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A brief history of the name DEAN-DEANS-de DEN-de DENNE.This research was carried out in the main by the Rev.John Bathurst DEAN.

A descendant of ancient Danish Kings and a warrior of considerable note in early European History was-
ROLLO THE NORSEMAN was created Duke of Normandy by the King of France-having already conquered and signified his intention of holding that province,circa AD 912.He married Poppa,daughter of Berenger,Court of Bayeaux,and by her had a son who succeeded him as-
WILLIAM (LONG SWORD) Duke of Normandy AD 917-married Sport,daughter of Humbert,Count of Senlis,and had by her a son who succeeded him as-
RICHARD 1-Duke of Normandy AD 942-married Gunnor of Denmark and had by her,in addition to his son Richard 11 of Normandy,a younger son who was-
ROBERT Count of Everoux and Archbishop Roue. At this time a clerical office did not necessarily involve celibacy and Robert married Harleve,by whom he had with other children a son-
RICHARD COUNT OF EVEROUX-who married Helena,widow of Niel,Viscount de St.Sauveur,and had by her,with other children,a younger son-
HAMEN-Particulars regarding Hamon appear in the history of the house of Arundel and also Dugdales Baronage where he is mentioned as Hamon Dentatus,Earl of Corbeul,'a lineal descendant of the warlike Rollo'.Although holding the post of Dapifer to Robert,Duke of Normandy (father of the Conqueror) he appears to be one of the ringleaders in a serious rebellion against young Duke William of Normandy (afterwards the Conqueror) and was killed at the battle of Val-de-dunes (10.8.1047)In this battle the insurrection was crushed by Duke William,largely due to the assistance of the King of France.
Hamon who was also called 'Ham-a-den', evidently fought with considerable valour before being killed.As a result of this conflict two of his sons departed post haste to England,where they were given posts at the Court of Edward the Confessor.As far as the ultimate family surname is concerned,Hamon must be considered as the founder.The soubriquet 'Dentatus' and also 'Aux Dents' indicate a characteristic of a 'long tooth' or teeth.His descendants retained the name,which accordingly became a heredity surname.These were a rarity at this period of history (prior to the 12th. Century) but are occaisonally found amongst the nobility.
The armorial bearings of the de Den family are found in the earliest records of the use of these in England,in the 12th. Century,and in the original form were :-"Argent,a fesse dancette"-the fesse dancette a "toothed band" being obviously a representation of the name de Den,which accords with custom in the earliest use of Amorial bearings,
The two sons of Hamon de Den who sought asylum in England were-
(1) Hamon the Viscount
(2) Robert de Den who became a Pincern (Cup Bearer) to Edward the Confessor.
Hamon the Viscount had two sons of whom the elder,Fitz Hamon,became Dapifer at the English Court and Robert Fitz Hamon whose daughter Maybyle married Robert,Duke of Gloucester the natural (illigitimate) son of King Henry 1 of England.
ROBERT DE DEN is mentioned in Burke's General Armoury as having testified a charter to Mont St.Michael in the year 1050 in conjunction with his brother Hamon.
The Kentish branch of the family who spell their name Denne,is descended from Robert.The following particulars of Robert's descendants down to the time of King John are from the notes of the Rev.John Bathurst Deane F.S.A.
(1) A daughter Ela who married Jourdan de Sackville and
(2) RALPH de DEN-Baron of Montalt,who was succeeded by his son
AMFRIDUS de DEN who held the Manor of Warehampton and had two sons:-
(1) Amfridus de Den who became Ambassador to the Pope from King John.
(2) Robert de Den who married Beatrice Bassett,Heiress of Rushton,Northhamptonshire.Her mother was Beatrice de Harcourt and her Uncle,Ivo de Harcourt who owned with other large estates a large property in Derbyshire.
By this stage of history, the de Den family had become substantial land owners,in some cases through marriage and in others evidently by favour of the Sovereign.Robert de Den held much property in Northamptonshire including the Manor of Dene or Deen,as well as land in Kent and other Counties.Much of this probably came from his father.Hamon the Viscount was Justiciary of Kent and held large estates there.
Robert Fitz Hamon was Lord of the Honor in Gloucester.
Hamon the Dapifer held twelve Parishes in Essex-recorded in the Doomsdsay Book.
Dynes Hall in Essex belonged to the Northants Dens and ajoined one of Hamon's Manors at Heddingham.
Robert de Den was succeeded by his son-
IVO de DEN 1199-Who according to Bridge's 'Northamptonshire' also married a Bassett,possibly a cousin on his Mother's side.His name appears in several lawsuits in Norhants.He served under King Richard 1 in the third Crusade,and to commerate the fact was granted an addition to his Arms of three 'Crescents in Chief'.His eldest son Nicholas succeeded to the greater part of his property,including the Northamptonshire estates and the family flourished in that country for several generations.Ivor also had a younger son:-
SIR HUGH de DEN- who inherited a part of his mothers property in Derbyshire which had come to her from the Bassetts and Harcourts.Various records regarding Sir Hugh are to be found in the Derbyshire Pipe Rolls where it is stated that he paid 10 pounds for his lands-this being one Knight's fee.Cartulary of Darley Abbey records that Sir Hugh de Den made a grant to the Abbey in 1256.Sir Hugh died in 1280 and was succeeded by his son-
WILLIAM de DEN-Little of importance appears to have happened to this forebear.He is mentioned in Roll 111D of 8 Edward 1 as 'having taken one doe at Aldeport and conveyed the venison to the home of Sir Hugh de Den,who was then dead'.He was succeeded by his son-
WILLIAM de DEAN-Here for the first time is found the spelling of the name DEAN which ultimately survived.He recorded as testifing two Longsdon Charters He held half a bovate of land in Crawford for service of one arrow and also land in Longsdon from Robert Wright,circa 1300.His wife is believed to have been Margaret,widow of William de Longsdon,and his sons were Robert DEAN named in a Wooly Charter as having land in Brett Griff in 1344 .

