The Gibbs and Scoullars

The Gibbs Family of Tackley.

The North Oxfordshire village of Tackley lies in the Cherwell Valley, 8 miles North of Oxford and just 3 miles from the town of Woodstock. The name Tackley is probably derived from ‘tack’ (from the pre 7th century Danish ‘tacca’), meaning sheep or ewes, and the Anglo-Saxon ‘leah’ (-ley), meaning a glade, clearing or enclosure. As we often have sheep in the fields in the middle of the village it’s good to see that some things don’t change. As you enter the village you pass St Nicholas Church, which has been there since Saxon times. A traditional green with a fine old oak tree forms the centre of the village. Tackley is a mixture of old cottages, converted buildings and modern houses, and a population of just under 1,000 residents.   

John and Mary Gibbs.

John Gibbs born 1802  married Mary Bull born 1807 in Tackley. Their Banns say John Gibbs and Mary Bull bans called the 4th. 11th and 18th November with the following additional sentence. Marriage recorded in the marriage register between John Gibbs and Mary Ryman 19th November 1827. Witnesses were Joseph Morris & Jane Gibbs, So perhaps Mary was both Ryman and Bull, either. Widow or used both surmanes.

They had Jane born 1831, John born 1833, Charlotte born 1835, James born 1838, Lydia born 1839 and Sophia born 1844.

1851 Census   John was 48 years old an agricutural labourer and Mary 44. Their registration district was Woodstock. Their children were Jane 20, John 18 an agricultural labourer, Charlotte 16, James 13, Lydia 11 and Sophia 6.


John Gibbs and Elizabeth Jane Cook Marry

Their marriage certificate in 1855.

The Family

St. Nichalas church Tackly where John and Elizabeth Gibbs were married 16th April 1855.

1861 Census   Elizabeth is aged 27 and John aged 28. They have the first of their children Edwin aged 2 born 1858. Elizabeth is stated as being a gloveress (female glovemaker) and John an Agricultural labourer.

Mary aged 55 and John aged 60 live beside their son John and Daughter in law El;izabeth. John still an agricultural labourer. Lydia aged 21 a gloveress is still at home.

1871 Census  Mary Gibbs died aged 56 years and buried 1st January 1862 in Tackley. John a widower is 69 and an agricultural labourer on Parish Relief living in Tackley square.

Jane Gibbs Married married Thomas Skidmore b 1829 d 1904. Their children were David 1852, Albert 1854, Annette Mary 1857, Lydia 1860, Emmiline Charlotte 1862, William John 1864, Elizabeth Jane 1867 and Louisa Anne 1869.

Sophia Gibbs  married James Hemmings Their children were Thomas James 1866, John Enock 1868 and Enoch William 1871 Jane 1875.  James died 1878 aged 36.  I'm not seeing a Hemmings/Berrington marriage, but Sophia and her children are now living with George Berrington in 1881 a sail maker. George Berrington 43  Sophia Berrington 43 MaryAnn Berrington 15,  George Berrington 13 was an errand boy, Thomas Berrington 10, William Berrington 8,, Joseph Berrington 5, Albert James Berrington 1, Thomas James Hemmings 15, John Enock Hemmings 13, Enock William Hemmings 10, Jane Ann Hemmings 5. They lived at 33 Goring Street Toxteth Park Liverpool Lancashire England.
Sophia and George both died in the Workhouse Hospital Toxteth Park. Sophia on the 23/1/1883 aged 38. George three days later on 26/1/1883 both died of Typhus. They are both buried in two different mass graves in the Toxteth Park Cemetry Smithdown road Liverpool.

Lydia Gibbs married George Clarke b 1839 d 1919. Their children were  Ada 1863, George 1865, James 1869, Jesse 1871, and Lydia 1873. Did Lydia Clarke nee Gibbs age 34 die giving birth to baby Lydia? Lydia Gibbs died in 1873.  George married again in 1876 to Mary Anne Skuce b 1843 and had Selena May 1877, Joseph 1882-1956 and Mary 1885. Mary Anne died in 1905.

