The Tree - Person Sheet
The Tree - Person Sheet
NameRuth Grace Batten
Birth12 Aug 1800, Pyworthy, Devon, England
Death4 Sep 1868, New Plymouth, New Zealand
BurialTe Henui Cemetery, Row14 Lot 3 Plot 01
FatherJohn Batten (1768-1839)
MotherJane Moore (1763-1855)
Misc. Notes
Date of birth of 12 Aug 1800 given by David Lloyd in an email of 14 July 2007: “My mother's maiden name was Nola Orielle Bradley. Her mother's maiden name was Jessie Bertha Oliver b 31 Oct 1876 whose parents were Jessie Pollock (nee Higgie) b1847 and Samuel Oliver b 17 Oct 1833, whose parents were Ruth Grace (nee Batten) b12 Aug 1800 and James Oliver b 25 July 1805”.

Date of birth and death also confirmed by David’s son, Dax Eric Clayton Lloyd.

From Brian (of nzolivers.com) trip to New Plymouth February 2009, the Headstone at St Mary’s Churchyard, New Plymouth, New Zealand:
Row14 Lot 3 Plot 01:
Sacred
To
The Memory of
James Oliver
Who Died April 1st 1886
Aged 80 years
Also in memory of
Ruth
His beloved wife
Who died Sep 4th 1868
Aged 68 Years

A date of baptism is given as 29 September 1799 by Peter (Pete) G M Dale of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Added here in February 2014. Pete is related to the Olivers in Devon. Pete's great great great grandfather was John Batten (Battin) b. 1793, sister of Ruth Batten who married James Oliver b.1805. Ruth and James emigrated to New Zealand in 1841.

If Ruth did die aged 68, as per her headstone, she could of been born anytime between 5th September 1799 and 3rd September 1800. Therefore a date of 29 September 1799 would work. If so, Ruth must of been very close to her 69th birthday at the time of her death.

Place of birth and place of death, from Pete Dale’s updated family tree as at 2 March 2020.
Spouses
Birth25 Jul 1805, Holsworthy, Devon, England.
Death1 Apr 1886
Burial3 Apr 1886, Te Henui Cemetery, Row14 Lot 3 Plot 01
OccupationFarmer
FatherJohn Oliver (1774-1852)
MotherGrace Brayley (1774-1860)
Marriage28 Aug 1826, Stoke-Damerel, Devonshire, England
ChildrenMary Ann (1826-1908)
 John (1830-1899)
 William (1831-1877)
 Samuel (1833-1907)
 James (Died as Child) (1835-1841)
 Matilda Robins (1836-1921)
 Francis (1840-1926)
 Charles (1843-1930)
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