This Branch of the family tree originated in the area South of Manchester in England.The towns include Macclesfield,Stockport,Prestbury,Hurdsfield and Chapel en le Frith.The area was one of the centers of the cotton spinning and weaving industry and also this was the time of the Industrial Revolution.In 1825 the following advertisment appeared in the papers in and around the Macclesfield area
"To the overseers of the poor and to families desirous of settling in Macclesfield.Wanted between 4000 and 5000 persons between the ages of 7 and 21."This is an example of the irresponibility of manufacturers who advertised for workers without making any provision for accomodation in the new industrial towns.
Chapel en le Frith is a small market town 20 miles from Macclesfield.The name Chapel en le Frith came from an ancient church of chapel within the peak "frith' or forest.In the 1891 census it was described as a centre of local trade,with cotton and paper mills,calico printing works and two foundries and a population of 4647.
Macclesfield was a new industrial town with better employment opportunities and this may have attracted George and his family.
There were good reasons for George to decide to leave England.He was 48 years old in 1851 and faced the prospect of losing his job as a silk weaver.Very few workers hold out over the age of 45.That could have meant the choice of being kept by his children or going to the workhouse.

George DEAN.B4th.Nov.1802.Chapel en le Frith.Derbyshire.He moved,with his wife and children, to Macclesfield in the 1820's where all but three of the family worked as silk weavers and piecers,(whose job was to tie the broken threads).He D12th.July 1884 Linwood. Christchurch.His various occupations were-SilkWeaver,Boatman,Cowman,Farmer,Schoolteacher,Hotel-Keeper,Store-Keeper, Gardener.He was probably best known as a boatman.George lived the last four years of his life at Creek Rd,Linwood where he died and he is buried at the "English" Cemetary,Barbadoes St.Christchurch.Plot 2456.Entry No 3961.The Rev.H.J.C.Gilbert officiating.A funeral notice appeared in the Christchurch Press on Monday 14th,Jul.1884.
The friends of the late Mr.George DEAN,late of Purau,Rhodes Bay,are respecfully informed that his funeral will leave his late residence Creek Road,over East Belt,this day,Monday the 14th. inst. at 2p.m. for the English Cemetary.

