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EMIGRATION TO NEW ZEALAND - A LAND OF BREAD &
In November 1873 the following appeared in the Union Chronical in England. "Not a labourer in
England but should rush from the old doomed country to such a paradise in New Zealand.
A GOOD LAND. A LAND OF OIL, OLIVES, AND HONEY - A LAND WHERE THOU MAY'ST EAT BREAD WITHOUT
Away, then, farm labourer's, away. New Zealand is the land for you."
And they came to New Zealand. Half way around the world in a sailing ship. From Ireland, England,
Scotland and Wales. A long dangerous sea voyage in cramped conditions. A voyage that could take up
to 120 days. Little chance of rescue in remote areas. They came to make their home in a new
country on the other side of the world.
This family history site traces the migration of persons in the Scott Family Tree from Ireland,
Essex, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and other places,
to New Zealand, and what is known of their ancestors and relations in their home country.
Immigrants during the 1800's include Scott, Halligan, Robinson, Garvin and Dillon individuals and
families from Northern Ireland. Woolcock, White, Dennis and Martyn's from Cornwall. Unwin's
from Essex. Going's from Buckinghamshire. Vickers from Kettering, Northhampshire, Scott's/Cott's
from Somerset/Wiltshire. Blomfield's from Suffolk and Essex. Nuttall's from England.
The earliest settlers, as in the Scott Families Tree, arrived 1850, with the majority during the
period 1865 to about 1880. Canterbury and Otago were the most popular destination points in that
period for the Scott Families Tree immigrants. Lyttelton, the Port for Christchurch, Canterbury,
and, Dunedin or Port Chalmers the Ports for Otago.
The SCOTT FAMILIES tree is made up from data obtained from various sources some of which cannot be
guaranteed as being 100% correct. Nearly all the New Zealand data has been verified. Some has
been provided by close relations overseas. Other names and dates have come from various family
history sites. Most of these sites are reasonably reliable but mistakes can occur. Please let me
know if you find errors or can add to this tree. By all means take information from this tree but
do your own research as well.
There are numerous photo albums in this site. Scott and related families and ancestors photo's.
Newspaper articles, sport, school, garden, wills, Christchurch earthquake and other photo's. There
is an album of New Zealand scenic photo's taken over the years when the administrator of this site
and his family were on holiday. The scenery must surely encourage anyone to visit New Zealand.
Some of the photo's in this site are personal and copyright but, if anyone would like a copy of a
particular photo, they are welcome to contact the administrator of the Scott families tree.
To view the albums go to the heading "photo"s and click on index. Alternatively, click on the
following link -http://amscott.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?
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THE IRISH SCOTT's from LONDONDERRY
The SCOTT's of Drumenagh and Ballyronan, County Londonderry, Ireland, have lived in the area
from the early 1700's and probably from the 1600's.
The following SCOTT names appear in the Artrea Parish, Religious Census for 1766. - William,
Ballygruby; Edward, Benjamin & John, Ballyronan More; George (twice), John, William, Drumenagh;
John, Moneymore and William, Magherafelt. Others of interest are Daniel KIDD and James GLOVER,
Artrea Parish, Moneymore. WRIGHT's - John, Ballymaquigan; Robert & Robert Jnr, Ballyronan Beg &
More; George, Magherafelt. William SANDYS, Artrea, Ballymaquiqan; James SANDYS, Artrea Parish,
Ballyronan Beg & More. Hugh, Jane (widow), Richard and Robert GARVEN (Garvin ?) Moneymore. The
name John SCOTT is listed three times in the Artrea Parish 1740 Protestant Householders Return.
Other names of interest in that return are, James & Brice GARVIN, Magherafelt; John KIDD and
James SANDS (twice).
Unfortunately sufficient information is not available from the 1740 Protestant Householders
Return and the 1766 Religious Census to acurately link persons in these returns with the earliest
names in the Tribalpages Scott Families Tree. However they are worth listing for future research
1901 CENSUS of LONDONDERRY. There were thirty seven houses in Drumenagh listed in the 1901 Census
of Co. Londonderry. Scott's were resident in nine of the thirty seven houses. Of note are the
households of William, Robert, Andrew, Johnston, Benjamin and Thomas.
