Family History Notes

On this site

On these pages, I have collected some info on our family tree.

The information on this site is mainly restricted to events and people from over 100 years ago.

If you have more info on any of the people mentioned here, please let me know. Ditto if you have any suggestions where more info can be found. I am particularly interested in tracing the families back prior to their emigration out to New Zealand.

These are our eight great grandparents.

Samuel Hewett (1859-1913)

Born Harlington, Middlesex, England.

Annie Roberts (1854-1938)

Born in Lincolnshire, England.
Married Sept 1885 in Christchurch, NZ.

Alexander Penney (1853-1928) 

Born Culross, Perthshire, Scotland.

Magaret Shaw (1870-1936)

Born Winchester, South Canterbury, NZ.
Married Feb 1887 at Geraldine Flat, NZ.

Robert Emms (1876-1958)

Born in Nelson, NZ.

Minnie Berry (1871-1941)

Born in Nelson, NZ.
Married July 1896 in Linwood, Christchurch.

George Morris (1882-1958)

Born in Christchurch, NZ.

Alice Berry (1887-1958)

Born in Christchurch, NZ.
Married May 1906 in Ashburton, NZ.

There is also some information from the 1881 British census.

Updated: 9 January 2011
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