His first wife was Mary Ann Parker Bca 1808 M ca 1826 D ca 1848 of consumption.They had eight children.She died in England.
His second wife was Hannah Rathbone B5th.Nov.1825.Stockport.They were married at the Parish Church,Prestbury.Chester.She D 10th.April 1892 Templeton, Christchurch.They also had eight children.His descendants must now number well in to the thousands and are spread throughout N.Z. and overseas.

George DEAN and his wife Hannah along with George's seven children
Joseph Henry (18),John (16),Edwin (14),Mary Ann (11),Hannah (9),George (6) and Thomas an infant sailed from the East India Docks,London on the Ship "Canterbury" on the 21st.Jun.1851.They arrived at Lyttelton on the
21st.Oct.1851 to be greeted by S.W. winds,hail and snow covered hills.Most of the passengers were impressed however with the neat tidy houses,wide streets,shops and stores.
The family settled at Purau Bay on the land of the Rhodes family where various members of the family worked on the Rhode's farms at both Purau and at the Levels in South Canterbury.Eventually six members of the family went to the North Island and worked on the property of Joseph Rhodes and eventually the "N.I." DEAN family became established around the Hawkes Bay area. George took up a partnership with Charlie Walters in a small dairy farm.They also ran a boat service, taking milk across to Lyttelton each morning and also meat supplies for Mr.R.H.Rhodes.George DEAN also ran an Elementary School assisted by the Rev.R.R.Bradley of Charteris Bay.(According to the author Elizabeth Ogilvie).Their are various mentions of George in the Lyttelton Times.
"Highway Robbery"Sat.26th. Aug.1865.describes how he was robbed of 32 pounds and shot at by thieves supposedly heading for the West Coast goldfields.
Lyttelton Times the "Town & Country section tells of an apple he took in to "The Times" which weighed 29 1/2 ounces and measured 15 3/4" in diameter.
Lyttelton Times 8th.Jul.1870.has George appearing in Court as a witness in a case of false pretences.
Lyttelton Times 17th.Jan.1872 reports of a grass fire almost engulfing Mrs.DEAN'S orchard.
Lyttelton Times 11th.Mar.1873 reports on the winning of a race on the harbour by DEAN and Walters boat only to be disqualified.