The following is a list of Scott's (Farmers) in the 1918 Directory for the Magherafelt, Drumenagh,
Bellagherty areas - Alexander, Drumenagh. Andrew, Leckagh. Benjamin jnr., Drumenagh. George,
Ballynagarve. Isaac, Drumenagh. Isaac jnr. Drumanagh. James Alexander, Bellagherty. John,
Bellagherty. John, Ballymulderg. Johnston, Drumenagh. Robert, Drumenagh. Samuel, Ballyronan
More.Thomas, Drumenagh. William, Drumenagh.
Our records show that since HUMPHREY SCOTT from Drumenagh, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland,
married ESTHER SANDS in 1834, there have been four generations of his descendants where a SCOTT
married a person with the same surname. In addition there are several other Scott families from
the Ballyronan and Drumenagh districts where a Scott married a Scott. A family history
researcher's nightmare. For example try researching the following -
George SCOTT born 1808 married Mary Jane Orr (now a SCOTT). Their son George SCOTT married Mary
Jane Bruce (now a SCOTT). George and Mary Jane SCOTT (nee Orr) also had a daughter Rebecca Anne
SCOTT who married Johnston SCOTT who had a son Alexander SCOTT who married Marion Davidson SCOTT
who was the sister of George Walter SCOTT who married Rachel SCOTT. Rachel SCOTT's father William
SCOTT had married Sarah Anne SCOTT. William's sister, also a Sarah Anne SCOTT, married Benjamin
SCOTT. Rachel's niece Margaret EA SCOTT married Alan B Scott and Rachel's granddaughter Raewyn
SCOTT married Peter SCOTT.
IRISH SCOTT's IN NEW ZEALAND
Among the Scott's in New Zealand, listed in this site are several descendants of HUMPHREY and
Esther (nee Sands) SCOTT and ISAAC and Margaret (nee Berryman) SCOTT. RACHEL SCOTT,
(granddaughter of HUMPHREY), married GEORGE WALTER SCOTT (g. grandson of ISAAC) in New Zealand.
MARGARET ELIZABETH ANN SCOTT a g.granddaughter of HUMPHREY SCOTT married ALAN BRANSTON SCOTT, in
Christchurch New Zealand. RAEWYN SCOTT a g.g granddaughter of HUMPHREY SCOTT married PETER SCOTT
in New Zealand. (since divorced).
GEORGE WALTER SCOTT and RACHEL SCOTT emigrated to New Zealand 1912 followed in 1926 by RACHEL's
brother, JAMES ALEXANDER SCOTT (son of WILLIAM and father of MARGARET ELIZABETH ANN SCOTT). JAMES
first cousins, ANNIE MARY SCOTT, born Bellagherty, County Derry, Northern Ireland, also emigrated
to New Zealand and married Albert Bull. ANNIE's sister RACHEL ELIZABETH SCOTT married WILLIAM
PURVIS, also, in New Zealand.
Three son's and a daughter of HUMPHREY came to New Zealand. The daughter was Elizabeth (b abt.
1853) who married Hector Roulston in Milton, Otago in 1884. The sons were THOMAS JAMES,
Waitahuna, (near Milton) Otago. HENRY HUMPHREY (Milton, Otago)and DAVID (Dunedin). David was
later killed in a railway accident after moving on to Australia. DAVID was the father of ERNEST
HUMPHREY SCOTT of SCOTT RADIO, USA. ERNEST was born in Dunedin. He spent some time between
Australia and New Zealand and served in Europe during World War I. He then moved to the USA where
he set up Scott Radio, and was a leader in the development of long range reception on the
broadcast band. Ernest also invented the Telecator for locating trouble in automotive engines and
a radio receiver for ships that prevented German submarines detecting the ships radio signals
beyond 25 feet away.
LINK TO ERNEST HENRY HUMPHREY SCOTT's PAGE
A daughter of HENRY HUMPHREY SCOTT; MARGARET DAVINA SCOTT born New Zealand 1896, married JAMES
ALEXANDER McLEAN ROY (World War 1, MC and Bar). JAMES ROY was a long term Member of Parliament in
NZ for the National Party, from 1935 - 1960.
