Campbell Braddock
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Campbell Braddock

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Campbell I. Braddock
Born 1990s.
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New Zealand
Campbell Braddock lived in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand.
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Campbell Braddock is participating with The KiwiCrew during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 181 connections.
Campbell Braddock is participating with The KiwiCrew during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 544 suggestions.
Campbell Braddock participated with The KiwiCrew Team' during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding ' sources to profiles.
Campbell Braddock participated with The KiwiCrew during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 503 suggestions.
Campbell Braddock participated with Team Australia during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 182 suggestions.
Campbell Braddock participated with The KiwiCrew Team during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 231 sources to profiles.
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Campbell Braddock participated with The KiwiCrew Team during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 66 sources to profiles.
Campbell Braddock participated with Team Australia during the 2016 Source-a-Thon, adding 14 sources to profiles.


About Me.

Welcome to my Award Winning WikiTree Profile. I'm a trained Genealogist specialising in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom research. In March 2015, I joint Wikitree at the age of 16 with the intention of finding who my ancestors were, five years later I have connected with family across five continents, shared stores, read over 100,000 records and Newspapers. Since joining one of the best genealogy communities in the world, I have achieved so much, including breaking brick walls, helping others and participating in competitions with the KiwiCrew Team. I have created the most advanced and detailed One Name Study on WikiTree, named the Braddock Name Study, check it out.

Cape Reinga looking out to Aupouri Peninsula, Northland, New Zealand

All this wouldn't be possible if I wasn't born, 21 years ago, my mother gave birth to me in the most beautiful county in the world, New Zealand, no bias intended, Dad named me after a farm veterinarian, the name Campbell Braddock has a nice ring to it, I'm also known as Cameron and Calum by ones who don't know me as well as they should. There weren't many farming opportunities in the Northland region for my parents, so they decided to move to the South Island and all our family remand in the North Island, Dad found a dairy management job near Ranfurly Otago, this job required us to live in a very remote place and the climate was considerably different from what we were used too. the food was very expensive at Ranfurly Supermarket so we would travel 135km (83miles) to Dunedin so we could buy bulk items at PAK'nSAVE every month. one of the best childhood memories that I will always cherish happened at Ranfurly, It was snowing on Christmas eve, this never happens, New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, it's SUMMER!! It was like I was in one of those 2003 British Christmas films minus the love story (Love Actually) or being accidentally left behind when my family leaves for France, then I have to fight off thieves (Home alone), good old remote central Otago surprised us with a White Christmas. However, Central Otago was too much for my parents, Isolation, bad employees and the education... what education. 2003 we moved to Morven, South Canterbury.

Dad started his new farming job and I began primary school, Morven School only had 27 students at the time, great school, made many friends, however, my sister and I didn't stay there long, I had a small accident on the carpet because the teacher didn't let me go :-), Today the school remains shut down after voluntary closure in 2014 due to low roll numbers. My sister and I recently visited in 2018, three years after closure, it was already dilapidated. When I was 5 years old, my parents brought me an acrylic paint set and canvas, he taught me how to paint a simple waterful as pictured, this painting is now over 16 years old and hanging on my wall, the painting turned out looking amazing because creativeness runs though the Braddock family. In 2004 we changed schools and my best friend followed. Glenavy School was our next adventure, this is one of the best rural schools with a sense of community, this school was close to the Glenavy Community Church as we attended youth groups. In 2006 dad had a total knee replacement caused by a farm accident, he couldn't work for months, We moved across the Waitaki River and my mother started to milk cows in Papakaio, North Otago, My Sister and I had to be educated at Papakaio School, I was bullied, dad recovered and we moved back across the river, and we went back to the best ever school.

This next life event would change my life forever, everything was about to go downhill, as long as I could remember, feeling pain in my back felt normal, after mouths of tests in 2006 I was diagnosed with kidney stones after a ~12mm stone blocked the flow of urine, at age 9 I had my operation, treated like a prince, treats, gifts and celebrity meets. On Saturday 25th November 2006 the Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park displayed fireworks, and guess who watched them from the top floor of the hospital. As part of my hospital stay, blood tests were a common occurrence, they rewarded me with a toy, which I gave to my roommates and sister. Laying in the bed moments before surgery, mum was beside me, My sister and dad were in another waiting room, mom left, they moved me to operating theater, one of the doctors said stay strong and he placed the Strawberry scented anaesthetic face mask over my face, what should have been a routine procedure had taken 5 failed attempts, later they decided that keyhole surgery in the back was useless and the surgeon opted to make a 16cm (6.3inch) incision on my front, they removed all the 29 kidney stones and the kidney failed. Laparoscopic nephrectomy was performed to remove the Kidney, 4 hours later I woke up sleepily with no pain and all my family was around me. I was left with two scares, very lucky to wake up, so grateful to the wonderful professionals at Christchurch Hospital. Luke Glendenning was one year older than me when he died in 2017 after the same routine kidney stone operation that I had, this proves there were risks when I had mine done. (The Sun Article, 9 Jan 2019). Some things that happen in my childhood I didn't quite understand, my mother was close to one of our farmworkers, he was a dangerous person and was beaten up for texting an underage girl, I didn't know at the time that she was cheating on my father. before my 9th birthday, she left our family, a simple, "I'm going to Waimate shopping" and I would never see her again. She had taken all our money and spread false rumours about my father, according to stories, she married him, travelled New Zealand then fled to Australia. The Glenavy community and the church helped a lot. The next four years were tough for us, a single parent working, two kids with no child support or government help. I tried not to think about it much, but, I soon learnt adult financial problems, kids shouldn't have to deal with that. Now I'm in my working life, I've become a bit of a tight-arse. I was about eight when I drew up my first family tree, my mother left, I didn't really remember any other family except for my Aunt and uncle who visited every couple of years. we had no cousins living in the South Island, just the three of us all alone. in 2009 we visited family and had a big gathering in Taranaki. I was always interested in the family connections, and remember family stories of being a descendant of King Charles II, missionary Thomas Kendall, and great grandmother was Jewish, I wasn't allowed to tell anyone. I stopped looking into the family connection.