 John aged 38, Elizabeth aged 37 now have Mary Louisa 9 a scholar born 1862, Thomas John 5 born 1866, Emily Ellen 3 born 1868 and Bertha 1 born 1870. Minnie born June 1871 Where is Edwin aged 12 this census night?, he was at his Grandfathers house next door.

John and Elizabeth emmigrated with their family. They set sail for New Zealand on the "Mongol" which left Plymouth on the 23rd December 1873 for Wellington, but berthed in  Dunedin 13th February1874.  They left with six children, Edwin, b 1858, Mary Louisa b 1860, Thomas John b 1862, Emily Ellen b 1867 Bertha b 1868 and Minnie b 1870. a son John was born on the ship 17th January 1874.  On the 15th of March 1877  Elizabeth and John had another child, Willie born in Dunedin in 1877.

In the 1881 Census  Household Members:

Thomas Skidmore 51
Jane A. Skidmore 50
John Skidmore 16
Louisa Skidmore 11

1891 Census  John's father, John Gibbs 88 was now living with his son in law Thomas Skidmore 60 a farm labourer at Church Row Tackley. Thomas was a widower his wife Jane Gibbs dying before 1891.  John Gibbs died aged 89 years 15th October 1891 and is buried in Tackley. 

The Gibbs Family in Dunedin New Zealand

Taken between 1903 -1907. Rear: Thomas John, Edwin, Mary Louisa married John Donaldson or Dunstan Scoullar., Front: John, Elizabeth, Bertha, John and Emily Ellen. Minnie had died 1887 and Willie in 1903.
The Gibbs grave at Anderson Bay cemetry Dunedin New Zealand.

Eliza Jane Nankerves and Samuel Dunstan.

A Copper mine in Camborne Cornwall.

James Dunstan b 1791 a copper miner from Camborne Cornwall England married Mary Temby b 1796 in Camborne Cornwall in 1815. James was 24 and Mary 18 years old. James died in April 1845 aged 54 in Camborne before his wife Mary Dunstan nee Temby and most of his family emmigrated to Port Phillip Victoria Australia.  Mary was 52 when they left. Their children were:

Sarah - Sally b 1816 in Camborne Cornwall England.

James b 1818 married Susannah Luke in1841 in Camborne Cornwall. Their children James 1843, John William1845 (died in Sydney aged 82), Susannah b 1847 she died on the board the Lysander enroute to Port Phillip age 1 year and William was born on the ship in 1843. James died 1857 in Melbourne Australia aged 39.

Mary Randall b 1822 married Richard Grubb b 1822 they had James Dunston, Mary Jane, William, Elizabeth Trousen (died Ballarat aged 82) and Susan (died Ballarat Australia aged 62).

William b 1824-1888 married Elizabeth Thomas 1846 they had nine children. All emmigrating to Victoria Auatralia in 1849. One of his daughters Ada Anne died aged 16.

Jane b 1827 in Camborne Cornwall England. We don't know of Jane's whereabouts.

Henry b 1829 died 1829. in Camborne Cornwall England.

Elizabeth b 1831-1910 in Camborne Cornwall England emmigrated to Australia age 17 married Josiah Francis.

Samuel born 1834 in Camborne Cornwall England, left on board the Lysander in Plymouth Devon England on the 21st September 1848 with his Mother Mary and family, arriving 13/1/1849 at Port Phillip, Victoria Australia he was 15.

Olivia b Camborne Cornwall England in 1839 emmigrated to Victoria Australia 1849 aged 10.

John b Camborne Cornwall England in 1842 emmigrated to Victoria Australia.

Samuel Dunstan/Dunstone/Dunston marries Eliza Janes Nankerves

John Nankerves 1807-1894 married Elizabeth. Their children were Eliza Jane b 1839, (my Great Great grandmother) Ann b 1845, James b 1848 and John b 1850. The family lived in Penzance Cornwall England. John Nankerves was an Agricultural labourer How and when did Eliza Jane Nankerves get to Australia? 

