Update of Edmonds Family, Kerikeri, New Zealand.
In 1985 I started putting together a family book about John Edmonds who came from Engalnd to NZ with his family under the Church Missionary Scheme in 1834. John was a stone mason and was supposedly coming to build the stone store at Kerikeri but by the time he got here, the store had been built by a William Parrot from Australia. However, John did the finishing touches such as the lintels and paving as William Parrot had left his wife and gone to Tauranga with his mistress.
John and his first wife had 11 children before she died. John's 2nd marriage gave him 2 more children before he died.
A reunion was held in 1986 for the Edmonds family and it was wonderful indeed. The book was well received but with all the modern technology today and the release of so much more information, I want to do an update of the book and fill in a lot of the gaps I had in the 1st book. Correct quite a few mistakes as well. Plus there is 20 years of updates to add.
If any one can help with Reuben Edmonds or Marcellus Cook (Martha's Vineyard)and the Budlong family (Jane Edmonds married George Budlong of Rhode Island) I would be most grateful.