James Edward Cresswell

M, b. 18 February 1859, d. 21 July 1935
  • James Edward Cresswell was born on 18 February 1859 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Edward Cresswell and Ann Eyles.
  • At the age of 21 years, James Edward Cresswell married Jessie Rose on 18 February 1880.
  • James Edward Cresswell was listed as the next of kin of Raymond Wallace (Ray) Cresswell when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 October 1914. He had joined the Canterbury Infantry Battalion as a private. He gave his next of kin as James Edward Cresswell (father), Blenheim, New Zealand.
  • James Edward Cresswell and Jessie Rose lived in Riversdale, Blenheim, at the time their son Raymond Wallace died in England on 19 October 1915 of disease he had contracted during WWI. They were still living there when their younger son James Kirk was killed in action in Belgium on 9 January 1918
    on 19 October 1915.
  • James Edward Cresswell died on 21 July 1935 in New Zealand at age 76.

Children of James Edward Cresswell and Jessie Rose

James Edward Vincent Cresswell

M, b. 1885, d. January 1887
  • James Edward Vincent Cresswell was born in 1885 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Samuel Cresswell and Fanny Smith Gordon.
  • James Edward Vincent Cresswell died in January 1887 in New Zealand.
  • He was buried on 14 January 1887 in QE Park Cemetery, Archer Street.

Jane Cresswell

F, b. 12 April 1847, d. 24 May 1898
  • Jane Cresswell was born on 12 April 1847 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Cresswell and Ann Eyles.
  • At the age of 19 years, 6 months and 23 days, Jane Cresswell married John Beattie on 4 November 1866 in New Zealand.
  • Jane Cresswell died on 24 May 1898 in Stoke, New Zealand, at age 51.

Children of Jane Cresswell and John Beattie

Jane Beatrice Cresswell

F, b. 30 September 1906, d. 6 June 1991
  • Jane Beatrice Cresswell was born on 30 September 1906 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Frank Cresswell and Maria Best.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 19 days, Jane Beatrice Cresswell married Frank Leonard Cosslett on 19 December 1934 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Jane Beatrice Cresswell died on 6 June 1991 in Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand, at age 84. She was living at 550 RUAHINE Street at the time of her death.
  • She was cremated on 10 June 1991 in Kelvin Grove Cemetery & Crematorium.

Jean Harriet Cresswell

F, b. 12 July 1915, d. 8 May 1975
  • Jean Harriet Cresswell was born on 12 July 1915 in Nelson, New Zealand. She was a twin to Maidos Enga.
  • She was the daughter of William Frederick Cresswell and Elizabeth Martha Castle.
  • At the age of 22 years, 3 months and 29 days, Jean Harriet Cresswell married Albert Roberts on 10 November 1937 in Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Jean Harriet Cresswell died on 8 May 1975 in New Plymouth, New Zealand, at age 59.

Jessie Rose Cresswell

F, b. 1899, d. 1947

John Cresswell

M, b. 18 July 1852, d. 14 April 1929
  • John Cresswell was born on 18 July 1852 in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Edward Cresswell and Ann Eyles.
  • At the age of 22 years, 5 months and 12 days, John Cresswell married Mary Eleanor Holdaway, daughter of William Holdaway and Anna Carter, on 30 December 1874.
  • On 20 July 1924,his wife, Mary Eleanor Holdaway died in New Zealand at age 69. Her last address was Masterton Road, Pahiatua.
         
  • John Cresswell died on 14 April 1929 in New Zealand at age 76. He was a farmer of Pahiatua.
  • He was buried on 16 April 1929 in Mangatainoka Pahiatua Cemetery.
    John and Mary Eleanor's headstone inscription reads:
    In loving memory of Mary Eleanor, wife of John Cresswell, died July 20th, 1924, aged 69 years. Also John Cresswell, died April 14, 1929, aged 76 years.

Children of John Cresswell and Mary Eleanor Holdaway

John Cresswell

M, b. 21 February 1892, d. 9 March 1892
  • John Cresswell was born on 21 February 1892 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of John Cresswell and Mary Eleanor Holdaway.
  • John Cresswell died on 9 March 1892 in New Zealand.
  • He was buried in Richmond Cemetery.

John Cuthbert Cresswell

M, b. 3 September 1888, d. 4 May 1967

John Gordon Best Cresswell

M, b. 30 August 1912, d. 7 June 1978

John Gordon Cresswell 1912-1978. Thanks to Yvonne
  • John Gordon Best Cresswell was born on 30 August 1912 in Pahiatua, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Frank Cresswell and Maria Best.
  • At the age of 23 years, 10 months and 21 days, John Gordon Best Cresswell married Muriel Norma Hibell on 21 July 1936 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • John Gordon Best Cresswell died on 7 June 1978 in Palmerston North, New Zealand, at age 65. He was a dairy farmer of 12 Goodwin Crescent.
  • He was cremated on 9 June 1978 in Kelvin Grove Cemetery and Crematorium, Palmerston North.