Two sons of HENRY HUMPHREY SCOTT; WILLIAM HUMPHREY SCOTT and GEORGE CAMPBELL SCOTT, are
listed in the New Zealand Services World War 1 Roll of Honour. Both son's of HENRY HUMPHREY
died in France during the war. WILLIAM HUMPHREY SCOTT served in France in the NZ Army Tunnelling
Company. He died of bronchial pneumonia which is not surprising as life underground, digging
tunnels under enemy lines, in wet, cold, cramped conditions made miners prone to illness with
high mortality rates. The following link makes interesting reading. Click on to the
THOMAS JAMES SCOTT, born 1837, son of Humphrey, came to New Zealand via Bendigo, Victoria,
Australia where he married. The family was in New Zealand after 1864 and lived in the Waitahuna
In New Zealand, some of the families into which IRISH SCOTT's and descendants, as in The Scott
Families Tree, married are as follows: BULL, CAMPBELL, DAWSON, DAY, DODDS, JOHNSTON, MAYERS,
MacLACHLAN, McINTOSH, NICHOLLS, NUTTALL, PURVIS, ROULSTON, ROY, SCOTT, STEPHENS, SULLIVAN.
HALLIGAN'S from RICHHILL, COUNTY ARMAGH, NORTHERN
The first recorded HALLIGAN in this tree is JAMES, born Richhill, County Armagh, about 1797. A
grandson, SAMUEL, emigrated to New Zealand in 1874. SAMUEL's brother JOHN followed in 1876 and two
sisters, SARAH and FRANCES (FANNY) in 1884.
JOHN HALLIGAN married MARGARET JANE ROBINSON . They had eleven children. JOHN HALLIGAN was
nineteen years of age when he emigrated in 1876. MARGARET JANE ROBERTSON was born at sea on the
sailing ship 'Echunga" in 1862, following her parents emigration from Cootehill, County Cavan,
Ireland. MARGARET JANE ROBINSON, when she reached working age, was employed by Sir Arthur Dudley
Dobson as a servant in his household. Sir Arthur Dobson was an early explorer and surveyor in the
Following their marriage JOHN and MARGARET lived in Christchurch while their first seven children
were born. They then moved to Belfast, north of Christchurch. Belfast is now a suburb of
Christchurch City. Their remaining four children were born in Belfast
Gavin Gray a descendant of JOHN HALLIGAN wrote in his history of the Halligan families "By Dint of
Hard Labour": "Right through his life John was never out of work, being employed by the Canterbury
Frozen Meat Company (CFM) as a bacon-curer. Initially he had tried to start his own bacon factory
in Belfast but the CFM took him over. He worked right up to his death." (age 74).
John and Margaret's family - HAZEL (Queenie) married James (Jim) Farquhar a farmer in North
Canterbury. SARAH unfortunately died in the first year after birth. MYRTLE MAY married Eric Gray
who was at one time the Mayor and a Borough Councilor of Kaiapoi. In 1949 he opened what was
probably the first "supermarket" type grocery shop in North Canterbury. ROBERT (Bob) had a coal
yard in Belfast known as Brown & Halligan. WALTER was a junior 100 yards record holder at age
16/17 but was severely wounded in WW1. JAMES (Jim) had a drapery business in Belfast from about
1910-1961. He married Florence Pepperell another shop owner in Belfast. ALBERT (Bert) was a
qualified pharmacist and established a Pharmacy in Barbadoes Street, St Albans, Christchurch.
FRANCIS (Frank) owned a menswear store in TeAroa from 1916 to 1954. He expanded into sports wear
and equipment. MURIEL MARGARET married James Alexander Scott from Northern Ireland. WILLIAM jOHN
was employed by NZ Railways in Wellington. ELIZABETH HALLIGAN never married. She was the first
born followed by six boys. As she grew up she worked in the Halligan household looking after the
younger children and assisting her parents in the house.
Descendants of John and Margaret Jane (nee Robinson) Halligan married into families including
GRAY, FARQUHAR, FORREST, JOHNSTON, LYFORD, NICHOLLAS, PATTERSON, PEPPERELL, PRICE, SCOTT,
Some of the information, and, names and details of the HALLIGAN family in the SCOTT FAMILIES TREE
were compiled and kindly supplied by the late GAVIN M GRAY, a grandson of JOHN HALLIGAN. GAVIN
McCULLOCH GRAY: MBE. JP. E.D. Lt. Col. WW2; was awarded the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in
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ROBINSON FAMILY FROM COOTEHILL, COUNTY CAVAN, NORTHERN
John Robinson and his wife Eliza came to New Zealand on the 'Echunga' together with 4 of their
children plus one, Margaret Jane Robinson, born on board. The ship arrived at Port Lyttelton on
24th December 1862 after sailing from London 2 September 1862. There were 332 immigrants for
Timaru and Lyttelton. At Timaru it was discovered that no provision had been made for their
arrival. Barracks for their accomodation had only just been started. The first lot of passengers
were unloaded in pouring rain and had no shelter. A number of immigrants refused to land and
insisted on being taken on to Lyttelton as their contract tickets were made out for Canterbury and
did not state they must land at Timaru.
