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George Henry Bishop

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I am looking for relatives of George Henry Bishop born 26th March 1866, he had a defacto relationship with a Kauri Solomon they had 3 children, Kathleen norn 1937, Charles born 1934 and Peter norn 1937, not sure if surname will be Bishop or Solomon and they lived/lives in Ohaeawai and or Keri Keri. George died there in 1942 but I cannot find his birth or death there. Can anybody help please.

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on 2014-08-23 05:59:09

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by groovyfunkychick on 2017-05-05 22:49:29

Hi there, I'm a descendant of George Henry Bishop. The dates I have a slightly different from yours but I'm pretty sure it's the same guy. I'll happily send you all the info I have on the Bishop family. George's family came out to N.Z from Wiltshire England (his mum was Irish) on the ship the 'Chariot of Fame' in 1863. I just typed 'Bishop Soloman' out of curiosity and found your post and have just joined this website to write back to you. George Henry Bishop was born in Addington, Christchurch 28/3/1867. He married in 1887 and had 11 children (the youngest was my grand father). From what I can gather the relationship he had with Kauri Soloman was a de facto relationship and he died in Waimate North 1942. Also, my information says Kathleen was born in 1931. I hope you get this note and we can get in touch.

by Jute on 2019-07-07 00:45:26

Hi to you both, I have just stumbled upon your posts while looking into my family tree. I am also a decendant of George Henry Bishop. Reading my Grand fathers (son of George Henry) diary I note that he visited Ohaeawai at least once and mentions Kauri Soloman. Keen to get in touch with you.

by kiwira on 2019-07-08 04:09:39

Hi Groovy funky chick and jute
I never saw your post groovy until today when jute got in contact with me. I am helping my sister with some research so I will pass this on to her. Did your decendant marry a Eliza Donaldson???


by Jute on 2019-07-14 09:04:38

Hi Rose, my great grandfather George Henry Bishop married Eliza Coulter Donaldson in Ashburton on Oct 10th 1887. They had eleven children together, the oldest being my grandfather Fred. Eliza passed away in Nelson on 16th August 1954 at 9:12am. My records show that George Henry Bishop died on the 13th June 1942 at KeriKeri.

by Jute on 2019-07-14 10:30:38

Correction, got my dates wrong G. H. Bishop died on the 23rd June 1942 not 13th.

by kiwira on 2019-07-14 20:43:58

Hi Jute well yes we are most definately related lol My Grand fathers name was Cornelius Bishop and they lived in Ashburton all their lives, i have some photos i can share with you but not sure how i can do that. Are you on Facebook at all if you are we can become friends and i can post the photos then or send them to you via Messenger.


Rosemary Green

by Jute on 2019-07-20 05:42:44

Hi Rose, I don't do facebook give me a call on 03 2167135 evenings.
Looking forward to having a chat. I've a few photos also, some from Ashburton days.

by akszocs on 2020-03-08 06:17:19

Hi Rosemary and Colin (and GroovyFunkyChick), I’ve just come across your posts. George Henry was my Great-Grandfather, his son John was my grandad. I live in Australia now but recently returned from NZ and visited Eliza’s (and her mother Nancy Coulter) Grave in Nelson. George Henry jnr is also on Eliza’s headstone, he was a Lance Corporal at Gallipoli, he died there from wounds sustained in the battle. He is buried there.

I found Kathleen (Aunty Kath) Bishop in about 1991 after writing a letter to their local Marae (Te Ahu Ahu) and was lucky enough to get to know her well, along with Uncle Charlie (Charles) Bishop. Peter died in his childhood, can’t remember how. Aunty Kath had three children, all of whom live around the Bay of Islands.

George Henry is buried at Waimate North. Kathleen was interred at Russell Cemetery. Uncle Charlie passed away several years ago.

I have some photos I’m happy to share and a copy of the Bishop family tree back to the 1600’s.

Annaliese (Bishop)

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