Mary Evans

F, b. 5 April 1830, d. 6 December 1903
  • Mary Evans was baptized on 5 April 1830 in Cutcombe, Somerset.
  • At the age of 23 years, 5 months and 21 days, Mary Evans married Thomas Thorne on 26 September 1853 in Somerset.
  • Mary Evans died on 6 December 1903 in Elsworthy, Somerset, at age 73.
  • She was buried on 12 December 1903 in Elsworthy, Somerset.

Children of Mary Evans and Thomas Thorne

Maryann Evans

F, b. 1885

Pearl Florence Evans

F, b. 1898, d. 3 September 1972

Child of Pearl Florence Evans and Patrick Francis Brennan

William Ernest David Evans

M, b. 1896

William Godfrey Gwynne Evans

M, b. December 1911, d. circa 1992
  • William Godfrey Gwynne Evans's birth was registered in the Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire Registration District in the December 1911 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Arthur Ethelred Evans and Ethel Maud James.
  • Her marriage, at 27 years and 9 months, to Elsie May Muller, daughter of Charles Muller and Alice Bellfield, was registered in the September 1939 Quarter in the Birmingham, Warwickshire Registration District. According to some Muller family sources Elsie was of German descent and was William's brother Len's girlfriend before marrying William.
  • William Godfrey Gwynne Evans died circa 1992.

William John Evans

M, b. 1872, d. 24 March 1950
  • William John Evans was born in 1872 in Barney Downs, New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Evans and Ernestina Julian Henrietta (Julia) Hauf.
  • At the age of 23 years, William John Evans married Elizabeth Greenwood on 26 December 1895 in Queensland.
  • William John Evans and Elizabeth Greenwood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. William was a farmer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. William's brother Henry also farmed at Crow's Nest.
  • William John Evans and Elizabeth Greenwood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Highfields. William was a farmer.
  • On 8 September 1936,his wife, Elizabeth Greenwood died in Queensland.
  • William John Evans died on 24 March 1950 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 28 March 1950 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Child of William John Evans and Elizabeth Greenwood

Elizabeth Evelyn

F, b. circa 1770
  • Elizabeth Evelyn was born circa 1770.
  • Elizabeth Evelyn married William Kendall on 2 August 1798 in Cornwall.

Child of Elizabeth Evelyn and William Kendall

Ernest Arthur Everett

M, b. 13 October 1884, d. 19 October 1960
  • Ernest Arthur Everett was born on 13 October 1884 in Dunorlan. He was the son of James Everett and Sarah Ann Hughes.
  • At the age of 21 years, 8 months and 28 days, Ernest Arthur Everett married Louisa Burgess, daughter of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith, on 11 July 1906 in Deloraine.
  • On 9 December 1918,his wife, Louisa Burgess died in Consumptive Sanatorium, Hobart, at age 32.
  • Ernest Arthur Everett was buried on 15 March 1960 in Cornelian Bay.
  • Ernest Arthur Everett died on 19 October 1960 in Calvery Hospital at age 76.

Gladys Pearl Evernden

F, b. 12 February 1895, d. 20 March 1951
  • Gladys Pearl Evernden was born on 12 February 1895 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Ann Kemp and Richard EVERNDEN.
  • At the age of 24 years, Gladys Pearl Evernden married Norman Harold Holdaway, son of James Holdaway and Elizabeth Mary Jane Eyles, in 1920 in New Zealand.
  • On 7 October 1950,her husband, Norman Harold Holdaway died in New Zealand at age 56.
  • Gladys Pearl Evernden died on 20 March 1951 in New Zealand at age 56.

Thomas Charles Eversfield

M, b. 1881, d. 1947

Annie Eves

F, b. circa 1860

Carl August Frederick Ewald

M, b. circa 1850, d. 1915
  • Carl August Frederick Ewald was born circa 1850. He was the son of Frederick Ewald and Louisa Prillwitz.
  • Carl August Frederick Ewald married Catherine Hirning, daughter of John George Hirning and Anna Barbara Huber, on 12 August 1872 in Queensland.
  • Carl August Frederick Ewald died in 1915 in Queensland.

