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ROLFE marriages New Zealand 1864 - 1929 - GROOMS

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the known ROLFE marriages in New Zealand 1864 - 1929


Albert John Henry Rolfe (1872-1952)
- married Elizabeth Annie Mundy BEAUSSANT (1869-1956) in 1894
- their known children:
1894 - 1987 Percy Albert Lawrence Rolfe
1896 - Frederick John Kilburn Rolfe
1898 - Gladys Georgina Alburn Rolfe
1900 - Doris Emily Beryl Rolfe
1902 - 1986 Hector Walter Rolfe
1908 - 1992 William Walter Rolfe
1909 - 2002 Bertram Alexander Rolfe

Alfred Rolfe (1874-1949)
- married Rachel Clara PRINCE (1883-1970) in 1906
- their known children:
1907 - John Kenneth Rolfe
1909 - Jane Rolfe

Arthur Albert Rolfe
- married Mary Ellen NORMAN in 1912
27 Aug 1912 At the Hawera railway station on Tuesday evening, August 27, the employees met to make a presentation to Mr A. Rolfe, on the occasion of his recent marriage. Mr Hill, stationmaster, presided, and handed Mr Rolfe a very elaborate tea and coffee service. A representative from each branch of the railway spoke and referred to the many good qualities of Mr Rolfe, who fellingly responded. Three cheers fro for Mr and Mrs Rolfe concluded the ceremony, after which Mr Rolfe invited the staff to his home, where he entertained them at supper. Songs, recitations, and other items were contributed. Cheers were given for Mr and Mrs Rolfe, and the gathering closed with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne"

Arthur Charles Rolfe (1847-1935)
- possibly born Sandwich, Kent, England
- married Annie Amelia Saranke Burne EADE (1865-1960) in 1886
- their known children:
1887 - 1964 Cleveland Ernest Charles Rolfe
1889 - Winifred Hazel Eliza Rolfe
1891 - 1971 Arthur Vere George Rolfe
1897 - Constance Coralie Rolfe
1902 - Frances Jessie Aurora Rolfe
1904 - 1941 Valentine Walter Kenneth Rolfe
- On 28 July 1941, Valentine shot himself and his wife, Kathleen Josephine (1905-1941), at the Cecil Private Hotel, corner of Hobson & Cook streets, Auckland
1906 - 1956 Leslie Alfred Leo Rolfe
1907 - Miree Rolfe

Arthur John Rolfe (1876-1972)
- married Mary Ann HARDING (1874-1946) in 1898
- their known children:
1899 - Letitia Rolfe
1901 - Hannah Jane Rolfe
1903 - Harriet Georgina Rolfe
1911 - Charles William Rolfe

Arthur John Rolfe (1907-1962)
- married Edna May Annie WARD (1908-1995) in 1927

Arthur Vere George Rolfe (1891-1971)
- Arthur served twice in WWI as Sergeant 12/1783 in 1915, with the NZEF, 3rd Reinforcements. His mother, Annie Amelia, in Waikino, was his next of kin. Then as Quartermaster Sergeant 12/1783 in 1917, with the Auckland Infantry Batalion, 29th Reinforcements Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section. His mother, in Swanson, Auckland, was his next of kin
- married Olive Marjorie CLOUTMAN (1897-1988) in 1920

Charles William Rolfe
- married Mary HAND in 1874
- their known children:
1876 - 1972 Arthur John Rolfe
1879 - Mary ELizabeth Rolfe
in Sep 1878 they were in the Tauranga Court

Cleveland Ernest Charles Rolfe (1888-1964)
- married Anne May (1897-1980) in 1913
- 3rd of 5 children of John KEMP & Annie MANTLE
17 Dec 1938 SILVER WEDDING, that on December 16, 1913 at Waitawheta, by the Rev W. White, Annie May, elder daughter of Mrs B. I. Foote, Johannesburg, and the late Charles Cundy, to Cleveland Ernest, eldest son of Annie and the late Arthur ROlfe, of Auckland (???)