One of John and Eliza's sons, William, a twin did not accompany them on the trip but followed
later. Two more children were born in New Zealand.
Margaret Jane Robinson who was born on board the "Echunga" married John Halligan and they had 11
John and Eliza Robinson's children married into the following families in New Zealand - BUCKNELL,
FROST, HALLIGAN, HARPER, LATTIMER, McGILL, NELSON and WILSON.
ROBINSON/HALLIGAN link with WILSON's ex "CHARLOTTE JANE".
MONICA LILLIAN HALLIGAN a granddaughter of JOHN and MARGARET JANE (nee Robinson) HALLIGAN, married
STANLEY MICHAEL WILSON a grandson of ROBERT and MARGARET WILSON. ROBERT and MARGARET together
with three children, SAMUEL, SARAH and THOMAS, emigrated to New Zealand on the "Charlotte Jane",
the first ship to arrive Port Lyttelton, 1850, in the Church of England's original organized
settlement of Christchurch. STANLEY MICHAEL WILSON's sister, MYRTLE EFFIE SARAH WILSON married
SAMUEL GEORGE FARQUHAR whose son ALAN FARQUHAR married YVONNE BERYL GRAY a granddaughter of JOHN
The late GAVIN M GRAY who supplied some of the HALLIGAN family history was also responsible for
compiling part of the ROBINSON family data. His efforts, in obtaining this information were
considerable. His generosity in passing this on for reproduction in this tree is greatly
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GEORGE SCOTT (COTT) & ELIZABETH VICKERS.
DEDICOTT's and COTT's from Lacock, Wiltshire to SCOTT's in New
Zealand and USA.
NOTE: GEORGE SCOTT (COTT) IS IN THE NAME INDEX OF THE SCOTT FAMILIES TREE AS "GEORGE COTT
George Scott (Cott) and his partner Elizabeth (nee Vickers) arrived at Port Lyttelton
(Christchurch, New Zealand) in December 1865 on the sailing ship "Blue Jacket". George
as a steward on the ship and Elizabeth traveling as his wife. Both using the surname COTT. Shortly
after arriving in New Zealand they changed their surname to SCOTT. While there is no crew list
available as evidence to shown that it was George COTT-SCOTT on the "Blue Jacket" as a steward,
there is sufficient well founded evidence to indicate that this was the case, and,
a name change from COTT to SCOTT occurred, shortly after their arrival in Christchurch. The
evidence to support this statement is set out in the notes for GEORGE COTT-SCOTT and ELIZABETH
VICKERS in the Scott Families Tree. Also see the birth certificate in the notes for their
daughter, Emily Scott, who was registered at birth as Emily COTT, daughter of George COTT a ships
steward, and, Elizabeth COTT formerly (Vickers). In addition there is the "Blue Jacket" passenger
list showing "Elizabeth Cott who's husband is a steward on the ship".
GEORGE COTT was born Lacock, Wiltshire, England 1828. He was the son of
Thomas Cott and Mary Humphries. Thomas, born Lacock, had a father and grandfather named Peter Cott
both born in Lacock, Wiltshire. Thomas's great grandfather. also born Lacock, was named Peter
DEDICOTT. The name changed to COTT from the naming of his son Peter. Peter DEDICOTT and the two
Peter COTT's were respected carpenters/cabinetmakers in Lacock and have been recorded in Lacock
Archives as having done work for the Talbot estate of Lacock Abbey. Following the next paragraph
is a link to "Lacock Unlocked" and an article headed "The Gale Family" and "LACOCK CARPENTERS
THROUGH THE CENTURIES" which states the following -
We also have records from before John Gale’s time of carpentry and masonry in Lacock from the 17th
and 18th century. Seemingly the most prominent carpenter in the Lacock estate in the 18th century
was a man called Peter Cott: he and his son William, as well as someone called John Cott,
presented countless bills to John Talbot over many decades showing that they were doing a lot of
carpentry work across the estate. The Cott family were also known as the Dedicott family
throughout the 18th century, and we not only have many bills showing what work the family did for
the Lacock estate but also many leases and other legal documents which are just as useful in
showing us what members of the family did for a living, where they lived (and, therefore, often
where their businesses were based) and also how wealthy they were.