John Keith Cresswell

M, b. 19 June 1913, d. 1992

John William Howard Cresswell

M, b. 2 July 1915, d. 13 January 1980
  • John William Howard Cresswell was born on 2 July 1915 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Harold Bertram Cresswell and Marie Elizabeth Scadden.
  • John William Howard Cresswell died on 13 January 1980 in New Zealand at age 64.
  • He was cremated on 16 January 1980 in Rotorua Cemetery, Salsa Street, Rotorua, His ashes were buried.

Kenneth Cresswell

M, b. 21 May 1911, d. 23 May 1911
  • Kenneth Cresswell was born on 21 May 1911 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Archie Rose Cresswell and Jessie Harris.
  • Kenneth Cresswell died on 23 May 1911 in New Zealand.

Kenneth Gordon Cresswell

M, b. 9 October 1912, d. 23 February 1915
  • Kenneth Gordon Cresswell was born on 9 October 1912 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Arthur Gordon Cresswell and Margaret Gardiner.
  • Kenneth Gordon Cresswell died on 23 February 1915 in Tuamarina, New Zealand, at age 2.

Laurie Willie Cresswell

M, b. 15 July 1923, d. 16 July 1923
  • Laurie Willie Cresswell was born on 15 July 1923.
  • Laurie Willie Cresswell died on 16 July 1923 in New Zealand. He was one day old. His parents were living at Main Street, Foxton at the time of his death.
  • He was the son of Edward Percy Cresswell and Margaret Irvin.
  • Laurie Willie Cresswell was buried on 18 July 1923 in Foxton Cemetery.

Leo William Cresswell

M, b. 24 March 1904, d. 23 January 1979
  • Leo William Cresswell was also known as Jack.
  • He was born on 24 March 1904 in Stoke, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of William Frederick Cresswell and Elizabeth Martha Castle.
  • At the age of 21 years, Leo William Cresswell married Laura Romanes in 1926. They had six children.
  • On 11 April 1974,his wife, Laura Romanes died in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 79.
  • Leo William Cresswell died on 23 January 1979 in Hope, New Zealand, at age 74.
  • He was buried on 25 January 1979 in Richmond Cemetery.

Lilian Elsie Cresswell

F, b. 18 August 1890, d. 27 November 1957
  • Lilian Elsie Cresswell was born on 18 August 1890 in Stoke, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of William Daniel Cresswell and Fanny Elizabeth St John.
  • At the age of 20 years, 3 months and 20 days, Lilian Elsie Cresswell married Walter Andrew Scarlett on 8 December 1910 in New Zealand. They had eight children. Walter was and itinerant sawyer who moved his family around the South Island of New Zealand working in sawmills.
  • Lilian Elsie Cresswell and Walter Andrew Scarlett lived at Stockton Mine, Nelson at the time their son Theo was killed in an aircrash in the Pacific
    in 1944.
  • On 5 June 1944,their son, Theo Raymond Scarlett was killed during air operations in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, at age 32. She and Walter lived at Stockton Mine, Nelson at the time His plane left from Piva North Airfield on Bougainville on a mission against Rabaul. Over Rapopo Airfield, it was hit by anti-aircraft fire. It caught fire and dived into the ground. Postwar, the wreckage was discovered by RAAF Searcher team and some remains recovered in 1947 and buried locally. Later their remains were exhumed and buried at Bourail Cemetery.
  • Lilian Elsie Cresswell died on 27 November 1957 in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 67.
  • She was buried on 2 December 1957 in Marsden Valley Cemetery.

Children of Lilian Elsie Cresswell and Walter Andrew Scarlett

Lionel Frederick Cresswell

M, b. 1875, d. 28 September 1938
  • Lionel Frederick Cresswell was born in 1875 in Para, New Zealand. His name was spelt as Lenoyl when his birth was registered.
  • He was the son of John Cresswell and Mary Eleanor Holdaway.
  • At the age of 28 years, Lionel Frederick Cresswell married Ada Annie Horn on 18 March 1903 in New Zealand.
  • Lionel Frederick Cresswell was buried on 28 September 1938 in Waimairi Cemetery.
  • Lionel Frederick Cresswell died on 28 September 1938 in New Zealand. His address at the time of his death was 238 Kilmore Street, Christchurch.

Children of Lionel Frederick Cresswell and Ada Annie Horn

Lionel Keith Cresswell

M, b. 19 January 1904, d. 23 July 1988
  • Lionel Keith Cresswell was born on 19 January 1904 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Lionel Frederick Cresswell and Ada Annie Horn.
  • At the age of 28 years, 4 months and 25 days, Lionel Keith Cresswell married Marjorie Marion Neill on 13 June 1932 in New Zealand.
  • Lionel Keith Cresswell died on 23 July 1988 in New Zealand at age 84.
  • He was buried on 26 July 1988 in Fairlie Cemetery, Mackenzie.

