Hilda Pee[1]

Female 1893 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Hilda Pee 
    Born 12 Jul 1893  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    _UID E2D324FA3BCE464FBB0EE3237E738542F820 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I12883  Treefive
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2016 

    Father John Pee,   b. 6 Oct 1850, Astley Abbotts, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1932, Otahuhu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Corah Elizabeth Masters,   b. 26 Nov 1858, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1920, Otahuhu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1884  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Address:
    St Mary's Church, Parnell 
    Family ID F5011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Herbert George Greenwood,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1910  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6
    Children 
     1. Hilda Muriel Greenwood,   b. 10 Jan 1911, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1990, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F4402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • The Reece and the Pee Families from Shropshire (Alison Honeyfield (compiler), 1997) notes:
      'After Hilda's husband, Herbert Greenwood, left her and moved south, she and the children lived with Violet in two detached rooms at the back of the Maternity Home in Otahuhu. It is believed that Hilda did most of the housework, cooking and washing.'

      There is a rather more graphic story that has been handed down in the family: Herbert abandoned Hilda and their four children Muriel, Daisy, Alfred and George in Auckland in the depression and ended up in Australia in a bigamous relationship. Hilda was left to fend for herself and would not have survived without the assistance of the Salvation Army. For some time Hilda lived with her sister, Violet, in two detached rooms at the back of the Maternity Home for Unmarried Mothers that Violet owned and operated in Otahuhu, Auckland. Hilda and Violet’s sister, Daisy established the home but, when Daisy married James Russell in 1923, Violet took it over. Heather says that Violet used Hilda as a ‘slave’ to do all the housework, cooking and washing, in return for food and board.

      Hilda and her family lived near a Maori community in Otahuhu, Auckland. The community, realising how much Hilda was struggling financially, offered to adopt Daisy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4930] TRE Family tree - Braby Website (owner Tracey Braby) on myheritage.com accessed 27 Sep 2015, Stanley Andrews.

    2. [S1593] BIR Birth Index New Zealand on-line, Hilda Pee; 9850; 1893; Cora Elizabeth and John.

    3. [S5512] SIM020 Daisy Lavers to Rex Sinnott re Andrews genealogy, SIM020., Comments on Andrews genealogy; personal email; 13 December 2016; Rex Sinnott.

    4. [S5514] BOK237 The Reece and the Pee Families from Shropshire (pp 1-22), BOK237., pages 1-22.

    5. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, John Peg; Corah Elizabeth Masters; 221; 1884.

    6. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, Bert George Greenwood; Hilda Pee; 413; 1910.