Edgar Rolfe (1882-1961)
- married Emily Jane BOUCHER (1897-1986) in 1916
- Edgar served in WWI as Rifleman 55091 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, Reinforcements J Company. His was was his next of kin at Hurunui, Canterbury
EDGAR & EMILY JANE are buried in Timaru (see photo)

Frank Rolfe (1881-1946)
- married Catherine Alice FINNERAN in 1911
- Frank served in WWI as Sapper 75814 with the NZEF, 43rd Reinforcements New Zealand Field Engineers. HIs next of kin was his wife Catherine of 6 Colombo street, Palmerston North

Frederick John Kilburn Rolfe (1896-1963)
- son of Albert John Henry Rolfe & Elizabeth Annie Mundy Beaussant
- Frederick served in WWI as Private 16586 with the NZEF, 15th Reinforcements Mounted Rifles, Special Machine-Gun Section. His father, Albert John Henry Rolfe, was his next of kin at Matau, via Inglewood
- married Violet May CHRISTIAN (1902-1943) in 1920
- daughter of Thomas James CHRISTIAN & Eleanor May GIBSON

Frederick John Daniel Rolfe (1901-1961)
- son of William Frederick ROLFE & Mina Charlotte Jean MULLER
- married Jane Mowbray MOODIE in 1929

Frederick Langley Morris Rolfe (1879-1958)
- married Sarah HALL (1880-1959) in 1906
- their known children:
1908 - Sarah Anne Rolfe
1910 - Thomas William Rolfe
1912 - Frederick James Rolfe
FREDERICK is buried with SARAH Plot 101 L at Karori, Wellington

Fredrick William Rolfe (1843-1900)
- married Emma STOCKMAN (1856-1937) in 1872
- their known children:
1872 - 1893 Henry Gay Rolfe
- At Tikorangi, on 13th May 1893, of typhoid fever, Henry Gay, eldest son of Frederic Wm. Rolfe, in his 21st year
1873 - Harriot Ann Rolfe
1875 - Alice Rolfe
1877 - Blanche Eleanor Rolfe
- On 6th July, at Tikorangi, the wife of F. W. Rolfe, of a daughter
1880 - Frances Jane Rolfe
1882 - Emma Rolfe
- On the 8th April at Tikorangi, the wife of F. W. Rolfe of a daughter
1884 - Robert Rolfe
1889 - Rose Augusta Olivia Rolfe

George Walter Rolfe
- married Mary Elizabeth BROOKER in 1906

George William Rolfe
- married Margaret CRAIG in 1904
- their known children:
1905 - Hazel Morning Rolfe
- 1 Feb 1905 at 282, Moorhouse Avenue, the wife of G. W. Rolfe (late of the Antarctic relief ship "Morning"), of a daughter
1906 - Hilda Mary Rolfe
1908 - Myrtle Underwood Rolfe

Harold Charles L'oste Rolfe (1882-1934)
- Harold was born in Bow, London - died in Prahran, Victoria, Australia
(4th of 11 children of William Edward L'Oste ROLFE & Mary Ann Ellen COLLYER)
- married Kathleen Bessie Deamer GORDON-HOLMES (1880-1941) in 1906 & had 4 children
- Kathleen was born in Christchurch - she died in Melbourne, Australia
(2nd of at least 9 children of David GORDON-HOLMES & Louisa DEAMER)
5 Sep 1906 On September 5th, at St Mark's Church, Rakaia, by the Rev H. H. Mathias, Harold Charles L'Oste Rolfe, of Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, eldest son of W. E. L'Oste Rolfe, London, England, to Kathleen Bessie Deamer Gordon-Holmes, second daughter of the late D. Gordon-Holmes, of "Holmeslee", Rakaia

