Channel Islanders New Zealand Bound
The Channel Islands, an archipelago in the English Channel, 10 to 30 miles off the coast of France, belonging to Great Britain. The group comprises of Jersey (45 sq. mi.), Guernsey (25 sq. mi.) and the following dependencies of Guernsey: Alderney, Brechou, Great Sark, Little Stark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou. St Helier is on the south coast of Jersey, 122 miles ssw of Southampton. St. Peter Port is the principal town of Guernsey. Many islanders were Anglican or RC and fluent in French and English. A remarkable number of people from the Channel Islands came to New Zealand especially in the 1870s.
I invite you to utilise the guestbook or submit Channel Islands surnames that you are researching by email. Please email me with names (SURNAME capitalized) (maiden names in brackets), origin, departure port, New Zealand arrival port and year, vessel, and locale (area in New Zealand where your ancestor settled). Your query must have a New Zealand and Channel Islands connection or it will not be posted. Maybe a pattern will emerge that will assist others in identifying their descendants, route and arrival vessel in New Zealand. At least ten Channel Islanders families came out on the Dilharee in 1874 to Lyttelton.
Ch Is origin:
NZ arrival port & date:
(maiden names in brackets)
|Channel Islands Origin||Departure Port||NZ Arrival Port & Year||Vessel||Locale||Researcher|
|Adams, Minnie Vere
Adams, Amy, her sister
|b. St. Peter Port, 1883
b. St. Peter Port, 1885
They were both sent to N.Z. around 1900
|Unknown, but they both settled at the Ormond Constabulary, Gisborne, with a family relation.||unknown||Both later married, Minnie to go
farming with her husband
Amy, married a Rogers and moved to Australia
|AUBIN, John [Jean]||Trinity||London||Auckland||Ganges||Pirongia [Alexandra]||Rob Singleton|
|ALEXANDRE, Henry m. Harriette A. Le Mottee 29 .4 . 1869 St Saviour Children: Alice, Clara & Henry John who d. on voyage||5 Parade, St Helier, Jersey. (mother's residence)||Southampton||
|Rakaia. The ship went about as far as the Canaries and turned back.||Bruce E.R. Alexandre|
|ALEXANDRE, Walter, b. abt 1845, with wife Elise (De Carteret) and children||St Helier, Jersey||?||? about 1882||unknown||Auckland||Glenys Lawrence|
|BARRETT Louise (nee Le Corre) & David Charles Barrett||St Helier?||unknown||unknown, circa 1949||Fairstar?||Otaki, New Zealand||Angela Shivnan|
|BARTLEY, Robert & Esther (nee KERBY) Emma, Julia, Walter, Edward||St Helier, Jersey||London||Auckland||Joseph Fletcher
13 Oct 1854
|BEAIN Alexander b.c1851 s/o Alexander and Eliza (nee GING)||Guernsey||Jumped ship c1869. Ship's engineer||Napier||Carol Spragg|
|BISSON, Phillippe, Esther Louisa (nee de Gruchy) and children (Phillip, Adolphus and Louisa)||Jersey||London||Wellington 11 October 1874||Cartvale||Hawkes Bay||Lesley Hickey|
|CLARIDGE, Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife Eveline Mary nee Carr�||St Peter Port Guernsey||?port 1895 or 1896||? Wellington||Wellington||Camilla Barlow, G'daughter|
|CORNISH, Wm John Isaac 43, & Rachel nee HOWELL with Wm 16, Eliza 14, Alice12, George 9, and Hannah 6 (ages aboard ship)||m. St Helier, Jersey in the late 1850s||Gravesend||Auckland||Zealandia
15 Oct 1874
|COX, Edwin b: 22/8/1840 at||St Peters Port||Naiper
|de CARTERET, Havilland Jean b. 1833||Jersey||?||?||unknown||Armed Constabulary Force in NZ between 1874 & 1876. probably Wellington||Phoenix|
|DACOMBE, Thomas John||m. Elvena Catherine Baker in St Peters in the Wood, Guernsey, 1849||1851 Census - St Heliers Parish - Thomas, Elvena and daughter Rhoda Elvena were registered in district 33. 5 more children were born in Jersey then the 7th, Hannah was born on board the Legion of Honor while in the Indian ocean on the 17th Dec 1864. They went to Australia then onto NZ where the last 2 children were born in Nelson, NZ in 1869 and 1872.||Sandra Dacombe|
|FAUVEL, Philip b1852||St Helier, Jersey||?London||Wellington 28 April 1874||Wennington||Wairarapa||Margaret Parkes|
|FORD, Geoge Thomas||Guernsey||1900-1917?||?||?||Stratford||Kim Ford|
|FOSSE, Adele||St. Clement, Jersey||London?||Lyttelton
30 Aug 1879
|FOX: Frederick Robert Thomas||b: 1851 Jersey Island||emigrated to NZ in 1875 with his wife Catherine Barbara (nee: BOHRER) b:1850 Bern, Switzerland||Owen Bennett
|GIBBS Edward Henry m. abt 1845 Louisa (Poukley)||St Helier, Jersey||arrived Wellington abt 1856/7||Southland (Invercargill)||Murray Kelly|
|George Gosney and Maria (nee Vasselin), Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Lydia, John, James, Philip||St Saviour||London via Plymouth
|8 June 1874 Pt Chalmers and 20 June '74 Lyttelton where I assume they disembarked||Atrato||Settled in Timaru, some descendants later Dunedin||Murray Gosney|
|GRANT, William b. c.1833 IRE & wife Margaret (nee BRIGHT)||m. St Luke, Jersey 1856||?||Between 1856 &
|GRAY Joseph Henry, wife Caroline Louisa||St Helier, Jersey, Channel Is.|| 16 Jul 1861
| Port Chalmers,
24 Nov 1861
|Possibly "Derwentwater" dates closely matches Family Bible||Broad Bay, Dunedin||Ron Gray|
|GRAY, Charles, John
||St. Helier, Jersey||?||Hobson Wharf, Auckland, April 14, 1874||Dorette||Auckland||Matthew Gray|
|GRAY, Elizabeth Jane b.
Cornwall 15, a housemaid when she sailed.
9 Nov. 1878
|Elizabeth was the eldest child of Wm & Louisa Gray. Soon after the family moved to Jersey where another 10-12 children were born. Her brother Harry b. Jersey immigrated to NZ later on but date not known. Joseph Henry GRAY, Elizabeth's uncle, also came to NZ and first settled Southland. He was a sawyer like many of the other Gray's. The family then went to Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Is. and he died at Wellington. Joseph later became a Methodist minister.|
||Alderney||London||Lyttelton 4 January 1865||Eastern Empire||Marion McLauchlan|
|HALE, Samuel b. ?1830 Parents Joel Hale and Elizabeth nee Mitchell||St Peter Port, Guernsey||?||? 1865||Auckland||Jan Emson|
|HAMON, Joseph b. 1865||St. Helier, Jersey||Victor MacGill|
|HAWKINS, Samuel 3 Jun 1855||Alderney||?England||Lyttelton
5 January 1867
|HART, Louise Annie nee
||Guernsey||NZ||Palmerston North (died ~ 1945)||Rob Monk & or|
|HOTTON, Alfred John b. 22 June 1878 & Ada [GULLIVER] with sons Sydney & Arthur||of St John Parish, Jersey||probably Southampton||c1915-1920||Unknown||Probably disembarked Wellington||John Ryan|
|ISEMONGER, Anthony b. 9 Aug 1858||Guernsey||?||?||?||m. Rebecca Hassard 1887 at Wellington||Olwyn|
|ISEMONGER, Anthony b. 9 Aug 1858 d. 1920||Guernsey||St Peter Port||arrived NZ 1881||Lived in Greymouth where he was a policeman, moved to Wellington and later to Howick, Auckland. Buried All Saints Church, Howick.||Kevin Isemonger|
|LANGLOIS John & Elizabeth (nee unknown) children: Elizabeth, Mary, Madelina, John, Ann, Philip||St. Helier, Jersey||London||Napier 1874||Halcione||Napier||Wally Bilton|
|LAFFOLEY Philip and family nee Steen||from Jersey 1908||Auckland||Auckland||Diane Laffoley|
|Le BAILLY, Henri Jean, b. 1853||St. Helier, Jersey||London||Wellington, 1883 (then immediately to Auckland on the
|Le BRETON, Francis b. 30/6/1822||Jersey||London||Lyttelton
June 12 1864
|Le CORNU, Emily Rachel born 1886||St. Helier, Jersey||unknown||Picton or Nelson?||Dennis Niles|
|Le GEYT, John Phillip & 5 children||St. Helier, Jersey||London||Napier 1875||Clarence||Napier||Patrick LeGeyt|
|Le GROS, Margaret Matilda||Jersey||c, 1875||?Waitaine
|Le PREVOST, John.||Guernsey||possibly 1920's.||to New Zealand.||Victoria|
|Le SUEUR James
(maiden name REDEY)
|St. Helier, Jersey||1854 - 1857 arrived in Port Philip, Melbourne with children James Frederick, Elizabeth Jane, Jane Elizabeth & John James David||After 1876 relocated to Christchurch||Yvonne Armitage|
|LE SUEUR (Renouf)||Jersey|| London
|LEVESQUE, James Stanley b 1850 m Mary Ann Humby b 1841.||St Helier, Jersey||Children: Mary Isabel, Joshua Henry, John William, Charles Frederick, Harriet Jane, Ralph Stanley. (James Daniel went to Geelong Aust., & Susan Rachel NSW. Dec. 1884)||after 1880||Unknown||Auckland / Tauranga||Gael Olsen|
|MALZARD, Charles b. 1849||Jersey
|MARIE, Clara Maude b.1872||St. Helier, Jersey||arrived in N.Z abt 1885||unknown||Lived in Dunedin then Omakau||Ann Norman|
|MARQUAND: Walter Isaac. Wife: Elizabeth Enid (HILLS) Children: Dorothy LeMessurier, Amelia W., Harold D., Dulcie F. R.||Guernsey||Early 1900s||unknown||Hawkes Bay, Havelock North.||Ann Paterson|
|MINTROM, John & Maryann (Haylock) with 9 children||St Saviour
& St Helier
23 Aug 1873
|Cardigan Castle||Canterbury||Gail Mark|
son:- William Henry Gimblett b. 1876 CHCH
Jan 6 1874
son:-Thomas Henry Gimblett dau:- Elizabeth Jane Gimblett
|St Helier||ship unknown||Christchurch||Chris Infante|
|MOYSE, James Walter and Ann (nee MITCHELL), Annie, Frederick||St Helier||Plymouth||Port Chalmers 1882/83?||Victory||Dunedin and Coromandel (where they changed their name to MITCHELL)||Barbara Kreft|
|MOYSE, Nathan and Mary Jane (nee HELLEUR nee CONNOLLY), Annie, Augusta||St Helier||London via Plymouth||Port Chalmers 1874||Scimitar||Dunedin||Barbara Kreft|
b. 29 Sept 1855
16 Jan 1875
|NORMAN, John b. 1 Nov 1857||Jersey||London||Auckland
16 Jan 1875
|OLIVER William Charles &
Robert's wife Eliza (TRIM) from Kent but m. in Guernsey
|Wm b. Alderney|| Victoria inwards
passenger lists Eliza aged 31, Eliza J aged 1,Mary A aged 9, Robt aged 36, Wm C aged 7
|Oithona Dec. 1861 to Melbourne||Then found on the ship Aldinga leaving Melbourne 19/04/1862 for Port Chalmers NZ|| Robert OLIVER
family settled in Wanganui about 1862
|QUEREE, Edward & Maryann with 8 children||Jersey||London||Auckland
16 Jan 1875
|QU�R�E Edouard & Mary Ann (LE CORNU) & 8 children||Jersey||London||Auckland
16 Jan 1875
(DOLBEL) b. 1826 & 7 children
|Jersey||?||c. 1874/75||unknown||Napier||Pat Lawson|
|QUEREE, John & Amelia (nee BARTLEY) & Theo, Walter & Amelia||St Helier, Jersey||London||Auckland
16 May 1883
|PAULL James Samuel b 1840||
St Helier, Jersey
| PAYN, Francis Davis
||"Les Ruettes" Village of Faldouet, St Martin Parish, Jersey||not known (departed 13 December 1873)||Canterbury, 11 March 1874||Dilharee||Kumara, West Coast|| Margaret Riordan
Gt. Grand- daughter
|POPE, Harriett b. c. 1852 & Elizabeth (nee POPE) b. c.1846 and husband Frederick James LOCKE b.c. 1839 Guernsey||St.Helier, Jersey||London||Port Chalmers 16 Feb 1873||Charlotte Gladstone||Riverton, Invercargill||Dorothy Harvey|
|POPE, Mary Ann b. c. 1845 (m. Alfred FISH in NZ)||St Helier, Jersey||London||Port Chalmers 30 Aug 1875||Altcar||Riverton, Colac Bay, Invercargill||Dorothy Harvey|
|PRIAULX, Louisa & Clara||Guernsey||unknown -probably Southampton||Port Nicholson, Wellington 1906||Rotorua||Hawkes Bay||Sylvia Cullen|
|RAYNEL, Alexander||Alderney||Plymouth||Lyttelton June 29, 1874||Stonehouse||?||Norman Raynel Grandson|
(nee VIEL) Esther Elizabeth
|St Saviour, Jersey||London m. Pierre Francois
ROUSSEL, of Plain Fougere, Brittany 24 Feb 1867
|arrived Auckland 28 Dec 1873||Hindostan||Lived at Papakura Auckland. Esther's mother was Douce LE HUQUET||John Rowe
Two children Pierre, aged 5 and John Serin Francis aged 3months
|SARCHET (adapted to SARCHETT in N.Z.) Thomas||Guernsey||London/Plymouth
|Dilharee||Christchurch /Waiau||Carolyn Lamers|
|SARCHET (PENNISON) Ellen||Jersey||London/Plymouth||Lyttelton
|SARRE, Selina & Julia||Guernsey||??||1870s||??||Wellington||Elaine|
|SHAW, William Charles & Rachel (nee PIPET)||St Peter Port||London||Lyttelton 1875||Blairgowrie||Christchurch||Michele Cook|
|SMITH, Thomas Hardwick||St Saviour||London, Dec 1864 with second wife and children||Auckland, 28 March 1865||Pegasus||Auckland, Thames, Waikato. Lost investments, became schoolmaster||Peter Stevenson|
|1) Who were the ROCKE family?
2) Were incidents of 21 Oct 1860 and 26 Feb 1864 reported in local Press?
SMITH, Thomas Hardwick , promoted to Lt Col in Army 16 Nov 1860
m. Constance Pauline ROCKE 15 Mar 1855, d. of Frederic Bicher ROCKE, in St Helier
21 Oct 1860 - on HMS 'Perserverence', shipwrecked off Cape Verde Islands
26 Feb 1864 - wife died at sea, buried 27 Feb off Azores, leaving four young children, eldest Walter Hardwick S, b. 18 Sep 1856 in St Lawrance.
1 June 1864 - m. Blanche Marie ROCKE, ?sister of first wife.
C.I. origin: Lived with father Thomas SMITH, AADC to Governor, at Apsley Cottage, St Saviour. (Ref 1841 census)
|SOMERS, Daniel, his brother
Thomas, Parents Margaret and Robert.
||Parade Place St Helier, Jersey||London Oct. 1874||Auckland. Jan 1875||Honfleur to London and The Warwick to Auckland||Arch Hill, Auckland
||Gloria Addis his Ggdau.|
|SYVRET, Elizabeth Rachel (also DE LA COUR) (maiden LE GRESLEY)||St Peters, Jersey (sic)||Greenock||Lyttelton May 1874||Appelles||unsure||Jacqui Day|
|TREGEALE, James, Sarah Georgina and Rosina Ann (JAMES) Tregeagle||Jersey||unknown||1870/71||unknown||Christchurch||Valorie Hunter|
|TOSTEVIN, Francis William, b. 3/8/1893||Guernsey||Arrived prior to his marriage in 1918. I speculate that he emigrated at about the same time as his brother Mark went from Guernsey to Australia in the SS Warratah, arriving Sydney 24/12/1908||Sanson, Manawatu||Graham Savell|
|WALLACE, Frederick Lawrence||St Peter Port, Guernsey||Between 1854 & 1873||unknown||Timaru, South Canterbury||Gerald Sides|
|WORTHINGTON, John & Robert||St Peter Port, Guernsey||London||Port Chalmers 1861||Derwentwater||South Canterbury||Olwyn Whitehouse|
|WEBB, Charles and Elizabeth (nee BARRETT) and their children Rhoda Jessie, Charles Henry, Elizabeth Clara, Adolphus George, Edith Augustus||
Jersey, ?St Helier
|Gravesend||Port Chalmers 17 Feb. 1877||Wiltshire||Chch||John
Copied from the index cards at the Christchurch Public Library
Elaine 30 May 2007
SARRE : I am looking for information on Selina Sarre who left Guernsey with her sister Julia, probably in the early 1870s. Selina married Thomas Edward Simms. Selina died on September 17, 1918 and is buried in the Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North. Pilot T.E. Simms drowned at Wellington Heads in 1889. Any information on Selina would be greatly appreciated.
