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BLEE marriages New Zealand 1879 - 1933

Journal by ngairedith

known BLEE marriages in New Zealand 1879 - 1933:
NOTE also see the arrival of the WESTERN MONARCH Jan 1879

the GROOMS
Edward James Blee (1862-1940)
(possible son of Samuel Curteous & Elizabeth Ann Blee, see Western Monarch link)
born in England. James was a carpenter. He arrived in NZ about 1890
married Honora 'Nellie' KEATING (1863-1945) 1 July 1898
their known children
(born in Dunedin)
* 1899 - 1984 Aileen May Blee (born Boxing Day)
* 1902 - 1902 James Blee (aged 2 days)
* 1904 - 1978 Mary Elizabeth Blee
Otago Daily Times, 24 Jan 1907 On Tuesday afternoon the brigade was called out to a fire which had broken out in a two-storey brick building in Castle street owned by Mr Strang and occupied by Mr Edward Blee, carpenter. The fire, the cause of which is unknown, originated in one of the bedrooms, and destroyed the window curtains, a bed, and a table, but ?5 will cover the damage (2014 equivalent of $795). The flames were subdued before the brigade arrived. Mr Blee's furniture and effects were insured for ?100 in the Standard office
Edward died 16 July 1940 aged 78
* Honora died 30 July 1945 aged 82
Their last address was 18 Grange street, Dunedin
They are buried together Plot 14, Block 145 at Andersons Bay cemetery

Frederick John Blee (1893-1959)
son of John Pomeroy Blee & Annie WILLIAMS (see below)
Frederick served as Trooper 7/1335 with Canterbury Mounted Rifles
married Doreen Jean GILMOUR (1899-1987) in 1927
Frederick died 14 July 1959 aged 66
* Doreen died 10 February 1887 aged 87
They are buried Plots 5 & 6, Area 280 at Ashburton

Fredrick Blee (1886-1942)
married Ada Louise ADAMS (1892-1947) in 1914
Frederick died 25 May 1942 aged 55
* Ada died 19 February 1947 aged 55
They are buried 34.00 New Survey Block XI at Winton cemetery

George Edmund Blee
son of John Pomeroy Blee & Annie WILLIAMS
George served as Privet 77017 with NZEF
married Annie Rosina SANDERS in 1928
* Annie died 3 March 1976 aged 74
She is buried Plot 1181, Old Lawn at Ashburton cemetery

Harold Vivian Blee (1901-1970)
married Alice DUNLOP in 1922
Harold died died 18 June 1970 aged 68
* he is buried Plot 37, Block 64, No3 lawn at Omaka cemetery
NOTE
Also buried at Omaka is Veronica Dorothy & Milton Vivan Henry (1933-1995) Blee
Buried at Tuamarina is Selwyn Valantine Blee (1934-2007)

Richard Dazzler Joseph Valentine Mawer Blee (1903-1968)
married Florence Christina WOODHEAD (1910-2003) in 1931
* daughter of William Lester Woodhead & Jessie Ann Simpson
* Richard died 13 June 1968 aged 65 at Invercargill
Florence died 3 January 2003 aged 92 at Gore
They are buried Plot 602, Block 39 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

James Richard Blee (1854-1929)
married Teresa JACKSON in 1891
their known children
* 1892 - 1898 John Victor Blee (aged 6, buried Winton)
* 1894 - 1968 Teresa Margaret Blee
* 1896 - Violet May Blee
* 1898 - 1962 Herbert Victor Blee (buried Lyttelton)
* 1901 - 1970 Harold Vivian Blee (buried Omaka, Marlborough)
* Teresa died 1 January 1927 aged 65
James died 1 Oct 1929 aged 75
They are buried Plot 98N, Block 8 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

James Blee (1880-1960)
married Annie Burns BRIGHTON (1879-1939) in 1909
1st of 17 children of Gavin Brighton (1855-1934) & Elizabeth Niccoll
their known children
* 1909 - 1968 Hilda Burns Blee
* 1911 - 1986 George Alexander Blee
* 1913 - Albert Blee
* Annie died at Lorneville 11 Nov 1939 aged 60
* she is buried Plot 83, Block 26 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
James died 3 May 1960 aged 80
* he is buried Plot 430, Block 36 at Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill



