Jessie May Ridings

(1893 - 1980)
Father*James Percy (Boz) Ridings b. 1860, d. 1947
Mother*Jessie Morris b. 1860, d. 1950
Jessie May Ridings was born in Auckland on 7 April 1893.1

Jessie died on 21 May 1980 in Auckland at age 87.2,3 She was cremated at the Purewa Cemetery on 23 May 1980.4
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1893/8601, and Death Reg. No. 1980/46434 gives this birthdate.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1980/46434.
  3. [S568] Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium database, at https://www.purewa.co.nz/
  4. [S568] Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium database, at https://www.purewa.co.nz/, Serial No. 38017, ashes scattered.

Paul Alexander Riley1

(1920 - 1994)
Paul Alexander Riley was born in Acton, Middlesex, on 20 January 1920.2,3
He was listed in the 1921 census at 51 Myrtle Rd in Acton, Middlesex, with his father George (an electrical engineer with the County of London Electric Supply Co.) mother Minnie Ellen and sisters Margaret (11) and Minnie (8).3

He married Eileen Lily Forsaith, daughter of Arthur William Forsaith and Lily Cammegh, in Rochford, Essex, on 6 March 1944.1,4

Paul died in August 1994 in Southend, Essex, at age 74.5

Family

Eileen Lily Forsaith (1920 - 1997)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Rochford, Vol 4a, p1323, 1Q1944.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Southend on Sea, Reg. No. E27B, district 4751E, entry 88, Aug 1994, aged 74 gives this birth date.
  3. [S1259] Census - 19 Jun 1921, UK census, RG15-6366, RD 128, SD 7, ED 12, Schedule 207.
  4. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/0717E/020/5, Letter Code: BCDT, Schedule 242 shows this marriage date.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Southend on Sea, Reg. No. E27B, district 4751E, entry 88, Aug 1994, aged 74.

Geoffrey Morton Ring1

(1917 - 2013)
Geoffrey Morton Ring was born in Gladstone, South Australia, on 11 April 1917.2

He married Margaret Jean Golder, daughter of Earnest James Golder and Ruth Forsaith, at St Peter's College Chapel in Adelaide, South Australia, on 29 March 1941.1

Geoffrey died on 11 January 2013 in South Australia at age 95.3 He was cremated at the Enfield Memorial Park and Crematorium in Clearview on 17 January 2013.4

Family

Margaret Jean Golder (1921 - 2019)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S769] Newspaper - Adelaide Advertiser, issue of 26 Mar 1941, Vol LXXXIII, No. 25732, p7, col1, Wedding Dates.
  2. [S1088] National Archives - National Archive of Australia, RAAF Officers Personnel files, 1921-1948, Series A9300, item barcode 5244926, Service #407832.
  3. [S767] Adelaide Cemetery Authority database, at https://www.aca.sa.gov.au/, Enfield Memorial Park - cremations.
  4. [S767] Adelaide Cemetery Authority database, at https://www.aca.sa.gov.au/, Enfield Memorial Park - cremations, remains collected.

Hanora Riordan1

(1927 - 1976)
Hanora Riordan was born in Cork, Co. Cork, on 25 August 1927.2,3

Hanora's marriage to Frederick Ian Forsaith, son of Frederick Leslie Forsaith and Phyllis Agnes Pennock, was registered between October 1952 and December 1952 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.1

Hanora died on 24 August 1976 in Worthing, Sussex, at age 48.4,5

Her will was probated in Brighton, Sussex, on 1 October 1976 with her estate valued at £1935.5

Family

Frederick Ian Forsaith (1929 - 2009)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Cambridge, Vol 4a, p528, 4Q1952.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Worthing, Vol 18, p2241 gives this birth date.
  3. [S764] Index - Belfast, Ireland GRONI. Quarterly Returns in Ireland, Irish Civil BMD index 1845-1958, Birth: District of Cork, Vol 5, p123, 3Q1927.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Worthing, Vol 18, p2241.
  5. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate recorded at Brighton registry, no. 760516755Y.

Kenneth Douglas Roadley1

(1920 - 2009)
Kenneth Douglas Roadley was born in Auckland on 15 August 1920.1,2

He married Gwendolline Evelyn Mary Matthews, daughter of Kenneth Lionel Matthews and Kathleen Marella Clarke, in Auckland on 29 June 1946.1,3,4

Kenneth died on 3 May 2009 in Whangarei, Northland, at age 88.5,6

Family

Gwendolline Evelyn Mary Matthews (1925 - 2019)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p34.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2009/11090 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 6168.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2009/11090.
  6. [S1131] MemoryTree NZ, at https://www.amemorytree.co.nz/index.php, aged 88, Newberrys Funeral Home.