Julie Foote 27 Dec. 2006
DAWES and SIDDALL - I have my Gt grandfather's name from my g/f birth certificate - Richard Charles Dawes born 1863 St Heliers Jersey CI, Occupation listed as miner, he's listed on the Marsden electoral roll in 1893. He married Elizabeth Siddall 4 Aug 1891 at Kamo, Whangarei Registry Office. According to the tale, he deserted his family and went to Australia? There were two children from this marriage Julian Vivian Siddall and Alice Siddall.
On my g/f birth certificate, Julian Vivian is listed as Siddall not Dawes, Siddall being his mothers maiden name. Richard has to date been extremely elusive, that is all the information I have. If you have anything at all I would be most grateful as I have spent a lot of hours looking for this man
Researcher: Annette Wilkes Sept. 29 2003
OZANNE - I am interested in finding out details of the Australian and NZ connections of Frederick OZANNE prior to 1900.
Channel Is connection- lived in the parish of St Marie du Caste l- b. 5 March 1847, son of Jean Ozanne & Marie Le Rai (Lerey)
Australian arrival - 1864 (probably at Geelong)
NZ arrival date & Port not known ( probably Port Chalmers or Lyttelton) Lived for many years in Christchurch.
Researcher: Amy Winchester Aug. 25 2002
Mary FRICKER nee HAGGIE
Children: Edward, William, George,Mary Jane and John
This family left the Isle of Jersey 21 February 1856, for Southampton to sail to New Zealand on the 'Sir Edward Paget'. A misunderstanding and the family missed the ship and they were left in London for four months until a sailing was found on the 'Strathmore', sailing from Gravesend on the 24 June 1856 arriving at Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand, 4 October 1856. They settled in the north of Otago.
Judi & James Catterick Oct. 18 2001
GAVEY: I am trying to find out when my mother's family came to New Zealand from Jersey. Their name was GAVEY and the head of the house was Joshue Edward who married an English woman called Jane Mary Langford. They produced 6 children on Jersey - Louisa who was 11 at the 1881 census, Edward 9, Annie 6, Walter 4, Rose 3, (my grandmother) Gertrude 9 months and then they had Martin who was born we understand in Scotland. All the children were given the name of Langford as their second name. Before they left they lived at 14 Library Place, St. Helier. Rose, was about 16 when they landed in Auckland. That means they must have arrived here about 1904. I think they may have looked at settling in Sydney (Aust.) but didn't like it and came on to Auckland. In Auckland my great grandfather, Joshue, opened up an importing business and they lived in the suburb of Te Rapa. The graves of both Joshue and Jane Mary Gavey are in the Purewa Cemetery in Auckland.
Lorraine Dobson Apr 4 2001
LE BAS : James John Le Bas first appears in NZ at his marriage to Catherine Pritchard in Napier 1866. His occupation is seaman, later shoreman and schoolmaster. He died prematurely in 1875. His son John Albert Le Bas m. Johanna Tuck. Their son Vere Le Bas m Grace Leakey.
Geoff Mercer Apr 4 2001
WHITEMAN: I am currently trying to trace a Whiteman family from Jersey and in particular Clara Ann WHITEMAN. I understand she was born around 1859 she left for New Zealand ca 1874 with her parents William Thomas WHITEMAN (described as a coachbuilder) and Susan nee WEBBER. Sometime after arriving in New Zealand, Clara married James Parsons WILLIAMSON in Napier. Clara died on 29 January 1894. The Death Certificate I have shows her place of birth as Jersey but I have been unable to find any trace of her or her family through any other sources.
Suzanne Watt-Bertoni Mar. 24 2001
BENNETT, Matthew Herrix b. 1834 St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands - served as an ensign in the British Army in India 1857-8 (Perhaps at the relief of Lucknow? - possibly in the 65th Regiment?) On return to Great Britain married Sophia TAYLOR (2nd marriage for her - nee Sims) on 6 May 1861 at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London - first son Matthew John Bennett born 26 Jan 1862.
Travelled out to New Zealand in the mid to late 1860's - family letters indicate he may have been with the British Army (65th Regiment again?) based near Wellington. By the mid 1870's the family were living in Auckland and M.H. Bennett started up a successful importing and decorating business - later named M.J. Bennett, Ltd (after the first son) with showrooms at 253-255 Karangahape Rd, Newton and Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland.
Marriage notice of the oldest son: BENNETT - LIPSETT On June 25, 1884 at St. Matthew's Church, by the Rev. W. Tebbs, Mathew John Bennett, eldest son of M.H. Bennett, Painter, Freemans Bay, Auckland to Margaret Lipsett, late of Gisborne, second daughter of James Lipsett Esq., North of Ireland - Gisborne and Home papers please copy.
James Lipsett may have served in the army with M.H. Bennett? Can anyone help? Although a New Zealander, I am married to an Italian and now live in Italy, making the Internet my only means of research in New Zealand. We are trying to find out when & how M.H. Bennett and family came out to NZ. Also I find genealogy research in Jersey very difficult and would appreciate any contact information there.
Tim Armstrong Mar. 21 2001
ARMSTRONG: I am interested in obtaining more details regarding Francis Wheeler ARMSTRONG. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland and married Esther de Quetteville 15 June 1819 at St Helier, Jersey. They had 5 children born at St Brelade or St Peter, Jersey.
The third son, Fredrick Gerard ARMSTRONG (born at St Peter), was a Captain in the Coldstream Guards and in the Prince of Wales own West Yorkshire 14th Foot Regiment which traveled to New Zealand in January 1861. Any information on the extended family would be appreciated.
Pat Melville Mar. 17 2001
Thomas TIERNEY b/ 11.45 pm on 1-6-1855 St Helier Jersey CI a shoemaker, son of Edward TIERNEY b. 1823 Malta & Nancy (MURRY) b/ in Jersey CI. Thomas departed on the ship Soukar arriving in Wellington 2-12-1874. He married on 4-10-1876 in Wellington NZ, Louisa (FALLE) b/ 8-10-1858 in St Martins Jersey daughter of George James FALLE b/ 23-3-1821 St Martin Jersey & Marie (POINGDESTRE.) Louisa arrived in NZ shortly before she married . I seem to have lost details of her arrival. Thomas & Louisa had eight children in NZ.
QUEREE Edward John, MINTROM Elizabeth Mary m. 8 Dec 1881 Wesleyan Church, Durham Street Age: 24,23 Marital status: Bachelor - Spinster Occupation: Blacksmith - Domestic Birth: Jersey, Channel Islands - Same Present Address: Lyttelton - Lyttelton Usual Address Lyttelton - Lyttelton Parents of Groom: Edward, Blacksmith & Mary Ann nee L---- Parents of Bride: John Edwin, Brickmoulder & Mary Ann nee Haycock Witnesses: William Mintrom, Brickmoulder, Hillsborough Lousia Mintrom, Hillsborough QUEREE John Phillip & HIGGS Kate m. 13 July 1882 House of James Higgs Age: 21,18 Marital status: Bachelor - Spinster Occupation: Saddler - Birth: Jersey, Channel Islands, Lyttelton Present & Usual addresses for both given as Lyttelton Parents of Groom: Edward, Blacksmith & Mary Anne L---- Parents Bride: James Contractor & Helen nee Trevail Witnesses: J Higgs, contractor, Lyttelton M J Bowden, Lyttelton James Robinson, Bootmaker, Lyttelton
93 surnames. This page was updated on 10 April 2013
Elizabeth College, St James St, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Elizabeth College Register 1824 - 1873 published in 1898. 350 pages with a record of some earlier students and the first forty pages contain the history of this boys college. New Zealand related entries. (ID#) left = year left the college. Note: There were a few spelling mistakes with New Zealand and Australian place names: Information courtesy of Ray Le Mesurier-Foster. Ray has volunteered to do lookups from the Register. Posted 19 Feb. 2000 online vide = brother of.
1824 - 1911 EC Register and Volume III of the Elizabeth College Registers (1911-1939), information courtesy of Stephen Foote an avid Guernsey family historian. Stephen's homepage. Please let Stephen know of any interesting connections made as a result of the register data. Thanks.
Andrews, Michael (1230) b. Belfast, 24/7/1843 s/o Michael Andrews; Manager, Bank of NZ at Christchurch
Andrews, Charles George (1231) b. Belfast, 23/10/1844 General Manager of BNZ. Address, Junior Carlton Club, London. brother of (1230)'left 1858.
3433. AGNEW, Hugh Gilbert - b Guernsey 28 Oct 1909. s of late Reginald George AGNEW & Edith Amelia ROUGIER. EC 1918-1927. 2nd XI Cricket, 1924. 2nd XI Hockey, 1926. 1st XI Cricket , 1927. War Service: New Zealand Home Guard (Cpl), later NZ Home Forces (T/Sergt). Farmer in NZ, Member of Whongasei District Council of Primary Production, 1941. President Whongasei Branch Farmers' Federation, 1945. Representative cricketer for Bay of Islands, 1930. Has since played for Mid-Western Whongasei. [sic] 1911 - 1939 EC Register
Barke, Arthur (1034) b. Birmingham, Jul 1 1839; son of Henry Barke and Eliza Edwards; vide 1060, 1346; left 1854.After a shot apprenticeship in the Merchant Service, went to farm in New Zealand; thence went to Colorado, where he is believed to have died about 1870.
Barke, James Frederick (1060) b. Birmingham April 9 1842; s/o Henry Barke and Eliz Edwards; brother of (1034); left 1858. Went to NZ, where he was engaged in tuition, and held an appointment in the Post Office; thence to Canada, and settled in business; residence, Toronto.
3274. BLAMPIED, Richard - b Guernsey 10 Apr 1904; brother of 3197; younger son of Charles Bertram BLAMPIED & Blanche ANGEL; EC 1912-1917. Chief Officer, Union Co of NZ 1939-40; Lieut Cmdr RNZ Naval Reserve 1940-45; awarded MBE (Mil Div) 1946; now Chief Executive Officer, Merchant Navy.1911 - 1939 EC Register
Blanchard, Henry Pridham (778) b. Southampton, Oct 21, 1829 s/o Richard Blanchard (Solicitor at Southampton); left 1846. One of the first settlers in NZ; said to have gone out in the first ship of colonists; settled at Christchurch in business as land surveyor; died after 30 years continuous residence in NZ about 1883.
3734. BREHAUT, Harold John - b Guernsey 16 Aug 1911. s of John Harold BREHAUT & Ada DE LA RUE. EC 1924-1927. 1st XI Football, 1927. Shooting VIII, 1927. NZ Contingent, 1939. 1911 - 1939 EC Register
Brett, John Harris (1382) b. Cape of Good Hope, April 6 1846; s/o James Brett; left 1861. Went to NZ
Brett, James Harris (1383) b. Madras June 2 1847; brother of 1382; left 1861. Went to NZ
3268. BULTEEL, Ralph Cecil - b
India 25 Nov 1903; s. of Capt Cecil Edward BULTEEL IMS & Minnie Margarita
1912-1919. Lower School Boxing Champion 1915; tea planting NZ, 1932.1911 - 1939 EC Register
2690. BURY, John Maxwell. b Dodworth Grove nr Barnsley, 17 Nov 1882. bro of 2658. Eliz Coll 1892-95. Sedburgh School, Yorkshire, 1897-1901. Went to South Africa, 1902. Then Farming in Canada, 1902-5. Engineering in Spitzenbergen, 1906-7. Then to NZ. War Service, Great War 1914-18. Enlisted in the 1st NZ Contingent. Gallipoli. Wounded. Medal, Victory medal and 1914-15 Star. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Cachemaille, Ernest Peter (1011) b. Serk, Nov. 18 1836; s/o Rev. J.L. Victor Cachemaille (Perpetual Curate of Serk), and Margaret Grut; vide 1038, 1096; left 1856. Scholar, Gonville and Caius Coll., Camb., B.A. (Sen. Opt.) 1860; M.A. 1873; Holy Orders,1860; Curate at Camberwell, 1860; St. Pancras, 1864; Stepney 1869; Vicar of St Peter's, Stepney, 1869; and St James', Muswell Hill, 1876-94; Curate of All SS, Nelson, NZ 1894; Priest-in-Charge, Johnsonville, NZ, 1895; returned to England, 1898.
Cameron, Harry Cecil (1426) b. Manchester, Nov. 29 1848, s/o Charles Cameron and Julia Buckley; left 1862. H.M.S. Conway. training ship; Merchant Service; wrecked on his first voyage; sheep farming in NZ; returned to England, 1873; business, and then farming in the USA; now residing in Australia.
Carey, Denis Le Marchant (1480) b. Guernsey , Feb. 16 1851; s/o John Carey (p. 440, of St. Helene, Guernesy and Elizabeth de Jersey Brock; brother of (1084); left 1865. Merchant Service, Green's ships, 1864-8; then in the Liverpool "Hall Line," 1869-72; coffee planter, Ceylon, 1872-5; engaged in Silver Mines, Rocky Mountains, 1876; farming in NZ, 1877-78, and in Guernsey, 1879-80; residence, Toronto Lodge, Foulon, Guernsey.
Carey, George Jackson (284) b. Guernsey, Oct. 5 1822; s/o Thomas Carey (Rozel) and Barbara Jackson; vide Nos. 19, 285, 443, 561; left 1839. Ensign, Cape Mounted Rifles, 1845; captain, 1848; major, 1853; brevet-Colonel, 1854 9after nine years' service); Kaffir Wars, 1846047, (horse wounded), and 1850-52 (slightly wounded and horse killed, medal and Brevet Lieut.-Colonel); exchanged in 1858 into the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment; served as Military Secretary to his uncle, Sir James Jackson, Commander in Chief at the Cape, 1856-7; New Zealand War, 1863-65, as Colonel on the Staff and Brigadier General (medal); commanded the expedition on the east coast to the Thames and to Tauranga; commanded at the siege and capture of the enemies' stronghold Orakau, which fell after three days' operations (C.B.), and received the surrender and submission of William Thompson, the great rebel chief in may 1865; appointed to command the troops in Australia, in August 1865; Acting Governor of Victoria for three months and received the thanks of the legislature for his services; commanded an Infantry Brigade at Aldershot, 1867071; major-general 1868l transferred to the command of the Northern District, 1871, and died while in command at Manchester, in 1872, at the age of 49, and was buried in Guernsey; tablet in the Town church.
Carey, Robert (448) b. in Galway, Dec. 12, 1821; brother of No. 440; s/o Major General Sir Octavius Cary, C.B., K.C.H., and Harriet Le Marchant. Left 1834. Ensign, 40th Regiment, 1839; Captain 1841; Major 1846; Lieut. = Colonel 1849; Colonel 1864; Afghan War 1841-42; actions of Bolan Pass, Kojak pass, Quetta and Candahar; occupation of Cabul, Khybur Pass (medal); Crimean War, 1854; ...D.A.G. in Australia in 1860; Maori War 1860-61 (C.B.)., D.A.G., 1863 in Waikato District; action of Rangititi (promoted Colonel); New Zealand Campaign, 1864-65; actions of Paterangi, Teawamutu, Orakau, Pukelimahina and Mukumam; also campaign of 1866; capture of Otapowa and Waikato and operations round Mount Egmont (medal); Deputy-Judge-Advocate, Headquarters, 1870-1882; Distinguished Service Reward; half-pay as Major General, 1866; died 1883; tablet in Town Church, Guernsey.
