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I have a James ASHBY born c 1881 & died 1961, lived in Hutt Valley near Wellington, New Zealand. He married Lillian Pauline ASHBY & she pre-deceased him in 1956. Both buried Taita Cemetery (Old) Lower Hutt Wellington. His burial record said "retired railway engineer" They had 3 daughters & maybe a son or his brother Joseph ASHBY & an Edward ASHBY lived with him at different times. I don't know his parents or her maiden name - any help appreciated please.
Auckland Star, 29 August 1914, Page 10 SILVER WEDDING.
HOOPER - TONKIN — On August 20, 1889, at Timaru, by the Rev. W. B. MARTIN. Wesleyan minister, Charles Horace Hooper to Jane Rube, older daughter of Mr. TONKIN, of Brown Street, Ponsonby.
Seen on http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzlscant/wedding_bells.htm
N.B. I'm sure I have seen this couple asked for, so have copied detail here. (Of no interest to my own research.)
Father was Alexander MARTIN - His first wife (Margaret Ann) died when twins still young & he married his housekeeper Annabella Selina GARDINER 1925. He died soon after. Girls called Violet & ? May MARTIN. Also 2 older brothers - names unknown (one maybe "Peter") When Alexander died, he was farming at Awamoa, north west of Oamaru, north Otago, New Zealand. Annabella died following lengthy hospitalization following a car accident & is buried among her family at Warrington, Otago, N.Z.
Can anyone identify the twin girls & maiden name of mother? Did the twins marry?
Grateful for any leads - much of this is'family legend'
Elizabeth Jane TREVITHICK married John HILL 1868 in Melbourne (his 2nd. marriage).
He had been living in Wellington, New Zealand, where he owned quite significant land. He died 1884, buried Bolton Street Cemetary, Wellington, NZ. She was sole beneficiary, despite some of his 10/11 children still being in Wellington.
No further trace of her in NZ. Where did she go? Did she have siblings/parents in Melbourne ?
Further : On 23 September 1867 a ship by the name of John Temperley arrived in Hobson's Bay (Port Phillip) near Melbourne, from London via Plymouth, one of the passengers onboard was Elizabeth J Trevethick. Aged 23.
Anyone know of this family - would be very keen to hear from you!!
Marie nee HILL
Mary Ann EASTMEAD born England c1828.
Married John HILL Wellington, New Zealand 1853. 11 children born including Walter HILL-1866, in Wellington New Zealand.
? died Sydney, Australia - after 1873.
John remarried Elizabeth Jane TREVITHICK 1868, in Melbourne.
They returned to NZ where he died 1884. Elizabeth out-lived him.She inherited everything! (will sighted)
John was a boatman/mariner, so he may have come to NZ & traveled as ship's crew.
He may have come from Australia, as death notice says "Sydney papers please copy.
ANY leads very welcome!!
Willis sailed to Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand, leaving Gravesend Southampton 1928, aged 19 (born @ 1909) with a few other young men similar age ? in care of a Salvation Army officer on the "Tamaroa." He worked on farms around Gisborne, East Cape, Nth. Island New Zealand. About 1936 he married Winifred May HILL nee BEVAN and lived in Hastings, Hawkes Bay, working as a bar-man.They were together til about 1957, after which he married Lois Coster ? He died 1978, buried Tauranga (Pyes Pa) & Lois was subsequently buried with him in 1985. Any help with parents, where he was from, the Salvation Army's role in his emigration, his marriage to Lois etc. I have discovered bits of his story in New Zealand & am happy to share what I have.
Married After 1928 to ? BOWEN. She was widowed at her death in 1952 (cremated Waikumete Cemetary Auckland.) Probably no children to this husband. ( 2x McLEAN children Walter William & Edith Edna May). Any help please with BOWEN connection.
According to Marriage Cert. sighting at registrar general's office, Winnie was born OTAKI (some on other sites have her born Wales but no confirming resources.) Mother appears variously as Martha Isabel nee CLARK but also Maata Hokepera nee CLARK. Father William BEVAN. Roman Catholic strong heritage. 1 son definite = Noel Percival HILL born 22 Feb 1928 to Winifred & Stacey Edward HILL (married 3 June 1923 Otaki & div.2 Nov. 1933 Napier.)
Winnie had ? 2 other sons - Fathers unknown - Vincent David BEVAN 1921 Wellington ? married Ivy Fay ?
Moray BEVAN ? born after 1928
Winnie married 2 - Willis HOLLINGS - living in Hastings 1938 - he is listed electoral rolls as barman ? also farming north of Gisborne prior to this date.
Winifred HOLLINGS buried Otaki 1961 - see picture (BEVAN name not included on burial record)
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