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Photo above: G G Grandfather James Edward EVANS born 13 June 1860, Fernside, North Canterbury, NZ with his children.  The older girl in the light dress is his daughter Lucy Jane, b 22 January 1891 at Swannanoa, North Canterbury.  She was my Great Grandmother. Another photo of her is further down the page with my mother who was 2 years old.  This photo taken c1900 at Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand. Another photo of this family


Needless to say, I have included my interests for all those of like mind below

I use Family Tree Maker 2009. My main file now goes back 15 generations; has 12,308 individuals; 3,909 marriage; 2,439 surnames over 116,000 text entries and I want to keep feeding it!

~ MY FAMILY RESEARCH ~

IF YOU USE ANY OF THE PHOTOS ON MY WEBSITE PLEASE BE COURTEOUS. LINK TO AND ACKNOWLEDGE WHERE YOU SOURCED FROM.


Format - SURNAME, VILLAGE, COUNTY, COUNTRY, YEAR

ANDERSON, Glasgow, Scotland 1753

ARBUCKLE(S), Crumlin, Ant., Ireland 1826


 


Great GRANDMOTHER Emma ARBUCKLE


Born 12 April 1886, Waimate, NEW ZEALAND
Married 10 November 1910, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
To Robert Alexander JOHNSTON
Died 26 March 1961, Christchurch
Buried at Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch Aged 18 in this photo


 


 

Great Grandmother Emma ARBUCKLE


Aged approximately 25 (c1910) in this photos

 


 

 

Emma's grave at Ruru Lawn

Her daughter Doris KENNEDY is buried with her

 

 

 

My Great Uncle PETER

Emma's  son Peter

1927 -1970

Click photo for his life story

ARNOT(T), Glasgow, Scotland 1800

BLACKADDER, Crumlin, Ant., Ireland 1827

BUCK, Otley, Yks, England 1772

CARTER, Sry, England 1736s

CROFT, Otley, Yks, England 1802

DARBON (DARBEN), Lambeth, Sry, England 1798

DRUMMOND, Glasgow, Scotland 1817

ERSKINE, Mochrum, Wig, Scotland 1888

EVANS,
St Mary's, Sry, England 1790


Left to Right
Sarah (nee KITCHENER) 1827-1906 and Robert Evans 1826-1911 married 25 December 1845 St Mary's, Lambeth, London, England
Jane EVANS  nee VALE (Roberts mother) b 1803 Lambeth, London, England d 17 July 1886, Christchurch, NZ
Richard EVANS (Robert and Sarah's son, aged 16) 1848-1944

photo taken 1864


This line: Robert EVANS and wife Sarah nee KITCHENER, to NZ aboard 'CRESSY'  landing at Lyttelton 27-12-1850, settled Rangiora. My G G G Grandparents.

Also Richard EVANS and his wife Jane nee VALE. Parents of the above Robert EVANS (and my G G G G Grandparents) to NZ 1855 aboard CAROLINE AGNES arriving 1855 and settling at Heathcote Valley, Christchurch

GUEST Crewe or Altrincham, Chs, England 1840

 


G G GRANDMOTHER Sarah ARBUCKLE nee GUEST   c1900

[Mother of my G Grandmother Emma in previous table]


Born c1859, Crewe (or Altrincham), Cheshire, ENGLAND
Dau. of James GUEST & Eliza BLACKADDER

Married 28 November 1881, Timaru, NEW ZEALAND to James ARBUCKLE
(They are the parents of Emma ARBUCKLE
Died 17 November 1930, Waimate
Buried at Waimate old Cemetery, South Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND with James


 

and later in life...

