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Annie was born in Scotland and, as a child, travelled with her parents to Australia in 1863 then to New Zealand about 1869. She would have lived with them in Auckland, but she married Peter Olberg in Otaki in 1889. Both Peter and Annie were from Wellington and had arrived in Otaki just a few weeks previously. Peter and Annie moved to Wanganui in 1890, where they raised their children.

The Wanganui Herald of 25 May 1897 carried a report of a fire at the Olberg household, involving Annie, Olive (as a young girl) and Ivy as a baby:
The presence of mind and prompt action of Mrs Olberg and Mr T. H. Battle (lieutenant of the Fire Brigade) averted what might have proved a serious conflagration on Sunday morning at the residence of the former, Maria Place. It appears that some children's clothes were placed on a fender before an open fire place in the kitchen for the purpose of airing, and the cradle with the baby in it was also close to the fender. While the occupants of the house were in the rear of the building, a piece of burning wood rolled out of the fire place on to the fender, and ignited the clothes that were airing. A young girl was first attracted by the screams of the infant, and immediately raised the alarm, crying out that she could not save the baby. The mother of the child rushed inside with a bucket full of water, threw it over the fire and grabbed up the affrighted infant, at the same time pulling the door behind her. When Mr Battle arrived, the kitchen was full of smoke, but he had the presence of mind to go down on his hands and knees and throw the smouldering clothes into the fireplace, after which he succeeded in subduing the flames, which had spread to the mantelpiece and adjoining wall. Little damage was sustained, although Mrs Olberg received a severe shock.

In Apr 1903, Annie won a prize for her hop beer in a competition.

By 1915, Annie was selling up in Wanganui, and on her way to Auckland. The family were living at Anzac Avenue in Apr 1918 when Victor embarked for WW1. They moved to Cardigan Street in Western Springs, before settling in 1922 at 17 Goring Road, Mt Albert which was named "Gonville", no doubt from the Wanganui suburb where the family spent earlier years. Annie's final years were spent at Grand View Road, Remuera with her daughter Ivy and son-in-law George Howell. 
Dawson, Annie May (I4148)
 
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Archibald was 3 months old at the date of the 1881 census. 
Engelbach, Archibald Frank (I3500)
 
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Arran was the only son and heir of Patrick Lambert. He was named after the Earl of Arran, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1682-84, with whom his father was intimate. He became an Army officer in 1711, but left the Army in 1727, he led an irregular life and squandered most of his property. He was the last in the direct line of the Ballyhire branch of the Lamberts who lived in Co. Wexford. 
Lambert, Arran (I12620)
 
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as far as is known, Lallie lived all her life in Wellington. Only a few details of her life are known.
She went to Karori School 1885-1889.
In 1905-1906 she was living at Oriental Parade.
In 1915 she passed a first aid examination by St John Ambulance.
By 1919 she was living in The Terrace.
In 1920 Lallie was elected as a Lady Representative of the Public Service Association.
In 1921, at the time of her father's death, she was working for the Agriculture Department.
In 1928 she was still living on The Terrace, but in the 1930s she was at Percival Street. 
Larchin, Lallie Eleanor (I1736)
 
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At the time of Marcus's marriage to Annie Larson in 1905, he was working as a draper. Later, he worked in Queensland as a farmer, a traveller then a fruiterer before moving to New Zealand. He was living in Tauranga about 1946, and then in Waihi, working as a gardener. 
Pohlmann, Marcus Emil August (I7142)
 
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Augusta Carolina/Caroline was born 29 Jan 1876. In 1899, she married Hermann Schenck, son of August and Auguste Schenck nee Steinecke. As a couple they lived in Tinana with Hermann working as a labourer. In 1901 their daughter Anna Paulina was born. Hermann did not see his daughter grow up as he died two years later, in 1903. Iin 1905, Augusta married Duncan Reid and they lived the next 15 years plus in Innisfail, where they had five children. Duncan was a sugar cane farmer. 
Pohlmann, Augusta Carolina (I7097)
 
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Barry lived for only 8 hours. The cause of death was prematurity. The witnesses to his burial at the Townsville cemetery were E. H. Green and H. Carnes. 
Bak, Barry (I8648)
 
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Basil was born in Wellington, but married in New South Wales. Basil's father Hugo, living in New Zealand, owned a poultry farm in Sutherland, NSW. He sent Basil over from NZ to run it about 1925. By 1938 Basil was back in Wellington, and in the 1940s the family moved to Kaiwharawhara. At some stage Basil was also a taxi driver.

Basil was cut off by the family for years, for marrying a non-Catholic. The family re-united in the 1940s. In 1948 Basil and Nancy went to the wedding of his niece Phyllis Aldridge to Jack Bell in Christchurch.