The children of George DEAN and Mary Parker were---

1.William DEAN.B 25th.Dec.1827.D ca Oct.1828.
2.Ann DEAN.B 8th.May 1830.D ca Nov.1832.
3.Joseph Henry DEAN.B 26th.April 1835.Hurdsfield.D 23rd.Nov.1916 Woodbury,
South Canterbury.He married Sarah Ann Bathurst daughter of Richard Bathurst
a clerk in Holy Orders and his wife Phoeby (nee Uridge).Sarah Ann Bathurst was born ca 1839 at 6 Brand St.Greenwich.
Joseph and Sarah were married in the Temporary Church,Lyttelton on the 19th.Jul.1855.Sarah D 30th.Jan.1919.
Joseph built the Nugget Hotel at Arowhenua Ca 1858 now known as the Crown Hotel.He also owned 10 acres at Pleasant Valley.
4.John DEAN.B 26th.Apr.1835.Hurdsfield.D 21st.Jan.1909.Geraldine,South Canterbury.He married Emma Bathurst sister of the above Sarah Ann.Emma was born 4th.Nov.1840 also at 6 Brand St.Greenwich.They married at the Temporary Church,Lyttelton on the 16th.Sept.1856 by the Rev.B.W.Dudley.
The Bathurst family came out to N.Z. with their widowed mother Phoebe on the Ship "Samarang" which departed 24th.Mar.1852 and arrived 31st.Jul.1852.The Bathurst children were Caroline (17),William (15),Richard (13),Ellen (12),Sarah (11),Emma (10) and Thomas an infant.
Phoebe's husband Richard Bathurst,who died in 1845 was a Clerk in Holy Order.The Bathurst ancestors were a wealthy family having been involved with England's Kings through the ages.
The Bathurst lineage is as follows....
RICHARD (# 445) earliest reputed direct ancestor.Living in 1423 and 1433.
LAWRENCE (#27) apparently his second son.Supported King Henry V1 during the War of the Roses - for this treason,his family estate at Bathurst,Essex,was confiscated (passed to Battle Abbey).He retired to Cranbrook,Kent.
LAWRENCE (#123) only son of Cranbrook,Canterbury and Staplehurst,Kent.He married Godleve,daughter of Robert Chapman.Lawrence was buried, Staplehurst, 1549, aged 92.Godleve is buried Staplehurst,1547.They appear to have had two sons.
THOMAS (#2033) Clothier,of Dranbrook (1537) and Canterbury when will proved in 1542.Earliest proven direct line ancestor.Had 3 known sons and three known daughters (most published genealogies erroneously ascribe them to Lawrence #123 i.e. omitting a generation)
ROBERT (#165) third son,clothier,of Horsmonden,Kent - owned Sprivers Manor there in Queen Elizabeth's reign.Also of Canterbury (1549).Buried Horsmonden 1576.Married firstly,a Daughter of William Saunders,by whom five known sons and three daughters;married secondly to Alice-who was buried at Horsmondon,1596,by whom two sons and five daughters.Robert lent money to the King in 1542.
PAUL (#30) of Horsmonden,Sultan Valance and Nordiam.Clothier.Married at Horsmonden 1568 to Elizabeth,daughter of Edward Horden,Knight of the Green Cloth to King Edward V1.She inherited the Manor of Finchcocks,Goudhurst, Kent,from her father-and Paul thereby acquired it by his marriage to her.She is buried at Goudhurst in 1594.Paul reputedly died at Goudhurst in 1599.They had seven sons and four daughters.
EDWARD (#34),eldest son,Baptised Horsmonden 1573.Married Boxley, 1597,Nazareth.Daughter of Sir John Levison,Knight of Horne Place, Halling, Kent.She was buried,Goudhurst,1634.Edward buried, Goudhurst, 1619.(Will proved same year)He appears to have died before his father.If so,although he
lived at Finchcocks,he may never have inherited it.He had five sons and two daughters.His eldest son (#205) Thomas (1598 to 1638) inherited Finchcocks but had no children by his wife Elizabeth Hooper.The estate therefore passed to his brother.
EDWARD (#636) the second son,baptised Goudhurst,1599.Gentleman Harbinger to King Charles 1.Married,Horsemonden,1635,Martha,daughter of John Hooper, lawyer,of Stockbury,sister of Elizabeth who married Thomas (#205).Martha born
1600,buried Goudhurst 1675.Edward buried Goudhurst,1651.-will dated same year.Eight sons and six daughters.
Finchcocks Manor inherited from him by his eldest son Edward (#197),1639 to 1690.He married but had no children.Manor passed to third son,Thomas (#200),1642 to 1718,but he was not married.It then passed to
WILLIAM (#50),the fifth son,Baptised Goudhurst 1646.Solicitor of Wilmington,Kent.Married,1680,Anne,Daughter of Richard Gamon "Clerke of his Majesties Worke" and widow of a kinsman,Lancelot Bathurst (#153).William and Anne wre both buries at Wilmington-she in 1708,aged 65,he in 1727,aged 81.They had one child-
EDWARD (#51) only son,born 1680.Eminent lawyer.Educated Trinity College,Oxford.Admitted to the Middle Temple,1696;called to the Bar,1704;Master,1729;Reader,1731;Treasurer,1743.He brought Finchcocks from his father and rebuilt it at great expense,1725.Inherited his fathers Wilmington property,but sold it.Acquired the Estate of Triggs,Goudhurst,through his first wife,married 1708,Elizabeth,third daughter of Stephen Stringer of Triggs,High Sheriff of Kent.She died 1715,aged 30 and buried at Goudhurst,leaving three sons and one daughter.Edward married secondly,Mary,daughter of Dr.Charles Gyles,Surgeon,of Lamberhurst.She was buried,Goudhurst,1776,leaving three sons and one daughter.Edward died and buried Goudhurst,1772 ,ageed 92.Finchcocks had been sold to him by his eldest son by his second marriage,Charles (#55),a lawyer,who died without issue in 1767,buried Goudhurst.Finchcocks thereapon passed on to his brother-
REV.RICHARD (#20) born 1728.Vicar of All Hallows,Hoo,Kent,1790-5,West Peckham.Kent,1795-1801,St.Margarets,Rochester,Kent,1801-03,aged 75,she in 1816,aged 71.Parents of six sons and five daughters.
EDWARD (#21) his eldest son,was baptised Goudhurst,1774.Inherited Finchcocks Manor from his father,1803.Unfortunately,Edward was a heavy gambler.He was involved in gambling at snail racing with his friend,the Prince Regent.Incurred heavy debts as a result and had to sell his estate to pay them off.He sold Finchcocks to Robert Springelt (probably between 1811 and 1820) Married firstly,East Greenwich,1793,Sarah McPherson,spinster. Issue,three sons.Married secondly to Mary Anne,who died 1871,aged 87,apparently having had seven children.

