Rose Synnot

Female 1857 - 1933  (76 years)


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  • Name Rose Synnot 
    Born 1856–1857  Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Will 16 Mar 1931  [7
    Died 4 Jan 1933  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 8, 9
    Obituary 5 Jan 1933  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    in the Auckland Star and the New Zealand Herald 
    Buried 5 Jan 1933  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Address:
    Row G, Plot 05, Hamilton East 
    Probate 7 Feb 1933  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    the Supreme Court 
    _UID 56D04A2613B8433B832CC6287B52B1E2DCE5 
    Person ID I9056  Treefive
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2017 

    Father Parker George Synnot,   b. 15 Jun 1824, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1901, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother [Unknown] [Unknown],   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father William Bartley Montgomery,   b. Abt 1823, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1907, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship guardian 
    Mother Harriett Josephine Pilkington,   b. 1838, Enniscorthy or Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1916, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship guardian 
    Married 23 Nov 1853  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Family ID F3087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Carter Mason,   b. 24 Apr 1840, Bagshot, Windlesham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1919, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1875  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14, 15, 16
    Address:
    St Paul's Church 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Mason,   b. 12 Jan 1876, Cambridge, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1949, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. John Mason,   b. 23 Nov 1876, Cambridge, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1876, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Marion Adelaide Mason,   b. 18 Dec 1877, Cambridge, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1954, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Violet Mason,   b. 14 Feb 1879, Cambridge, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1960, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Florence Epiphany Mason,   b. 6 Jan 1881, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1951, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Charles Henry Mason,   b. 25 May 1882, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1959, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. George Mason,   b. 14 Sep 1884, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1965, 141 Firth Street, Matamata Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. James Mason,   b. 22 Jul 1887, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1981, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     9. Richard Ernest Claude Mason,   b. 3 Jun 1890, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1969, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. William Arthur Mason,   b. 14 Jun 1892, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1967, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     11. Freda Kathleen Mason,   b. 24 Sep 1893, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1946, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F3065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • A son of Sarah Kelly had been told that Parker Synnot had a child to a daughter of a cobbler or miller and he used to take soup to them - this would have been Rose and her mother. A search for Rose Synnot in the Ballymoyer Church records did not find her name in the index, but it is possible that alternative surnames were not searched. If Rose was christened under her mother's name, her record may still be available.

      One researcher has found that Rose Synnot was the illegitimate daughter of Parker George Synnot. She was born about 1856-1857 in Armagh. The researcher believes that Rose and Charles Synnot are both children of Parker George Synnot, but that they have different mothers. Rose emigrated to New Zealand about 1862-1864 and lived in the household of William Bartley Montgomery, her guardian, at Lucas' Creek (now Albany) then at Auckland. She married George Mason in 1875 in Auckland - the marriage notice describes her as the eldest daughter of Parker Synnot, Esq., County Armagh, Ireland.

      Another researcher considered that confirming Rose’s mother was very difficult. The researcher strongly believes that her mother was a Montgomery, and that this was the reason that she stayed with this family – but that there is no hard evidence of this. Further, it is likely that no-one told Rose who her mother was. Family documents all state Armagh as her birthplace and Parker Synnot as her father. The researcher’s great grandmother wrote a family tree sheet which says that Rose took the name Montgomery. However, there are no known references to Rose as Montgomery. She is not mentioned in William Bartley Montgomery's will and, if she had taken his name, she probably would have been mentioned. She is not in the list of his children in his newspaper obituary. Rose referred to him as 'Mr Montgomery' and he is recorded as guardian on her 'Intention to Marry' form.

      Robert Mason, a son of Charles Henry Mason and grandson of Rose, wrote in an undated letter to his daughter Margaret:
      “... Your Great Grandma. Maiden name was Rose Synott. She came to N.Z. as a child with a family named Montgomery. She came from County Armagh in Ireland. She landed at the mouth of the Wade River at Okura which is a little north from Brown Bay Auckland. She married your great grandfather in Auckland...”
      It seems likely that Rose's trip to Okura was on a coastal ship from Auckland, as Okura is too small to be a destination for an ocean-going vessel. Okura is only 8 km from Albany, formerly known as Lucas' Creek, and the home of W. B. Montgomery in the 1850s and early 1860s.

