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Descendants of Edward WITHERS (1788-1870 Berkshire) & Jemima TUBB (1803 Baydon,Wilts-1882)


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Compiled by     KIT WITHERS

email kit.withers"att"gmail.com  (I write "att" for @ to foil spammers.)
101 Allington Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand  phone +64 4 476 9554 
I have ID 5252 here.

For most of my other family trees see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/genealogy.html
 

WHAT'S NEW? .12.5.2012 fortunecity has been taken over by dotster & is now a pay site. So if you read kitwithers.fortunecity.com in a link, please let me know & change it to freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers . 17.8.11 Thanks to cuz Jo CLEMENTS for an update on 53 Thomas Newton WITHERS. . 5.5.2011 I ditched the Q ID system & deleted 7 of the generation no's. . I've removed the children of Ida & Col. Wm MALONE as they are already up at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/malone/malone.html . On 22.8.2005 I visited the old cemetery in Wanganui & sought out the graves of our ancestors 5 Edward WITHERS 1845-1921, his 1st wife Agnes 1840-1886 & his 2nd wife Gertrude 1836-1906. There is a stone for Gertrude but none acknowledging Edward & Agnes. I'D LIKE TO SEE THIS REMEDIED WITH SMALL PLAQUES IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR GRAVES. -2006: No support for this idea from family so I have paid for these myself. CONTENTS page (A4 size) 1. The family of Edward WITHERS (1788 Lambourn-1870 Newbury) and Jemima TUBB (1803 Baydon,Wilts-1882 Newbury,Berkshire) 2 Appendices: 2. Aramoho cemetery records, Wanganui 28 a. Abbreviations used b. Dates c. Numbering systems used 29 d. Sources e. Index of place names -where they appear f. Index of family names -where they first appear 30 g. Some web links 31 2. Family members on email 32

PRIVACY ISSUES The primary purpose of these family trees is to preserve the history of the families and to enable contact between members. So I include living members and a method of contact if I can. If for any reason you would like your contact details excluded please let me know.


1. The family of Edward WITHERS (1788 Lambourn,Berkshire-1870 Newbury.) 
& Jemima TUBB (1803 Baydon,Wilts-1882 Newbury)

 SUMMARY:

0 Edward WITHERS (1788 Lambourn-1870 Newbury) 
 m2 1844 Jemima TUBB (1803 Baydon,Wiltshire-1882 Newbury)     2
5 Edward WITHERS (1845 Newbury-1921 Wanganui) 
 m1 Agnes Mary NEWTON (1840 Pangbourne,Berks-1886 Wanganui) 
 to NZ 1884 on the RUAPEHU                                    3
52 Edward Stroude WITHERS (1871 Donnington-1922 Auckland)
 m Lisa WHITSON (1872 Auckland-1936 Auckland)                 7
523 Maurice S WITHERS (1906-1942 Tripoli) m Dweena FOOTE     11
525 Wynn WITHERS (1914-1982 Auckland) m Laurette RUSSELL     14
5252 Kit WITHERS 1943 Auckland                               18  Author of site
54 Ida WITHERS (1875 Donnington-1946) m Lt.-Col. Bill MALONE 23 See
541 Denis MALONE (1906 New Plymouth-1983) m Anita WOLFERMANN    malone.html
543 Mollie MALONE (1910 New Plymouth-1979) m Richard YOUNG   

[5 Edward WITHERS (1845-1921 Wanganui)] m2 Gertrude MCEWEN   
57 Roy S WITHERS (1897 Wanganui-1970) m1 Rosamond RATHBONE   23
571 Ted WITHERS (1925 Wanganui-1995) m Elspeth SIMPSON       24
572 Shah WITHERS (1927 Wanganui -1992) m Janet ROBERTSON     25
573 Ida WITHERS (1929 Wanganui) m Jock Morgan VEITCH         27
574 Robert James WITHERS (1932 Wanganui) m Jacqueline BOUBEE  "
[57 Roy S WITHERS 1897 Wanganui-1970] m2 Bruce Helen VEITCH  28

 DETAILS:

0 0-Edward WITHERS (bp 29.11.1788 Lambourn, Berks-14.1.1870 Newbury) Farmer at
Bayley Hill Farm, Baydon. He married twice: see m1 and m2 below. Death cert.
"gentleman, of Mount Villa, Newtown Rd, Newbury" Will made 6.11.1862 at
Newbury & proved in London 25.2?.1870 left his estate to his 2nd wife Jemima
& their son Edward. Re his family bible, see 5. He inscribed the Foxe's
Book of Martyrs (2nd edition c1730, now held by sp-525) "Edward Withers,
Hillgreen, 1857". Hillgreen is a hamlet 2m SE of Leckhamstead on B4494. Its
manor has gone now & only 9 homes remained in 1994. See pink photo of
Hillgreen House. For more info write Mrs SUTTON, the parish clerk,
Leckhamstead, Newbury. 
Here is a photo of him in his latter days. He has ID 3842 81 in WITHERS OF BERKSHIRE AND HAMPSHIRE 1666-present, .1 mgb at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/withers/withersberks.html a branch of WITHERS OF BISHOPS CANNINGS, WILTSHIRE: 1550-present, .1 mgb at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/withers/withers.html
 
See these sites for his ancestors, and the first site for his children.
  THIS SITE ONLY GIVES DESCENDANTS OF THEIR 5TH CHILD (ID 5 below), 
Edward WITHERS (23.7.1845 Hill Green,Newbury,Berkshire-11.9.1921 Wanganui).

For Edward WITHERS' other family trees in England, descending from
John DYSNER (b 14xx) who held the Free Chapel of Winterbourne Monckton,
 Dorset of the Abbott of Glastonbury, Somerset,
Nicholas SLOPER (d between 1530 and 1538) of Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire
William WITHERS paid subsidy 1550 at Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire,
John NASH of Devizes (d 1502)
Stephen KING (b c1603 Bishops Cannings-1664 All Cannings, Wiltshire)
Thomas QUELCH (-1733 East Garston,Berkshire) and Ann CLARK (b 16xx) of Newbury,
DOBLE, HOPKINS, PALMER, STROUD, TARRANT, and TUBB, see
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/sloper/sloper.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/nash/nash.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/king/king.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/quelch/quelch.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/stroud/stroud.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/hopkins/hopkins.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/palmer/palmer.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/tarrant/tarrant.html,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/tubb/tubb.html

m1 30.11.1812 Uffington sp-Sarah THATCHER (27.3.1794 Uffington-30.6.1823 
  Baydon) 4 children. The 3 surviving children moved to AUSTRALIA. For this
branch see 
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/withersoz/withersoz.html.

THE AUSTRALIAN BRANCH

 

m2 17.10.1844 Baydon sp-Jemima TUBB (bp 14.8.1803 Baydon,Wiltshire-18.11.1882) 
 bur 24 Nov 1882 aged 79 at Newbury, St John the Evangelist (so b c1803)

  1871 census, 2 Mont Felks??, Newbury Berks:
Jemima WITHERS head wid 69? 1824 Retired Farmer's wife? b Wilts, Baydon
Lucille TANCREEN?? Serv U 12? Domestic Servant b Stroude?? (county), Cocsmsa??
 Next door is her brother? [?7 in tubb.html above]:
 Schedule 57, 1 Mont Felks??, Newbury Berks: 
James TUBB Head M 65? 1806? Retired Farmer b Wilts, Barrick Bassett 
Caroline TUBB wife M 65 1806 b Hants, Bullington
Jane COOK Relation? U 69 b Wilts, Marlborough
 Next door again is the father of Jemima's daughter in law Agnes Mary NEWTON:
  1871 census, Belle Vue Villa??, Newbury Berks:               [My NEWTON ID]
Thomas NEWTON head wid? 67 Agricultural Value?? b Oxon, South Stoke   [0]
Robert NEWTON Son U 24 1847 No occupation b Berks, Pangbourne         [6]
George D NEWTON Son U 30? 1841 No occupation b Berks, Woodspeen       [7]
Elizabeth LENT? stewardship?? W 34? Domestic Servant b Berks, Denshworth?


  1881 census a widow living with her son (ID 5) Edward and his family at 
Earlstok Villa, London Rd, Batheaston, Somerset:
For more details see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/withers/withersberks.html

Jemima has ID 2 in our TUBB family at 
 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/tubb/tubb.html 

5 1-Edward WITHERS (23.7.1845 Hill Green,Newbury,Berkshire-11.9.1921
Wanganui, buried 13.9.1921 Wanganui) Death Certificate: Edward WITHERS miller,
d 11.9.1921 at Wanganui Hospital from "343 [Victoria? missing name] Avenue,
Wanganui of chronic endocarditis 5 yrs & corchiac? syncope 5 minutes; son of
Edward WITHERS farmer and Jemima nee TUBB; buried 13.9.1921 at Wanganui
Cemetery by AO WILLIAMS Church of England; born in Newbury,England; 37 years
in NZ [so to NZ 1883/84]; m1 at Newbury, England aged 23 to Agnes Mary
NEWTON; m2 at Wanganui aged 52 to Gertrude Annie MCEWEN; leaves no widow, M
issue aged 49,47,23,3 and F issue aged 45 & 1; J MARTIN undertaker Wanganui).
  1861 Newbury Rd, Leckhampstead, Berkshire:                  My ID
Edward WITHERS Head M 72 1789 Lambourne, Berks Farmer of 93 acres employing 
  4 men 2 boys                                                38428 1
Jemima WITHERS Wife M 57 1804 Baydon, Wiltshire
Edward WITHERS Son  U 15 1845 Leckhampstead, Berks            38428 15
Mary PAGE   Servant U 18 1842 Fawley, Berks    House servant

  1872-79 living with family by m1 at Donnington, Berkshire - see 1881 census.
 In 1880 he & his mother owned the Cross House in Eastbury near Lambourn, Berks
built by his grandfather Jason WITHERS in 1789 (3842 8 at withersberks.html); 
his address was Bailbrook Lodge, London Road, Bath & his profession miller. 
 Until the 1960s Bailbrook Lodge was a "Lunatick Asylum"; it is now a 
conference centre - see http://www.sundialgroup.com/BailbrookHouse/ for a 
photo. Was he a patient or was he just living close by? 
This 1840 ad for it, is courtesy of Daniel BROWN danielbrown001"att"hotmail.com 2003. Here is its text.
 
 There is quite a lot of information about Bailbroke House in the
Somerset County Records Office (including some beautiful coloured
plans showing rather grim looking rooms for the inmates) - DB.
 In the 1881 census he was living with his wife and 6 children and mother 
just E of Bailbrook Lodge at Earlstoke Villa; his birthplace is listed as
Hill Green, Berkshire. (Hillgreen is a parish near Leckhampstead in district of
Newbury subdistrict Speen). For details of 1871 & 1881 entry see below his m1. 
Daniel BROWN danielbrown001"att"hotmail.com 2003 notes that Earlstoke Villa is still there at 172 London Rd, now in flats, & has sent this 1880 map showing it Bailbrook House is just off the map to the left. Below about a mile? is Batheaston Flour Mill.
Here is a photo of Earlstoke Villa taken by Daniel Dec. 2003;
and a front view;
and a photo of the door; all thanks to DB.
 (For the history of Batheaston see the book by DOBBIE, B.M. Willmott & 
S. Catherine AN ENGLISH RURAL COMMUNITY Batheaston with Bath University, 1969.)

 Bath's Principal Archivist Colin JOHNSTON Colin_Johnston"att"bathnes.gov.uk 2003:
I have checked local directories which show Edward WITHERS was only in
Batheaston for a short time. Directories were published every other
year. He does not appear in the 1880 directory, when Earlstoke Villa
was occupied by George CLARK, gentleman, and Batheaston Mill by
Matthew COOMBES, corn-merchant & miller. In 1882 Edward WITHERS,
miller, is listed at Earlstoke Villa, with COOMBES still at Batheaston
Mill. In 1884 Edward is shown at Craven House, Newbridge Road, Bath,
and descibed as a miller. Edward is not listed in 1886 and had
presumably moved away from Bath. COOMBES is still shown at Batheaston
Mill, so if it was there that Edward worked briefly in 1881-82 he was
an employee and not the owner. I know of no surviving records of
Batheaston Mill, and am sorry not to be able to suggest any other
source which might give information on Edward's place of employment.
 DB: The Mill burnt down in 1907, it has now been converted into a Hotel/ 
restaurant but bears little resemplance to the original.
www.oldmillbath.co.uk/history.htm is a link to the Hotel's website. The old 
photo shows how the mill used to look. Earlstoke Villa is one of the houses to 
the left of it up the hill.
 The family may have also lived in Reading.
 He came to NZ 1884 with his 1st wife Agnes nee NEWTON & their 6 children on 
the ship "the RUAPEHU".
 From the Comber Index - In 1884 the RUAPEHU made two voyages to New Zealand:
27.2.1884    Arrived Auckland
8.3.1884      Arrived Wellington
13.3.1884    Arrived Port Charmers
25.3.1884    Arrived Lyttelton
 Departed from Plymouth 31.05.1884
 (confirmed by http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/2925/wellington3.html
  off "Immigrant Ships to NZ" at
  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/2925/shipstonz.htm )
14.7.1884    Arrived Wellington
21.7.1884    Arrived Lyttelton       
 Departed from London 25.09.1884 - arrived when??
** I have not been able to find them on the PASSENGER LISTS at 
   the National Archives, Wellington. Nor at the site of dapw"att"globe.net.nz
 namely http://members.nbci.com/denisepeter/OurPassengerLists1.htm
 nor at http://www2.symet.net/whitehouse/nzbound/siteindex.htm
However the Auckland Public Library site
 http://www.akcity.govt.nz/library/family/whatship.html states
 "In the Auckland Research Centre you will find:
  Passenger lists from newspapers indexed for 1840-1899. Almost complete."
 Can someone have a look? 
I shall contact them on Library_Webeditor"att"akcity.govt.nz

Auckland Passenger Vessels 1838-1885
 http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/vessels/vessels.html
  gives the 2 visits by the RUAPEHU:

Vessel: 	RUAPEHU
Captain's name: 	W. C. CRUTCHLEY
Port of departure: 	London via Plymouth and Teneriffe via Hobart
Date of arrival: 	27 February 1884
Port of arrival: 	Auckland
Vessel type: 	Steamship
Tonnage: 	4162
Notes: 	2 NZL IMM, NZShCo, 17, 10 January 1884
Source: 	New Zealand Herald, 28 February 1884

Vessel:  	RUAPEHU
Captain's name: 	H. E. GREENSTREET
Port of departure: 	London via Capetown, Hobart, Dunedin and Wellington
Date of arrival: 	10 December 1885
Port of arrival: 	Auckland
Vessel type: 	Steamship
Tonnage: 	2655
Source: 	New Zealand Herald, 11 December 1885

I emailed Library_Family_History"att"aucklandcity.govt.nz 2003 for more info.
 She replied:
Our databases 'Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals 1838-1886'  and 'Auckland
Passenger Vessels 1838-1885' is compiled almost entirely from newspaper
shipping announcements.  The newspapers noted as the source will list the
passenger list of each ship.  
 You will find the 'Southern Cross' and 'New Zealand Herald' on microfilm at
the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington.


