Ray Sarah Alison WILLIAMS1

(1921 - 2007)
Father*Arthur Henry WILLIAMS1 b. 1885, d. 1965
Mother*Mary Baird ARMSTRONG1 b. 1889, d. 1979
Ray Sarah Alison WILLIAMS was born on 14 July 1921 in Christchurch, Canterbury.1,2

She married Ernest Percy (Sandy) SANDERS.

She died on 9 December 2007 in Auckland, Auckland, at age 86.3,4

Family

Ernest Percy (Sandy) SANDERS (1915 - 2001)

Citations

  1. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2007/30567 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2007/30567.
  4. [S982] Auckland City Council cemetery database, at http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/…, Manakau Memorial Gardens, Magnolia Room service.

Rebecca WILLIAMS1

(c 1854 - 1896)
Father*Samuel WILLIAMS1 b. c 1819, d. 1883
Mother*Ann MANRY1 b. c 1825, d. 1860
Rebecca WILLIAMS was born circa 1854 in Ballarat, Victoria.2

She married George William HOBBS in New Zealand in 1871.3

She died on 12 February 1896 in Christchurch, Canterbury.4 She was buried on 15 February 1896 at the Linwood cemetery in Christchurch.4

Family

George William HOBBS (c 1849 - 1912)

Citations

  1. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams.
  2. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams, (however there are no matching records in the Victorian birth indexes).
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1871/7704.
  4. [S419] Christchurch City Council Cemeteries database, at http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/Cemeteries/, Linwood cemetery, block 27, plot 115, aged 42, years in NZ 16.

Samuel WILLIAMS1

(c 1819 - 1883)
Samuel WILLIAMS was born circa 1819. This birth date is based on his age at death - it is unclear where he was born or the exact date. As his nickname was reputed to be 'Yankee Sam', he may have originated in the USA or even Canada.

He married Ann MANRY.1

It appears that Samuel left New Zealand for the Ballarat goldfields (which date from 1851) and returned to New Zealand with a wife and daughter (Ann and Rebecca), but the full details are somewhat cloudy.1

Timaru’s first resident arrived in the person of Samuel, around 1857. It is believed he was returning to Timaru having been a member of the Weller brothers whaling gang in 1839 when they established a station here. With him was his wife Anne MANRY and their daughter Rebecca.1

He died on 29 June 1883 in Timaru, Canterbury.1,2,3 He was buried on 2 July 1883 at the Timaru cemetery in Timaru.4

Family

Ann MANRY (c 1825 - 1860)
Children

Citations

  1. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1883/6360, aged 64.
  3. [S996] Cemetery Marker - , Timaru cemetery, Timaru cemetery, below block A, row 9, plot 10, aged 64.
  4. [S996] Cemetery Marker - , Timaru cemetery, Timaru cemetery, below block A, row 9, plot 10.

William (Bill, also Samuel) WILLIAMS1

(1856 - 1936)
Father*Samuel WILLIAMS1 b. c 1819, d. 1883
Mother*Ann MANRY b. c 1825, d. 1860
William (Samuel) WILLIAMS
William (Bill, also Samuel) WILLIAMS was born in Timaru, Canterbury, on 22 September 1856. Note that this date is suspect, as he was supposedly 25 when married, and 81 at death; however a birth date of 1854 would clash with his parent's movements and the birth-date of his sister Rebecca.1

It is unclear why his marriage record and the birth records of some of his children use the name 'Samuel', especially as his nickname seems to have been 'Bill' throughout his life.
He is regarded as the first white boy born in Timaru, in the old Rhodes' cottage.
At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a builder in Christchurch, but left and walked with a party over the Southern Alps to Kumara on the West Coast (he spent his 20th birthday in the alps).
He worked in the Kumara goldfields on a sluice, and later on the construction of tunnels through the alps to Christchurch (but not the Otira rail tunnel).
The Hokitika Museum holds a medal he won for rifle shooting, and a cup for running - he was also a member of the Kumara Brass Band, the Fire Brigade and various school committees.1