The name changed again when Thomas Cott's son George, and partner, Elizabeth Vickers, came to New
Zealand and changed their surname to SCOTT. In addition George Cott's son, George Litson Cott
(from George snr. first marriage) emigrated to USA and also changed his name from COTT to SCOTT.
Thomas Cott died when George was age six. At age 22 George Cott was Innkeeper of the Half Moon
Public House, Holloway, Lyncombe and Widcombe, near Bath, Somerset. In 1850, George age 22,
married Frances Litson who was twelve year older than George. They had two children, the first
born 6-7 months following the marriage. For reasons we can only guess, George and Frances
separated with George going to sea and making a number of voyages, some records showing him as a
ship steward. In 1858 George illegally married Emily Huxtable in Sydney and subsequently received
three months jail for his indiscretion. Evidence as presented in his notes in this tree shows
that in 1865 he partnered ELIZABETH VICKERS and they settled in Christchurch, New Zealand under
the name SCOTT. They had six children but George died suddenly in 1877, age 49. At the time of his
death the oldest child was eleven.
ELIZABETH VICKERS was born in Kettering, Northamptshire. Daughter of
Robert and Ruth (nee Coleman). Elizabeth's death certificate states that she was married in
Christchurch but there is no official record of this marriage. It seems likely that George COTT-
SCOTT and ELIZABETH VICKERS were never married because George was never divorced from his first
wife and had already received one prison sentence for bigamy.
ELIZABETH VICKERS Will gave a clue to her place of birth and parents. Someone had written on the
will that she had been born in Kettering. A probable family was discovered by searching Census
records but the final piece of proof to confirm it was the correct family was missing. The link to
prove we had located the correct family was discovered through a name and address that Elizabeth's
grandson, HENRY VICKERS HULL had written in a diary he had in his possession when he was killed in
WW1. The circumstances around this make very interesting reading. For this go to the following
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE COTT-SCOTT & ELIZABETH VICKERS
George and Elizabeth had six children. The first born was EMILY ELIZABETH, 1st June 1866. Her
mother, Elizabeth, was admitted to Christchurch Hospital 1st May under the surname of SCOTT and
discharged 19th June under the same name. EMILY was registered at birth as Emily COTT and her
father was listed as George COTT a ships steward. EMILY married OCTAVIUS HOMES.
MARY RUTH SCOTT was the second born in 1868 and her father is shown on the birth certificate as
George SCOTT a waiter. Mary married Arthur Harris.
The other children were ALFRED VICKERS SCOTT who married GRACE WOOLCOCK. SARAH SCOTT who married
SAMUEL JOHN HULL. ELIZA SCOTT who married JOHN GEORGE BALL and GEORGE LITSON SCOTT who married
MARY BEATRICE MILLS. (Note: presumably named Litson after George COTT's first wife, Frances
Unfortunately ELIZA SCOTT died following child birth in 1901. Also her sister SARAH's husband,
SAMUEL JOHN HULL, died in 1903. SARAH re-married to her sister ELIZA's husband JOHN GEORGE BALL
and raised a total of eight children from the two marriages.
Families in New Zealand that are descended from the GEORGE COTT-SCOTT and ELIZABETH VICKERS
partnership include the following - BALL, HOMES, HAYWARD, HARRIS, HULL, and SCOTT.
GEORGE COTT & FRANCES LITSON : MARRAGE
There were two children from this marriage. GEORGE LITSON COTT born 1851, Bath, Somerset, England,
emigrated to the USA where he used the surname SCOTT. FRANCES MARY COTT married JAMES GOOD in
England. Available details of their families are in the Scott Families Tree.
Link to individual page for GEORGE COTT alias SCOTT
Link to individual page for ELIZABETH VICKERS
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UNWIN FAMILIES: FROM ESSEX ENGLAND TO NEW
The New Zealand UNWIN's in this tree come from two branches with the common ancestors Thomas Unwin
born 1700, Coggeshall, Essex, England, and his wife Elizabeth Jordan. One branch through Branston
Unwin (jnr) settled in Christchurch, and the other, as the result of three brothers, William
Howard, Sidney and Cyril Unwin, coming to live in the Timaru, South Canterbury area.
