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175 Years

The 3rd September 2016, is the 175th anniversary of the arrival at New Plymouth of 187 Devonshire emigrants on board the 'Amelia Thompson' in 1841. The 447 ton vessel sailed from London on 25 March 1841 and arrived after stops at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil for four days then onward to Wellington, for a fortnight stop.published.

On board were two Oliver brothers, James with his wife Ruth and family, and Samuel. Samuel later married Elizabeth Baker, a passenger on the ship 'Blenheim' that arrived on 19 November 1842.

The Amelia Thompson

The Amelia Thompson arrives in New Plymouth on 3rd September 1841


2016 Update

As at June 2016, we are pleased to bring you another major update to 'The Tree' section of our website. The last update was nearly two years ago. A big thank you to those that have contributed with additions over this time. And, a big thank you for your patience to seeing these updates being published.

We maintain the latest version of software (Reunion 11.0.8) used to generate 'The Tree'. Functionality includes a feature for users to generate their own 'pedigree' charts for easy-to-view relationships.

About nzolivers.com

Founded in 2005, nzolivers.com explores the ancestors of Brian and Carol (nee Jones) Oliver and also features their children and grandchildren.

Content includes the family of Brian's great-great grandparents, James and Ruth Oliver, who emigrated from Devon, England, to New Plymouth, New Zealand on board the barque Amelia Thompson in 1841.




This website is dedicated to our children; Nigel Churton,
Sarah Ferguson (nee Churton), Emma Oliver and Marie Oliver;
and,
to all the family members that appear in our genealogy pages!

 

Contents last updated: 17 June 2016
Previous 5 updates: 18 July 2014, 19 August 2013, 1 February 2011, 7 November 2010, 5 October 2010