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Hugh McMillan KENYON + Susan Elizabeth EDEN

Journal by ngairedith

- was a Weaver at Mossend of Airies, Kirkinner
he married Isobela Garroch (1775-) in August 1793
- their known children, born in Knockefferrick, Kirkinner, Wigtownshire, Scotland
179? - ? Kenyon
179? - ? Kenyon
1798 - Elizabeth Kenyon
1799 - Fergus Kenyon (died Connecticut)
1801 - Jane Kenyon
1803 - 1875 PETER KENYON
1805 - Mary Morison Kenyon
1807 - John Kenyon
1809 - Alexander Kenyon
1811 - David Broadfoot Kenyon (died in England)
181? - ? Kenyon
1817 - William Kenyon
... see Old Parish records of Kirkinner

PETER KENYON was born in Kirkinner, Wigtownshire, Scotland 21 Feb 1803
Peter married Hellen McCreadie (1806-1889) 20 Jan 1829
- daughter of Thomas McCreadie & Mary Coid
They passed away in Sorbie, Wigtownshire
- their known children born in Glasserton, Wigtownshire
1829 - John Kenyon (died in Kirkinner)
1830 - Margaret Kenyon (died in Sorbie)
1833 - 1916 HUGH McMILLAN KENYON (died in New Zealand)
1836 - Alexander Kenyon
1838 - Thomas Kenyon
1840 - Peter Kenyon
1841 - William Kenyon (died Rous Mill, Alstonville NSW)
1844 - David Kenyon (died in Wigtownshire)
1848 - Margaret Kenyon
1855 - Helen Isabella Kenyon

- was born 4 Oct 1833 (also seen 7 Sep 1832)
he married SUSAN ELIZABETH EDEN 23 May 1866
- born 2 June 1844 to Thomas EDEN (1820-1901) & Jane AINSWORTH (1824-1900)
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 26 May 1866
... On the 23rd May, at St Michael's Church, Spring Grove, by the Bishop of Nelson, Mr Hugh Kenyon, of Dovedale, to Miss Susan Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Eden, of Waimea-west [No Cards]
also see link at daughter Isabella

the children of HUGH & SUSAN, all born in or around Nelson:
... 1
Helen Jane Susan 'Nellie' Kenyon
- 21 Feb 1867 - 5 Oct 1951
- married George William KINZETT (1868-1941) in Wakefield, June 1906
- 1st of 12 known children of William James KINZETT & Sophia Dora Elizabeth BUSCH
- brother of Minnie Alice Kinzett who married Helen's brother Frank


... 2
Susan Margaret Kenyon
- 25 Aug 1868 - 20 Apr 1955
- married Henry Bishop THORN (1868-1941) in Nelson in Oct 1893
- 9th of 9 children of John THORN (1828-1893) & Mary Ann NEWPORT (1832-1870)
- the known children of SUSAN & HENRY:
* 1894 - 1955 Martin Henry Thorn
- Martin married Grace Annie HODGES (1894-1946) in 1925
* 1895 - 1927 Clarice Isabel Thorn
- Clarice married Rodger Lloyd WIN (1890-1963) in 1916
* 1897 - 1981 Edith Helen Thorn
- Edith married George Henry BURROUGH (1893-1985) in 1920
* 1899 - 1978 Kenneth Gordon 'Ken' Thorn
- Ken married Nellie Gladys GROOBY (1904-1995) in 1925
* 1903 - 1980 Hugh Arnold Thorn
- Hugh married Verna Florence HEATH (1907-1984) in 1929 (sister of Ashley)
* 1905 - 1982 Thelma Margaret Thorn
- Thelma married Ashley Elwyn HEATH (1902-1982) in 1930 (brother of Verna)
* 1908 - 2007 Una Mary Thorn