The branches are as follows. - For Branston Unwin(jnr): - Thomas Unwin b 1700/Elizabeth Jordan B
1708 > Jordan Unwin b 1735 > Stephen Unwin b 1777 . Branston Unwin (snr) b 1808 > Branston Unwin
(jnr) b 1838. The South Canterbury Unwin's also start with Thomas Unwin b 1700/Elizabeth Jordan b
1708 > Stephen Clothier Unwin b 1742 > Fisher Unwin b 1776 > Jacob Unwin b 1802 > Edward Unwin b
1840 > the Unwin brothers, William Howard (Dr) b 1871/ Sidney b 1873/Cyril b 1878.
UNWIN's IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA & CHRISTCHURCH, NZ.
BRANSTON UNWIN born Coggeshall, Essex, and family emigrated to Australia, arriving 1841. He
selected a block of land near Walkerville (now part of Adelaide) and was involved with
horticulture. He was one of the earliest makers of wine in the area. He had two son's, BRANSTON
and FREDERICK FISHER. The latter conducted the State School in Walkerville and later at Maitland.
For information about FREDERICK FISHER UNWIN and the history of the Walkerville schools please go
to the photo's album covering this subject. BRANSTON (Jnr) was the champion swimmer of the
district. He moved to Christchurch, New Zealand by 1875 and his father followed in 1877.
BRANSTON UNWIN (snr) is the brother of the Rev. WILLIAM JORDAN UNWIN who was the Principal
of Homerton Congregational Church, London.
UNWIN's IN TIMARU/SOUTH CANTERBURY, NZ
Dr. WILLIAM HOWARD UNWIN, MRCS LRCP 1898, MB Lon 1899, FRCS 1901, BS Lon 1902, MD Regd 31 May
1903: Wellington/Timaru. Born London and partly educated in Germany. Served in WW1. Came to
Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand, where in 1904 he was appointed Medical Superintendant of
the Timaru Public Hospital.Dr Unwin was a keen mountaineer and the UNWIN Hut in the Mount Cook
area of the South Island of New Zealand's Southern Alps region was the result of a bequest by him,
and donations by his family and Alpine Club section members. Dr William Howard Unwin was one of
Timaru's best known and respected citizens.
SIDNEY UNWIN born 1873, and CYRIL UNWIN b 1878, both brothers of William Howard also came to New
Zealand and settled in the South Canterbury area. SIDNEY, CYRIL and WILLIAM HOWARD were brothers
of the British publisher Sir STANLEY UNWIN. A daughter of CYRIL was DIANA MARY UNWIN born Orari,
South Canterbury 1923. She died July 2014.
Mark Beehre in his excellent article "In Search of Peace", covering DIANA's life, described her as
a peace campaigner, feminist, philanthropist, human rights advocate. Mark's article about DIANA
is well worth reading -
The UNWIN family of Essex, in the SCOTT FAMILIES TREE, have been traced back to THOMAS UNWIN born
Steeple Bumstead about 1475. The UNWIN (or Onwhynne) name is of Flemish origin and by the 1600's
had been established in Essex for several generations. Several names appear in the tree that are
interesting historically. These include, MORLEY UNWIN and his wife MARY (nee CAWTHORNE),
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Unwin who were friends of the poet, William Cowper. Also their
son, WILLIAM CAWTHORNE UNWIN.
REV. WILIAM JORDAN UNWIN, Principal of Homerton Congregational College, London and his son,
Professor WILLIAM CAWTHORNE UNWIN, a civil and mechanical engineer noted for his work on
hydraulics and engines.
Sir STANLEY UNWIN and his son, RAYNER UNWIN. Sir STANLEY UNWIN was a British publisher, founder
of the George Allan and Unwin publishing house in 1914. His son RAYNER UNWIN, age 10, wrote a
report on the manuscript for J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" that was responsible for Sir Stanley
publishing the book. Sir Stanley requested Tolkien write a sequel which resulted in "The Lord of
HOWARD UNWIN MOFFAT who served as second premier of Southern Rhodesia. HOWARD UNWIN MOFFAT was
the third great grandson of THOMAS UNWIN B 1700.
NONCONFORMIST CHAPELS (Independents) - UNWIN's of Coggeshall, Essex,
(Information from various sources including Wikipedia, English Potter Extracts, Nonconformist
Chapels - The Independants.)