My primary school was holding me back, I had undiagnosed learning difficulties with reading and spelling, Dad and other parents recommended that I should go to Oamaru Intermediate School, I remember making new friends on the first day, I soon found out I was way behind in my education. I caught up with everyone in all subjects except for English. at the end of the year, I was top in class for Art, Sewing, woodwork, science, and received many diligence awards. At intermediate I was bullied consistently to a point I didn't want to go school, I pulled through it and finished year 8 with more achievements and awards. Around this time our family received another blow, our father got Hernia followed by Angina pectoris and other health problems, forced in early retirement, we finally moved to the beautiful town of Oamaru.

I was dredging going to Waitaki Boys' High School, there were rumours of bullying with seniors and teachers. I started and fell in love with the place, wonderful whitestone architecture, nice teachers and it gave me a sense of pride belonging there. I was still being bullied, so just avoided them. I did well in some subjects like art and technology, and a very poor attitude towards PE and English, I received many more awards and tried to miss any physical activity as I could. At age 16 I revisited genealogy, but this time I dig deeper. I emailed distance cousins and started learning everything I could about researching family and tracing people. No one knew anything about my Braddock family when I started asking questions family members, I googled "Jonas Braddock New Zealand", and found a free Genealogy Site called WikiTree, a cousins, cousin had entered the information about a Jonas A Braddock b. 1905. I was quick to email the Profile Manager to say I'm the Great-grandson of this Jonas. I then created a WikiTree Profile and connected to this person, unknowingly I had made a relationship mistake, the next day I received a message that I did make a mistake, then they followed with a long email about my close family history, It turns out that Jonas Braddock was my Great Uncle, I corrected it and started filling in WikiTree with what I had known, that was Four Years Ago. soon after Dad said to my auntie that I was interested in family history again and was wanting to know our grandmothers family, so auntie sent a copy of a Williams/Leman Tree that came from a distance cousin, The same story I heard then I was younger was confirmed on the tree that was sent to me, it said that we were descendants of King Charles II, I have tried to back that up with a sourced paper tail, but the dates aren't possible, however, there was an old English newspaper, that said a Dutch woman claims to be the great-granddaughter of King Charles II, that woman was my 3x great grandmother Esther Priscilla Augusta Parker. after doing well at high school, I graduated on 3rd November 2016 with University entrance NCEA Level 3.

After graduation, I needed to find myself a job, I was asked if I would like to work in a Produce Department in a Supermarket with minimum wage, I replied yes with low expectations, I fell in love with what I did and got along with all my co-workers and decided to stay due to other personal reasons, this made many of my teachers and family disappointed because they had high hopes for me in a creative industry, In the past three years, I have been trained in Food preparation, Health and Safety and First Aid Certified. I also trained in Social Media Marketing via an online Correspondence Course, I have created a very successful children's colouring competition for my Supermarket, designed some posters for display and recreated signs for better visual attractiveness, Work hasn't been all great, two opportunities arose for a promotion backed by co-workers, however, I was told I was too young to be second-in-charge. I wasn't backed by the new manager and now they had put a stop on me designing posters for a short time, all because of jealousy. I still give 100% to my work and want to make sure the business does well despite the fact they don't back me. I should of went to study but I didn't want a loan lingering over me for the next 20 years. I really want to make a living off genealogy because it's my "Dream Job", I'm currently saving for a home deposit, which might take a while, the thought of buying a house, renovating, and living in it is my new found dream, I also have now brought my dream car.