G G GRANDMOTHER

Sarah ARBUCKLE nee GUEST

With her grandaughter Noela DUNN on knee c 1929

 

HAMILTON, Glasgow, Scotland 1823
This line: Alexander HAMILTON and Wife Annie nee MCGUIRE, to NZ aboard 'CAMEO' arriving 11-7-1859 settled Christchurch. My G G G Grandparents

HAND/HANN
, Portpatrick, Wig, Scotland 1813

HANNAH
, Stranraer, Wig, Scotland 1860

HARVEY
, Dover, Ken, England 1780

HOLDER
,Yks, England 1780

HOLLY
, Greenham, Brk, England 1772

HOOKER
, Bexley, Ken, England 1780

HORNOND
, Lambeth, Sry, England 1733

JACOT
, Switzerland 1687

JAMES
, Chs, England 1840

JOHNSTON
, St Johnstown, Don, Ireland 1850
This line: Robert Alexander JOHNSTON and wife Isabella nee MCKAI/MCKAY, to NZ aboard 'MARY SHEPHERD' arriving 20-8-1873 settled Dunedin. My G G Grandparents

KENNEDY
, Drumafivey, Ant, Ireland 1830
This line: Anthony KENNEDY and wife Mary nee MCCOOK, to NZ aboard 'VARUNA' arriving Lyttelton 27-5-1874 settled Christchurch. My G G Grandparents

KITCHENER
, Lambeth, London, England 1800

LAVERIE
, Mochrum, Wig, Scotland 1840

LAWSON
, Otley, Yks, England 1770

LEES
, Stranraer, Wig, Scotland 1850
This line: William LEES and his mother Janet nee HANNAH and his brother Alex LEES to NZ   onboard 'Tainui'.  Leaving Southampton, England 4 June 1926 and arriving in Wellington.....settled in Christchurch shortly thereafter. My Grandfather, G Grandmother and G Uncle

LEESE
, Ireland, 1788


FOUR GENERATIONS

 


G G G G GRANDMOTHER
Jane WORT nee WHEELER


Baptised 20 March 1803,
Newbury, Berkshire, ENGLAND

Died 22 December 1876,
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND

Buried Barbadoes Street Cemetery., Christchurch, NZ

Headstone recorded in 1950 in Friends of Barbadoes Street cemetery records, but no longer exists in the cemetery from from at least 2000.

 


G G G GRANDMOTHER Rosannah, with second husband Thomas LODGE and G G Aunts


Rosannah [seated] daughter of Jane and George WORT
Born c1831, London, ENGLAND
Died 5 December 1916, Christchurch, NZ

Thomas Seth LODGE (her 2nd husband)
born c1833, Reading, Berkshire, England
Died 18 October 1898, Christchurch, NZ. 

[Rosannah's first husband William MACE.  They married 14 Jan. 1849, Parish Church, St Mary's, Lambeth, London, England.]

Shown with their 2 HAMILTON granddaughters
taken c 1892
Rosannah and Thomas
buried together in St Peter's Anglican Churchyard, Church Corner, Riccarton, Christchurch, NZ.

Patent for invention by Thomas LODGE

Rosannah's story here


Thomas and Rosannah's grave
St Peter's Anglican Church
Church Corner
Riccarton, Christchurch, NZ

 


G G Grandmother
Susannah Jane nee MACE/WORT/LODGE daughter of Rosannah LODGE nee WORT & 1st husband William MACE


Born 16 August 1848,Greenwich,Lambeth, London, ENGLAND
Married 14 October 1865
At St Andrews Church, Tuam St, Christchurch, NZ
To Thomas Morton HAMILTON

Both buried in
St Peter's Anglican Churchyard, Church Corner, Riccarton, Christchurch but I can find no headstone.

 


Great Grandmother
Eva Ada nee TURNBULL
Daughter of Susannah & Thomas HAMILTON


Born 27 December 1877 Christchurch, NZ
Died 25 August 1935 Christchurch, NZ


Married 29 September 1899, Fitzroy, Vic, AUSTRALIA
To Henry (Harry) Fitzroy TURNBULL
Henry born 1877, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA and died 1902, Fitzroy.

 

 

 

 

234 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.
This is where Eva and Henry  married.
Photo taken Nov. 1996 and at this
time it was a fast food takeaway shop.

