What's in a name 2, Essie (or Esther?) Ellen Elizabeth Perry
Essie Ellen Elizabeth Perry born 26 Jan 1873.
Daughter of Thomas Perry and Eliza (or Elizabeth - see my previous Whats in name journal entry) Jane nee Logan.
The Flay Family Tree shows her name as Esther and at first this seems reasonable as her grand mother and one of her aunts is named Esther but her birth certificate and marriage certificate to Fredrick William Henry Rimmer 28 Feb 1896 shows her name as Essie.
I note that her first child Ella Jennie Elizabeth was born before her marriage and was registered with the surname Perry born 16 Oct 1895. No father was recorded. Ella's marriage certificate to George William Kitson 1913 shows her surname as Perry although some family trees show it as Rimmer.
Essie Ellen Elizabeth Rimmer died 27 November 1898 6 days after the death of her 2nd son Cecil John Thomas Rimmer approximately 5mths. old.
But in her death notice in the Auckland Star she was robbed of her own name, listed simply as the wife of Fred Rimmer and second daughter of Thomas Perry.
Waikumete Cemetery where she is buried has her listed as Essie.
This post is based on the research of Laurie Collins and my late father Murray Griffin.