Posters with the same design
covered New Zealand in 2020

2020, What a year and possibly the worst year of my life, first two days of 2020 started with the Dark ash orange-brown skies that covered New Zealand created by the Australian Bushfires across the Tasman Sea, it felt like hell, it was about to get worse. I could tell future generations that I lived through a global pandemic that killed millions and possibly could have destroyed the economy. Keep in mind that I work in a supermarket and interact with thousands of people each day, Hearing on the news in late January of a possible new strain of the flu that was released in china didn't make me or any other New Zealanders think twice, but when China closed Wuhan from the rest of China, everyone started to follow closely. 28 February, New Zealand recorded its first case, it really hit home and I started to worry as it starts spreading in Auckland. On 11 March, the WHO declares an official pandemic. and on 19 March For the first time in history, the government closes the country's borders to all but New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. 23 March The Prime Minister announces the country has moved to alert level four (Complete Lockdown), effective immediately. everything closed down, and when people are scared, they eat a lot, Queue PANIC BUYING!!! Working in a supermarket fulling a fruit and vegetable department with a N-95 mark with glasses on wasn't fun, glasses fogged up all the time, mask straps dug into your ears and your nose was imprinted with the shape of the outer mask, 8 hours each day, busy then the leadup till Christmas. at least we received hazards pay (extra $1.10 an hour). 29 April, New Zealand moved down to alert level 3 after a month of strict lockdown. just before the lockdown, dad was diagnosed with cancer this time in the eye, Travel was forbidden in lockdown unless a business or emergency, dad needed five round of radiation in five days because the cancer was spreading to the back of the eye, removing the eye was not an opinion anymore, so I had taken a week off work to travel to Dunedin and back home each day, totalled 1200km that week, (I get car sick easily) and there were no police checkpoints as promised by our government between towns. Dad hasn't recovered well as he can only see through one eye, then there is drama and bullying at work, this year has given me so much anxiety and stress hence why I haven't been on WikiTree lately.

Thank You for reading. I might go back and correct the grammar :-)

Genealogy TimeLine
  • 2009,
    • Age 10, I created a family tree for a school project, found out that I'm allegedly descended from the Tudor royal family. Data sourced from Dad and Aunty (a lot of family connection where incorrect)
  • 2014,
    • Aged 16, began my journey researching my family, something made me want to find my ancestors and family,
    • Aged 16, started training in Genealogy, guided by the school librarian, local museum researcher and the internet.
  • 2015,
    • Aged 16 Found WikiTree as part of a Google Search, liked the One Tree concept and joined.
  • 2016, Helped 3 People with Genealogcal researched
    • Aged 18, created the research project Connecting all Braddock's which then changed to the Braddock Name Study
    • Aged 18, brought myself an AncestryDNA Test.
  • 2017, Helped 12 People with Genealogcal researched
    • Aged 18, Researched Braddocks that were born in New Zealand (95% Complete)
    • Aged 18, Researched Braddocks that were born in Australia (91% Complete)
    • Aged 18, First paid research assignment for a company.
    • Aged 19, Created the Braddock Genealogy Facebook Page
    • Aged 19, Winner of the 1st WikiTreer Awards for Best Personal Profile
  • 2018, Helped 25 People with Genealogcal researched
    • Aged 20, First time helping an adoptee find their birth parents.
  • 2019, Helped 84 People with Genealogcal researched
    • Aged 20, created the England and Wales Register, all Braddocks born between 1837-1940, will be researched and manually entered on WikiTree, a total of 2700+ people
  • 2020, Helped 36 People with Genealogical researched so far
    • Aged 21, researched over 2700 Braddocks from England and Wales, still have 7% until complete.
    • Aged 22, started researching Pennsylvania Braddocks
  • 2021, Helped 0 People with Genealogical researched so far
    • Aged 22, ...

Since beginning my genealogical journey, I've connected with over 80 distant cousin from all over the world, Shared photos and stories, learnt more about my families DNA, and helped over 150 unrelated people find their own ancestors

Braddock Research

I created the Braddock Name Study with the intention of connecting all Braddocks, which includes connecting lost family with their distance cousins and establish a small community to share family stories. Three years later I have helped two adopted Braddock's find their birth parents, connected families with reunions and widen the scope of Braddock family research available free via WikiTree. Wikitree has been great with presenting information for each family, Each different family on WikiTree are categorized in Clans, as of December 2018, there are 17 clans with over 70% of Braddock Profiles in a clan. We are very strict on what is considered a source, how the information is presented and if it's reliable. In March 2015 there were only 120 profiles, now, there are just under 4000 profiles (mostly researched by myself) and still room for growth in many locations. I have created a Facebook page (Braddock Genealogy), on this page we give helpful research information, latest progress and profile of the week. Like the page to share your support.

Braddock research in New Zealand and Australia was a huge success in 2018, I collected the Birth, Deaths and marriages from the Australia and New Zealand government BDM's and created large tables for freespace pages that showed every record and linked them to profiles on Wikitree.

Since the success of researching New Zealand and Australian Braddock's, I decided to have bigger and bolder plans, At the start of 2019 I had created large spreadsheets of Braddock's born in England and Wales, the information was sourced from online GRO Index and FreeBMD, The date range was 1837-1940. as of June 2020, I have managed to create 2444 profiles on WikiTree (91.3%) with a further 234 people to add.

