My mother is Sally Lowe WARD, born 1944.
Her parents were William Ward (1911-1990) and Dorothy Annie WALKLEY (1916-1986).
The Ward Family
The Ward family were from the Horncastle area of Lincolnshire, England. My grandfather William Ward was born in Woodhall Spa and came to New Zealand as a 3-year-old in 1914 with his parents Frederick Ward and Lillian SCOTT and sisters Betsey and Maud. They settled in Taranaki.
The Scott Family
The Scott family were from the Horncastle area of Lincolnshire, England. My great-grandmother Lillian Scott was born in 1887 in Hemingby. She immigrated to New Zealand with her husband Frederick Ward and children in 1914.
The Walkley Family
The Walkleys were from the Horsley area in Gloucestershire, England. My grandfather Sidney Stanley Walkley (1870-1838) came to New Zealand as a 16 year old in 1870 with his four brothers. He settled near Palmerston North where he was a storekeeper.
The BREWSTER Family
My great-great grandfather Robert Lowe BREWSTER (1853-1942) was born in Preston, Lancashire and immigrated to New Zealand in 1879. He settled in Blenheim and worked as a draper.
The HOWARD Family
James HOWARD (1831-1914) was born in Middlesex and came to New Zealand in 1855, settling in the Blenheim area, working as a carpenter. He married Frances READ (1841-1907) in 1858 in Blenheim. Frances was born in Lincoln, England and came to New Zealand with her father Richard Read (1811-1866) and mother Mary BROWN (1813-1896) in 1855, via Melbourne. They settled in Blenheim.