When Nancy went to Australia on holiday in 1950, he wrote several letters to her about family matters, mainly about how much he missed her. Basil encouraged Nancy to visit Sutherland to look up John and Marge - grand people who would welcome her with open arms. He also suggested that she visit Bath Road, where the Hanify poultry farm was. He reminisced about the delightful strolls they used to enjoy along the Boulevard, and told her that it was after returning from one of the strolls that he realised that he loved her. 
Hanify, Basil Aubrey Page (I180)
 
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Bastable, his wife Elizabeth and 3 eldest daughters were at 10 Albert Terrace, St Pancras in the 1861 census. A visitor that night was Frances M. Ayeh (21), born in Stoneleigh, Devon. 
Martin, Bastable Samuel (I12369)
 
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Benjamin married twice - first to Jane (date unknown) then to Christiana in 1878. 
Romans, Benjamin (I9819)
 
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Bernard was born in Melbourne, and lived there for his short life of 3 years. He was buried in the Sinnott family grave at Melbourne General Cemetery. 
Richardson, Bernard (I3534)
 
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Bertie had a range of jobs in his working life - packer, driver, foreman, labourer and stevedore. 
Holmes, Bertie (I3545)
 
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Beverley and her husband had one child. 
Pohlmann, Beverley Claire (I7316)
 
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Biography from Cyclopaedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] (The Cyclopedia Company, Limited, 1902, Christchurch) :

THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND [AUCKLAND PROVINCIAL DISTRICT]

GISBORNE

STUBBS AND COMPANY
(George Stubbs, J.P.), Commission Agents, Gisborne. Bankers, Bank of Australasia. This business was originally founded in 1884, but four years thereafter Mr. Stubbs removed to Napier, where he was in business for a number of years, but after selling his interest in that city, he returned to Gisborne in 1900. Mr. Stubbs was born in London in 1858, and was educated at Alford Grammar School, Lincolnshire. He was brought up to mercantile life in London, and came to Lyttelton in the ship “Pleiades” in 1878, settling immediately afterwards in Poverty Bay. In 1879 he removed to Napier, and was on the staff of the Hawke's Bay “Herald.” Mr. Stubbs, in 1893, founded the firm of Stubbs, Paterson and Company, financial agents, with which he was connected till he sold out his interest in 1898. In 1897 and 1898 he was proprietor of the Petane Manure Works and the Defiance Packing Company, of Hastings. Mr. Stubbs was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1897. He visited the Old Country on pleasure and in the interests of his firm in 1895–96. Mr. Stubbs was the founder of the Poverty Bay Almanac and the Poverty Bay Trade Protection Society. He was married, in 1882, to a daughter of Mr. T. Mossman, of Napier, who died in 1899, in the 100th year of his age. 
Stubbs, George (I9578)
 
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Biography of Anthony Hart-Synnot from:
http://www.sopwellmemories.org.uk/rev-anthony-hart-synnot/ - posted 5 January 2014, accessed 23 Nov 2014:

Rev. Anthony Hart-Synnot

Anthony Hart-Synnot was appointed vicar of St Stephen’s church in Watling Street in 1955. He succeeded Canon Harding. Born in 1917 of a very distinguished family, Anthony was a very colourful character, some would say eccentric, and many people have fond memories of him. He was very outspoken and would not hesitate to put his thoughts in the parish magazine for which he was often hauled over the coals. He used to deliver the magazines himself and would often stop for refreshments. Residents say that he would stop their vehicles to obtain lifts and sometimes would take collections on buses. He was fond of football and encouraging the young to play. Many people remember him wearing football boots while performing marriage ceremonies in order to be ready for football practice afterwards. He ran a boys club in the church and there were many complaints about the boys’ unruly behaviour. Above all he was a very generous man living by Christian principles. He would often give away money and possessions to the poor and needy, especially homeless youths. Many of these youths took advantage of his generosity and moved into the vicarage. They did so much damage that the vicarage had to be demolished. In December 1974, the Rev. Hart-Synnot took his own life and was found dead in the vestry. His funeral was very well attended and reported in the local press. 
Hart-Synnot, Rev. Anthony Ronald Patrick Arthur (I9069)
 
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Bruce was a Police Officer. The Evening Post on 1 Nov 1983 ran a story about Bruce Thompson becoming the first Community Constable in Waikanae, and the MP for Horowhenua, Geoff Thompson, officially opening the new office in the Waikanae shopping Mall.
Prior to this appointment, Bruce had been in the Police for 28 years, most recently 7 years in Porirua Youth Aid Section, before that in Blenheim for 17 years and in the Porirua CIB for 4 years. Bruce received a Commissioner's commendation in 1979 for his investigations during a major police drug investigation. 
Thompson, Leslie Bruce (I1693)
 
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Bruce's death notice and funeral announcement by Kerry Linegar Funerals reads:
'STUBBS:    Bruce Vincent        1September, 2015 suddenly at his home in Mount Victoria. Dearly loved husband of Beverley Joan (deceased), much loved father of Philip, Deidre, Stuart &Toni (Thompson), loving father-in-law of David, Jennifer & Dianne, loved ‘Pop Bruza’ of his grandchildren Rowan, Sophie, Kristy, Lauren, Brett, Jarryd, Alanna, Leah and of his great grandchildren Harry, Emmerson & Ella, Ava & Thomas and Rory.
Passed away on his birthday aged 84 years.
A graveside service for the late BRUCE VINCENT STUBBS will be held at the family grave Uniting portion of Oberon Cemetery ON FRIDAY (11TH SEPTEMBER, 2015) AT 11.00AM. At the conclusion of the service please join with the family at Blackheath Golf Club, Brightlands Avenue, Blackheath from 1.30pm even if you were unable to attend the service at Oberon.' 
Stubbs, Bruce Vincent (I11475)
 
