John Melliar DEVENISH1

(1856 - 1939)
John Melliar DEVENISH was born in Mangorei, Taranaki, on 6 September 1856. He was the son of William DEVENISH & Mary HIRST.2,3,4

He was educated in New Plymouth, then from 1884-1887 at the College of St John the Evangelist, Auckland..
He held church positions in Upper Hutt (1887-88), Porirua (1889), in the Pohangina district (1892-99) and Auckland until 1904, where he had been curate at St Barnabas, Mt Eden. He subsequently moved to Australia, where he served in Armidale, Walgett, Boggabri, Sydney and Tamworth in NSW, before moving to Tasmania in 1909, where he served in Strahan, King Island and Buckland, before returning to Auckland in 1922.4

He married Fanny Thornhill PICKMERE, daughter of Ralph PICKMERE and Serena Hannah MATTHEWS, at Bishop's Court Chapel in Auckland on 25 June 1901. There were no children from this marriage.5,6,7

John died on 13 January 1939 in New Plymouth at age 82.2,1,8 He was buried at the Te Henui Cemetery in New Plymouth.2,1,9

Family

Fanny Thornhill PICKMERE (1863 - 1920)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S311] Cemetery Entry - unknown author, Te Henui Cemetery records, Ref. No. 1417.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1856/557.
  4. [S986] St John's Anglican Church, Trentham, at http://www.stjohnstrentham.org.nz/
  5. [S860] Newspaper - Taranaki Herald, issue of 28 Jun 1901, Marriages.
  6. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1401.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1901/1346.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1939/25118, aged 82.
  9. [S571] New Plymouth Cemeteries (Te Henui, Waireka) database, at http://www.newplymouthnz.com/AtoZOfCouncilServices/…, No details or dates recorded other than him being a retired clergyman of Buller St, New Plymouth.

Ida Helen DEWES

(1887 - 1975)
Ida Helen DEWES was born in New Zealand on 21 April 1887.1

She married Frederick Arthur HANAN, son of Arthur Sedgley HANAN and Emma Selina NUTTER, at St Mary's Cathedral in Auckland, Auckland, on 22 March 1913.2,3,4

She was widowed at age 71 on the death of her husband Frederick on 4 July 1958.5,6

Ida died in May 1975 in Auckland at age 88.7 She was cremated on 8 May 1975 at the Purewa Cemetery.8

Family

Frederick Arthur HANAN (1882 - 1958)
Children
ChartsAlexander Macdonald (1813-1888) descendancy
Stephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1887/19056 to Albert Evelyn DEWES and Ida Mary, and Death entry gives full birthdate.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1528.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1913/2038.
  4. [S801] Newspaper - Auckland Star, issue of 29 Mar 1913, Vol XLIV, issue #75, p12, col1, Marriages.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1958/34864, aged 75.
  6. [S568] Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium database, at http://www.purewa.co.nz/, serial #515, cremation and burial of ashes.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1975/36154.
  8. [S568] Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium database, at http://www.purewa.co.nz/, serial #28267, cremation, ashes returned.

George Ernest DIAMOND1,2

(1875 - 1916)
Father*John William DIAMOND1,2 b. 1852, d. b 1881
Mother*Sarah Jane AMOR1,2 b. c 1850, d. 1925
George's birth was registered between April 1875 and June 1875 in Folkestone, Kent.1,2
He was listed in the 1881 census at 1 St Eanswythe Terrace in Folkestone, Kent, in the household of his mother Sarah Jane AMOR.1
He was listed in the 1891 census, boarding at Church St in Minster, Kent, with the family of Henry YOUNG, blacksmith, to whom he was apprenticed.3
He was listed in the 1901 census, lodging at 11 Chalkwell Row in Milton, Kent, in the household of a Robert RYAN, working as a shoeing smithy.4
He was listed in the 1911 census at 22 Churchyard in Ashford, Kent, in the household of his mother Sarah Jane AMOR, and he was a blacksmith.5

George's death was registered between April 1916 and June 1916 in West Ashford, Kent.6

Citations

  1. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 7 RG11-1010 Folio 22 p38 & 39 GSU roll 1341240.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Elham, Vol 2a, p891, 2Q1875, mother's maiden name AMOR.
  3. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, ED 2 RG12-725 Folio 24 p2 GSU roll 6095835.
  4. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, ED 25 RG13-810 Folio 31 p2.
  5. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN4259 RG78PN169 RD55 SD2 ED5 SN191.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of West Ashford, Vol 2a, p1072, 2Q1916, aged 41.

John William DIAMOND1,2

(1852 - b 1881)
John's birth was registered between July 1852 and September 1852 in Elham, Kent.3,2
He was listed as an apprentice to Thomas HOGBEN in the 1871 Census at 14 Lyminge St in Lyminge, Kent.3

John's marriage to Sarah Jane AMOR, daughter of Joseph AMOR and Mary WALTERS, was registered between July 1874 and September 1874 in Elham, Kent.1

John died before 1881 (as his wife is a widow in the 1881 census).