... 3
- 1870 - 29 April 1952
- married Mary Lauretta 'Minnie' HARDING in Ngatimoti, Nelson on 6 Sep 1894
- she was the daughter of George HARDING & Anne Jane SUTCLIFFE, grand-daughter of R. SUTCLIFFE of Ngatimoti
Nelson Evening Mail 11 Sep 1894 At St James Church Ngatimoti, on Thursday last, there was a large gathering of neighbours and friends to witness the marriage of Mr David Kenyon, eldest son of Mr Hugh Kenyon, of Dovedale, to Miss Mary L. Harding. The ceremony was performed by the Rev W.G. Baker, the bride being a member of the church choir and assistant organist. The service was choral, Mr Harold Ellis presiding at the organ in his usual efficient manner. The interior of the church was very neatly and artistically decorated with ferns, flowers, etc. The bridegroom, attended by his brother Mr George Kenyon as best man, was waiting at the altar rails when the bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her grandfather, Mr R. Sutcliffe and followed by her two bridesmaids, Miss Sarah White, her cousin and Miss Anne Kenyon, sister of the bridegroom. As the happy couple left the church they were greeted with showers of rice and the congratulations of the numerous assembly. The afternoon tea at Mr Sutcliffe's was a happy reunion of the parents and other members of the bridegroom's family and several of Mr Sutcliffe's numerous children and grandchildren. In the evening Mr and Mrs D. Kenyon left to spend their honeymoon at the Upper Moutere
- they known children of DAVID & MINNIE:
* 1895 - 1981 George Hugh Sutcliffe Kenyon
- George served in WWI as Driver 18484 with the NZEF, 22nd Reinforcements New Zealand Army Service Corps. He embarked from Wellington 16 Feb 1917 on HMNZT 76 Aparima. His next of kin was his father David Kenyon at Woodville
- George married Freda May (1901-1978) SKIPAGE of Featherston
- a daughter of Charles Robert SKIPAGE & Ella Christina SIMMONDS of Greytown
- he was an Engine Driver living in Palmerston North in 1981 when he died aged 86
* 1896 - 1916 Bertram David Kenyon
- Bertram served in WWI as Sapper 4/1806 with the NZEF, 9th Reinforcements New Zealand Engineers. He embarked from Wellington 8 Jan 1916 on the HMNZT 37 Maunganui. His next of kin was his mother Minnie c/o Post Office, Ross, West Coast. Bertram was ACCIDENTALLY DROWNED 17 Oct 1916 aged 20 in France. Grave Reference: IV. A. 5. at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Colonist, 2 November 1916 Private advice received in Greymouth contained the sad intelligence of the death by drowning, of Private Bertram Kenyon, son of Mr and Mrs Kenyon, late of Ross, but now of Woodville, and grandson of the late Hugh Kenyon. The telegram stated that the deceased met his death "somewhere in France". A brother, Mr George Kenyon, of the local Railway Department, enlisted with the 21st Reinforcements, and is now in camp.
* 1897 - 1970 Pearl Lauretta Kenyon
- Pearl married William SHIRLEY in 1927
* 1898 - 1951 Wilfred Donald Kenyon
- Wilfred married Agnes Isabel O'CONNELL in 1931
* 1901 - 1992 Muriel Joyce Kenyon
- Muriel married Frederick Stephen BALSON (1892-1961) in 1923
* 1902 - 1993 Marjory Vida Kenyon
- Marjory married John Patrick DONAGHY (1897-1986) in 1930
* 1906 - 1984 Douglas Arthur Kenyon
- Douglas married Unis Frances MONK (1908-1989) in 1930
- 6th of 11 children of Maurice Stephen 'George' MONK & Lilian Mary BRYANT
* 1907 - Evelyn Winifred Kenyon
DAVID died 29 April 1952 and is buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery at Woodville
MINNIE died 8 February 1958 and was cremated at Kelvin Grove (see comment below). She had been at Grant Street, Hawera


... 4
Annie Louisa Kenyon
- 23 July 1871 - 16 Jan 1933
- married Joseph MEAD in Thorpe, Dovedale 9 Oct 1901
- he was the 5th son of 13 children of Hubert MEAD & Jessie LOUDEN of Motupiko
Colonist, 5 November 1901 MEAD - KENYON - On October 9th, 1901, at the residence of the bride's parents, Thorpe, Dovedale, by Canon Lucas, Joseph, fifth son of Mr Hubert Mead, of Motupiko, to Annie Louisa, third daughter of Mr Hugh Kenyon
- the known children of ANNIE & JOSEPH:
* 1904 - 1980 Annie Isabel Mead
* 1905 - 1979 Robert Cyril Mead
- Robert married Isabel Robertson GOLDIE in 1920
* 1907 - 1976 Joseph Douglas Claude Mead
- Joseph married Florence Margaret GREENBANK in 1930
* 1908 - 1970 Theodore Mervyn Mead
- Theodore married Mary Catherine WARREN in 1931
* 1910 - Elsie Myra Mead
ANNIE died in Greymouth


