The town of New
Plymouth, in the year 1843 from a sketch taken
by Mrs Emma Ancilla Wicksteed. Shows Mount
Egmont (now known as Mount Taranaki). More
information at The National Library of New
The town of New Plymouth 1843 -
James and Ruth Oliver, and James' brother
Samuel Oliver, emigrated
from Devon, England to New Plymouth, New
Zealand in 1841
The Tree Updates:
Updates, Corrections, and Additions to The
fatherís Oliver/Carrel side for:
on the COSTER family. John Frederick COSTER
married Annie OLIVER. Annie was the daughter
of Frank Richard OLIVER b.1850.
and photo on Bryan Plimmer ANDERSON.
Bryan was the husband of Margaret Jill
Hamer, Margaret being the great-grandaughter
of Frank Richard OLIVER b.1850.
passing of Greg Oliverís mother, June Mollie OLIVER (nee
Wrigley), in December last year. Greg
was the x2 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 family.
passing of, William Charles (Bill)
O'CONNELL in Whanganui in September
2018. Bill was the x2 great-grandson of Mary
Ann OLIVER b1826: Mary Ann OLIVER > Emma
Jane McKOY > Thomas Leonard BILLING >
Ruth BILLING > William Charles (Bill)
O'CONNELL. We send our condolences to his
wife Jean and family.
of photos of Oliver Thomas McKOY
and son Ivor Thomas McKOY. Oliver Thomas
McKOY was the grandson of Mary Ann OLIVER
additions on the TUCKETT family. David Aaron TUCKETT
b.1939 married Patricia Anne COAD who is the
x2 great-granddaughter of Mary Ann OLIVER
b1826: Mary Ann OLIVER > Mary Ann (Polly)
McKOY > Ella McGONAGLE > Arthur Harold
COAD > Patricia Anne COAD
- Photo of
Florence Stella Harker
BRIDEN and her parents and siblings.
Florence married Francis Henry (Frank)
BILLING. Frank was the grandson of Mary Ann
marriage and death (BDM) additions from the
NZ Government Internal Affairs for the
following children of Mary Ann OLIVER
(daughter of James and Ruth Oliver) and
Patrick McKOY: William McKOY, Charles
Lawrence McKOY, and Emma Jane McKoy. Chart also updated.
information for the grandchildren of Muriel Thelma LEO (nee
OLIVER) and upon whose original family
research this website and Tree is based
upon). Also the addition of
great-grandchildren to The Tree.
on the first wife of Harold Douglas Oliver,
Alice Josephine Lapham,
exact date of birth, her parentís, and her
paternal grandparents. Harold was the great
grandson of James b.1805 and Ruth Oliver,
and was brother to Muriel (nee Oliver)
information on the grandparents of William
Henson WOOD - Paul INCH and Tabitha
EDWARDS including their children. William
Henson WOODís parents were Henry Henson WOOD
and Phillipa INCH. William Henson WOOD
married Matilda Robins OLIVER b.1836.
information on the family of Gertrude
Eleanor ROBERTSONís first relationship, James Campbell LUMSDEN.
Gertrude later married Lionel Ernest CARREL,
grandson of John CARRELL b1830.
Information on the family of Elsie Roma COLLETT.
Elsie married Kenneth Norman McGONAGLE in
1935 and traced Elsieís cousin and aunts
(born in Leeds, Yorkshire England) that
attended their wedding in Gisborne. Kenneth
Norman McGONAGLE is the great grandson of
Mary Ann OLIVER b1826.
On my Carol's Side:
information on the sons and grandchildren of Edward Owen TRAINOR b.ca
1840 and Alice Hynes. Newspaper articles on
Alice Hynes and her sister, Margaret Hynes.
- Photos of the
sons of Edward Owen TRAINOR b.ca 1840 and
Alice Hynes: Ted, Joseph, and Jim.
- Additional photos
of Jim TRAINOR b.ca 1874
and wife Sophia ROSS and children.
A big thank you to those
that have contributed with additions since the
- The passing of
the mother-in-law of daughter Sarah Ferguson
(nee Churton), in March 2019. Her name was Virginia (Ginny) Ferguson
(nee Young). Our condolences to the
family. Interesting discovery that Ginnyís
maternal grandfather was William Hendry Moody
and was connected to Brian's 'Oliver family'.
Moody's brother was Arthur Ernest Moody who
fostered James Campbell Lumsden Robertson (and
renamed him Ernest Arthur Moody). James/Ernest
was the daughter of Gertrude Eleanor Robertson
who went on to marry Lionel Ernest Carrel,
Brian of nzolivers paternal grandmothers
family. Itís a small world!
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
information and notes. An
example here of a Person Sheet.
Information on living people has been filtered
out for privacy reasons.
We maintain the
latest version of software (Reunion 12.0 build
181218) 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
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: 3 July 2019
Previous 5 updates:
2018, 4 July
2018, 14 July
2017, 26 April