Finchcocks Manor is located about 2Km S.W. of the Parish Church,Goudhurst, Kent.Into Bathurst hands in 1658 until about 250 years later.
Continuing on with George's family----
5.Edwin DEAN.B 14th.Jun.1838.Macclesfield.D 16th.Aug.1914.Dannevirke.He
married Mary Ann Alding.Daughter of William and Mary Jane Alding.Mary Ann was born ca 1861 at Milton under Wychwood.They were married in St.Peters Church, Waipawa on the 18th.Aug.1878.
6.Mary Ann DEAN.B 11th.Apr.1841.Macclesfield.Her first marriage was to George Charles Allen a carpenter.They married at the Temporary Church Lyttelton 5th.Apr.1858.He drowned at Lyttelton 8th.Apr.1859.Her second marriage was to William Webb.B ca1826.Arrived N.Z. 1846.Married at the Chapel School at the head of Akaroa Harbour.
7.Hannah DEAN.B 23rd.Oct.1843.Macclesfield.D18th.Mar.1932 at No 3 Basque Rd.Auckland.She married Alfred Valentine Harrison at the Schoolhouse,Clive, Hawkes Bay on the 1st.Feb.1862.
8.George DEAN. B.2nd.Sept.1845 at Windmill Rd.Macclesfield.D Tai Tapu from Purau 27th.July 1931.He married Catherine Veal 1852 Cornwall.Daughter of William and Elizabeth Veal who arrived in N.Z. ca 1871.George and Catherine were married at St.Michaels Church,Christchurch 14th.Jun.1873.Catherine
D 23rd.Nov.1886.

The children of George DEAN and Hannah Rathbone were....
1.Thomas DEAN B9th.Jan.1851.Macclesfield.D11th.Jul.1901.Greymouth.
2.Jimina DEAN B23rd.Mar.1853D11th.Jul.1855.Port Cooper.
3.William DEAN B7th.Jan.1856.Purau.Dca 1926.Waihi.Married Leonora Jury B.
ca 1863 St.Ervan.Cornwall.They married at the Registrars Office Kaiapoi.She
D ca 1936 Waihi.
4.Samuel DEAN B ca 16th.May 1858.D 17th.Nov.1926 Nelson.
5.Sophie DEAN B13th.Sep.1860.Purau.Married James Munro at Christchurch
6.Francis DEAN B26th.Mar.1863.Purau.Buried 4th.Jan.1930.Married Agnes Smith
B ca 1878 Christchurch.Married 23rd.Apr.1898 Spreydon,Christchurch.They had one child Elsie Janet B24th.Apr.1898.
7.Albert Peter DEAN B28th.May 1865.
8.Martha Harriet DEAN B21st.Aug.1867.Camp Bay.D26th.Jul.1873.Camp Bay.

Our family follows on from John DEAN and Emma Bathurst.John was at various times a carrier,bushman and sawyer.
An Obituary in the Timaru Herald of the 25th.Jan.1909 reads....
One of the old identities of South Canterbury who occupied a place of honour in the leading car in the Jubilee Procession on the 14th inst. as one of the oldest,Mr.John DEAN died at Geraldine on Thursday just a week after the celebration.It was observed when he was in Timaru that he looked very aged and frail.The deceased arrived at Lyttelton in 1851 and came to Timaru in 1852 under engagement to Mr.G.Rhodes joining his brother Mr.Joseph DEAN who came down in 1851.After working at the "Levels" for four or five years the brothers went sheep farming on their own account in North Canterbury for some years and then returned to South Canterbury,where they settled,John at Geraldine and Joseph at Woodbury.The deceased was a quiet unassuming man,well thought of by all who knew him.He leaves a widow and five sons and two daughters.

