Elizabeth GOODWIN1

(1920 - )
Father*Richard Arthur GOODWIN1 b. 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mary Scott FERGUSSON1 b. 1896, d. 1970
Elizabeth's birth was registered between April 1920 and June 1920 in Bradfield, Hampshire.1

She married Vaclav TARANTIK at Registry Office in St Giles, Edinburgh, Midlothian, on 4 April 1942. He gave his occupation as a textile factory worker, but also stated he was a Sergeant, Air Gunner, in the RAF; she stated she was a hospital nurse.2

Family

Vaclav TARANTIK (1911 - 1944)
Child
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Bradfield, Vol 2c, p731, 2Q1920.
  2. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of St Giles, Statutory Marriages, GRO 685/04 0247.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Totnes, Vol 5b, p225, 4Q1942, mother's maiden name GOODWIN.

Jane GOODWIN1

(1922 - )
Father*Richard Arthur GOODWIN1 b. 1879, d. 1957
Mother*Mary Scott FERGUSSON1 b. 1896, d. 1970
Jane's birth was registered between April 1922 and June 1922 in Bradfield, Hampshire.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Bradfield, Vol 2c, p623, 2Q1922.

Richard Arthur GOODWIN1,2

(1879 - 1957)
Richard Arthur GOODWIN was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, on 1 October 1879.2,3 and was baptised on 9 November 1879 in Chippenham.3

He was educated at Christ's Hospital, Oxford and graduated with a BA in 1901, later taking Holy Orders. He served in WWI with the Army, but by 1923 was a curate at Biggleswade.4

He married Mary Scott FERGUSSON, daughter of Norman Gardner FERGUSSON and Caroline Mary Graham SCOTT, at Hounslow Holy Trinity in Hounslow, London, Middlesex, on 27 January 1917. Richard gave his occupation as 'army paymaster.5,6'

In 1928 Richard petitioned Mary Scott FERGUSSON for divorce.7

He joined the Loretto School, Musselburgh, outside of Edinburgh in 1929 as chaplain and served until retiring from the role in Feb 1940. He was active in supporting the cricket team and after his marriage in 1938 he and his wife gave a number of musical recitals.8

Richard's marriage to Edith Mary CLEEVES was registered between January 1938 and March 1938 in London, Middlesex.9

Richard died on 24 January 1957 in Fish Hoek, Cape Province, at age 77.10

His will was probated in Gloucester on 28 May 1957 with effects in England of £1138/1/5.10

Family 1

Mary Scott FERGUSSON (1896 - 1970)
Children
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Chippenham, Vol 5a, p66, 4Q1879, mother's maiden name PEACE.
  3. [S1101] Website - Church of England Registers, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916, Chippenham, Wiltshire; Ref. No. 1789/7.
  4. [S1182] Book - Keble Association, Keble College Alumni, 1898 section, p282-3 (avaiable at Ancestry).
  5. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, Holy Trinity, Hounslow, Register of marriages, DRO/016/A/01, Item 017.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Brentford, Vol 3a, p208, 1Q1917.
  7. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Divorce Court File 8166, Ref. J77/2510/8166.
  8. [S1183] Lorettonian Society, at https://archives.loretto.com/, Lorettonian Magazine, Vol 52, 12 Dec 1929 (arrival); Vol 60, 27 Nov 1937 (engagement); Vol 60, 12 Feb 1938 (after marriage); Vol 62, 17 Feb 1940 (retirement); Vol 81, 13 May 1957 (obituary).
  9. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of London City, Vol 1c, p11, 1Q1938.
  10. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, adminisration (with will) granted in Gloucester to Lloyds Bank attorney for Edith Mary Goodwin.
  11. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Brentford, Vol 3a, p102, 1Q1918, mother's maiden name FERGUSON.
  12. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Bradfield, Vol 2c, p731, 2Q1920.
  13. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Bradfield, Vol 2c, p623, 2Q1922.

Brian William GORDON1

(1930 - 2002)
Brian William GORDON was born in 1930 in Napier.1

He married Margaret Wendy CROMPTON, daughter of Joseph Webster CROMPTON and Olga Serena PICKMERE, at St. Mark's Church in Te Aroha on 12 August 1957.2,1

He was widowed on the death of his wife Margaret on 5 June 1988.3,1

Brian died on 14 January 2002 in New Plymouth.4,1 He was buried on 19 January 2002 at the Awanui Cemetery in New Plymouth.1

Family

Margaret Wendy CROMPTON (1927 - 1988)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S295] Interview - A Robinson, with D Thompson, Auckland, 7 Feb 1998, but she gives a date of 10 Aug 1957.
  3. [S295] Interview - A Robinson, with D Thompson, Auckland, 7 Feb 1998.
  4. [S907] Newspaper - Taranaki Daily News.

Christina GORDON

She married John NICOLL, son of Alexander NICOLL, in Tealing, Angus, on 16 December 1772.1

Family

John NICOLL
Children
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Robert Frost pedigree

Citations

  1. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch No. M113222, Source Call No. 0993509.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Tealing, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 322/0030 0073.
  3. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, Parish of Tealing, OPR Births/baptisms, GRO 322/00 0030 0084 FR688.

Mary GORDON

(1905 - )
Mary GORDON was born on 24 March 1905.1

She married Robert Doig BROWN, son of William BROWN and Christina Nowell (Tina) McINNES, between 1939 and 1942. This marriage may possibly have taken place in Malaya.

After working as a VAD at No.1 Base Hospital, Johore, she was evacuated from Singapore to Perth ahead of the arrival of the Japanese. Passenger lists for ships arriving in Fremantle are somewhat suspect in this period, unsurprisingly, but she appears to have arrived on one of the Charon's voyages, either on 18 January 1942 or 26 Feb 1942.