Samuel Dunstan married Eliza Jane Nankerves, she16 and he 21 in 1853 at Independent Congregational Church in Melbourne Victoria Australia. Did the families know each other from Cornwall ? Eliza Jane and Samuel had a son named John DUNSTAN in1850 in Collingwood  Victoria Australia.  Samuel DUNSTAN died in 1854 aged 21.


MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER 1854:  An inquest was held on Saturday before Dr. Youl. on the body of drayman named Samuel Dunston. From the evidence adduced, it appeared that the deceased, who was twenty one years of age, was driving a cart and horse, when the horse ran off throwing the deceased out, and one of the wheels passing over his head causing almost instantaneous death, He was quite sober at the time. The accident happened in Johnston street Collingwood near the Uniacke Hotel. He has left a wife (Eliza Jane) and one child (John Dunston) Verdict - Accidental death.

Eliza Jane Dunstan and William Temby

William Temby Snr. John Henry Jnr. John Henry Snr. and Christopher Snr.

John Temby an iron miner b 1778-1840 married Isabella Bennetts b 1782-1869 in Cambone Cornwall England. They had Mary Temby, Elizabeth Temby, John Temby, William Temby, Samuel Temby an iron ore miner and Christopher Temby.

William an iron miner and lived in Urswick Lacanshire England married Jane b 1826-1889. William died 1874 at Cleator Moor age 59. Their children were Isobella died 1869 age 86 at Cleator, Whitehaven with son Samuel, John died 1840 Polgear Wendron Cornwall, Samuel an Iron Ore Miner, Anne Maria died in 1903 Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia, James Robert an iron ore labourer lived with his widowed mother and William Temby an iron ore miner. 

Soon after Samuel Dunstan's death Eliza Jane DUNSTON married William TEMBY in 1856 (reg 191). Samuel's Mother was Elizabeth Temby so was there connections there too ? They had a son named William Henry in 1857 in Collingwood (reg 4210, TENBY); sadly, he died aged 2 years in 1859 (reg 3002, TIMBY). Both show mother as Eliza NANKERVIS/NANCURVIS.  William Eliza Jane's husband, as William TENBY in 1858 aged 23 (reg 3364) William died.  Poor little thing, left a widow twice and lost a little 2 year old boy and she was probably not yet 20 years of age.

Maybe this is all correct and maybe not but I would like to believe Eliza Jane and the Nankerves family knew the Dunstan and Temby Families in Cornwall England.

Arthur Scoullar and Eliza Jane Temby

Arthur Scoullar in later life.

Arthur Scoullar was born in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1830 son of Joseph Scoullar and Isobel Brodie. He had six siblings.

Mary b 1815.

Janet b 1817. 

Anne b 1822.

Isabel b 1825.

John  born 1827 in Stewarton Scotland, he married Mary Ann Gordon in Barony Lanarkshire Scotland on the 25th May 1851 aged about 24. John died 10th May 1892 at Barwon near Nathalia Victoria Australia aged 65. Mary was born 9th February 1821 in Scotland she died 8th February 1914 at Mathalia Victoria. Their children were

Joseph Gordon born in Lanark Scotland 1852 and died 18th June 1925 in Christchurch N.Z.  Joseph Gordon came to New Zealand when he was a young man of around 18 years (He was a newspaper journalist) to live with his Uncle Arthur Scoullar. He apparently had an affair with the maid and she got pregnant. He was so the story goes was banished from the family.  The case against Joseph Scoullar, (Robert Mahon seeking on behalf of his daughter Mary, "expenses incurred in connection with her confinement"), was of course, dismissed. The Court reports don't even mention the child. It is perhaps curious that confinement expenses only, are being sought ?
If the child was still living then surely Mr Scoullar would have been called upon to pay maintenance for it's upbringing.  MAHON - Baby - aged 1 week Died: 4 April 1876 Buried : Northern Cemetery  Joseph married Margaret Sullivan 19th March 1880 at Bluff N.Z. They had 14 children 4 dying in infantcy.

