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VIGGERS - Eketahuna, New Zealand

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Ralph VIGGERS was born in Eketahuna, New Zealand on 1st March 1910

Ralph's father was:
CHARLES PERCY VIGGERS (1882-1970)
- Charles was born in Carlton, Victoria, Australia
- he was a son of Charles Percival VIGGERS (1853-1888) & Annie Rebecca HEATH (1851-1902), both from England, who settled in Australia and had 7 children
- In 1917 Percy was on the WWI South Taranaki Reservists List as a 'butter maker' of Riverlea, South Taranaki
- the Dairy Factory was in Kaponga
- In 1935 he was living in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
- at the time of his death Percy was living in Matamata, Waikato

Ralph's mother was:
ELIZABETH ROBINSON BAYLISS (1881-1973)
- she was a daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Bayliss * (see below)
- her sister, Ada Lydia Bayliss (1884-1941), married Henry Thompson in 1911
- Elizabeth married Charles in 1907


... the children of CHARLES & ELIZABETH were ...

Donald Albert Viggers (1908-1980)
- Donald graduated from Victoria University, Wellington in 1944 with a Batchelor of Commerce. He became the office manager of a Rural Sociology Section in the Department of Agriculture. He took his ex-serviceman's scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, Madison and returned to Wellington with an MA in Rural Sociology. He died in August 1980 aged 71 and is buried in Plot 20/1 - Public Section of the Makara cemetery, Wellington

Ralph Viggers (1910-1910)
- Ralph was born in Eketahuna
- he died 3 days later and is buried in Plot 85 - Block W - Main Section of the Mangaoranga Cemetery, Eketahuna

Eileen Heath Viggers (1911-2004)
- Eileen married William 'Bill' HEANEY 16 Feb 1942 in Matamata

Percy Hedley Viggers (1914-1914)
- Percy died aged 2 weeks

Maxwell Percy Viggers (1918-1996)
- Maxwell was born 14 November 1918

Winifred Viggers (?-?)



* Thomas Bayliss (from the link at his name above)

... Mr. Thomas Bayliss, who is a member of the Eketahuna Road Board, was born near Birmingham England, in 1840, and was educated at the Sutton Coldfield Blue Coat School. Before coming to Wellington in 1879 he was engaged in farming in Staffordshire. On landing Mr. Bayliss came to the Wairarapa,-taking up the land on which he now resides, he being the first Englishman to settle in Eketahuna after the arrival of the Scandinavians. The district was at that time a solid block of bush from Eketahuna to Alfredtown. Mr. Bayliss was elected chairman of the local Road Board at its inception in 1886, and has been continually a member with the exception of one term. In church matters he is attached to the Wesleyan Church, in which he holds the office of circuit steward. Mr. Bayliss is married and has two sons and three daughters. His brother, Mr. William Bayliss, who has been in the district for some years, took a prominent part in public affairs till 1895, and is a local preacher in connection with the same church.





thank you to Maxine for her message which enabled me to add the other 'children':

Subject: Viggers genealogy
To: ngairedith
From: Maxine
Date: 2012-03-26 04:06:56

Hi
I have just joined familytreecircles and note your reference to the Viggers

Charles Percy Viggers and his wife Elizabeth had other children than what you mention.
There was Eileen, Maxwell Percy and Winifred. Another one was born at Rowan (Taranaki) but like Ralph died as a young baby





photo Thomas Bayliss
- taken from the site at his name above

Surnames: BAYLISS HEANEY HEATH THOMPSON VIGGERS
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