Wise's NZPO directories: 1891-7 Nixon Place, Wanganui; 
1901-4 flour-miller at Upper Tutaenui Rd, Marton: going N from Marton turn R
onto Somersal Lane (before Jefferson's Rd) & L immediately to
Fitzherbert's farm, Somersal, & mill location -no longer there. The
mill was started 1864 by farmer W GALPIN. 1908 flourmiller 225
Victoria Ave.,Wanganui; (this site opposite the St John PO became the
Red Pepper Inn and in 2000 is a gas station; this is contradicted below.) 
 1912-20 settler 229 Victoria Ave. The mill was in Taupo Quay,
& later was Smith's Carrier yard opposite the old railway station. It had a
long roofline. It is now the site of K-mart.  Most wheat he milled was grown
up river by Maori. Later the Maori established 2 small mills at Tokorima &
Pipiriki. The Wanganui Herald of 12.9.1921(?) p5 col.1 notes that after
retiring from the flour industry he was on the clerical staff of the Borough 
Council, that he had played Poobah in The Mikado, & was a layreader at Christ 
Church. Ted 571 had receipt for 3 pounds for a burial site dated 22.12.1906 
bought by Gertrude. The Rangitikei Advocate of 12.9.1921 notes that he was 
well-known in Rangitikei. They are both buried at the old cemetery at Heads Rd
& Guyton St, Wanganui. He is in plot Row (LS) 10 (43 feet from aisle) LOOK 
FOR ROW 10 - Row numbers are marked in aisle/grass corridor)
with his 2nd wife Gertrude.
 - see there for the grave inscription & a photo: it does not acknowledge
that he was buried there. In Nov 2005 I had erected a stone on their grave.
Here is the gravestone I had erected. It reads: Edward Stroude WITHERS 1845 Hill Green,Newbury,Berkshire-1921.
Also there not acknowledged is their son Jason 58
buried 26.6.1919 (46 feet from aisle - the same as Gertrude). (The graves on
either side are BABMBER & MCCORMACK.)

m1 30.3.1869 St Johns,Newbury,Berks. sp-Agnes Mary NEWTON b1840 Pangbourne, 
Berkshire d 1.11.1886 Wanganui buried 3.11.1886 Wanganui old cemetery in 
plot Row 26 (32 feet from aisle) with Edith A 51 (30 feet from aisle). 
I had a stone erected on her unmarked grave Nov. 2005. LOOK FOR ROW 26!
Her grave is part of the lawn in this photo taken 2005.
 Here is the gravestone I had erected. It reads:
Agnes Mary WITHERS nee NEWTON b1840 Pangbourne,Berks d 1886.  

Also buried there is "stillborn of Mr WITHERS buried 28.10.1896" (22 feet from 
aisle - sextant's notes). Perhaps this should read 1886 when Agnes died: 
perhaps this birth killed Agnes. The sextant may be reached on ph 03 343 9412. 
His office is beside the crematorium in the Aramoho Cemetery
aramohocemetery"att"clear.net.nz 2005: 37 Paterson St, Wanganui. 

  1871 census, Donnington Mill, Shaw-cum-Donnington, Berks:
Edward WITHERS     Head M 25 1846 Leckhampstead, Berks  Miller employing 6 men
Agnes Mary WITHERS Wife M 27 1844 Pangbourn, Berks
Edith Agnes WITHERS Daur   1 1870 Donnington , Berks
Ann SMITH       Servant U 19 1852 Wootten Bassett, Hants  General servant dom
Maria WICKS     Servant U 16 1855 Vernham, Hants          Nursemaid 
 
  1881 census, Earlstok Villa London Rd, Batheaston, Somerset:
Edward WITHERS   Head M 35 1846 Hill Green, Berks  Miller employing 2 men 1 boy
Agnes M WITHERS  Wife M 37 1844 Kingbourne [trans. error], Berks
Edith A WITHERS  Daur U 11 1870 Donnington, Berks  Scholar    
Edward S WITHERS Son     9 1872 Donnington, Berks  Scholar    
Thomas M WITHERS Son     7 1874 Donnington, Berks  Scholar    
Ida KJ WITHERS   Daur    6 1875 Donnington, Berks  Scholar    
John T WITHERS   Son     3 1878 Donnington, Berks  Scholar    
Jemina WITHERS Mother W 77 1804 Bayden, [ie Baydon] Wiltshire      
Hannah M WILLIAMS Serv U 17 1864 Redwye, Wiltshire  Domestic Servant    

Death certificate: Agnes Mary WITHERS d 1.11.1886 Wanganui of phthisu 2 years,
medical attendant P CONNOLLY last saw her 31.10.1886; daughter of Thomas NEWTON
agricultural valuator and Emma nee DEANE; buried 3.11.1886 at Wanganui Cemetery
by GL TUDOR Church of England; born in Oxfordshire,England; 2 years in NZ;
married in Berkshire,England at age 25 to Edward WITHERS; living issue: M aged
15,14,8 and F aged 11; undertaker NJ WILD Wanganui.
 In the 1881 census her age is 37, that is bc1844.
 Our Oz cousin RWP ASHLEY may have a photo of her in Newbury.
#She is 4 on NEWTON tree at ../newton/newton.html
  After she died the family bible of Edward's father (ID 0 here) recording the 
births of his 4 sons, and an envelope with a Penny Red Stamp postmarked Ventnor
(Isle of Wight) to "Mr Edward Withers, Hillgreen, Leckhamstead, nr Newbury", 
passed to her sister Harriett & down to a greatgrandson who destroyed the 
bible after mailing its Book of Revelations to the widow of 525. 
  The reverse of the envelope read "Edward Withers was born Wednes. morng 23rd 
of July 1845 at 8 oclock in the morng." Later was added "2 foot 10 1/2 inches
when 2 years one month old."
 
51  2-Edith Agnes WITHERS (17.1.1870 Donnington, Berks.) Died at 14; buried 
17.9.1885 in Wanganui old cemetery in plot RN 26 (32 feet from aisle) with her
mother & sister Edith 51 in an unmarked grave.  
 1881 census: Earlstok Villa,London Rd,Batheaston,Somerset, b Donnington,Berks.
 
Here is a photo of her aged about 5 taken by E.T. BROOKS at Newbury edith_withers.jpg

52  2-Edward Stroude WITHERS (11.11.1871 Donnington,Berks-29.11.1922 
Auckland) buried Purewa Cemetery, Block F, Row 46, plot 103: the top of the
row is WATSON at 77A, OSBORNE 77, WILKINSON 78, MONTGOMERY 79, CUMMING 80 81,
... MCGINLEY 100, GIBBS/ATKINS 101, BUCKLAND 102, WITHERS 103 unmarked,
HALL 104 unmarked, CARTER 105, ... Get map from office: Row 46 is in F just
where the roads around E island rejoin to the SW. See their website.
  In 2013 we put a plaque on his grave, reading
Sacred to the memory of Edward Stroude WITHERS 1871-1922 and his wife Elizabeth
nee WHITSON 1872-1936, loved parents of Trevor, Harry, Maurice, John and Wynn.
 B cert courtesy of J & M OSBORN: Edward Stroud WITHERS b 11.11.1871 
Donnington, subdistrict Speen, reg district Newbury, Berks; father Edward 
WITHERS miller master, mother & informant Agnes Mary WITHERS formerly NEWTON 
of Donnington, regd 14.12.1871. 
 
Here is a photo of his b cert. courtesy of J & M OSBORN.
  1881 census: Earlstok Villa,London Rd,Batheaston,Somerset, b 1872 Donnington,
Berks. 
  Death certificate: Edward Stroude WITHERS deeds searcher died 29.11.1922 
at Queen St,Auckland from 5 Takutai St,Parnell
of myocardial degeneration c3 months & heart failure 2
hours, seen same day by medical attendant RJ INGLIS; son of Edward WITHERS
flourmiller and Agnes Mary nee NEWTON; buried 30.11.1922 at Purewa by P
JAMES Anglican; born 11.11.1871 Bath,England; 38 years in NZ [so to NZ 1884];
married in Auckland aged 29 to Elizabeth nee WHITSON now 50; leaves issue M
aged 21 18 16 12 8; JN WINKS? undertaker Auckland. Attended school for young
gentlemen in Bath. Came to NZ 1883-4 with his parents. Deed searcher and
lawyer. Frequently visited the Maori Land Court in Thames, receiving
greenstone, clubs, spears and sacks of kumara as payment. Spoke Maori
fluently. Knew Princess Te Puea. A good artist. Had a token collection.
Lived with his family at 5 Takutai St, Parnell (1902-12 Domain Drive,
Parnell; 1917 44 Gladstone Rd, Parnell.) Office at 154 Queen St. 1917-22.
1922 at 2 (21?) Takutai St, Parnell. Marriage in Weekly News Supplement
14.12.1900 p9. See wedding photo below. For a photo marked `Ted' taken in 
Newbury aged c8 probably of him see ted.jpg. (From the
collection of Denis MALONE.)

  A notebook to his wife-to-be before they married:
RULES. For the use & observance of Peggy WHITSON during her sojourn in the 
wilds of Papakura. To be well shaken before taken.
 RULES.
1. That Peggy shall read over these rules every morning before rising, & shall
conscientiously follow them during each & every day.
2. That any infringement of these rules shall be promptly reported to 
Headquarters.
3. The compiler of these rules is the Headquarters.
4. That during the whole of the period of her enforced absence she shall not on
any occasion think of any person of the male persuasion with the exception of
(a) The Compiler (b) Charlie MCKINNEY (c) her respective brothers.
5. That she must think of Charlie MCKINNEY in a platonic manner.
6. That should she feel inclined to think of Dog or any other obnoxious
animal, she shall at once take a cold bath, wear sack-cloth & heap ashes on her
head.
7. That should any dance take place at Papakura, she is not to dance more than
ONE dance with the same Johny & is not to go outside.
8. That should she break Rule 7, the Compiler will have that Johny's gore.
9. That she is to keep a reserved seat & some cream prunes in the Lollie Stall
on the 23rd inst.
10. That should the strain of keeping these rules prove too much for her mental
powers, as a last resource she may think of the Bibulous one.
11. That the Compiler is very tired & is going to bed.

m 1900 Hobson Bridge,(Newmarket),Auckland sp-Elizabeth `Lisa' WHITSON (1872
Auckland-1936 Auckland.) 
Here is their wedding photo.
 
A hand-coloured photo of Lisa a few years before her death - now held by me. 
"A fairytale" was written for her 1883, probably by Rev MCKINNEY, vicar at 
Mahurangi. In the Great Depression she gave her wedding ring to John to sell 
for food. Their home was always full of visitors.
  1935 at 21 Takutai St, Parnell, Auckland. The home is still there
in 1999 with a great view of Hobson Bay where her 5 sons used to spear
flounder on the mudflats.  In the early morning the brothers would climb over 
the fence to swim in Parnell Baths, then with a tidal entry for the water. 
Dad told how one morning a shark got into the pool! 
** She has ID 3493 at our WHITSON tree (Scotland 1780-1850) at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/whitson/whitson.html
  Obituaries. 30?.4.1936 NZ Herald: WITHERS on April 26 at her residence,
21-23 Takutai St off St Stephens Ave, Parnell. Lisa, widow of the late Edward
Stroude WITHERS & dearly loved mother of Trevor, Harry, Maurice, John & Wynn 
WITHERS. A short service will be held today (Monday) in St Mary's Cathedral
Parnell at 11am, following which the funeral will leave the Cathedral for the
Crematorium at Waikumete.
  28.4.1936 Auckland Star: WITHERS on 26.4.1936 at her residence,
21-23 Takutai St off St Stephens Ave, Parnell. Lisa, widow of the late Edward
Stroude WITHERS & dearly loved mother of Trevor, Harry, Maurice, John & Wynn 
WITHERS. Cremated yesterday (Monday) at Waikumete. [This is at 4128 Great North 
Rd, Glen Eden 0602; ph 09-818 5615. The main gates are on Great North Rd.
Her ashes were in Columbarium niche wall, old row H, Plot 11. Funeral Director 
W M MORRISON.   But this no longer exists. They are now in the Ash Vault
down the path from the Chapel of Faith. There is a plaque on the ground but no
names- 19.11.2013 helen.harwood@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz on 09 818 5615.    
 http://waitakere.govt.nz/cnlser/cm/cemeterysearch See the maps at
http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/cnlser/cm/pdf/cem-page1.pdf
http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/cnlser/cm/pdf/cem-page2.pdf]
  30.4.1936 Auckland Star: Mrs Lisa WITHERS. The death occurred in Auckland of
Mrs Lisa WITHERS who had for many years been widely known in Auckland for her
kindly & generous nature. She had for some weeks been convalescing from a 
serious illness, her death following a sudden & unexpected relapse. Mrs WITHERS
was the widow of the late Mr Edward Stroude WITHERS who died in 1922, & is
survived by 5 sons, Messrs Trevor, Harry, Maurice, John & Wynn, all of whom
reside in Auckland. The funeral was preceded by a service in St Mary's Cathedral
Parnell, which was attended by a very large congregation.

Earlier versions of the WHITSON tree (with photos) are available on interloan 
from NZ public libraries:
 Kit WITHERS, "The family of Thomas WHITSON & Agnes HOGG" 1978 (2 editions),
 Kit WITHERS, "The Australian descendants of Robert WHITSON", 1989 
 Ian R JOHNSTONE, "The family of George JOHNSTONE and Agnes WATTS" 1989.