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By 1914, Evelyn was living at Gladstone Parade, Evelyn was living at Gladstone Parage, Elsternwick, probably with her mother. In 1919 she was at 12 Grandview Grove, Armadale with her sister Constance. 
Hockin, Evelyn Agnes (I95)
 
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Caleb died in World War I. He was with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. 
Donn, Caleb Alexander (I9328)
 
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Carl, known as Charles, lived in Cheapside Street, Maryborough, working as a labourer and later as a fireman. In 1913 he died at the age of 36 years. 
Pohlmann, Carl (I7106)
 
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Catharine was baptised in St Thomas in the Moors Vicarage and she lived at Balsall Heath, Birmingham. Catharine also lived at St Thomas in the Moors Birmingham. She was living in Birmingham, England in 1913, according to Judith Jacombs' will.

Catharine did not marry. She died on 5 May 1930 at R.M.C. Hospital, Leamington, Warwick and left her effects to Sarah Jacombs of 72 Litchfield Rd, Stafford and Ann Craven of St Thomas in the Moors. 
Jacombs, Catharine Lees (I1896)
 
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Catherine and her twin sister Elizabeth were born on 3 Jan 1823 in Liverpool, England.  They were baptised on 5 Jan 1823 at St Peter's Priory in Liverpool.

Catherine was in the 1841 UK census at Mersey Street in Liverpool, aged 18.  At the same address were her father Patrick (60), brother John (24), sister Ann (20) and Catherine's twin sister Elizabeth.

Catherine appeared in the 1851 census of England at 11 Saint James Street in Liverpool.  She was the head of the household, even though her older brother John and sister Ann were at the same address.  Catherine's occupation was given as shopkeeper.  John was a plumber and painter, and Ann an assistant shopkeeper.

Catherine arrived in Adelaide, South Australia on 15 June 1852 from London and Plymouth on 6 March 1852.  She was a government immigrant on the ship "Standard".

Catherine Boyle and William Sinnott married on 18 May 1853 at St Francis Church in Melbourne, Victoria.  Witnesses at the marriage were John Boyle (Catherine's brother) and Catherine Simpson.

Their only child, William, was born in early August 1854 in Melbourne. 

Catherine died on 31 Aug 1854 from Pthisis Pulmonalis, consumption of the lungs, and was buried on 2 September.  William jun. died at the age of 7 weeks on 22 September.

Note that the marriage certificate for Catherine’s husband William and his second wife Sarah Jane Richardson states that Catherine died in March 1854, no doubt to create a more decent interval before his second marriage in Nov 1854. 
Boyle, Catherine (I78)
 
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Catherine Whitty was the daughter of Sir Richard Whittey of Ballyteigue Castle, Bargy. 
Whitty, Catherine (I7980)
 
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Catherine's birth is not in the Lady's Island church register.
 
She entered a convent in Salford, England and became a nun.  In a letter from Catherine to Fr Patrick Sinnott (her brother Michael, also known as Dom Placid) from Salford Convent, 11 Jul 1839 she had a request:
"I shall be much obliged to you if you will send me sixpence as my pocket money is all gone in purchasing mourning.  I had some trouble before I could get dear Mother Frances' permission to ask you to send me sixpence."
 
A letter from Michael Sinnott to his brother Robert dated 31 July 1840 noted that he had received 2 letters from Catherine.  In the first, she said that her health was much better.  In the second, she transcribed a letter from William and also noted:
“I wish William would tell us a little more about John and how our dear friends are in Carne & Wexford.
It is just prayer time & I must conclude.  I might say more but have not time.  Mr & Mrs Hart desire kind remembrance, & little William and Robert best love.  Please to give my most grateful remembrance to dear Revd. Mother and to all the dear nuns, novices postulants and Mrs [Shorny].  Please, dearest brother, to pray for your most affectionate sister, Catherine Sinnott.”
Michael noted, in relation to Catherine:
“Dear Robert, you will perceive that William & Catherine have not forgotten the pleasing events of their youth, but with them as with others, the remembrance of the days that are past, like the thrilling sounds of solemn, sacred, harmonious musick, brings pleasure and mourning to the soul.
I think her native air and the gentle sea breezes of Carne would be of service to Catherine, but she is very comfortable and happy where she is, and there is no probability whatever of her wishing to go to Ireland at present at least. Half a year ago I recommended home to her very strongly, hoping that her health might thereby be improved, & in order that she might teach the little ones the way to happiness & to heaven, but the scenes of home are so different from those to which she has been accustomed for the last 4 or 5 years, she would then be so far from chapel, she would be so far distant from a Convent, or at least from the prospect of being a nun, and in consequence of some other additional reasons, which it is unnecessary to mention, she preferred stopping in England. I fear her health will never be sufficiently strong to enter the religious state which she so much desires to do.   However, she may live for many years; at all wants there is not at present any sign of serious danger.”

