Sarah Ann Shimpleton1

(1862 - 1939)
Father*(--?--) Shimpleton
Mother*Sarah Moffat2
Sarah Ann Shimpleton was born on 31 May 1862. Sarah's origins are unclear - the name 'SHIMPLETON' is extremely rare and may actually be a corruption of a simpler name; there is some suggestion she was born in Tasmania but no records have been found to support this.2

She married William (Bill, also Samuel) Williams, son of Samuel Williams and Ann Mahoney, in Kumara, Westland, on 24 December 1879. Given Sarah's age, her mother provided a consent form for the marriage.1,2

She was widowed at age 74 on the death of her husband William on 10 July 1936.2,3

Sarah died on 23 June 1939 in Greymouth, Westland, at age 77.2,4 She was buried at the Karoro Cemetery in Greymouth.5

Family

William (Bill, also Samuel) Williams (1856 - 1936)
Children

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1879/2990; listed as 'Samuel and Sarah', rather than William.
  2. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1936/18599, aged 81 (age suspect).
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1939/15059, aged 77.
  5. [S580] Book - Nola Towgood, Samuel Williams, New Church of England ground, Family Grave, plot 321.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1880/14229, daughter to Samuel and Sarah.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1882/3302, son to Samuel and Sarah Ann.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1884/729, son to Samuel and Sarah Ann.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1885/7040, son to Samuel and Sarah Ann.
  10. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1887/2154, daughter to Samuel and Sara Ann.
  11. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1891/14793, daughter to William and Sarah.
  12. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1895/1525, son to William and Sarah.
  13. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1896/12151, son to William and Sarah.

Elizabeth Rennie Shirra1,2

(1855 - 1888)
Elizabeth Rennie Shirra was born in High Church, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, in 1855.3,2

She married Archibald Mason Adam, son of Robert Adam and Jean Mason, in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, in 1877.3,1

She was listed in the 1881 census at Kirk Hill House, Cross of Kippen in Kippen, Stirlingshire, with her husband Archibald; he was a meat salesman. Their children Janet and Robert were listed as living with them.3

Elizabeth died in 1888 in Shettleston, Lanarkshire.4

Family

Archibald Mason Adam (1850 - )
Children

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Dennistoun, Statutory Marriages, GRO 644/03 0148.
  2. [S612] GRO Scotland, birth/bapt record, District of High Church, Statutory Births, GRO 644/02 0958.
  3. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, Scottish GRO 484/00 001/00 014.
  4. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Shettleston, Statutory Deaths, GRO 622/02 0027, aged 32.

Isabella Ellen Shirriffs

(1872 - 1905)
Isabella Ellen Shirriffs was born in Blenheim, Marlborough, on 25 June 1872.1

She married Joseph William Bates in Sydney, New South Wales, on 8 July 1902.2

Isabella died on 22 October 1905 in Hastings, Hawkes Bay, at age 33.3,4 She was buried in October 1905 at the Hastings Cemetery in Hastings.5
Grave - Joseph William BATES (1873-1945) and his wives Isabella Ellen (nee SHIRRIFS)(1872-1905), Maxwell Forfar Hutton (nee MOODIE)(1876-1976) Hastings, NZ

Family

Joseph William Bates (1873 - 1945)
Child

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1872/23568, dau of William and Wiliamina SHIRRIFFS.
  2. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 5802/1902.
  3. [S1274] Newspaper - New Zealand Gazette, Deceased Persons Estates 1880-1905, for Feb 1906, p752 (although date is given incorrectly as 22 Nov).
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1905/7109, aged 34 with date of 22 Oct 1905.
  5. [S1275] Hastings Cemeteries database, at https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/services/hastings-cemeteries/…, Ref 503815, plot F/#/173; date of death incorrect (but matches headstone).
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1904/19888, dau of Joseph William and Ina Sinclair BATES.

Noreen Ida Short1

(1908 - 1982)
Noreen Ida Short was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, on 15 January 1908, the daughter of William and Margaret SHORT.2,3

She married John Leonard Brown in Queensland on 1 October 1930.4

She was widowed at age 58 on the death of her husband John in May 1966.

