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SPEECHLY in New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

a message from Geep on 10-9-2011 after reading the journal
SPEECHLY marriages NZ 1901-1927:

My wife Judith is a Berryman. Her father, Clarence James, is a nephew of Malcolm Ira Cecil Berryman married to Doris Mary Speechly.
Do you have any more info on Doris (date & place of birth, death etc)?

There is a 'Speechley's Bridge' in Geraldine, NZ (under which the stream Hae Hae Te Moana flows to the sea), whch was so named before at least 1858

Edward and Robert Speechly (brothers) arrived into Lyttelton on the BRITISH EMPIRE which left London 15 May 1864, arriving 6 September 1864 ... Robert travelled as a Saloon passenger and Edward was a 2nd Cabin passenger

Robert Speechly came out to superintend the building of the Christchurch Cathedral

the CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL 1864 - 2012 & the earthquakes over the years
In October 1864 the best speciman of building stone found in the province was discovered on the property of the Rev R. R. BRADLEY at Charteris Bay. A beautiful, white free stone with a clse grain and free fro all oxide or iron, Robert Speechly recommended to the Commisssion to use it for lining the Christchurch Cathedral as the supply was very large, the quarry presented a face bordering on the harbour of nearly half a mile in extent. The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Harper on 16 Dec 1864

? in 1868 Robert Speechly Esq., M.R.I.B.A, late of Christchurch, was appointed architect for the Melbourne Cathedral

? on June 22 1872, E. Speechly and his wife left London for Lyttelton on the St LEONARDS (maybe Edward returned to England to marry??)

? in Nov 1877 Edward Speechly Esq., advised the auctioneers JONAS & HART to sell by Public Auction a number of live and dead stock from his farm near Geraldine as he had let the farm. He had spared no expense in getting the best blood line obtainable and all the Cattle and Horse were first-class and in excellent condition

? in Oct 1882 Edward Speechly wrote to the Geraldine Road Board to inform them that he had sold R.S. 10864 to Edward HOWDEN

? in 1922 at Timaru, Mr E. Speechly repeated his generous offer of years past to give a ?5 trophy (a value in 2011 of about $464) for a mile race

? in 1936 there was a SPEECHLY MILE SWIMMING RACE held in the Timaru harbour

Neville Innes Speechly (1878-1916)
- was a son of Edward SPEECHLY (above) & Caroline Innes ? who married in 1878
- On July 30th 1878 at Burleigh Farm, Gerldine, the wife of Mr Edward Speechly of a son
- was a member of the Canterbury Rowing CLub
- Neville married Flora May TOMBS in 1901. A daughter of George Tombs of WHITCOMBE & TOMBS
- taken from NZETC
... Mr. Neville Speechly, the Proprietor, is a native of Geraldine, Canterbury. He was educated at the Christchurch Boys' High School, and subsequently apprenticed to Mr. Atkinson, now of the firm of Messrs Neeley and Atkinson, surgeon dentists. On taking his diploma as a qualified dentist, in February, 1900, at the Otago University, he left the firm with which he had been apprenticed, to establish a branch for the London Dental Institute at Wanganui. After successfully accomplishing this task, he sailed for America and England, where, travelling through the chief centres, he visited the premises of some of the leading English and American dentists, with a view to becoming thoroughly conversant with the higher branches and most modern methods in the art of dentistry. Mr. Speechly returned to Christchurch in November, 1900, and shortly afterwards established the business he now so successfully conducts
- in Feb 1901 Neville advertised in the STAR that he had just returned from England and America where he had been travelling in the interests of dental science and had established the American System of dentistry with the latest equipment (at moderate prices) at his business in the Toneycliffe & Careys Building, corner of Gloucester and Colombo streets, Christchurch
- in July 1904 Flora's father, George Tombs funeral took place at the Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch. Her husband Neville was one of the pallbearers
- Neville died in 1916
- Flora May Speechly then married Michael MULLIN in 1918

Edward Neville Speechly (1902-1988)
- a son of Neville SPEECHLY & Flora May TOMBS
- nothing known at this time