Child of Carl August Frederick Ewald and Catherine Hirning

Carl George Ewald

M, b. 1883
  • Carl George Ewald was born in 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Carl August Frederick Ewald and Catherine Hirning.
  • Carl George Ewald appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Mt Binga Sawmill. Carl was an engine driver.

Henry Ewers


Child of Henry Ewers and Priscilla Clarke

Francis Ewin

  • Francis Ewin married Jane Davis circa 1850.
  • In 1875 he was a pottery and drain worker.

Child of Francis Ewin and Jane Davis

Frances Myrah Ewins

F, b. 7 May 1854, d. 1 April 1938

Myrah France Bridgeman nee Ewins (1854-1938). Taken c 1905 (Photo supplied by Irene Christie)
  • Frances Myrah Ewins was also known as Myrah Frances.
  • She was born on 7 May 1854 in Quinton, Leicestershire, England.
  • She was the daughter of Francis Ewin and Jane Davis.
  • Frances Myrah Ewins immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1874. Myrah, 21, travelled on the Darling Downs with her aunt and uncle who then went on to New Zealand. The ship's doctor helped her find employment with the wife a Member of Parliment who served the Dalby area.
  • At the age of 20 years, 10 months and 2 days, Frances Myrah Ewins married Charles Bridgeman, son of Thomas Bridgeman and Jane Eyles, on 9 March 1875 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. Charles was working as a bullock driver in Dalby (taking goods out west and to Gympie) at the time of his marriage. Frances was a 21 year old spinster from Leicestershire, the daughter of a pottery and drain worker Francis Ewin, and Jane Davis. After their marriage, Charles worked as a station hand at Augathella.
  • After their marriage, Frances Myrah Ewins and Charles Bridgeman moved to Augathella. Charles worked as a stockman on a cattle station. Their first four daughters Jane Deborah, Ethel, Rosina and Frances were born on the station between 1877 and 1881. Charles then worked at Nive Downs for a time. He proposed going further west to Tambo but Frances could not be persuaded, so they returned to Amby Downs where Matilda was born in 1884.
    Sometime between 1884 and 1887 the family went to live with Jane Gillis at Gowrie Little Plain where Daisy was born in 1887. Chales had selected land at Kilbournie and was clearing the land, fencing and building a house for the family. Two more daughters Amelia and Phoebe were born by 1891.
  • Frances Myrah Ewins was mentioned in the book "Haden District Centenary 1876-1976" in an article about Johann Peter Ferdinand (Ferdy) Nothdurft. It read:- Johann Peter Ferdinand Nothdurft selected 140 acres of scrub land at Djuan for 2/6 and acre. His brothers Bill and Dick used to walk from Lily Vale to Djuan on Monday mornings, carrying their weekly supply of food on their backs and walk home again at the week end. Their wage was 2/6 a week.
    After the scrub was felled and burnt a house and barn was (sic) built. HIs father gave him three cows and two draught horses, He married Wilhelmina Wies of Djuan and when he bought a German Waggon he used to take his wife and In-laws to Church. he also had to drive to Meringandan for their supplies and take butter, eggs and milk to exchange for groceries etc.
    In 1911 he sold his property to Frederick Wolski, a neighbour and bought 160 acres at Zahley which is now Kilburnie. This was bought from Mrs Bridgeman who had thirteen children. The house was one large room divided into four with hessian. Later he built a six roomed house which cost 100 pounds. There were 10 children in the family. They had no shed for milking the cows and as soon as each child learned to milk a cow he sat on a block and milked so many each. The separator was fixed on a tree block with two sheets of iron overhead for a roof. In those days admission to dances was 1/6 and a bottle of Wine 1/-.
    Mrs Nothdurft died in April, 1935 and Mr Nothdurft in July, 1946." with Johann Peter Ferdinand Nothdurft.
  • Between 1907 and 1909 Charles and Myrah moved to Cooyar to work on a dairy farm as share farmers. The drought of 1902 had left them in need of cash to continue on their own farm where they continued to live until his death.
    Charles was a skilled carpenter and built many of his children's homes.
  • On 12 November 1910,her husband, Charles Bridgeman died in Queensland, Australia, at age 65. While travelling to a building job near Chinchilla with his youngest daughter Violet, the cart became bogged after heavy rain. Charles refused to leave his cart, though nearby farmers sheltered Violet for the three days of heavy rain. Charles fearing his valuable tools may be stolen, slept under the cart. He caught a chill and was admitted to the Toowoomba General Hospital. He never recoverd. According to his death certificate he was suffering from pneumonia, empyema and gangrene of the lung and exhaustion. His father's name was given on the death certificate as Thomas Walter Bridgeman and his mother as Jane Eyles. Charles was a carpenter aged 64 years and had married in Dalby 35 years previously to Frances Mary Ewins (eldest child listed on death certificate is 38 years old, so this is not correct). His living issue were Deborah 38, Edith 36, May 34, Frances 32, Matilda 30, Daisy 28, Amelia 26, Phoebe 24, Walter 16, Helen 11 and Violet 7 (many of these ages are incorrect). The informat was E. R. Aland, Secretary of the Toowoomba Hospital.
  • Frances Myrah Ewins died on 1 April 1938 in Queensland at age 83.
  • She was buried in Queensland. Charles and Myrah's gravestone reads-
    In loving memory of charles bridgeman died November 12th 1910 aged 65 years erected by his loving wife and family also Myrah Frances Bridgeman died April 10 1936 aged 85 years and 11 months, also infant son Richard Roland died 1895 aged 2 years and 4 months.