2363. CARRE, Reginald Share. b Guernsey 31 Mar 1874, bro of 2248. Eliz Coll 1882-95. Went to NZ, farming. Then in Queensland and later Canada. Is now settled in Okanagan, British Columbia. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Carter, John Chilton Lambton (184) b. Donegal, Jan. 31 1817; s/o Col. John C.L. Carter (44th Regt.) and Augusta McCrea; vide 237; left 1828. Ensign, 44 Regiment, 1834; Captain, 53rd Regiment, 1844; sold out in 1852, as a Captain, and went to NZ.
2024. CAYLEY, Cyril Henry. Son of late
Dpy-Surgeon-General Henry Cayley CMG, DSO and Letitia Mary Walters. Eliz Coll 1875.
Wellington College 1875-80. Pembroke College, Cambridge (Honours Science
Middlesex Hospital MB, BC, MA and MD, 1890. MRCS, LRCP, London. Superintendent of the Sea
Cliff Lunatic Asylum, NZ, 1893. Army Medical School, Netley 1895-6. Special Plague Medical
Officer and Divisional Health Officer, Bombay 1902. Died of Blood Poisoning in the
execution of his duty in Bombay on 31 Jul 1905.
- 1911 EC Register
Cooper, Arthur Robert b. Yetminster, 16/12/1841 s/o Rev. George Cooper. Emigrated to Canterbury NZ. Sheep Farmer
Chepmell, William Phillip (1124) b. Sandhurst, UK, 3/10/1842 s/o Rev. Dr. Chepmell and Eliza Guille Ozanne. Left 1859. Also Westminster. Farming in NZ at Hawkes Bay until 1871, and then Piako, Auckland. member, 1871, and then chairman, of the Waitoa District Road Board; member, and then Chairman, Piako County Council; member County Hospital Board; JP. residence, Morrinsville. Cousin to Ozanne, William John (1129).
Collings, Alfred Henry b. Guernsey 30/1/1847 s/o Alfred Smith Collings and Collings, Matilda Lukis. Went to NZ 1866 to 1868
Cooper, Arthur Robert (1095) b. Yetminister, Dec. 16 1841; s/o Rev. George Cooper; left 1858. Emigrated to Canterbury, NZ; sheep farming; served in the Waikoto Regiment during the Maori War of 1862; died 18__.
Corfe, Charles Carteret (1130) b. Guernsey June 8 1847; s/o Rev. A.T. Corfe (principal, Elizabeth College( and Margaret Maingay; brother of no. (1110); left 1865. Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1865; B.A. (Jun. Opt); he ran in the Inter-University Sports, 186708-9; President, Cambridge University Athletic Club, 1868-9; second Master, 1870, and Head Master, 1872 of Christ Church College, NZ; left, 1888, and in 1889 appointed Head Master, Toowomba Grammar School; residence, Toowomba, NSW (sic). Toowoomba has four o's and is in Queensland (QLD) not New South Wales (NSW). Played cricket
Cross, Harold (1631) b. Cheshire, June 11, 1852; s/o George Cross and Jane Green; brother of (1602) left 1869. Went to NZ and afterwards to West Australia, where be became captain of a gold mine in the Koolgardie district. His brother George Wm Arthur Cross (1602) went to the gold mines at Koolgardie.
d' Auvergne, Charles (342) - born in Guernsey, July 13, 1816; s/o Charles d'Auvergne and Mary Oliver Grut; left 1831. Merchant Service; commanded for many years a vessel on the West Indian line; received the thanks of the Corporation of Belize, British Honduras, for his exertions in extinguishing a fire; emigrated to New Zealand in 1856, engaged in farming and settled at Rangiora, near Christchurch, N.Z.
de Baugy, Hillary Oliver ,
(1532) b. Guernsey, Dec.
29, 1850; s/o Peter de Baugy (of Havilland), and Eliza de Jersey Mauger; brother of (1283); left 1865. Coffee planter Ceylon, 1870-72; went to NZ for two
years, and after a short further stay in Ceylon, went to USA; thence to British Columbia;
thence to western Australia.
de Gu�rin, Frederick Charles (1171) b. Guernsey 24/1/1840 s/o of Thomas de Guerin and Eliza Read. Sheep farming NZ, 1857, and subsequently master in Bishop Hobhouse's School in Nelson; returned to England after 15 years and settled in Devonshire; residence, Lynsted, Torquay.- brother of 871; left 1857.(Guerin afterwards de Gu�rin)
Guerin (afterwards de Gu�rin, see No. 593) Thomas Read (871) - born in Guernsey, Dec. 5 1833; s/o Thomas Guerin and Eliza Read; vide 922, 923, 1171; left 1849. Articled to a firm of civil Engineers, but an accident during a voyage to Calcutta forced him to relinquish this profession; sheep farming in N.Z. ten years and in Cape Colony four years; at his mother's death he inherited Upton Hellions manor, Devonshire; residence, Muddiford House, Barnstaple.
de Gu�rin, William Collings Lukis (922) b. Guernsey Nov. 15 1836. Brother of (871). left 1849. Went to China in 1858; when at Shanghai in 1854 he was enrolled, with all those capable of bearing arms, for the defence of the settlement, and was present at the defence of Shanghai, when the Chinese troops ere repulsed with great loss; invalided home in 1855; afterwards travelled to NZ and Australia. farmed in England for a few years from 1861; author of "The Huguenot Guerins, their Ancestors and Descendants," and also of "Our Kin," a valuable work containing genealogical and biological sketches of many Guernsey families; is an original member of the Huguenot Society of London; residence, Follkstone.
and Kin : a narrative of events and facts, pedigrees, arms, and biographical sketches
relating to the families of Arnold, Bacon, Betts, Collings, D'Auvergne, Grut, Mauger and
many more families: in their several branches / by William Collings Lukis de
Guernsey : Printed by F. Clarke, 1887. 117 p. ; 25 cm.
"Kith and Kin" held by the Wainui Historical Society in Silverdale, Orewa.
Also the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, Washington, D.C. 1974. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
de Lisle, Frederic Irving (1149) b. Guernsey, June 11 1846; s/o Dr. de Beauvior de Lisle and Caroline Tupper; left 1859. Midshipman, Royal Navy, and then Medicine; L.R.C.P., Edin., 1871, and L.M., Guy's Hospital; practice in Guernsey; Assistant-Surgeon, R.G.M.; held several parochial medical appointments; then went to Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ; testimonial from Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, Napier, after 15 years service as Surgeon of the Lodge; residence, Napier.
Fletcher, William Harry (1155) b. Birmingham, Oct. 28 1847; s/o James Fletcher; left 1857. Gonville and Caius Coll., Camb., B.A. 1873; M.A. 1876; holy Orders, 1874; various curacies (including Port of Nelson, NZ, 1888-9); rector of Swalecliff, 1889; died 18--.
Garydne, James William Bruce b. at Arbroath, April 17, 1832; s/o William Bruce Gardyne; left 1849. Engaged in the Oriental bank in London, 1851; and in Mauritius in 1853; travelled in India and Canada, 1856; went to NZ in 1863; and to AUS in 1865, where he settled in business for about 20 years; residence, Middleton, N.B.
2152. GIPPS, Henry Stansfeld. b Tunbridge
Wells, 9 Oct 1864 s of George Western Gipps MB and Charlotte Stansfeld. Eliz Coll 1878-81.
Went to NZ, farming. Also Postmaster for nearly 23 years at "Atauhai" P&T
Office near Nelson, NZ. Published a book "Outward Bound and Other poems"
[(Nelson: Alfred G. Betts, Printer ] - on
Colonial life in NZ. 1824 - 1911 EC
2235. GLENCROSS, James Scobell. b Guernsey 29 Mar 1865, eldest son of James Scobell Glencross, Solicitor, and Harriet Linzie Prout. Eliz Coll 1880-82. Went abroad and last heard of in NZ and Australia. Believed to be dead. Vide nos. 2236 and 2317. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Gosset, James Woodriff (1533) b. Mauritius, March 22 1851; s/o James Gosset and Asia Hurrell; left 1864. Agency Bank of NZ; at one time agent at Halcombe, NZ
3040. HAMILTON, Douglas Richard. born in ___ on 22 July 1892. Bro of 2848. Eliz Coll 1902-04. Worcester Training Ship and afterwards entered Merchant Service. Then he went to NZ. Served in the Great War in the NZ Expeditionary Force from which he was invalided out when he went to Jersey farming. War Service: Great War 1914-18. France. Medal: Victory Medal and 1914-15 Star. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Hodges, Frederick Owen Douglas (1187) b. Essex, Jan. 2 1840; s/o Rev. Henry Hodges; left 1857. Settled in NZ; served as Trooper Sergeant Major in the Colonial Defence Force in the Maori War.
Hodges, George Hugh Cartwright (1188) b. Essex, 6 Nov. 1841 Settled in NZ. Served as a trooper in the Colonial Defence Force in the Maori War. Brother of (1187)
3914. HOLLIS, Leslie Gallienne - b Bournemouth 23 Jan 1917. Eldest son of Charles Harding HOLLIS & Bertha Grace GALLIENNE - vide nos 4040 & 4112. EC 1929-1932. Silver Line, 1934. 2nd Mate, 1937. Third Officer, HMT Ruahine, 1941. War Service: in Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean, etc.; First Officer, NZ Shipping Co. 1911 - 1939 EC Register
1964 HOOPER Harry Singleton, b. Southsea
13 July 1861. Elder son of the late Fleet Paymaster James Humphrey Singleton Hooper and
Jane Swayne Hunt. Edinburgh Academy, 1874. Elizabeth College 1874-5. Dulwich College
1875-79. Emigrated to NZ and practised farming. Died there in Waipukeran in 1898.
Vide 1965. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
3722. HOSIER, Gordon Joshua - b Abercarn, Wales 2 Jul 1911. s of Hubert HOSIER & Anne Elizabeth DEW. EC 1924-1928. Waitai Boys' High School, Oamoru, NZ, 1928 [sic] probably a typo in the book probably Waitaki Boys' High School, Oamaru 1911 - 1939 EC Register
3544. HUNKIN, Ronald - b Guernsey 13 Oct 1909. brother of nos 3518 & 3519. EC 1920-1925. Retired fruit grower, living in Cornwall. In 1949 he settled in NZ, where he operates a fishing launch in the Bay of Islands. 1911 - 1939 EC Register
2802. ISAACSON, Ernest Douglas Edward. b Hardingham Rectory, Norfolk, on 12 Dec 1879. Elder son of Rev Charles Shuteville Isaacson and Emma Robinson Woolfield. Norwich Grammar School, 1892-95. Eliz Coll 1895-8. Settled in NZ near Gisborne. Afterwards went to the Belgian Congo as a Mining Engineer, where he died of fever. Vide no 2803. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Kane, Colin Campbell Abercromby (316) b. Bombay, Sept. 10 1820; s/o Christopher Kane; vide 370; left 1831. Entered the Royal Navy in 1834; present in H.M.S. Algerine at the taking of Cheeson in China 1840; gazetted and promoted for his service in China in 1841; highly commended for services as Senior Lieutenant of H.M.S. Osprey, against rebel natives; he was afterwards wrecked in the Osprey on the West Coast of NZ in March 1846; Russian War, 1854; commanded gunboats in the Baltic and Black Sea; promoted to Commander, 1858; died at Aberdeen, 1864.
Kay, William Algernon (896) b. at Cheltenham, May 23, 1837; eldest s/o Sir Brook Kay, Bart., and Anne Howes; left 1850. Also Sherborne School, 1851-54; Ensign, 68th Regiment, 1855; Lieutenant, 1858; Captain, 1869; Major, 1879; NZ War, 1864-1866; present at the attack of Gate Pah (medal); retired in 1881, with rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; residence, Stanhope Gardens, London.
2013. KEILLER, William Albert. born Dundee 20 Sep 1863. Eldest son of William Keiller and Mary Steele McNee. Eliz Coll 1875-8. Also at Mill Hill School and King's College, London. Went out in 1885 to New Zealand sheep farming. Vide Nos. 2071, 2072. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
2071. KEILLER, Edwin. b Dundee 18 Feb
1865. Bro of 2013. Eliz Coll 1877-8. Mill Hill School and King's Coll London 1881-4.
Emigrated to NZ, sheep farming in 1885.
- 1911 EC Register
2072. KEILLER, Ernest James. b Guernsey 29 Nov 1866. Bro of 2013. Eliz Coll 1877-8. Mill Hill School and King's Coll London. Emigrated to NZ sheep farming. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Lacy Edward (278) - b. Guernsey, Oct. 1 1818; s/o Colonel Joseph D'Acre Lacy, 2nd Garrison Batt., and Susan Brock; brother of No. 16; left 1832. Entered the Royal Navy in 1833; Russian War, 1854 and 1855; 1st. Lieut. H.M.S. Furious, at the attacks on Odessa, Sevastopol, Kertch, Eupatoria and Kinburn (Crimean medal with clasp for Sevastopol, Turkish medal, and Medjidie); China War, 1858, commanded HMS Adventure at the operations in the Cantoon and Peihi Rivers (China medal); volunteered for New Zealand War when General Sir Duncan Cameron, K.C.B. (his first cousin) commanded the troops, and was present at the battle of Rangeriri (New Zealand medal). Constable St. peters Port, Guernsey, 1869; awarded the "Good Service Pension," in 1873; retired Vice-Admiral; died at Blackheath in 1886.
Lee, Edward James (5140) b. Walton, June 26 1822; s/o William Lee; left 1838. Also Merchant's Taylors' School; farming in NZ; died at Beachcroft, near Southbridge, Canterbury, NZ in 1883.
2124. L'ESTRANGE, Endo Walter. b Halifax, Nova Scotia 16 Dec 1862. Son of Col Paget Walter L'Estrange, RA and Minnie Ryves. Eliz Coll, 1878. Also at Sedburgh and Warwick School till 1885. Went to N. America mining and then to S. America as a Railway Engineer. S. Africa mining and served in the Cape Mounted Rifles. Finally settled in NZ and served in the NZ Volunteers in S. Africa. War Service, S. Africa 1899-1902. With French's column. Taken prisoner. Queen's medal, 3 clasps. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
2786. LE MOTTEE, Jack Beaumont. b Hull, 18 Feb 1883, s of Col Henry Bellingham Le Mott�e, late East Yorks Regiment (1123) and Florence Radcliffe (d of 387). Eliz Coll 1895-97. Entered the Royal Navy, 1902. Left this and went to NZ. Served in the Great War in the NZ Contingent, 13th Canterbury Bn in Gallipoli, 1915. Also present at the fighting on the Suez Canal, 1915. Capt 1917. Acted as Major on the NZ Staff. Invalided in 1915. Despatches. Medal, Victory Medal, 1914-15 Star. Died in London in 1923. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
La Serre, Charles William Rennell (794) b. Hackney March 8 1833; s/o John La Serre (Jurat) and Mary Chepmell; brother of (761); left 1849. Emigrated to NZ; served in the Maori War, and was a Commanding Officer in the Colonial Defence Force (medal); returned to Guernsey. 1867; residence, since about 1897 Brixton.
Le Mott�e, William Albert (932) - s/o Rev. William Le Mottee (no.9) and Amelia Guerin; vide (976, 1190); left 1854. Ensign, 18th (the Royal Irish) Regiment, 1857; Lieutenant, 1858; Captain. 1865; served in the Maori War, NZ; sold out in 1872; Major, 17th North Middlesex Rifles, 1876; retired as Lieut. Colonel, 1886; business in London; residence, Tunbridge Wells.
Lukis, Frederick William Fellowes (1417) b. Bath, April 3 1853; s/o Rev. William Collings Lukis (55) and Lucy Fellowes; left 1862. Sheep farming in NZ; afterwards ostrich and sheep farming in Australia; was a magistrate in Gascoign, WA, and Captain, Hawera Light Horse, NZ 1879.
Lee, Edward James (514) - born at Walton, June 26, 1822; s/o William lee; left 1838. Also Merchant Taylors' School; farming in NZ; died at Beachcroft near Southbridge, Canterbury, NZ, in 1883.