Braddock Line
Y.gif Y chromosome Line
Y.gif Edward Bradock
B.>1552 in England
Husband of Margerie
Y.gif Robert Bradock
B.1570 in Rocester, Staffordshire, England
Husband of Joanne
Y.gif Francis Braddock
b. 1610 in Rocester, Staffordshire, England
Husband of Frances Man
Y.gif Edward Bradock
B.1639 in Rocester, Staffordshire, England
D.20 Nov 1706 in Church Broughton, Derbyshire, England
Husband of Dorothy Brunt
Y.gif Joannis Bradock
B.1665 in Boyleston, Derbyshire, England
Wife is Unknown
Y.gif Joannis Bradock
B.1702 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.31 Aug 1741 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Mary Cumberbach
Y.gif George Bradock
B.1725 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Elizabeth Sparbrook
Y.gif James Bradock
B.1765 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.3 Jan 1832 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Ellen Owen
Y.gif Samuel Braddock
B.1784 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.27 Sep 1826 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Mary Goodier
Y.gif Jonas Archibald Braddock I
B.1810 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
D.22 Jun 1884 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Husband of Elizabeth Craik
Y.gif Jonas Archibald Braddock II
B.3 May 1868 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.7 Sep 1947 in Taupiri, Waikato, New Zealand
Husband of Gladys Jane Hand
Y.gif William Braddock
B.20 Jan 1928 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.9 Oct 1989 in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Husband of Phyllis Ruby Williams
Y.gif I Braddock
B.1950s in New Zealand
Partner of T Smith
Y.gif Campbell Braddock
B.1990s in New Zealand

I have the oldest traceable Braddock line, dating over 460 years or 13 generations. these Braddocks originated in Rocester, Staffordshire, and seven generations were born in Macclesfield, Cheshire. In Macclesfield, my ancestors worked as Gas and Rates Collectors, Confectioners, Grocers, Farmers, and in the Silk industry. It's been 88 years since my Great-grandfather Jonas and his family arrived in New Zealand from Macclesfield. Our family belongs in Braddock Clan 1, the most researched Braddock family and now the largest on WikiTree.

In February 2017, I created a very detailed WikiTree Braddock Register, which contains all Braddock profiles, we use this list to show the true information on Clans, location, Common names, Privacy levels and if the profile is sourced with reliable records. I have included the most common variants including Bradock, Braddocke, Bradocke, and Brodock.

KiwiCrew Team 🇳🇿

Our KiwiCrew Team, I was one of the founding members of the KiwiCrew Team. first created on July 30, 2017 by New Zealand born Robynne F. Lozier. I designed the team emblem, it's a Kiwi walking with a Navy captains hat, holding a book and magnify glass. We represent New Zealand and our team has done extremely well with competions incuding the Source, Scan and Clean-a-thons.
Previous WikiTree Competitions
2017 Source-A-Thon KiwiCrew placed 2rd with 6.062 profiles sourced.
2018 Source-A-Thon KiwiCrew placed 3rd with 6,328 profiles sourced.
2019 Scan A Thon KiwiCrew placed 1st with 1,277 photos scanned.
2019 Clean-A-Thon KiwiCrew placed 9th with 4,554 suggestion corrected.
2019 Connect-A-Thon KiwiCrew placed 18th with 1,222 suggestion corrected.

Film colourisation

I'm a very creative person, I had seen some people on Genealogy Facebook groups that have done photo Colourisation, So I gave it a go. The first one i created on 31 Jan 2018 was of my Great-grandmother Gladys J Hand, It turns out that I can colorise a photo on Photoshop, this is going to be great!


I can capture some amazing photos, view them now on Instagram @campbellbraddock


Thomas Kendall with Waikato (left)
and Hongi Hika in London in 1820

I never liked history at school, probably because we had to learn about the world wars most of the time, however, Genealogy is the best history anyone could learn, expressly if it's your own ancestors. you can uncover so many stories about normal people throughout the centuries, there are many stories about my ancestors that suffered, achieved and had a passion for what they did, that inspires me every day.

My fifth Great-Grandfather, Thomas Walter Kendall was born in 1778 in Lincolnshire, England to Edward Kendall and Susannah Surflit. He was one of New Zealand’s first Christian missionaries and was based at the Church Missionary Society station in the Bay of Islands from 1814 until 1821. He pioneered the transcription of the Māori language, and also investigated how Māori understood the universe. In doing so, however, he attracted hostility from others in the Australasian mission world.

My Thomas W Kendall Connection
Direct Line Spouse of Direct Line
Thomas Walter Kendall
B.13 Dec 1778 in Lincolnshire, England
D.6 Aug 1832 in Shoalhaven River, New South Wales, Australia
m/ Jane Quickfall
B.1785 in Grimby, South Humberside, England
D.22 Apr 1866 in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
Elizabeth Jane Kendall
B.10 Oct 1805 in North Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England
D.25 Aug 1870 in Woolloommoolloo, NSW, Australia
m/ Thomas Florence
B.28 Mar 1783 in Chechester, England
D. 21 Apr 1867 in Auckland, New Zealand
Arabella Florence
B.1 Feb 1835 in Whangaroa, New Zealand
D.8 Mar 1906 in Auckland, New Zealand
m/ Capt James Payne Williams Jr
B.5 Nov 1808 in London, Middlesex, England
D.1 Jan 1884 in Auckland, New Zealand
Theodore Kendall Williams
B.26 Oct 1857 in Auckland, New Zealand
D.30 Mar 1941 in Auckland, New Zealand
m/ Anna Maria Scott
B.29 Mar 1859 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
D.9 Sep 1945 in Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Herbert Earnest Williams
B.23 Dec 1887 in Auckland, New Zealand
D.10 Dec 1960 in Auckland, New Zealand
m/ Ruby Rosealie Leman
B.9 Jun 1889 in Auckland, New Zealand
D.29 Nov 1972 in Auckland, New Zealand
Phyllis Ruby Williams
B.13 Apr 1920 in Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
D.4 Dec 1993 in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
m/ William Braddock
B.20 Jan 1928 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
D.9 Oct 1989 in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
I Braddock
B.1950s in New Zealand
Partner of T Smith
m/ T Smith
B.1970s in New Zealand
Partner of I Braddock
Campbell Braddock
B.1990s in New Zealand

