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History of New Zealand Settlers
John Kenyon 1833 - 1924
The purpose of this website is to  make available the research I have done so far into the history of some of the early New Zealand pioneers from whom my family members are descended.  So far the focus has been mainly on those who first settled in New Plymouth and South Taranaki.

The following Taranaki pioneers are some of the names referred to in this website:
Joseph Kenyon, John Kenyon, Ellen Ward, James George Kenyon, Ernest Henry Kenyon, John Hooper,  Richard Hooper, James Oliver, Jim Oliver, Charles Oliver, Samuel Oliver, Ada Oliver,  William Wilson, Frances Wilson, Joseph Hawke, James Ducker, Marian Ducker, Ada Ducker, Ernest Ducker, Frank Ducker, Alfred Ducker, Elizabeth Ducker, Carlin Gill, Frank Gill, Mary Ann Roebuck, Julia Nicholls, William Rawlinson, William Ashton,  Walter Rumball....
Other names: Amos Eyes, Amy Grace Turner, Sarah Hughes, Annie Kathleen Turner, George Croon, Frank Croon...
And the Willey family originally from Northowram, Halifax -  and the Kenyons of Halifax who may have originated in Langwith, Nottinghamshire.

Descendants of James Oliver may be interested in a very comprehensive website made by Brian Oliver: NZOlivers

Please feel free to contact me by email.  
Graeme Kenyon
Auckland
New Zealand
David Napier's Kenyon Family Tree

(Updated 2018  by Graeme Kenyon.)
Links to family history scrapbooks
If further corrections needed please email [email protected]

Descendants of Joseph Kenion

1 Joseph Kenion b: 23 August 1795 in Langwith, Nottinghamshire, England d: 2 August 1858 in New Plymouth, New Zealand
. + First wife unknown. 
......... 2 Thomas Kenion b: 12 December 1824 in chr 10/6/1838, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire, England d: 10 August 1876 in New Plymouth, Taranaki
............. +Elizabeth Town b: Abt 1824 in Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire, England d: 11 April 1908 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand             
                       m: 25 December 1850 in Halifax, England (Vol 22 pg 242 Dec 1850)
.................... 3 John  Town  (later known as Kenyon) b: about 1844 deserted from Royal Navy in Sydney 1864 and disappeared. No known descendants.
.................... 3 James Town (later known as Kenyon) b: Abt 1846 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England   d: 7 November 1910 New Plymouth.  No known descendants.

......... 2 Sarah Ann Kenyon b: 7 September 1826 in chr 5/3/1826, Halifax, England d: July 13 1866 New Plymouth
.............+George Etherington Pte. 65th Reg b: about 1826 d: unknown  m: June 17 1857
....................3 Sarah b: abt 1858 d: 1924
.......................+ Richard Adams b: abt 1856 Nelson NZ d: 21 May 1890     m: 18 April 1883
................................4 Sarah Ann b: abt 1894  d: 1894 aged 6 weeks ?? No other known descendants
.......................+ second husband John Edward Long b: 1866  d: 1927 m: 1908 no known descendants

+ Second  wife Hannah (Willah) Willey,  m 9 February 1831 b: 1 December 1794 in Northowram, Yorkshire, England d: 31 July 1871 in New Plymouth,
......... 2 John Kenyon b: 18 January 1833 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England d: 28 January 1924 in New Plymouth, New Zealand
............. +Ellen Ward b: 17 July 1840 d: 6 February 1891 in Frankley Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand m: 29 December 1858 in New Plymouth, New Zealand

.................... 3 Joe Willah Kenyon b: 17 September 1859 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 2 August 1864 in New Plymouth, New Zealand

.................... 3 James George Kenyon b: 28 January 1861 in Wairau South, (Blenheim) New Zealand d: 4 December1952 in Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton
........................ +Francis Wilson b: Abt 1864 d: 23 April 1903 in Buried at Mania Cemetary m: 29 September 1886 in New Plymouth
  