Henry Rolfe (1879-1951)
- married Margaret Elizabeth HOLLEY (1886-1961) in 1907
29 May 1907 At All Saint's Church, Palmerston North, on May 29th, by Rev. C. C. Harper, Henry, fifth son of Mr and Mrs John Rolfe, of Apiti, to Margaret Elizabeth, only daughter of Mrs R. Holley, of Ashhurst
30 May 1907 A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnised at All Saints' Church, Palmerston North yesterday, by the Rev C. C. Harper, the contracting parties being Henry, fifth son of Mr and Mrs Jno Rolfe, of Apiti (late of Nerriga, N.S.W.) and Margaret Elizabeth, only daughter of Mrs R. Holly, of Ashhurst. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr W. Holly, was tastefully attired in white satin trimmed with Maltese lace and had the customary veil and orange blossoms; she carried a handsome satin-covered prayer book, with streamers of ribblon. Miss Jane M. Rolfe, sister of the bridegroom, who wore a beautifu dress of white chiffon, with lace trimmings and hat to match, made a very efficient bridesmaid. Mr F. Rolfe (Palmerston), brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man, and acquitted himself creditably in his usual style.
After the ceremony the party adjourned to Mr W. Cotton's Royal Cafe, where many friends and relatives assembled to partake of the many delicacies provided for the occasion. The toast of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by Mr C. W. Blackbourne, in an able manner and briefly responded to by the bridegroom. Other toasts were- Bridesmaid and Best Man, by Mr C. Tonkin; parents of the Bride and Bridegroom, by Mr C. Tonkin
The bride's travellig dress was a handsome costume of green cloth, with cream trimmings and hat to match.
Mr and Mrs Rolfe subsequently left by the evening train for Wanganui, en route for New Plymouth and Rotorua, where the honeymoon will be spent. Many useful and valuable presents were received

James Rolfe
- married Jane JOHNSTON in 1873

James Rolfe (1904-1978)
- married Muriel May BOGGS (1903-1996) in 1928

Jem Rolfe (1879-1967)
- married Eveline Blanche Dine HALSTEAD in 1913

Jesse Rolfe
- married Isabella BURKET in 1864

John Rolfe (1846-1905)
- married Sarah Anne MUNDY (1842-1911) in 1899
17 Nov 1905 At Hawera, on Friday, November 17th, 1906, John Rolfe, after a long illness, aged 59 years
4 Aug 1911 On August 4th, at the residence of her son-in-law (A. Rolfe, Matau), Sarah, relic of the late John Rolfe, of Camberwell Road, Hawera, in her 70th year (accidently burned)

Leslie George 'Les' Rolfe (1880-1944) married 16 Dec 1909 in Palmerston North:
Elizabeth Clarissa 'Lizzie' ADAMS (1893-1947)
Their families now have their own journal

Percy Albert Lawrence Rolfe (1894-1987)
- married Margaret Graham Wilson ADAM (1896-1972) in 1919

Robert Rolfe (1884-1942)
- born in Tikorangi, 7th of 8 children of Frederic William ROLFE & Emma STOCKMAN
- married Ivy Lilian FAULL (1881-1926) in 1908
- born in Tikorangi, 10th of 11 children of Henry FAULL & Mary Rebecca ANDREWS

Sydney Walter Rolfe (1896-1982)
- married Vera Josephine YANLEY (1899-1976) in 1926

Thomas Rolfe
- married Olivia KELLY (1892-1977) in 1920
- 1 of 6 children of Oliver KELLY & Annie Jane DAVIS

Thomas Arthur Rolfe (1835-1885)
- from Surry, England
- married Helen COCKBURN (1847-1900) 22 June 1871 in Wallacetown, Southland
- their known children:
1874 - Margaret Jane Rolfe
1876 - Mary Rolfe
1878 - James William Rolfe
- James served in WWI as Trooper 17/170 with the Otago Veterinary Corps, 2nd Reinforcements 3rd Battalion. He enlisted from Tihaka. His next of kin was his Uncle, William Blackstocl of Riverton (married his mother's sister, Margaret). James died of his wounds in Belgium 3 Dec 1917 aged 39 & buried XXVI.B.13A at Lussenthoek Military cemetery
1882 - 1961 Edgar Rolfe, twin
1882 - 1960 Thomas Arthur Rolfe, twin
(the twins were brought up by Catherine's sister Margaret, Mrs William Blackstock)
1883 - Isabella Rolfe

Thomas William George Rolfe
- Thomas served in WWI as Rifeman 24/2082 with the NZEF, 4th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs F. Rolfe of 72 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington
- married Ellen Augusta PENTECOST in 1921

Walter Albert Rolfe (1896-1960)
- married Charlotte Rosetta HART (1895-1981) in 1916