John Blee
John married Mary Ann CROSS (1880-) in 1901
their known children
* 1902 - Ada Winifred Blee
* 1903 - 1903 Margaret Mary Blee (aged 6 weeks)
* 1905 - 1954 John Henry Blee
* 1906 - 1970 Myra Edith Blee
* 1907 - Christina May Blee
* 1908 - 1969 Andrew Curtis Blee
* 1910 - 1973 Samuel Joseph Blee
* 1911 - Eileen Mary Blee

John Pomeroy Blee (1861-1936)
born in Clagford, Devon to John Blee & Elizabeth Pomeroy
* arrived into Lyttelton on the STONEHOUSE 27 June 1874, aged 15 with his parents and 2 sisters, Betsy & Maud Blee
John married Annie WILLIAMS in Waterton, (now a ghost town) Canterbury Plains, in 1889. Annie was from of Montgomeryshire, Wales
their known children
10 sons & 3 daughters
* Annie died 30 Oct 1916 aged 45
John died 22 Dec 1936 aged 75
They are buried in Waterton Cemetery, Ashburton


Joseph Henry Blee (1870-1873)
son of Samuel & Elizabeth Blee
married Sarah Catherine Frances Elizabeth MAWER in 1902
their known children
* 1903 - 1968 Richard Dazzler Joseph Valentine Mawer Blee

William John Blee (1889-1951)
married Elfreda Elvena ERASMUSON (1897-1980) in 1925
* Elfreda's father was John Erasmuson(1851-1935) who emigrated from Sandsting, Shetland on the Peter Denny in 1875. With John was his wife Mary (nee Christie) and 4 month old son, John Erasmuson. Mary & her infant son died at sea during the voyage. John next married Margaret ? (1851-1879) who died 7 Jan 1879 aged 27 during childbirth.
Southland Times, 9 Jan 1879 The funeral of the wife of Mr John Erasmuson will leave his residence, at North Invercargill, at 2 p.m. This Day, 9th, for the East Road Cemetery.
* John next married Jane SMITH on Christmas Eve 1879. Elfreda was the 8th of 8 children of this marriage. Elfreda's siblings:
* 1881 - 1881 John Erasmuson (aged 6 days)
* 1883 - 1951 Robert Erasmuson (+ Ada Florence Sutton in 1909)
* 1884 - 1940 John Erasmuson (+ Sarah Maria 'Sadie' Fiddis in 1910)
* 1877 - 1981 William Andrew Erasmuson (+ Edith Dunster 1914)
* 1888 - 1979 Margaret Annie Erasmuson (+ William Milley in 1912)
* 1893 - 1952 Francis Edwin Erasmuson (+ Marion Gertrude Robertson in 1920)
* 1895 - 1959 Barbara 'Elsie' Erasmuson (+ Archibald Campbell McKillop in 1919)
* 1897 - 1980 Elfreda Elvena Erasmuson (as above)


the BRIDES
the BLEE BRIDES
Ada Winnifred Blee (1895-1978)
married William Henry HALL in 1930

Aileen May Blee (1899-1984)
married Arthur Ernest HIGGINS (1899-1975) in 1919

Ann 'Elizabeth' Blee
born 3 Nov 1860, Helston, Cornwall
married Thomas John Sherborne (1857-1942) in 1880 in Southland
* Thomas was born 5 June 1857 in Launceston, Cornwall
their known children
* 1881 - Edith Annie Sherborne
* 1883 - 1940 Thomas John Sherborne
* 1884 - 1959 Edward Grantham Sherborne
* 1886 - 1975 Ernest Sherborne
* 1888 - 1978 Henry Sherborne
* 1890 - 1913 Alfred Sherborne
* 1893 - 1941 Arthur Sherborne
* 1895 - 1982 Minnie Sherborne
* 1897 - 1961 Herbert Sherborne
* 1899 - 1968 James Victor Sherborne
* 1901 - 1995 Elfrida Winifred Ruth Sherborne
Elizabeth died 2 Aug 1934 aged 73
* Thomas died 13 April 1942 aged 84
They are buried Plot 14, Block 76A, Anglican at Gore

Christina May Blee (1907-1992)
married Oscar Stanley BEAL (1909-1982) in 1933
* 1 of 10 known children of Henry Beal & Thirza Anne Chiles

Emily Jane Kevern Blee (1876-1939)
married Francis 'Frank' VERNON (1873-1943) in 1900
their known children
* 1901 - 1956 Alice Diana Vernon (+Joseph Robert Miller 1918 +Alfred Thomas Hart 1933)
* 1903 - Mabel Vernon (+ Jack Mackay in 1931)