Newlands, Wellington was named after my 3x Great Grandfather Thomas Newland, Thomas arrived in New Zealand from London in 1875 aboard the ship “Avalanche” and ran a business making glue and oil in neighboring Johnsonville before becoming Manager of the Manure Department of the Wellington Meat Export Company's Works in 1892. Thomas Newland was close friends of Walter Futter who owned land in Newlands. The area that modern Newlands occupies was originally known as Paparangi which is Te Reo Māori for "cluster of hills". A 40 ha area was sold during the 1840-41 land ballots run by the New Zealand Company.

Clarks Rd, Apiti was named after my 3x Great Grandfather Angus Galbraith Clark, Born in Ardaily, Scotland in 1839, Augus was a sailor who visited New Zealand and liked the place. in 1874 aged 31, he immigrated to New Zealand with his family, where he bought a farm in Kapiti. 1906 Angus drowned in the Awahuri Stream, Manawatu

Kendall, New South Wales, Australia was named after my first cousins 5x removed Henry Kendall, The town was originally Camden Heads and renamed Kendall, in 1891, Henry lived in the area from 1875 to 1881 when he was the first Forest Inspector for New South Wales. Henry was an Australian author and bush poet, who was particularly known for his poems and tales set in a natural environment setting, know for books like Poems and Songs published in 1862
Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada, My 11x Great Grandfather Sir Thomas Button named the river after Robert Nelson, a ship's master who died there, He was a Welsh Naval Captain and Explorer, One of the very First Europeans to explore North America, the Nelson River is 2,575 km (1,600 mi) long, and makes it the fourth longest river in Canada
Sir Edmund Anderson, 12x Great Grandfather, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas under Elizabeth I, sat as judge at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots and Edmund was the 5th Baronet of Eyeworth
Desmond B Smith O.B.E., first cousins twice removed, Officer of the Order of the British Empire for Contribution towards Cycling
Michael L Leman, 4x Great Uncle, pioneer in pencil and pen industry in New York, He introduced Steel pens to American markets in the 1820s
Herbert "Bert" James Munro, second cousin ex-husband's father, A New Zealand motorcycle racer, famous for setting an under-1,000 cc world record, at Bonneville on 26 August 1967

1973 line-up with Christine McVie,
Mick Fleetwood, Bob Weston,
John McVie, and Bob Welch.

Fifth cousin Bob Welch (August 31, 1945 – June 7, 2012) was an American musician who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He had a successful solo career in the late 1970s. His singles included "Hot Love, Cold World", "Ebony Eyes", "Precious Love", "Hypnotized", and his signature song, "Sentimental Lady"

Bonneville, 26 August 1967

cousins ex-husband's father Herbert James "Burt" Munro (Bert in his youth; 25 March 1899 – 6 January 1978) was a New Zealand motorcycle racer, famous for setting an under-1,000 cc world record, at Bonneville, 26 August 1967. This record still stands; Munro was 68 and was riding a 47-year-old machine when he set his last record

Our Whittakers Chocolate connection, James Henry Whittaker was the founder of the New Zealand Chocolate company, Whittaker and sons. James was born in 1868 in Macclesfield and went to the same school as my great grandfather Jonas A Braddock. James spent only a short time in Macclesfield before his family moved to Birmingham, James migrated to New Zealand in 1890 and started his factory. Jonas Braddock stayed in Macclesfield and opened up a confectionary wholesale. He imported and created candies and toffees. He even offered a delivery service were his staff delivered sweets to customers houses using bicycles. He earned the name of Mr Toffee Braddock by locals. In 1930, Jonas and his family sold everything they had and migrated to New Zealand, he brought a farm in the Waikato. 40 years after Mr Whittakers came to New Zealand his Chocolate company was selling nationwide. According to a story from the descendant of James, he visited Jonas in 1935. Jonas and James both died the same year in New Zealand.
So my great-grandfather and James Whittaker where both born the same year in Macclesfield and went to school together, Migrated to New Zealand and both died the same year aged 79.

Ancestor Occupations

I created this based on the code of the surname chart. Hover your mouse over the occupation and a small window will pop up.

Produce Assistant Genealogist

Farmer, Tractor Driver Farmer & Equestrianism

Forklift Driver Labourer Housewife Telecommunication Technician ???

Railway Labourer, Confectioner, Farmer, grocer Servant Carpenter /builder Clockmaker inventor Housewife Farmer, soilder Housewife Soldier, Gas Station owner ???

Silk man, Gas & Rates Collector ??? Coach Body Maker ??? grocer Assistant, farmer, carpenter ??? Manufacturer Shirt Maker Farmer ??? Well-Sinker ??? driver, soilder ???meatworks, Gardner Fur Factory, gardner, flower grower

??? ??? ??? ??? cheese factor, Tea Dealer ??? ??? ??? Carpenter, Whalers ??? Ship Builder/Carpenter ??? Traveler ??? ??? ??? Ship's Captain ??? Seaman, farmer ??? Well Sinker ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Carpenter Cabinet Maker, Manager of the Washdyke Saleyards ??? Glue and Oil Manufacture ???