Children of Frances Myrah Ewins and Charles Bridgeman

Rueben E Excell

M, b. circa 1890

Ada Alma Eyles

F, b. 2 May 1905, d. 18 August 1905
  • Ada Alma Eyles was born on 2 May 1905 in New Zealand. She was a twin to Ivy Grace.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Eyles and Louissa Margrater La Frentz.
  • Ada Alma Eyles died on 18 August 1905 in New Zealand. Ada's death was announced in the Nelson Evening Mail along with that of her twin sister Ivy:- DEATH. EYLES.—Eyles— On July 18th, 1905, at Harley- street, Nelson, Ivy Grace, twin daughter of Louisa and Charles Eyles, aged 11 weeks.
    Eyles.— On August 18th, 1905, at Harley-street, Nelson, Ada Alma, twin daughter of Louisa and Charles Eyles, aged 15 weeks.
  • She was buried on 20 August 1905 in Wakapauka Cemetery.

Albert Edward Eyles

M, b. 16 November 1866, d. 11 February 1933
  • Albert Edward Eyles was born on 16 November 1866 in Wairau, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Charles Eyles and Selina Higgins.
  • Albert Edward Eyles was named as a beneficiary of Charles Eyles's will. On his death Charles left half his property to Albert and half to Walter. Albert's mother, Selina purchased the property from Charles’s estate, and then the next day sold it to Albert for £600. It was mortgaged to Selina and repaid by 1898.
  • Albert Edward Eyles died on 11 February 1933 in Australia at age 66.

Albert Edward John Eyles

M, b. 21 March 1904, d. 2 June 1982
  • Albert Edward John Eyles was also known as Bert.
  • He was born on 21 March 1904 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Charles Eyles and Louissa Margrater La Frentz.
  • At the age of 23 years and 24 days, Albert Edward John Eyles married Ilean May Newport on 14 April 1927 in New Zealand.
  • Albert Edward John Eyles died on 2 June 1982 in New Zealand at age 78.
  • He was cremated and his ashes are located in the Marsden Cemetery.