Shirley Jean Roadley1

(1915 - 2006)
Shirley Jean Roadley was born in Auckland on 22 September 1915.1,2

She married Mervyn Wyatt Matthews, son of Kenneth Lionel Matthews and Kathleen Marella Clarke, at St Matthew's in Auckland on 12 July 1941.1,3,4

She was widowed on the death of her husband Mervyn in 2001.5

Shirley died in 2006 in New Zealand.6

Family

Mervyn Wyatt Matthews (1912 - 2001)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p33.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2006/7791 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4113.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death: Reg. No. 2001/8624.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2006/7791.

Henry Eric Wilkie (Hal) Roberton

(1904 - 1991)
Henry (Hal) ROBERTON
(1904-1991)
November 1987
Henry Eric Wilkie (Hal) Roberton was born in Auckland on 30 December 1904.1

He was educated in England at Sherbourne School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he read science and medicine. His medical training was at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, where he became the personal house physician to Lord Horder, among the leading physicians of the day in London.
This was followed by further training at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, Bethlem Royal Psychiatric Hospital, Bedlam, and Sheffield Children's Hospital.
He returned to New Zealand in the 1930s and set up a general practice in Christchurch.2

He married Elisabeth Madeline (Betty) Morris, daughter of Arthur William Morris and Agnes Durroch Cross, at St Barnabas Church in Fendalton, Christchurch, Canterbury, on 19 February 1935.3,4

Dr Roberton had a strong interest in clinical research and discovered a disease in women after childbirth caused by low thyroid activity. He was awarded a Cambridge doctorate and in 1946 won the Sir Charles Hastings prize for the best general practice research essay in the British Empire for this research work.2

He was a founding member of the Council for Educational Research and chairman of its Christchurch branch. He had a long involvement with St John Ambulance and held the rank of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Dr Roberton was also vice-president of the Royal Christchurch Musical Society. He was Christchurch president of the British Medical Association and chairman and provost of the Canterbury faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Dr Roberton retired on his 80th birthday, but enjoyed playing tennis, golf and bowls well into his 80s, and ice skated until 85. For some years he helped judge the national figure-skating championships, in which he had once competed. He was a familar figure at Charteris Bay, sailing his home made yacht.2

Henry died on 19 February 1991 in Christchurch, Canterbury, at age 86.5,6 He was buried on 21 February 1991.5

Family

Elisabeth Madeline (Betty) Morris (1911 - 1995)
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1905/7825, and Death Reg. No. 1991/28716 gives this birthdate; mis-indexed under surname of ROBERTSON; son of Ernest ROBERTON and Eliza Ann WILKIE.
  2. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 1 Mar 1991, Obituary.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1023.
  4. [S1126] Email - Nicole Roberton, email to D Ferguson, 30 Jun 2017 onward.
  5. [S911] Newspaper - Christchurch Press, issue of 22 Feb 1991, Deaths.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1991/28716.

Elizabeth Roberts1

(c 1815 - 1912)
Elizabeth Roberts was born in Kenwyn, Cornwall, circa 1815. This date is based on her age at death (97), but she claimed to be only 29 in the 1851 census, implying a birth year of 1822 - this is extremely suspect.2

She married James Chynoweth Paul in Kenwyn, Cornwall, on 7 October 1839.3,4

She was listed in the 1851 census at Frog St in Bere Ferrers, Devon, with her husband James; he was a miner. Their children Ann, James, Grace and Joseph were listed as living with them.2

Elizabeth arrived at Auckland, on 8 August 1856, on board the Lord Burleigh (622 tons) ex-London accompanied by her husband James Chynoweth Paul and children Ann, James Robert, Grace, Joseph, Elizabeth Jane and Emma (Emmeline).5

She was widowed on the death of her husband James on 27 July 1895.6,7,8

Elizabeth died on 22 December 1912 at Victoria Ave in Mt Eden, Auckland.9,7,10 She was buried in December 1912 at the Symonds St Cemetery in Grafton.7
Grave - Elizabeth PAUL (nee ROBERTS)(c1815-1912), Symonds St cemetery, Auckland