4212.McCATHIE, George Wheadon - b Guernsey 21 Sep 1929. bro of 3877, 3891 & 4117. EC 1936-1940. Cadet Capt., RNR, HMS Worcester. Now with the New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd. 1911 - 1939 EC Register
Majendie, Frank Anson (1232) b. Lichfield, UK, 6/2/1843 s/o Major John Rutledge Majendie; left 1858. Sheep farming in NZ, residence near Wellington
Maltby, Thomas Crichton (1640) b. Brixton, Feb. 22 1850, s/o Thomas Maltby and Emma Carter Jellicoe; left 1868. Civil Engineer; M.I.C.E.., 1889; articled to Sir W.G. Armstrong & Co., 1869; went to NZ, 1873; entered the P.W.D. NZ 1874; Assistant Engineer and Surveyor, Working Railways Department, 1874-79; Resident Engineer, Otago Section, 1880-95; retired 1895; residence Anderson's Bay, Dunedin.
3381. MAHY, Clarence Peter - b Guernsey 12 Jul 1902, s of Peter Albert MAHY & Alice Mary BISSON. EC 1916-1919. 2nd XI Football, 1918. Dairy & Sheep Farmer, Chairman of Tikocangi Corpn Dairy Ltd, NZ. 1911 - 1939 EC Register
Mellish, Alfred Lilly (1017) b. Guernsey, Feb. 8 1842; s/o Wm Mellish and Elizabeth Lilly; brother of (557); left 1853. Also Marlborough College, 1857-59; farming in NZ and afterwards in South America; residence, Southampton.
Mellish, George Lilly (735) b. Guernsey Aug. 31 1834; brother of (557); left 1852. Exeter College, Oxford 1852; Scholar of Pembroke, 1852; rowed in the University eight against Cambridge; Ensign, 44th Regiment, 1855; Lieutenant, 1855; Crimean War; present at the taking of the Redan and the fall of Sevastopol (medal and clasp); resigned in 1857; sheep-farming in NZ; Maori War; Captain in the 4th Waikato Regiment; remained in command of Galloway's redoubt till appointed Stipendiary Magistrate at Picton, NZ 1865; transferred to Kaiapoi, 1868, and subsequently to Christchurch, NZ., where he held office till his death in 1881.
Metcalf, Charles Joseph b. Roxton, 24/1/1846 s/o Charles James Metcalf and Louisa Dands Emigrated to NZ with his parents 1863
Millington, John Perrett (1841) b. Liverpool, May 24, 1863; son of Joseph Millington and Julia Perrett; vide (1901); left 1875. Medicine; practice in NZ.
Oldham, Henry (1804) b. Worcester, Oct. 31 1859; brother of (1803); s/o Joshua Oldham (of Doverdale, Worcester) left 1876. London and Westminster Bank (Lothbury Branch) ; resigned in 1883 and went to NZ, and afterwards to America; business in New York.
Oliver, Arthur Mallett Hoblyn (1794) - born at Nelson, N.Z., Feb. 2 1871; brother of No. 1704; left; 1871. Civil Service; local Government board; died about 1894.
Oliver, Hugh Robert (1704) - b. in Cornwall, March 1 1857; s/o Arthur Robert Oliver and Jane C. Orchard; vide 1794; left 1873. Merchant Service; Lieut. R.N.R., 1891; serving in H.M.S. Hood, 1897.
2746. OLIVER, Geoffrey Giffard. b London 16 Jun 1884. bro of 2745. Eliz Coll 1894-1900. Left College on account of ill health and went to Portsmouth Grammar School which he left for the same reason. Went on to NZ in 1902 where he is now residing. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Oliver, Robert (1464) - born in Jersey, March 27, 1851; s/o John Oliver; left 1866. Merchant Service till about 1880, when he settled in business in Auckland, N.Z.
Ozanne, Joseph (346) b. Guernsey , Feb. 6
1821; s/o Peter Ozanne and Mary Martin; brother of (145) &
263, 253, 346.; son vide 1724; left 1831. Medicine; St. Thomas' Hospital; M.R.C.S., Eng., 1844; St. Andrew's 1850; practised at St. Helen's, Lancashire, 1848-1860;
in New Zealand 1861-1862; in Tasmania, 1862-1870; retired to Guernsey in 1871, where he
died in 1872.
Ozanne, Joseph Henry (1724) b. at Liverpool, April 16 1854 s/o Joseph Ozanne, M.D. and Jane Carpenter.; vide 1911. Brother Edward Ozanne (1911) b. in Tasmania, Sept, 12 1862.
Ozanne, William John (1129) b. Guernsey
Nov. 20 1847; s/o Dr John Ozanne (No. 263) , and Martha Chepmell; brother of (1142); left 1866. Farming Tasmania, 1866-8, and NZ, 1868-88;
from 1875 in partnership with his cousin (Wm Philip Chepmell), no. (1124); returned to Guernsey and took Holy
Orders, 1890; Curate of St. Peter Port, 1880-81; of St, Sampson's, 1891; and Rector of St.
Martin's Guernsey, since 1894.
John Ozanne (No. 263) b. Guernsey, Feb. 13, 1816; s/o Peter Ozanne and Mary Martin; brother of 145.; left 1830, son vide 1129.
Ozanne, Peter Lihou (1008) b. Guernsey,
Sept. 2 1833; s/o Peter Lihou Ozanne (Les Prevosts), and Charlotte Bonamy
1852. Went to Melbourne, 1852; gold digging at Ballarat, 1858-60; afterwards in NZ; not
heard from since Dec. 1861; believed to have been wrecked between NZ and AUS.
Phillips, Charles Maud (1403) b. Wales July 28 1846; brother of (1402); left 1864 Queen's College, Oxford 1864; went to NZ with his brother, under medical advice; accepted a mastership at Christchurch College, under (1130) C.C. Corfe; resigned after 15 years; residence, Christchurch.
Phillips, William Edward Maud (1402) b. Wales June 22 1845; s/o William Williams Phillips, of Pontypool; J.P. for Monmouth; left 1862. Medicine; St. Bartholomew's Hospital; M.R.C.S. Eng., 1867; brought a practise at Montrose, Hurunui, Nelson, NZ, but died shortly afterwards.
2129. PIRIE, Carey James. b Guernsey 21 Jan 1868. s of James Pirie and Minnia Carey. Eliz Coll 1878, Went to NZ with his parents on leaving Guernsey and attended a Grammar School there. Wored for 5 years with Messrs Fraser Twining & Co, Engineers. In 1905 was working as an engineer on board steam ships in China. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Portal, Charles Edward (1306) b. London , Aug. 1 1843; s/o Richard Portal; left 1859. Coffee planter Ceylon; went to NZ; died in England from the result of injuries received in attempting to rescue a drowning man in NZ.
Raikes, George Richard Campbell (1616) b. Bengal Nov. 9, 1854 s/o Henry Campbell Raikes, B.C.S. and Susan Bisset; vide 1639 ;left 1866. Also Leamington College; Merchant Service. 1871-7; Audit Office, NZ, 1877; sold out, 1885; settled on a "bush" farm, Taranaki, 1885; residence, Taranaki, NZ
Raikes, John Campbell (1639) b. Scotland July 15 1858; brother of (1616) left 1866. Also Leamington College and Royal Agricultural College, Circencester; and then for some years farming in Canada, where he served in the Queen's Own Rifles at Montreal, and where he played in the representative football team for the Dominion of Canada; was for a time in business in Montreal and in Boston; finally went to Australia, and was in business in Melbourne; retiring in ill-health, he died at his father's residence at Nelson, NZ, in 1887.
2326. READE, Ernold Herbert. b NZ 24 Aug, 1864, s of James Reade and Adelaide _____. Eliz Coll 1882 (one term). 1824 - 1911 EC Register
2099. ROWLEY, Thomas William. b Middleton,
Canterbury, NZ 24 Sep 1859. Eldest son of the late Thomas Rowley and Emily Eliza Marianne
Mathias. Cheltenham Coll 1873-6. Eliz Coll 1877-8. Matriculated Selwyn Coll, Cambridge,
1888, BA (Theology special), 1892. Lieut Royal Guernsey Militia, 1878-82. Sheep farming in
NZ 1882-6. NZ Armed Constabulary, Mounted Police, and Artillery, 1886-8. Entered the Perak
Civil Service, 1889. Assistant Collector Land Revenue and Magistrate. JP. Farming in
Manitoba, 1895. Retired in 1916. Died Nov 1928. Vide nos. 2100, 2101, 2106, 2171, 2280,
2281, 2334, 2459 and 2608. 1824 - 1911
2100. ROWLEY, Rev Herbert Seddon. b Christ Church, NZ, 6 Mar 1861. Bro of 2099. Highgate School 1874-77. Eliz Coll 1877-80. Matriculated Queen's Coll, Oxford, 1880. BA, 1883. MA, 1887. Ordained Deacon, 1884. Priest 1885. Curate of Birtley, Durham, 1884-7; Holy Trinity, Gateshead, 1887-9; Mildenhall, Suffolk, 1889-93. Rector of East and West Wretham, 1893-27. Died April 1927. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Rowband, Henry (964) b. at Brighton, Nov
2. 1840; s/o Captain J.H. Rowband, Indian Navy, and Laura Nott; vide 965, 1031, 1032; left
Rowband, Anthony (965) b. Lewes, Feb. 15 1842 brother of (964); left 1855. Ensign, 75th regiment, 1858; Lieut., 1861; exchanged into the 2nd(Queen's); sold out, 1863; went to New Zealand, and was appointed to the Audit Office; died 1895.
2093. RUSSELL, James Lee Sebastian. b Topsham, Devon 5 Apr 1866. Elder son of James Russell, Mus Doc. and Ellen ___, Eliz Coll 1877-8. Returned in 1879 and left finally in 1881. Entered a Colonial Merchant's Office, Birmingham, in 1885. Sailed for Wellington, NZ to take up a like appointment but was drowned at sea on the voyage out. Vide no 2337. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Sheppard, William (234) b. Guernsey, March 13 1819; s/o Hannibal Sheppard and Mary Agnew; left 1830. Merchant service; died in NZ in 1879.
3389. SHILLITO, Thomas Samuel - b Colchester 7 Dec 1908. s of Thomas Charles SHILLITO and Catherine ANGELL. EC 1917-1922. HMS Worcester, 1922. Joined NZ Shipping Company, then GWR Cargo Service. Lost at sea December 1935 when the ss Kentwood (of which he was 1st mate) failed to arrive at Plymouth after her voyage from Portsmouth. 1911 - 1939 EC Register
Simmons, William Henry More (297) b. Ballingolling, Aug. 28 1819; s/o Capt. Thos. Frederick Simmons, R.A., ) of Langford, Somerset) and Mary Perry; brother of (182 James Egbert Simmons who was KIA while in command of 1st Batt, 5th Fusilers at Lucknow Sept. 1857); left 1831. Ensign, 76th Regiment, 1837; Lieutenant, 1839; exchanged into the 58th Regiment, 1843; died at sea off the coast of New Zealand in 1847.
Spencer, Henry Montgomerie (1741) b. Durham, Jan. 19 1850; s/o Henry Spencer (D.L., Co. Durham), and Jane Hamilton; left 1869. Also Rugby; sheep farming in NZ.
Stace, Walter Maunsell (1356) b. Dominica, March 27, 1844; s/o Col. W. Crawley Stace, R.E., and Alice Maunsel; left 1861. Previously at school in Gosport; settled in NZ, as a farmer, after a training at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester 91862-3); residence, Blenheim, NZ
Stace, Henry Joseph b. York, August 12, 1847; left 1861. brother of (1356) Previously at school in Gosport; settled in NZ, residence, Blenheim, NZ
Stephen, John Alexander Lewis (1635) b. Durham Nov. 6 1851; s/o Alexander Stephen; left 1868. For a time in the NZ Constabulary; afterwards studied medicine.
2660. STEVENS, Antonio. b Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 29 Sep 1880 bro of 2168. German College in Rio. Eliz Coll 1891-96. Was for 4 years in the London & River Plate Bank. Then took up and studied Engineering in the Institute of Civil Engineers in 1901. FRGS, MIME and MSE. Served as a private in the NZ Contingent in France. Wounded and died 20 Sep 1919 at Wairua, NZ. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
1573 SUTHERLAND, John Claude-
born at Wanganui, N,Z, Nov.26 1851; s/o Asst.Comm.-Gen. J.M.M. Sutherland and
Eliza M. Milwood; vide 1574 (Frederic Veron Sutherland b. at King George's
Sound, West Australia, June 8 1853), 1606; left 1868. Business at Manchester;
1606 SUTHERLAND, Kenneth Thomas - born Wellington, N.Z. Sept. 26, 1848; elder brother of 1573; left 1866. Temporary clerk in the department of the Controller of the Navy, 1867-8; since then business at Manchester and in India.
Tardif, James Francis (1141) b. Guernsey, July 29 1847; s/o James Richardson Tardif and Matilda de Putron; vide (1543); left 1863. Settled in NZ.
Tennent, Douglas Cowper (1359. Easter Term, 1860) b. Hampstead, Aug. 17 1851; brother of (1214); left 1862. Settled in NZ; business in the North Island.
Tennent, Robert Collins (1215) b. Rio, 5/7/1849 brother of (1214) left 1862.Went into Bank of NSW at Nelson, NZ 1865; manger of various branches, and now at Timaru.
Tennent, Edward Cowper (1214) b. Rio, 3/2/1848 s/o Robert Tennent and Penelope Cowper; Also North London Collegiate School, 1863-4. Bush farming in Nelson for two years, and then on a station near Wagga-Wagga, NSW. Classical master at Hobart, TAS; Minister in the Presbyterian Church, 1881; officiated in TAS and NZ; residence, Port Chalmers, NZ
Trimnell, Thomas James (1028) b. Ceylon, March 28 1837; s/o Rev. G.C. Trimnell and Susan Flower; brother of 950; left 1852. Medicine; private practice in NZ residence, Monganui, Auckland.
Tupper, Daniel William (792) b. Guernsey Dec. 26 1831; brother of (442); s/o Daniel Tupper (H.M. Receiver General Guernsey), of Melrose, and Anna Maria Le Marchant; left 1847, Ensign, 1849, 50th (Queen's Own) regiment; Captain 1854; Brevet-Major, 1855; Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel, 1866; Eastern Campaign, 1854-5; served throughout the campaign with the 50th Regiment, including the battles of Alma, Inkermann, siege and fall of Sevastopol; passed 154 days and nights in the trenches, and was never absent from duty (medal with three clasps, brevet of Major, Medijidie and Turkish medal); NZ War, 1864-65; present at the capture of Rangiawhia (medal); afterwards A.D.C. to Brigadier-General Geo. Jackson Carey (No. 284); also A.D.C. to Sir Henry Ward, G.C.B., Governor of Ceylon; died in 1873.)
2414. UTERMARCK, George Dobr�e. b Tamworth, 22 Mar 1870, s. of George Utermarck, MD (734) and Medona Field. Eliz Coll 1885-86. Went to NZ, farming; also Guernsey and South Africa. Died in Bournemouth on 28 Sep 1912. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Vos, James Alphonse (1430) b. Calcutta,
Sept. 12 1849; s/o James Michael Vos, of Calcutta; left q864. Schoolmaster, Auckland.
3485. WHEADON, John Conrad - b Guernsey 11 Sep 1907. 3rd son of late Hubert George WHEADON & Anita Julia ADCOCK. EC 1919-1923. In 1947, after a short residence in Guernsey, he left for NZ to take up farming. 1911 - 1939 EC Register
3791. WILLIAMS, Owen Tudor - b New Zealand 22 Jul 1916. s of Rev Thomas Arthur WILLIAMS & Gwen WILLIAMS. EC 1925-1927.1911 - 1939 EC Register
2031. WORSAM, Alan. b London 20 Nov 1860. son of Samuel Worsam and Jane ____. Eliz Coll 1876-8. Supposed to have emigrated to New Zealand or South Africa or enlisted. 1824 - 1911 EC Register
Worthington, Robert (1251) b. Tours, 12 Feb 1844 Fourth s/o Captain Edward Worthington and Polymine Durup; left 1860. Went to Canterbury, 1862; farming in Raglan County; residence, near Canterbury, New Zealand
Worthington, John (1252) b. Tours, 4 Aug. 1846 Brother of 1251; left 1860. Went to New Zealand, in 1862; farming in Ashburton County; residence near Christchurch, NZ (1857 date of entry to college)
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GUERNSEY. Otago Witness, Issue 2821, 8 April 1908, Page 87. This Queen founded Elizabeth College, a well-known public boys' school. The father of one of the headmaster's of Christ College, Christchurch, was head master there for many years.
