contributor, Greg Oliver, forwarded photos taken
by a friend of an engraving in rock on a peak
above Mangorei Road, New Plymouth. The engraving
reads, “J W Oliver 1880”. The engraving is
believed to have been done by James
William Oliver born 1870, son of Charles
and Martha (nee Allen) Oliver.
The rock engraving reads "J W Oliver 1880"
The Tree Updates:
Updates, Corrections, and Additions to The
father’s Oliver/Carrel side for:
marriage and death additions from the NZ
Government Internal Affairs for the
following children of Mary Ann Oliver (daughter
of James and Ruth Oliver) and Patrick McKoy:
James Oliver McKoy, Mary Ann McKoy, Edward
McKoy, John McKoy, Alice Matilda McKoy,
Annabella McKoy, Annabella Oliver McKoy,
Elizabeth Jane McKoy, Ellen McKoy, Francis
Oliver McKoy, Patrick Hugh McKoy, Maida
McKoy, Jessie Oliver McKoy, and Florence
McKoy. Chart also updated.
(The next website update will include BDM
information for William McKoy, Charles
Lawrence McKoy, and Emma Jane McKoy).
while building the children of “Zephelinda
Edith Carrel and James Charles Richardson”
that their oldest son, “Charles Douglas Richardson”
married “Mary Lillian McGonagle” already
entered in The Tree, Mary being the
granddaughter of “Mary Ann Oliver” born
1826. Brian of nzolivers is a descendant of
the Carrels through his paternal grandmother
(Maud Carrel) marrying his paternal
grandfather (Louis Oliver). Now, we see
another marriage of an Oliver descendant to
a Carrel descendant!
interesting intermarriage between Oliver and
Rogers family. Ambrosine Rogers, daughter of
John Rogers b.1825, married Frank Richard
Oliver, son of Samuel Oliver b. ca 1820 (the
Miller). John Rogers younger sister, Victorine Rogers, married
Thomas Frederick Goddard b.1825, father of
Thomas Frederick Goddard b.1861 who married
Ellen Mckoy, daughter of Mary Ann McKoy (nee
Oliver), who was the daughter of James
Oliver b.1805. James was the brother of
Samuel the Miller.
And, to top
that off, daughter Florence of Victorine
Rogers and Thomas Frederick Goddard b.1825,
married Patrick Hugh McKoy
brother of Ellen above!
connection between the Oliver and Kendall
families. The granddaughter of William
Kendall b ca 1835, Doris Tryphena Kendall
married Charles Samuel Louis Oliver b 1906.
And, the grandson of William Kendall, Sidney Lionel Kendall,
married Claire Frances Feltham,
granddaughter of Mary Ann Oliver b 1826.
Electoral Roll extracts for Eileen May Carrel and
Peter George Murray Russell
Cripps (nee Jamison) has advised of a book
written by Shona Riddell of Wellington,
called “Trial of Strength: Adventures and
Misadventures on the Wild and Remote
Subantarctic Islands”. Author Shona Riddell
is the x3 great-granddaughter of Isaac Cripps, who
settled with wife and family on the
subantarctic Auckland Islands in 1849,
before settling in New Zealand in 1852.
Kim’s husband Douglas is the x2-great
grandson of Isaac Cripps.
interesting, Kim is connected to the Olivers
in two ways:
1. Through her
husband Douglas Cripps, son of the late Reta
Cripps (nee Oliver). Reta was the
granddaughter of Samuel Oliver b 1833.
2. Through her
mother’s side, where Kim’s grandmother’s (Gwendoline Cora Mary
Florence) sister (Loma Elizabeth Florence)
married Ivor James Clark Oliver, grandson of
the same Samuel Oliver b 1833!
Mother’s McCaul, Horneman and Devis line for:
of which Ann Devis gifted
information on David Gibson 1762-1846
and daughter Henrietta and her two
information for some of the children
of Robert Nicholas Dillon
information on Nicholas Dillon 1827-1855
and children David Henry Dillon and
Robert Nicholas Dillon
- A reunion
is being planned for the year 2025 for the
Please email us (address in the “Contact
Us” link on the left) if you are
interested and we will forward your email
to the organisers. An earlier reunion was
held back in 2013.
On my Carol's Side:
A big thank you to those
that have contributed with additions since the
On 'The Tree'
you may navigate your way up and down through
the family relationships as usual. To get more
information on a particular person - click on
their name when they appear in the middle
section of the tree webpage. Here, a new 'Person
Sheet' will open often giving sources of
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example here of a Person Sheet.
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This website is dedicated
to Brian and Carol Oliver's children: Nigel
Churton, Sarah Ferguson (nee Churton), Emma
Oliver and Marie Oliver; our seven
grandchildren, and to all the family members
that appear in our genealogy pages!
last updated: 20 November 2018
Previous 5 updates:
4 July 2018,
14 July 2017,
26 April 2017,