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
Thompson arrives in New Plymouth on 3rd
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
Tree'. Functionality includes a feature for
users to generate their own 'pedigree' charts for easy-to-view relationships.
Founded in 2005,
nzolivers.com explores the ancestors of Brian
and Carol (nee Jones) Oliver and also features
their children and grandchildren.
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
to all the family members that appear in our
updated: 17 June 2016
Previous 5 updates: 18
July 2014, 19
August 2013, 1