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Who was Emily Mary Ann Poole Phelps Roberts - NZ

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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

Surnames: PHELPS ROBERTS STRAWBRIDGE
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on 2008-10-17 19:55:43

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by chrislp on 2013-08-07 20:47:26

I believe she is probably the daughter of James Phelps and Mary Ann Poole.
They came out from Dorset on the Lady Nugent in 1841, they brought two children with them and had 4 other children in Wellington. Her closest sibling would be James Poole Phelps born 1852 as well ..maybe twins. There was a related Roberts family ...William Charles Roberts but that was through an uncle Alfred Phelps's sister...complicated but possible if there was an adoption or fostering that happened.
Family tree is on Rootsweb;
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=chrislpkiwi&recno=2372

cheers Chris

by ngairedith on 2013-08-08 05:51:31

hi Chris,
thanks very much for that and thanks for the link to your site. Lots of info there
Appreciated. I see I asked about Emily nearly 5 years ago!! Patience is necessary for this hobby :)

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