521 3-[Captain] (Edward) Trevor (Stroude) WITHERS (18.9.1901 Auckland
-5.5.1981 Suva, Fiji) Planted the 2 huge poplars at 5 Takutai St, Parnell,
Auckland. Auckland Grammar. University studies. 1923-35 searcher of titles
for WITHERS & WITHERS (a partnership with father) at 154 Queen St then 27
Shortland St, Auckland, mostly dealing with Maori land claims. Represented
his father after his father's death at a big hui near Taupo after winning a
case involving a lot of land for a tribe there.  He knew Governor General
JELLICOE and once rushed up to him in a procession asking "Have you seen
Margot?  (BLOOMFIELD)" recalls his cousin Gordon MURRAY. Joined RNZAF; his
1939 attestation sheet lists: calling - organiser & company director, last
employed by NZ Freedom Association, 4 years in cadets, 3 years in
Territorials 1st Auckland Regiment; in 1942 at Rukuhia as equipment
officer"; 1943 took sick leave from No 1 ACV, Otahuhu to Huka Lodge, Taupo;
1943 promoted from Flight Lieutenant to Squadron Leader in the Royal NZ
Airforce in WW2; in 1944 living at 23 Takatai St (in Wise's PO Directory?);
1945 sheet lists his civil occupation as share broker. 1946 release sheet
from Hobsonville gives station: NNEP, RNZAF Trade: EI, civil occupation:
company director; total service 6 years 191 days; home address: 7 Summer St,
Devonport; overseas service: nil. War Medal, NZ War Services Medal.  1946
Medical Board sheet lists his proposed future address as c/ Harold GATTY,
Pan Am, Suva as from 20.4.1946. In 1947 he moved to Fiji and leased a boat,
the Adi Betty, and trawled for tuna from Nalauwaki village in Waya Island in
the Yasawas.  A number of locals worked for him including Jone NORMAN (whose
grandson Trevor WITHERS 2 was named after him 
- see family Y2 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/fiji/wayafamilies.html
 
and Savenaca RATUMEALE. About 1947 he sent these 2 & 2
others to the US. They bought back 4 fishing boats. (This was a joint
venture with aviator Paul GATTY who later started Fiji Airways.) They had a
total of 8 boats. An Englishman, Captain WRIGHT of the Fijian Army, joined
them. (These details came in 2000 from Mosese NACAKE (b1933) 
- see family NL3
 
He founded a tuna business, the South Seas Marine Products, based at the Bay
of Islands, Suva with aviator Harold GATTY. 
  However this venture failed and GATTY went on to found Fiji Airways, 
giving Trevor a free pass on it which Qantas (later Air Pacific)
still honoured when they took it over.  Fiji Times 1.9.1976: "There were
only 2 such tickets issued & they were in pure gold sheets 3" by 4" with
hinges...The wording goes something like this: `Captain Trevor Withers, his
wives (in plural), his pets under proper care, shall travel gratis with Fiji
Airways all routes.'... in semi-retirement he operates from one of the outer
island resorts Plantation Village in Malolo Lailai. ... Capt Withers caught
the flying bug from none other than the Trans-Pacific champion Captain
Charles KINGSFORD-SMITH.  `I learned to fly beside Smithy after we met in NZ
during his 1st Tasman Flight...'... He met Mr Gatty in Auckland when the
veteran of round-the-world flight was negotiating for Pan Am to have landing
rights in Auckland. `Harold GATTY was a navigator of a class of his own. He
was the hero of the book "Around the World in Eight Days" - he was a true
Tasmanian - he refused American President ROOSEVELT's offer for an American
citizenship.'... Capt. WITHERS before coming to Fiji with Mr GATTY, had
formed a company in NZ called Great Pacific Airways. It later became
National Air Corporation... He bought the 1st TURAGA LEVU (his 1st cruise
boat) a 42 footer used by Civil Aviation at Laucala Bay as a crash boat.
Thus the Blue Lagoon Cruises was born. It was Fiji's 1st..." 
 1950/51: MY TURAGA LEVU (the name of his boat), Box 5, Lautoka where he had an
apartment.  His agent in Suva was Bob PARK at the Defence Club.  He built a
4 bedroom home at Yalobi on land of 
Timoci SAYABA (family WL2)
 looked after by Savenaca ULUIBAU (son of Ratu
Sir George CAKOBAU, Vuni Valu, Tui Kabu, Governor General) and his wife.
 After it was destroyed by Hurricane Bebe in 1972 he retired to Dick SMITH's
Musket Cove, Plantation Island in 1972. 
This photo of Trevor & 5 other men "riding" 6 tiger sharks was taken c1960. It reads on the back `To Helen & Margaret, Herre is a photo of your Uncle Trevor (in the middle) with some big and very dangerous Tiger Sharks, & with his fishing buddys. The big shark in the middle is over 17 feet long. We dragged them into shallow water & then rode them like horses. It was great fun. Much love. Uncle T.'
 
  The Pacific Island Monthly Nov. 1966 p121-125 "The man who put the Yasawas on
the map" has photos of Trevor and his luxurious bure in Yalobi.
Here's an article from the Pacific Island Monthly p51 AugusT 1967 "Fiji's Captain Withers is off to sea again" with a photo "Captain Withers' new TURAGA LEVU shows off her paces in Lautoka in July."
                                     
Robert BROWN wrote me 15.12.09: "I am one of the two partners to whom Trevor 
sold his Game Fishing business, and the MV TURAGA LEVU, in 1976 at Lautoka.
My partner at the time, Jonathan WILLIS, died at sea in the early '80s, and the
business was sold... Trevor was a fantastic chap, and Jon and I spent many 
hours with him listening to some of his outrageous adventures in the Pacific. 
I always felt that his "Captain's logs" would have made the basis of a great 
docu-novel, or even a movie script. I admired him greatly." 
- Robert.Brown@parliament.nsw.gov.au

After Trevor died Dick SMITH showed my parents Trevor's tabuas (whales' teeth).
 (Were these left in his will to DS??) 
A street in Lautoka is named after him, Captain Withers Street. See Weekly
News 28.6.1971 p4. He loved trout fishing & deep sea fishing. His MBE was
announced in column 1, page 1 of the Fiji Sun for 30.12.1978. 
Here is a cutting headed 13 PEOPLE HONOURED, with a photo of CAPT. WITHERS. This same pdf also has a photo of Trevor from the Fiji Times for 25.5.1968 with a black marlin: 'This 201lb black marlin, king of the deep seas game fish, ended a 15 year quest for the species in the Yasawas by Capt TS WITHERS. Although a baby of the family, it gave him a scrap of over 2 hours last week as he fished from his launch TURAGA LEVU 15 m W of Yaqeta. It was taken on a 50lb line with a 50lb Tasma rod & 6/0 Penn reel with a lure of Capt WITHERS' own design.'
 
His letter on p4 of the Pacific Islands Monthly for May 1979 has a photo of him and explains his apellation KCMC: Kindly Call Me Captain! At that point he had moved from Dick's Place on Malolo Lailai Island to the Defence Club.
 
His death was front page of the Fiji Times for 5.5.1981: 
"CAPTAIN WITHERS IS DEAD ...He started Blue Lagoon Cruises ...
today is a multi-million dollar business. ... He mixed a stockbroking
business in NZ before WW2 with aviation ... Part of the cruise's earnings
were plunged into helping Fijian villagers in the Yasawas. He sold control
of the business in the 1960s to another NZer Mr Claude MILLAR who steadily
expanded it. Today run as a public company in local hands it runs 4 large
steel cruises to the islands. Capt WITHERS was a director of the company..."
Fiji Press 9.5.1981: Cruise pioneer dies - ... Blue Lagoon Cruises with a
staff of 3 took the 1st overseas visitors thru the Yasawa Islands in 1950 in
Capt Withers 2nd hand Govt launch Turaga Levu. Now with almost 120 staff & a
fleet of 5 modern cruise vessels carrying 13,500 passengers a year, it is
one of Fiji's most successful tourism enterprises ... Capt WITHERS was
awarded an MBE in the Queen's 1979 New Year honours..." See also Motoring
Today - June 1989 p45, Pacific Way - March 1992 p18. Founded Blue Lagoon
Cruises to the Yasawas, off Lautoka, Fiji. Member of the Defence Club in
Suva. When I stayed with him at the club in 1964 he introduced me to Sir
Ratu MARU - now Prime Minister of Fiji, & Sir Edward CAKOBAU - brother to
the late Queen Salote of Tonga. A great raconteur. Had an apartment in
Lautoka & a bure on .. Island, Yasawas. His eulogy at Suva Cathedral was by
the Governor General, Ratu Sir George CAKABAU who has a tabua (whales teeth)
necklace entrusted him by Trevor from the old TUI WAYA (High Chief of Waya
Island, Yasawas).  
Here is the text of that speech.
 His ashes were scattered in the sea in the Yasawas. For a
photo with Gov. General on Blue Lagoon see p14 Travelling Times Vol 2 No 4
Feb 1981. 
In 1991 Mum and Helen DUDER were invited by Blue Lagoon Cruises on a 4 day cruise on the Yasawa Princess. Here is an article on this with photo of them & Capt. FABIANO from the Fiji Times Tues. 16.7.1991.
Here is a photo of them from an article crew.
 which ends:
... Helen met David WILSON, BLC chairman in Auckland: "We got 
talking and he suggested a trip to the Yasawa Islands & I thought it was a 
wonderful idea. I then told him about my aunt & later we received a telegram
from Merle MURRAY, the sales & reservations manager of the BL." This includes
a history of the BL & the growth of the fleet under Capt Claude MILLAR. 

Other articles mentioning Trevor and the Blue Lagoon include "Mutiny
in mind" Evening Post 14.3.2000 p D1 with colour photo of a current Blue
Lagoon ship in the Yasawas, p99 of Travel (2000) - Auckland.

Manu has his photo album for 1924-25 with a shot of Dad at about 6. She also 
has a later album of trevor's in Fiji including a shot of a manta ray.

 http://archway.archives.govt.nz/SimpleSearchResults.do gives
19th January 1923. - From: Trevor S. Withers, Auckland. - Subject: 
Ngahungahu Block. Registration of Memorial of ownership.   ORDER DETAILS »
	1923 	1923 	Department of Maori Affairs.
This is a letter he wrote to the Maori Affairs department in 1923. 

522 3-Harry Stroude WITHERS (Auckland 1904- buried 29/1/1965) 
Auckland Grammar. See newspaper photo 27.10.1927 as captain of the Parnell 
Swimming Club and ex-captain of the Tauranga Swimming Club with brother 
Maurrie. Prominent radio personality in NZ & Sydney after WW2. His programme 
in Sydney "Wake up to WITHERS" was very popular. Founding member of the NZ 
Magicians Society formed 1920?: once when sawing a woman in half the coffin 
was made of hardwood - took forever! (see Auckland SB May 1970 p120, Auckland
Public Library and photos 27.9.1933 in The NZ Home Journal and the Waipa Post
for 21.9.1933.) One woman he sawed in half was celebrity performer Freda STARK.
In 1935 manufacturer's agent at 20 Fort St, Auckland. 1939-40 he had a well 
known radio program on Radio 2UE, the oldest radio station in Sydney.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2UE 
 
Here is a letter he wrote to a 19 year old fan Brenda KEEP in Canberra, thanks to her daughter, Jackie ANDERSON;
 
and the signed photo he included with it
  About 1946 he had a grand piano in his apartment in Oriental Bay, Wellington.
  1946: publicity officer for United Artists recording studio, 55 Courtenay 
Place, Wellington. 
  A skilled photographer. As Public Relations Officer for Rotorua about 1950 he
thrilled me by flying in a helicopter over our holiday home at Holden's Bay,
Rotorua. Manu has his book when GM for "Round the World in 80 days" - they
brought us home cooked huhu grubs from the Auckland gala premiere at the
Peter Pan Cabaret. 

Manu has one of his publicity folders with many photos.  (I think this
is one with invites to Govt House etc 1937, ..., 1941 Sydney ...
Radio 2UE & 2GB ... Victor E LOWE using the alias Daly? ... 1948 NAC,
United Artists, letter from Mary PICKFORD, at 55 Courtenay Place
Wellington in 1950 ... Harry & Oscar, cuttings mentioning him from
Auckland Star 26.5.52, Wanganui paper, Napier paper, NZ Listener
9.5.52 [does not mention him], "Wake up to Withers" New Plymouth,
photo of him in Wellington Jose Ferrer's .."  script for Movie
Magasine 13.8.52,... Goldies.)

Manu has his autograph album with signatures of celebrities including LIBERACE,
Take It From Here radio personality Dick BENTLY, various premiers and mayors
including those for Adelaide, Hobart, Wanganui, Napier, Christchurch,
signatories to various banknotes, Admirals MUIRHEAD and BYRD, Lt Colonel
NICKERSON of the US Marine Corps, Victor LOWE, Guide RANGI, film-stars and
actors Bob HOPE, Jackie COOPER, Vivienne LEIGH, Sir Lawrence OLIVIER,
Dame Sybil THORNDIKE, aviator Harold GATTY, prime ministers Peter FRASER (NZ
1945) and Lord ATTLEE (UK), governor general? Lord and Lady Louis MOUNTBATTEN,
 Lord NUFFIELD, US comedian George FORMBY, NZ painter Peter MCINTYRE, the 1950
British Lions Rugby team, violinist Yehudi MENUHIN, the governor of New York,
the President of Eire, the English singer Gracie FIELDS,
a page with 11 Victoria Crosses, Burl IVES,
a British Military Issue 5 shilling note with an Italian note, 
a cartoon by MINHINNICK, a Japanese occupation of Malay note for 1 shilling,
 etc. Southland Daily News 18.7.1949:"Dorothy's book of autographs is not for
sale. 5 years ago Mr Harry S WITHERS ... travelled? Australia with Jack DAVEY
in support of 1st Victory Loan .."  Buried 29/1/1965 PLE II 2 98 at Aramoho 
Cemetery, Wanganui. 

523 3-Maurice Stroude WITHERS (1906/1908 Auckland-22.7.1942 Tripoli, Lebanon;
killed WW2 fighting ROMMEL's army; buried El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, Plot
28, Row D, Grave 2) His death is noted on the War Memorial at Auckland
Grammar. See newspaper photo 27.10.1927 as treasurer of the Parnell Swimming
Club and polo captain with brother Harry. Storekeeper for Auckland Harbour
Board. His cousin Gordon MURRAY (see WHITSON tree) had to sample the spuds
for Dalgety's. When Morrie saw him coming they'd start throwing spuds at
each other. One hit a wharfie and made it rather unsafe for Gordon to
return! 5 years with Territorials Artillery. Enlisted 1940. In 1941 he was
Staff Sergeant at Papakura then acting RSM at Ngaruawahia then overseas with
24th NZ Battalion; Battery Driver; 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, War Medal, NZ
War Service Medal. Called "Maurry with the kauri-gum hair" by cousin GM as
his hair was always brushed immaculately. 
letters.txt includes his letter to Wynn on John's death.


m Auckland sp-"Dweena" Edwina Helen FOOTE Died 28.3.1998 in Auckland aged
90 at Lady Ascot Rest Home, AscotRd, Remuera. Formerly a teacher, she lived
from 1943 to 1996 at 2 Merivale Road, Epsom, Auckland. 2 children.

5231 4-Helen Stroude WITHERS (22.4.1941 Auckland) Violinist for Junior
Symphony Orchestra at highschool, for National Orchestra c1959, lead
violinist for Sinfonia (now the Auckland String Players) c1963, Canterbury
University Orchestra, Teachers College Orchestra & Christchurch Orchestra
while taking speech therapy course, lead violinist in Rotorua Orchestra
while working as speech therapist there 1 year. 2 years working holiday in
England as governess to Count & Countess Kinsky in London. Rejoined
Sinfonia. Speech therapist at Mt Roskill Intermediate. Toured NZ with
English comedian Bruce Forsythe of "The Generation Game", NZ Radio Orchestra
to 1982. As the violinist & cofounder c1977 of the Savoy Trio she has played
to & met celebrities such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Sammy Davis Jr, & Governor
General Beattie. (NZ Herald 4.11.82 S3 p2.) Guest artist for TV shows "12
Bar Rhythm & Blues" 1981 & "Stars on Sundays" 1982. She switched careers
from speech therapist to manage Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. She is an
expert on sharks & travels a lot. In 1993 she went to Antarctica. In 1997
she left Kelly Tarlton's to develop an animated cartoon series "Wiggly Fin"
using underwater characters she created herself as puppets, taking a promo
film to the Cannes Film Festival. Until 1998 they lived at 4 Atherton Rd,
Epsom, Auckland. 
Photo please!!

m 12.5.71 Auckland sp-Ross DUDER (5.7.1940 Buck.,England) B Ag Sc, Dip Ag Sc, 
MNZIAS, MNZSFM, CPAg. An agronomist. He worked for Arthur Yates,
the seed & garden company. He is now an independent agricultural consultant.
He is on the NZ Council of Farm Management (1999). A keen yachter he has
half share in a Townsend 26 keeler. 2 children.
*1998-:  Mission Bay, Auckland. ph 09 528 6378
	122 Garden Road, Piha, N of Auckland,  ph 09 812 8854
2009 Helen 025 270 4679  helen.duder"att"gmail.com, 
Ross 025 324 897 rduder"att"xtra.co.nz still?