Lancelot George 'Lance' Speechly (1903-1983)
- born in Canterbury, NZ
- a son of Neville SPEECHLY & Flora May TOMBS
- married Lilian Mary LOOMES (1904-1956) in 1927
- Lilian was born 25 April 1904 in Temuka, a daughter of Herbert Thomas LOOMES (born 1881 in South Canterbury - died 1944 in Whakatane) & his 2nd (of 3) wives, Mary Ann 'Polly' RUSSELL, daughter of Robert RUSSELL & Mary McCOLL. Mary Ann died in 1923 and Herbert remarried in 1924 to Mary Elizabeth WARD
- known children of Lance & Lilian born in Timaru:
1928 - 3 Sep 2011 Richard Neville 'Dick' Speechly
- Richard's Death Notice from the NZ Herald read: Richard Neville (Dick). Peacefully on September 3, 2011 at Christchurch Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, loved father and fatherinlaw of Nikki and Martin Davis, and Dean and Pauline. Loved Grandad of Ella, Tessa, Bryce, Jed, Adam and Luke. Dick will be sadly missed by his wonderful friends and extended family. A celebration of Dick's life will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Christchurch on Friday September 9 at 2.00pm. Private cremation thereafter
1931 - Brian Lancelot Speechly
1939 - Diana Lilian Speechly
1940 - Barbara Joan Speechly
- Lilian Mary died 5 April 1956 aged 51
- Lancelot died on 24 April 1983 aged 79
- they are buried together in PLOT 140, ROW 28, BLOCK C2 at Timaru emetery

Doris Mary Speechly (1905-1997)
- born in Canterbury, New Zealand
- a daughter of Neville SPEECHLY & Flora May TOMBS
- Doris married Malcolm Ira Cecil BERRYMAN (1901-1937) in 1927
- Malcolm was the 8th of 8 children of James BERRYMAN (1861-1926) of St Just, Cornwall, England & Martha Mary NEWSOME (1861-1932) of Christchurch who married in 1885
- the children of James & Martha Berryman (born in Christchurch) were:
1885 - 1889 Frederick Newsome Berryman
- died aged 4
1887 - 1951 William Rowe Valentine Berryman
- William married Ethel Mary STEVENS in 1918
1888 - Tryphena Lily May Berryman
- Tryphena married James GREGG 5 April 1917 in Christchurch
1891 - 1965 Clarence James Messiah Berryman
- Clarence married Flora WILSON in 1923
1892 - 1892 Elsie Ruby Daisy Berryman
- died aged 7 weeks
1895 - 1941 Allan Roy Stanley Berryman
- Allan married Alice SMITH in 1925
1898 - Myrtle Inez Daphne Berryman
- nothing known
1901 - 1937 Malcolm Ira Cecil Berryman
- married Doris Mary SPEECHLY (see above)
- Malcolm died in 1937 aged 36
- possible that Doris remarried (unknown to whom at this time)

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on 2011-09-11 01:16:29

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by Geep on 2011-09-12 21:35:20

Thanks for sharing that. I'll work it in to the family tree I have for the Berrymans.
Unfortunately I do not have anything else on Doris.


by bungy on 2012-02-23 23:12:31

gerard,you asked if i had more info on Doris Mary Speechly.Yes.Shec was my Aunty and "Mac" my uncle.
In your notes,at any point the name is shown as speechley it is wrong.Should always be Speechly.
Neville Innis Speechly's mother was Caroline Innis Sawyer.I have her genealogy for 3 generations.
Edward Neville Speechly & Flora May Tombs I have full particulars.Too longto type all here. Contact me on slow mail 9/b Dekka St,Khandallah,Wellington.
Lililian Mary Speechly (ne Loomes)my mother born 23 april,1904 not 25th Died 3rd April 1956,not 5th 3 weeks before her 52nd birthday
Richard (dick) speechly born 27th June 1928
Doris mary Berryman (nee Speechly) 2nd Husband Harry Goodlad.Scotsman (? Shetland islander)2 children Annette and Peggy both married with families
I would love to have more hard copy of your notes as i have limited access to a computer via a friend. Nice to make contact with you. Brian Lancelot Speechly.

by Phoebe007 on 2013-01-04 01:32:26

Hi Brian and Gerard
I was wondering if you found any information on Edward Neville Speechly as he was my grandfather?
Thanks From another Gerard.

by PegButt on 2013-02-01 21:29:03

Hi Phoebe007
My Name is Peg Butterfield (Nee Goodlad). Doris Speechly was my Mum, Flora and Neville Speechly were my grandparents, so Edward Speechly was my great grandfather.
My cousin Brian ( in the previous blog) has a huge amount on Edward Speechly, I have quite a bit too which I used to write a story on my mother Doris, and her family.
Where do you fit in?
My email is peg.pop@ihug.co.nz Love to hear from you

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