... 5
Ada Kenyon
- 1873 - 1950
- she married Henry Peter HAWKINS (1866-1945) in Nelson in June 1905
- the known children of ADA & HENRY:
* 1909 - 1987 Clarence Kenyon Hawkins
* 1913 - unnamed infant


... 6
George Hugh Kenyon
- 15 December 1874 - 4 July 1896
- George returned home from spending a couple of months in the West Coast, with a severe cold which developed into inflammamtion of the lungs. He died 3 weeks later aged 21
Colonist, 8 July 1896 KENYON - July 4th, at his father's residence, Dovedale, George Hugh, second son of Hugh and Susan Kenyon, aged 21 years and 6 months


... 7
Isabella 'Belle' Kenyon
- 30 June 1876 - 24 Aug 1941
- Isabella was a Teacher at Dovedale Nelson Evening Mail, 25 Feb 1896 Miss Kenyon, who has been a probationer in the Dovedale School for nearly four years, and who is about to leave us for 'fresh fields and pastures new', was presented by her pupils with a small token of their affection and esteem. Its intrinsic value did not perhaps amount to much, but the good-will that prompted the gift cannot be assessed in ?. s. d. The good wishes expressed ought to encourage Miss Kenyon in her new sphere
- Isabella married William Patrick KILLEEN (1876-1948), a Miner, in Nelson in 1910
- William was born in Stratford, Victoria, Australia his family here


... 8
Francis 'Frank' Kenyon
- 1 May 1878 - 28 Dec 1941
- married Minnie Alice KINZETT in Nelson on 30 Feb 1901
- she was the 6th of 7 known children of William James KINZETT (1844-1911) & Sophia Dora Elizabeth BUSCH
Nelson Evening Mail, 5 February 1901 WEDDING BELLS
... A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mr Wm Kinzett on 20th ult., when Alice, fourth daughter of Mr Kinzett, was married to Frank, third son of Mr Hugh Kenyon, of Dovedale. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Canon Lucas, of Wakefiled. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore dove-coloured cashmere, trimmed with white silk and pearls. The bridesmaids were Miss Kinzett and Miss Sarah Kinzett, dressed in blue shot material trimmed with cream silk and lace, with hats to match and Miss Isabel and Unice Kenyon, who wore green trimmed with cream satin, with hats to match. Mr Arthur Kenyon acted as best man. In the evening the friends of the bride and bridegroom were entertained at a social in the Tadmor Hall by Mr and Mrs Kinzett. Early in the evening the happy couple started on their honeymoon trip, amidst showers of rice. Dancing was kept up till nearly morning, the music being supplied by Mrs Win, Mr A. Kenyon and Mr G. Bromwell. The presents were numerous and valuable
- the known children of FRANK & MINNIE:
* 1902 - 1986 Keith Malcolm Kenyon
* 1904 - 1963 Cleveland Lancelot Kenyon
- Cleveland married Esther Lucy Thurza MORGAN in 1927
* 1907 - 1973 Alma Marjory Kenyon
- Alma married Charles William COURT in 1928
Probate: 9 Nov 1955 will filed, Minnie Alice Kenyon, Rangiora, widow


... 9
Eunice Ainsworth Kenyo,
- 31 Aug 1879 - 19 May 1962
- Eunice married William Othen HEWETSON (1879-1951) in Nelson 11 April 1907
- 8th of 11 children of Thomas HEWETSON and Johanna Sophia Charlotte ROSE
- the known child of EUNICE & WILLIAM:
1908 - 1991 Cyril Hewetson
- Cyril married Beatrice Mary Elizabeth BRICE (1912-) in 1931
- daughter of Alfred William Stanley BRICE & Mary Josephine SILVA
- they were gone from Nelson by 1911


... 10
Arthur Alexander Kenyon,
- 1881 - 27 June 1968
- married Mave Evelyn Annie COLEMAN (1888-1947) in Nelson in 1906
- a daughter of Peter COLEMAN (1855-1919 from Wollongong NSW) & Annie Elizabeth WRAY. Her sister, Ellice Maud Millicent Coleman (1887-1949) married Herbert Humphries WIN (1884-1923) in 1911
- Arthur was a farmer in Motueka in 1911
- the known children of ARTHUR & MAVE:
* 1907 - 1952 Maxwell Arthur Kenyon
- Maxwell married Beatrice Ida ROWLING
- Maxwell is buried Plot 034, Block 25 at Wakapuaka cemetery
* 1908 - 1932 Hugh Kenyon
* 1909 - 1929 Ashley Wray Kenyon
* 1913 - 1987 Annie Evelyn Kenyon
- Annie married ? McKENNA
- she married ? PRINCE
* 1929 - 1991 Thora Helen Kenyon
- Thora married ? REILLY

