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John Grout DENBY - Auckland & Wairarapa

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John Grout DENBY (1832-1904) was born in Chigwell, Essex, UK
- he married
Mary Agnes ROBINSON (1830-?) OF Kendal, Cumbria UK
they had a son, John Grout Denby in June 1856. They boarded the ship KENILWORTH (Captain James Thorn, commander), in London arriving in Auckland 4 May 1857 (thanks to Tupela, see comments)

John & Mary had another 8 known children in New Zealand, one of whom was:
Walter Henry DENBY in 1873 in the Wairarapa, possibly Masterton (now questionable-possible his parents were still in Auckland)

Walter Henry Denby married Eterina Mary POWER in Masterton.
- 8th of 16 children of James Hamish POWER & Louisa Fanny Pane WRIGHT
- granddaughter of Thomas POWER & Rahapa Te HAUATA

Walter & Eterina had 6 (known) children before he was killed in action on the 15th September 1916 in Somme, France at the age of 43

... 1
1904 - 1977 Walter James Denby
- Walter married Nina Mary BLAKE (1907-1986) in Greytown 1928
- daughter of Charles Richard BLAKE & Elizabeth SUNNEX of Carterton

... 2
1906 - 1964 Albert Charles Denby
- Albert married Edith Lillian WELLINGTON about 1929
- daughter of Foster WELLINGTON & Lilian Beatrice OLIVER of Masterton
- her ashes are buried in Masterton Cemetery

... 3
1907 - 1982 Eterina Lillian Denby
- Eterina married Cecil Roy PYCROFT in 1926
- son of Henry PYCROFT & Ada SWINDELL of Wellington
- Eterina & Cecil are buried in Hawera

... 4
1910 - 1955 John William Denby
- John married Rena Rainsford Jessie HATTON (1909-1967) in 1933
- daughter of Douglas Llewellyn HATTON & Margaret Swinton DICKSON (married Milburn)
- John & Rena were cremated at Kelvin Grove

... 5
1911 - 1979 Hilary Thomas 'Tom' Denby
- Tom married Vena Joyce PECK 16 December 1939 in Taita
- daughter of Samuel PECK & Edith WHITE of Taita
- she was a daughter of Samuel Peck and Edith White
- granddaughter of Samuel PECK (1850-1931) & Frances STENT (1857-1938)
- Tom & Vena are buried in Rotorua

... 6
1915 - 1915 Bride Trenthamine 'Ina' Denby
- Ina died aged 2 months & is buried in Masterton

Walter's widow Eterina remarried in 1921 to Sydney Reginald HARRIS
- Sydney was born 1892 in Masterton and died 1961 in Masterton
- he was one of 15 children of Walter Harris and Sarah Jane Wyeth
- Walter was one of 13 children to Abraham HARRIS & Sophia HARRIS, early pioneers of Taita
- Sydney 1st married Fanny Sutherland. She died in 1918 aged 31, in Masterton

Eterina and Sydney Harris had 3 (known) children:
1923 - Bruce Campbell Harris - married Helen LOPER
1926 - 1952 David Trevor Harris
1928 - Alisha June Harris - married David Watchman POTANGAROA (1927-1992)
- buried at Masterton

Sergeant Walter Henry Denby

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by Tupela on 2013-08-05 22:16:56

I believe the John Grout Denby is my GGGrandfather.

He came to NZ on ship ?Kenilworth? , arrived Auckland 4 May 1857 from The Downs (UK ??) having sailed on 12 January 1857. Name shows as ?John Danby, wife and infant? on shipping arrivals notice in the Daily Southern Cross, Volume XIV, Issue 1028, 5 May 1857, page 2.

Had the first Post Office in Northcote Point (then known as Stokes Point), 1874 - 1893.

Name also recorded as John Grant Denby

by ngairedith on 2013-08-05 22:23:32

thank you Tupela,
will do a bit more research and add

by asheppard on 2013-08-05 23:19:26

This is possible "infant" for arrival above

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 about John Gront Denby
Name: John Gront Denby (reads Grout)
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 25 Jul 1856
Father's Name: John Gront Denby (reads Grout)
Mother's Name: Mary Agnes Denby
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Botolph, Aldgate
Borough: City of London
Register Type: Parish Registers

Other Details
Born: 25 June 1856, Father Occ: Provision Dealer, Address: 33 High St, Whitechapel

Births Sep 1856
Denby John Grout Whitechapel 1c 358

Mary Agnes married John Grout Denby in Jun 1855 as McElligott.

This is her first marriage
Marriages Jun 1850
McElligott John Kendal 25 558
Robinson Mary Agness Kendal 25 558

Death of John McElligott
Deaths Mar 1853
McElligott John Clerkenwell 1b 334

Marriage to John Denby
Marriages Jun 1855
DENBY John Grout London 1c 245
MCELLIGOTT Mary Agnes London 1c 245

There is possibly a son for John & Mary Agnes McElligott
Births Jun 1851
McElligott John Thomas Kendal 25 567

Mary in 1851 Cennsus

1851 England Census
Name: Mary Agnes Mc Ellegott (reads Mc Elligott)
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: John Mc Ellegott
Where born: Kendal, Westmorland, England

Address: Best Banks, Kendal, Westmorland, England

Household Members:
Name Age
John Mc Ellegott 28 born Ireland, Occ: Cabinet Turner
Mary Agnes Mc Ellegott 21 Occ: Dressmaker

by ngairedith on 2013-08-06 00:06:57

thank you asheppard,

will link DENBY marriages here also

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