It is not known how long Catherine remained at Salford, or when she died. 
Sinnott, Catherine (I70)
 
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Catherine's birth is not recorded in the Lady's Island baptism register.
 
In 1866, Catherine attended the birth at Bunarge of her sister Mary’s child John Thomas Benedict Doyle.  The birth record named Catherine as Cate.
 
Catherine died on 9 June 1873 at the age of 36 at Bunarge.  Her death record describes her as a spinster, a farmer’s daughter. The informant was her brother Michael, who was present when Catherine died. 
 
In the late 1990s, Gary Sinnott made a transcription while at Churchtown Cemetery: "Kate Sinnott of Bunarge who died 1878. also Eliza - Sister Nan [Mary] Francis who died 1876.Also William died 1878. Also John died 1880. Brothers and sisters."  The exact wording is uncertain.  All of this text is on one inscription.  It is possible that the year of Kate’s death was mis-transcribed, and was actually 1873.  It is unclear if she was buried at Churchtown – the headstone may have been just a memorial, as it is unlikely that Eliza (a nun in England) and William (who went to Australia with Edmund in 1867 but was in England in 1871) are buried at Churchtown.
 
Sinnott, Catherine (I4146)
 
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Catherine, known as Kate, was born in January 1858 at Lower Summertown in Carne.  Her parents were Daniel Scallan and Mary Murphy.  She was the oldest child in a family of eight.
 
Catherine Scallan and Michael Sinnott of Bunarge were married on 23 Nov 1893 at the Roman Catholic Chapel at Tacumshane, Broadway in County Wexford.
 
Kate was at Bunarge for the 1901 census, together with Michael and their children Mary and Robert, and Allice Murphy (age 11) described as a female cousin of Michael and a general servant domestic.
 
In the 1911 census, Kate, Michael, Mary and Robert (named “Robbin”) were at Bunarge, as were Robert Sinnott (Michael’s brother, age 60 and single), Alice Murphy (described as Michael’s niece , age 21, single,) and Michael Murphy (farm servant, age 49, single).
 
Pat Mann told Rex Sinnott in 1966 that she and her sister Kathleen were going to Ireland,to stay with their cousins the McGees of Kilmore, 10 miles from Carne.  Pat said that Mike McGee’s grandmother and her grandmother (Kate Scallan) were sisters. Mike’s mother was brought up at Bunarge with her (Pat’s) father Robert and her Aunt Mary, as their family left their farm at Shilmore, Carne to go to Argentina to farm there.  The McGees were the only living relations on Pat’s grandmother’s side left in Ireland.
 
Mike McGee’s mother was Alice Murphy, who had married Patrick McGee in 1919.  Alice’s father was Patrick Murphy, but her mother has not been traced.  She could have been Alice, Johanna or Mary Anne Scallan.  Only Mary Anne is known to have remained in Ireland, she is in the 1901 and 1911 censuses as single and living at Summerstown with her unmarried brothers. 
Scallan, Catherine (I2439)
 
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Cecil was the eldest of three brothers and was born 8 Apr 1920. Cecil enlisted for WW2 in the Australian infantry. On 12 Sep 1939 he was promoted to Corporal. He rose in rank and later was commissioned Lieutenant. In 1945 his unit was holding Tsimba Ridge in New Guinea, which was under fierce attack by the Japanese. With a lull in the action, Cecil and his batman were resting in a foxhole when they came under sniper fire. It is believed that his batman, Joe Lewis, was killed instantly and Cecil was badly wounded. He was medically evacuated by barge to Torokina and died on 11 Feb 1945. He was buried at the Bomona War Cemetery in Port Moresby.

His memorial is listed on the 31/51 Battalion Memorial, The Esplanade, Cairns.

James left a widow, Dorothy May Bak, of Cairns, Queensland. Their daughter Carol was born in June 1945, 4 months after Cecil died. 
Bak, Cecil James (I6790)
 
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Charles and Herbert were twins. 
Davey, Charles (I14458)
 
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Charles was noted as the father on the printout of his daughter Mary's birth on 31 Mar 1925 at 28 Hanson St, Wellington. He married Augusta Mona Reiche on 6 Mar 1926. During this period he was working as a painter.

When Charles married Mona Reiche in 1926, the witnesses were Lucy E. Roulston, 3 Stafford Street, Wellington, telephone cadette (Mona's aunt) and James Leslie Dawson, wireworker, 68 Victoria St, Lower Hutt (Mona's brother-in-law). The ceremony was conducted at 7:30 pm on 6 Mar 1926 at the Presbyterian manse in Petone. The officiating minister was John Charles Loan.

In 1928 he was a labourer, living at Normandale. Charles registered Mary's birth on 31 Mar 1933, when he was living at 30 Fitzherbert St, Petone. By 1935 he was again a painter, living at 130 Nelson St, Petone.

