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The JARDEN family of Canterbury, New Zealand

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Selina Isabel (Isabella? Isobel?) JARDEN was my paternal grandmother's maiden name. She married STANLEY EVERED PRIEST and they had six children: my father STANLEY PHILIP WILLIAM, NEIL, EDNA, OLA, QUONA, SHIRLEY. The family were resident in Christchurch, NZ, for a significant part of their lives, with STANLEY EVERED and SELINA ISABEL living just off St Andrews Hill Road, Mount Pleasant before gravitating to the North Island of New Zealand, principally Tauranga.

I know very little about the JARDEN side of the family. The only JARDEN known to me is RONALD, my father's cousin, who was an All Black winger in the late 1940s and early 1950s and founded a stockbroking house in Wellington in the late 1960s early 1970s.

Anyone who can advance my knowledge of the JARDENS I would be grateful to hear from

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on 2010-06-06 00:47:39

phill has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2010. is researching the following names: HUNT, RAGGATT, JARDEN and 25 other(s).

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by allycat on 2010-06-06 10:26:33

This is what I could find so far just by doing a little bit of websurfing...

James JARDEN born 1864 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand died 11 Jul 1948 Christchurch aged 84yrs married 1885 New Zealand Catherine Elizabeth ROGERS born 1865 Kent, England died 17 Dec 1904 at Mile Road north, Linwood aged 39yrs). Catherine was the eldest daughter of Symond ROGERS of Avonside.*

Nine children:-

1.Henry Alexander JARDEN 1887~1958 married 1910 Alice FISHER (possibly also married 1928 Wilhelmena Laura WOODARD
2.Catherine Selina JARDEN 1889~1893
3.William Benjamin JARDEN 1891~1964 married 1921 Olive Bertha COTTLE
4.James John JARDEN 1892~1966 married 1913 Isabella LAMONT #
5.Benjamin Alexander JARDEN 1894~1965 married 1917 Amy Evelyn FREE
6.Selina Isabella JARDEN born in 1895 married 1916 Stanley Evered PRIEST
7.Charles Robert JARDEN born 1897~1969 possibly married 1927 Clarice Eileen HAMMOND
8.Isabel Mary JARDEN born 1900 married 1923 Albert George ANDERSON
9.Sarah Ann JARDEN born 1902 married 1925 Edwin GLYNAN @

SOURCE: Births, Deaths & Marriages Online - Historical Records of New Zealand

#Shivas-Thompson Geneology

Archway - Archives of New Zealand - 66 search results for JARDEN

*Papers Past

@Bannan2010 Personal Ancestral File

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography has an article about your late cousin. Jarden, Ronald Alexander 1929 - 1977, Athlete, rugby player, businessman, sharebroker.

by phill on 2010-06-07 05:05:15

alleycat you are a whiz very grateful for your assistance. As you can tell I'm really just starting to use the internet to followup on family. All current references that I've used have been hardcopy which have been passed down through the generations.

by phill on 2010-06-11 19:35:07

I had trouble initially finding my grandparents' birth details when accessing the NZ Births, Deaths & Marriages Online because the spelling of their middle names was different to that written in the HARRIS family history "The Wake of the Steadfast" published in 1981 by contents organiser JENNI PASHBY and made available to NZ descendents of ROBERT and MARY HARRIS, late of London, who landed at Lyttleton in 1851. The NZ records required exact spellings to access the information and "ISOBEL" rather than "ISABELLA" and "EVERARD" rather than "EVERED" blocked access.

by allycat on 2010-06-11 19:57:42

Yes that can happen, I noticed spelling difference straight away with Evered and Everard etc.

Some recommendations for you then ... register as a new user of Rootschat free site, then scroll down to their New Zealand board and post some lookup requests. Also it can help to be a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists - magazines are great, and you can register your surname interests.

by phill on 2010-06-11 21:27:01

Had a bit of trouble navigating Rootschat. There's a lot on that website. Can't seem to find the g/parents' year of marriage on the BDM website even trying some different combinations of spelling of the names

by allycat on 2010-06-11 22:23:24

Marriage Registration No.1916/1840 Selina Isabel Jarden Stanley Evered Priest

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