      After marrying George Mason, in 1875, Rose spent the rest of her life in Claudelands, Hamilton East. She and George separated about 1896, as she was in Hamilton East then while he was in Paeroa, and he later moved to Great Barrier Island.

      Two obituaries for Rose on 5 Jan 1933 in the Auckland Star and the New Zealand Herald shed light on her later life, but little on her life before arriving in New Zealand. They are summarised below:

      Rose died aged 76, after a long illness. She was then living at Te Aroha Street, Claudelands, Hamilton. She arrived in New Zealand in 1861 - with her parents, according to the Herald - and spent her childhood in the Bay of Islands and Auckland. She married George Mason, a well-known Newmarket nurseryman, in Auckland in 1875, and they came to Hamilton in the steamer Rangiriri on their honeymoon. Mr. Mason took up land at No. 1 Bridge, where he conducted an agricultural nursery. He later moved to Claudelands. He predeceased Rose by 13 years.

      Mrs. Mason lived in Hamilton for 62 years. She was survived by five sons, Charles Mason, Richard Mason and James Mason, Hamilton; Mr. George Mason, Taihoa; and Mr. Arthur Mason, Papakura; and five daughters, Mrs M. Short*, Tauwhare; Mrs. M. Windsor, Frankton; Mrs V. Peterson, Taumarunui; Mrs. F. Kelly*, Leamington; Mrs. F. Grimes, Claudelands. There were 40 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
      * Short - should be SHAW. Kelly - should be KEELEY

  • Sources 
    1. [S4011] TRE Family tree - Sinnett Family Tree (owner James Sinnett) on ancestry.com accessed 12, 22 Jul 2014, 18 Feb 2015, Rose Synnot.

    2. [S4041] TRE Family tree - Windsor family tree 3 (owner mrwindsor50) on ancestry.com accessed 30 Jun, 3, 7, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2014, Rose Synot.

    3. [S4042] TRE Family tree - WADDELL: Northern Ireland to Northern Ontario (owner ffreeband55) on ancestry.com accessed 19, 26 Jul, 21 Oct 2014, 11 Feb 2015, Rose Synnot.

    4. [S3793] DTH Death Register New Zealand, DTH720., Hamilton; Rose Mason; 4 January 1933; printout copy of death entry; 1933/3079; 28 October 2003.

    5. [S5568] MAR Marriage register New Zealand, Auckland; George Mason and Rose Synot; 13 January 1875; copy of register of marriage.

    6. [S5569] MAR600 Notice of Intention to Marry - Mason, George and Synnot, Rose, 7 Jan 1875 - George Mason and Rose Synnot.

    7. [S5670] WIL190 Will Mason, Rose.

    8. [S4041] TRE Family tree - Windsor family tree 3 (owner mrwindsor50) on ancestry.com accessed 30 Jun, 3, 7, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2014, Rose Synnot.

    9. [S3309] DTH Death Index New Zealand, Rose Mason; 3279; 1933; Age 76.

    10. [S4136] OBT059 Obituary Mason, Rose, OBT059., obituary for Mrs Rose Mason; 5 January 1933; page 3.

    11. [S4137] OBT058 Obituary Mason, Rose, OBT058., obituary for Mrs Rose Mason; 5 January 1933; page 10.

    12. [S4138] OBT057 Obituary Montgomery, Mrs W. B. (Harriet), OBT057., obituary for Mrs W. B. Montgomery; 26 June 1916; page 6.

    13. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, William Mountgomery; Harriet Pilkington; 690; 1853.

    14. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, George Mason; Rose Synot; 332; 1875.

    15. [S4167] MAR367 Marriage Mason, George and Synnot, Rose, MAR367., Marriage notice - George Mason and ose Synnot; 18 January 1875; page 2.

    16. [S5568] MAR Marriage register New Zealand, Auckland; George Mason and Rose Synot; 13 January 1875; copy of register of marriage; 75/380.