HUGH Kenyon died 26 June 1916
Colonist, 27 June 1916
... KENYON - On June 26th, 1916, at his late residence, Thirpe, Hugh, beloved husband of Susan E. Kenyon, aged 83 years. [Wellington papers please copy]
... The ranks of the hardy band of pioneer settlers of this district were further thinned yesterday by the death of Mr Hugh Kenyon, J.P., of Thorpe. Deceased, who was born in Scotland in the year 1833, came out to Australia in the early fifties. He at once went to the gold diggings, which were then in full swing, and worked there with more or less success until he was attracted to New Zealand by the Gabriel's Gully rush. In the year 1861 he came to this district, and took up an unimproved farm at Dovedale, which he developed into splendid property. The late Mr Kenyon took a keen interest in all matters which affected the welfare of the district, and served on the school committee and road board for many years. Deceased, who was highly respected in the district, leaves a widow and grown-up family of three sons and six daughters, viz., Mrs George Kinzett, Awa, Mrs H. B. Thorn, Awa, Mr David Kenyon, Ross, Mrs J. Mead, Greymouth, Mrs H. Hawkins, Collingwood, Mr Frank Kenyon, Bennett's, Mrs Killeen, Westport, Mrs W. O. Hewetson, Martinborough, Mr Arthur Kenyon, Thorpe; also thirty-four grandchildren. The deepest sympathy will be felt with the relatives in the loss they have sustained. Only recently Mr and Mrs Kenyon celebrated their golden wedding. The occasion was marked by a large family gathering, and the aged couple were recipients of presentations from the family and friends

Colonist, 22 July 1916
... In the Supreme Court at Wellington on Tuesday last, in Chambers, on the application of Mr A. C. Maginnity, His Honour the Chief Justice granted probate of the will of the late Hugh Kenyon to Henry Bishop Thorn (son-in-law) and Arthur Alexander Kenyon (son), the executors named in the will

SUSAN ELIZABETH Kenyon died 9th Feb 1934 in Nelson age 89

Sapper Bertram David Kenyon
son of David & Minnie Kenyon

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by ngairedith on 2013-04-27 08:38:14

big thank you to Martin for the message:
Subject: Mary Lauretta (Minnie) Kenyon
To: ngairedith
From: MartinD
Date: 2013-04-27 00:03:22
Hi Ngaire,
Mary was cremated at the Kelvin Grove Cemetery & Crematorium, Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND on 8 February 1958, under the surname Kenyan - further details can be found at the following link: Mary Lauretta Kenyan

Regards MartinD

by MartinD on 2013-04-27 19:26:57

You are welcome Ngaire,

Hoping for some help from you this time.

Susan Isabel Killeen married Richard Williams. Richard is my wife's mother's father, from his first marriage. Do you have any information about Susan's parents.

You can email me at Thanks Martin

by ngairedith on 2013-04-27 19:36:32

Susan was born 17 June 1913 & died 30 January 1988
Were her parents William Patrick KILLEEN & Isabella KENYON
or is that what you want ME to tell YOU :)

I will go have a look at what I can find

by MartinD on 2013-04-28 00:34:16

Thanks, I have the correct information. Just double checking that my info is correct.

by MaggieKenyon on 2015-01-04 02:13:52

I have some information on John Kenyon which you might find useful. The table below which didn't cut and paste well has the names and dates of birth of all their children.