STRAYS - Channel Islanders
Otago Witness Dec. 6th. 1856
Married. On the 13th ult., at Glenham, Mataura, by the Rev. Wm. Bannerman, Nathaniel, youngest son of Dr. W. Chalmers of Brighton, to Ellen Mary, youngest daughter of D. M'Grath, Esq., formerly of St Heliers, Jersey.
Daily Southern Cross, 31 March 1864, Page
On March 11th, at St Matthew's Church, Hobson-street, by the Rev. D. Jones, Mr. Nicholas Stow Murray, to Jane, second daughter of Richard Woodcock, Esq., St Helier's, Jersey, Channel Islands. No cards.
Daily Southern Cross, 30 June 1864, Page 10 Marriage
On June 21, at St Mary's, Parnell, Mr John Cranbey (Cranvey) late of Essex, to Miss Isabella Warr late of Guernsey
Daily Southern Cross, 11 August 1866, Page 6 marriage
On July 28, at St. Paul's, Auckland, by the Ven Archdeacon Lloyd, Henry Lamb, Esq., Staff-Assistant-Surgeon, to Emily Jane, third daughter of Thomas Rust, Esq., of Guernsey, barrister-at-law.
Evening Post, 22 December 1868, Page 2
On the 19th October, lost in a sudden squall, while crossing in a sailing boat from the Island of Stark to Guernsey, Jeremiah Giles Pilcher, Esq., of Southwark, and the Cedars, Clapliam Common.
Southland Times 1 March 1870, Page 2
Ross. At his residence, North Road, on the 26th February, Mr Charles Ross, Nursery and Seedsman, aged 47 years. Dunedin and Guernsey papers please copy.
West Coast Times 5 July 1871, Page 2
Hine.� On the 22nd February last, at her residence, Jarnac, Dept. de Ia Charcete, France, Sarah Hornbuckle, widow of the late Rev. James Samuel Hine, formerly Independent Minister of Guernsey, and mother of F. W Hine, Royal George Hotel, Revell-street aged 74 years.
Timaru Herald, 26 July 1876, Page 3
Belfield - Mellish. On the 8th of July, at St. Michael's, Christchurch, by the Right Reverend the Lord Primate of New Zealand, Herbert Belfield, of Timaru, to Emma Leonora, daughter of the late William Mellish, of Guernsey.
Evening Post, 4 January 1878, Page 1 Marriage
WEEBER � Le LIEVRE � On the 1st January, at St. John's Church, Willis-street, Wellington, by the Rev. James Paterson, John Frederick Weeber, of Canterbury, to Amelia Le Lievre, of St. Martin's. Guernsey
Otago Witness, 23 March 1878, Page 14
On the 24th January, at St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, the wife of Mr Furquharson Proctor, of a son.
Evening Post, 15 July 1879, Page 2 DEATH.
Baddelby � On the 4th May, at Stanley House, St. Helliers, Jersey. General Baddeley, R.E., formerly commanding Royal Engineers in New Zealand.
Hawke's Bay Herald, 17 August 1878, Page 2
TUPPER.� At Mount Row, Guernsey, Channel Islands on June 7, Henry de Lisle Tupper, Esq., in the 32nd year of his age.
SIMON.� At Napier, on August 2, David Charles Simon, aged 49. Jersey papers please copy
The Star Friday 10 June 1881 Death -
WEBB - on 8 June at his res. in High St, Christchurch, Charles Webb, age 39, late of Jersey, Channel Islands, Home papers please copy.
Auckland Star, 11 August 1892, Page 8 marriage
TURNER�PIRIE.-On July 28, at St. Mark's Church, Remuera, Auckland, N Z., by Rev. Isaac Richards. Edward Phillips, son of Charles Turner, Esq., M.D., Launceston. Tasmania, to Irene Ada, youngest daughter of Major James Pirie, late Royal Guernsey Militia.
Evening Post, 31 July 1884, Page 3
THE NEW PARLIAMENT. SKETCHES OF NEW MEMBERS.
Mr. Oliver Samuel, the member for the district of Now Plymouth, was born in Jersey, in 1849, and consequently is 35 years of age. He is a son of the Rev. Dr. Samuel, D.D.,LD., who in the early days of New Zealand was well-known in all parts of the colony. Mr Samuel came to New Zealand with his parents in 1855, and was educated at Nelson College, and during his last year there he took two of the highest scholarships. On leaving in 1860 he joined the Government service under Mr. Domett, and in 1868 went into the Registrar's department in Auckland. He then left the Government service and spent a few months at the Thames goldfield, when the gold fever was at its height in 1870. He rejoined the Government service in Wellington under Sir Maurice O'Rorke, then Minister of Lands, in 1873, but he resigned the office held and became managing clerk and articled pupil to the late Mr. W. Sefton Moorhouse, under whom he studied for the profession he is now following. He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand and called to the Bar in 1878....
Star 26 November 1884, Page 2
Marsh.� Sept. 17, at Guernsey, W. H. C. Marsh aged 35 lately residing at Sydenham.
Evening Post, 27 April 1885, Page 2 MARRIAGE
CROSS - Taudevin � On 20th April, 1885, at St. Petera's Church, by the Ven Archdeacon Stock, Thomas, eldest son of Mr Joseph Cross, builder and contractor, at Wellington, to Edith Marion youngest daughter of the late William Taudevin, Esq of Guernsey, Channel Island. Auckland and Guernsey papers please copy
Evening Post, 27 November 1885, Page 2
Coles � On 16th November, at Greymouth, accidentally drowned, John Colos, mariner, of Sevcurs Road. Jersey and Home papers please copy.
The Star, Christchurch Wednesday 13
January 1886 Marriage -
BOIELLE - WOODWARD - 19 December at Weslyan Church, Wellington, by Rev. W.C. Oliver, Albert John Boielle, of Jersey, to Annie Ream, of Leeston.
Evening Post, 2 June 1886, Page 2
DEATHS. Arthur� On 20th April, 1886, at St Helier's, Jersey, Susan Elizabeth Arthur, mother of Thomas Arthur, of this city, aged 71 years.
Evening Post, 6 June 1887, Page 2 Birth
Robin.� On 81st May, ISS7, at Ghuznee-street, Mrs, Alfred Robin, of a son. Guernsey and Aberdeen papers please copy
Evening Post, 20 August 1887, Page 2
ARCHER -MOORE - On Wednesday, 17th August, 1887 at St John's Church, by the Rev. James Paterson, William Joseph, eldest son of Mr W Archer, to Louisa Ella, only daughter of the late Mr J. W. Moore, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Star 20 August 1888, Page 2
Roberts,� August 1 Wellington, Lucy Durell Roberts, beloved, wife of William Roberts, and third daughter of Mr P. Henry, at George road, Guernsey, and mother of Mrs W. H. Cummins and Mrs T. Marriott, -Christchurch, Guernsey. papers please copy.
Timaru Herald Friday 15 March 1889 pg2
Another New Zealand officer is gone to rest in the person of Lieutenant-General Frederick Samuel Blyth, late of her Majesty's 40th Regiment. He died at St Heliers, Jersey, at the age of 58. He served in New Zealand during the war in 1863 and '65, and was present at the battle of Rangariri, and was present at the action of Wairoa, commandeered also 300 men at the assault and capture of Orakau (mentioned in despatches). Brevet of Lieut-Colonel and medal, Afghan war 1878 and '72, and took part in the expedition into the Bazar Valley under General Maude. Again mentioned in despatches. Companion of the Bath and medal. He was appointed Lieutenant- General in 1886. General Blyth was junior in rank to the late gallant and lamented Colonel T.L.K. Nelson, who commanded the old 40th during their meritorious services rendered to this colony.
Christchurch Press Thursday 12 September
WYATT - 11 September at 241 Cashel St. West, Elizabeth mother of Mr. J. Wyatt, and widow of late C. Wyatt late of Guernsey, age 70
The New Zealand Gazette Dec. 5 1889
Particulars of the Estate of Deceased Persons which have been placed under the charge of the Public Trustee for Management during the month of November, 1889. Valpy, John N. , Colonial residence: Ashburton. Foreign residence: Jersey, Oct. 15 1889, �50, DOD Nov. 2 1889. Relatives known.
The Star, Christchurch Saturday 7
In loving remembrance of our dear mother Henrietta Le MOTTEE, of the Island of Jersey, who died at her residence St. Asaph St. Christchurch February 7th 1889.
Evening Post, 4 March 1891, Page 2 MARRIAGE
Fauvel - Tonks - On the 3rd March, 1891, at the residence of the bride's parents, Webb-street, Wellington, Francis, second son of the late Mr P. Fauvel, Jersey, Channel Islands to Jane, second daughter of Mr Enoch Tonks.
The Star, Christchurch Thursday 4 June
1891 page 2
Marriage - SKELTON - BROCKER - on 21 May at St Michael's Church, Christchurch, By Rev. Walter Harper, William Edward, 2nd surviving son of Mr John Skelton, late of St. Helier's, Jersey, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr Edward Brocker, of Christchurch, Wellington papers please copy.
Evening Post, Wellington. 19 December
1891, Page 2
HAMLIN - SHEARER.� On 13th December, by the Rev. Charles Dallaston, William, second son of the late James Hamlin, of Guernsey, to Ada Maxwell, third daughter of the late James Crear Shearer, of this city.
The Star Saturday 3 April 1893 page 3
Le Sueur - At his residence, Montreal street north, James Frederick, beloved husband of Rowena Le Sueur, late of Geelong, Victoria, native of St. Helliers, Jersey; aged forty-five years. Deeply regretted. He was well known in sporting circles. He died this morning after a long illness. Mr Le Sueur was one of the principal bookmakers in New Zealand before the advent of the totalisator, and during different periods was part owner of one or two racehorses.
Otago Daily Times 11 December 1893, Page
Arnold.� On the 10th December, at her residence, Castle street north, Sophia, the beloved wife of Chas A. Arnold; aged 35. Deeply regretted. Guernsey papers please copy.
Hawke's Bay Herald, 27 February 1894,
DE LISLE. At York Place, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Caroline, widow of de Beauvoir de Lisle, M.D., in her 87th year.
Otago Witness 17 March 1898 pg 102
SIMMONS, Rev. Frank C., engaged in England to fill the position of rector of the Boys' High School, son of Captain F.F. Simmons, R.A., born in Guernsey 1829; took his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Oxford; after resigning, occupied a similar position at Nelson for some years, dying there in 1876, leaving a widow (daughter of Rev. T.F. Dymock) , two sons and four daughters. The sons are dead, but Mrs Simmons and two daughters reside in Dunedin.
Otago Witness, 17 March 1898, Page
Biographical Sketches of the COLONISTS OF THE FIRST DECADE
Filleul, W.G., born in Jersey, 1831, came out in the Ajax, 1849, with his uncle (Mr Valpy) and youngest brother, Richard, (age 14) ; settled at the Taieri, but soon returned to Dunedin. Went to Bendigo in 1852, and on his return he and his brother went into sheep farming at Papakaio. Visited the Home country in 1857, marrying and returning in 1859. His brother was lost in the Lord Raglan, when returning to the colony after a visit to England. Giving up sheep farming he lived at Caversham for a while, and accepted the position of clerk of the Court of Oamaru, retiring in 1896, and taking up his residence at Nelson. A son and two daughters survive. Died in Nelson in 1902.
Auckland Star, 7 July 1898, Page 8
MOULD.�On July 2nd, at the residence of Mrs R. Scott, New North Road, Ann Mould, in her 76th year, the beloved sister of Mr E. Mould, of Havelet, Guernsey. England.
Otago Witness, 13 August 1902, Page 20
A private telegram from Nelson was received in Oamaru stating that Mr William Gabriel Filleul (age 78) died suddenly on Wednesday. Mr Filleul was one of the earliest settlers in North Otago, having with his brother. Richard Anthony Filleul, taken up in 1853 the Papakaio run, one of the three first: runs selected in the district. In 1869 Mr Filleul became clerk of the Resident Magistrate's Court, and continued to hold that position until a few years since, when he retired, and later on removed to Nelson. Deceased was one of the founders of the ; North Otago A. and P. Association in 1863. His name appears on the earliest roll of justices of the- peace for the district, and in the early days of the settlement he took an active part in all matters affecting the welfare of the community.
Rugby School Register - Entrance August 1845
Filleul, William Gabriel, son of the Rev. Philip Filleul, St. Peter's, Jersey, aged 14, March 25. Anstey. One of the earliest settlers at Dunedin, New Zealand, 1848. Afterwards a Sheep owner in Otago, N.Z. Residing at Nelson, New Zealand.
Fricker, Edward, Mt. Clear Farm, Georgetown, born at Jersey, came out in Strathmore 1856. Visited the Home Country in 1871-2. Interested in temperance work.
Simmons, Rev. Frank C, engaged in England to fill the position of rector of the Boys' High School, son of Captain F. F. Simmons, R.A., born in Guernsey 1829 ; took his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Oxford ; after resigning, occupied a similar position at Nelson for some years, dying there in 1876, leaving a widow (daughter of Rev. T. F. Dymock), two sons and four daughters. The sons are since dead, but Mrs. Simmons and two daughters reside in Dunedin.
Otago Witness, 31 March 1898, Page 11
WITH BRIEF NOTICES OF A FEW OF THE PROMINENT COLONISTS OF LATER YEARS.
Foster, Henry Angel, born Guernsey ; arrived Mary 1849 ; followed trade of carpenter first at Green Island ; subsequently business in Dunedin as builder and contractor. Mrs Foster, who was born St. Austel, Cornwall, but lived many years Island of Guernsey, and who accompanied her husband in the Mary, now resides in Clyde street, Dunedin. Family, one son (Henry Charles Foster, partner in firm of Foster and George, contractors, Dunedin), two daughters, one died ; other Mrs George, 19 grandchildren.
Quertier, A., born on Island of Guernsey ; arrived with his wife by Kinnard July 7, 1860; brought Guernsey cattle, descendants of which he has now ; took flour to Dunstan rush; settled at Clutha in 1863; sold out after 1 8 years and went to Mataura, where he now resides.
Auckland Star, 12 May 1898, Page 8
GRUT�On April 9, at her residence, Orewa, Ann, relict of the late Collings de Jersey Grut, formerly of Guernsey Channel Isles, in her 89th year.
Evening Post, 11 April 1899, Page 6
HODDER � GARDNER � On the 29th March, at the residence of the bridegroom's sister, Petone, by the Rev. T. Francis Jones, William George, only son of the late W. Geo. Hodder, of Featherston, to Robena Gertrude Mabel, only daughter of the late John T. Gardner, of Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Evening Post, 7 June 1912, Page 7
Mr. Francis Le Noury, who has been a resident of Wellington for nearly thirty-eight years, died at his residence in Herbert-street on Wednesday, aged sixty-five years. The deceased was a native of Guernsey, Channel Islands. For some time after his arrival in Wellington he engaged in contracting but for the greater part of his residence in the city he was in the bookselling business. He was twice married, and has left a widow but no family. Deceased, who was an old member of the Methodist Church and of Loyal Britannia Lodge of Oddfellows, had suffered from a painful internal trouble for some months before his death.
Press, 12 September 1889, Page 4
Wyatt � On September 11th, 1889, at 241 Cashel street West, Elizabeth, mother of Mr J. Wyatt, and widow of the late C. Wyatt, late of Guernsey, aged seventy years. Home papers please copy.
Evening Post, 11 April 1899, Page 6 Marriage
HODDER - GARDNER � On the 29th March, at the residence of the bridegroom's sister, Petone, by the Rev. T. Francis Jones, William George, only son of the late W. Geo. Hodder, of Featherston, to Robena Gertrude Mabel, only daughter of the late John T. Gardner, of Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Evening Post, 7 December 1899, Page 2
Mr. J. F, Arnold, the newly-elected member for Dunedin City, was born in St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, in 1859, and is a son of the late Mr. Julius Arnold, who was a member of the legal profession. In 1864 he come to New Zealand with his parents, landing at Lyttelton at the age of 16. He was apprenticed to the clicking, and continued at that trade in Christchurch for eight years. During that time ho became an active member of various friendly societies. He went to Dunedin under engagement to Sargood, Son, and Ewen, in whose employ he has continued till the present time. ...
