A site for descendants and kinsfolk of these immigrants to New Zealand -

  • ALEXANDER of Perthshire, Scotland to Buller via Australia[1863]
  • BUXTON of Denton, Lancashire, England to Wellington  via Australia[1950s]
  • CANNELL of Douglas, Isle of Man to Auckland [1847]
  • DUNLOP of Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland to Wellington [1911]
  • DUNN of Ireland to Auckland [1847]
  • GEAR of England to Buller via Australia [pre-1868]
  • GIBBONS of England to Otago, Marlborough, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington [pre-1867]
  • HYDE of Manchester, Lancashire, England to Wellington [1950s]
  • JOHNSTON of Hyde, Cheshire, England to Wellington via Australia [1950s]
  • KIDD of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Buller [pre-1885]
  • LINTERN of England to Otago, Marlborough, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wellington [pre-1867]
  • McLEAN of Nairnshire, Scotland to Buller via Australia [1863]
  • McPIKE of Derry, Ireland to Auckland [1847]
  • MOORE of Leitrim, Ireland to Auckland via Isle of Man [1847]
  • MOORE of Manchester, Lancashire, England to Wellington [1950s]
  • MUDGWAY of Kent, England to Wellington & Horowhenua [1841]
  • SCRIMMAGER of Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland to Wellington [1911]
  • SUNNEX of Kent, England to Wairarapa & Wellington [1841]
  • WEBLEY of Kent, England to Wairarapa & Wellington [1841]
  • WILMSHURST of Kent, England to Wellington [1841]
  • WILSON of Kent, England to Wellington [1841]




These pages were created by myself as a record for my children, and their children.  It is about their family history, not just mine.  It is a place I can share with extended family what I've accumulated and learned in the last few years.  It shows my sources and the direction my research is taking.

You will notice there are eight "trees".  As this site is primarily about the ancestors of my descendants, what I've done is look at it from our perspective, creating a tree for each of my grandparents and one for each of my children's paternal grandparents.  This means an ancestor needn't necessarily show in a tree with their surname.  As an example, our ancestor Charles Moore, Royal New Zealand Fencible, is to be found in the GEAR & MOORE tree, not the MOORE & ASTON tree.

Much time, effort and yes, expense, has gone into this research.  In the beginning it was trial and error, and I still do not always get it right.  Should you copy and share anything from these pages, please name this site as the source and provide a link back to it so
viewers can see any updates.   THANK YOU :)