............................... 4 Ethel Mildred Kenyon b: 20 September 1887 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 18 January 1961 in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand
................................. +Owen Thomas Parry b: Brymbo, North Wales m: 1910 in Hunterville, Rangitikei, New Zealand
........................................... 5 Annie Mildred Parry 
.............................................. +David Burke
..................................................... 6 Glenyss Ann Burke
.....................................................+ GeorgeCasterton Turner
..............................................................7 Alison Ann Turner
..............................................................7 Carol Elizabeth Turner
..............................................................7 George David Turner
..................................................... 6 Lloyd Buchanon Burke
..................................................... + Anita Mae Cochran
..............................................................7 Shane Lloyd Burke
..............................................................7 Adele Marie Burke
..............................................................7  Grant David Burke
..................................................... 6 Errol David Burke
......................................................+ Linda Cameron
..............................................................7 Mark Burke
..............................................................7 Jennifer Burke
..............................................................7 Camron Burke
..............................................................7 Hayden Burke
.......................................... 5 Gladys Olwen Parry 
.............................................. +Lewis Carter
..................................................... 6 Owen J. Carter
...................................................... + Mary Braid
..............................................................7 Fiona Carter
..............................................................7 Andrew Carter
..............................................................7 Sheryl Carter
..................................................... 6 Llewellyn Carter
...................................................... + Elaine Ogle
..............................................................7 Tracy Carter
..............................................................7 Dean Carter
..............................................................7 Alisa Carter
.......................................... 5 Edith Ethelwyn Frances Parry 
.............................................. +James Lloyd
..................................................... 6 Jennifer Edith Lloyd
......................................................+ John Leslie Tippins
..............................................................7 Anne Marie Tippins
..............................................................7 Graham Leslie Tippins
.......................................... 5 Peleg Owen Lloyd Parry 
.............................................. +Muriel Betty Alexander (d. 1967)
.......................................... ...2nd Wife of Peleg Owen Lloyd Parry:
.............................................. +Marjorie Lilian Barkley (nee White)
.......................................... 5 Trevor Kenyon Parry
.............................................. +Doreen Ella Stoddart
..................................................... 6 Merilyn Joy Parry
..................................................... + Douglas John Tippett
..............................................................7 Glenn Douglas Tippett
..............................................................7 Lynley Joy Tippett
..............................................................7 Andrew John Tippett
..................................................... 6 John Trevor Owen Parry
......................................................+ Joane Cox
..............................................................7 Arna Lee Parry
..............................................................7 Ellie Mae Parry
..............................................................7 Richard John Parry
..................................................... 6 Alistair Linn Parry (twin)
......................................................+ Vickie Elizabeth Monaghan
..............................................................7 Bryn Benjamin Trevor Parry
..............................................................7 Rhys Francis Linn Parry
..............................................................7 Tegan Elizabeth Rose Parry
..............................................................7 Corryn Lynley Elise Parry
..................................................... 6 Owen Bruce Parry (twin)
......................................................+ Margaret Coplestone
..............................................................7 Finn Owen Parry (died at birth)
..............................................................7 Kurt Charles Parry
..............................................................7 Jacob Thomas Parry
..............................................................7 Benjamin Mitchell Parry