Otago Witness, 6 March 1901, Page 16
Mr F. B. Robilliard, "I was born," said he, "in Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, -and came out to Christchurch when a boy. Sixteen months ago I settled in Ashburton. commencing business in East street as a watchmaker and jeweller. A Channel Islands boy generally has a strong constitution.
Star 15 July 1901, Page 3
WARR.-July 13, 1901, at Sydenham, William, son of the late George Warr aged thirteen years and four months. Guernsey papers please copy.
Evening Post, 1 November 1901, Page 4
Mr. Philip Dolbel, of Hawkes Bay, whose death was announced this week, was well known to many of the early settlers in Wellington, having been a resident here in the fifties. He was born in Jersey, Channel Islands, followed a seafaring life from an early age, and owned a vessel called the Hearty (built by himself and Mr. Renouf, of Napier), trading on the English coast. He came to Wellington from Melbourne in 1855, and for twelve months was employed at bridge building, etc., at the Hutt. He went to Hawkes, Bay in, 1856, and resided at Clive for some years. He took up land in the Mohaka district, north of Napier near Mangaharurn, and represented Mohaka in the Provincial Council until the provinces were abolished. He was twice burned, out of house and home by the Hauhaus while carrying on sheepfarming at Mangahamru, and more than once had a narrow escape of losing his life. For a good many years he has lived in the Puketapu district. Mr. Dolbel was unmarried, but had numerous relations in the district.
Auckland Star, 25 April 1902, Page 3 Marriage
HEYWARD�BARLOW.� At Auckland, on April 8, by the Rev. W. E. Gillam, Vicar. Henry Edgar, fifth son of the late Robert Netherway Heyward (Guernsey), to Ada Augusta, only daughter of John Barlow, Esq., Carlton Mill Road. Christchurch.
Star 4 August 1902, Page 3
MAUGER -On -August 2, at Christchurch, Frederick Henry Mauger, third son of the late John Mauger, Saints, St. Martins, Guernsey, and nephew of T. Mollet, Christchurch, in his 24th year.
Auckland Star, 15 October 1902, Page 8
ELLIS. At the District Hospital, suddenly, Albert, third son of the late Major Ellis, Guernsey, Channel Island, aged 61 years. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs Pratt, "Mondamin," Carlton Gore Rd., Thursday, the 16th inst., at 2.38 p.m. Adelaide papers please copy.
Otago Witness 18 March 1903, Page 43
MOORE� CARRE.� On 24th February, 1903, at St. Paul' s_ Church, Palmerston North, by Rev. C. Coleridge Harper, M.A., Charles Downie Stewart, eldest son of "the late Charles Moore, of this city, to Edith Mary, only daughter of Captain Hilary Mansell Carre, R.N., Le Vahlnod, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Otago Witness, 29 April 1903, Page 27
By this mail the sad news has been received of the death of Captain Carre, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, youngest son of Captain Carre, R.N. Guernsey, and brother of Mrs Charles D. S. Moore of this city. Born in 1877 and educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, he went to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was appointed to his regiment in 1898. In May 1900 when still a lieutenant, he was ordered to Nigeria, where he has since been, save for one furlough. A gallant officer, and popular both with his brother officers and men, he was soon raised to the rank of captain.... His promising career has been cut short by blackwater fever, just as he was about to proceed to his home in Guernsey on a well earned furlough.
Otago Witness, 30 October 1907, Page 31
A carpenter named Thos. Drillot, a recent arrival from Guernsey, fell about 35ft on the 28th while working at Wellington on a new hotel. He had an arm broken and a shoulder dislocated, while it is feared he is also injured internally.
Star 26 November 1907, Page 3
MINTROM.� At his father's residence, George William, second son of George William and Susan Robert Mintrom, and brother of Mrs J. Whiting; aged twenty four. Jersey, Guernsey and Cornwall papers please copy.
Press, 13 April 1911, Page 1
DACOMBE� At the residence of her son, 159 Gloucester street, Elvina Catherine Dacombe, relict of th� late Thomas Dacombe, in her 94th year. Guernsey and the Jersey papers please copy.
Evening Post, 10 July 1912, Page 7
The Hon. W. Fraser is the son of Captain Hugh Fraser, of the Madras Light Infantry, and was born in India in 1840. In 1858 he came to New Zealand, and engaged in pastoral pursuit in Otago. Previously he had been educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Victoria College, Jersey, and at Brittany. From 1862 to 1893 was a runholder in the Dunstan district. In 1866 he was elected to the Provincial Council of Otago, and first entered Parliament in 1893 as member for Wakatipu, a seat which he has held over since. For some years now lie has resided in Wellington. In financial matters he has always been looked upon as an able critic.
Press, 29 June 1914, Page 1
LE MASUEIER� On June 28th, at his late residence, 30 Victoria street, New Brighton, John, eldest son of the late John Le Masurier, of St. Heliers, Jersey; in his 72nd year. At rest. Guernsey and Jersey papers please copy.
Evening Post, 5 October 1914, Page 6
The death of Mr. William Stephen Cochrane, a well-known resident of Auckland, is announced. The deceased gentleman was born in Jersey 69 years ago, and arrived in Auckland when he was fourteen years of ago. After being with his father, the late Mr, Samuel Cochrane, auctioneer, for some years, he was appointed Auckland diocesan secretary, and held the office until last year. He was a prominent worker in St. Mark's Parish, Remuera, an ex-captain of the Auckland Golf Club, a member of the Remuera Bowling Club and the Epsom Road Board, first chairman of the Manukau Water Supply Board, one of the founders of the Diocesan Girls' High School, general secretary of the Melanesian Mission up to a year ago, and for the past thirty years was a trustee of the Auckland Savings Bank.
Evening Post, 19 February 1915, Page 2
OBITUARY MR. J. F. FRASER, K.C. DUNEDIN, This Day.
The death occurred this morning of Mr. J. F. M. Fraser, K.C. Crown Prosecutor for the Dunedin district; aged 63 years. The late Mr. Fraser was a native of Guernsey, and arrived in New Zealand when a child of six years, in 1858. He was admitted to the Bar in 1875, and two years later established himself in business in Palraerston South. Four years later he commenced practice in Dunedin, where, since 1898, he has acted as Crown Prosecutor. He was one of the first New Zealand barristers to be raised to the degree of K.C. In educational matters, he served as a member of the Otago Education Board and also as a Governor of the Dunedin Girls' and Boys' High Schools. He leaves a widow and one daughter.
Evening Post, 22 March 1915, Page 1
PIRIE� On the 18th March, at Sarnia Lodge, Parnell, Auckland, in his 81st year, Lieut.- Colonel Jamca Pirie, V.D., late Major First Regiment Royal Guernsey Militia.
Auckland Weekly News 25 March 1915 p.21
PIRIE, Lieut-Col, James, V.D. Friday morning at his residence, Sarnia Lodge, Parnell, aged 80. Formerly Major & Adjutant, 1st Regt, Royal Guernsey Militia. Arrived in NZ 1879 & was actively connected with volunteer & Defence matters, was instructor in musketry & inspector of ammunition. Married eldest d/o late Mr John CAREY, Lord of the Manor of Sainte Helene, Guernsey who, with two sons and two daughters. Survive him. Sons, Mr Carey J Pirie, is in China and Mr Cecil W Pirie is with the Union Steam Ship Co. Daughters Mrs Cook resides in Sydney and Mrs E Phillips.
Evening Post, 23 October 1915, Page 9
NZ Casualties. FIELD ARTILLERY. (Disembarked Malta, 10th October.)
Craven. Frank Charles, 2/1272, Gun. (John Craven, 1, Well-road, St.Peter Port, Guernsey, father) ; slightly
Christchurch Press Monday 26 May 1924
Mr Harry Ranson, who died last week at the age of 59 years, after a long illness, was well known as a builder and contractor in Wellington for many years. Born in Jersey, he came to New Zealand with his parents as a boy. He ultimately settled in Wellington, He was an enthusiastic bowler, being a member of the Newtown Club for 17 years, and for 2 years he was its president.
Auckland Star, 11 November 1927, Page 14
MR. C. F. HAMON
SEVENTY YEARS RESIDENT. An old resident of Auckland, Mr. Charles Frederick Hamon, died on November 8, at his home, Mount Roskill, aged 80 years. He was born at Jersey, Channel Islands, and arrived in Auckland by the ship Salond in the month of August, 1857. He landed from the ship's boat on the foreshore, which was then at the foot of Shortland Street. During the seventy years that have elapsed since then, Mr. Hamon witnessed the wonderful development of the city of his adoption. When Thames goldfield was opened. Mr. Hamon, with his brother, were in the first rush in 1867, and were present at the' opening of the famous Shotover mine. Mr. Hamon was for many years a builder and contractor in Auckland. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and one daughter. An idea of life in Auckland in the early days may be gathered from the fact that in his youth, Mr. Hamon used to walk with his father to and from Otahuhu to do a day's work. Later he went to Matamata and erected the first building there for the late Mr. J. C. Firth. Mr. Hamon used to relate an incident connected with the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Auckland in the "sixties." His Royal Highness had an elephant with him, and it was of great interest to see it carry the Duke's washing to the laundry. Mr. Hamon was also wont to recall the fact that during the war in the Waikato he had stood at the gate of his father's place and watched Maori prisoners brought in by bullock wagons. When he first landed from a ship's boat at the corner of Shortland Street, a lot of Maori canoes were drawn up on the foreshore. Mr. Hamon was a man of sterling quality, and was active unto the end of his life. He is survived by his wife, four sons and a daughter.
Auckland Star, 18 June 1931, Page 8
Mr. PETER BILLINGS. There passed away on June 14, at Geraldine, South Canterbury, one of the oldest surviving pioneers of the Auckland district, Mr. Peter Billings, who was born in the Jersey Islands 90 years ago. In the early days of the colonisation of this country Mr. Billings served with the Forest Rangers under Major von Tempsky. Later he was in charge of a schooner trading between Whangarei Heads, Kawau Island and Auckland. He finally settled at Geraldine. Mr. Billings is survived by his wife and the following children: �Mrs. T. W. Fulton, Paeroa; Mrs. F. Prouting, Christchurch; Miss E. Billings, Christchurch; Mrs. W. Double, Temuka; Mrs. G. Hopkinson, Temuka; Mrs. F. Bevan, Geraldine; Mr. P. Billings and Mr. J. Billings, Ashburton; Mr. E. Billings, Christchurch; and Mr. R. Billings, Geraldine.
The Hindostan arrived Port Chalmers, July 13 1874. She left the Downs, April 7th. On board were John and Mary Fleury, from Jersey, Channel Islands, and their two eldest children and Mary's mother, brother and sister, Mary Ann, William and Ann Swaffield. They lived in Dunedin for eleven years. Five more children arrived, before they all sailed on the Wakatipu for Sydney in 1885.
Emilius LeRoy, a sailor, who settled in the early 1850s in Auckland. He sent for his Guernsey fianc�e, Catherine Tabel.
James Harris - b. in 1846 in Jersey, worked as a baker for three years and went to Sydney in 1867. He left for New Zealand, and being, successful at Tuapeka and Waipori in goldmining, he left to commence mining operations in Kumara. In 1881 he joined Evans and Party at Barrytown, later being a member of Lewis and Party, well-known as hydraulic sluicers at Lawson's Creek, Barry Town, West Coast, N.Z.
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Chambers family Family papers Display Dates : 1864, 1881, 1885, 1980
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William and Hannah Chambers arrived in New Zealand from Jersey in 1874 and settled near Hastings. After William's death (1864-1880) Hannah married Robert Paton in 1882. Marriage certificate for William and Hannah Paton (1874-1882) , family letters, and programme for Chambers and Paton family reunion in 1980. Paton, Robert d. 1911
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Samson, Augustus Philip, 1844-1888
100 days' journal from Jersey to New Zealand 8 Mar-11 Jun 1875
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History : Samson and his wife came to NZ on the Countess of Kintore to join a group of fellow Jersey Islanders living in Napier
Journal covers describes voyage, shipboard life and landing in Napier.
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Burke, William Ellison Messervy, fl 1830-1900
Reminiscences of old Canterbury
Display Dates : [ca 1913-1919]
Reference Number : qMS-0333 Quantity : 1 volume(s) (, 71 leaves)
Burke arrived in Canterbury in the early 1850s and was employed at the Resident Magistrate's Court, Christchurch, from 1859 to 1871, including a period as bailiff from 1867. He resigned his position in 1871, shortly before being convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years imprisonment.
Burke was baptised on 26 Feb 1830 at St Heliers, Jersey and is thought to have died in Christchurch about 1900. He married Laura Ennie Caggett on 22 Jan 1863 at Lambeth, London. They had six sons, all born in Christchurch. Sketches, anecdotes and reminiscences of early Canterbury personalities, who were Burke's contemporaries.
Clippings included covering 1907-1919, were placed in the volume by Johannes Carl Andersen, , 1873-1962 (Contributor)
Bishop, Rookwood Comport, 1847-1925 Burke was hard up and sold the original to Bishop for 5 pounds.
Copy Availability : Complete photocopies held by NZ and Pacific Room, Canterbury Public Library and Archives Section, Canterbury Museum
Originals Location : Three volume original in Burke's hand, with extensive clippings, is held by Canterbury Public Library, in their book collection.
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Carteret, Jean de, 1818-1899
Journal of voyage from Jersey to Auckland and first days in New Zealand / English translation made by Oliver Mourant.
Display Dates : May-Dec 1859, 1950
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Journal records journey with wife and six children from Jersey, Channel Islands to Auckland as second cabin passengers on board the `Nourmahal'
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Deslandes, Elizabeth Caroline, 1878-1951 Diary
Display Dates : 7 Jul-15 Aug 1892
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Elizabeth Caroline Deslandes was born in Shanghai China, 22 July 1876. Her parents were Elias John and Julia (Ashton) Deslandes. Her father was an opium expert and master mariner and after his term in China the family returned to St Heliers in Jersey. He died there in 1887 and Julia remarried Richard Salmon Skelhorn in 1889. The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1892 on board the `Arawa' which left Albert Docks in London on the 7 July 1892, arriving in Wellington on the 26 August 1892. Elizabeth's elder brothers had emigrated earlier to New Zealand and her brother George was the founder of Deslandes Printing Co in Wellington. The diary of 13 year old Elizabeth describes voyage to New Zealand on board the `Arawa', giving details of fellow passengers, family and ship board activities. Entries are dated 7 July 1892 to 14 August 1892. It appears that Elizabeth
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Great Britain Army First Regiment Light Infantry,
Royal Guernsey Militia Annual return 1876
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Issue Restriction : Unrestricted
Quantity : 1 volume(s) (80 pages)
List of men under various headings, e.g. officers, sergeants, buglers, rank and file etc. Also lists their occupations, their districts and in some cases what happened to them.
Names : Great Britain Army 1st Regiment Light Infantry (Royal Guernsey Militia) (Creator)
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St Heliers Crescent in Christchurch was named after St. Helier, the capital of Jersey. Cyril John de la mare (died 1975) developed a subdivision off Breezes road and named the streets. He had emigrated from Guernsey.
This is from the passenger list of the Ship STONEHOUSE that left Plymouth 10 April 1874 to Canterbury, New Zealand arriving June 29, 1874. Information courtesy of Sue Knight. Posted 19 April 2000. Passenger list available at Archives New Zealand.