Gertrude Annie Blee (1898-1999)
daughter of John Pomeroy BLEE & Annie WILLIAMS
married Benjamin Thomas CLEMENS (1894-1971) in 1923
* 1 of at least 11 children of Francis & Mary Ann CLEMENS

Hilda Burns Blee (1909-1968)
daughter of James BLEE & Annie Burns BRIGHTON (1879-1939)
married James MacKAY in 1932

Isabella Blee (1865-1927)
daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth BLEE (arrived Western Monarch)
married Johanis Veggo Rasmous HANSEN in 1888

Margaret 'Maggie' Blee (1861-)
daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth Blee
married Frederick Noah BAILEY (1855-1903) 14 April 1879
their known children
* 1881 - 1945 Isaac Bailey
* 1882 - 1902 Harriet Ellen 'Cis' Bailey
* 1884 - Isabella Bailey
* 1886 - 1886 Frank Bailey (aged 9 months)
* 1887 - Sarah Bailey
* 1889 - Maggie Bailey
* 1891 - Celia Bailey
* 1892 - 1893 Frederick John Bailey (aged 9 monhts)
* 1896 - 1954 Thomas John Bailey
* 1894 - Elizabeth Amelia Bailey
* 1899 - Annie Bailey
* 1900 - 1900 Eli Bailey (aged 3 months)
* Frederick died 18 August 1903 aged 48
* He is buried Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill with daughter Cis & granddaughter Vera


Mary Elizabeth Ursula Blee (1904-1978)
born in Dunedin to Edward James BLEE & Honora 'Nellie' KEATING
married William Thomas 'Bill' WOODS (1906-1974) 18 April 1930
* William was a son of William WOODS & Catherine Mary SCULLY
MARY & WILLIAM had 3 children:
* Peter Woods
* Desmond Woods
* Ursula Kathleen Woods
* William died 13 January 1974 aged 68
Mary died 25 Sep 1978 aged 74
* her last address was 39B Norwood Street, Normanby, Dunedin
They are buried together Plot 8, Block 303 at Andersons Bay cemetery


Myra Edith Blee (1906-1970)
daughter of John BLEE & Mary Ann CROSS
married William Henry HUGHES in 1927

Sarah Catherine Frances Elizabeth Blee
married Andrew JASPERSON (?) in 1918

Theresa Margaret Blee (1894-1968)
married Frank DOUGLAS in 1931

Vera Elizabeth Blee
married Desmond Francis Ranfurly FLETCHER (1898-1951) in 1920
* son of Reginald John FLETCHER & Elizabeth May BISSETT


PHOTO
HEADSTONE of John & Elizabeth Sherborne

Plot 14, Block 76A at Gore

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Comments

by KiwiMarty50 on 2014-01-26 08:32:54

Great work, very helpful. My maternal grandmother and maternal great aunt are here. I don't think you have my grandmother's name correct. She was Mary Elizaberh Woods nee Blee. Ursula is my mother's name Ursula Kathleen Smith nee Woods. My grandmother had two boys and prayed to St Ursula to have a girl. My mum came along and got the German name meaning "Little bear" which really suits her!

I have wedding photos for my grandparents but it is teh first time I have learnt what year they got Married! Any idea where they got married? May have been St Joseph's Cathedral where my parents got married.

I would be grateful for any information regarding my grandmother's mother Honora "Nellie" Blee. I know she came from Ireland and the rest of her family went to the USA and she is recorded in BDM as Nellie Keating. I have photo with my grandmother, Nellie and I think her other sisters but no names or where they settled in USA.

by KiwiMarty50 on 2014-01-29 07:08:30

Thanks for teh info on the Blee weddings.I can confirm that Aileen, James and Mary were the only children on Edward James Blee. There is a typo on the Cemetery records regarding my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Woods last known address. It was a pensioner flat and the address should be 39B Norwood St.

I hope you can come across some more information on Nellie Keating. I have hit a brick wall. Happy to provide you with a copy of teh photo I have of her, if you would like it.

by KiwiMarty50 on 2014-02-28 06:43:20

Honora 'Nellie' KEATING (1863-1945) was born in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Her parents were Daniel Keating and Mary Sullivan. (from her NZ Death Cert) Does anyone have any information on her parents and / or her two sisters that migrated to the United States? I don't have their names or where they migrated to in the US. They did visit NZ as there is a formal photo of them with Honora Keating and my grandmother Mary Elizabeth

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