Family

James Chynoweth Paul (c 1816 - 1895)
Children

Citations

  1. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 1b HO107-1883 Folio 62 p61 GSU roll 221032.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Truro, Vol 9, p345, 4Q1839.
  4. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://www.familysearch.org/en/, FHL film 159995811, id 265, England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973.
  5. [S802] Newspaper - Southern Cross, issue of 12 Aug 1856, Vol XIII, no. 952, p2, Shipping Intelligence.
  6. [S923] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, death record, Reg. No. 1895/3279, aged 79.
  7. [S790] Symonds St (Auckland) Cemetery database, at http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/symondsst/…, Anglican section, E35-36.
  8. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 29 Jul 1895, Vol XXXII, no. 9884, p1, Deaths.
  9. [S923] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, death record, Reg. No. 1912/9394, aged 97.
  10. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 24 Dec 1912, Vol XLIX, no. 15183, p1, Deaths - this gives date of 23rd, but gravestone says 22nd; also states 'in 98th year', meaning she was 97.
  11. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Liskeard, Vol 9, p167, 2Q1846, mother's maiden name ROBERTS.
  12. [S530] Find My Past website, at https://www.findmypast.com, Devon baptisms,, SW Heritage Trust, 1237A/PR/1/4.
  13. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://www.familysearch.org/en/, FHL film 1545380, p61, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.

Emily Jane Roberts1

(1874 - 1959)
Emily Jane Roberts was born in Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, on 3 May 1874.2,3

Emily's marriage to William Joseph Agass was registered between January 1910 and March 1910 in Islington, London, Middlesex.1

She was listed in the 1911 census at 128 Shakespeare Rd in Stoke Newington, London, Middlesex, with her husband William; he was a brass-finisher in the furniture trade.2

She was listed in the 1921 census at 29 Benyon Rd in Hackney, London, Middlesex, with her husband William; he was a metal worker for a lock and safe maker. Their children Olive and Winifred were listed as living with them, and the household included his mother-in-law Henrietta Julia Roberts (aged 81), her daughter Clara Louise (44) and Elizabeth Sarah Roberts (80).4

She was listed in the 1939 Register at 29 Benyon Rd in Hackney, London, Middlesex, with William Joseph Agass; he was a stamp press operator.3

She was widowed at age 74 on the death of her husband William on 27 October 1948.5,6

She was appointed administrator of William Joseph Agass's estate in London, Surrey, on 4 December 1948.6

Emily died on 19 January 1959 at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, Essex, at age 84.7,8

Her will was probated in London, Middlesex, on 6 April 1959 to one Alfred John THOMAS (boot and shoe manufacturer), with her estate valued at £1775/19/7.8

Family

William Joseph Agass (1874 - 1948)

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Islington, Vol 1b, p242, 1Q1910.
  2. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN1016 RG78PN34 RD11 SD1 ED12 SN131.
  3. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/0195H/003/26, Letter Code: AIKJ, Schedule 33.
  4. [S1259] Census - 19 Jun 1921, UK census, RG15-1197, RD 11, SD 4, ED 24, Schedule 346.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Surrey NE, Vol 5g, p513, 4Q1948, aged 74.
  6. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, administration granted London 4 Dec 1948 to Emily Jane AGASS, widow.
  7. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of SW Essex, Vol 5a, p304, aged 84.
  8. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate recorded at London registry.

Hazel Marjorie Roberts1

(1904 - 1996)
Hazel Marjorie Roberts was born in Balmain, New South Wales, in 1904. She was the daughter of Thomas Roberts and Lilias Martha Keane.1

She married William John Mitchell, son of William John Dunstan Mitchell and Georgina Mary Mulford, at St Georges Church in Hurstville, New South Wales, on 3 November 1934. He was a bank teller at the Commonwealth Bank in Cairns.2,3

Hazel died on 12 May 1996 at Shellharbour Hospital in Wollongong, New South Wales.4 She was cremated at the Wollongong Memorial Gardens, 176 Berkeley Rd in Unanderra in May 1996.5

Family

William John Mitchell (1909 - 1983)
ChartsMitchell descendant chart
Dunstan descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S926] BDM NSW Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 30036/1904.
  2. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 16920/1934.
  3. [S1265] Church Registers (NSW Anglican) Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011; Hurstville marriage # 72.
  4. [S590] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, issue of Tues, 14 May 1996, p33, col10, Deaths.
  5. [S1225] Wollongong Memorial Gardens cemetery database, at https://wollongongmemorialgardens.com.au/history/…, and ashes scattered at the Autumn Garden, Berkeley Rd, Unanderra.