We know little about John but there are several rumours and speculations. Most sources have him born in northern Ireland in 1774 at ?Cal which is supported by the 1851 census at Kirkinner which has him listed as Irish born. He married Isobel Garroch (Garrick?) on the 31st of August 1993. When his son John was born in Knockeffrig, John senior was recorded to be a weaver. Around the same time records show a ‘William Kenyon and his wife Ann Cutcheon were producing a family at Balfern in the parish of Kirkinner. There must be a good chance that he was a brother of John Kenyon.’ (AB) Dick Kenyon also spoke about 2 brothers going to Wigtownshire. William Kenyon and Ann Cutcheon had 3 children – Robert Clelland (b 10.7.1807) an unnamed daughter on 1.8.1809 and Ann born on 6.8.1811. Where he came from in Ireland and whether William Kenyon is his brother or a close relative is so far unknown.
Irish Connection – ‘In October 1996 I received a letter from Miss Josephine Brown whose great great grandparents were James Kenyon and Elizabeth Hood who were married in Whithorn in 1841. Nina Tooth had contacted them We cannot at present connect them with our own line of Kenyons but the most interesting thing was that Ms Brown had evidence that James Kenyon was born ca 1802 in County Down, Northern Ireland. James died at Gatehouse of the Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1879 but, by that time, his four surviving children had moved to Workington in the north of England. The 1841 census records a Peter Kenyon in Stranraer and a Thomas Kinyan in Wigtown, both shown as being born in Ireland. So we now know of five “Kenyon” men who may all have been born in Ireland and then moved to Wigtownshire where they each married a local girl. It seems reasonable to suspect that there is some connection between them.” [AB]
John and Isabella had 11 children.

Name D/O Birth Place of Birth Spouse D/O Death
Alexander Kenyon 22.01.1795 Lochans, Kirkinner Parish, Wigtownshire - Before 2.7.1809
Elizabeth Kenyon 07.04.1797 Craigencrosh, Kirkinner Samual Paterson. M 4.2.17
5 children 30.5.1875
Children Mary 1820, David 1830, William 1834, Robert 1836 Margaret 1838
Fergus Kenyon 24.05.1799 Moss End, Kirkinner Helen McCulloch m 1817? ?
Children Jean 1817, Isabella 1819, Helen 1821, Elizabeth 1823 (Moved to the USA), John 1831, Fergus 1833 (Moved to Albion, Illonois). D 2.03.1902
Jane Kenyon 25.04.1801 Mossend, Kirkinner After 1841
Peter Kenyon 20.02.1803 Knockeffrick*, Kirkinner Hellen McCredie m 20.01.29 22.7.1875
Children John 1929, Margaret 1830, Hugh 1832, Alexander 1835, Thomas 1837, Peter 1839, William 1842, David 1844, Margaret 1848, Hellen 1855.
Mary Morison Kenyon 27.05.1805 Knockeffrick, Kirkinner William Dormond? M 18.04.1836 31.3.1875
Children Willian 1839, Mary 1840.
John Kenyon 16.09.1807 Knockeffrick, Kirkinner Elizabeth - Wigtownshire
6 children After 1880 census Illinois, USA
Children James 1834, Elizabeth 1839, Jane 1841, John 1844, Isabella 1846, Sophia 1851
Alexander Kenyon 02.07.1809 Knockeffrick, Kirkinner Catherine Maxwell m 17.03.1836 6 children 02.08.1848
Children Jean 1837, John 1839, Isabella 1842, James 1844, David 1846, Mary 1848.
David Broadfoot Kenyon 04.02.1812 Sorbie Parish Mary Ann McAdam m 7.4.1849 21.08.1880 in Tranmere Ch?
John 1849, Jane 1853, Ellen 1855, William 1856, Emma 1857, David 1858, Annie 1860, Margaret 1860, Theodore 1863, James 1865, Fergus 1867
Andrew Kenyon 11.04.1814 Sorbie Parish Sarah Toner m Before August 1849 30.04.1895
Robert 1839, Jane 1849, Isabella 1852
William Kenyon 19.05.1817 Barladziew, Sorbie Parish Ann McDowall m 4.6.1839
Mary Dobson m 21.09.1857 06.08.1882
John 1840, David 1842 d 1843,William 1845, David 1847, Hugh 1858, Alexander 1861.

by MaggieKenyon on 2015-01-04 02:15:35

I am related down through Hugh's brother William. Both he and Thomas had come out to NZ with Hugh and then moved over to Australia. Do you know the dates of when they left Scotland and the name of the ship they travelled on? Thanks
Maggie Kenyon (Australia)

by ngairedith on 2015-01-04 02:28:50

thank you for all your input Maggie

by rblakie on 2015-10-14 19:08:34

I am a descendant of John and Isabella Kenyon through their son William who was married to Mary Ann Patterson. I have been researching this family since the 1980's but have never been able to go any further back on John Kenyon's side. Maggie Kenyon's comments are very interesting about John having brothers in the district and I look forward to researching this. Can anyone tell me where the middle name of Broadfoot fits into our family tree? Is this on the Garroch side? If anyone has any further information I would greatly appreciate it they could keep me in the look too. I am happy to share information that I have with anyone too.
Rhonda Blakie (nee Kenyon)

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