You may or not know that in Australia, having a convict in your ancestry is often referred to as 'Australian Royalty'! Here on WikiTree, we have a Australian Convicts and First Settlers project that I'm not part of.

5x Great Grandfather
William Daniel Galliott
Convict sent to Australia After the Third Fleet
4x Great Grandfather
William Walker II
Convict sent to Australia After the Third Fleet

Here is a map of places where my direct ancestors were born (5 generations) Map data ©2015 Google

Migration to New Zealand

My ancestors who migrated to New Zealand. The first ship to have settlers in New Zealand was the brig Active, this ship is equivalent to the Americans Mayflower, two of my ancestors were onboard this ship in 1814, Rev. Thomas W Kendall and his wife Jane Kendall. Fun Fact, there is 116 years between the Kendall family (1814) and the Braddock family (1930) to arrive in New Zealand.

RMS Ormonde
Departed from Liverpool, 15 Mar 1930
Arrived in Sydney 15 Apr 1930

RMS Aorangi
Departed from Sydney, 1 May 1930
Arrived in Auckland 5 May 1930
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Archie Braddock62 Great Grandfather
Gladys J Hand39 Great Grandmother
Maurice O Braddock17 Great Uncle
Graham Braddock11 Great Uncle
Billy Braddock2 Grandfather

SS Orford
Departed from London, 2 Feb 1929
Arrived in Sydney, 1929

RMS Niagara
Departed from Sydney, 1929
Arrived in Auckland 8 Apr 1929
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Edwin G Braddock22 Great Uncle

Unknown Ship
Departed from England, 1927
Arrived in Australia 1927

TSS Maunganui
Departed from Sydney, 1927
Arrived in Auckland 18 Jul 1927
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Jonas A Braddock Jr.22 Great Uncle

Departed from Plymouth, England, 1882
Arrived in Cooktown, Queensland, 15 Mar 1882

SS Westmeath
Departed from Queensland, 1883
Arrived in Hawkes Bay 16 May 1883
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Abraham A Leman28 2x Great Grandfather
Susannah E Service28 2x Great Grandmother
Richard Leman9 Unknown Relation
Emma Leman8 Unknown Relation
Ada S Leman3 2x Great Auntie
Archibald Leman1 2x Great Uncle

Fritz Reuter
Departed from Hamburg, Germany, 12 Apr 1876
Arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, 4 Aug 1876
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Niels Gundersen42 Adopted father of Otto
Ragenhold Gundersen44 Adopted mother of Otto
Otto Smith
aka, Otto Gundersen
4 2x Great Grandfather

Departed from London 1 June 1874
Arrived in Wellington 31 August 1874
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Angus G Clark313x Great Grandfather
Agnes Clark273x Great Grandmother
Christina Clark84x Great Aunt
Janet M Clark54x Great Aunt
Donald Clark34x Great Uncle
Agnes Clark<14x Great Aunt

Queen of Nations
Departed from England 1874
Arrived in Auckland 21 Mar 1874
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Jane Holywood42 3x Great Grandmother
William A Scott213x Great Uncle
John Scott143x Great Uncle
Anna M Scott15 2x Great Grandmother

Departed from Sydney 1892
Arrived in Wellington 3 May 1892
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
James W P Christison202x Great Grandfather

Departed from London 1875
Arrived in Wellington 1875
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Thomas Newland203x Great Grandfather

New Zealander
Departed from Sydney 1835
Arrived in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand 1835
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Capt. James P Williams273x Great Grandfather

Arrived in Canterbury, New Zealand 6 Jan 1874
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Charles Brader Sr.243x Great Grandfather
Mary A Brader213x Great Grandfather
Charles Brader Jr.14x Great Uncle

Arrived in New Zealand 1855
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Samuel C Chapman264x Great Grandfather
Elizabeth Mealing164x Great Grandmother

Departed from England 6 Dec 1850
Arrived in New Zealand 31 March 1851
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
George Cooper374x Great Grandfather
Mary Cooper324x Great Grandmother
Mary Cooper125x Great Aunt
Sarah Cooper105x Great Aunt
Robert Cooper45x Great Uncle
Fanny Cooper35x Great Aunt
William Cooper25x Great Uncle
George Cooper15x Great Uncle

George Fyfe
Departed from Gravesend, Kent, England 16 June 1842
Arrived in Wellington 7 November 1842
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Charles Lewer214x Great Grandfather
Emma Lewer174x Great Grandmother
David Harris274x Great Uncle
Caroline Harris19Wife of 4x Great Uncle
William Harris31st Cousin, 5 x Removed

Departed from Sydney, Australia May 1834
Arrived in Auckland May 1834
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Thomas Florence514x Great Grandfather
Elizabeth J Florence294x Great Grandmother

Earl Spencer
Departed from England 1813
Arrived in Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia 9 Oct 1813