During WW2, he was a soldier in the Second Infantry Training Battalion. In his will, written while he was in service at Papakura, he appointed his wife Mona as his sole executor and left all of his real and personal estate to her. It is not known if he wrote a later will - in any case, Mona pre-deceased him.

In the 1970s, until he died in 1987, Charles lived at 77 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt - his son Ron lived with him. 
Andrews, Charles Frederick (I1489)
 
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Charles' 1959 obituary (probably the Waikato Times or NZ Herald) reads:

OBITUARY

Mr C. H. Mason

A South African was veteran, Mr, Charles Henry Mason, of Hamilton East, has died aged 77 years. He was the son of the late Mr George Mason, a member of the Fourth Waikato Militia.*
Mr G. Mason established the first and largest nursery business in Hamilton, and he generously gave trees which added so much to the picturesque appearance of many of Hamilton’s streets. At one stage Mr. Mason employed 30 men in his nurseries which were located at No. 1 Bridge and at Mason Avenue, Claudelands. Mason Avenue is named after him.
Mr Mason sent shipments of fruit trees to Sydney, where a ready market was found for them.
Mr Charles Mason was an early volunteer in the New Zealand contingent for the South African War. On his return to New Zealand he joined the Railways Department and was in charge of the Waharoa and Walton stations.
On his retirement he was employed by the Kirikiriroa Road Board as a foreman. He was a noted Rugby football player and played for Hamilton Suburbs and Waharoa.
Mrs Mason died 18 months ago. Mr C. H. Mason has four brothers and a sister surviving, as well as three sons and four daughters.
There are 29 grandchildren.

*He was not in the Fourth Militia. This may be a reference to George Reed, father of Thomas Reed who married Charles' daughter Margaret Josephine (Effie). 
Mason, Charles Henry (I9319)
 
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Charlie was a farmer and they had 3 sons, George Huia born in June 1914, Nelson Lewis born in June 1916 and Herbert Dilworth (Pat) Cooper born in November 1918. Charlie and May were divorced during the mid-1940s; with May subsequently moving to Auckland where she died on 16 December 1954. Charlie was remarried in 1972 and he died on 3 Apr 1978 at the age of 86 in Gisborne. 
Stubbs, Isabel Mary (I10157)
 
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Charlotte Amelia died aged 20 months. 
Hall, Charlotte Amelia (I11166)
 
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Christiana's parents were Thomas Smith and Ann. After Christiana, born in 1818, there were 3 more children, all born in Nafferton - Robert (1823), Mary (1825) and Elizabeth (1829). 
Smith, Christiana (I9820)
 
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Christina arrived in Australia on the ship “Humboldt” (after embarking at Hamburg on 16 Jul 1870) with her parents and younger sister Marie Elisabeth (born 1869). The ship’s passenger list detailed the children’s ages as three years and approx 1 year. Her brother Heinrich Louis was born on 20 Feb 1873 and died in October of the same year.

On 18 Feb 1888 Christina married Julius Jensen-Bak at the Lutheran Church, Maryborough, Queensland. There were six children of the marriage. She was living at Ferry Street, Maryborough when daughter Maria Elisabeth was born in 1893. In 1899 the family was living at Marianna, which is about 18 miles from Maryborough.

On 17 Nov 1899 Christina died by accidental drowning. A report of her death was published in the Maryborough Chronicle on 20 Nov 1899 and reads:

A sad drowning accident occurred at Marianna, about 18 miles from town, on Friday last, resulting in the death of Mrs Christina Jensen and her little daughter Julia, aged 7 years. It appears that Mrs Jensen and her five children were living alone at the place, which is quite isolated, the nearest house being 2 miles away and her husband Julius Jensen being in Maryborough Hospital. On Friday morning the two eldest children Molly and Christina, 11 and 9 years respectively, left to attend school and, on returning home at 5 p.m., found their mother and little sister missing. The boy James aged 4 years stating they had both fallen into the waterhole. Molly at once ran off to the nearest neighbour (Mr Adams), but found he was absent. She then returned home and the unfortunate children remained alone in the house until next morning, when the girl again went to the Adams’, who returned with her and at once reported the matter to the police. Constables Stringer and Quinlan proceeded to the place and dragged the waterhole, which is about 60 yards from the house and some 8 feet deep. In a few minutes they found the bodies and conveyed them to the house, where a careful examination was made of both, but no marks of violence were found. The constables questioned the little boy James, who with his sister aged 2 years, were the only witnesses to the accident. He said Julia had gone to the waterhole and fallen in and the mother, hearing her screaming, ran from the house, jumped in, and both sank. No post-mortem was considered necessary under the circumstances, as there was no suspicion of foul play.

