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the 'Residents' of
OLD GORGE CEMETERY, Woodville, New Zealand
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W
- Margaret (nee Brown) 1878-1917
- Alfred Charles Monkhouse 1867-1891
- Samuel William 1857-1923
- Daniel Blamey 1851-1925
- Eliza (nee Paterson) 1844-1919
- Charles Carnegie 1851-1921
- Ellanor Mary 1906-1952
- Elsie May 1892-1919
- Emma 1834-1913
- Frances Mary 1874-1896
- Henry 1828-1898
- Jane 1883-1954
- Margaret Alice 1909-1953
- William Michael 1880-1956
- William Henry 1892-1915
- William John 1964-1964
- Muriel Edith 1884-1905
- Robert Collings 1849-1939
- Mary Ann Pierce 1836-1904
- William Tillick 1906-1906
- Alexander George 1891-1891
- Alice Agatha 1893-1894
- Elizabeth Jane 1829-1907
- Frank 1908-1908
- George William 1906-1999
- Ivy Gladis 1896-1896
- John 1869-1949
- Myrtle 1895-1895
- Ethel Amelia 1927-1997
- Neil Lewis 1935-1953
- Paul Garry 1940-1953
- Pearl Myrtle 1909-1986
- James 1848-1884
- William 1839-1891
- Stenson 1908-1913
- Edward George 1889-1889
- Elizabeth Alice (nee Stanford) 1860-1922
- Leslie James 1892-1893
- Edwin Dannatt 1891-1905
- Marion Christie (nee Hulme) 1866-1902
- Michael Bell 1857-1928
- unnamed baby 1902-1902
- Walter Alexander Huia 1900-1900
- Jane 1885-1885
- Margaret 1895-1902
- Arthur Wellesley 1903-1904
- Maud Mry (nee Partner) 1877-1907
- Alan Beatty 1915-1991
- Jane (nee Pagan) 1879-1964
- M.A. 1912-1969
- Philip Sydney 1913-1932
- Sydney 1877-1961
- Leonie Ellen 1938-1939
- Myrtle Hannah 1918-1956
- Thomas Edmund 1906-1994
- Harry 1871-1929
- Katherine Becks (nee Waldmann) 1880-1954
- Berkley 1854-1916
- Rebecca Mary (nee Tyerman) 1858-1936
- unnamed baby 1917-1917
What happened to Thomas Broome
I would like to know where and when he died and where he is buried
He married Susan Grace Saywell in 1895
She died 2 years later
In 1899 he then remarried, to Susan's sister Edith Emily Saywell
Jemima Oxenham was born in Portsea England in October 1826
- the 3rd youngest of 12 children
After the death of their parents the girls were put in an orphanage until their brother John took them to New Zealand - it was his plan to marry them off as quickly as possible
They sailed on the AURORA
This was one of first ships to New Zealand
The TORY had arrived in September 1839 with 6 passengers and filled with supplies to barter with the Maori
The second ship was the CUBA which arrived in January 1840 with 34 passengers, all of them men. A couple of them were married men whose wives followed at a later date
The AURORA carried 148 passengers
- it left Gravesend 22 Sep 1839, arriving in New Zealand 7 Jan 1840
With Jemima was her brother
* John Oxenham, aged 29, a shipwright
and her sister
* Sarah Oxenham, aged 19, a seamstress.
JEMIMA, aged about 14?, married George Hamilton COGLAN (?-1841) 4 June 1840 in Wellington
- Jemima married George 5 months after arriving in New Zealand.
Brother John wanted to 'marry her and her sister off quickly' and he did, however George turned out to be a drunkard and a mean brute.
Jemima came to despise him
The following year George was found drowned at Petone, some say it was from a boat accident, others say there was a brawl. . .
Chief Constable Richard Sayer went to tell Jemima the news of her husbands death.
She excused herself to go upstairs and be alone for awhile.
Richard then heard strange noises upstairs and the chandalier overhead was swaying. He went upstairs to see what was happening - he found Jemima, shoes off, dancing for joy at the news.
He is said to have joined in and within weeks they were married
JEMIMA, aged 16, next married Richard Burgess SAYER (1820-1854) 8 May 1842 in Wellington
JEMIMA, aged 29, next married John ASHMORE (1808-1864) 30 April 1855 in Wellington
JEMIMA, aged 40, next married Benjamin STINSON (1833-1867)
EVENING POST 20 August 1869:
DEATH - On the 13th instant, at Carterton, Mrs Jemima Stinson, formerly Mrs Ashmore. Aged 43 years.
I have had people in Carterton looking for her grave but they believe the headstone is probably no longer there ... can you help with more deatils of her husbands?
I would like to know who Jemimas parents and siblings were and also her children
Edna Kathleen Greathead died 7 June 1905 aged 5 months and is buried in a huge plot all by herself in Carterton, Wairarapa
Edna was the daughter of Ernest and Mary (nee Toms) Greathead of Greytown
What did she die of?
Apparently her parents are buried in Greytown
Why such a large plot?
Was it intended for other family members to use?
Plot 32, Block OU, Old Unsec, Clareville cemetery
Who was Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps Roberts?
She was born between 1848 and 1851
I have her as Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps
the name Poole is unusual and may be a good hint of her mother
I cannot find the Phelps emigrating to New Zealand, maybe you could help
There was a Edgar Phelps from Carterton killed in WW1 whose parents were Charles and Rose Phelps - he was born 1892
But Carterton is a VERY good place for our Emily to be as she married Eli Strawbridge about 1873 and they had 3 children in Carterton from 1872
Emily had a son, Alfred Roberts prior to her marriage to Eli - don't know if she was married to a Mr Roberts or not, but he is reported to have died in 1871
You can find Emily on a couple of sites but nobody mentions anything about her birth place or parents or where she is buried
Most have her written as though Roberts was her maiden name - I don't believe this is true . . as the name Phelps, or even Pool is more likely and that she was using the married name of Roberts when she married Eli Strawbridge
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
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
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
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
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 !!
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
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
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
FRANCES PECK & 3 CHILDREN
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'