John Gordon born 1860 in Castlemaine Victoria he died in 1874 in Harcourt Victoria.

Ann born 1862 in Harcourt Victoria she died in Elstonwick Victoria she married Hugh Ormond in 1882 at Echua.

James born 1865 at Barker Creek Victoria and died 1936 in Queensland. He married Ellen Ormond in 1885 and then Margaret Ormond in 1892.

Mary born 1867 Loddon Victoria and died Dubbo N.S.W. she married Albert Lennon 1909.

Agnes born 1870 Castlemain, Victoria and Died Nathalia Victoria she married William Lubke in 1890 at Narioka.

Elizabeth born 1873 in Loddon she died in 1940 in Lillydale Victoria she married John Dohnt in 1902 at Narioka.

Margaret born 1876 in Loddon she died in Nathalia in 1933 she married Charles Schier in 1901.

Isabella born 1857 at Parramatta N.S.W. She died in Nathalia in 1906 she married Henry Lubke in 1902 in Narioka.

Jane born 1855 in Parramatta she died in 1921 in Drouin Victoria she married Walter Spinks in 1877 at Deniliquine N.S.W..

 Alexander born 1832.

ARTHUR  was sent to work at the age of seven, and for eight years was engaged in making Kilmarnock bonnets. He was then apprenticed to the cabinet making business in Glasgow, where he completed his term about 1850, and, in 1854, sailed for Melbourne, as a carpenter's mate on the ship “Contest”.

 Arthur SCOULLAR married Eliza Jane TINBY (Temby) nee Nankerves in 1860 (reg 246). They had a daugher named Annabella in 1861 (reg 266) and another, Amelia, in 1862 (reg 20131, as SCHOOLER), mother as Eliza Jane Nankervis. Both born in Collingwood Victoria Australia.

 Arthur Scoullar may have adopted Eliza Jane and Samuels Dunstan's son John Dunston who would have been about 5 or 6 years old, when they married. Eliza made her mark on documents so was the name Dunstan mispelt to Donaldson at some stage. There certainly doesn't seem to be two little boys. Seems strange that a birth certificate for John Donaldson Scoullar and  a death certificate for John Dunstan can't be found. It may have been written as it sounds early on and just stuck.  Donaldson/Dunstan.)  In Arthur Scoullar's will, he mentions his stepson John DUNSTAN receiving an amount as long as Eliza was alive.   After six unprofitable years on the Australian goldfields he came over to New Zealand, where he was very successful on the Clutha diggings.

Passenger list of the Gotherburg


 In 1863 Arthur Scoullar established himself in business in Dunedin, and was afterwards joined by Mr. Chisholm, under the style of Scoullar and Chisholm, furniture warehousemen. Arthur Scoullar was the  Mayor of Dunedin for the year 1884–85, was previously a member of the city Council. Arthur died in Wellington in 1899. Eliza Jane his wife had died in Timaru in 1921.