Magisterial Inquiry held 29 Nov 1899 (as reported in the Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser 30 Nov 1899):

A Magisterial inquiry was held before the Police Magistrate (E. Morey, Esq.) at the Court House yesterday morning into the circumstances connected with the deaths of Christina Jensen and Julia Jensen, wife and daughter respectively of Julius Jensen, farmer, residing at Marianna, near Maryborough, who, it will be remembered, were both drowned in a waterhole at Marianna.
Sergeant Clunlow conducted the inquiry, and the following witnesses were examined:
Molly Jensen, aged 11 years, stated: Am the daughter of Julius Jensen, and live at Marianna, about 14 miles from Maryborough; about 9 o'clock on Friday morning, the 17th November, my sister Christina and I left home for school; left at home my mother, my sister Julia, my brother James, and the baby; we got home about 5 pm; missed my mother and Julia; asked James where was mother and Julia; he said Julia fell into the waterhole, and mother jumped in after her, and they did not come out again; went over to Mr Adams; he was not at home; he lives about half a mile away; when I got back from Mr Adams' I went and had a look into the waterhole; saw two billy-cans and a hat floating in the water; made tea for my sisters and brothers, and went to bed; next morning went across to Mr Adams', and he came back with me.
By the Police Magistrate: Had butter and bread for tea and breakfast that morning; a little bread and some meat were left for dinner; mother was going to bake a loaf.

James Jensen, a very small boy, aged four years, stated that he saw Julia go to the waterhole with two billy-cans, but the child could not remember anything more about it.

Thomas Adams deposed: Am a labourer residing near Marianna; on the 18th November the girl Jensen came to my place about 7am; she said "I'm very sorry to tell you that mother and Julia were drowned in the waterhole some time yesterday"; returned with her; saw two billy-cans and a girl's hat floating in the waterhole; had a look to see if there were any tracks leading away from the waterhole; got someone to go and look after the children, and I came to Maryborough and reported the matter to the police; then went up to the hospital and reported to Jensen, the husband and father.

Julius Jensen deposed: Am a farmer, residing at Marianna, 14 miles from Maryborough; on the 4th October last went to the Maryborough Hospital suffering from a pain in my head; remained there until the 18th November; Adams told me that day that my wife and Julia were drowned; First class Constable Stringer took me in a buggy to Marianna; we went to a waterhole about 60 yards from my house; saw them recover the bodies of my wife and child; Christina was my wife's name; don't remember if she had another; she was about 32 years old, and born in Germany; Julia was my daughter; she was 7 years old, and born in Maryborough.
By the Police Magistrate: Am not in the Hospital now.

First-class Constable James Stringer deposed; Am stationed at Tinana; on Saturday, 18th November, in consequence of a report made to the police, I accompanied Constable Quinlan and Julius Jensen to Marianna; went to a waterhole about 60 yards from Jensen's house; dragged the waterhole, and after a few minutes recovered two bodies which Jensen identified as those of his wife and daughter; conveyed the bodies to the house; made an external examination of both; there were no marks of violence on either; afterwards went back to the waterhole and got two billy-cans and a girl's hat which were floating in the water; Jensen identified the billy-cans as two that were commonly used in carrying water from the waterhole to the house; he also identified the hat as belonging to his daughter Julia; the waterhole is about eight feet deep with a very muddy bottom; there is a small landing stage at the waterhole and in consequence of the dry weather the water is 2 feet below the stage; it would be very easy for a child 7 years old to over-balance when reaching for water; I questioned the little boy James on the morning of the 18th November when his memory was fresh; he told me that he went to the waterhole with Julia, who fell in; she screamed out and mother ran down and jumped in and they both went out of his sight.
This closed the inquiry.

The Police Magistrate gleaned from the little girl Mollie that her father had never read the Bible to her; that she had never been to Sunday School; never read the Bible herself, and her father had never provided one for them. Under the circumstances His Worship did not swear the witness, but she promised to tell the truth.

At the conclusion of the inquiry the P.M. told Jensen that the police report about him was very peculiar. He then put several questions to the man, whose replies were very vague indeed. For instance, he said that his wife got stores to keep her and the children while he was in the Hospital, but he could not tell when he earned his last money.

The P.M. told Jensen that he was going to see that the children were properly cared for, and the police would assist him. If he found that this was not done by Jensen, he would take steps to see it was.

Sergeant Clulow mentioned that three people wanted to adopt three of the children, but the father would not let them go. There was no furniture in the house of any description, only a few old bags, and the police had been looking after the children for some time.

Jensen, who still complains of suffering with severe pains in his head, said that he did not want to resign his children to anyone, and said that he would work and do the cooking and washing for them.

The little girl Mollie, on being questioned, said she would like to go back and live with her father, who was allowed to keep the custody of his children, the P.M. particularly warning him to properly look after them.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated 30th November, 1899]

Christina and Julia Augusta were buried on 19 Nov 1899 in the Maryborough Cemetery (plot B640). 
Pohlmann, Christina Helena (I6355)
 
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Christina emigrated to Queensland with her husband Heinrich (Henry) and baby daughter Anna Maria Augusta on the ship Humboldt in 1870. 
Pohlmann, Christina (I7226)
 
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Christina Helena was born 6 Jun 1890 at Maryborough, Queensland. After Christina's mother died in 1899, she was admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage in Brisbane on 20 Jul 1900, with her sisters Anna and Nancy and brother James. It seems that she did not live there - the Orphanage register indicates that she boarded with a Mrs Hargreaves. Christina was discharged from the orphanage on 23 Jul 1903, but the register does not say where she was living then.