They had 16 children as follows....

1.William George DEAN.B11th.Aug.1857.Lyttelton.D2nd.Feb.1929.Piri Piri.He M Harriet Alding B28th.Apr.1861 Oxfordshire.M18th.Sep.1877 Te Aute.She D11th.May.1928 Dannevirke.They in turn had 13 children,eight males and five females.
2.Mary Ann DEAN.B1859 Geraldine.D13th.Feb.1946 Hawera.Her 1st. marriage was to Thomas John Robertson Gibson M31st.Dec.1877 Geraldine.Her 2nd. marriage was to James Reardon B ca 1847 Kerry,Ireland.D1st.Mar.1892 Waipukerau.Her 3rd. marriage was to Patrick O'Keefe Bca 1864 Cork,Ireland. M12th.Nov.1892.He died 4th.Jul.1948.Hawera.
3.Ellen DEAN.B ca 1860 Geraldine.D18th.Jun.1897.Dannevirke.She had a son James B Aug 1878.Baptised 30th.Aug.1882.Father unknown.She married William Fitzjohn 18th.Nov.1882 at Otane,Hawkes Bay.
4.Richard Edward DEAN.B ca 1863 Woodbury D28th.Jul.1952.Waikato Hospital.He married Athalinda Evans B9th.Jan.1865 Lake Tekapo M at StThomas's Church.Woodbury on 6th.Apr.1885 Div 27th.Jan.1917.
5.Fanny DEAN.B12th.Aug.1865.Buried 12th.May.1870.Raukapuka.
6.John Thomas DEAN.B1866 Geraldine.D21st.Apr.1944 Geraldine.He married Mary Elizabeth Dineen on the 6th.Jun.1894.She died 21st.Aug.1963 Timaru.
7.Annie DEAN.B4th.Aug.1848 Geraldine.D11th.Dec.1839 at Wellington Hospital from Paekakariki.She married Edward Thomas B1867 Timaru.They were married at Marton.He D27th.Jul.1950 at Paekakariki.
8.Emily Edith DEAN.B ca 1871 Geraldine.D13th.May.1943 Timaru.She married William George Wright B ca 1869 at the house of Wm.Wright,Charles St.Kaiapoi
on the 15th.Apr.1892.

9.Francis Rosina DEAN.B20th.Apr.1872 Geraldine.D1st.Feb.1922.Woodbury.She married John Vance B1862 Colaghty,Ireland on the 23rd.Mar.1896 at Geraldine.
10.Gwendoline Bertha DEAN.B14th Apr.1874 Geraldine.D14th.Jun.1922 Palmerston North.She married George Bright B ca 1862 Nelson.They married at the Registrars Office,Palmerston North on the 8th.Apr.1896.
11.Fredrick DEAN.B30th.Apr.1876.D2nd.May 1964 New Plymouth.Unmarried.
12.Frank Bathurst DEAN.B16th.Mar.1878.D 22nd.Jul..1897.Unmarried.
13.James Anderson DEAN.B21st.Aug.1879 Geraldine.D7th.Dec.1952 at 121 Geraldine St.Christchurch.He married Ada Jane Bracefield B 1879 Timaru,at the house of J.Bracefield of Orari.His occupation at the time of marriage was storeman.
14.Alice Maude DEAN.B6th.Jan.1882.M Andrew Roy.
15.Emma DEAN.B ca 1883 Geraldine.D18th.Jan 1898 Geraldine.Unmarried.
16.Linda May DEAN 27th.Sep.1886.Geraldine.D31st.Jul.1911.Geraldine.