Eliza Jane and Arthurs children were:
Annie Bella  born in Collingwood Australia in 1861 married thomas Brown.
Amelia  born in Collingwood Victoria Australia in 1862.  O.D.T. Marriage On the 26th April (Easter Monday), at St. Pauls Church, by the Venerable Archdeacon Edwards, Edmund James to Amelia, second daughter of Arthur Scoullar, of this city. Dunedin.
Alexander (died) 1927 in Wellington New Zealand.  By Telegraph -Press Association.) WELLINGTON, Sunday. Mr. Alexander Scoullar, second son of the founder of the firm of Scoullar, Chisholm, and Company, furniture manufacturers, of Wellington and Dunedin, died to-day. He leaves a widow and one son.
Arthur William  married Harriet Amanda Powley in 1891 their children were;  Victor Emmanuel 1891 died 1916 aged 25, Arthur William 1891 died 1973, Dorothy 1892 Frank 1894, Gladys Vivienne1895 and  Mabel Letitia 1898. Victor Emmanuel and Arthur William were twins.
Elizabeth married John Spence Nichol
Francis Matilda married Charles Orlando Curtis
Mable Alice:  married Alexander Carson (born Dunedin 28th Jan 1870) in 1901. Alexander ultimately became Master mariner sailing aboard ships plying G.B. to N.Z. Was aboard the Monawai when he married Mabel Alice Scoullar. He retired to Gisborne as Harbour master. They raised 5 children Charles Beresford b 1903. Arthur James b 1905. died Toronto Canada 1946 when second engineer SS Matua. William Nicol b 1916 Major nz artillery MC MID died from wounds in Italy 1944 aged 28. Bill Carson as he was known was a double All Black representing NZ in both cricket and rugby. Allison Mabel b 1917 a spinster died in Gisborne.
Florence b 1865 Flora died in 1882. O.D.T.Death On the 25th April, at York place, Florence, the beloved daughter of Arthur and Eliza Jane Scoullar, of typhoid fever; aged 17 years. She is buried in the Southern cemetery Dunedin.
John Donaldson or Dunstan (son of Eliza Jane Nankervis and Samuel Dunstan stepson of Arthur Scoullar)born 1850 died 1898 aged 48. married Mary Louisa Gibbs in 1877. Their family below..
This taken from Arthur Scoullars will.
The headstone of Arthur Scoullar, his wife Eliza Jane and Grandaughter Ethel Irene daughter of Annie and Thomas Brown.

John Donaldson Scoullar marries Mary Louisa Gibbs.

Bertha Scoullar married Morris Owen Evans. 1911

John Donaldson or Dunstan Scoullar a carpenter of St. Kilda South Dunedin born 1850 in Collingwood Victoria Australia (died 1898 aged 48) to Eliza Jane nee Nankerves and Samuel Dunstan stepson or adopted by Arthur Scoullar no one seems to know, married Mary Louisa Gibbs born 1860 in Tackley Oxfordshire England in 1877 she was 17 he 23. 

Their children were.

Minnie b 1878 married Robert Marsh born Whakatane 1879 at Oamaru in 1900.

Ann Isabelle b 1880 married Cuthbert Flockton 1897. Their children: Charles Grahame b 1897. Doris Constance b 1900. Alfred Saxon b 1903. married Lydia Olive Evans.. Divorced. Dorothy Jessica b 1905. Wilfred DUNSTAN b 1908. Lawrence Edward 1910.  Greta Mary b 1912. Alan Campbell b 1914.

Arthur William 
b 1882 married Harriet Amanda Powley 1891. There Children were: Victor Emmanuel 1891 died 1916 aged 25, Arthur William 1891 died, 1973 Dorothy 1892, Frank 1894, Gladys Vivienne1895, and  Mabel letitia 1898 

Edwin b 1884 married Ellen May Lavendar 1913.

William John b 1886 never married.

Thomas Donaldson b 1888 died 1891 aged 4 years.

Emily Ellen b 1890 married Harry Townsend 1909.

Bertha b 1892 married Morris Owen Evans on 7th September 1911.

James b 1894 married Helen Louisa Henderson in 1924. Their children 

Andrew. married Lillian. Their children. Andrew Gordon married Anne he died 18/1/2015

Their children: Margaret married Robert Meikle, Karen married Grant Hay.

Douglas. married Frances Doug died 2015. Their children

Graham. Wayne, 

Andrew b 1896 married Thirza May Thomas 1915.

Alexander b 1898 married Annie Gladys Ivy Vincent 1923.

Elizabeth Donaldson married Andrew Webster Finlay 1895.

John married Agnes Mabel Rhodes 1904. 



Marriage Certificate of John Donaldson or Dunstan Scoullar and Mary Louisa Gibbs.
Minnie Amelia Scoullar born 1878 married Robert Marsh born Whakatane New Zealand 1879 at Oamaru Otago N.Z. in 1900.
FOUR GENERATIONS: Lto R Mary Louisa Scoullar nee Gibbs, Minnie Amelia Marsh nee Scoullar, baby Minnie Amelia Marsh born 1902 and Elizabeth Jane Gibbs nee Cook (Granny Gibbs).