He married Sarah Ann SHIMPLETON, daughter of (--?--) SHIMPLETON and Sarah MOFFAT, in Kumara, Westland, on 24 December 1879. Given Sarah's age, her mother provided a consent form for the marriage.2,1

He died on 10 July 1936 at Greymouth Hospital in Greymouth, Westland, at age 79.1,3 He was buried at the Karoro cemetery in Greymouth.4

Family

Sarah Ann SHIMPLETON (1862 - 1939)
Children

Citations

  1. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1879/2990; listed as 'Samuel and Sarah', rather than William.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1936/18599, aged 81 (age suspect).
  4. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams, New Church of England ground, Family Grave, plot 321.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1880/14229, daughter to Samuel and Sarah.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1882/3302, son to Samuel and Sarah Ann.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1884/729, son to Samuel and Sarah Ann.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1885/7040, son to Samuel and Sarah Ann.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1887/2154, daughter to Samuel and Sara Ann.
  10. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1891/14793, daughter to William and Sarah.
  11. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1895/1525, son to William and Sarah.
  12. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1896/12151, son to William and Sarah.

Alexander R WILLIAMSON1

Alexander's marriage to Lily CAMMEGH was registered between April 1939 and June 1939 in Brentford, Middlesex.1

Family

Lily CAMMEGH (1887 - )

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Brentford, Vol 3a, p994, 2Q1939.

Christian WILLIAMSON1,2

(1859 - )
Father*James WILLIAMSON1,2
Mother*Jean (Jane) FERGUSSON1,2 b. c 1833
Christian WILLIAMSON was born at Balmore in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, on 11 August 1859.1,2
She was listed as the grand-daughter of John FERGUSSON in the 1861 Census at Balmore in Rannoch, Perthshire.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, Scottish GRO 367/00 001/00 006.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kinloch Rannoch, Statutory Births, GRO 367/00 0022.

Isaac WILLIAMSON1,2

(c 1840 - 1920)
Isaac WILLIAMSON was born circa 1840.

He married Ellen MATTHEWS, daughter of Richard MATTHEWS and Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD, in New Zealand in 1862.1,2,3

He died in 1920 in New Zealand.4

Family

Ellen MATTHEWS (c 1843 - )
Child
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1862/2.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registar's General Folio 001.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1920/5238, aged 80 is a reasonable match.

James WILLIAMSON1

He married Jean (Jane) FERGUSSON, daughter of John FERGUSSON and Christy McGREGOR, in Logierait, Perthshire, on 3 December 1854.1

Family

Jean (Jane) FERGUSSON (c 1833 - )
Children
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Logierait, OPR Marriage index, GRO 376/00 0004.
  2. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, Scottish GRO 367/00 001/00 006.
  3. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kinloch Rannoch, Statutory Births, GRO 367/00 0004.
  4. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kinloch Rannoch, Statutory Births, GRO 367/00 0022.

James WILLIAMSON1

(c 1853 - )
Father*James WILLIAMSON1
Mother*Jean (Jane) FERGUSSON1 b. c 1833
James WILLIAMSON was born in Logierait, Perthshire, circa 1853.1
He was listed as the grandson of John FERGUSSON in the 1861 Census at Balmore in Rannoch, Perthshire.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, Scottish GRO 367/00 001/00 006.

Jean WILLIAMSON1,2

(1856 - )
Father*James WILLIAMSON1,2
Mother*Jean (Jane) FERGUSSON1,2 b. c 1833
Jean WILLIAMSON was born on 4 March 1856 at Balmore in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire.1,2
She was listed as the grand-daughter of John FERGUSSON in the 1861 Census at Balmore in Rannoch, Perthshire.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, Scottish GRO 367/00 001/00 006.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kinloch Rannoch, Statutory Births, GRO 367/00 0004.