............................... 4 John Wilson Kenyon b: 28 May 1889 in New Plymouth, New Zealand
................................... +Edith Adelaide  Hooper   m: 25 April 1917 in Auroa
.......................................... 5 Richard George Kenyon 
.............................................. +Edith May Rimmer
..................................................... 6 Phillip Rimmer Kenyon
......................................................... +Patricia Ann Campbell
..................................................... 6 Betty May Kenyon
......................................................... +Douglas Taylor
..................................................... 6 Angela May Kenyon
......................................................... +Dean Douglas
.......................................... 5 Minnie Adeline (Kay) Kenyon 
.............................................. +Douglas Ramon Ward  
..................................................... 6 John Douglas Ward 
.................................................. ....... +Helen Le Cocqu 
................................................................ 7 Rachel Fay Ward 
................................................................ 7 Natalie Jane Ward 
................................................................ 7 Angeline Louise Ward 
................................................................ 7 Yvette Maree Ward
..................................................... 6 Geoffrey Kenyon Ward 
......................................................... +Joan Thorpe 
................................................................ 7 Justine Anna Ward 
.................................................................7 Monique Averil Ward
.................................................................7 Olivia Stephanie Ward
..................................................... 6 Averil Anne Ward 
......................................................... +Kenneth Warren Baker 
.................................................................7 Jeffrey Hayden Baker
.................................................................7 Renae Rachel Baker
..................................................... 6 Douglas Farley Ward 
......................................................... +Gaye Matthews 
.................................................................7 Lee Douglas Ward
.................................................................7 Kim Natasha Ward
.......................................... 5 Clive Wilson Kenyon 
.............................................. +Kathlyn Merton Shallcrass 
..................................................... 6 Graeme Clive Kenyon 
......................................................... +Alison Burns 
................................................................ 7 Peter Nicholas Kenyon 
................................................................ 7 Katherine Louise Kenyon 
..........................................................+Wei Shao (Stella)
..................................................... 6 Murray Wilson Kenyon 
......................................................... +Nina Leigh Samson
................................................................7 Joseph Donald Kenyon
................................................................7 Rhonda Marie Kenyon
................................................................7 Brian John Kenyon
................................................................7 Paula Therese
................................................................7 Erin Claire Kenyon
................................................................7 Lauren Shelley Kenyon
..........................................................+ Uakhiam Sinsuphan (Kim)
..................................................... 6 Colin Grant Kenyon 
......................................................... +Janine Ritchie
................................................................ 7 Greta Janine Kenyon 
................................................................ 7 Vanessa Claire Kenyon
..................................................... 6 Ross David Kenyon 
.......................................... 5 John Geoffrey Kenyon 
.............................................. +Rebecca May Clarke 
..................................................... 6 Margaret Anne Kenyon 
......................................................... +David Francis Walker
................................................................ 7 Nicholas David Walker 
................................................................ 7 Catherine Anne Walker 
................................................................ 7 Simon Walker
................................................................ 7 Rebecca Walker
..................................................... 6 Valerie May Kenyon 
..........................................................+Wayne Robson
................................................................7 Blair Dennis Robson
................................................................7 Kimberley Ellen Robson
...........................................................+ Murray McGuire
..................................................... 6 Alan Geoffrey Kenyon 
.................................................. ....... + Cindy Stuckleburger
................................................................ 7 Megan Lane Kenyon 
................................................................ 7 Braden Clark Kenyon
................................................................ 7 Morgan Alan Kenyon
..................................................... 6 Robert John Kenyon 
..........................................................+ Phillippa Peerless
................................................................7 Robert Luke Kenyon
..........................................................+ Merrill Cameron
................................................................7 Alexander Cameron Kenyon
................................................................7 Christopher John Kenyon                                                                                
.......................................... 5 Doris Mildred Kenyon 
.............................................. +Russell Gordon Stevens 
..................................................... 6 Noel David Stevens 
..........................................................+ Kerry Goldene Jones
............................................................... 7 Haylie Goldene Stevens
............................................................... 7 Ryan David Stevens
...........................................................+ Sue ?
..................................................... 6 Russell Bruce Stevens 
..........................................................+ Wendy Grace Balton
.................................................................7 Michael Russell Stevens
.................................................................7 David John Stevens                                                                                                            
..................................................... 6 Peter Gordon Stevens 
..........................................................+ Alison Lea Hayhurst
.................................................................7 Fraser Kenyon Stevens
.................................................................7 Toni Kenyon Stevens
.............................................. +2nd husband Ronald George Nix 

............................... 4 Harold William Kenyon b: 5 March 1892 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 22 September 1959
................................... +Mabel Olive Scrivener b: 25 May 1898 in Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand d: 9 March 1952  m: 1919
.......................................... 5 Keith Harold Kenyon 
.............................................. +Marie Isabel Barbara Metcalfe
..................................................... 6 John Keith Kenyon
..................................................... 6 David Harold Kenyon
..................................................... 6 Anne Ivy Marie Kenyon
..................................................... 6 William Kenyon
.......................................... 5 Frances Olive Kenyon  
.............................................. +Alan Foreman  
..................................................... 6 Gail Dulce Foreman
..................................................... 6 Cheryl Marie Foreman
..................................................... 6 Neil William Foreman
..................................................... 6 Lynne Frances Foreman
.......................................... 5 Ronald Ivan Kenyon 
.............................................. +June Marlene Ross
..................................................... 6 Lance John Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Dean Ronald Kenyon
..................................................... 6 Wayne Harold Kenyon
.......................................... 5 Dulcie Eileen Kenyon 