52311 5-Matthew DUDER (3.9.1972 Auckland) Matthew did a BSc in Conservation 
Management - in '92 he took Marine Biology. Studied at Whitianga Polytech. In 
a band. 2003-4 playing football for Lichenstein. Met the Grand Duke .5.2004 & 
gave him a tip on helping small businesses! 2005 back in Auckland.
 2008 matthew.duder"att"eboss.co.nz 

m c2004 Auckland? sp-Jennifer

52311 1  6-Maxwell DUDER (.2.2006 Auckland)

52312  5-Jonathan Nelson DUDER (20.8.1974 Auckland) Johny did a B Comm 
in marketing at Dunedin, and is living in Auckland. 

m 21.2.2004 Auckland sp-Mary-Lou 

52312 1  6-Dixie DUDER (18 or 23.2.2003 Auckland)
52312 2  6-Rubie DUDER (28.11.2004 Auckland)  
52312 3  6-Bruno DUDER ( .6.2006 Auckland)  

5232 4-Margaret Stroude WITHERS (30.8.1943 Auckland) Violinist in National
Youth Orchestra, Junior Symphony Orchestra, leader 1963 of Hamilton Civic
Orchestra. She was a senior teacher at Henderson High, N of Auckland.
 
Here is a photo of Margaret.
* 1992-2011: 37 Beach Valley Rd, Piha, Auckland 0772, NZ tel. 09 812 8806

m 5.10.1963 Auckland sp-Peter John BYERS d 8.10.2011 Auckland.           
Peter comes from a well known Piha family. As a young man he buildt surfboards,
& grew tomatoes. Later he built houses & developed family property. He built 
their large 1st home in Valley Rd, Piha to a highly original design & luxury 
apartments overlooking Lion Rock, one of which they moved into. For photos of 
him, his mother, grandmother and great grandfather see "Piha in images"? by
Sandra CONEY (1997). His mother was a LA TROBE, related to the Governor? of
Port Philip, Melbourne. Obituary: one of the original long board riders of Piha
1958; first manufacturer of the Malibu board in New Zealand; member of the Piha
Surf Club; past boat captain and sweep of Piha Boat Crew; he also rode surf 
boats.

52321 5-Maurice John BYERS (25.10.1964 Auckland) He and Stuart had a
partnership in Valley Road, Piha "Nostalgic Design" making kauri furniture.
He manages the workshop for the construction company Roadstern in Henderson.

m 29.10.1994 at Piha,Auckland sp-Margaret REID (Wales) 
2011: 66 Rayner Rd Piha Auckland 0772 tel 09-812 8869
52321 1  6-Isabelle BYERS (.10.96 Auckland)

52322  5-Andrew James BYERS (29.9.1966 Auckland) Builder.
df  sp-Louise
52322 1  6-Austin BYERS (.3.2002 Henderson, Auckland)

52323  5-Stuart Peter BYERS (10.3.1969 Auckland) Landscaper and builder.
Building his own home 2001.  2011 bluepool"att"xtra.co.nz

m 19.2.1994 at Piha,Auckland sp-Bernice Carol O'BRIAN (28.5.1970 Auckland)
She grew up in Nigeria & Kenya where her father was a gamekeeper, later
awarded an OBE for services to wildlife.
* 1995: 46 Beach Valley Rd, Piha, Auckland tel. 09 812 8142

52323 1  6-Piper Yvonne BYERS (8.7.2001 National Women's Hospital,Auckland)

52324  5-Warren Donald BYERS (3.3.1971 Auckland) In 1996 he worked at 
Carnarvon, N of Perth. Builder and plasterer.


524 3-John Stroude WITHERS b 16.2.1910 Auckland; killed 26.11.1941 in WW2 at 
Sidi Rezagh, (a few miles from Tobruk), Western Desert; buried in Plot 6 B20 
at Knightsbridge, 15m W of Tobruk - a town on Libyan coast c 60m W of Egypt).
   
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Crusader.
His death is noted on the War Memorial at Auckland Grammar. 
  Harbour Board, warehouse manager for EA Broker Ltd, 24 Lorne St. 
A stationary travellor for Collins. 6 years in Territorials as 4th Battery 
Artillery Bombadier. Enlisted 8.7.1940 no. 26436 in 24th Battalion NZ 
Infantry; Papakura Camp then Egypt; infantry instructor, Sergeant, 1939-45 
Star, Africa Star, War Medal, NZ War Service Medal.
  Obituary 5/5b v37 p73 & 92 Port p72 in Auckland Public Library. The 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission publication "Knightsbridge War Cemetery,
Acroma -Register Libya Index No. LIB.1" gives cemetery details and notes:
"The defence against Rommel's drive across Cyrenaica towards Suez consisted
of a number of irregularly spaced strong points or "boxes" linked by deep
minefields. Those nearest the enemy were held by infantry, while those
further back served as reserve static positions and as bases from which the
armour could operate. The chief "box", known as Knightsbridge, was round a
junction of tracks about 12 miles west of Tobruk and 10 miles south of
Acroma, commanding all the tracks by which supplies came up to the front.
The 8th Army's advance fuelling stations and airfields were at Acroma, El
Adem, Sidi Rezegh and Gambut, while Gazala aerodrome, taken from the
Italians early in the campaign, by Feb. 1941 housed 2 British squadrons ...
Fierce actions were fought at all these places ..." A copy on request. On
18.12.1941 Maurie wrote to Wynn about John's death: " .. John's Battalion
have been in the thick of it since the show started here & throughout the
whole works John behaved exactly as you would expect him to although the
whole battalion was being bashed more than I like to think. His sense of
humour never failed him & he kept the whole section cheerful & in good
spirits even during the most hectic periods besides doing a grand job of
work during the actual scrapping. In the CSM's words `It is easy enough to
be cheery & bright when everything is going OK & you are warm & wellfed, but
it takes a damn sound bloke to raise a grin when you are cold & wet &
dog-tired & your pals are being shot to Hell all over the bloody desert.' It
was always when the tension was greatest that John would make some damn-
fool remark that would make the boys forget for a moment how tired they were
& cheer them on. His section, evidently thought the world of him & he knew
his job like nobody's business. John stopped his packet in Sidi Rezegh,
which is only a few miles away from Tobruk. The desert there is practically
all rock with a few inches of soil on top so it is almost impossible to dig
in there. On the night of the 25th Nov. John's section had taken up a
position in advance of the Bn. & were bombing a waddi up which Jerry was
bringing his reinforcements. The Hun was also occupying a position on John's
left flank where he had a machine gun post & a sniper. When dawn broke on
the 26th it was seen that Jerry had broken through on the right flank also &
had got between John's section & his Bn. so they were completely surrounded.
At this stage their mortar was put out of action & there were only Sgt
THOMPSON, John, another Cpl. & 3 men left, so as the position was obviously
untenable they had a conference to decide whether to try & fight their way
back or surrender, & they unanimously decided to fight. Here John insisted
on lighting his pipe as he had been unable to smoke all night, & when he was
ready they made their dash. They had gone about 25 yds when the Hun machine
gun post & the sniper opened up from about 80 yds away, & the only ones who
eventually got through were Sgt Thompson & 1 private. John was right along
side of Tommy when he went down with a bullet through the head so at least
we have the consolation of knowing that death was instantaneous. Later in
the day the position was retaken & John was found just where he had fallen.
... He was buried where he had put up such a great scrap by Padre Watson of
the 24th Bn. who was a great pal of his. .. I have applied to take his place
in the 24th & as school is now over I think I have a good show. ... I hope
to God you will be able to stay in NZ now the Japs are in & look after
things on the Home Front for us. The firm of Withers Bros has enough reps
overseas. .. Don't let it get you too far down old Son. He would be the
first to tell you to get that chin up.  God bless, Maurie." A photo of him
with Hector MACQUARRIE is in the latter's book "Round the world in a baby
Austin". 
letters.txt includes 3 of his letters from the Middle East Forces in WW2 to Trevor in 1941.
 

A copy of "Oliver Twist" now in possession of 5252 1 Adrianna) has written on 
it "John S Withers, 170 Manchester St, Christchurch".


525 3-Wyvern "Wynn" Stroude WITHERS (24.6.1914 Auckland-31.12.1982 Auckland)
Death certificate: Wyvern Stroud WITHERS, Insurance broker (Ex serviceman),
 of 18 Cathedral Place,Parnell, age 68,b 24.6.1914 Auckland; died 31.12.1982
 at 18 Cathedral Place,Parnell; son of Edward Stroud WITHERS lawyer and
 Elizabeth nee WHITSON; married in Auckland at age 26 to Alice Laurette
 RUSSELL now aged 64, with M issue aged 41 39 & 36, cremated 4.1.1983 at
 Purewa; cause of death bronchial adenocarcinoma left lung 1 year, medical
 attendant DL RICHWHITE, funeral director LG RESNICK) 
Manu sent me a pdf of the cert. 7.10.10.
Here is a poor quality photo of him as a baby.
His father died when Wynn was 9. He attended Kings Prep. School. 
Here is a photo of him aged about 9 with the family's dog sitting on the front porch.
  
Having won the science prize at Kings College, he had to leave school in the 
depression & look for work. 
Competing against a line of other boys that stretched halfway round
the block he got a job as an errand boy for the General Assurance Company in
Queen St. Served in WW2 at Wellington, living with his wife in 1941 near the
Bolton St Cemetery. About 1946 they built their home at 18 Cathedral Place,
Parnell opposite Laurette's parents at 19. The section is about 1.25 acres
and slopes down below the house crossing a stream to the backyards of houses
on Brighton Road. The stream mouth, Mataharehare (meaning brandishing -
referring to the brandishing of taiaha when 2 warlike tribes approach), at
the base of Ayr Street is of historic significance: it was the site of an
early Maori settlement with direct access to the top of Mt Eden. The mouths
of that stream and Cox's Creek in Ponsonby together with the top of Mt Eden
formed 2 straight lines which mark the boundaries of Captain HOBSON's
purchase of Auckland on 29.7.1841 from the Ngati Whatua at Orakei. (p50 of
[3] in "e." gives the S boundary as a line drawn through the Maunga Wau,
midway between the Manukau & Waitemata, in all about 3000 acres.) The
remaining boundary was the seashore. For more info see [1-3] under Auckland
in "e." above. By the 1950's Dad was Assistant General Manager for the
General Assurance Company, & set up as an independent insurance broker from
their offices. We had many happy holidays at our bach at 6 Holdens Bay Rd,
Holdens Bay, Rotorua - now subdivided with the old willow tree at the back cut 
down. Dad was for many years a vestryman at old St Mary's Anglican Cathedral in
Parnell Rd. He was Peoples Warden there & later at Holy Trinity Cathedral from
1953. When he developed lung cancer they refused his resignation to honour
him.  
Here is his obituary from p3 of the Cathedral News for Jan. 1983 by Dean RYMER.

His ashes were in an urn under the sanctuary of St Mary's, near a stained glass
window on the right, the Wynn Withers memorial window, dedicated 10.3.1985 in 
memory of him; designed by Beverly Shore BENNETT -
  "St Peter standing on a rock with his fishing net over his shoulder & a fish,
symbol for Christ, in his hand. An angel at the top holding a scroll with Simon
Peter on it, above all are the crossed keys of the saintl The lower panel shows
the healing of the beggar at the gate called Beautiful." See Cathedral 
Newsletters of 13.2.1983, 17.6.1984 & 10.3.1985:"... St Paul's statement
about glass is important to the Cathedral parish today as we dedicate a
stained glass window in memory of our revered late Churchwarden, Mr Wynn
Withers. A memorial in glass in St Mary's ... is a worthy tribute to Wynn,
as his life & example in this parish brought to us on many occasions
something of the presence & grace of God. One looked at Wynn & admired his
simple faith, his calmness & his strong will which was determined to see
right things done in the Cathedral. Just as he was an effective instrument
for God's working ..."  Dad's & Mum's ashes are now in the Columbarium 
Remembrance Garden outside St Mary's consecrated 1.11.2009.

Dad had a great sense of humour & loved telling jokes & shaggy dog stories. 
He loved singing: Gilbert & Sullivan & Ilkla Moor Bar Tat were among his 
favourites.
  Manu now has his photo album with him at School Camp in 1928
at Narrow Neck in lemon squeezers, in Kings First 11 & First 15 1929,
in army uniform "Weekend camp 1934", shots of Mum in 1935 at Takapuna & Milford
Beach, a Rotorua WW2 camp 1936, Dad in Wellington with friends at their
boarding house "Bagan Hall" - now the site of the James Cook Centra Hotel.
Also in the album is a shot of "Mater & Aunt Dora" c1878.

Here is a photo of him - he is the front pallbearer - at Bishop Gowing's funeral from the NZ Herald 6.6.1981. And one of Mum and Dad and me on the couch at their home in 1982,
and a photo of him at Oriental Bay c1982.
 
The following poem was written by his granddaughter Erica.

			MY GRANDFATHER
My Grandfather was a man,        who always cared for others.
He cared for all his family,     and my father and his brothers.
My Grandfather left us memories, we will forever share.
My Grandfather was a great man,  a wonderful man who cared.

 Auckland Star & NZ Herald 3.1.1983: WITHERS, Wyvern Stroud (Wynn) - 
On 31.12.1982 at his home, 18 Cathedral Place, Parnell, greatly loved husband 
of Laurette & loved father of Russell, Christopher & Peter, father-in-law of 
Frances & Judith & loving grandfather of Manu, Henry, Sarah, Rose, Sheba & 
Erica, aged 68. The entire funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity 
Cathedral, Parnell at 11am tomorrow (Tuesday). Watney Sibuns.

m 12.11.1940 St Mark's,Remuera,Auckland sp-Alice Laurette RUSSELL b 6.2.1918 
Auckland d 19.4.2010 Auckland Hospital. Attended St Cuthbert's College. 
  On 24.7.1931 at 13 she was awarded the Royal Life Saving Society certificate.
  She achieved Honours in Trinity College piano exams. Hairdresser in various 
places before her marriage including & Wellington, Invercargill, Christchurch.
  16.2.1932 NZ Womens Weekly p22: 2 of our young things celebrated their 21st
birthdays last week. Pretty little Laurette RUSSELL who came up from 
Christchurch for a short holiday, had her party on Monday at her parents' flat.
Among her old friends who gathered to wish her well were Dorothy THORBURN, 
Beris SCHRAMM, Win MCMANEMIN, Ngaire WOODS, Peggy TRAYES [1st cousin] & Dorothy
LAWRENCE. Laurette returned to Chch last Friday.

