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Descendants of Andrew WEBSTER (1790) and Jane CROOM (1792-1871) of Montrose, Scotland

Journal by k8mary

All of the children of Andrew WEBSTER and Jane CROOM left Scotland for New Zealand or Australia. The children were:

William WEBSTER (1816-1904)to New Zealand m Annabella GILLIES
John WEBSTER (1818-1912)to Australia then New Zealand m Emily RUSSELL
George WEBSTER (1820-1871) to New Zealand
Anne WEBSTER (1822-1906)to New Zealand m John LECK
Alexander Speid WEBSTER (1824-1905) to Australia m Mary THOMPSON
James WEBSTER (1830-died young)
Isobella WEBSTER (1833-1899) to New Zealand

Both William WEBSTER AND John WEBSTER settled in the Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand and married woman of Maori ancestry. William's wife Hanapara (Annabella) GILLIES was the daughter of Colin GILLIES who arrived in the Hokianga in 1825 and his wife Hihe.

Jane (CROOM) WEBSTER left Scotland and moved to New Zealand with her daughters Anne and Isobella around 1854/5.

I am wanting to update the family trees of those in New Zealand and Australia who are descended from William WEBSTER and his wife Hanapara (Annabella) GILLES as this is my husbands direct line but also keen to update all the other lines as well. I have reasonable details of the next three generations through to approximately 1980.

Working backwards on the Jane CROOM side I am looking for any interesting information about her parents:

William CROOM (1770-1826) Merchant of Dundee who married Anne SPEID (1772-1850) in 1792.

Jane CROOM's siblings were:

Anne CROOM (1793-1835)
Margaret CROOM (1785-1871) m Alexander FERGUSSON
Isobella CROOM (1797-1879)
John CROOM (1799-1883) m Miss MUNSY
Agnes CROOM (1801-1833)
Female CROOM (1803)
Female CROOM (1805)
William CROOM (1807-1808)
Rosalinda CROOM (1808-1890) m Mr MUNSY
Mary CROOM (1810-1890)
Male CROOM (1812)
Male CROOM (1814)

I look forward to any further information about any of this family.

Then on the Anne SPEID side about her parents:

James SPEID (1721-1791) who married Margaret ROBERTSON (1734-?)

Then on the Margaret ROBERTSON side about her parents:

Alexander ROBERTSON (1695-1775) Provost of Dundee who married Anne SCRYMGEOUR (1702-1775) in 1725.

I have no information about Andrew WEBSTER (1790) except that he was a farmer and merchant in Montrose, Scotland. I look forward to finding out more about him and any one of the families mentioned above.

by k8mary Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-08-01 07:13:20

k8mary , from Whangarei, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2009. is researching the following names: CARDNO, GILLIES, WOOD and 17 other(s).

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by Loral on 2011-01-09 03:14:06

Hi there K8mary, I am also from NZ and have been trying for a very long time to trace my husband's tree. He is descended from Eliza Reid Leck who I have had no luck finding parents for but have seen John Leck who married Anne Webster as being in the same area and around the right time. Not wanting to stab in the dark but am getting to the stage where it's my only option! Wondering if you knew of any of John and Anne's children?
Crossing fingers you can help...

by allycat on 2011-01-09 08:51:39

If you register as a new user of Rootschat then goto their New Zealand and/or Scotland childboards you can post lookup requests to fill in the blanks in your family trees.


by Loral on 2011-01-09 16:28:00

Thanks so much allycat!

by k8mary on 2011-01-10 01:36:06

Hi Loral, I will have a look at my info and see what I can come up with for you. Cheers k8mary

by Loral on 2011-01-11 22:18:14

Thanks K8mary.. I'd appreciate that!

by k8mary on 2011-01-12 02:48:48

Hi Loral

I have not been able to find anything much about John Leck who married my husband's ancestor Anne Webster and came from Glasgow. They had no children so there is no direct ancestor to ask. I hope that at some stage you will find a link to your Eliza Reid Leck. The only thing I can think of is that her mother's maiden name was probably Reid as it was common to use that as a middle name. Best of luck.

Cheers Kathy Cardno (k8mary)

by Loral on 2011-01-13 16:16:32

Thanks so much for trying anyway K8Mary! I'll crack it one day!

by footwear on 2013-01-12 16:57:42

Hello & Happy New Year to Cardno's everywhere.I am Mike Cardno & live in Napier,New Zealand.I have been trying to research family tree & thanks to you K8Mary,Kathy,for putting your name to file lucked onto your info.Jane Webster married Ebenezer Robertson Cardno born 17/2/1845 in Huddersfield died Auckland NZ 5/2/1910,Great Grandfather,in NZ in 1800's.Ebenezer was son of Peter Cardno who was married to Margaret Wood.Ebenezer & Jane (Jean) had 11 children one of whom was Colin James who was my Dad's,Ian Robin Cardno, father.Colin was born 7/8/1886 died 1929.2of Colin's brothers were killed in action with ANZACs on Galipolli.I am the only offspring of Dad's who died 3/5/2001.From what I have roughly written on paper about family tree Hanapara or Hihe were daughters of Chief of Nga Puhi in Northland.I hope this may help you to backtrack or forward track tree.Regards Mike.

by k8mary on 2013-01-14 04:11:59

Hi Mike I am pleased to hear from you. Your grandfather Colin James Cardno is also my husband's grandfather. His father was Colin Grierson Cardno who was a half brother of your father. Colin Grierson Cardno was the only child of Colin James Cardno and Frances Buchanan Mcindoe. She died and Colin James Cardno married a second time, hence your family. I have quite a lot of info about the William Webster/Ebenezer Robertson Cardno line so please feel free to contact me in Whangarei NZ if I can be of any help. Cheers Kathy Cardno

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