GG-Grandparents – Maternal Side

Updated: 30 March 2017

My mother, to put it bluntly, is descended from peasants.  Upwardly mobile peasants as they’re the side that has come up, as opposed to my Dad’s side that has gone down.  However, if you go back a few generations prior to their arrival here, her family is made up of the common people and therefore her lineage is not as well documented as my father’s side.

General note: children with a ‘+’ are known to have descendents, those with a ‘-‘ are known not to.  If there is neither, then I don’t know.

Please post a comment if you have further information or if there are any errors.  Child(ren) in caps are my ancestors.  Further posts with more information on each will follow in due course.

ROBERT WILLIAM BLACK

b. 1848 in County Tyrone, Ireland to Robert Black (1820-1887) and Rachel C Greacen (1818-1872)

immigrated to Queensland with parents and siblings on Fiery Star in 1863, then onto Christchurch, NZ in 1865

d. 28 Jun 1931 in Auckland, New Zealand

m. 27 Nov 1872 in Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland

EMILY KINLEY WILSON

b. 1854 in Cressona, Pennsylvania, USA to William E Wilson (c1820-1859) and Matilda Bushe Wilson (c1830-?)

returned to Ireland with her parents and sister Florence in 1859 where her father suddenly died, and immigrated to NZ with husband Robert in 1873 on the Bangalore to Melbourne and the Albion to Lyttleton.

d. 7 Mar 1939 in Auckland, New Zealand

Children:

+ Robert Frederick Black

+ Thomas Arthur Black

+ William Ernest Black

+ Arthur Garfield Black

+ HAROLD WILSON BLACK

+ Florence Margaret Black

– Eric Wilson Black

ROBERT JOHNSTON

b. c.1844 in Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland to John Johnston (1815-?) and Helen Young (1813-?)

worked in Shanghai as a tailor before returning to Ireland to marry

d. 20 Jan 1925 in Auckland, New Zealand

m. 04 Oct 1881 in Garvary Church of Ireland, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland

ELIZABETH FOSTER

b. 1 Jan 1860 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland to William Foster (c.1839-1904) and Isabella/Elizabeth Corrigan (c1836-1919)

d. 18 Sep 1940 in Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

immigrated to NZ on the Duncraig in 1882 – all children were born in NZ and Elizabeth’s parents and siblings also immigrated to NZ

Children:

+ Robert Foster Johnston

+ MAY ELIZABETH JOHNSTON

– Ena Nellie Johnston

+ Olive Margaret Johnston

JAMES HARTLEY

b. 21 Feb 1840 in Salterforth, Yorkshire, England to James Widdup (?) and Elizabeth Hartley (1815-1880)

James’ parents were not married and his father’s name only appears on his marriage certificate.  His mother later married John Inman and had 3 daughters – Sarah, Elizabeth and Jane.

d. 20 Jul 1891 in Great Marsden, Lancashire, England

m. 15 Nov 1862 in Church of Colne, Burnley, Lancashire, England

ANN TITHERINGTON

b. 28 Mar 1843 in Dent Fold, Colne, Lancashire, England to Eli Titherington (1807-1850) and Sarah Hartley (c.1808-1870)

d. 24 Jul 1894 in Great Marsden, Lancashire, England

Children:

John Hartley

Sarah Hartley

Elizabeth Hartley

– Rennie Hartley

Joseph Hartley

+ Herbert Hartley

+ RENNIE HARTLEY

JOHN ROBERT KIME

b. 06 Jul 1839 in Thornton Parish, Nelson, Lincolnshire to Thomas Kime (1805-1881) and Mary Leesing (1811-1889)

d. aft 1911

m. 05 Dec 1861 in Billingshay Parish Church, Lincolnshire

SARAH ANN WRIGHT

aka Sallie

b. 04 Dec 1841 in Swineshead, Boston, Lincolnshire, England to William Wright (1817-1861) and Elizabeth Goose (1818-1843).  William secondly married Julia Barnsdale/Barsdale and had a son Richard (1845-?).

d. Betw Jan and Mar 1895 in the Burnley area of Lancashire

Children:

+ Thomas Wright Kime

– Wright Kime

Sabina Kime

John Robert Kime

+ Mary Jane Kime

+ HARRIET ANN KIME

Emily Elizabeth Kime

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