  13.11.1940 NZ Herald: EVENING WEDDING, WITHERS-RUSSELL, Bride's French lace
gown, Attendants wear organdie. The marriage of Miss Laurette RUSSELL, only 
daughter of Mr & Mrs Rex RUSSELL of Marino Gardens, Mt Eden, & Mr Wynn Stroude
WITHERS of Wellington, youngest son of the late Mr & Mrs ES WITHES of Parnell,
took place last evening at St Mark's Church, Remuera. Archdeacon P HOUGHTON
officiated & Mr A PASCOE was the organist. The bride, who was given away by her
father, wore a beautiful gown of ivory French stiffened lace over taffeta with
full-topped sleeves tapering at the wrists, & a heart-shaped neckline. The 
flowing skirt was fashioned to form a long train, over which fell the veil of
ivory tulle. This was worn over the bride's face as she entered the church & 
was caught to the head with a cluster of 3 white Christata orchids & sprays of
lily-of-the-valley. A shower bouquet of white orchids, carnations, roses &
lily-of-the-valley was carried. In attendance as bridesmaids were Miss Wynn 
MCMANEMIN & Miss Berris SCHRAMM, who wore frocks of pale blue self-patterned
organdie over delphinium blue taffeta. Circlets of small pink sweetheart roses
were worn on their heads, & bouquets of pale blue delphiniums & pink carnations
& roses were carried. The bridegroom was attended by Flying-Officer Trevor
WITHERS, Royal NZ Air Force, Hobsonville, as best man & by Private John WITHERS
4th Reinforcements, 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force, as groomsman. A sherry party
was afterward held at the Station Hotel where Mrs RUSSELL received her guests
wearing a frock of mist blue lace & coatee, & a blue floral toque. She carried
a bouquet of deep pink roses & green orchids. Mrs M COLLINS, aunt of the
bridegroom, was in a navy pebble crepe frock & hat with a shoulder spray of
autumn-tinted roses. PHOTO: Wedding at St Marks Church, Remuera: Mr & Mrs WS
WITHERS leaving the church after their wedding last evening.

  14.11.1940 NZ Womens Weekly p14: Attractive Laurette RUSSELL has been 
spending the past few weeks dashing form 1 party to another, & with each of her
many friends deciding that they simply must give a party for her, you can just 
imagine how much spare time she has had. 1 of the 1st parties for her in the 
pre-wedding rush was that given by Wynn MCMANEMIN at her home in Omahu Rd, 
Remuera. The party took the form of a handkerchief afternoon, & Laurette was 
looking very lovely in a grey dress worn with a fur cape & hat to match. 
Another party was given for her by Beris SCHRAMM at Berisville Flats on Wed. 
evening last week. THis time Laurette chose a frock of blue & white floral lace
& looked really lovely. The guests included Joan FORVES, Wynn MCMANEMIN & Nesta
STAPLES. Last Monday week also found this popular lass partying again & this 
time it was Nesta STAPLES who hostessed. "Something really different" was the 
keynote of this party & the guests had a thoroughly exciting time having their 
fortunes told. A luncheon party was given for her last THursday & she was 
presented with everything for the well-dressed bathroom. Laurette wore a fur 
coat over a grey frock for the occasion & among those who came to offer their 
good wishes & gifts were Joyce NATHAN, Naida CARSIE, Wynn MCMANEMIN, Estelle 
BOUCHER & Margaret DYSON.
  And the great day arrived: Tues evening found Laurette looking lovelier than 
any one person has a right to as she walked up the aisle of St Marks Church, 
Remuera in her frock of cobwebby French lace that swirled its ivory stiffness 
over a slip of matching taffeta. The bodice of the frock was heart-shaped & the
skirt fell into a long train. The bride carried a bouquet of roses, carnations 
& lily-of-the-valley. Her 2 bridesmaids were Wynn MCMANEMIN & Beris SCHRAMM who
wore unusal frocks of striped organdie in delphinium-blue with floral lace 
tucks in the front of the bodices. The bride's mother Mrs Rex RUSSELL received 
the guests in a frock of mist-blue lace at the Station Hotel where a cocktail 
party was held. Laurette's husband Wynn WITHERS hails from Wellington & the 
newly-weds plan to make their home in that city.

  For another wedding photo, see Weekly News 20.11.1940. Marriage cert:
 Wyvern Stroude WITHERS 26 Insurance Clerk bachelor b Auckland Present 
residence Auckland, Usual residence Wellington, son of Edward Stroude WITHERS
solicitor & Lisa WITHERS nee WHITSON;
 Alice Laurette RUSSELL 22 spinster b Auckland Residence Auckland, dr of 
Reginald Frank RUSSELL accountant & Vera Bessie RUSSELL nee HALL;
 Minister Percy HOUGHTON; Witnesses Trevor S WITHERS, Hobsonville Air Base,
Auckland Flying Officer RNZAF & John S WITHERS, Papakura Military Camp, Private
 In 1944 they lived at 1411 Great North Road, Auckland. This is the address in 
my Plunket Society Baby Record.
 ELECTORAL ROLL 1944 Auckland city 51631:
Laurette WITHERS wife of WS WITHERS State Tenant 1411 Great North Rd.
Here is a photo of her with Dad holding a pipe perhaps on their honeymoon.
Here is a poor quality photo of her with Wynn in uniform and Russell as a baby in 1942.
Here is a photo of her and her children at her 79th birthday, 1997 at Peter and Judy's in Waiheke: 5251 Russell, 5253 Peter, Laurette,5252 Kit
  1945-2010: 18 Cathedral Place, Parnell, Auckland, NZ.
  24.11.1976 Auckland Star University Exams results: French 34.200 Cop (Cert.
of Proficiency) AL WITHERS.
  A photo of her with friends appears on p11 of the Middleburg Life paper for
July 1994 on a visit to a school-friend in Virginia.
 
This photo of Mum was taken Feb 2011 by Alison WHEELER, the last photo taken of her before she died, and one of my favourites!
 
Laurette is 1411 in "The family tree of RUSSELL of Bristol (1840-present)" in OUR RUSSELL TREE at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/russell.html See there for more photos.
  
For her will of 23.3.2010, see 5411 at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/russell/wills.html
  On 19.6.2011 a memorial seat for Wynn & Laurette was dedicated & blessed by
Rev. Sarah STEVENS. It was paid for by sons Kit and Peter. At the same time
pages for them with photos were put into a book for viewing on the left of the
crossing before the choir.
For the text on Dad, see dadmemorialpage.txt
 For the text on see Mum, mummemorialpage.txt  


5251 4-Russell John Stroude WITHERS (7.4.1942 Wellington) Dip. Arch.
(Auckland University) When he was c5 NZ schools shut down for 3 months because
of a polio epidemic. In 1984 he was a community architect. (1971-9 Stanish & 
Withers Architects. 1979-83 Archangels-Architect Collective.) His practice 
carried out a mixture of private architectural commissions. He did periodic
lecturing, tutoring & public speaking, consultancy & research work for Local
Bodies & central government, ran skills training programmes for the public
& professional sectors, community advocacy work & sundry writings. He has
lectured at Auckland University in the School of Architecture, the Town
Planning Department, the Elam School of Fine Arts, the Management Studies
Dept., Sydney University, Leeds Polytechnic, Carrington Tech., Victoria
University, etc. Of his 24 publications between 1976 and 1984 his titles
include "Architectural Values", "Professional priorities", "Community
housing alternatives", "Co-counselling a a comparative psycho-therapy",
"Helping skills", "Community architecture in NZ", "Basic facilitation for
cooperative groups", "Community & self-help architecture", "Personal & group
skills", "Community technology" & "Intentional communities". Nov'r 1977 Art
NZ p11.  Cofounder of the Environmental Resource Centre providing
environmental information & skills. For examples of his community
architecture see Auckland Star 6.4.1990, North Shore Times Advertiser
16.4.1990 & 30.7.1992 p53, Auckland City Harbour News 19.4.1990 p4-5. Design
awards include 1984 AHI Environmental Design Award (for Mangere Centre Park
Sports Complex), 1989 Timber Design Society Award (for Fishing Boat Family
Restaurant), 1992 Waitakere City Council Residential Design Award.
Consultant facilitator: has facilitated over 90 training workshops &
courses; co-author of "Basic Facilitation Skills Handbook for Cooperative
Groups"; founding partner of The Main Street Company providing facilitation
to business associations & local authorities on setting up and managing
economic revitalisation projects. Counsellor/therapist: since 1980 offering
family & business relationship counselling; co-counsellor teacher; produced
training video on use of drawing therapy with children for Auckland College
of Education; teaches and drafting book on Interactive Drawing Therapy;
producing "A user's guide to comparative psychotherapies" for the NZ
Parent-to-Parent organisation. He runs Colour Therapy courses around the
country.

m1 Auckland sp-Pamela STREET Descends from Mutiny of the Bounty stock & from
Joseph STREET who arrived New Plymouthj 7.11.1841: see p240 of "The
establishment of the New Plymouth Settlement 1841-3" by J RUTHERFORD & WH
SKINNER.

52511  5-Manu Stroude WITHERS (27.5.1971 Auckland) BE (Auckland University) 
Has toured Japan & Australia rowing. Worked in London 2000 to August 2001
when he returned to NZ via overland in Africa etc. 1993: President of 
Association of Engineers. 1996 Traffic engineer for Auckland Regional Council: 
see Auckland paper article 9.10.1996. 1997-2005: working in London.
 1993: 72 Shakespeare Rd, Milford, Auckland tel. 09-4895.987
 1999 visited US, Central America, Nepal, India, ...
 2010 stroudeltd"att"gmail.com

m 17.4.2004 Auckland sp-Kelly Anne WYNN b 27/10/73 parents Beryil (nee GRAHAM) 
and Mark WYNN. 

52511 1  6-Taylor Wynn WITHERS (b 6.2.2006 Auckland) a girl
52511 2  6-Camryn WITHERS (b c16.9.2008 Auckland) a girl

52512 5-Henry Kahu WITHERS (19.7.1973 Auckland) BE (Auckland University)
Has toured Japan & Australia? rowing. Was in Under 21 Rugby team? In 1997 lived
in London with Manu. 1999 visited US, Central America, ... In 2000 began a
career with BNZ in Wellington. 
* 2001: Wellington, Wholesale derivatives for BNZ
* 2003: Castor Bay, Auckland mobile 021 646 745


[5251 4-Russell John Stroude WITHERS (7.4.1942)]:
df   sp-Heather SPENCE (Auckland)
*  1999: 22 John St, Ponsonby, Auckland tel. 09 376 3996 or 021 766 399
All SPENCEs in NZ descend from James and William SPENCE.

52513  5-Hazel Mary SPENCE (7.12.1979 Auckland)
In 1999 at dance-school in Melbourne, Australia. 2010 in London.
* Email hazelmaryspence"att"gmail.com 

52513 1  6-Holly SPENCE c2011

[5251 4-Russell John Stroude WITHERS (7.4.1942)]:
m2 1981 Auckland    sp-Frances Patricia DARRAGH (14.2.1953) BA Hons,
 NHP, HbT, MNZAC, MNZCHP, MNZHS, MNZIHb. Counsellor & natural health
 practicioner. Author of homeopathic books eg "Healing your child" (1989,1999).
 For a photo of her with her cousin Louise DARRAGH see Sunday Star 4.6.1989.
*1980-present: 57 Lincoln St, Ponsonby, Auckland, ph/fax 09 376 4789.
idt2"att"pl.net 2007
 www.InteractiveDrawingTherapy.com

52514  5-Sarah Jane WITHERS (31.7.1981 Auckland) 2004: MSc in Biology, 
Auckland University.
  2005: Administration Assistant at the Bioinformatics Institute, Auckland
University. This info & photo is from their website www.bioinformatics.org.nz 
2007. 2007 in UK.
 2011 withers.sarah"att"gmail.com
studying for PhD in Biological Sciences, focussing on genetic and behavioural 
variation of the North Island rifleman (Acanthisitta chloris granti).

2005 photo from the website.
 
m 5.3.2010 sp-Daniel Gus FARROW

52514 1 6-Ava Jane FARROW b 14.5.2013 Auckland

52515  5-Kelly Patrick WITHERS (9.10.1984 Auckland)
A photo of him "Bubblegum bliss" appears on p3 of the Auckland City Harbour 
News for 11.10.1996. 2008: kpwithers"att"gmail.com

5252 4-Christopher `Kit' Maurice Stroude WITHERS (20.10.1943 Auckland)
  4.5.2012 awarded a Doctor of Science by University of Auckland, the only one
given out in 2012, & the highest degree the university awards. The "thesis" is
entitled "Some papers in mathematical statistics", based on 76 publications.
Copies are held by U of A's library & IRL's library, Lower Hutt.
  Research statistician for the Applied Math's Group, Industrial Research Ltd, 
Lower Hutt (formerly part of DSIR at Victoria University, Wellington 1971-2010.
  Junior Scholarship from Kings College (5th in NZ), MSc (1st Class Honours) 
Auckland University in mathematics, Senior Scholarship in Maths & other awards 
such as Fellowships to Harvard & U of Chicago (both declined). 
Postgraduate Scholar & Fulbright Scholar to Stanford University
where I did a Ph D in statistics 1966-70. For a brief account of my
participation in the Civil Rights movement at that time see 
My Medal (the first for my club) speech to the Gracefield Toastmasters Club.
 In 1971 I worked as Senior
Statistician at University of California Medical Center before returning to
DSIR. DSIR Director's Award 1992. In 1992 the DSIR was split up into crown 
research institutes: I worked for Industrial Research Ltd., Gracefield Road, 
Lower Hutt until I retired in 2010. I am still actively writing papers. 
For a list of over 135 publications in maths & stats journals, see
  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/research.html 
In IRL I was in the barbershop quartet and held the 
post of President (1999) of Toastmasters, as well as other positions. (I think
I was the first from our club to win a Gold Medal.) I love tramping, singing,
playing guitar. I am a former member of a number of choirs, including St
Mary's Cathedral as a boy, the Orpheus Choir in Lower Hutt, and Homophones,
Wellington.
 I sang the Messiah at Sydney Opera House. I put out Auckland's 1st Directory 
of Social Services c1965. I've made numerous submissions to Parliament, for
example on the nuclear-free legislation 25.6.1986 where I confronted Prime
Minister Robert MULDOON. After visiting the Phillipines during the tyrant
Marcos's last days where I wrote articles for Manila papers, I began a
radio program in 1985 on Radio Access "Phillipine Solidarity" with his
partner Erice FAIRBROTHER. 
Here is a photo of them in 1966 at a friend Prue's deb ball in Masterton - Prime Minister HOLYOAKE in attendance, and another about 1987 on the way to a family wedding.
 Later they began another
"Kanak Solidarity" supporting the Kanak struggle for independence from
France in New Caledonia. President of Action for the Environment 1971-74
fighting to save Wellington's green skyline. NZ representative for Atenisi
University in Tonga since 1980. Erice & I sponsored 2 Cambodian refugee
families c1987. my involvement with the Cambodian community in Wellington
has brought him much pleasure. Loves other cultures. Has visited Fiji,
Australia, New Caledonia (Kanaky), Samoa, Tahiti, USA, Mexico, Canada,
Iceland, England, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Germany,
Switzerland, Holland, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Kenya, India,
Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Guatemala, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic,
Nepal, Myanmar, Peru, Venezuela, Turkey. '03: Korea,Hongkong,China. 
Photos of him are in the NZ Herald Dec.? 1961 for winning a Junior Scholarship,
in the Dominion Easter 1973 with Rosie playing the guitar at The Folk Festival 
at Victoria University, and in the Dominion 14.7.1980 as a volunteer teacher at
a Wellington homework centre. I appeared on TV on the Brian EDWARDS show in 
1973, and with video clips of my dog SKIP on Nightline 2 nights running in 
1992! 
Here is a photo of me climbing the Rudolph Glacier above De La Beche Hut on the Tasman Glacier in 1990 - I'm down on lower left climbing an icecliff above a crevasse,
and another hiking with my dog Skip (b1989) in 1991 at Otaki Forks
A 2002 work photo.
 