Bertha Scoullar and Morris Evans

Morris Evans married Bertha Scoullar

Morris Owen married Bertha Scoullar. They had 3 children.  Morris died 3rd of June 1921 aged 38. after an accident with his bicycle. He is buried in the Southern cemetery.  Morris Owen Evans a plumber by trade and a very good violinist (teaching violin), married Bertha Scoullar in Dunedin. They lived in a cottage that belonged to William Evans in Melbourne Street Dunedin. William was his Father his Mother was Phoebe Selina Westlake.
Morris was knocked off his bicycle in an accident and suffered head injuries. he lay in a coma for weeks with Bertha making the daily trek to the mental hospital Seacliff to sit by his side.  He died of his injuries in 1921 aged 37 leaving his wife Bertha aged 28 with three young children Vera, Lydia and Morris Owen ( Born 26th February 1914 ).On his death certificate it states the coroners verdict he died of general paralysis of the brain. Bertha worked at many jobs taking in washing, ironing and sewing to support her young family. She had brothers who were horse trainers wanting to help but she was too proud. 

The marriage certificate of Bertha Scoullar and Morris Evans

Bertha and Morris Evans Family

Bertha and her son Maurice Owen.

Maurice and Bertha's three Children.

Maurice Owen (Owen) married Annie Griffiths they had 6 children Morris David died at 3 days, Carol, Rena, Wendy, Owen and Richard. They had 14 Grandchildren.

Vera married Bert Davis.

Olive married Alf Flockton and then Ron Haughton.

Bertha after becoming a widow married John (Jack) Nichol Milne they had one daughter Rena.

Rena married Alfred Hoyle born in Cumbria England.

Rena and Alf had twins Christopher and  Peter and Donna. Peter sadly died after a hunting accident.  They have 4 Grandchildren.

Owen and his Uncle Jim Scoullar.

Owen and his Uncle jim.
A young Owen with his beloved Uncle Jim Scoullar his Mothers brother. He and his wife Helen helped bring up the young Owen.  Behind them are the pigeon cages that I remember seeing as a child when visiting Uncle Jim & Auntie Helen. He raised and raced pigeons and was also the milkman with his horse and cart. Young Owen for ever saying "Li drive Uncle Jim" wanting a turn of driving the horse. The young Owen spent may hours walking the beach near the spit looking for Ambergris. (Ambergis a solid substance from the sperm whale's digestive system it was worth a fortune, used for making perfume).
Elizabeth Donaldson Finlay
nee Gibbs

Minnie Amelia Marsh nee Scoullar with her brother Jack (John) at her 5oth wedding anniversary to Robert Marsh.

Bertha Evans nee Scoullar

Bertha Evans. Milne nee Scoullar.

After years of widow-hood bringing up her three children, Bertha remarried to John (Jack) Nichol Milne and they had a daughter Rena. There is 22 years between Vera Davis (nee Evans) Bertha's eldest child and Rena ..  Rena is married to Alfred Hoyle and they live in Rotorua. 
Owen spent much of his young life with his Mother Bertha's brother Jim Scoullar (Uncle Jim), and his wife Helen (Auntie Helen). Jim Scoullar had a milk run (Horse and cart, Owen often had a drive) in South Dunedin,
and he bred and raced pigeons. They lived in Queens Drive Dunedin.
 Bertha had her funeral service at the chapel at Purewa cemetry Meadowbank in Auckland, She was the cremated and her ashes scattered in the rose garden at Purewa.

John Gibbs
John Gibbs born 1833 inTackley Oxfordshire England.
Vera Evans
Vera married Bert Davis. After he died she went into a home in Rotorua near her sister Rena Hoyle. Here she is with her nephew Owen Evans.
Rena and Olive
Olive eldest child of Bertha and Morris Evans, years after Morris died Bertha married John Nichol Milne (Jack) and Rena was born.