Jersey: MALZARD Pounds 50.15.0 Charles 25 Plasterer Mary Ann 25 Charles 6 Albert 5 Emily 3 (dead) RICH 116 pounds William 40 Brickmaker/Labourer Devon Caroline nee Malzard 40, Ida, Charles 7, George 5 (died), Laura 3. Transferred to single men's/womens: Emily 18, Susan 17, William (farm labourer Devon) 15, Alice 13, FORWARD John 30 Plasterer Fanny 33 Amelia 12 Servant John 7 Francis 5 Selina 2GUERNSEY: HEYWARD Robert 43 occ. Husbandman Amelia 36 Susan 17 Servant Charles 16 Walter 15 Alfred 14 Dora 13 Servant Anthony 12 Edgar 10 Lionel 7 Maud 4 Lenah 1 ALDERNEY: RAYNEL Alexander 22 Dairyman WHITBURN John 31 Miner JERSEY: CHAPMAN Susan (Lucy?) 19 Servant single woman SIMEON Simon 18 Farmer LUCE Francis 19 Carpenter DE JERSEY Edward 19 Grocer WERRIN Charles 21 Bricklayer JOURNEAU Alfred 19 Blacksmith HARRADINE George 19 Blacksmith? OSBOURNE Mya (?) 25 Nurse marriedAlexandrina Francoise Josephine Raynel, d/o Jean Raynel and Josephine Guesdon. Here's the family in 1871: Name Age in 1871 Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish County/Island Adolphe E Raynel 11 St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Son St Helier Jersey Alexandrine F Raynel 18 Alderney, Channel Islands Daughter St Helier Jersey Aurele M A Raynel 9 St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Daughter St Helier Jersey George M Raynel 2 St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Son St Helier Jersey Jean F Raynel 46 France Head St Helier Jersey Josephine M Raynel 43 France Wife St Helier Jersey Josephine M Raynel 6 St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Daughter St Helier Jersey Jules L Raynel 6 St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Son St Helier Jersey Jules L M Raynel 14 St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Son St Helier Jersey Pierre M Raynel 12 St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Son St Helier Jersey
Alexander RAYNEL b. 1852 Channel Islands, d. 1935, Whangarei, immigrated to NZ 1874 on the Stonehouse. He married in 1882 to Isabella Jackson HUGHES b1864 Port Chalmers NZ d. 1947 d/o Richard Jackson HUGHES and Catherine NEWTON.
Alexandrina RAYNEL arrived in Timaru 24 Sept 1875 aboard the Merope. She married George Abbott? May have died in Hastings. Her brother Alexander RAYNEL arrived in Lyttelton 27 June 1874 aboard the Stonehouse. He married Isabella Jackson HUGHES 31 August 1882 in Ashburton, he was a nurseryman and Isabella a domestic servant.They had seven children: Arthur Francis b. 03/10/1883 married Kathleen LE PROU George Alexander b. 22/06/1886 Walter Richard b. 04/03/1888 married Florence LE PROU William Robert b. 03/10/1890 married Thyrza DEMLER John Leslie b. 12/03/1892 Christina Florence b. 12/04/1900 m. Fred (Frederick Charles Horatio)COWAN 1920, 5 kids:Henry, Leslie, Stanley, Amelia & Alexander Frederick Wilfred b. 27/04/1903 1893 NZ Electoral Roll Surname RAYNEL Given Name Alexander Number 2719 Electorate Ashley Voting Qualification Residential Residential Address Hurunui Gorge Occupation Farmer WW2 personnel 20 June 1945 - RAYNEL, R. S., Taupiri
BREHAUT James William Stonemason & accountant. Settled in South Canterbury in the 1860s. CABOT Thomas Born 1814 in Jersey Came to Canterbury 1851, Timaru 1854. DeMOLE John m. Anna Maria Cuming St.Helier arrived Lyttelton Isabella Hercus 1855) GLANVILLE Thomas 44 Brickmaker Guernsey arrived Lyttelton 1866 Blue Jacket Le BRETON F. Farm Laborer Jersey with wife and six children arrived 1864 Lyttelton Ivanhoe
MAINDONALD Thomas 35 Farm Labourer Arrived Lyttelton 1874 Geraldine Paget Teresa 36 Guernsey Thomas 12 Ada 10 Francis 9 male
MANGER Philip J 28 Farm Labourer Jersey arrived Lyttelton 1876 Otaki Mary 23 Philip John 3/12
MESSERY Philip G. J. 28 Blacksmith Jersey arrived Lyttelton 1876 Otaki Charlotte 28 John William 3/12
Walter Abraham KELLOW b. Guernsey m.26 July 1881 Emma Wellington. Father: Abraham Kellow, merchant. Mother: Eliza Ann Kellow nee Lake.
William Joseph ARCHER m. 17 Aug. 1887 Sarah Louisa Ella MOORE b. Guernsey in Wellington. Father: John Wm Moore, house decorator. Mother: Mary More nee Hoare.
Henry William MILLAIS b. Jersey m. 5 Apr 1888 Jessie Ann Louise ROSS. Father: George Henry Millais, railway director. Mother: Mary Maria Millias b. Highland
Thomas GORE b. Jersey Channel Is., carpenter, m. 22 Nov 1890 Hettie McELWAINE Father: Thos Gore, Master Mariner. Mother: Mary Ann Gore Born McEwain.
Evening Post, 8 March 1900, Page 2
Probably Mr. William Birch, the eminent Baptist preacher who went out to New Zealand about ten years ago and took charge for some time of a Baptist congregation in the colony, will still be affectionately remembered by his colonial flock. I regret to announce his death, which took place the day before yesterday in Jersey, where he reside^ after returning from California, 'whither he went from New Zealand. Mr. Birch was at one time perhaps the best known man in Manchester through his works as preacher and philanthropist.
Name Est. Birth Year Birthplace 1861 Location Island 1861 Channel Islands Census was taken on the night of 7 April 1861. Remington Arthur E abt 1857 New Zealand Jersey 1871 Channel Islands Census was taken on the night of 2 April 1871 Bourchier Edward C abt 1864 New Zealand Jersey Fosson Thomas abt 1866 New Zealand Jersey Herley Elizabeth abt 1859 New Zealand Jersey Irvine Annabella abt 1863 New Zealand Jersey Irvine Cecil abt 1864 New Zealand Jersey Irvine Alexander abt 1866 New Zealand Jersey Irvine Margret abt 1867 New Zealand Jersey Masland Cycil E abt 1864 New Zealand Jersey Ogard John A abt 1866 New Zealand Guernsey
1881 Census of the Channel Islands was taken on the night of 3 April 1881 Name Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relationship Residence Beckham Violet B.H. abt 1869 NZ Dau. 82 St Saviours Rd, St Helier, Jersey. Mother: Henrietta C. Beckham abt 1833 Canada, Sub-dist.C ED:16 Folio:18 Pg:30 Biard Alice Rene abt 1876 New Zealand Daughter La Marquanderie, St Brelade. Parents: Philip Biard abt 1849 St Brelades Subdist.M ED:5 Folio:102 Pg:13 Biard Martha Louise abt 1879 New Zealand Daughter La Marquanderie, St Brelade, Jersey Parents: Susan Mary Biard b. abt 1856 St Brelades Bullock Alice abt 1875 Wellington, NZ Dau. 5 Doyle St, St Peter Pt. Parents: Heneretta Bullock abt 1853 St Peter Pt Bullock Ethel abt 1878 Canterbury, NZ Dau. 5 Doyle St, St Peter Pt. Parents: Wm H. Bullock abt 1847 St Peter Pt. Occ. Coachman Bullock Florence abt 1876 Wellington, NZ Dau. 5 Doyle St, St Peter Port, Guernsey. Sub-dist.A Folio:55 Page:6 Cordery Elizabeth I. abt 1861 New Zealand Wife 18 Havre Des Pas, St Helier. Husband: Charles Cordery b. abt1843 Eng. Occ. QuarterMast2/12 Regt. SubdistB ED:11 Folio:42 Heath James J. abt 1872 New Zealand Cousin Main Road Manor Cottage, St Clement, Jersey Kendale Jules Willm. abt 1878 Wellington, NZ Grandson 18 Duhamel Place (Shirley House), St Helier, Jersey Kendale Maud abt 1876 Wellington, NZ Granddau.18 Duhamel Place (Shirley House), St Helier, Jersey McCoon Alice abt 1869 NZ Pauper "Hosp. of St Peter Port" Near St Julians Ave, St Peter Port, Guernsey Molloy Elizabeth C. abt 1865 NZ Dau. 2 Grotto Cottage, St Brelade Parents: Arthur Molloy abt 1839 Ireland Occ. Chelsea Pensioner. Sister Charlotte T. Molloy abt1871 ENG Molloy Sophia M. abt 1870 NZ Dau. 2 Grotto Cottage, St Brelade, Occ. Chelsea Pensioner Scholar Parents: Elizabeth Molloy abt 1835 St Brelade Ogard John Alfred abt 1866 Auckland, NZ Son Charotterie Cottage, St Peter Port, Guernsey Reed Norma A. abt 1876 Auckland, NZ Daughter No 2 Hillside, St Saviour, Jersey Reed Vernon H. abt 1872 Auckland, NZ Son No 2 Hillside, St Saviour, Jersey. Father : Jessie C. Reed abt 1845 Ipswich QLD, AUS. Brother: John R. Reed b. 1865 Ipswich. Sister: Eileen F. b. 1880 Belfast, IRE. Renouf Delahay abt 1859 Auckland, NZ Wife 7 Grove Place, St Helier, Jersey Rowley Catherine abt 1863 NZ dau. Rohais Road Ivy Gates, St Peter Port, Subdist.C ED:4a Folio:74 Pg:10 Rowley Thomas abt 1832 England Head Rohais Rd Ivy Gates, St Peter Port, late of the Colony of NZ Simon Eliza abt 1878 NZ Dau. Chaumiere Cottage, St Brelade, Jersey. Parents: Ester Simon abt 1841 St Peters & Nicholas Simon abt 1842 St Brelades. Occ. Mason Wilson Frances E. abt 1866 NZ Dau. Thornton Villa St Helier. Father: John C Wilson abt 1810 Ipswich Suffolk Eng. Occ. Clergyman CoE. Mother Charlotte J abt 1833 France
1891 Channel Islands Census Name Est. Birth Yr Birthplace Birthplace 1891 Location Addison George Stanly abt 1877 New Zealand Jersey Ahier Edward J abt 1889 Otago New Zealand Jersey Balleine Batchelor Cecily S abt 1884 New Zealand Guernsey Batchelor Grace E abt 1884 New Zealand Guernsey Bisset Francis E abt 1889 New Zealand Guernsey Bowley Catharine M E abt 1863 New Zealand Guernsey Bridge George Fletcher abt1862 New Zealand Guernsey Couteur Amelia Mary abt 1880 New Zealand Jersey Couteur Esthel Mary abt 1882 New Zealand Jersey Digby Claude H abt 1881 Christchurch New Zealand Jersey Haines Fanny B abt 1879 New Zealand Jersey Johnston Glen M abt 1856 Wellington New Zealand Jersey Johnston Gordon J abt 1876 Wellington New Zealand Jersey Kendall Julius abt 1848 New Zealand Jersey Ozanne Christine abt 1884 New Zealand Guernsey Powell Florence A abt 1882 New Zealand Jersey Raill Arthur abt 1886 Dunedin New Zealand Jersey Raill George abt 1881 Dunedin New Zealand Jersey Raill William C abt 1879 Dunedin New Zealand Jersey Renouf Delahay abt 1859 New Zealand Jersey Stanbury Lauria L abt 1880 New Zealand Guernsey Vicent Fred Aug abt 1878 New Zealand Jersey Vincent Annie abt 1879 New Zealand Guernsey Vincent Elia abt 1881 New Zealand Guernsey Vincent John abt 1837 New Zealand Guernsey Vincent Marie abt 1877 New Zealand Guernsey Wilson Frances E abt 1865 New Zealand Guernsey 1901 Channel Islands Census was taken on the night of 31 March 1901 Name Est. Birth Year Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish County/Island View Image Save This Ahier Edward J abt 1889 Dunedin NZL Son Grouville Jersey Parents: Alfred and Ann R Ahier. Son Charles S. b. 1892. Jersey. ED:5 Folio:223 Pg:11 Hhold:81 Balleine Martha L abt 1879 New Zealand Wife St Peter Jersey ED:1 Folio:100 Pg:14 Hhold:106 Husband: John Alf Balleine. First child b. 1897 St Peter Biard Alice Rive abt 1877 New Zealand Servant, Beaumont, St Peter Jersey Bisset Frances E abt 1889 Canterbury, New Zealand Son St Peter Port Guernsey Mother: Florence M Bisset ED:5a Folio:79 Pg:32 Hhold:39 Cooper Charles 24 abt 1877 New Zealand Head St Helier Jersey. Wife: Augustine. Dau. Christine b. 1890 St Helier ED: 38 Folio:155 Pg:12 Hhold:81 Occ. Stone Cutter Eldred Edward G abt 1875 New Zealand Boarder St Helier Jersey Maria E J Eldred b. Southampton Eldred George Edward 26abt 1875 New Zealand St Helier Jersey Royal Garrison Artillery Occ. Sergeant R G A Falla Annie abt 1889 St Martin's, New Zealand Daughter St Martin Jersey Falla Daniel 20 abt 1881 New Zealand Son St Martin Jersey Parents: Daniel and Sarah D. Falla b. Ire.. Occ. Gardener Falla Edith abt 1890 St Martin's, New Zealand Daughter St Martin Jersey ED:2 Folio: 60 Pg:10 Hhold:69 Falla Elsie abt 1886 St Martin's, New Zealand Daughter St Martin Jersey Falla Florence abt 1892 St Martin's, New Zealand Daughter St Martin Jersey Fater Kate E abt 1857 New Zealand Staff Grouville Jersey Haye Florence Ann abt 1882 New Zealand Wife St Brelade Jersey Mother: Clara Powell b. abt 1847 England. Husb.: George De La Haye b. abt 1877 Kaill Arthur 14 b. Dunedin New Zealand Jersey St Heliers Plumbers Apprentice Kendall Julius W 23 abt 1878 Masterton, New Zealand Head St Saviour Guernsey Grandma: Ruth Bengerfield b. abt 1826 St. Helier Occ. Watch & Clock Repairer Leather Ethel M abt 1873 New Zealand Wife St Peter Port Guernsey Husband: T D Stanger Leather b. abt 1871 Eng. ED:8b Folio:111 Pg:22 Hhold:163 Lochington Guillaume 30 abt 1871 New Zealand Boarder St Saviour Guernsey ED:12 Folio:100 Pg:5 Hhold:13a Scholar Lovi Maudy abt 1885 Masterton, New Zealand Niece Rozel, St Martin Jersey ED:1 Folio:9 Pg:9 Hhold:48 Moitier Desire abt 1849 St John, New Zealand Head St Peter Jersey ED:3 Folio:117 Page:4 Hhold:30 Ozanne Christine abt 1884 New Zealand Daughter St Martin Jersey Parents: William J Ozanne b.1848 and Alice b. 1847 St. Peter Port ED:3 Folio:74 Pg:11 Hhold:68 Randall Beatrice A abt 1876 New Zealand Visitor Sous L Eglise, St Saviour Guernsey Visiting : Henry G Legros family Smith Maud abt 1876 Wellington, New Zealand Wife St Peter Port Guernsey Husband: Robert Smith b.1868 Eng. Dau: Violet Maud Smith ED: 4b Folio:39 Pg:6 Hhold: 41 Smith Rosa T abt 1860 New Zealand Wife St Helier Jersey Husband: Herbert b.1856 Liverpool Eng. Dau.Winifred A.b.1892 StHelierED:38Folio:152Pg:6Hhold:32 Stranger Winifred abt 1867 New Zealand Wife Vale Guernsey Husband: Richard Stranger b. Vale 1863 Dau: Violet b. 1892 AUS ED:1 Folio:159 Pg:6 Hhold:348 Vessey John abt 1862 New Zealand Head St Peter Port Guernsey ED:4c Folio:42 Pg:1 Hhold:6 Weale Magde abt 1889 New Zealand Boarder St Mary Jersey Sister: Maeve Weale b. 1890 NSW Williams John 36 abt 1865 New Zealand Visiting the Stranger family, Vale, Guernsey. The Vale Engineer
Probates etc. held Archives NZ ALLARD Alice May, aka VEITCH Alice May - Island of Jersey - Widow Dun BELLAIRS Reginald Nigel - d'Albini, Guernsey Island - Retired Company Executive 1979 Akld BLAMPIED Elizabeth - Jersey - Married Woman 1913 Akld BLAMPIED Philip Winter - Jersey - Captain Merchant Service 1904 Akld BURROWS Stanley Miles - Brelade Jersey - Farmer 1954 Akld BYRCH Albert Phillips - St Peter Port, Guernsey - Boarding H Kpr 1946 Chch DONALD James Paterson - Jersey, Channel Island - Gentleman 1936 Akld DOVER William - London ex Jersey - Brother of Mary Jane 1881 Akld DUDLEY-SMITH Enid Doris - Jersey Island ex Auckland - Married Woman 1954 Akld ELLERBECK John Henry T. - St Heliers, Jersey 1905 Akld ELLIS Millicent - Jersey, Channel Island - Widow 1944 Akld FILLEUL Anne Penelope - Jersey - Spinster 1893 Dun HAMON Elizabeth - Jersey - Married Woman 1913 Akld LAINE Juliana - Guernsey - Widow 1917 Chch LAINE Thomas Lauga - Guernsey - 1897 Chch LE FEVRE Philip Alfred - St Heliers, Jersey - Reverend 1892 Dun LE PATOURER Herbert A - St Peter Port, Guernsey - H M Procureur 1952 Chch LYTTELTON Westcote Raymond - St Saviours, Jersey - 1956 Chch MALET Leonard de Carteret - Jersey - Esquire 1939 Chch MAXWELL Alice Hilda - Guernsey - Widow 1968 Akld MACKINTOSH Charles Edward - St Brelades, Jersey 1895 Dun MARETT John - Auckland ex St John's, Jersey - Son of George 1860 Akld MOLLET Daniel - Port Guernsey - Gentleman 1907 Chch NEAL Patience - St Laurence, Jersey - Widow 1871 Akld OSELTON Robert Peter - Island of Alderney - Deepsea Diver 1984 Akld OZANNE Joseph - Guernsey ex Auckland and Tasmania - Medical Practitioner 1873 PONT-ALAIN Edith Walcott - Les Gravees, Guernsey - Widow 1961 Akld PORTER Guy Tenlon - St Helier, Jersey - Retired Farmer 1946 Dun ROBIN James Hammond - Jersey, Channel Island - Gentleman 1891 Chch SAVAGE Walter - St Peter Port, Guernsey 1954 Akld SCOTT-DALGLEISH Innes - Isle of Jersey - Retired 1973 Akld SIMEON Cornwall Barrington - St Martin, Island of Jersey - Tax Inspector 1959 Chch VARIN Eunice Barbeson - St Helier, Jersey 1968 Dun VAUTIER Thomas George - St Martin, Island of Jersey 1926 Akld WIGGINS Alfred Gilpin - St Heliers Isld Jersey - Gentleman 1907 Chch WOOD Ross Derisley - Guernsey, Channel Islands - Company Director 1989 Akld YOUNG Samuel John - Alderney, Channel Islands - Retired 1993 Akld
The Southland Times says The bodies of the two men recently drowned at Tois Tois by the capsizing of a boat have been recovered. The first is about five feet six inches, middle aged, thin light-brown hair; sandy beard and moustaches; dressed in moleskin trousers, old watertight boots, blue worsted socks, white flannel shirt, blue check shirt, brown tweed jumper with pocket in the side and bone buttons, and a check handkerchief. The two latter articles have been kept for identifying.