Albert Henry Eyles

M, b. 19 June 1914, d. 8 January 1978

Albert Roy Eyles

M, b. 1904

Albert Roy Eyles (1904- ), son of Charles Eyles and Rose Helen Reid. Photo courtesy of Paul Jones

Alice Eyles

F, b. 21 June 1856, d. 11 January 1919
  • Alice Eyles was born on 21 June 1856 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of William Eyles and Amelia Catherine Thorn.
  • At the age of 19 years, 8 months and 1 day, Alice Eyles married Thomas Philip Howard on 22 February 1876 in New Zealand.
  • Alice Eyles died on 11 January 1919 in New Zealand at age 62.

Children of Alice Eyles and Thomas Philip Howard

Alice Amelia Eyles

F, b. 29 July 1894, d. 29 May 1970
  • Alice Amelia Eyles was born on 29 July 1894 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Eyles and Amelia Mytton.
  • At the age of 20 years, 9 months and 7 days, Alice Amelia Eyles married Ernest McKellar Green on 6 May 1915 in New Zealand.
  • Alice Amelia Eyles died on 29 May 1970 in New Zealand at age 75.

Alice Ivy Eyles

F, b. 1909, d. 1949
  • Alice Ivy Eyles was born in 1909 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Winifred Clara Eyles.
  • At the age of 19 years, Alice Ivy Eyles married Gilbert Logan Campbell McCallum on 28 January 1928 in New Zealand.
  • Alice Ivy Eyles died in 1949 in New Zealand.

Alick Eyles

M, b. 15 December 1888, d. 29 October 1917

Alick Eyles 1888-1917 - Killed in France. Photo thanks to Helen
  • Alick Eyles was born on 15 December 1888 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Frederick Eyles and Clara Martha Mytton.
  • Alick Eyles enlisted in the Army in 1916. He embarked on the Port Lyttelton from Wellington on 16 December 1916 with the 11th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, (H Company). His next of kin was listed as his mother, Mrs C Eyles of Takaka, Nelson. He served as a Rifleman with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade and was fatally injured.
  • Alick Eyles died on 29 October 1917 in Belgium at age 28.
  • He was buried in France.

Amelia Eyles

F, b. 14 September 1816, d. 1 July 1889

Amelia Holdaway (nee Eyles) 1816-1889 - daughter of Daniel Eyles and Jane Primmer - Photo courtesy of Helen
  • Amelia Eyles was born on 14 September 1816 in East Meon, Hampshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of Daniel Eyles and Jane Primmer.
  • At the age of 18 years, 9 months and 20 days, Amelia Eyles married Thomas Cresswell, son of William Cresswell and Jane Jackson, on 4 July 1835 in England. The marriage record showed them as Amelia Eales and Tom Crosswell.)
  • Amelia Eyles immigrated to New Zealand on 24 September 1841. 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.
    Bay of Nelson, South Island New Zealand
  • On 22 November 1841,her husband, Thomas Cresswell died at age 27. He had contracted typhoid and took ill while he was still on the Whitby. He was transferred to the Will Watch for special care and nursing but died just before they reached Nelson.
  • At the age of 25 years, 10 months and 24 days, Amelia Eyles married John Holdaway, son of Edward Holdaway and Mary Baker, on 7 August 1842 in New Zealand. They were married the same day as Amelia's sister Mary to David Norgate.The marriage was most likely from necessity as John had four young children to care for and Amelia had two. They went on to have another 11 children. The certificate shows that John was a labourer born Lasham, a widower. Amelia was from Madshad (Medsted), a widow. They were married by Charles Waring, sexton. John signed with his mark as did Amelia. Present were Thomas Samuel Tidd, Elizabeth Tidd and Mary Norgate.
  • In February 1861,their daughter, Ada Amelia Holdaway died in New Zealand at age 1. She died from diphtheria as did her brother Albert.
  • On 2 September 1888,her husband, John Holdaway died in New Zealand at age 84.
  • Amelia Eyles died on 1 July 1889 in Richmond, New Zealand, at age 72. Her death certificate shows she was 72 years old, and died of morbus cordis (heart disease). She had been married aged 20 to Thomas Cresswell in Hampshire and again at 25 to John Holdaway. She had 10 surviving children M. 26,36,38,43,44,51 F. 30,40,42,50.
  • She was buried on 4 July 1889 in Richmond Cemetery.