Annie and Owen Evans

Annie and Owen

Morris Owen Evans Owen to his family was born in Dunedin on the 26th February 1914 third child of Bertha nee Scoullar and Morris Evans. Annie was born at Dunedin on the 21st June 1915.  5th and Youngest child of Margaret and David Griffiths. They met while Owen was coaching a Womens cricket Team in Dunedin. He got his eye on Annie and asked her to play for his team and the rest is history they fell in love and were married on the 16th December 1936 at First Church in Dunedin.
They had six children Their first born a son Morris David died when he was only 3 days old. He is buried in the Southern cemetry Dunedin with his Great grandfather William Evans.
Carol Anne born Dunedin 22/11/1941 married Lawrence Dougherty in Dunedin 16/12/1961
Rena Margaret born Dunedin  26/9/1943 married Ivan Butel in Ranfurly 13/6/1970.
Wendy Fay born Dunedin  12/10/1944 married Des Dougherty in Ranfurly 30/10/1965.
Owen John born in Ranfurly  1/9/1951 married Judith Hudson in Dunedin 15/12/1973.
Richard Edward born Ranfurly  1/4/1954 married Susan Richardson in Ranfurly 17/9/1977.

They made a huge shift to Oturehua Central Otago with three little girls and then went on to work on a farm in White Sow Valley Wedderburn where the 2 boys were born.

Here are all Annie and Owens Family on his 60th Birthday party at 28 Fraser Avenue Ranfurly Otago N.Z. 1975. Owen died in 1980 and we never got another chance for a family photo. Six more grandchildren were born after this day.

Ranfurly Cemetery New Zealand

Rena Butel nee Evans, Owen Evans, Wendy Dougherty nee Evans, Richard Evans and Carol Dougherty nee Evans.
Owen died very suddenly at age 65 on the 8th of September 1980. Annie lived till she was aged 91, never missing a week putting a fresh flower on her beloved Owens grave. In this time she moved from her house in Fraser Ave Ranfurly to a pensioners flat learning to drive and buying herself a little yellow ford escort, and taking up bowls and loving it. She moved to the Chalet rest home Ranfurly on the 23rd March 2002. she loved living in this lovely place till the last four days of her life. She died in the Ranfurly hospital on the 6th of March 2007.
Both Annie and Owen are buried in the Ranfurly Cemetry.

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Melissa Carson 17.04.2021 08:47

I was just wondering if any descendants of Eliza Nankerves had any photos of Eliza.

Donna Banks (Lane) 20.04.2019 07:53

Thank you for the information on the Gibbs family. Louisa Anne Gibbs my great grandmother. Her daughter Nora Emily Lane (Webster) also settled in NZ.

Melissa Carson 19.01.2019 08:39

Thanks for sharing this! My great-great grandmother is Mabel Scoullar, who married Alexander Carson.

margaret ward 17.05.2017 07:36

My Uncle Ormand Innes , son of Dora/Peter,was named after the Ormand family. Grandson of Joseph Gordon, reporter ODT. 1905, & Margaret Ann Scoullar, nee Sulliva

Lynda Trivers 29.03.2016 23:45

Thanks for this info. My grandfather was Joseph David Scoular, born in Fenwick on Old Mill Road around 1880. Father:Walter; mother Allison Rennie Shaw

carol dougherty 30.03.2016 00:35

Lovely hearing from you Lynda.

Judy Ormond 28.02.2016 03:21

Thank you for sharing your history on the New Zealand Scoullar/Scouller branch. I have done much research on our Ormond & Scouller branch at Narioka, Nathalia.

carol dougherty 17.03.2016 06:46

Lovely to hear from you Judy.

Jane 14.06.2014 06:53

Just spent half hour reading again. What a gift to show my sons my precious Nana Anne and Grandad Pop and part of their own history. xxx Jane

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Lovely to hear from you Mike.

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