Ralph Bourn I
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Ralph Bourn I (1903 - 1976)

Ralph Bourn I
Born in Eastends Farm ,Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire,map
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Husband of — married 1935 in Castlecliff ,Wanganui Registry Officemap
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Died in Patea, Taranaki, New Zealandmap
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Ralph Bourn was born on 11 March 1903 in Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire, his father, Hugh, was 54 and his mother, Emma, was 41. As a young man he immigated to Patea New Zealand .A promanant local farmer .He married Chloe Davidson on 21 March 1935 in Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui. They had seven children in 13 years. He died on 26 August 1976 in Patea, Taranaki, at the age of 73, and was cremated



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Ralph Bourn

Gender: Male Marriage Year: 1935 Marriage Place: New Zealand Spouse: Chloe Davidson Relation: Bridegroom Folio Number: 2157

posted 6 Sep 2018 by Phil Richardson   [thank Phil]
Ralph Bourn

Membership Type: Student Admission Year: 1923 Residence: Navenby, Lincoln List Year: 1925

posted 6 Sep 2018 by Phil Richardson   [thank Phil]
Rolph Bourn

Gender: Male Age: 22 Birth Date: abt 1903 Departure Date: 9 Oct 1925 Port of Departure: Southampton, England Destination Port: Wellington, New Zealand Ship Name: Ionic Search Ship Database: Search for the Ionic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database Shipping line: Shaw Savill & Albion Co, Ltd Official Number: 115337 Master: A E Jackson

posted 6 Sep 2018 by Phil Richardson   [thank Phil]
Born at Mavis Enderby Lincolnshire .The youngest of three brothers. ( Hugh and Wallis being his brothers. ) His father died when he was only 3 years of age . He studied at Faradale House and earned a degree in electrical engineering. . He and his Cousin Cyril OLIVER then migrated to Patea New Zealand to become local Taranaki Farmers. On the 12th of July 1935 Ralph Bourn Senior married Chloe Davidson, daughter of Edwin Davidson, another farmer at Whenuakura at Waverly registry office .He bought out Still’s equal share of the farm on the 22nd of March 1935 and, prior to marrying Chloe, arranged for another 340 acres of adjoining West Coast Lease land to be transferred into her maiden name because of the then existing conditions of the Land Aggregation Act which limited a West Coast Leasee to the amount of land, (650 acres) an individual could acquire. This additional land, on two titles, likewise had originally been Gower family land that in 1910 was transferred to Manley Wybourne, husband to Emily Maud Wybourne. In 1934, the property through default was tranferred to the Farmers Cooperative Organization Society of New Zealand Limited who on-sold the titles to my mother on 22nd March 1935. Searches reveal that the annual lease rental for all titles totalled 261 pounds 15 shillings back in the 1930’s.

Chloe’s people, the Davidson’s, were an established family of Whenuakura farmers who had been in the Whenuakura district a couple generations. For reasons , the Davidson family doesn't appear to have approved of the match between their daughter and my father. Certainly as children us Bourns were never exactly encouraged to socially mix with any of our Davidson cousins. When Chloe’s father Edwin died at 65 years of age in February 1954 from an accident on a horse, she was left a reasonably generous entitlement constituting a ?sixth share in his estate.( about 6000 pounds ). The remaining shares were left to Chloe’s brothers, Lynsey and Max who preferred to pay her dues out of profits rather than buying out her share. This practice became a point of contention, which exacerbated further the already fragile relationships they had with the Davidson family. With respect to my father’s side of the family the intermingling relationship situation was vastly different (Cyril and Rita Oliver’s family). The Oliver’s were dairy farming 40 miles distant at Eltham near Mt Egmont and we were actively encouraged to fraternize with our second cousins, Bradley and George.

Engineering Degree . Two farms Whenuakura & Patea

cremated Aromoho Cremations ,Wanganui, New Zealand

posted 3 Jan 2014 by Phil Richardson   [thank Phil]
Born at Mavis Enderby Lincolnshire .The youngest of three brothers. ( Hugh and Wallis being his brothers. ) His father died when he was only 3 years of age . He studied at Faradale House and earned a degree in electrical engineering. . He and his Cousin Cyril OLIVER then migrated to Patea New Zealand to become local Taranaki Farmers. On the 12th of July 1935 Ralph Bourn Senior married Chloe Davidson, daughter of Edwin Davidson, another farmer at Whenuakura at Waverly registry office .He bought out Still’s equal share of the farm on the 22nd of March 1935 and, prior to marrying Chloe, arranged for another 340 acres of adjoining West Coast Lease land to be transferred into her maiden name because of the then existing conditions of the Land Aggregation Act which limited a West Coast Leasee to the amount of land, (650 acres) an individual could acquire. This additional land, on two titles, likewise had originally been Gower family land that in 1910 was transferred to Manley Wybourne, husband to Emily Maud Wybourne. In 1934, the property through default was tranferred to the Farmers Cooperative Organization Society of New Zealand Limited who on-sold the titles to my mother on 22nd March 1935. Searches reveal that the annual lease rental for all titles totalled 261 pounds 15 shillings back in the 1930’s.

Chloe’s people, the Davidson’s, were an established family of Whenuakura farmers who had been in the Whenuakura district a couple generations. For reasons , the Davidson family doesn't appear to have approved of the match between their daughter and my father. Certainly as children us Bourns were never exactly encouraged to socially mix with any of our Davidson cousins. When Chloe’s father Edwin died at 65 years of age in February 1954 from an accident on a horse, she was left a reasonably generous entitlement constituting a ?sixth share in his estate.( about 6000 pounds ). The remaining shares were left to Chloe’s brothers, Lynsey and Max who preferred to pay her dues out of profits rather than buying out her share. This practice became a point of contention, which exacerbated further the already fragile relationships they had with the Davidson family. With respect to my father’s side of the family the intermingling relationship situation was vastly different (Cyril and Rita Oliver’s family). The Oliver’s were dairy farming 40 miles distant at Eltham near Mt Egmont and we were actively encouraged to fraternize with our second cousins, Bradley and George.

Engineering Degree . Two farms Whenuakura & Patea

cremated Aromoho Cremations ,Wanganui, New Zealand

posted 3 Jan 2014 by Phil Richardson   [thank Phil]
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Ralph Bourn

Birth Date: 1903 Death Date: 1976 Cemetery: Patea General Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Patea, South Taranaki District, Taranaki, New Zealand

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