LODGE, Trinity Gray's Inn Road, Mdx, England 1850

MACLEARY, Armoy, Ant, Ireland 1830

MCBURNIE, Killinchy, Co. Down, Ireland 1815

MCCOOK, Armoy, Ant, Ireland 1800

MCGUIRE, Kilbride, Glasgow, Scotland 1826

MCKAI/MCKAY, Don, Ireland 1820

MCLEES, Stranraer, Wig, Scotland ANY YEAR

MACE, London, England 1828

MACEY, Vic, Australia 1850

MORIER, Vevey, Switzerland 1650

OUSTRY, Vevey, Switzerland 1660

EIGHT GENERATIONS spanning 207 years

 


1

G G G G GRANDMOTHER
Mary Ann PAWSON (nee LAWSON)


Born c1808 Otley, Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Died 13 July 1880, Canterbury, NZ
Occupation: Midwife

Married 7 January 1827, Calverley, Yorkshire, ENGLAND

To John PAWSON
Born 29 December 1808, Otley, Yorkshire, ENG.
Occupation: Policeman; Carpenter
Died c1865 possibly on the Otago Goldfields, NZ


Mary Ann married secondly
11 December 1865, Parish Church, Akaroa
To Samuel Sharpe CASTLE

 

2

My G G G GRANDMOTHER Sarah Ann (nee PAWSON)


Born 7 August 1831, Otley, Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Died 23 June 1923, Jubilee Home, Woolston, Christchurch, NZ
Cause of death: Senile Decay, Heart Failure - 10 days
She came to NZ as a 9 year old with her parents aboard the 'Coromandel"

Married 24 April 1855 at Akaroa Registry Office, NZ

To James George STEVENSON
Born 22 November 1832, Bexley, Kent, ENGLAND
Died 21 March 1916
Cause of death: Drowned in Gammons Creek, Oxford, Canterbury, NZ



Grave of Sarah and James,
Oxford Cemetery, North Canterbury, NZ

 

 

 

3

My G G GRANDMOTHER
Frances Fanny STEVENSON


(daughter of Sarah and James STEVENSON)
Born 30 July 1864, Akaroa, NZ
Died 19 November 1918,Christchurch, NZ
Cause of death: Influenza

Married 1 November 1886 Oxford, Canterbury, NZ

To James Edward EVANS
(his parents Robert and Sarah EVANS in photo listed under 'EVANS')
See photo top of this page with his children
James was born 13 June 1960, Fernside, North Canterbury, NZ
Died 10 June 1941, Public Hospital, Christchurch, NZ
Cause of death: Uraemia 6 days, Cerebral Thrombosis 2 wks



Grave of James and FrancesGrave of James and Frances,
Vickery Street, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, NZ

 

 

 

 

4

GREAT GRANDMOTHER
Lucy Jane EVANS
daughter of Frances Fanny and James EVANS

Born 22 January 1891, Swannanoa, North Canterbury, NZ
Died 31 March 1961,24 Andrews Cres., Christchurch, NZ
Cause of death: L & R Sided Heart Failure - 6 mths,
cardiac Infarction - 3 mths ago, Senility
Buried Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ

Married 6 April 1911, Brides fathers house, Sewell St, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, NZ

To John William KENNEDY
Born 17 August 1888, Colombo Road (sic), Christchurch, NZ
Died 22 October 1963, Ngawhatu Hospital, Nelson, NZ

Lucy shown here with her grand daughter [my mother].  That suitcase used to be full of lollies :)

Blog post on Lucy


 

Lucy's grave,
Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ
Her son
Hugh (1918-1950) is also interred in this grave.

 

 

 

5

GRANDFATHER
John 
son of John & Lucy KENNEDY nee EVANS

Born 16 September 1911, Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Died 14 October 1992, Salvation Army Men's Home, Christchurch
Buried Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ

Grandad is to the left in photo with his brother James on the right.