Children of Amelia Eyles and Thomas Cresswell

Children of Amelia Eyles and John Holdaway

Amy Gertrude Eyles

F, b. 23 June 1875, d. 1945
  • Amy Gertrude Eyles was born on 23 June 1875 in Wairau, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Eyles and Selina Higgins.
  • At the age of 16 years, 5 months and 2 days, Amy Gertrude Eyles married William George Stanton on 25 November 1891 in New Zealand.
  • Amy Gertrude Eyles died in 1945 in New Zealand.

Children of Amy Gertrude Eyles and William George Stanton

Amy Louisa Eyles

F, b. 27 January 1887, d. 1966

Ann Eyles

F, b. 9 May 1828, d. 6 March 1907

Ann Cresswell (nee Eyles) 1828-1907. Photo thanks to Helen Jennings

  • Ann Eyles was born on 9 May 1828 in Lasham, Hampshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of Daniel Eyles and Jane Primmer.
  • Ann Eyles was baptized on 15 June 1828 in Hampshire.
  • She immigrated on 24 September 1841 to South Island, New Zealand, with Daniel Eyles and Jane Primmer. The Eyles family - Daniel 44, an agricultural labourer, Jane 44, Mary 23, a servant, William 18, and agricultural labourer, Jane 16 a servant, John 11, Benjamin 10, Ann 13 and Ezra 2 left from London on 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. Their daughter Amelia's husband Thomas Cresswell was on the Whitby, part of the first fleet sent to settle Nelson. Ezra Eyles died on the voyage. The family encountered very hard conditions. They lived in a hut made of Manuka and clay while other families endured in houses consisting of four poles and a fern leaf roof. According to family hearsay one poor man was brought to the Eyles home and laid on the mud floor because his house was not weather proof. It is also said that Jane and her daughter Ann collected flat stones from the river, and using some clay Daniel had collected to plug holes in the wall, build an "oven around the wall and put in what they called on ship a boulli tin for a flue". That was the first chimney. Conditions were wet for the first few months and sickness was rife. Then when the New Zealand Company went broke food was scarce. Over a five week period they only had one loaf of bread in the house and could not purchase tea and sugar. If not for the potatoes they would have starved and Daniel found it difficult to find work. Anne had waited in line for more than an hour sometimes and then missed out at the bakehouse. The family didn't own the land but were squatters.
    The entry in the Embarkation Register for the family is Eyles, Daniel (wife Jane), agric labourer, 44; 3 boys 11,10,3; 1 girl 13. Mary servant 23; William agric labourer 18; Jane servant 16. Their address on the application register was Lasham. The family was recommended by a M Crowley.
  • At the age of 18 years, 4 months and 3 days, Ann Eyles married Edward Cresswell, son of William Cresswell and Jane Jackson, on 12 September 1846 in New Zealand. Edward was the younger brother of Thomas Cresswell - husband of Ann's sister Amelia, and had travelled to New Zealand on the Mary Ann.
    At the time they were married Edward was working for a man called Martin for two shillings a week.
    Anne's brother Benjamin lived with them.
    They had a total of twelve children over the next 21 years.
  • Ann Eyles died on 6 March 1907 in New Zealand at age 78.
  • She was buried in Stoke, New Zealand.

Children of Ann Eyles and Edward Cresswell