............................... 4 Janie Gladys Kenyon b: 21 October 1896 in Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand d: 5 June 1962
................................... +Sydney Oscar Parkinson b: 24 July 1899 d: 7 March 1961 m: 13 January 1926
.......................................... 5 Ian Oscar Parkinson 
.............................................. +Patricia Irene Tennant 
..................................................... 6 Russell John Parkinson 
......................................................... +Robyn Young 
..................................................... 6 Kerry Parkinson 
......................................................... +William Paul Bunting 
................................................................ 7 Chloe Elizabeth Bunting 
................................................................ 7 Laura Anne Patricia Bunting 
..................................................... 6 Warrick Ian Parkinson 
......................................................... +Nycole Thompson 
................................................................ 7 Jay Oscar Parkinson 
................................................................ 7 Holly Joye Parkinson 
.......................................... 5 Frances Honor Parkinson
.............................................. +Alfred Owen 
..................................................... 6 John Owen
......................................................... +Brenda
..................................................... 6 Shirley Owen
......................................................... +Ken Bear
..................................................... 6 Glenda Owen
......................................................... +Jeff Parker
..................................................... 6 Ross Owen
.......................................... 5 Gladys Mavis Parkinson 
.............................................. +Anthony Hutchings 
..................................................... 6 Anne Hutchings
..................................................... 6 Sheryl Hutchings
..................................................... 6 Graeme Hutchings
..................................................... 6 David Hutchings
..................................................... 6 Bruce Hutchings
..................................................... 6 Anthony Hutchings
.......................................... 5 Mavis Audrey Parkinson 
.............................................. +Richard Hewison
..................................................... 6 Diane Hewison
.................................................. ... 6 Karenne Hewison
..................................................... 6 Robert Hewison
......................................................... +Toni

............................... 4 Wilfred George Kenyon b: 21 October 1898 in New Plymouth, New Zealand
................................... +Madge Chapman
.......................................... 5 Gwendelyn Jane Kenyon
.............................................. +Colin Ranby
.......................................... 5 Shirley Alfreda Kenyon 
.............................................. +Ross Neiderer
.......................................... 5 Nola Mildred Kenyon 
.............................................. +Jack Marsh
.......................................... 5 Yvonne Olwen Kenyon 
.......................................... 5 Graham Wilfred Kenyon 
................................... +Eileen ? 2nd Wife of Wilfred George Kenyon:
.......................................... 5 Bruce Kenyon

.................... *2nd Wife of James George Kenyon:
........................ +Ada Oliver b: Abt 1865 in Wanganui, New Zealand d: 23 January 1959 in Hamilton, New Zealand m: 25 October 1909 in Wanganui, New Zealand
............................... 4 Arthur Oliver Kenyon b:  26 July 1910 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 25 August 1988 in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
................................... + Helen Brennan
.......................................... 5 Ruth Kenyon 
...............................................+ Warren Worboys
.......................................... 5 Peter Kenyon 
...............................................+ Linda Mackie
.......................................... 5 Ann Kenyon b:1917 d: 1927
.......................................... 5 Margaret Kenyon
.......................................... 5 Ngaire Kenyon
..............................................+ Brian Holden

.................... 3 John Kenyon b: 27 September 1862 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 31 December 1916 in City Deep Gold Mine, Johannesburg, -accidentally
........................ +Margaret Jacoba Herbig d: 1921
.................... *2nd Wife of John Kenyon:
........................ +Ethel Susan Johnson b: 1867 in Cape Town, South Africa d: 9 February 1903 in Cape Town, South Africa m: Abt 1900
............................... 4 Albert Johnson Kenyon b: 1892 d: Aft 1956
............................... 4 Ethel Glennie Kenyon b: 1900

.................... 3 Ellen Kenyon b: 5 August 1864 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 2 June 1947 in New Plymouth, New Zealand  Did  not marry.