In the 1600's there was a growth of Evangelical Religion with a number of small Independent
Church's and Chapels springing up throughout Essex. The severity of the Acts of King Charles 2nd
did much to increase nonconformity. The first independent place of worship in Coggeshall, Essex,
was a converted barn in East St., put to use in 1672. In 1710 a permanent chapel was built on
Stoneham St; for "Protestant Dissenters" from the Church of England commonly called Independents.
By 1716 there were 700 hearers including some of the wealthiest and influential people from the
local area. In 1834 the chapel was enlarged and again in 1865.
Today it continues to be part of the United Reformed Church and continues succession from its
Congregational and Independent past. The modern Christ Church which meets in the building is now a
Local Ecumenical Partnership, a new single congretation coming together from a union of the three
village chapels in 1989 and uniting members from the Baptist Union, Methodist Church and the
United Reformed Church.
THE UNWIN FAMILY - Nonconformists.
The Unwin family and families into which the Unwin's married played a big part in the Coggeshall
Independent Church in the 1700's and 1800's. Among trustees appointed in 1727 were Thomas and John
Buxton, Robert Salmon and John Willsher. On the 16th October 1765 the following were appointed as
new trustees - Robert Salmon snr., Thomas Unwin snr., William Unwin snr., Thomas Unwin jnr., and
William Unwin jnr.
On the 13th May 1777 the following were among trustees appointed for the meeting house property -
Fisher Unwin, Jordan Unwin, Stephen Unwin, George Willshire, Thomas Willshire.
The next appointment of new trustees was dated 24th September 1802. They included Stephen Unwin,
Thomas Unwin jnr., Jordan Unwin and Thomas Willshire jnr.
On 30th August 1843 the following were among those appointed trustees - Fisher Unwin Patterson,
Jordan Unwin, Stephen Unwin snr; Stephen Unwin jnr; Jacob Unwin.
The last appointment of trustees was dated 17th August 1884 when 24 of the leading members of the
congregation were elected.
Coggeshall, Essex - MUSEUM
History House - Coggeshall, Essex.
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THOMAS GOING born 1831, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire, England, emigrated to New Zealand on the
sailing ship "Castle Eden", arriving February 1851. The "Castle Eden" was the fifth ship to arrive
at Port Lyttelton in the Church of England's organized first settlement of Christchurch. He was
followed in 1855 by his parents, William and Susannah and brothers George and John.
Thomas and George married sisters, Eleanor and Catherine Downey. John married Catherine Dillon who
emigrated from Galway, Ireland on the ship "Ramsey" arriving at Port Lyttelton, June 1870. A
daughter of John and Catherine, Mary Martina Going married Frederick Branston Unwin in
Christchurch in 1895.
Two of Thomas Going's son's Thomas and Charles married sister's Mary and Catherine Garvin from a
Londonderry Ireland family which also has another connection in the Scott Families Tree when James
Alexander Scott (uncle of James Alexander Scott born 1894 who emigrated to New Zealand 1926)
married Mary Isobella Garvin of Bellagherty, Lon donderry, Ireland, daughter of Suffern Garvin.
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WOOLCOCK/WHITE/RODDA/OATS/GRENFIELD Families from
Cornwall and Devon
JOHN WOOLCOCK and his wife, MARY ANN (nee WHITE) and seven children set out for New Zealand from
Cornwall in the sailing ship "Marlborough" in 1878. They arrived at Port Lyttelton (Port for
Christchurch) the following year. The family mostly lived in the suburb of Sydenham with several
houses in Kingsley Street having Woolcock residents.
Families into which John and Mary Ann's children married include the following - DENNIS, FRENCH,
GOLLAN, PHILLIPS, SANFORD, SCOTT, WHITE
A son JOHN, unfortunately died age 18 in New Zealand.
If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row.
Would you be proud of them or not
Or don't you really know?
Some strange discoveries are made
in climbing family trees
And some of them you know
Do not particularly please.
If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row.
There are some of them perhaps;
You wouldn't care to know.
But there is another question
Which requires a different view,
If you could see your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you.
FLAG VISITOR Counter added to page 25th June 2013
VISITING OHINETAHI HOME AND GARDEN, GOVERNORS BAY, LYTTELTON HARBOUR, CANTERBURY, SOUTH
ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Getting Around There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.