One of me 1998.
 
One of me in Jeju island off S Korea 2003.
One of Buddy & me in Bot Gardens, Wellington 2008. 

29.8.2012 Thats me looking left with sunnies & orange shirt, just to the left of the plinth for Richard SEDDON outside Parliament at the rally for Gay Marriage in
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/image.cfm?c_id=1&gal_cid=1&gallery_id=127608#9583058  
* Since 1980: 101 Allington Rd, Karori, Wellington 6005, NZ 
 2012: tel. 04 476 9554 email: kit.withers"att"gmail.com

m 23.1.1971 Stanford Chapel, Palo Alto, California 1970  sp-Mona Annette 
WILLIAMS (26.7.1943 British Guiana) BA in Communications (Stanford) div. c1978.


5252 1 5-Adrianna Rose WITHERS (12.5.1973 Wellington) 
m1 14.1.1996 at Wellington Bot. Gardens hot house sp-Joshuahn JACKSTONBURG 
(17.12.1969 Ashford, Kent, England) Div.
 
m2 6.1.2004 at the Chateau, Mt Ruapehu, NZ sp-Ewan GEBBIE. 5 children.



52522 5-Sheba Williams WITHERS (Wellington 25.9.1974) 
* 2005: Some photos from her Josephine BAKER cabaret show 11.2.2005 are at
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/share/view?i=EeIOGTZi0cNmEd&open=1&x=1&sm=0&sl=0&open=1
  In 2005 she took a contract singing with part of her band in Shanghai. 
Here are some links to her life there:
http://web1-share.shutterfly.com/img_/misc/spnh.gif
http://sheba.shutterfly.com/action/
  
 You can hear her sing if you google youtube then enter shebawilliams
 
One of these at the Wellington Botanic Gardens 2007 is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf5rDtpRMOE
or simply google Sheba WILLIAMS - & her songs at myspace will start playing.
2011: 
http://www.myspace.com/shebawilliams
      
http://www.facebook.com/shebawilliamsmusic
        Her song Philistines there concerns colonialism in Aotearoa. 
Some recent songs are at http://soundcloud.com/shebawilliams/10-1/s-5hbRB


5253 4-Peter Stroude WITHERS (7.7.1946 Auckland) Worked for Air New
Zealand to 1997. Previously with Motor Traders. See photo in 1978? AIR NZ
magasine "Fast fingered Pete". They have a home on the beach at Waiheke.
Enjoys fishing in his boat & commuting to his friends in Los Angeles!
Here is Air NZ CEO Jim MCCREA awarding Peter a silver salver for 25 years with Air NZ, Judy standing by.

L to R: Kit, Prime Minister Helen CLARK, & Peter - 8.8.2005 at the unveiling in
Parliament's Grand Hall of the plaque commemorating the death of Dad's uncle, 
Col. Wm MALONE after he led the Wellington Battalion in the taking of Chunuk 
Bair at Gallipoli, 8.8.1915.  
2005: www.geocities.com/dairyfarmer20032004/techie.html

m 23.1.1969 Rotorua sp-Judith Marcia Gieles KENNEY b 6.2.1939 Judy was the 
top Karitane nurse for her year. She managed an old people's home on Waiheke 
Island until Peter's retirement from Air NZ. 
  c1985-1998/6: 2 The Esplanade, Blackpool, Waiheke Island,Auckland. 
  1998/7-2000: 6 Wanaka St, Parkdale, Wanganui
  2000-2003: Rakaupiko Rd, RD 1, Patea (last house on L before farm at end).
 2008: 107 London Rd, Wanganui
 2011: 2/15B WaitangiRd, Onehunga, Auckland 1060 tel 06 347 9588
  email petersw"att"xtra.co.nz

52531  5-Erica Kate Stroude WITHERS (26.4.1970 Auckland) Manager of a 
private nursing home and several dogs!
1993: 13 Rehia Road, Massey, Auckland
*2005: ph 09 832 2579, 61 Simpson Rd, Swanson, Auckland.  Work 09 828 3741 
 johnanderica"att"clear.net.nz 2005

m1 (df)  sp-Sean BATT
52531 1  6-Stanley James BATT (1.11.1998 Waitakere Hospital,Auckland)
 
Here Stanley held by Kit at Laurette's, Xmas Day 1998.

52531 2  6-Heidi Louise BATT (5.15 am 7.3.2001 Waitakere Hospital?,Auckland)

[52531  5-Erica Kate Stroude WITHERS (26.4.1970 Auckland)]
m2 2003 (df)  sp-John WARWICK

52531 3  6-Abigail WARWICK (14.11.2004 Waitakere Hospital,Auckland)
 
Abigail in 2005.

52531 4  6-Jonathan Jack WARWICK (3am 3.3.2005 Waitakere Hospital,Auckland)
WARWICK Jonathan Jack arrived Thursday 3 March 2005 at 3am weighing 6lbs 4oz. 
John, Erica, Stanley, Heidi and Abigail happily welcome ...
- NZ Herald Friday, March 11 2005.
  
Jack in 2005.

53 2-Thomas Newton WITHERS (2.5.1873 Donnington, Newbury [1881 census] or
Newbury [d. cert.] Drowned 5.10.1921 at Mangakino River Camp, Shannon) 
1881 census: Earlstok Villa,London Rd,Batheaston,Somerset, b Donnington,Berks. 
 Death certificate: Thomas Newton WITHERS laborer died 5.10.1921 at Mangakino 
River Camp,Shannon by drowning at Mangakino River Camp (verdict of coroner); 
son of Edward WITHERS flourmiller and Agnes Mary nee NEWTON; 
buried 8.10.1921 at Shannon by J C ABBOTT Anglican; born in Newbury,England; 
37 years in NZ [so to NZ 1883-4]; married
in Wellington aged 41 to Charlotte Jane BAIN; no widow [so she had died
earlier]; no issue; Alf FRASER coroner of Forctone(Foxton?). Station hand for B
COLEMAN at Greta Peak, Motonau, S Island. On 8.1.1902 he volunteered from
Addington, Christchurch as Private 5716 in 8th Contingent of NZ Military
Forces in the South African (Boer) War. This was a S Island Battalion. He
was "formerly in Royal Horse Artillery China". Listed as a gunner for 5 yrs 
6 months. Completed service 4.7.1902 with the 2nd Boer War Medal, with
Clasps S Africa 1902 Transvaal & Cape Colony - sent to his father Edward; he
listed his address as 5 Kent Terrace, Wellington. His discharge paper signed
by Major General NUSS?, Commandant of the NZ Forces, lists him of good
character. (There was also a Private T WITHERS 5.1.1901 Died Of Disease - 
South Africa - Boer War 5th Contingent
 http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/diseaseboer.html
Presumably this is Grenadier T WITHERS listed in Roll of Honour
for the South African War at http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/SearchFrameset.html )

Those who served in New Zealand units can be checked at the New Zealand website
 http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/SAW/Database.htm This gives him as
WITHERS	Thomas Newton 8th Contingent, South Island Regiment - Battalion
 Regimental staff, Rank: Regimental-Quartermaster-Sergeant
 Occupation: station-hand Next of Kin: WITHERS Mr Edward, brother [52 above] at
  Manukau Road Parnell Auckland 
County/City: Christchurch 5716.

  Jo CLEMENTS emailed me 17.8.11 his record in 4 sheets from National Archives,
London via www.findmypast.co.uk stored at Thomas_N_Withers.zip:
Page 1/4: Army Form B 265.
 
Attestation of Royal Regt of Artillery (Royal Garrison Artillery)
Thomas Newton WITHERS No. 2691, b Newbury, Berks Age 24 y 11 mo. Seaman stoker.
Has resided outside his father's house for 3 years. Single. Agrees to serve 7
years in army then 5 in Army Reserve. Signed at Gravesend 24.2.1900
Page 2/4: Description on enlistment.
 
  5'10", 161 lb, chest 37-39", 
complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair lt brown, C of E, Dagger piercing right 
forearm. Skull & crossbones & butterfly on leftr. Fit for army.
Page 3/4: Joined at Dover 26.2.00.
 
 Depot East'n D'n RGA attested fn 24.2.00.
30 battn/depot Posted gunner 28.4.00. Adjt 1 depot East'n d'n RGA.
25 battn/depot Posted gunner 15.9.00.
side Pro of RCM - awaiting trial 10.1.01 16 days. 
Tried & imprisoned & fined 1P 17.1.01 28 days.
To Duty Gunner 14.2.01 14 days. Imprisoned by CO 25.3.01.
To Duty Gunner 8.6.01. 1 dep posted Gunner 29.6.01.  
Imprisoned by CO 4.6.01 14 days.
To Duty Gunner 18.6.01. 
Discharged at Woolwich as incorrigible worthless 20.8.01. 1 yr 178 days. 
Pension Nil.
Page 4/4: Military history sheet.
 
Home     24.2.00-4.9.00 203 days
Hongkong 15.9.00-17.8.01 337 days
Home     18.8.01-20.8.01 3 days. Total 1 yr 178 days.
  Certificates of education: 3rd class 2.5.00, 2nd class 2.7.00.
  Next of kin: Father Edward WITHERS, Wanganui, NZ.
Character "Very Bad"
Intended residence: c/o Mr FRANCIS, 25 Bondburgh St, Rengent Park NW [London]

For 40,000 names of men who served in the 2nd BOER WAR + a few personel records
of some veterans who served in the Crimea,  India etc.:
 http://hometown.aol.co.uk/KevinAsplin/ kevinasplin"att"aol.com
The WITHERS there are
WITHERS, Albert Thomas    23590, Sergeant Cook    56th Coy., 15th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Charles    28037, Trooper    6th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Ernest Shaftsbury    32488, Corporal    109th Coy., 3rd Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, F.R.    33297, Corporal    110th Coy., 2nd Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Frederick Ernest    42412, Trooper*    34th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, George Edward    29385, Trooper    38th Coy., 10th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Henry John    36311, Trooper    41st Coy., 4th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Herbert    8183, Private    31st Coy., 9th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Leonard    32087, Private    39th Coy., 10th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Richard Mansergh    3953, Private    24th Coy., 8th Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Thomas    26840, Trooper    4th Coy., 1st Bn. I.Y.
WITHERS, Walter William    43533, Trooper*    34th Bn. I.Y.
 Where are Thomas Newton WITHERS 
& Paki WITHERS of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/major/major.html ?
 Also no WHITSON are recorded. I guess they all served in the 1st Boer War.
One can subscribe to BOER-WAR-D-request"att"rootsweb.com
 - see also http://freespace.virgin.net/anglers.rest/BWInfo.htm
 & http://freespace.virgin.net/anglers.rest/BoerWar.htm

m c1914 in Wellington aged 41 to sp-Charlotte Jane BAIN (d by 1921) No issue.


54  2-Ida Katharine Jemima WITHERS (18.3.1875 Donnington,Berks.-1946 London)
1881 census: Earlstok Villa,London Rd,Batheaston,Somerset, b Donnington,Berks. 
Known as Aunty Trot to her niece Ida LOUGH.
1914?: 57 Upland Rd, Wellington; 
1915: c/National Bank of NZ, 17 Moorgate St, London;

m 11.9.1905 at Christchurch Cathedral by Bishop GRIMES sp-Lt-Colonel William
George MALONE (24.1.1859 Rushey Greene,Kent-killed by a Turkish sniper at
ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, the Dardanelles, Turkey in WW1 8.8.1915) 
She was his 2nd wife. 
For his biography & their children Denis, Barney & Mollie & and descendants, and for his first wife & their children, see 3 on THE MALONE FAMILY TREE at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/malone/malone.html

55  2-Beatrice Emma WITHERS (5.11.1876-3.2.1878)
1881 census: Earlstok Villa,London Rd,Batheaston,Somerset, b Donnington,Berks. 
Buried 8.2.1878 at 15m at St Mary the Virgin, Shaw cum Donnington, Berks.

56 2-John "Jack" Tubb WITHERS (24.4.1878 Donnington,Berks.) 
1881 census: Earlstok Villa,London Rd,Batheaston, Somerset, b Donnington,Berks.
 He changed his name to John Talbot WITHERS.
 Mrs AL WITHERS [525] gave his book of cartoons & paintings "In Lighter Vein" 
dated 1909 to Henry WITHERS [52512]. 
 According to his dr's bio below he was a decorator living at Duvauchelle on 
Banks Peninsula.

m sp-Elizabeth ROBINS

561 3-Ida Mary WITHERS (1.5.1903 Wellington-1985) "Honeypot" A well known
tapestry worker, she did tapestries for the Catholic Cathedral in Christchurch,
where she lived.  Visited 28.6.1970 by 56321 Lisa Gregory aged 6.

The Dictionary of NZ Biography at
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5l16/1
(WAS http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=5D15)
has a photo of her but prefer I do not quote from it.


m  sp-John LOUGH of Christchurch

[5  1-Edward WITHERS (23.7.1845 Newbury-11.9.1921 Wanganui)]:

m2  sp-Gertrude Annie MCEWEN (Scotland?-1906) She is buried at the old 
cemetery at Heads Rd & Guyton St, Wanganui in plot LS 10 (46 feet from aisle)
with her husband and son Jason 58. The stone reads: Sacred to the memory of
Anne Stantiford MCKENZIE late of Auckland who died 22.12.1906 aged 70
"I know whom I have believed". Also of Gertrude Annie WITHERS, daughter of the
above & wife of Edward WITHERS d 30.3.1916 aged 53" - transcription 927.
Here is a photo of the gravestone taken 2005.
 
Also buried there but not acknowledged until Nov 2005, is her husband Edward. 

