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
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1896  Hamilton East, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1900  Hamilton East, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    housekeeper 
    Residence 1905–1906  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1911  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Claudelands 
    Residence 1914  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Claudelands 
    Residence 1919  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Te Aroha Street, Claudelands 
    Residence 1919  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Claudelands 
    Residence 1928  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    38 Te Aroha Street, Claudelands 
    Died 4 Jan 1933  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 11
    Obituary 5 Jan 1933  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    in the Auckland Star and the New Zealand Herald 
    _UID 56D04A2613B8433B832CC6287B52B1E2DCE5 
    Buried Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Row G, Plot 05, Hamilton East 
    Person ID I9056  Treefive
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2014 

    Father Parker George Synnot,   b. 15 Jun 1824, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 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 1820, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship Foster 
    Mother Harriet Josephine Pilkington,   b. 1837,   d. 25 Jun 1916, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Foster 
    Married Y  [14
    Married Abt 1853  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID F3087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George 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, 16, 17
    Address:
    St Paul's Church 
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Mason,   b. 12 Jan 1876, 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. 24 Nov 1876, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1876, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Marion Adelaide Mason,   b. 13 Dec 1877, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Violet Mason,   b. 14 Feb 1879, Hamilton, 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. 1881, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Charles Henry Mason,   b. 25 May 1883, 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 76 years)
     7. George Mason,   b. 14 Sep 1884, 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 Jun 1887, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1981  (Age 93 years)
     9. Richard Ernest Claude Mason,   b. 27 Jun 1889, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. William Arthur Mason,   b. 14 Jun 1892, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1967  (Age 75 years)
     11. Freda Kathleen Mason,   b. 24 Sep 1894, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1946, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    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 was fostered by William Bartley Montgomery in 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.

      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. [S4211] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1896 Waikato, Waikato, Rose Mason.

    5. [S4212] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1900 Waikato, Waikato, Rose Mason.

    6. [S4213] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1905-1906 Waikato, Waikato, Rose Mason.

    7. [S4214] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1911 Waikato, Raglan, Rose Mason.

    8. [S4215] ELE Electoral roll NZ 1919 Waikato, Waikato, Rose Mason.

    9. [S4216] ELE Electoral roll NZ 1919 Waikato, Raglan, Rose Mason.

    10. [S4217] ELE Electoral roll NZ 1928 Waikato, Hamilton, Rose Mason.

    11. [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.

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

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

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

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

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

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