George Lendrum 2/10/1879 - 27/6/1967
Alice Mary Farnsworth 1886 - 12/8/1972
George (2nd. son of George and Isabella (Bassett) Lendrum))
George was born in Auckland, NZ
They were married in Papatoetoe, Auckland, NZ
Sporting hero: Northern Wairoa - Rugby player
George was a farmer in the Northern Wairoa at Parawanui, Dargarville. His sons are still farming in the area - Ken manages the Parawanui farm
George: 1st Division WW1 1916 - Te Kopuru, Hobson, North Auckland.
George died at Tatarariki,Te Kopuna, Northland. Aged 87 years. Cause of death: Bronchopeumonia.
At Rest: Red Hill Cemetery. Te Kopuna.
Alice Mary was presented with a Bible, from the choir of the Wesley church of Conisbrough, prior to her departure, to New Zealand 1st. Oct. 1882
They have four children...
George Henry (Harry): 1920 - married (1954) Ella Charlotte Braithwaite 1919 - 1999.
They have four children
David Henry 1955 - married (1980) Sheilah Margaret Pledge 1959 -
Christine Mary 1957 - married (1987) David Herald 1956 -
Isabel 1919 - 2010 married Eddie Taylor: Isabel past away April 2010 at the age of 91 - leaving a number of grandchildren.
Thank you for your reply. By coincidence we know Harry Lendrum, the Bassetts and Kydds - from Dargaville, all of whom are friends and many related. When our family arrived on the Indian Empire in 1862 they were given 40 acres for each adult because they paid their own way. This land was north of Helensville and sold without being seen. John McNaughton opened a drapery business in Helensville and was a close friend of the McLeods. Our family are covered in the local book Men Came Voyaging. You will see the names of other interesting people on the passenger list, ie. Warnocks - they became big soap manufacturers in Auckland, and the Massey family - who were neighbours of my great great grandfather John McNaughton.
Our records show that their young son William Massey stayed behind in Edinburgh to finish education, coming to NZ a little later. William was to become the PM of NZ.