Raymond & Kathleen had one child:
Patricia Mary Watts, who married John William West

Raymond served in WWII as Private 45920, with the Infantry Brigade, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF). His next of kin was his wife, K. M. Watts (wife), 450 Albert Street, Palmerston North. He died at sea on the ss Nino Bixio whilst a prisoner of war on 17 August 1942. He was 28. He is remembered at Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

Kathleen remarried to William Ronald CHAPPELL (1924-1999)

NOTE
... 118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by the British submarine HMS Turbulent

POCOCK - from Sussex, England to Wairarapa, New Zealand

I have a MARIA POCOCK on my tree. She as born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, married Edwin Ticehurst and they emigrated to New Zealand on the ADELAIDE in 1839 with three children.
They settled in the Wairarapa and had another 8 (known) children

I only have one siblings for Maria - was there more?

Her parents were George Pocock and Harriet Hurst

I would also like to know more about her husband Edwin Ticehurst

Looking for information on the GASKIN family from Marden, Kent in the 1800s

George Gaskin was born 1806 in Marden Kent. He died 1870.
He married Ann Grigsby - born 1811, died 1901
They had 13 (known) children
Mary Ann Gaskin - 1832
Elizabeth Gaskin - 1834
Sarah Gaskin 1835
Henry Gaskin - 1837
George Gaskin - 1840
James Gaskin - 1842
Amy Gaskin - 1844
Ellen Gaskin - 1845 married Stephen Osborne
William Gaskin - 1847
Emma Gaskin - 1849
John Gaskn - 1851
Charles Gaskn 1853 ded 1935 married Esther Clarke
Hannah Gaskin - 1859

Three of George's siblings were immigrants to New Zealand in 1841

I would like more information on all those children