Taken at Bramwell Booth Boys Home, Temuka c1923 [later admitted girls] which is now on the NZ Historic Places Trust Register
 

Blog post on John and his brother James

 

 

6

my MOTHER
aged 25 1/2 with me aged 3 months

~ December 1962 ~
at my Great Grandmother Emma's house 119 Chester St. East, Christchurch

~ 1964 ~

 



My brother aged 3
[born 1960, Essex Hospital, Essex St., Christchurch]

and myself aged 1 year
[born 1962, Essex Hospital, Essex St., Christchurch]

 

 

7

my CHILDREN


Jessica aged 3 1/2
[born 1984, Timaru Hospital, Timaru, NZ]
and Roy aged 15 months.
[born 1986, Christchurch Women's Hospital, Christchurch]

Their sibling Geoffrey was stillborn 23 Feb 1985

~ November 1987 ~
with their baby cousin Sarah Rose CASEY

     

 

8

my GRANDSONS

Top: Joseph born February 2011 [Photo May 2016]

Centre: Charlie born June 2013 [Photo March 2016]

Bottom: Toby born February 2015 [Photo January 2016]

 

PAWSON, Otley, Yks, England 1592
This line: John PAWSON and wife Mary Ann nee LAWSON to NZ aboard 'COROMANDEL' arriving Port Nicholson, August 1840. Settled in Wellington area then moved to Banks Peninsula. My G G G G Grandparents

PERRY, Glasgow, Scotland 1740

STEVENSON, Swanscombe, Ken, England 1808

SUGAR, WORLDWIDE 1740

TOUGH, Stranraer, Wig, Scotland 1860

TURNBULL, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia 1750

VALE, London, Sry, England 1782

WHEELER, Newbury, Brk, England 1772

WORT/WERT, London, England and WORLDWIDE, 1800

YOUNG, Addingham, Yks, England 1740

 



littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)FAMILY DETAILS

About me

My Blog - Invoking Libitina

Great Aunt Jose JOHNSTON (nee HICKEN) and her first husband Sgt Leonard MOSS.
Len to be laid to rest 28 August 2006 in Holland, 64 years after his death in 1942


Family Births


littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)MISC. FAMILY TREE LINKS

Remembering Gunner Peter Johnston of NZ KayForce, Veteran of Korea

Names being researched connected to my ex husband

Names on my computer files

Accumulated Marriage Certificates from my research

Accumulated Birth Certificates from my research

Accumulated Death Certificates and Sightings from my research

Will of my 8 x Great Grandfather William PAWSON
dated 1753, Otley, Yorkshire, England

Will of my 7 x Great Grandfather William PAWSON - son of the above
dated 1802, Otley, Yorkshire, England

sublte
Will of my 6 x Great Uncle William PAWSON - son of the above
dated 1827, Otley, Yorkshire, England

My digital photography - Flickr

My digital photography - Fotocommunity

 

littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)GOOD DEEDS DONE

Reuniting WW1 British War Medal and discharge certificate awarded to Pte William PERREAU with his grandson

Sapper Robert HISLOP is recognised as New Zealand's first World War 1 Casualty

Constable Adam George BEGG - died 1926. The Forgotten Policeman



littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)NEW ZEALAND LINKS

 

Alexander Turnbull Library

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

 

 littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes) Heritage Databases

Papers Past [one of my very favourite sites] 

Births, Deaths & Marriages New Zealand - Search index for ordering certificates [best not in IE]

Christchurch City Council Cemeteries database

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography    

 

 littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes) Miscellaneous

A few extracted divorces 1961 from NZ Truth via Sooty's site

The Parkhurst Boys

Canterbury Nursing [Maternity] Homes - gleaned from papers past 1886 - 1908

Random acts of genealogical kindness - New Zealand

Denise & Peter's really awesome NZ site including early NZ Shipping

Olwyn Whitehouse's excellent New Zealand shipping website

Academics from 'College House' 1850-1954 - over 850 names alphabetically listed

Woodend (New Zealand) Rugby Side 1908 - Remembrance the Greatest Gift for those lost in the Wars