The second is about five feet ten inches in height; thirty years of age; hair nearly black; brown beard on chin and very little on cheeks; thin features and thin built; mark on the left arm, 28430, A.B., with flag between and two broad arrows pointing different ways; wore blue guernsey, white canvas trousers, blue check shirt, dark check coat with horse, dog, and foxes' heads on the buttons. This man's neck was broken, and his feet much cut - probably by the boat in the surf. The bodies have been buried in the sandhills, near the scene of the accident, and the spot marked with a piece of timber at the head and foot of each grave. There seems to be a doubt as to there having been three men drowned. McGowan, one of the crew of the Struggler, who saw the accident, said there were men and dogs in the boat when it capsized. [the third body was discovered a week later]
A guernsey is a thick warm, hard-wearing knitted sweater, often with a distinctive pattern on it peculiar to the Isle of Guernsey, Channel Islands and often used by fisherman and seaman in the Merchant Navy When a girl received with favour the attentions of a young man, she would knit for him a pair of stockings, and later - a ganzey [English dialect]. Distinctive patterns often had origin in local identification. They were knitted by the sailor's sweetheart as a betrothal present, and sadly helped trace the village origins of drowned fishermen. The wool was washed, carded, spun and knitted tightly so as to "turn water"; the lack of seams ensures greater strength and impermeability; a almost windproof, and using wool that still retains much of the lanolin allows them to shed water. You weren't supposed to wash them that often as it damaged the waterproofing. Originally hand-knitted in one piece, often knitted in the round on sets of four or five needles.
The English Channel Island Jersey was famous for its knitting trade in medieval times, and because of that original fame, the name jersey is still applied to many forms of knitted fabric, round or flat. It is also another name for a pullover or sweater, because those garments were usually made from knitted Jersey.
Otago Witness April 29 1908 pg 88 Articles on Guernsey by Sarnia IV
St Peter's in-the -Wood. The rector was Dean of Guernsey, and the rectory is where Mrs Carey-Broch's well known books for children have been written. Catel Church. Saumares Manor House, occupied by the family with the same name....
Otago Witness May 6 1908 pg 88 Sark, Herm and Jethou.
The Southern Cross, Auckland January 2 1866. pg6
Shipwrecks off Alderney.
A heavy storm rose. The ship ' Carioca' 610 tons burthen, bound from Havre to the Brazils, with a general cargo consisting of rich silks, cloths, hats, prints, butter, potatoes, and a complement of 29 men was driven on to the Chateau-le-toc Rock, beneath Albert Fort, and dashed by the furious breakers. By an interposition of Providence, the ship was suddenly listed over by the waves, and falling on her side, her mast nearly touched the battlements of the fort. The crew effected a landing. Sergeant Cox, of the 6th Regiment, and men aroused themselves and saved the men. Two bodies recovered. The 'Le Cygne,' barque, 300 to 400 tons lost.
Evening Post, 15 October 1935, Page 3
A SOCIAL GATHERING
The first gathering of Channel Islanders by birth and descent, held in Wellington last year, was such a success that it was then decided to hold an annual gathering on every October 14, the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. The reunion was repeated last evening when there was a large attendance of those who had come from Les lies de la Manche or were descendants of Channel Islanders. Mr. H. P. Mourant presided and explained the origin of the gathering and the widespread interest it had evoked not only in New Zealand but in Australia and the Channel Islands themselves, The gathering last evening was confirmatory, he said, of the affection felt by Channel Islanders for their native home, their pride in its traditions, and their loyalty to the Duke of Normandy, who was also King of England. Mr. Mourant referred to the presence of Channel Islanders who had come from long distances to be present that evening and to some who from reasons of old age or ill health were unable to be present but were with the gathering in spirit.-He also gave some interesting details of the industries of the islands and their close contact now by airways with England and France. Mr. G. Barltrop, with Mr. Percy Denton operating the lantern, gave a most interesting lecture- on Jersey Guernsey, and Sark, describing their natural features and antiquities, their castles and prehistoric remains, also the provision made and enterprise shown m the two main islands of the group for the comfort, and pleasure of visitors. Incidentally, it was mentioned by Mr Mourant that the distinction of having the oldest chamber of commerce in the British Empire belonged to Jersey and the first electric tramway service belonged to Guernsey. A very pleasant social evening was spent in conversation and exchanges of experiences. Musical items were given Miss Grace Gaudin and Mr Moulin (Levin). It was resolved, to send congratulatory letters to aged Channel Islanders resident in New Zealand who were unable to be present at the gathering including one to Mr. Phillip Le Quesne. of Hamilton, who is in his 99th year.
Evening Post, 1 March 1935, Page 8
Channel Islanders Abroad. A full report of the reunion of Channel Islanders resident in New Zealand, held in Wellington last year, is given pride of-place in the "Jersey Weekly Post." It is stated on the authority of Mr. H. P. Mourant, whose father, Mr. J. E. Mourant. is a resident of Havre-dcs-Pas, Jersey, that the meeting was the outcome of an article in the "Evening Post," Wellington. Names of Channel Islanders, native and New Zealand born, who were present at the meeting are given in this record of what is hoped to be an annual reunion.
Green Dolphin Street, written by Elizabeth Goudge, was published in 1944 by Coward- McCann, Inc. New York and by Holder and Stoughton, London as Green Dolphin Country. A romance novel "and practically written in Technicolor." Two girls who grow up on Guernsey and one goes to New Zealand. It will be one of the best fiction books you will ever read. Read the book first before watching the movie as the movie does not follow the story line consistently. Elizabeth Goudge wrote a note in the book "Though this book is fiction, and the characters are not portraits, it is based on fact."
Elizabeth Goudge was born in Wells, Somerset, 24 April 1900. She was educated at Grassendale School, Southbourne in Hampshire and Reading University School of Art. She was a teacher of design and applied art in Ely and Oxford from 1922 to 1932. She died 1 April 1984. Source: Twentieth Century romance and historical writers. 2nd ed, St James Press, 1990. Her obituary notice, run in the Times (London) on April 3, 1984, and the New York Times on April 27, 1984, calls Green Dolphin Street, "her most famous work," and describe how it "won a Literary Guild Award and was adapted as a motion picture." Her work is described as "depicting life in British small towns through accurate descriptions of individuals and locations, thus evoking her readers sympathy for her characters."
Green Dolphin Street, the movie, is based on Elizabeth Goudge's book. This entertaining MGM movie, a drama, romance, adventure, depicting pioneer life in New Zealand at the time of the Maori Wars, was made in 1947. It won an Academy Award for special effects. My boys really enjoy the earthquake /flood scene. Stars include Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Donna Reed, Richard Hart, Frank Morgan and Edmund Gwen. Directed by Victor Servile.
Where do you find the book?
Try your local library. Interlibrary loan, used book stores and book sales. My mother just picked up a hardback copy, in good condition at the popular annual Founders Day Book Sale held the beginning of June in Nelson, NZ for $1.00
Green Dolphin Street reminds me of the WORTHINGTON family line I am researching. Edward Worthington, Post Captain, R.N. (b. 26 April 1785 Dover, Kent, England) and his wife Polymnie Durup Worthington former residents of Port Louis, Mauritius and Saint Peter Port, Guernsey. Edward did not want his sons to follow a career in the Royal Navy so he sent his sons, John b. 4 Aug. 1846 and Robert out from London to Otago on the 'Derwentwater' in 1861 with a guardian to buy sheep farms in Canterbury. They had entered Elizabeth College, Guernsey in 1857, John's #1251 and Robert's #1252, and were fluent in French. Neither Robert nor John had any practical experience. John was a gentleman in the true sense of the word and had good principles. His definition of a gentleman was a man who never hurt another's feelings. He was very erect and a fast walker. They had never done any work before coming to New Zealand for they always been looked after by servants so life was tough for them, especially when they were hard hit by the depression of the 1880's. He was very fond of riding and was noted for his dogs and horses. John told the story that he dreamt that his brother was calling to him and that he was drowning, a friend wrote it down in his diary and much later, about six months, John received the news that his brother had drowned at that time. (Edward Victor Worthington unfortunately lost his life by drowning in the Hooghli River, India from the ship 'Ally' during a cyclone of 5th October 1864, aged 34 years). John's daughter married S.P. Bray (my grandparents). S.P. worked in the Wairarapa bush, felling timber, and ended up with a 10,000 acre run in South Canterbury. S.P. had a sister, Hinemoa, named after Captain John Fairchild's, coastal trader, "S.S. Hinemoa". Posted by Olwyn - 10 August 1998
Edward died at 10 Union St, Newtown, St Peter Port, Guernsey on Oct. 22 1865 aged 80 years. His
estate except household property was bequeathed to Joseph Collins Esq, of Grange
Rd, St. Peter's Port , Victor Deveaux of St Jacques, Guernsey and William Smith
late of Stow Villa, Bath now at 3 College Terrace, Guernsey.
Emma, daughter of Edward and Polymine, married James J. Thomas and had a son b. 1880 at Westbury on Tryn, Bristol.
Anne Louise m. Anthony Isemonger. They had three children Anthony b. 9 Aug. 1858 m. Rebecca Hazard in 1887 at Wellington, NZ. He served in the Permanent Milita and was Sergeant in the NZ Police Force. Walter Leonard Isemonger b. 20 Aril 1862 served in the US Navy and died in 1906 in Chicago. Anthony b. 21 Oct. 11831 s/o Anthony and Isat Isemonger nee Scadding d. 5 Feb. 1906 and Anne Louise Felicie Isemonger nee Worthington b. 3 March 1915 at St. Martin's Guernsey. John did go back to Guernsey for a holiday.
Otago Witness, Issue 2345, 2 February
1899, Page 8
While the Westport Coal Company's employees were unpacking a consignment of new coal cutting machines, recently imported, they found a note carefully stowed away in one of the "iron men," stating that the machine was packed by one Isemonger, at Denver, that he had a brother in the police force in New Zealand, and would like to hear from him. This strangely conveyed letter came very close to its destination, for Constable Isemonger is stationed at Greymouth.
Evening Post, 15 December 1891, Page 2
Constable Isemonger sustaining a severe fracture of the ankle in jumping from the train.
Evening Post, 13 February 1907, Page 6
Sergeant Isemonger, District Police Clerk at Auckland, has resigned.
1851 Census Household No. 23 Island of Guernsey Parish of St Peter Port Town of St Peter Port Name of st Name and Surname of each person in house Condition Age M F Occupation Where born Caledonia Rd Edward Worthington Head M 65 Retired Master Marine England Polyminie Worthington Wife M 39 wife Port Louis Mauritius Ann Worthington Dau U 21 _ Port Louis Mauritius BS Maria? Worthington Dau U 19 _ Port Louis Mauritius BS William Worthington Son U 14 Scholar Port Louis Mauritius Sarah Worthington Dau U 12 Scholar Port Louis Mauritius Clara Worthington Dau U 10 Scholar Port Louis Mauritius Robert Worthington Son U 6 Scholar Tours France BS John Worthington Son U 4 Scholar Tours France BS Polymnie Worthington Dau U 1 _ St Peter Port
1861 Channel Islands Census Name Est. Birth Yr Birthplace Residence 1861 Island Edward Worthington abt 1786 England Guernsey Pauline Worthington abt 1813 Mauritius Guernsey (actually Polymnie) Emma Worthington abt 1854 Guernsey Channel Islands Sarah Worthington abt 1839 Mauritius Guernsey Clara Worthington abt 1841 Mauritius Guernsey Robert Worthington abt 1844 Guernsey (actually b. Tours, France) John Worthington abt 1847 Guernsey (actually b. France) Anthony Isemonger abt 1832 Guernsey, Channel Islands Ann Louise Feliciti Isemonger abt 1830 Mauritius Anthony Isemonger abt 1859 Guernsey, Channel Islands Florence Emyly Isemonger abt 1860 Guernsey, Channel Islands Ann H Isemonger abt 1805 Guernsey, Channel Islands 1871 Channel Islands Census Anne L F Isemonger abt 1830 Mauritius Guernsey Anthony Isemonger abt 1832 Guernsey, Channel Islands Anthony Isemonger abt 1859 Guernsey, Channel Islands Florence E Isemonger abt 1860 Guernsey, Channel Islands Walter L Isemonger abt 1863 Guernsey, Channel Islands Victor L Devance abt 1809 Mauritius Guernsey 1881 Channel Islands Census Sub-dist: B ED: 4 Folio: 93 Pg: 1 2 St James Place St Jacques, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Is. Ann Louisa Felicite Isemonger b. abt 1830 Mauritius Port Louis, Mauritius Wife Teacher Of French Anthony Isemonger b. abt 1832 St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands Head Florence Emily Isemonger b. abt 1860 St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands Daughter 1891 Channel Islands Census Isemanger, Florence E abt 1861 Guernsey, Channel Islands (sic) 1901 Channel Islands Census Anne S P Isemonger abt 1831 Mauritius Wife St Peter Port Guernsey Anthony Isemonger abt 1832 St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands Head Florence E Isemonger abt 1860 St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands Daughter 1881 England Census on the night of 3 April 1881 Lancer Villa, Woodfield, Westbury On Trym, Gloucestershire, England Reg dist.: Barton Regis Sub-reg dist: Westbury ED: 8 Folio: 16 Pg: 26 James J. Thomas abt 1854 Redruth, Cornwall, England Head. Occ: Clerk In as Office Emma Thomas abt 1853 St Johns, Guernsey, Channel Islands Wife Edward S. Thomas abt 1880 Bristol Westbury On Trym Son
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
that's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
that's sweetly played in tune!
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve thee am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sand o'life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.
Transcribed from Green Dolphin Street
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