Evidence of her likely home comes from the death notices of James Hargreaves (died 1914) and his wife Jane (died 1919) and Jane's obituary. Both death notices give the names of 3 children of the couple, but Jane's notice also includes "Teany Hargreaves". Her obituary says that she was survived by a family of 3 sons and one daughter, but the listing of the children has an additional name, "Teany (at home)". Jane's funeral left from her late residence at "Greenmount", Tinana. This is the address for Christina in the 1919 electoral roll. It can be inferred that Teany was not a child of James and Jane, but was treated as part of the family, and that she was, in fact, Christina Bak.

In 1917 Christina gave birth to a son named Geoffrey Clarence, who took the surname of Hargreaves. Geoffrey's father is unknown.

It is difficult to trace Christina through electoral rolls but it seems that she recorded herself as Christina Hargreaves in the 1919 Queensland electoral roll – she was then at Greenmount, Tinana, Wide Bay. Greenmount is possibly the name of a property. There was a Charles Hargreaves, labourer, at Tinana, Wide Bay - James and Jane Hargreaves (see below) had a son Charles. Any connection between Charles and Christina is unknown.

However, in 1913 there had been more Hargreaves, both at Tinana and at Greenmount, Tinana. Of particular interest at Greenmount was Lionel Livingston Hargreaves and his wife Annie nee Boge who was a second cousin of Christina. Also on the Wide Bay roll from 1903 to 1908 was Lionel's mother Jane, and from 1903 to 1913 his father James at Tinana - whether they were at Greenmount in this period is not known, but Jane's residence was Greenmount when she died in 1919. James and Jane were of the right generation to have taken care of Christina. James died in 1914. A possible scenario is that Christina lived at Greenmount with James, Jane and Lionel, plus Lionel's wife Annie after they married in 1909, and left after Jane died in 1919 - Lionel and Annie had moved out between 1913 and 1919.

In the 1937 roll there is a Christina Hargreaves at Aramara, Wide Bay. In 1949, Christine Hargreaves is at Aramara, Wide Bay. No Charles is recorded at either place. Also in 1949, Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves is at North Aramara, Wide Bay, labourer.

In 1951, at the age of 61 years, Christina married George Townsend. The name George Townsend is too commonly used to be easily traceable.

On the 25th Nov 1968, Christina died in the Royal Brisbane Hospital, of myocardial infarction and coronary arteriosclerosis. On the death certificate, Christina was described as a property owner. As Christina Helena’s remains were delivered to the Brisbane School of Anatomy, there is no death or funeral notice or headstone inscription. Her son Geoffrey Clarence reported the death. 
Bak, Christina Helena (I6787)
 
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Christopher and Patricia were twins. 
Ward, Christopher Frederick (I103)
 
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Claus emigrated from Hamburg, Germany to Queensland in 1866 on the ship Beausite. He was accompanied by his wife Margarethe and son Heinrich, aged 8 months. He lived in Bazaar Street, Maryborough and worked as a labourer. 
Pohlmann, Claus (I7093)
 
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Constance Helen worked as a typist. By 1914 she was living at Gladstone Parade in Elsternwick, Melbourne, probably with her mother. In 1919 she was at 12 Grandview Grove, Armadale with her sister Evelyn.

After marriage to John Mouritz Login in 1935, she lived at Clydebank in Gippsland, Victoria and later in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern. 
Hockin, Constance Helen (I94)
 
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Constance Mildred Howell was born and grew up in Upper Waiwera. She attended Upper Waiwera School, where she gained her Proficiency, and then Auckland Girls Grammar School. She spent all of her adult life serving the Community of the Sacred Name, an Anglican order of nuns in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Adapted from an article in a 1990 newsletter of the Community of the Sacred Name, 181 Barbadoes St, Christchurch:

"Constance Howell came to the Community in 1913, as a beautiful woman of 22. In her training, an early highlight was the time she spent in District Nursing with Nurse Maude. After Profession as a Sister in 1919 (becoming Sister Constance) she spent many years working among people in the parishes of Christchurch, at the hostel at Hokitika and at Te Wai Pounamu College. She spent 4 years as a tuberculosis patient in the Sanatorium and at Hanmer Springs, at a time when little treatment was available, but still lived on hale and hearty into her 99th year.

For 10 years she was Assistant Superior, and also helped as guest mistress, house Sister, and Sister in charge of the Oblates. She was very fond of flowers, and a great gardener, caring for the rockeries while she was able, and continuing to take an interest when her health deteriorated.

Her mind and intellect remained sharp throughout her life, and her sense of humour and quick repartee gave the Sisters many laughs. Sister Constance died on Easter Day, 1990."

