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Atlantic English THOMSEN + Charles PECK + Archibald Albert BOSWELL

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Alexandria Thomsen was aka Atlantic English Thomas. She was born 14 December 1870 on board the England which departed Gravesend on the 3 Dec, 1870 and arrived in Wellington on the 19 March 1871

Alexandria married 18 April 1889 to Charles Peck
- 1st born of 11 children of Charles PECK and Annie GASKIN
He was born in Lower Hutt 1863 and died in Palmerston North 1958

they had 6 known children (see link)

They separated and she then 'married' Archibald Albert Boswell (1883-1969)
- he was born in Auckland 1883, 1 of 12 children to Charles Llewellyn Boswell and Annie Elizabeth White

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by dianejordan on 2013-05-28 22:22:20

Hi Ngairedith. I guess by now you have an answer to this question. Atlantic English is an aka.dob 12.14.1870 Her real name is Alexandria Thomson My great grandmother. She was named Atlantic English as she was born on board the English (ship) in the Atlantic on her parents way to NZ.dod 1930 father was Hans Christian Thomson. d.ob 1836-1900 mother Else Marie Jacobsen. The came from Scandinavia.

I did not know she remarried. Do you know if there were children from the 2nd marriage.

by ngairedith on 2013-05-28 23:04:50

thank you diane,

yes I do have more on Alexandria Thomsen

Am email from Tom on 2-3-2010 was:
On Florence's marriage certificate to Daniel Barton her mother is listed as Alice Boswell alias Peck (nee Thompson). As Florence is the youngest of five children registered born to Charles Peck and Atlantic English or Alice I would say they are one and the same woman. I notice Atlantic English died registered as Peck. This combined with no marriage found to Boswell in New Zealand would suggest she never married her second husband. Also, I notice on the internet that one of Charles' brothers married a Helen Marie Thomsen, born in Denmark, in the same year. I would hazard a guess that they might be sisters

by dianejordan on 2013-05-28 23:06:35

Hi again. Alexandria Thomson's parent's came from Jutland Denmark. Sorry the ship is called the England. Not the English. regards, Diane

by ngairedith on 2013-05-28 23:10:59

also - I have, Atlantic was the first of Charles's 3 wives. She married him when she was 20 and he was 26. She 'married' again to Archibald Albert 'Archie' Boswell, when she was 36 and he was 22. She was not a widow at this time as Charles went on to marry twice more

CHARLES PECK was the first of 12 children of Charles Peck and Ann (nee Gaskin) Peck and the grandson of Daniel and Elizabeth (nee Gaskin) Peck, early settlers of Taita. He married Atlantic when he was 26 and she was 20. He was 46 when he married Henrietta Gilbert and she was 37. He was 84 when he married Florence Isobel Jones in 1947 and she was 59
- He died aged 94 as a retired farmer in Palmerston North

by ngairedith on 2013-05-28 23:17:14

yes, thanks diane, you will see that at the above links, along with her siblings:

Helene Marie Thomsen (1867-)
- married Samuel Gaskin in 1889
Anders Christian Thomsen (1876-)
- married Constance Lilian Walker in 1926
Hans Peter Thomsen (1879-)
- married Agnes Mary Moss in 1910
Charles Cornelius Thomsen (1882-)
- married Violet Alice Liepst in 1924

this branch needs to be updated...

by dianejordan on 2013-05-28 23:45:11

Thank you very much you have filled a lot of gaps for me. I was going purely on memories of what I had been told. My mother died a year ago. I have not opened her chest with the family history in it yet. I am still recovering from two major opps on my leg from the big quakes in Thank you again. This is all new to me. With My mothers family being all mainly farmers we are a large but close knit family. regards again, Diane.

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