Wilson's of the Far North, NZ
I have been researching the PUCKEY family as it is my Mother-in-law's family line.
Her mother was Nettie WILSON who married Edgar Arundel PUCKEY IN 1911.
Nettie's family has been hard to trace with so many WILSON'S around. However, Nettie's father was Charles Alexander WILSON who was born in Auckland in 1865. After trawling through many archives and certificates I found that Charles had a sister who was apparently born at sea around 1855. She was Eliza Charlotte WILSON who married William Henry WALLIS in Auckland(1905).
On the marriage certificate of Charles, he has stated that his parents were Thomas, (occupation- compositor)and Catherine (nee MCLELLACE.) I think McLELLACE may be a spelling error as I have been unable to find another name the same or even similar. I can't find them arriving in NZ nor Charles'birth certificate. However, I understand births weren't required to be registered in 1865. In 1896, he appears on the Far North electoral rolls as a gumdigger at Parengarenga. There are a few other WILSONS also in the area.
Catherine Rosina WELLS, daughter of William and Jane (nee WRATHALL) met and married Charles Alexander WILSON in 1899 at the home of her parents in Fairburns. Charles gave his occupation at this time as a carpenter. Almost 10 years later, Charles is on the electoral roll as a gumdigger and he and Catherine are living at Waiharara.
Nettie was born in 1897 but the birth register for Far North gives her parents as Charles and Catherine.
In July,1913, we find Catherine Rosina WILSON in Auckland and applying for Charitable Aid. She declares that she has been in Auckland for 10 months, her husband is in Gisborne Hospital and she has 5 children to support.(By this time, Nettie is married and has a child of her own).
Children: Myrtle Irene(1898) Nancy Evelyn(1899) Ivy(1904), William(1907), Rita(1912).
In November, 1913, I found a death for a Charles WILSON at Waipiro Bay, Te Puia. His occupation was given as 'Carter' and the jury found that he died by misadventure through a cart accident on the Waipiro-Motukaraka Road. No other details were known. What was interesting is that the minister who buried him was a GD BIMLER and when Myrtle married Daniel Black McLeely in 1920, it was at the residence of a Robert BIMLER in Tokomaru Bay. This all in the same area.
I found a marriage for Myrtle to Daniel Black McLEELY (1920)and a 2nd marriage for Nettie to Alexander McKENZIE(1922) plus Alexander's death(1933) and Nettie's 3rd marriage to Frederick Charles PASCOE(1949).Have been unable to find a death for Charles or Catherine or anything about the rest of the family. I do have the children for Netties 1st marriage to Edgar PUCKEY: Gladys( 1912), Robert(1913), Theodore(1915) and Mona(1917). Nettie also had a daughter to Alaxander, Myola June( c1920).
Would love to hear from anyone who can help me with this WILSON family.