Sister Constance's memories of her childhood were tape-recorded for a study by Waikato University on 12 April 1989, when she was aged 97. Zita Horsley used the the transcript in her article "Richard and Emma Howell" which is part of the biography of Constance's mother Emma Mildred (Pheney) Howell.
 
Howell, Constance Mildred (I1594)
 
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Daisy worked as a tailoress before marrying Frank Lippitt. 
Harper, Daisy (I1932)
 
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Daniel was a farmer at the date of his marriage to Ellen Sinnott.
 
He is also listed in Bassett's 1885 Wexford Guide and Directory as a farmer at Lady's Island. In the 1901 census of Ireland, Daniel was at Lady’s Island with his wife Ellen (named “Eallnor”) and children Mary, James and Margaret, all unmarried.  It is not known why John, the youngest, was absent.
 
The marriage record for Daniel’s daughter Mary in 1902 gives Daniel’s occupation as a farmer.
 
The 1911 census, taken on 2 April 1911, recorded Daniel at Lady’s Island with his children Anastatia, James, Margaret and John (Mary had married in 1902).  It is not known why Anastasia was at Lady’s Island in 1911 but not in the 1901 census. 
Druhan, Daniel (I3994)
 
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David Cripps is named on his daughter Frances Maria's christening entry at St Johns, Hackney, but little else is known about him. If he is the same person as the David Cripps born to Daniel Cripps and Elizabeth (Fidler) on 19 Jan 1783 in Lambourn(e), Berkshire then it is possible to put together quite an extensive tree based on Lambourne. But there is no proof. 
Cripps, David (I1917)
 
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David was a bachelor, and had no children. 
Hanify, David John Page (I1801)
 
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David was baptised by the Reverend David Bruce of the Presbyterian Church, Auckland, being the first child whom he baptised.

He was a farmer in the Gisborne district from 1882, having initially farmed in the Ellerslie district. David and his wife Mary (nee Mossman) were pioneer settlers in the Hangaroa district. 
Watt, David Bruce (I6173)
 
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Dennis Jacombs noted that John died as an infant - this conflicts with his marriage to Sarah Newark. 
Jacombs, John (I2348)
 
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Dermod Gavan Duffy was probably named after Charles Gavan Duffy, a Victoria MP at the time Dermod's father Michael was alive. Michael, like Charles, was a staunch Irish Republican.
Dermod served in the NSW artillery in the late 1880s, but deserted after less than 2 years. A deserters notice in the NSW Police Gazette of 12 Feb 1890 for no. 1671 Gunner Dermod Gavan Hanify described him as 21 years of age, 5 ft 6 1/2 inches high, hazel eyes, fair hair, fair complexion; a surveyor's assistant; dressed in plain clothes.
Note that his brother Hugo was a surveyor's assistant in the mid 1880s.

Dermod was listed in the Victoria Police Gazette in the quarter ending Dec 1887 - he had been charged with housebreaking.

In the late 1890s, Dermot was in Auckland, New Zealand, and was also a gumdigger at Hakaru in Northland. From at least 1905, he lived in Queensland, first at Nymbool and later at Townsville and Kalamia. He was a cook. In 1907 he married Mary Cremer at Chillagoe, 300km west of Cairns.

He enrolled for WW1 service in the Australian Imperial Force on 29 Nov 1916. At that time he was living with Mary Margaret at Perkins Street (c/- George Stevens), South Townsville. He served in the 42 Infantry Battalion - 7 and 8 Reinforcements, from February to June 1917. He embarked at Sydney on the HMAT Wiltshire.

After the war, Dermod returned to Townsville, and continued to work as a cook. In 1925 he was in Kalamia. He died in May 1925 when he fell from the wharf and struck his head against the ship where he worked, the Adelaide Steamship Co's barge Oura. The cause of death was drowning and cardiac failure.

Neither the report in The Brisbane Courier, nor his death entry, named any children, though the Courier noted that he had a grown-up family and was a returned soldier. 
Hanify, Dermod Gavan Duffy Page (I1762)
 
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Descendants of William and Ann are in Perth, Australia, possibly emigrated in 1967. Dennis Jacombs gives William and Ann's marriage date given as 11 Feb 1731, compared to IGI - 14 Feb 1731. 
Jacom, William (I2385)
 
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Despite searches for Albert, nothing has been found.  Family sources say that Albert Phillip was the favourite uncle of Estella Jane Hockin, who was born in 1881 in Melbourne - this places Albert in Australia about 1885-1900.

Dorothy Gunn, daughter of Maude Miriam (Sinnott) Page Hanify, stated in 1980 that William Edmund had told her (Dorothy) that he was a sea captain and had 2 brothers who were also sea captains.  One would be John Joseph - the only other one was Albert Philip. 
Sinnott, Albert Philip Marie (I90)
 
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Dilworth had been engaged to his first cousin Nell Stubbs, however this wedding did not eventuate due to his premature death. He died while serving in World War One on 19 May 1915 at the age of 21 in Gallipoli. He is buried at Walker's Ridge Cemetery, Anzac in Turkey. 
Mossman, James Dilworth Bradley (I9587)
 

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