Family

Sarah Jane AMOR (c 1850 - 1925)
Child

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Eltham, Vol 2a, p1309, 3Q1874.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Elham, Vol 2a, p603, 3Q1852, mother's maiden name CHITTENDEN.
  3. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, ED 4 RG10-1018 Folio 50 p3 GSU roll 827265.
  4. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 7 RG11-1010 Folio 22 p38 & 39 GSU roll 1341240.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Elham, Vol 2a, p891, 2Q1875, mother's maiden name AMOR.

George DIBBERN

(1889 - 1962)
George DIBBERN (1889-1962)
George DIBBERN was born on 26 March 1889 in Kiel.1

For a full story of George's astonishing life, readers are referred to the superb website at http://georgedibbern.com - but special mention must be made of some details, as these became part of our family folk-lore. He had a wife in Germany (Elisabeth Vollbrandt, married 1921) and daughters Frauke Wahine (1922), Elke Maata (1924) and Sunke Tai (1925) but spent much of his life aboard the 32-foot ketch Te Rapunga (named after the third of eighteen steps in the New Zealand Maori creation myth).1

After winning the Auckland to Melbourne race of 1934 in Te Rapunga, followed by the Melbourne-Hobart race (1935), George DIBBERN returned to Auckland and embarked with a crew of Maurice Black, Roy Murdock and Eileen Edith MORRIS for an extended voyage to Rarotonga and Tahiti.
In 1941 he and Eileen arrived in Napier and George was interred on Somes Island (for the second time) as an enemy alien, not having his yacht returned until 1946.

In 1950 he won £10,000 in a Tattersalls lottery, but gave half to the man who gave him the ticket for covering his work shift. This enabled the purchase of Satellite (Woody) Island, followed by Partridge Island - he and Eileen farmed Woody Island for 3 years before they parted ways.1

He had a defacto relationship with Eileen Edith MORRIS, daughter of Charles Edwin MORRIS and Edith Maud ARMSTRONG, which resulted in the birth of their daughter, but they did not marry due to George's existing family in Germany.

George died on 12 June 1962 in Auckland, Auckland, at age 73 of a heart attack.1

Family

Eileen Edith MORRIS (1914 - 2009)
ChartsWilliam Morries descendancy
Thomas Mudie (Moodie) (1776-?) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S988] George Dibbern's Quest & Life, at http://georgedibbern.com/

Ernest Herbert DICKETTS1

(1894 - 1953)
Ernest Herbert DICKETTS was born in England on 8 January 1894.2
He served in the South Staffordshire Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant and the South Lancashire Regiment as Lieutenant during WWI.3

Ernest's marriage to Kathleen Marjorie HAGGIS, daughter of Charles Burton HAGGIS and Jessie Gertrude WINZAR, was registered between October 1918 and December 1918 in Wandsworth, Surrey.1

He was listed in the 1939 Register at 'Elvashore', Oatlands Close in Walton, Surrey, with Kathleen Marjorie HAGGIS; he was a printer's representative.2

Ernest died on 3 November 1953 in Weybridge, Surrey, at age 59.4,5

His will was probated in London, Middlesex, on 19 February 1954 with his estate valued at £5367/15/10.5

Family

Kathleen Marjorie HAGGIS (1894 - 1972)

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Wandsworth, Vol 1d, p1421, 4Q1918.
  2. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/1924I/019/36, Letter Code: DMUY, Schedule 250.
  3. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, WO 372/6/22263, Medal Card.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Surrey NW, Vol 5g, p615, 4Q1953, aged 59.
  5. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate registered in London to Kathleen Marjorie DICKETTS, widow.

Jane Mason DICKIE1,2

(1879 - 1879)
Father*Matthew DICKIE1 b. c 1844, d. 1907
Mother*Agnes Hood ADAM1 b. 1845, d. 1920
Grave - Matthew DICKIE (c1844-1907), Agnes (nee ADAM)(1845-1920), Jane (1879-1879), Matthew W (1909-1910), Matthew Lothian (1882-1943), Glasgow Necropolis
Jane Mason DICKIE was born in Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, in February 1879.1,3

She died on 3 November 1879 in Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.1,2 She was buried in November 1879 at the Glasgow Necropolis, Wishart St in Dennistoun.4

Citations

  1. [S1164] Cemetery Marker - Agnes ADAM / Matthew DICKIE / Jane DICKIE / Matthew Lothian DICKIE, Glasgow Necropolis, died aged 8 months.
  2. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Kelvin, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/09 0810, aged 0.
  3. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kelvin, Statutory Births, GRO 644/09 0415.
  4. [S1164] Cemetery Marker - Agnes ADAM / Matthew DICKIE / Jane DICKIE / Matthew Lothian DICKIE, Glasgow Necropolis.