Lucy Ella Bishop Cresswell

F, b. 1880, d. 1927
  • Lucy Ella Bishop Cresswell was also known as Ella.
  • She was born in 1880 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of John Cresswell and Mary Eleanor Holdaway.
  • At the age of 26 years, Lucy Ella Bishop Cresswell married Matthew Martin Godinagh in 1906 in New Zealand.
  • Lucy Ella Bishop Cresswell died in 1927 in New Zealand.

Children of Lucy Ella Bishop Cresswell and Matthew Martin Godinagh

Maidos Enga Cresswell

F, b. 12 July 1915, d. 28 January 1988
  • Maidos Enga Cresswell was born on 12 July 1915 in Nelson, New Zealand. She was a twin to Jean Harriet.
  • She was the daughter of William Frederick Cresswell and Elizabeth Martha Castle.
  • At the age of 21 years, 9 months and 11 days, Maidos Enga Cresswell married Ernest Wentworth Giltrap on 23 April 1937 in New Zealand. They had seven children.
  • Maidos Enga Cresswell died on 28 January 1988 in Taita, New Zealand, at age 72.

Marian Elizabeth Cresswell

F, b. 7 May 1875, d. 1915

Marjorie Ethel Cresswell

F, b. 25 January 1906, d. 2002

Mary Jane Cresswell

F, b. 1840, d. 2 August 1847
  • Mary Jane Cresswell was born in 1840 in England.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Cresswell and Amelia Eyles.
  • Mary Jane Cresswell immigrated on 24 September 1841 to New Zealand with Amelia Eyles. The Eyles family left from London in the Mary Ann, captained by Bolton arriving at Nelson NZ on 5 February 1842. They were part of the second fleet of ships commissioned by The New Zealand Company to bring settlers to the area around Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand. With Amelia aged 26, were children William 6, Eliza 4, Mary 2 and Charles aged three weeks and her 15 year old brother in law Edward Cresswell (although his name is not on the passenger list) as well as her parents and siblings. Her husband Thomas had travelled on a different ship, the Whitby, which had been part of the first fleet sent to Nelson headed by Captain Wakefield. The NZ Company Embarkment Register shows that Amelia was 26, and that her husband Thomas was with the preliminary expedition. She had four children with her, boys aged 6 and 3 weeks and two girls 4 and 2. Her husband was Thomas aged 26 and their address at the time of application was Medsted, Hampshire. The children were 5, 3, and 1 1/2 at that time. Bett's list of passengers gives the children as William 6, Elizabeth 4, Mary 2 and Charles 3 weeks. It also lists Edward Cresswell aged 15, a labourer.
  • Mary Jane Cresswell died on 2 August 1847 in Nelson, England. She drowned in the Maitai River, going to visit Grandma Eyles (according to famiy hearsay. Grandma Eyles had died in 1942 so she may have been visiting the grave!!!)

Merle Gledhill Cresswell

F, b. 16 October 1878, d. 26 October 1952
  • Merle Gledhill Cresswell was born on 16 October 1878 in New Zealand. He never married.
  • She was the daughter of William Cresswell and Ann Green Gledhill.
  • Merle Gledhill Cresswell died on 26 October 1952 in Lower Moutere, New Zealand, at age 74.
  • She was buried in Flett Road Cemetery, Lower Moutere. He was buried next to his sister Olive.

Myrtle Lilian Cresswell

F, b. 1885, d. 1949
  • Myrtle Lilian Cresswell was born in 1885 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Cresswell and Phillis Caroline Green.
  • At the age of 27 years, Myrtle Lilian Cresswell married John Hall Alsop in 1912 in New Zealand.
  • Myrtle Lilian Cresswell died in 1949 in New Zealand.

Nancy Cresswell Cresswell

F, b. circa 1920, d. 1952

Norman Andrew Cresswell

M, b. 1889, d. 1943
  • Norman Andrew Cresswell was born in 1889 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Edward Cresswell and Jessie Rose.
  • At the age of 23 years, Norman Andrew Cresswell married Alice May Parsons in 1912 in New Zealand.
  • Norman Andrew Cresswell died in 1943 in New Zealand.

Olive Elizabeth Oceania Cresswell

F, b. 24 August 1874, d. 26 April 1957
  • Olive Elizabeth Oceania Cresswell was also known as Ocea.
  • She was born on 24 August 1874 in New Zealand. Ocea was a teacher at Dovdale. She never married.
  • She was the daughter of William Cresswell and Ann Green Gledhill.
  • Olive Elizabeth Oceania Cresswell died on 26 April 1957 in New Zealand at age 82.
  • She was buried in Flett Road Cemetery, Lower Moutere. She is buried next to her brother Merle.

Olive Pearl Cresswell

F, b. 9 April 1903, d. 1989
  • Olive Pearl Cresswell was born on 9 April 1903 in Richmond, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Frank Cresswell and Maria Best.
  • At the age of 29 years, 1 month and 23 days, Olive Pearl Cresswell married Herbert Frederick Strong on 1 June 1932 in New Zealand.
  • In 1957,her husband, Herbert Frederick Strong died in New Zealand.
  • Olive Pearl Cresswell died in 1989 in New Zealand.