Departed from Sydney, Australia 1814
Arrived in Bay of Islands, New Zealand 1814
Photo Name Age Relation to Campbell Flag
Rev. Thomas W Kendall365x Great Grandfather
Jane Kendall315x Great Grandmother

War Veterans

The table below repersents the family members who became soldiers and fought in the wars. As most soldiers had gone to fight in the war, women had to replace men in the workforce. This put a lot of pressure upon the older children in the family as they had to take care of the household duties and any younger children. Many of the men who came back from the War were suffering from serious injuries, the effects of Mustard Gas and or shell shock. They were to tormented to talk about their experiences and often it would take them a long time recover from the trauma of the War. This meant that some women had been become responsible of supporting the entire family. The children were scared about their Dads’ going to war because they might not see them again. However, some children became were confused when their fathers did return because they did not understand the effects of trauma on their fathers and didn’t know how to communicate with them.

Photo Name Relation to Campbell Regiment/Service Information
War of 1812
Thomas Florence 4x Great Grandfather British Royal Engineer Ill health caused him to return to England.
American Civil War
Moses Henry Leman 1st Cousins, 4x removed Grand Army of the Republic 1st Commander, 71st Reg. NYSM 1860-1865-civil
World War I
James Walker Pattison Christison 2x Great GrandfatherNew Zealand Army Surived the War. 2nd Division
Harold Clarke MacDonald 2x Great-Uncle (non-blood Relative) British Armed Forces He fought in France during WW1 in the Sommer and was involved with railways transporting troops and ammunition to and from the trenches.
Dr Charles Wellington Craik 1st Cousins, 3x removedUnited States Army- CaptianKilled in action, S SN TN 8th Infantry Division
James William Spraggs 1st Cousins, 3x removedNew Zealand ArmySurived the War
Alfred George Spraggs 1st Cousins, 3x removedNew Zealand ArmyKill in Action,
Ernest Oliver Spraggs 1st Cousins, 3x removedNew Zealand ArmySurived the War, Auckland Mounted Rifles, 3rd Reinforcements
Herbert James Dauncy Poulton 1st Cousins, 3x removedRoyal New Zealand Air Force - CorporalKilled in action.
George Edwin Hankey First Cousins, 2x removed (non-blood Relative) British Army Information
World War II
Graham Braddock Great-Uncle Royal New Zealand Air Force - Flight Sergeant Killed in action, Flight Sergeant with the No.14 Advanced Flying Unit, Scotland
Charles Christison Great-Grandfather New Zealand Army Surived the War
Archibald Robert Smith 2x Great-Grandfather New Zealand Army Surived the War
Thomas Henry Christison 2x Great-Uncle New Zealand Army Killed in Actionon 24 APR 1943 in Sfax, Tunisia, he was listed as Driver
Alexander James Walker 2nd Cousins, 3x removed Australian Army Japan Prisoner of War, board the "Montevideo Maru" when it was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of the Philippines

📃Ancestor Surnames📄


Braddock Smith

Braddock Williams Smith Christison

Braddock Hand Williams Leman Smith Tucker Christison Brader

Braddock Craik Hand Leigh Williams Scott Leman Service Smith Clark Tucker Harvey Christison Davies Brader Newland

Braddock Goodier Craik Piggott Hand Trueman Leigh Downing Williams Florence Scott Holywood Leman Parker Service Fitt Smith Larson Clark Galbraith Tucker Chapman Harvey Cooper Christison Walker Davies Bovis Brader Nettleton Newland Lewer

Braddock Owen Goodier [?] Craik Campbell Piggott Partridge Hand Lawton Trueman Nield Leigh Wagstaff Downing Mansell Williams Gutteridge Florence Kendall Scott Morrow Holywood [?] Leman Van Goch Parker Pond Sarvies [?] Fitt Bayliss Smith [?] Harsen Olsdr Clark Galbraith Galbraith MacNiven Tucker Fussell Chapman Mealing Harvey Mayes Cooper Reeve Christison Galliott Walker Sullivan Davies Gray Bovis Cheesman Brader Cox Nettleton Hacche Newland Cartwright Lewer Harris

My Ancestors Research Statistics

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My Ancestors Research Statistics
Generation Number Direct Relation to Campbell Total # of Possible Ancestors Total # of Identified Ancestors Total % of Identified Ancestors
3Great Grandparent88100%
42nd Great Grandparent1616100%
53rd Great Grandparent3232100%
64th Great Grandparent645891%
75th Great Grandparent1267056%
86th Great Grandparent2527731%
97th Great Grandparent5047114%
108th Great Grandparent1008374%

In Total I have found 18.4% of my ancestors up to my 8x Great Grandparents. Last updated 16 Mar 2018


Years ago I had taken an Ancestry DNA test, I was very surprised that I had missed out on some DNA regions. As DNA science has improved over the years, the June 2018 update completely changed everything, now the new results confirm my research and family stories, which was very interesting indeed. As of June 2018, I am in 10 DNA circles, I have 37 DNA tree Hints, 217 4th cousins or closer and 21,737 DNA Matches (an increase of 8300 since Oct 2017)