William Rolfe
- married Mary Winifred WILKES (1891-1945) in 1924

William Charles Rolfe (1871-1964)
- married Margaret HARVEY in 1902

William Frederick Rolfe (1861-1940)
- married Mina Charlotte Jean MULLER (1871-1953) in 1900
- 2 known sons:
1901 - 1961 Frederick John Daniel Rolfe
1903 - 1956 Ernest Albert Leslie Rolfe


Edgar & Emily Jane Rolfe at Timaru cemetery

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on 2012-08-10 19:33:57

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by ngairedith on 2013-09-07 05:54:09

the posting above was updated for:
Leslie George 'Les' ROLFE & Elizabeth Clarissa 'Lizzie' ADAMS in reply to the query of MajorMitchell:
looking for info on Leslie Rolfe who married Elisabeth Adams ... Leslie George Rolfe Married Elisabeth Clarissa Adams in New Zealand in about 1909 I like info on marriage and where they lived and if Elizabeth has any living relatives

apologies to MajorMitchell, I answered that Les & Lizzie were married in 1921, they were indeed married in 1909 (see above)

by ngairedith on 2013-09-21 03:58:09

thankyou to suemcl for her message:
Subject: Rolfe family
To: ngairedith
From: suemcl
Date: 2013-09-21 03:18:03
... Hi there,
I am doing a full tree of the McLachlan family for a reunion in October and we have George William Rolfe and Margaret Craig on that tree. The tree has Margaret's ancestors and about 3500 people on it so far. I would really love to have contact with one of their descendants to get them to fill out this line, as well as invite them to the Reunion. We just have the Coey and Butcher names, no details at all.

I have contacted Sue to enquire about where & when the reunion is and will post here when she replies. If you can be of help with her query above please leave a comment

by ngairedith on 2013-09-21 04:14:40

the Reunion is in Christchurch, NZ on Oct 11-13 2013

this is what Sue has to date:

Descendants of
1 - George William ROLFE
+ Margaret CRAIG b. 17 Feb 1864, Row, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, m. 1904, New
Zealand, d. 16 Aug 1933, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, bur. 18 Aug
1933, Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
|------2-Hazel Morning ROLFE b. 1 Feb 1905, 282 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch,
| Canterbury, New Zealand, d. 2 Oct 1905, New Zealand, bur. 4 Oct 1905,
| Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
|------2-Hilda Mary ROLFE b. 21 Aug 1906, d. 1976
| + COEY
| |------3-Margaret COEY
| |------4-Allan HAMILTON
| |------4-Christine HAMILTON
| |------4-Barbara HAMILTON
| |------4-Gaye HAMILTON
| |------4-Isabel HAMILTON
| |------4-Gaye HAMILTON
|------2-Myrtle Underwood ROLFE b. 25 Sep 1908, d. 29 Jan 1982, New Zealand,
| bur. Harewood Crematorium, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
|------3-Helen BUTCHER
|------3-Murray BUTCHER
|------3-Peter BUTCHER
| +
| |------4-Kevin BUTCHER
| |------4-Terry BUTCHER
|------3-Donald BUTCHER

can you add to this for Sue?

by ngairedith on 2013-09-21 05:58:56
by bluecat on 2013-09-24 05:28:09

I can help with the Butcher names.
Helen Carter nee Butcher
daughters Nicky (Dickson) - Daughter Kate son Hamish
Dale Carter - son Lucas Rule
Lisa Carter
Murray Butcher has Rachel,Andrew and Sarah.
Peter has Kevin,Terry, Robin, Alison and Linda.
I was at the McLachlan reunion in 1963 .

by bluecat on 2013-09-25 01:07:44

Sorry. Spelling error in above post. Murray's daughter's name is spelled Rachael.

by suemcl on 2013-09-27 18:54:02

Thanks Helen - that's great. DO you have dates and places you could message me with? I can send you anything on the lines - are you Helen Butcher? Sue

by bluecat on 2013-09-27 22:44:26

Yes, my maiden name was Helen Butcher. Peter and Murray are my brothers. I am sorry I can not supply any more at present as I am leaving to go on holiday tomorrow. Helen

by suemcl on 2013-09-28 21:13:05

Thanks Helen, would love to hear from you sometime when you have time. Sue

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