.................... 3 Ernest Henry Kenyon b: 22 September 1866 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 24 November 1956 in Hamilton,New Zealand
........................ +Emma Isabella Sparks b: Abt 1867 d: 29 October 1921 in Hamilton, New Zealand m: Abt 1900
............................... 4 Ivy Eileen Kenyon b: 23 June 1901 in New Plymouth, New Zealand
................................... +Mr Metcalfe    
............................................5 Marie Isabel Barbara Metcalf 

............................... 4 Aubrey Ernest Kenyon b: 13 May 1904 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 16 December 1983 in Palmerston North,New Zealand
................................... +Leone Wells d: 1998 m: Bef 1940
.......................................... 5 Margaret Kenyon 
.......................................... 5 Ian Aubrey Kenyon 
.............................................. +Elizabeth 
..................................................... 6 Wayne Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Warren Kenyon 
......................................................... +Lynda
................................................................ 7 Janelle Kenyon
................................................................ 7 Melissa Kenyon
................................................................ 7 Daniel Kenyon
..................................................... 6 Sharon Anne Kenyon 
......................................................... +Ross Warren Guard 
................................................................ 7 Alisha Guard 
................................................................ 7 Matthew Guard 
............................... *2nd Wife of Aubrey Ernest Kenyon:
................................... +Marjorie Sybil King 
.......................................... 5 Kenneth Russell Kenyon 
.............................................. +Joy Anne Rapson 
..................................................... 6 Christine Cilla Kenyon
......................................................... +David Graeme Napier 
................................................................ 7 Robert Cameron Napier 
................................................................ 7 Kaitlyn Isabele Napier 
..................................................... 6 Neville Gary Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Trevor David Kenyon 
......................................................... +Nicola Louise Winter 
................................................................ 7 William Kenneth Kenyon
..................................................... 6 Bruce Howard Kenyon 
........................................... 5 Joan (Nan) Kenyon 
.............................................. +Graeme Clough 
..................................................... 6 Juile Nan Clough 
..................................................... 6 Barry Clough 
.......................................... 5 Brian Richard Kenyon 
.............................................. +Marie Christine Jensen 
..................................................... 6 Paul Richard Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Mark Kenyon 
.......................................... 5 Alan Ross Kenyon 
.............................................. +Cynthia Long 
..................................................... 6 Daniel Kenyon 
................................................................ 7 Kid Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Jared Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Mathew Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Nathan Kenyon 
..................................................... 6 Brittany Kenyon 

.................... 3 Arthur Kenyon b: 22 September 1866 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 5 October 1866 in New Plymouth, New Zealand   Twin of Ernest Henry

.................... 3 Florence Kenyon b: 8 July 1870 in New Plymouth, New Zealand
........................ +James William Oliver m: 31 January 1893 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
..............................4 Wilfred Edgar Oliver b: 1894  d: 1894

..............................4 Willie Verner (Bill) Oliver b: 1895
..................................+ Eva Christina Jenson b: 1896
......................................5 Margaret Olwyn Oliver
..........................................+ Basil George Jackson
......................................5 James Peter Oliver
......................................5 Jack Hamilton Oliver 
..........................................+ Helen Marjorie Challis

..............................4 Allen Ward (Len) Oliver b: 1896
.................................+ Catherine Gladys Alison London
.....................................5 Ron Oliver
.....................................5 Trevor Oliver
.....................................5 Lennie Oliver

..............................4 Clarence James (Clan) Oliver b: 1897
.................................+ Elizabeth Mary Simpson
.......................................5 GraemeOliver
...........................................+ Alice
.......................................5 Owen Keith Oliver
............................................+Annie Hartstone
.......................................5 Ivan Ray Oliver
............................................+ Margaret Joan Anderson

..............................4 Edith Ellen Martha (Edie) Oliver b: 1901   d:1943   m:1925
.................................+ Frederick James Bettelheim
......................................5 Edith Olga Bettelheim
...........................................+ Henry Kelvin Hoosen

.................... 3 Jane Kenyon b: 3 November 1871 in New Plymouth, New Zealand d: 1903
........................ +Charles Turner b: 1871 d: 2 July 1906 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand m: 5 October 1898 in New Plymouth, New Zealand
.............................4 Eva Murial Jane Turner b: 1903  d: 1928      m: 1925 
.................................+ James William Blaikie b: 1890   d: 1967