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New Zealand: Looking for OLIVER families

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Aitchison OLIVER born abt 1808 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, died 21 JUL 1894 in Brookby, Auckland, New Zealand, buried Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand, married 26 Jan 1834 Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1) Janet MCKAY born abt 1812 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Three children of Aitchison OLIVER and Janet MCKAY:-

1. Elizabeth OLIVER born 13 May 1840 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
2. Janet OLIVER born abt 1836 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
3. Aitchison OLIVER born 1 Apr 1834 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Married (2) 9 Aug 1840 Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Jane RICE

Eight children of Aitchison OLIVER and 2nd wife Jane RICE:-

1. William OLIVER born 1841/1842 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland died bef 1926
2. Francis OLIVER born 18 Feb 1843 in Auckland, New Zealand died 25 Sep 1926 Auckland, New Zealand
3. James OLIVER born 21 Nov 1844 in Auckland, New Zealand
4. Robert OLIVER born 17 Jul 1846 in Auckland, New Zealand
5. Agnes OLIVER born 28 Feb 1848 in Auckland, New Zealand died 12 Oct 1935 Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand, buried Waikaraka, Auckland, New Zealand
6. John Henry OLIVER born 10 Mar 1858 in Turanga Creek, Auckland, New Zealand died 22 Aug 1943 Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, buried Te Awamutu Cemetery, Waipa, New Zealand.
Married 1896 at Napier, New Zealand Folio #3498 bride Ellena LYONS*** born 3 Oct 1871 Pukekohe East, New Zealand died 7 Apr 1935 Matariki Private Hospital, Te Awamutu, New Zealand buried 8 Apr 1935 Lot 227, Te Awamutu Cemetery, Waikato, New Zealand. She was the daughter of John Newman LYONS and Anastasia FLEMING.
6 Children:-
i) Achison OLIVER born either 1899/1900 New Zealand, no death date
ii) Lawrence OLIVER born 28 Dec 1901 married Evelyn RAINE
iii) Lillian OLIVER born 28 Dec 1904 NZ died 1979 NZ married 31 Dec 1940 NZ to Edward Elijah HANCOCK born abt 1904 died 1968 Auckland NZ
iv) Frederick John OLIVER born Jul 1906, no death date married Eileen O'NEIL
v) Raymond OLIVER born Dec 1908, no death date married Amy WEAL
vi) Arthur OLIVER born 1910 NZ married Una Elizabeth MASON
7. Mary OLIVER born 8 May 1850 in Auckland, New Zealand died 2 Oct 1942 Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand buried 5 Oct 1942 Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
8. Margaret OLIVER born 5 Aug 1861 in Auckland, New Zealand died 1 Jun 1941 Papatoetoe, New Zealand

Q.Can anyone find death details on Jane OLIVER nee RICE?
Q.Can anyone provide spousal names, year and folio number for above children? And/or provide burial data, probate records, electoral roll information etc. otherwise not yet known to me?

Thanks in advance,
***LYONS researcher.

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by Kenchingtone on 2009-01-23 17:54:08

I am wondering if you have had any further information on Jane Oliver nee Rice? I have a Jane Rice appearing in the 1841 Scotland census with one of my family members and she may be the person you are looking for. However I would need her death details to confirm. Have you seen her death certificate?

by allycat on 2009-01-23 18:55:54

Dear Ellen, Hi. Sorry I don't have her Death Certificate, but it's very likely that a distant relatives has it.

If you feel certain it is the same family based on family tales of emigration to NZ and/or spousal surnames being the same, perhaps you could purchase cert from Dept Internal Affairs - NZ BDMs

from OZ.

by kkkatey on 2009-09-08 14:48:58

Jane Rice died 13 august 1899 and is buried with her husband Aitchison Oliver at St Patrick's Church Panmure Auckland NZ.

For more info email me & I'll put you in touch with
my sister & brother in law they published our family tree book on the descendants of Aitchison Oliver.

by jjaahh on 2009-10-04 00:45:53

I am in Australia. I have just discovered that an ancestor is buried in the Catholic Cemetery Panmure. Do you know if I can search online for this grave site? Are all the graves stones still standing? He was buried in 1895.

by ngairedith on 2009-10-04 01:13:30

Hi Julie-Ann,
I presume you are talking about the St Patricks cemetery, corner of Church St & Sunset Rd, Panmure

If you ask the Panmure branch of NZSG for help, better yet join up, you will find their help invaluable.

They also have a site NZSG Panmure - have a look around

by jjaahh on 2009-10-04 02:49:00

Thanks very much - I will check out both sites. I am keen to see if any information is written on my ancestors gravestone.

by Kawhio on 2009-11-21 23:04:10

Hi allycat.
I know of two lots of Oliver in N.Z.
(1) Don Oliver-Dry Stock farmer with in Te Rohe Potai,(King Country)Eastern Otorohanga,known as Steward.
(2) Allen Oliver,son of a cray fisherman based on the East Coast at Napier N.Z.1971.
That all o.k.

by Law on 2010-02-02 19:27:51

I am decended from Aitchison Oliver and Janet Mackay. Their eldest daughter Elizabeth b 1840 came to NZ with her father and married Thomas Kemp 9 Jun 1858 in Howick NZ. They had 16 children. I have details of the Kemp line if anyone is interested.
Just wondering if anyone has any old photos of Aitchison Oliver or the family.
Also intersted if anyone checked the gravesites and gleaned any info.

by aussie_femme on 2013-03-22 05:21:39

Hey there .. I am a descendant of JANE OLIVER/RICE's brother ..JOHN RICE .. and have all the Australian .. Rice ... details if anyone needs help also the parents etc..... and I would love to get some help with the New Zealand side of things if I can ..
you can email me at .. cheers .. Maree

by Terry_at_nz on 2019-08-30 09:15:53

This correspondence stopped in 2013.
There is a BillionGraves picture at that was done in 2015. I was there this afternoon.
I am connected via Amelia KEMP and Hannah LORD.
Terry Montgomery

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