Our family tree follows on from James Anderson DEAN and Ada Jane Bracefield.Ada Jane's parents were Jonathan and Jane Bracefield (nee Uglow).Jonathan's father was Nicholas Parker Bracefield and his mother was Lucy (nee Lord) Nicholas's father was Mark Silvester Bracefield and his Mother Elizabeth (nee Taylor).Ada was the oldest of six children.
James Anderson DEAN a Serjeant and a Lieutenant in the N.Z.Army and the following is a brief description of his Army record.

Religion...C of E.
Marital Status...Married.
Occupation...Waterworks Inspector.Christchurch City Council.
Service Record.(Wartime).1st.World War.
Attested... 12th.Jul.1915.
Unit...W2 Machine Gun Corps.
Promoted to 2nd. Lieutenant 7th.Jan.1916.
Embarked from Wellington 31st.May 1916 aboard H.M.N.Z.Ship SS Willochra.
Transferred to 1st.Canterbury Co.
Left for France 27th.Nov.1916.
Promoted to Lieutenant 27th.Nov.1917.

World War II
Attested... 24th.Apr.1940.
Entered Camp...5th.Oct.1940.Unit 2 Battalion Canterbury Regiment.
Posted to NZTS adjutant 27th.Apr.1942.
Medals awarded...War Medal 1939-45.
N.Z.War Service Medal.
British War Medal 1914-18.
Victory Medal 1914-18.
Discharged 5th.May.1943.

James Anderson and Ada Jane had four children and one adopted daughter.
1.Eric Raymond DEAN B3rd.Aug.1902.Geraldine.D 31st.Jul.1954 Wellington.

2.Elsie Inez DEAN B6th.Dec.1903.She died of Gastro Intestinal Catarrh.Buried in the Primative Methodist Section.Karori Cemetary 7th.Dec.1903.

3.James Uglow Jonathan DEAN B8th.Jan.1905 Geraldine.D

4.John Seddon DEAN B1st.May.1906.D28th.Jan 1907 Geraldine.

5.Gwendoline Gladys (Betty) B21st.Mar.1918.Christened by Canon J.F.Coursey.

Eric Raymond DEAN was educated at Timaru Boy's High School.In the 1940's he. formed an association with Isobell Mary Taipana (formerly Murray nee Printz).They had two children.
1.Colin Gerald DEAN.B23rd.Mar.1941.Christchurch.He married Christine Maureen Milner B18th.Apr.1945 Bromley,England. on the 23rd.Mar.1963 at Invercargill and they had two children Grant Mitchell Raymond DEAN. B 4th.Jan.1965. Sydney and Kerin Lucia Teri DEAN. B20th.Oct.1967.Christchurch.

2.Brian Eric DEAN.B4th.Jun.1945.Christchurch.He married Jeanette Linda Whittaker .B 27th.Mar.1948 Australia on the 12th.Mar.1969.They had two children Angela Simone DEAN. B21st.May.1970 Sydney and Talitha Annabel DEAN. B18th.May 1977 Sydney.

James Upton Jonathan DEAN. married firstly Lois Elva Shackelton.They had two children
1.Elaine Elva DEAN.B D16th.Aug.1927. 2 Lois Elva DEAN.B9th.Feb.1929.She married Patrick Thomas Goosey on
They have four children
1.Paul Goosey.B 1952
2.Barbara Goosey.B 1954
3.Phillipa Goosey.B 1959
4.Jane Goosey.B 1964

His second marriage was to Nancy Joy Jensen B22nd.Aug.1921.Woodville.They had one child .
1.Sally Christine DEAN. B11th.May 1951.Wellington.Sally married David Britton and they had three children-
1.Sarah Britton.B
2.Mathew Britton.B

3.Jane Britton.B
Gwendoline Gladys DEAN.She married Edward (Ted) Drewery and they had two children-
1.James Edward DREWERY B 1945.He first married Patricia Maher and they had two children -
Anna Therese Drewery.B 1968
Juliette Michelle Drewery. B 1970
His second marriage was to Lesley Dale on and they have children as follows.

2.Colleen Anne DREWERY B She married Leonard Payne
and they had three children-
Graham Leonard Payne B 1963
Iain James Payne B 1965
Richard Andrew Payne B 1969

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