Years Since Visit to Devon
Gosh, it's been
ten years since Brian and Carol, and daughter
Marie, visited the old Oliver Boyton Mill and
house in Devon. And, to the Barbican Quay in Plymouth - where Samuel
Oliver and brother James Oliver and family -
sailed on 25 March 1841 to
New Zealand. A wonderful visit!
The Old Barbican Quay in the 1840s
Barbican ten years ago in
The Barbican is
the name given to the western and northern sides
of Sutton Harbour, the original harbour of
Plymouth in Devon, England.
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Latest Updates, Corrections, and Additions to
On Brian fatherís Oliver/Carrel side for:
Norman John (Jack) Oliver
(born 1918) family and descendants,
including death of his wife Gladys. Thank
you to their daughter Yvonne for her work in
collating the information and permission to
publish. Jack Oliver was the grandson of
Charles Oliver, born in New Plymouth in
Death of Greg
Oliverís father, Rodney Arthur Oliver.
Rodney Arthur Oliver was the great-grandson
of Samuel Oliver (b.1820) who built the
first flour mill in New Plymouth. Brian of
nzolivers.com met Greg at the Amelia
Thompson 175th Anniversary Reunion in 2016.
We send our condolences to Greg and Jane and
A son born in
1917 (and died aged 3) to the family of Edith Isabel Oliver
(b.1883) and Thomas Augustus. Edith Oliver
was a granddaughter of Samuel Oliver (the
The family of
Samuel (the Miller b.1820)
and Elizabeth (nee Baker) Oliver
including children and descendants of Emma
Grace Oliver (b.1853), James Oliver
(b.1853), and Annabella Oliver (b.1863).
Iris Rita Morrison and
fascinating background story on husband
Frank Dent. Iris was the great-granddaughter
of Samuel Oliver (the Miller b.1820),
sons (Peter and John) for Elfrida Ruth Geddes
(b.1939). Elfrida a great-granddaughter of
Francis Oliver (b.1840).
Lionel George North -
correction of date of death. Lionel was a
great-grandson of Francis Oliver (b.1840).
(b.1825), son of Thomas Batten. Thomas
is the brother of Ruth Grace Batten to
married James Oliver (b.1805).
Death of Kathleen Olive Alldridge
(nee Elmes) b.1928. The Alldridge family
married the Ross family. The Rogers family
that married into the Oliver family. We send
our condolences to the family.
descendants of two Rogerís sisters, Getrude and Freida and their
husbands John Harold Alldridge and John
William Alldridge respectively. Getrude and
Freidaís sister, Ambrosine Rogers, married
Frank Richard Oliver b.1850.
marriage for William McKoy (b.
1856), addition of his wife, and additional
information on their children and
children and marriages of the children of
Stanley Frederick Colliers and wife Edna Myrtle Wilson,
Edna being the granddaughter of Frank
Richard Oliver b.1850.
A son to Elizabeth Annie Carrel
(b.1868) and William Richardson
A son born in
1913 to Gertrude Eleanor Robertson
(b. 1887), father unknown. Gertrude later
married Lionel Ernest Carrel (b.ca 1885).
Wanganui Collegiate School Past Pupils
information for sons/grandson of John Charles Thomas Carrel
Ann Jeffery (b ca1760)
and William Hutchings (b.ca1775)
family and son Charles Hutchings and his
children including Talitha Cumi Hutchings
(b.1830 who married John Carroll (b.
Jessie Henrietta Philpot
(b.1891) and Harold Ernest Guise
descendants. Jessieís sister Elizabeth,
married into the Oliver family as did
Jessieís cousin, Maud Carrel.
On Brian Motherís McCaul side and Devis line
Malcolm McFarlane McCaul
(b. 1844), Elizabeth Annie McCaul (nee Cox)
b. 1860 and children - Electoral Roll and
Wiseís Post Office Directory information
children of John Gamble (b. ca 1777) and Elizabeth Devis
(b.1777). Interesting information on John Gamble and his
enterprises including paper making machine
and first production of tinned fruit in
England in another business.
Up to six
generations of the descendants from John Gamble (b. ca
1777) and Elizabeth Devis (b.1777)
Naomi McCaul (nee
Hartill b.1918) and her story of her
forebears emigrating to New Zealand and
published in 1985 in the Karori Historical
Society magazine, ďThe StockadeĒ.
in Brinkworth, England for the children of Thomas and Dorothy
for Hannah Barbara Devis (nee Barlow) and
fascinating images from an old family Bible
including Willis, Devis, Gamble, Gibson, and
On my Carol's Side:
A big thank you to those
that have contributed with additions since the
We maintain the
latest version of software (Reunion 12.0 build
180613) used to generate 'The Tree'.
Functionality includes a responsive design' for
optimising the web pages for whatever device being
used, ability to search by name, ability to
generate pedigree charts for easy-to-view
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: 4 July 2018
Previous 5 updates:
14 July 2017,
26 April 2017,
2016, 17 June