57  2-Roy Stuart WITHERS (11.9.1897 Wanganui-13.8.1970 Wanganui' cremated 
14/8/1970 Aramoho Cemetery; ashes scattered) Wanganui Collegiate - see his 
listing. For part of the time when his parents lived in
Marton, he boarded in Wanganui with a Scottish lady behind where St John's
Hill Post Office was. He wanted to do engineering but his father insisted he
do law. He had to sell his lathe & engineering tools to pay for his brother
Jason's funeral. Public Service exam 1913. Called up "Order to Parade"
19.12.1918 6am at Wanganui. Matriculated from University of NZ noted in the
Rangitikei Advocate of 21.1.1920. Ll. B. 1920. Discharge on transfer to
reserve 1923. Solicitor. A "rabid" fisherman. Responsible for Latin being
removed from NZ law entrance exams. A prominent Wanganui figure. In 1925-27
he lived at 5 Oakland Av, St Johns Hill. In the Depression they moved in
with the RATHBONEs (his in-laws). In 1940-55 they lived at Great N Rd [Ted].
He built "Beechcroft" (now Virginia Lodge Rest Home, 134? Great North Rd) in 
1936 with 25 acres: look for Wanganui's highest Norfolk Island Pine!
They lived there until he died in 1970 [Janet]. He was the first person in
NZ to transmit by radio. Roy made a valve & transmitted the first radio
waves in NZ sending music from a music-box from his workshop at Victoria 
Avenue, Wanganui, where a big motel now stands.
  His son Shah 572 had the radio-set he used. Roy did a lot of Maori work &
had many clients up the river. They'd bring down kitbags of lemons & oranges
for Roy's family. As a child Ted went up the river with his father to Hui &
tangi at Hiruharama (Jerusalem). A waka at the Wanganui Museum: The Maori
got cheesed off that HATRICKS were charging so much to carry stuff on their
riverboats. So they started taking their produce to Wanganui in this waka.
But they got into financial trouble & Roy & others acting for the creditors
seized the waka at night - [Ted.] Cremated 14/8/1970 at Aramoho Cemetery, 
Wanganui - ashes were never collected by the family and some after, the 
Funeral Directers sold their business enquiries were made and it was discovered
that the ashes had been disposed of.

m1  sp-Rosamond Malvina RATHBONE (Kaipara-.2.1961) She was known locally as
the Racing Grandmother for her love of vintage cars. Her red ash-frame
1950s Singer 9 convertible Sports car -now owned by son Bob, is in storage
in Wanganui. Reputed to be first NZ woman to have a motorbike licence. She
wrote a book (unpublished) about her tour around the S Island by
Motorbike. Painted watercolour of Wanganui River with grandson Peter -
Andrew (below) has it. Illustrator of the book "New Stories of Old
Whanganui" by Flora SPURDLE - 2nd edition 1959 (HP WILLEMSEN, Wanganui)
connected to William SWAINSON, who came to NZ c 1830, farmer, artist (her
son Ted has some of his paintings as does his wife Elspeth, a
granddaughter (?) of SWAINSON). Botanist, Fellow of Royal Society, author 
of book on conchology - shells). May be related to Basil RATHBONE the actor.
Cremated 1/3/1961 at Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui - ashes scattered.

571 3-Edward "Ted" Sydney WITHERS (25.9.1925 Wanganui -c1.12.1995
Taumarunui) Ted was born at 5 Oakland Avenue. At age 3 or so when the slump
hit, Roy's family moved in with his wife's parents at Number 3. They lived
there until he was about 4 when Roy bought Beechcroft - named by an earlier
owner. It is on Great North Rd opposite & past Friends School, & is now
subdivided & surrounded. Head N on road to New Plymouth 2m from PO up St
Johns Hill past Virginia Lake the road swings L, then a long straight, & on
Left. Attended Wanganui Collegiate. He moved to Taumarunui 1951 as a survey
cadet under Arthur SANDEL, one of the first surveyers resident in the
central N Island. T. Borough Councillor, President of T Aero Club. Keen
aviator from 1960. Commercial Pilots licence. Steward with Motorsport
Association of NZ: raced cars & motorbikes.  Surveyor. In charge of Search &
Rescue, he knows the countryside better than anyone else.  President of
Intellectually Handicapped Children Society. Painted watercolours. Has a
collections of home movies since the 1940's eg going up Wanganui River. See
"NZ's Who's Who". They lived at 23 Hikurangi Terrace, Box 51, Taumarunui.

m 28.5.1949 [where?] sp-Elspeth Mary McCallum SIMPSON d 8.7.2011 Pukekohe. 
Daughter of Daniel SIMPSON who had Ongo Farm, Hunterville & was Wanganui 
Hospital Board Chairman. His grandfather bought Rangitikiland which was broken 
up into Soldier Rehab. Farms in 1918. After Ted died she and Andrew's family 
moved to Palmerston North.
* 1997: 17 Montrose Place, Palmerston North ph 06 358 8514

5711  4-Peter Roy Douglas WITHERS (30.11.1951 Wanganui) New Plymouth Boys
High. MA Hons in Pol Science (Canterbury) Formerly at 139 Orangi Kaupapa Rd,
Northland, Wellington. Formerly NZ Trade Commissioner to Turkey then Greece
and then to the Americas living in Los Angeles. Later resigned this position
and began a "green NZ" company and began lecturing at UCLA. In 1993 Regional
Manager for Americas Suite 1530, Tishmen Building, 15th Floor 10960
Wiltshire Bld, Los Angeles, California 90024 work 310-477.1873 secretary 310
479 8139 or 213-477 1899 home ph/fax 310 472 5366,1257 Tigertail Road,
Brentwood (A magnificent home, spreading over about 6 levels down a hillside
to the swimming pool, with floor to ceiling angled glass windows & beautiful
furnishings from Turkey & Greece.)
2011: Auckland.  *2000: email pwithers"att"ix.netcom.com
Owen Glenn management school at Auckland University .

m  sp-Jennifer Naomi PEMBERTON (1952 Auckland) Studied at Auckland
University? Did a PhD in psychology from UCLA? Practising as a psychologist
in Los Angeles.

57111  5-Hamish Kim WITHERS (26.2.1972 Christchurch) Rathkeale College, BA 
 in Pol.Sci., MA in Engineering & Art History. Since c1998 teaching English in 
Japan.

57112  5-Calem Peter Edward WITHERS (1973 Christchurch) Rathkeale College, 
Masterton; member of Alpha Romeo Club; doing BA in Social Policy.
* 1994: 39 Todman St,Brooklyn, Wellington
* 2003: calem"att"paradise.net.nz BOUNCED
 Aka Aka Rd Puni Pukekohe 0-9-238 4637

m sp-Heather L

57112 1  6-Lachland WITHERS bc1999
57112 2  6-Vincent WITHERS bc1999

57113  5-Aaron Hayden James WITHERS (27.4.1977 Wellington) 1991 at school 
at Tunbridge Wells, England. 2003 a doctor at Wellington Hospital.

57114  5-Shannon Christian Daniel WITHERS (11.10.1979 Washington DC) Enjoys 
Tai Kwan Do. 2003 with parents.


5712  4-Andrew Edward WITHERS (20.11.1961 Wanganui) New Plymouth Boys High. 
Diesel mechanic & contractor.
  1992: 7 Ngatai St, Taumarunui, with his company AEW Machinery.
  2003: Palmerston North & Bunnythorpe; running the Bitumix Plant for WORKS.
  2011: Waikato.

m 1983 Taumarunui sp-Lufi SILA (Samoa) She was Chief dietician, Taumarunui
Hospital. In 1997 she runs the Palmerston North museum cafe.
 1997: 17 Montrose Place, Palmerston North ph 06 358 8514

57121  5-Sonia Elspeth WITHERS (1990 Taumarunui)
57122  5-Alastair WITHERS (1992 Taumarunui)

5713 4-Timothy Swainson WITHERS (1.1.1964 Taumarunui-21.6.1991 Budapest)
New Plymouth Boys High. BA (Victoria University) in linguistics, 1986-7
Health Department Advisory Officer. Language teacher. Spoke Polish, Russian,
Italian & Hungarian. Taught at various language institutes in Europe. He was
killed on a pedestrian crossing.

572  3-Frederick Roy "Shah" WITHERS (16.7.1927 Wanganui - cremated 19/2/1992 
Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui) 
Bachelor of Engineering (Victoria) Founded the engineering company FR WITHERS.
For 1959-62 he was at the Air Station, Civil Aeronautical Administration,
Aitutaki, Cook Islands. Deputy Chairman of Wanganui Harbour Board. He
invented a process for recycling paper as pellets for burning. Started
a vinyard at Papaiti. He and his family lived at The Grennan, Papaiti
on the corner of Waireka & Papaiti Roads, Upper Aramoho, on N bank of
Wanganui River. This wonderful old house belonged to Janet's 
father who did the Maori carvings around the fireplace. One room is a
museum of his collection. 
 
It has 2 cannons from the Land Wars, & a flagpole overlooking the
Wanganui River. This was later the home of the family of their
daughter Margaret Anne until it was sold in 1999. Shah was a great
amateur radio enthusiast; his call sign was 2BBG. In this capacity he
did a lot of work for Search and Rescue. Shah spent his last 2 weeks
before he died in a caravan at the familycamping area at Nuhumaru, 18m
N of Wanganui where Roy's family had camped since the 1920s.

m Wanganui? sp-Janet Frances ROBERTSON (31.3.1930 at Papaiti, Wanganui) 
Daughter of Archibald Campbell ROBERTSON and Roi nee RICHARDS. Janet's father 
was the 1st child baptised in Upokonaro Church, Wanganui. She trained as a 
nurse in New Plymouth then did Maternity training in Wanganui. She then spent 2
years in England private nursing and seeing Europe. Returning to NZ she worked 
at the Maternity Annexe, Wanganui Hospital. From 1980 to 1995 she was matron of
Kowhaianui Rest Home and Hospital, Virginia Road, St Johns Hill, Wanganui.
Her grandfather built The Grennan, Papaiti, Wanganui where she and Shah and
their children lived. Her grandfather was a collector of European art. The
collection was augmented by Janet's father with curios, mainly from Africa
and the Pacific. The property was known as Waireka Estate & featured in the 
Shell guide for NZ c1985. For photos of the museum enter by famous NZ 
photographer Brian BRAKE, enter Waireka Estate at
  http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/images/
Who is the young man behind the rail talking to the visitors?   Janet's father 
was a sculptor of note and had an extensive collection of birds and animals
that he did the taxidermy. He had an interest in entomology and ornithology. 
1998: 2 Camelia Av, Aramoho, Wanganui.
2000: President of Wanganui Floral Art Society. ph 06 347 9911, 60 Virginia Rd,
 Wanganui. 
2011 jwithers"att"actrix.co.nz  
From L to R this photo c1998: Kit 5252, Peter 5253, Judy 5253w, Steph 5722, Libby 5722, Janet 572w, Margaret-Anne 5721 WITHERS.

5721  4-Margaret Anne Robertson WITHERS (2.12.1958 Wanganui) She trained
as a nurse in Christchurch then took up rowing, winning the National Double
Scull Champs with Stephanie FOSTER c1985 in Dunedin? She worked for 3 years
with the drug company Merckshaft & Dorne as a rep. then as a supervisor. She
then had a family, did catering at Papaiti, became Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Churton School where their children attended. She then became
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees Area Association (covering Taranaki,
Manawatu and Wanganui). She joined the NZ Training Company in Palmerston
North. c1999 she joined the Ministry of Education, Wanganui as the policy
analyst and liason officer to the Minister of Education From c1992 to 1999
they lived at The Grennan. 2008 working in Lower Hutt.
* 2000: email margaretanne.barnett"att"minedu.govt.nz 

m 20.12.1980 Upokonaro Church, Wanganui sp-(Arnold) John Gilmore BARNETT
(24.3.1955/56 Hereford, England) 1999 Manager of conferences and events at 
Massey University. Runner. Toastmasters. 2008 working in the Treehouse in the
Botanic Gardens, Wellington as WWF's fundraiser, saving dolphins and supporting
the campaigns to halt global warming. 
 2009 Self-employed contract fundraising contractor.
 1999-2000: 62 Rennie Ave., Milson, Palmerston North ph 06 355 0933
 2008-9:14 Eastview Grove, Normandale, Lower Hutt 5010 all"att"barnettemail.com
Phone 586 1718 Mobile 021 063 1590 Email john"att"barnettemail.com 
  
Kit and John 2008 at John's work.

5721  5-Peter Robertson BARNETT (29.1.1986 Wanganui) Theatre sports,
hockey and tennis. 2008 to Toronto University for 6 months for some 4th year 
law papers before he returns to Otago University, with 6 weeks of volunteering 
on a remote island in the Phillipines.

5722  5-Elizabeth "Libby" Robertson BARNETT (29.7.1987 Wanganui) Netball
and cricket. 2008 doing a BSc at Otago University.

5723  5-Stephanie Mary Robertson BARNETT (20.1.1991 Wanganui) Gymnastics.
2009 doing BBusStud Massey University P.N.

5722  4-Nigel Robertson WITHERS (17.12.1959 Wanganui) Wanganui Collegiate.
He did an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner, then worked in Darwin in an
engineering workshop, then as a receptionist in Diamond Hotel there, then as
senior auditor, second in command of the hotel. Then trained as a croupier
at the hotel. He became partner in a pest control firm (obtaining the
necessary qualifications). 2009 Franchise holder for workplace confectionary & 
snacks distributor, Stacks of Snacks.

m 9.1.1993 Goffs Harbour, NSW sp-Anne MATHEWS (27.5.1958 Sydney) She worked
for Social Welfare in Sydney and now works with computers at the university
in Darwin.  In years to 2009 worked for Carlton Breweries. 
*2000: 5 Varney Crescent, Jingili, Darwin, Northern Territory 0810 Australia.
 tel 0061 8898 51178. 

5722 1  5-Kathleen "Katie" Mathews WITHERS (29.8.1993 Darwin)
5722 2  5-Jacqueline "Jaqui" Mathews WITHERS (16.5.1996 Darwin)

5723  4-Diana Robertson WITHERS (13.5.1962 Wanganui) She obtained her ATCL
(Associate of Trinity College, London) in speech and drama. In 1985 she
worked at Databank, Wellington, then Bible College at Whakatane. 1986 worked
at Evening Post & Miramar Christian Centre, Wellington.
  B.A. English, creative writing & Drama Massey University.

m .2.1987 sp-Robert William HENNIN (1960 Dunedin) Marketing Director for
VISA International, major sponsors for the Sydney Olympics. They lived in
Wellington, then in Auckland (in 1992 at 23 Saspara Place, Beachhaven). 
Currently they are in Sydney but move to Singapore 30.6.2000 where he will be
responsible for 13 countries for VISA. 
Years to 2009 Working for American Express. 
*2000: 41 Rocklea Cr, Sylvania Heights, NSW 224 ph 0061 29522 6974

57231  5-James Shah HENNIN (2.11.1988 Wellington)
57232  5-Rachael Jane HENNIN (20.7.1991 Auckland)

5724  4-Rosamond Robertson WITHERS (30.4.1965 Wanganui) She obtained an MD
and Dip. Obstetrics with distinction from Otago University, Dunedin then
studied psychiatry for 1 year and did her GP training. Lecturing in
Christchurch and locum work in 1999.

m .11.1991 sp-John BRIDGMAN (3.11.1966 Auckland) He obtained a Masters in
Dentistry, his MD and ChB from Otago. House surgeon. Oral surgeon.
In 2000 they lived in PalmerstonNorth. They went to England in 2001 for 2 years
where John worked at St. Mary's Hospital, East Grinstead. He also spent several
months at a Maxilo-Facial Hospital in Freiburg, Germany.  He is now in practice
in Tauranga as a Maxilo-Facial Surgeon

57241  5-Frances Ann BRIDGMAN (10.10.1997 Christchurch)
57242  5-Catherine Rosamond BRIDGMAN (13.1.2000 Palmerston North)
57243  5-Rebecca Roimata Bridgman (13.3.2001 Palmerston North)
57244  5-Sophie  Emma   Bridgman (1.11.2006 Tauranga) 

573  3-Ida Gretchen WITHERS (9.11.1929 Wanganui) Moved to London.
m  sp-Jock Morgan VEITCH separated. d 5.4.2009 France.
*2000 France. (Janet has his address.)
		 