Thomas Seth LODGE's (My Step GGG Grandfather) "invention patent application"



littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes) PHOTOS OF MY ANCESTORS AND FAMILY


Surnames starting with A

Surnames starting with D

Surnames starting with E

Surnames starting with J

Surnames starting with K

Surnames starting with L

PAWSON ancestry photo album ~ Slow to load - May have to refresh


littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes) SCOTTISH LINKS


Military history of my Great Grandfather John LEES of Leswalt, Wigtown, SCOTLAND

Wigtown (Scotland) area Ancestral Site

Portpatrick, Wigtown

The Ruins of Inch Free Church, Wigtown,

Leswalt Parish Church

A view of Princes Street, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland...Birthplace of Mary Ross LEES

Stranraer Cemetery ~ Burial place of Robert LEES, died 1894
- from wounds received in scalding at Dunragit Creamery




littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)ENGLISH LINKS

PAWSEY of Haughley, Suffolk, ENGLAND


littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)CHURCH LINKS

Links to Churches connected to my family trees

Partial excerpts of Baptisms St Luke's Evangelist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand
from 7 June 1874 - 29 July 1874 and 3 October 1886 - 14 November 1886


littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)VARIOUS UNITED KINGDOM LINKS

Workhouses (poorhouses) in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, or a recommended selection

BBC Television Photo Gallery
Also links to excellent sources for new family historians


littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)WAR LINKS

28th Maori Battalion

Vietnam Soldiers - New Zealand

Boer War Embarkation database

Cenotaph Database [Auckland War Memorial Museum] - New Zealand military personnel all conflicts & peacekeeping.  Not just those that died on service.

Lost ANZAC Officers - Died at Gallipoli 1915 Inscriptions for those with a known grave

Ettie ROUT...WW1 Safe Sex campaigner

Gallipoli Graveyards - Select which one and see the Anzacs buried/memorialised there (searchable by name also)

Christchurch Militia List 1860-61

Campaigners for War Grave Commemorations
Dedicated to the identification & commemoration of those missing from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's registers & the correction of erroneous & misleading service details

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Searchable database of Commonwealth military members and in some cases civilians killed in conflict.

New Zealand Artillery of the Korean War
Features a Roll of Honour for those Kiwi's who lost their lives during the Korean conflict

 

littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes) NZ HERITAGE AND ASSOCIATED LINKS

Heritage New Zealand

New Zealand history online - Incredibly good site with lots of information including databases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)BLOG SITES [with an heritage/genealogical flavour] LINKS

Canterbury Heritage BlogSpot - fantastic

Strangers in a box


littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)DEATH & RELATED LINKS

Tributes online for New Zealanders

Christchurch City Council Cemeteries database

For those addicted to gravestones

Forever Near jewellery urns

Wikipedia definition - Memento Mori

Post mortem photography  collection - Paul Frecker 

"The Last Look" - post mortem photography in Europe

The Burns Archive - Historic vintage photography (death; medical; crime & war)

Find the grave of the famous and not so famous

Memento Mori - 19th century memorial death photos. Also death mask photos of the famous

Guy Etchell's really cool Tombstones & Monumental Inscriptions Page

Ghosts and other Haunts

Cemetery conservation

Article - 'Picturing the Dead by Lianne McTavish

Example of hair wreath - Memento Mori

 

littleEMMA.jpg (569 bytes)LINKS I LIKE

Peter Callesen - Intricate Paper Artist

NZ Collector Services [NZ-CS] - Fantastic business for buying or selling NZ medals badges coins bank notes collectables war memorabilia.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND, service impeccable

Photographs (many I've taken) uploaded on fotocommunity.com

AWESOME...photography by William Coupon

 

 





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