Noreen died on 19 July 1982 in Wahroonga, New South Wales, at age 74.5,6,3 She was buried on 21 July 1982 at the Macquarie Park Cemetery in Nth Ryde.7

Family

John Leonard Brown (1898 - 1966)
Child

Citations

  1. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm.
  2. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1908/008841 to Albert William Frederick SHORT and Margaret Mary MORRAN.
  3. [S927] BDM NSW Registry, death record, Reg. No. 17253/1982.
  4. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Ref. No. 1930/B009288.
  5. [S396] Ryerson Index to Australian Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices, at http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm, Sydney Morning Heral of 21 Jul 1982.
  6. [S493] Macquarie Park Cemetery database, at https://nmclm.com.au/locations/macquarie-park/
  7. [S493] Macquarie Park Cemetery database, at https://nmclm.com.au/locations/macquarie-park/, Roman Catholic Lawn, Block 14, position 523.

Bessie Rebie Shroff1

(1926 - 2017)
Father*Frederick Clarke Shroff1 b. 1902, d. 1985
Mother*Gertrude Mary (Truda) Molony1 b. 1903, d. 1980
Bessie Rebie Shroff was born in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, on 16 December 1926.2,1,3

She married Colin Trevor Stewart in Tauranga on 28 August 1948.2,1,4

She was widowed at age 38 on the death of her husband Colin on 26 January 1965.2,1

Bessie's second marriage was to Ronald Bettjeman on 21 June 1969 in Tauranga.2,1

She was widowed at age 89 on the death of her husband Ronald on 20 November 2016.5,6,7

Bessie died on 23 September 2017 at Devonport Palms Home in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, at age 90.8,9

Family 1

Colin Trevor Stewart (1925 - 1965)

Family 2

Ronald Bettjeman (1926 - 2016)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p15.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2017/26629 gives this birthdate.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 11635.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2016/31046.
  6. [S1131] MemoryTree NZ, at https://www.amemorytree.co.nz/index.php
  7. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 22 Nov 2016, Deaths.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2017/26629.
  9. [S863] Newspaper - New Zealand Herald, issue of 25 Sep 2015, Deaths.

Bruce Frederick Shroff1

(1934 - 1996)
Father*Frederick Clarke Shroff2 b. 1902, d. 1985
Mother*Gertrude Mary (Truda) Molony2 b. 1903, d. 1980
Bruce Frederick Shroff was born on 16 June 1934.3,4

Bruce died in 1996 in New Zealand.1
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1996/39894.
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  3. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p16.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1996/39894 gives this birthdate.

Claude Leicester Shroff1

(1907 - 1968)
Father*Mortimer William Shroff1 b. 1874, d. 1965
Mother*Bessie Martha Rhoda Clarke1 b. 1866, d. 1939
Claude Leicester Shroff was born in Auckland on 17 March 1907.2,1,3

He married Margaret Ellen Copsey at St Pauls, Symonds St in Auckland on 24 April 1937.2,1,4

Claude died in 1968 in Auckland.2,1,5

Family

Margaret Ellen Copsey (1908 - 1991)
Child
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p16.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1907/10494.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4178.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1968/37320, aged 61.

David Leicester Shroff1

(1939 - 2017)
Father*Claude Leicester Shroff1 b. 1907, d. 1968
Mother*Margaret Ellen Copsey1 b. 1908, d. 1991
David Leicester Shroff was born in Auckland on 25 November 1939.2,1

David died on 12 August 2017 in Canterbury at age 77.3
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p16.
  3. [S1131] MemoryTree NZ, at https://www.amemorytree.co.nz/index.php, aged 77, Lychgate Funeral Home.

Derek Mortimer Shroff1

(1930 - 2019)
Father*Frederick Clarke Shroff1 b. 1902, d. 1985
Mother*Gertrude Mary (Truda) Molony1 b. 1903, d. 1980
Derek Mortimer Shroff was born in Tauranga on 20 February 1930.2,1,3

Derek died on 12 September 2019 in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, at age 89.3,4
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p15.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 2019/26275, birth date given as 20 Feb 1930.
  4. [S1131] MemoryTree NZ, at https://www.amemorytree.co.nz/index.php

Frederick Clarke Shroff1

(1902 - 1985)
Father*Mortimer William Shroff1 b. 1874, d. 1965
Mother*Bessie Martha Rhoda Clarke1 b. 1866, d. 1939
Frederick Clarke Shroff was born in Auckland on 30 July 1902.2,1,3

He married Gertrude Mary (Truda) Molony in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, on 27 May 1925.2,1,4,5

He was widowed on the death of his wife Gertrude in 1980.6

Frederick died on 12 March 1985 in Tauranga at age 82.2,1,7

Family

Gertrude Mary (Truda) Molony (1903 - 1980)
Children
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p15.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1902/21145, and Death Reg. No. 1985/55955 gives this birthdate.
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 4151.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1925/4382.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1980/52649.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1985/55955.