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Campbell Braddock and his 1st cousin 1x removed. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great grandparents, Herbert Williams and Ruby (Leman) Williams. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st–2nd Cousin, based on sharing 624 cM across 34 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Campbell Braddock and his 1st cousin 2x removed. Their most-recent common ancestors, James Christison and Mary (Davies) Christison. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd–3rd Cousin, based on sharing 210 cM across 14 segments; Confidence: High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Campbell Braddock and his 2nd cousin 1x removed Toni Howland. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great grandparents, Henry Tucker and Ethel (Harvey) Tucker. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd–4th Cousin, based on sharing 100 cM across 8 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 163.2 cM match between Campbell Braddock GEDmatch A844152 and his 1st cousin, 2x removed Lesley (Lett) Keil GEDmatch T217392

Ethnicity Estimate and Information

England & Northwestern Europe - 46%

Primarily located in: England

The history of Britain, the heart of AncestryDNA's England and Wales region, is often presented as one group of invaders after another displacing the native population. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all left their mark on Britain both politically and culturally. However, the story of Britain is far more complex. In fact, modern studies suggest the earliest populations weren’t wiped out, but adapted and absorbed the new arrivals.

Scotland - 23%

Primarily located in: Scotland, Northern Ireland

With its center in the northern third of the island of Great Britain but stretching down to Brittany in France, our Scotland ethnicity region is known for its geographical beauty, medieval architecture, and folklore. Gaelic and Scots have influenced regional English dialects and are both still spoken in some areas. National symbols, including the Lion Rampant, clan tartans, and bagpipes, are often recognized internationally alongside symbols of traditional cuisine, like whiskey and haggis..

Norway - 20%

Primarily located in: Norway
Also found in: Sweden, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway

The earliest inhabitants of our Norway region were strong, seafaring peoples. For centuries, hunter-gatherers slowly pushed north across the Baltic Sea, probing coastal fjords and inland stretches for arable land as ice melted off the untamed region. While Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes all share a common Norse heritage, over time, Norway’s resilient coastal communities evolved into a nation known for its seamanship, technology, artistry, and mythology.

European Jewish ✡ - 5%

Primarily located in: Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Israel
Also found in: Belarus, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine
Ancestors from the DNA Region: Leman ✡

The historic dispersal of the Jewish population from its origin in the Levant on the east coast of the Mediterranean resulted in insular communities scattered throughout Europe, North Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Although some Jewish communities enjoyed positions of relative peace and prosperity, many more were segregated from mainstream society by law, custom, and prejudice, experiencing sustained persecution and discrimination. Jewish populations from northern and eastern Europe are often known as “Ashkenazi.” “Sephardic” refers to Jews who were expelled from Spain during the Inquisition and mostly settled in North Africa and southeastern Europe.

Sweden - 4%

Primarily located in: Sweden
Also found in: Denmark

With its rocky coastline, wooded uplands, and subarctic, mountainous terrain, our Sweden region emerged from glacial ice as a rugged land of lakes and islands. The Swedish people share a common Norse heritage with Norway and, especially, Denmark that includes language, religion, and art, but they eventually developed a culture of their own. Situated north of the Baltic Sea, geographic isolation from conflicts raging on the European continent did not stop the Swedes from influencing the culture, trade, and politics of regions from the Volga River to Byzantium.

Wales - 2%

Primarily located in: Wales

The rolling hills and steep cliffs bounded by England to the east and 870 miles of coastline on the north, west, and south make up our Wales population region—or Cymru in Welsh, which is still spoken there. First settled by Celtic tribes, the country’s ancient and medieval history has been preserved and woven into a modern sense of Welsh identity and pride, which is still visible in the country’s 600 castles, its Welsh-language media, and its Eistedfoddau, festivals that celebrate Wales’s long tradition of literature, poetry, and music.


I am grateful for the guidance, assistance and encouragement I have received from so many people in New Zealand, England, Sweden, United States and Australia. Friends, Relatives, and the staff at museums, council offices and archives have been unfailingly helpful, And I acknowledge their contributions. I would like to thank Stuard Greer, a reporter from Macclesfield Express, Richard Foy, Chief Archivist and General Manager of Archives New Zealand, Waitaki District Libraries and Museum. and Paperspast for being free to access; and the large number of family and friends including Graham Braddock, Ian Braddock, Bev Roper, Alison O'Sullivan, late Jason Smith, Kathryn Smith, Gunner Leman, Valerie Willis, Kathleen Grant, Linda Trickett, and Fiona Jackson

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Thank you so much for doing an awesome job on my grandmother Rose Braddocks profile (Braddock-4703). I knew it had been looked at and someone thanked me for adding her to the wiki tree, but I had no idea so much work was put into her bio and sources. I really appreciate all you have done.

Sincerely grateful, Jocelynn~~ Cottrell-1773

posted by Jocelynn (Cottrell) Bogie
edited by Jocelynn (Cottrell) Bogie
Hi, Campbell!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I just came across your profile. It's AMAZING!!!! I feel very inspired to improve my own profile. How did you do it? Have you used some special coding for all the great features and presentation? This surely isn't just standard Wiki Markup?
posted by Chris Orme
Hi there, Campbell!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

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Congrats on winning the "Best Personal Profile" award for the 1st WikiTreer Awards! Check out this post to do your acceptance speech! :-)
posted by Charlotte Shockey