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Jetson Family/Jetson-Brewster/Brewster-Jetson

Im looking for family members from NZ & Tasmania Aussie & England of Robert Brewster Jetson.
He was born in Laincolnshire, England on 1819 & died 1909 in North Scottsdale. Robert married Charlotte Barton & had 14 children.

We think after Charlotte he may had married her sister Martha Barton nd charged his surname from Brewster to Brewster Jetson or Jetson Brewster.

Drumm family

Hi I'm looking formore in for on James Joseph Drumm who I have been told that when he came in NZ he and his silbings name was spelt as drum when sum of the family was in Aussie.

3 comment(s), latest 2 years, 7 months ago


I am looking for info on Alfred Edward Ivin.

The info that I have is he was born in Melbourne, Australia bout 1890 & he died New Zealand 1966.
He was married to Leah Domb in 1912 New Zealand & they had 3 children that I no of.

I'm looking for info on him & his family from Aussie & New Zealand.

The spelling may be different before they moved to NZ as on the ship misspelt it to what it is now.

7 comment(s), latest 6 years ago

Lookig for info on Elizabeth Johnson born 1879 in Whitemans Valley New Zealand

She married in 1901 to William O'Riley born 1869? in Silverstream.

Elizabeth died in 1953 & her father is James Johnson, who were some of the first permanent residents in Whitemans Valley. Mr & Mrs O'Riley built their own house at Whiteman's Valley, cutting their timber from the busy & bought up a family of eleven in the old house prior to it being burnt down.

If any1 has any info on Elizabeth & her family re: parents, siblings etc.

O'Riley from New Zealand

I'm still looking 4 info on William O'Riley & Elizabeth O'Riley (nee Johnson).

I think Elizabeth was born bout 1879 in Whiteman's Valley.

Elizabeth died bout the 17/3/1953 at her daughter's residence Mrs Dave (David McKinley Orr) in Johnsonville.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Mr & Mrs James Johnson, who were the first permanent residents in Whiteman's Valley. Mr & Mrs O'Riley built their own house at Whiteman's Valley. They had 11 children. Mr O'Riley who predecased his wife by 22yrs was also well known in the Valley & like Mrs O'Riley was well respected.

They had 8 son's & 3 daughter's.

Son of the children are: Eric James O'Riley, Catherine (Katherine) Annie Orr (nee O'Riley), Molly Elizabeth Burrell (nee O'Riley), Enda Helen O'Riley, Lionel Hurva O'Riley, Leo Seddon Joseph O'Riley, Francis Farrell O'Riley.

I am looking for William O'Riley born bout 1873 who is the father & also info on his parents & siblings etc.

O'Riley & Johnson

Still looking for info on William O'Riley & Elizabeth Johnson from Silverstream, Wellington, New Zealand.

They married in 1900/01. Still trying to find info on William think he was born around 1869/1873 not 100% sure & Elizabeth born around 1877 both Silverstream area.

1 of there children is Eric James O'Riley who married Rosey Brown (nee Domb) in 1930.

Any info on William or Eliz would b great.

1 comment(s), latest 6 years, 9 months ago

Lowe from New Zealand

I am looking for info bout a Vera Lowe the niece of Maude Leslie (nee Lowe).

The mothers name was Millie Foreman from Foreman's Garage, Grey St, Tauranga NZ who gave birth approx 1942 . Details Vera Lowe.

I'm looking for info as this child is related to me as her father is Alexander Forbes Leslie which is my GG Grandfather.

Maude Lowe was married to my G Uncle which was my nana's brother Alexander James Leslie in NZ.

Any info would b great.


I'm looking for info on Adam Blair II 1851-1926 who married Norah Crowley 1856-1918.

Adam II co-founded one of the largest sawmilling operations on the West Coast,"Stratford, Blair, & Co.," mostly supplying timber to the hugh mining industry.

Adam was born in Scotland & moved to Hokitika from Aussie in 1866 with his brother & parents William T Blair & Christina Kerr.

This is on the Blair side which is my GG Grandmothers side; Grace Evelyn Blair 1879-

Descendant Names by Gen 1 Blair 2... 3 Drumm, Carter, Hobcroft, McKenzie(a)... 4 Thompson, Williams, 5 Haughey, Miles, Waghorn, Sangster, McKenzie(b), Millar, Gordon, 6 Flanagan, Edwards, Monk, Tuatini, Brenmuhl, Stevenson, Krishnan, Anchan.

This is on the Crowley side:

Norah Crowley b Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The wife of Adam Blair II. Norah arrived in NZ approx 1871 age 15 presumably with her family.

Ancestral Names: Crowley, Robert Barnett 1848-1940 & Sarah Ewart 1848-1910 b Co. Deny, Ireland. Robert & Sarah with 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Ann & Amelia who was born during the journey arrived in Dunedin ex London 4 August 1875 ages 27,27,4y,2y & 6wks. onboard the James Nicol Fleming. Robert & Sarah appear to have lived various places, eventually ending up in Petone, Wellington.

Ancestral Name: Barnett, Ewart, Cannon, Meek.
Descendant Names: 1 Barnett 2 Tennent, Blair 3 Thompson 4 Parkinson, Ching, Haughy, Myles, Waghorn.

Drumm/Blair New Zealand

I'm looking for info on the drumm/blair side.

My great grandfather John Louis Drumm was married to Grace Evelyn Blair in New Zealand 1900.

There children were:

Grace Blair parents were Adam Blair & Norah Crowley.

Wondering if any1 has any info on both family's as still trying to find out info on James Joseph Drumm on when he arrived to New Zealand & if any family came ova with him. Dnt no if he came ova frm Ireland or sumwhere else.

Any info would b great.

18 comment(s), latest 6 years, 11 months ago


I'm looking for more info on my Grandfathers side of the family.

My Grandfathers name is Joseph Drumm born 1900-1970
married Hilda Jessie Leslie

Floretta 1907-1954
Cecil Donald
There son
Peter John Donald -2008
Peter has a child plus grandchild

Grace 1905-
Frederick Robinson
They have a child

Nora E 1901-
George Arthur King

Stella 1903-

We also have Blair/Thompson-Blair/Irving/Kerr/Crowley/Carters/McKenzie/Hobcroft from New Zealand, which I think r all on my Great Grandmothers side who is Grace Evelyn Blair who married my Great Grandfather which is Joseph's father.

4 comment(s), latest 3 years, 6 months ago