5731  4-Harriet VEITCH 

5732  4-Sarah VEITCH (10.8.1957)
*1994:  Sydney

5733  4-Emma VEITCH (3.8.1959 at home, Beauty Point-17.8.2001 Katoomba
 Hospital)
* 1994-2000: 7 Camelia Grove, Gymea, Sydney, NSW 2227
m  sp-Sean TURKINGTON


57331  5-Rosamund TURKINGTON (29/9/1987 Darlinghurst Hospital)
*2003 gothic_gal_87"att"hotmail.com BOUNCED
- Dad and I live in the Blue Mountains since 
 '95 at 21 Ada Rd Blackheath 2785 NSW, Australia.

574  3-Robert James WITHERS (5.4.1932 Wanganui) Wanganui Collegiate.
* BP 1064, Papeete, Tahiti; he was manager of AIR NZ there. Then manager for
for Avis Rental Cars.
  
m  sp-Jacqueline BOUBEE

5741 4-Roy WITHERS B.Eng. (1985 Auckland). 1986 French military service.
1987: doing MSc in Environmental Studies, Social Sciences Dept, Waikato
University, Hamilton. His thesis took him to S America. Author of
`Perceptions and responses to hurricanes in French Polynesia', Proceedings
of the .. 13th NZ Geography Conference 1985. In 1993 Ted told me that Roy
may be at language school in AK. He & his Indian wife were in Singapore
where she taught linguistics.

m ? 

5742  4-Michelle WITHERS

m  sp-Graham AG MCMILLAN He trained pacers at his father's studfarm. In 1986 at
Hampton Crescent, Matamata. Then to Te Kawhata.
*1994-2003: 153 Herbert Rd, Rotongaro, RD 2, Huntly ph 07 826 6718


57421  5-Jason MCMILLAN (NZ)

[57  2-Roy Stewart WITHERS (1897-13.8.1970) above]:
m2   sp-Bruce Helen VEITCH Cremated 1/11/1974 at Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui - 
ashes scattered.

58  2-Jason WITHERS b1904 bur 26.6.1919 Wanganui with parents. A very good 
swimmer. Died of pneumonia after competing in the annual Wanganui River bridge 
to bridge race. 

2. ARAMOHO CEMETERY RECORDS, WANGANUI for WITHERS my ID no. at Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui - Joseph Henry WITHERS buried 27/12/1927 Blk B 1 22 Stillborn of Mrs AJ T buried 13/121935 Blk G 16 Harry Stroude WITHERS buried 29/1/1965 PLE II 2 98 522 Violet Emily Annie WITHERS buried 6/2/1973 Blk B 1 22 May WITHERS cremated 17/6/1952 ashes scattered Rosamond Malvina WITHERS cremated 1/3/1961 ashes scattered m1 of 57 Roy Stuart WITHERS cremated 14/8/1970 ashes scattered 57 Bruce Helen WITHERS cremated 1/11/1974 ashes scattered m2 of 57 Frederick Roy WITHERS cremated19/2/1992 ashes taken by Dempsey & Forrest 572 received 26.8.05 from Gary GLEESON - Manager,Aramoho Cemetery & Crematorium, Wanganui Phone 06 3439412 Fax 06 3439413 aramohocemetery"att"clear.net.nz

a. ABBREVIATIONS USED b born, bp (or chr.) baptised, bur buried, d died, m married Q=384281 sp- spouse (usually used in front of the name of the spouse marrying into the family)

b. DATES I use the English convention with month after day. So 3.4.1770 is 3rd April, not March 4.


c. NUMBERING SYSTEMS USED

Everyone gets an ID number and a generation number.
These make it easy to search up for parents, grandparents & sibs, 
& down for sibs & children.

The number at the start of the line indicates the order of descent from
the initial couple who have ID 0, in this case

0 0-Mary WITHERS daughter of Thomas WITHERS & Elizabeth COLLETT.
m 12.9.1713 Chichester,Chester/Delaware, PA.  sp-William Parson HUGHES/HEWES 

Their children are 1 1-..., 2 1-, ...
So their ID numbers are 1, 2, ... and their generation numbers are 1.

Similarly the children of say ID 52 are 521 3-..., 522 3-..., 523 3-,...
and so on. For ease of reading, a space is inserted after the 5th digit.

So the number before their name, for example 2- ,
is their generation number, counting that of the initial person as 0.

So if u want the parents of person ID 496 3-xx, search upwards for 49 or 2-
or 49 2- Warning: the number of blanks between 49 and 2- may vary.


d. SOURCES
These are mainly from family members and my research.


e. INDEX OF PLACE NAMES -WHERE THEY APPEAR

* ENGLAND - to update!

-BERKSHIRE 0 1788 Lambourn-1870 Newbury, 5 1845 Newbury, 5 m1 b1840
 Pangbourne,  52 1871 Donnington
-EAST ANGLIA (East Anglia is the regional name given to the lump of land
 sticking out into the sea between the Wash and the Thames.  It includes the 
 counties of Norfolk and Suffolk plus some of Essex and Cambridgeshire.-DW) 
  5431 4 c1992-,
-SOMERSET In 1881 5, mother & family Earlstok Villa, London Rd, Batheaston
  http://www.batheaston.net/historic/ One can logon to this site & check links.

-WILTSHIRE 0 m2 1803 Baydon

* FIJI 521 Lautoka & Yasawa Islands, d 1981 Suva
* GERMANY 541 m 1936 in Heidelberg
* ITALY 542 k 1943 Monte Comino, buried at Casino
* LEBANON 523 d 1942 Tripoli; buried in EGYPT
* LIBYA 524 bur 1941 at Knightsbridge, 15m W of Tobruk on coast 60m W of Egypt

* NEW ZEALAND

Auckland [1] A field guide to Auckland : exploring the region's natural and
 historic heritage / Ewen Cameron, Bruce Hayward, Graeme Murdoch. 
 Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Godwit, 1997. Description: Book
 280 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 22 cm. ISBN: 1869620143 (pbk.) :
 [2] The lively capital, Auckland 1840-1865 / Una Platts. 
 Publisher: [Christchurch, N.Z.] : Avon Fine Prints, 1971. Description: Book
 271 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 29 cm.
 [3] "Understanding the treaty" by Nelson BLAKE p50
  3842 2628 42(1-2) c1964,
  3842 8126 742 1978,52 1872-36,521 1901-46,522 1904-70,
  523 1908-1998,523(1-2) 1941-93-,5231(1-2) 1972-present,
  5232(1-4) 1964-present,524 1910-c39,525 1914-present,
  52511942-present,5251(1-5) 1971-present,52521943-65,
  52531 946-present,52531  1970-present,5711-m 1952,
  5723 1992-present,5741 1985,
Christchurch 38428126742 ,53 1902,541 ,54 1905,56? 1905,
  5711(1-2) 1972-3,
Dunedin 52312 1992,
Hamilton 52522 1993,5742 1993,
Henderson, N of Auckland 5232
[Hunterville 57-m c1949,
[Kaipara 57 c1900,
Kerikeri in Bay of Islands near Russell, N of Auckland 561-1983,
Lower Hutt 52521992-present,3842812674(2,4) c1980-present,
 Newton-331 1900,
Marton 5 1901-4. For a history see
 "They called it Marton" , by Paul Melodie (1979) GPH Print, Broadway, 
 Palmerston North; 10 Hunia St. (This does not mention WITHERS.)
Masterton 5711(1-2) c1984,
Matamata 5742 1986-,
Motonau, S Island (near ChCh?) 53 1902
New Plymouth, Taranaki on W coast of N Island 56 1911,56(1-3) 
  1906-10,571(1-3) c1965-79,
Palmerston North 5252-m c1984-present,56 WW1 memorial,5712
  1994?,
Piha N of Auckland 5232
Rotorua 522 c1950,
Stratford  SW of New Plymouth 56-m 1890-1914,
Taumarunui 571 1951-present,5712 -1993,5712(1-2) 1990-1993,
  5713 1964,
Wanganui 5 1883-1921,57 1897-1970,571 1925-c1950,5711
  1951,5712 1961,572 1927-present,5721 -present,5721
  1986-present,572(2-3) ,573 1929,574 1932,58 1904-22,

Wellington 522 c1942,525 1941,52521971-present,
  5252-1 1973-91,-2 1973-present,53 1902,56 c1914,
  5711c1980,5711-1 c1980-1993,-2 c1980-present, -3 c1980-c1990,
  5723 1985-6,57231 1988, Newton-33 1899,
Whitianga 52311 1992,

* TURKEY 54 sp k 1915 ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, the Dardanelles


f. INDEX OF FAMILY NAMES -WHERE THEY FIRST APPEAR

Those in [] are not related. Maiden names are indented.

[ANDERTON, Jim,MP] 56
ASHTON 5631 c1963 
BARNETT 56311 c1985, m 1980 5721
BASSETT 5633
 BOUBEE m c1984 574
BRIDGMAN m 1991 5724 
BYERS 5232
[CAKOBAU, Ratu Sir George, Governor General of Fiji] 521
 DARRAGH 5251            
 DICKINSON 52521 1969 Ashford,England
DUDER 5231
 FOOTE 523
[GALPIN] 5
HENNIN m 1987 5723 
 KENNEY m c1969 5253
LOUGH 561 
LYONS 5434 c1973
 MATHEWS m 1993 5722 
 MCEWEN 5 m2 m c1897 Wanganui
MCMILLAN m c1990 5742 
 PEMBERTON m c1972 5711
 RATHBONE 57 m1 c1924
 ROBERTSON m c1958 Wanganui 572
 ROBINS 56 c1900
 SILA m 1983 5712 
 SIMPSON m 1949 571
TUBB 5
TURKINGTON m c1987 5733 
VEITCH m c1954 573 
 VEITCH m c1960 57 
YOUNG 543 m c1937 
WITHERS 5

g. SOME WEB LINKS ** AUSTRALASIAN GENEALOGY http://home.vicnet.net.au/~agweb/agweb.htm ** NEW ZEALAND I need to try http://archway.archives.govt.nz/SimpleSearchResults.do So far only tried for Trevor. See result under his name above. Since 2009 bmd registers can be searched (from 1841-1960 for b's) at www.bdmrecords.dia.govt.nz or http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/search/ Certs can be ordered online costing $26. http://archway.archives.govt.nz contains wills, military & other records NZ census info has been destroyed: see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/nzcensus1881.html Pre-1839 Foreigners in New Zealand are at http://sites.google.com/site/pre1839settlersinnz 1881 and 1893 Electoral Rolls are on CD. 1881 does not cover females. Judy BERNTSEN can do look ups. For passenger lists (currently 1855-88 or 1871-1915?) go to http://beta.familysearch.org Select NZ. For info in NZ by location, try http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.oceania.newzealand/mb.ashx

The following is the contents with A4 page numbers on 11.11.2003 of http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/withersnz/withersnzother.html

*1850-52 The NZ Journal, Volumes 10-12                           2
*23.10.1855 John WITHERS and 3 children arrived Nelson           3
*1859-1920 NZ BIRTHS                                             3
*1860-2001 Wellington cemeteries                                 3
*1872-1971 excerpts of WITHERS in Wise's Post Office Directories 5
*1881 Christchurch                                               9
*1882 WITHERS in "Return of the freeholders of NZ" p70          10
*1883-1970 Turnbull Biographies Index                           10
*1886 Nelson                                                    11
*1889 Wadestown,Wellington                                      12
*1890, 1902, 1944 North Island Electoral Rolls, Volume 1        12
*1900-1917 NZ BIRTHS of NZGenSoc (Welington) microfiche         13
*1914-61 Lands Registry                                         14
*1972 Electoral Maori Rolls                                     15
*2003 White Pages                                               16
*Undated                                                        19

NOTE. The family of Major Edward WITHERS (1804 Marylebone,London - New Zealand)
son of Ralph WITHERS (c1779 Wiltshire), is available at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kitwithers/major/major.html

** Some NZ newspapers 1840-1915 are at www.paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

# You can subscribe to NEW-ZEALAND-D-request"att"rootsweb.com 

** SHIP PASSENGER LISTS
 http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/passengerlists/index.htm eg
  Robert WITHERS 22 c1827 & Helenea/Ellen WITHERS 25 c1824 to Adelaide 1849 
on the EMILY.
  DD WITHERS 1847 to New Orleans.

2. FAMILY MEMBERS ON EMAIL 38422 628421 Anne & Mick HUTTON annehutton"att"xtra.co.nz 2011 - Anne is 612(10) 421 at palmer.html 5231 Helen and Ross DUDER 2009 helen.duder"att"gmail.com 2003 rduder"att"xtra.co.nz 52311 Matthew DUDER 2008 matthew.duder"att"eboss.co.nz 52323 Stuart BYERS 2011 bluepool"att"xtra.co.nz 52511 Manu WITHERS 2010 stroudeltd"att"gmail.com 52512 Henry WITHERS 52513 Hazel SPENCE hazelspence"att"hotmail.com 52514 Sarah WITHERS withers.s"att"gmail.com 2007 withers.sarah"att"gmail.com 52515 Kelly WITHERS 2008: kpwithers"att"gmail.com 5252 Kit WITHERS 2008 kitw"att"slingshot.co.nz 52521 Adrianna WITHERS 2008 adrianna"att"xtra.co.nz 52522 Sheba Williams WITHERS 2008: shebawilliams"att"gmail.com 5253 Peter WITHERS 2008 petersw"att"xtra.co.nz 52531 Erica WITHERS & John WARWICK johnanderica"att"clear.net.nz 2005 5432 Anita YOUNG ? 5434 Clare LYONS clare"att"clarelyons.com 2004 5711 Peter and Jenny WITHERS pwithers"att"ix.netcom.com BOUNCED 572 Janet WITHERS 2008 jwithers"att"actrix.co.nz 5721 Margaret Anne & John BARNETT 2008 all"att"barnettemail.com 5742 Michelle WITHERS waiting permission For others see withersberks.html, withers.html, withersoz.html, ... (See above for their full web addresses on fortunecity.)

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