Mary Anderson DICKIE1

(1909 - )
Father*Matthew Lothian DICKIE1 b. 1882, d. 1943
Mother*Caroline Victoria ANDERSON1 b. 1887, d. 1957
Mary Anderson DICKIE was born in 1909 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire.1

Citations

  1. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Old or West Kilpatrick, Statutory Births, GRO 501/00 1341.

Matthew DICKIE1

(c 1844 - 1907)
Matthew DICKIE was born in Scotland circa 1844.

Matthew married Agnes Hood ADAM, daughter of Robert ADAM and Jean MASON, in 1876 in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.1

Matthew died on 17 May 1907 in Anderston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.2,3,4 He was buried in May 1907 at the Glasgow Necropolis, Wishart St in Dennistoun.5
Grave - Matthew DICKIE (c1844-1907), Agnes (nee ADAM)(1845-1920), Jane (1879-1879), Matthew W (1909-1910), Matthew Lothian (1882-1943), Glasgow Necropolis


His estate was confirmed on 29 August 1907 with Matthew Lothian DICKIE and William Wallace DICKIE appointed executors of an estate valued at £1019/12/11.3

Family

Agnes Hood ADAM (1845 - 1920)
Children

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Dennistoun, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/03 0383.
  2. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Anderston, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/11 0361, aged 63.
  3. [S1046] Index - Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh, Scottish Calendar of Confirmations, surgeon-dentist of 22 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow. Confirmation granted 5 Sep 1907 to Robert GUY (writer), William Wallace DICKIE (surgeon-dentist) and Matthew DICKIE (medical student), his sons. Exceutors nominated in will of 21 Jun 1906.
  4. [S1164] Cemetery Marker - Agnes ADAM / Matthew DICKIE / Jane DICKIE / Matthew Lothian DICKIE, Glasgow Necropolis, aged 63 years.
  5. [S1164] Cemetery Marker - Agnes ADAM / Matthew DICKIE / Jane DICKIE / Matthew Lothian DICKIE, Glasgow Necropolis.
  6. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Partick, Statutory Births, GRO 646/02 0670.
  7. [S1164] Cemetery Marker - Agnes ADAM / Matthew DICKIE / Jane DICKIE / Matthew Lothian DICKIE, Glasgow Necropolis, died aged 8 months.
  8. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Hillhead, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/13 0721, aged 60.

Matthew Lothian DICKIE1

(1882 - 1943)
Father*Matthew DICKIE1 b. c 1844, d. 1907
Mother*Agnes Hood ADAM1 b. 1845, d. 1920
Grave - Matthew DICKIE (c1844-1907), Agnes (nee ADAM)(1845-1920), Jane (1879-1879), Matthew W (1909-1910), Matthew Lothian (1882-1943), Glasgow Necropolis
Matthew Lothian DICKIE was born in Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 7 October 1882.2,3

Matthew Lothian DICKIE and William Wallace DICKIE were appointed executors of Matthew DICKIE's estate on 29 August 1907.4

Matthew married Caroline Victoria ANDERSON in 1908 in Anderston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.5 He began military service on 9 November 1915 being attached to the 5th Battalion, then drafted to a Medical Unit at Blandford. He was discharged from this unit on 5 Feb 1916 to join the Royal Marines. He was described as dark complexioned, black hair, brown eyes, scar on left side of neck and stood 5' 7", but his Marine papers claim a height of 5' 9 1/2". He appeared to have only had active service in France from April 1918 with the 150th Field Ambulance, before finally being demobbed on 6 July 1919.3,6

Matthew died on 8 August 1943 in Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, at age 60.1,7 He was buried in August 1943 at the Glasgow Necropolis, Wishart St in Dennistoun.8

Family

Caroline Victoria ANDERSON (1887 - 1957)
Child

Citations

  1. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Hillhead, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/13 0721, aged 60.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Kelvin, Statutory Births, GRO 644/09 1484.
  3. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, catalogue ref. ADM/339/1 WWI Discharge papers.
  4. [S1046] Index - Commissary Clerk of Edinburgh, Scottish Calendar of Confirmations, surgeon-dentist of 22 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow. Confirmation granted 5 Sep 1907 to Robert GUY (writer), William Wallace DICKIE (surgeon-dentist) and Matthew DICKIE (medical student), his sons. Exceutors nominated in will of 21 Jun 1906.
  5. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Anderston, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/11 0383.
  6. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, catalogue ref. ADM/159/210.
  7. [S1164] Cemetery Marker - Agnes ADAM / Matthew DICKIE / Jane DICKIE / Matthew Lothian DICKIE, Glasgow Necropolis, aged 61 years.
  8. [S1164] Cemetery Marker - Agnes ADAM / Matthew DICKIE / Jane DICKIE / Matthew Lothian DICKIE, Glasgow Necropolis.
  9. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of Old or West Kilpatrick, Statutory Births, GRO 501/00 1341.