This agrees with the recollections of Alexander FERGUSON who claimed to have met her in Sydney in 1942. He also claimed she was from Dunedin, was part of a family of 5, and that her father was involved with tin mining in Malaya. Certainly there were two John GORDONs (possibly her father and brother), both engineers from New Zealand, interned at Changi Jail in Singapore during WWII.2,3,4,5

Mary and her husband Robert returned to the UK after the war on the Aquitania, arriving in Southhampton on 10 January 1946, having left from Sydney. It is not clear how he managed to get from Singapore to Sydney after the war, but we presume Mary was living in Sydney from 1942 until 1946. He once again described himself as a rubber planter.6

She left Liverpool on 25 June 1946 on the Mauretania, bound for Singapore to join her husband, who had left the UK for Malaya two months earlier.7

Mary and her husband Robert left London on the the Strathmore on 8 March 1955, bound for Melbourne. They were living at Lochcarron, where he was farming, and returned to London on 26 Jun 1955 on the Oronsay.7,6

Family

Robert Doig BROWN (1905 - 1972)
ChartsMartin McInnes descendancy

Citations

  1. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk, Strathmore passenger list.
  2. [S1024] Malayan Volunteers Group, at http://www.malayanvolunteersgroup.org.uk
  3. [S1088] National Archives - National Archive of Australia, NAA Series K269, 18 Jan 1942 CHARON or NAA Series K269, 26 Feb 1942 CHARON.
  4. [S992] Interview - A Ferguson.
  5. [S993] Changi Museum civilian internees database, at http://www.changimuseum.sg/, shows John GORDON (b.1875), and John GORDON (b.1900) both engineers from NZ interned at Changi.
  6. [S720] UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk
  7. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at http://www.findmypast.co.uk

Phyllis Marie GORDON

(1927 - c 1995)
Phyllis Marie GORDON was born on 8 October 1927.1

She married William Prescott FROST, son of Carol FROST and Lillian Edna LABATT, in Dade Co., Florida, in 1947.2

She was widowed at age 61 on the death of her husband William on 7 January 1989.3

Phyllis died circa 1995 of bone cancer.4

Family

William Prescott FROST (1924 - 1989)
Child
ChartsThomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.
  2. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Florida Marriage Index, 1927-2001. Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida, Vol 1129, certificate 10915.
  3. [S418] Ancestry.com - misc sources, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Oregon Death Records, 1898-2008.
  4. [S1003] Email - D Wilber, email to D Ferguson, Nov 2014 onwards.

Robert Lindsay GORDON1

(1916 - 1976)
Robert Lindsay GORDON was born on 19 October 1916 in Nth Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.1

He married Ada Marian FORSAITH, daughter of Frank Lee FORSAITH and Ella Marian GARE, at Pirie St Methodist Church in Port Pirie, South Australia, on 19 October 1946.2

Robert died on 26 June 1976 in South Australia at age 59.3 He was cremated on 29 June 1976 at the Centennial Park in Pasadena.4

Family

Ada Marian FORSAITH (1920 - 1996)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S365] CD - Sth Australian Births, Sth Aust Index of Births 1842-1906, Book 987, p309.
  2. [S769] Newspaper - Adelaide Advertiser, issue of 17 Oct 1946, p14, Forthcoming Marriage.
  3. [S238] Centennial Park Cemetery database, at http://www.centennialpark.org
  4. [S238] Centennial Park Cemetery database, at http://www.centennialpark.org, Service No. 129517, and 129518 on 5 July, memorial at Hibiscus Court Gardens, RB 2 59.

Max GOTTSCHALK1

(1876 - 1962)
Max GOTTSCHALK was born on 26 January 1876 in Edithburgh, South Australia.1,2

He married Ada Jane Louise FORSAITH, daughter of Thomas FORSAITH and Ada Mary HALL, at the residence of William Leask in Semaphore, Port Adelaide, South Australia, on 25 January 1909.1

He was widowed at age 56 on the death of his wife Ada on 20 October 1932.3

Max's second marriage was to Olive Garth WHITINGTON on 18 January 1934 in South Australia.4

Max died on 1 March 1962 in South Australia at age 86.5

Family 1

Ada Jane Louise FORSAITH (1871 - 1932)

Family 2

Olive Garth WHITINGTON (1883 - 1964)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S414] CD - Sth Australian Marriages, Sth Aust Index of Marriages 1842-1916, Book 238, p159.
  2. [S753] Australian BDM Indexes 1788-1950, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Sth Australia Births, Vol 161, p191.
  3. [S657] National Archives Film - Adelaide Nth Road Cemetery; microfiche.
  4. [S793] Index - Sth Australian BDMs (online and newspaper), at http://www.genealogysa.org.au/home.html, Marriage Reg. Year 1933-37, vol 345, p142.
  5. [S753] Australian BDM Indexes 1788-1950, at http://www.ancestry.com/, Sth Australia Deaths, Vol 935, p1314.

Donald Houston GRAHAM1

(1889 - 1989)
Donald Houston GRAHAM was born on 2 August 1889 in Visalia City, Tulare, California.2

Donald married Elaine Maude STANDISH, daughter of Frank Berry STANDISH and Eleanora Gordon CROSS, on 2 February 1975 in Contra Costa, California.1

He was widowed at age 86 on the death of his wife Elaine on 5 July 1976.3

Donald died on 15 May 1989 in Oakland, Alameda, California, at age 99.2

Family

Elaine Maude STANDISH (1889 - 1976)

Citations

  1. [S967] Vital Record - BDM California, marriage record, registrar co/number 07 206, state file # 7135.
  2. [S247] Government Publication - US SSDI, SSN 557-01-0404.
  3. [S247] Government Publication - US SSDI, SSN 556-20-1458.