Paula Cullen

Paula Cullen

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Paula J. Cullen
Born 1990s.
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I was born in New Zealand growing up in the town of Waipu. I am currently living in Ireland where I am undertaking a PhD. I am engaged to an Irishman originally from Ennis, Eoin Staunton.

My ancestors immigrated from Europe mostly in the mid to late 1800's. The table below indicates the surnames of my immigrating ancestors, where they came from and what year they immigrated in. A lot of these families were involved in the creation of new settlements in New Zealand including Waipu, Puhoi and Maungaturoto.

Surname Origin Destination Year
Cullen Nottingham, England Maungaturoto, New Zealand 1863
Bowmar Nottingham, England Maungaturoto, New Zealand 1864
Baldock Lincolnshire, England Australia 1840
McKay Scotland via Nova Scotia Waipu, New Zealand 1851
Stewart Scotland via Nova Scotia Waipu, New Zealand 1857
Guntern/ren Switzerland via England New Zealand 1921
Atkinson Cumberland, England New Zealand 1921
Dodd Lancashire, England New Zealand  ?
Copley Yorkshire, England New Zealand 1862
Ramsbottom India (British Army) Australia / New Zealand 1854 (AU)
Morrow County Cavan, Ireland Australia/ New Zealand  ?
Mason County Down, Ireland Australia/ New Zealand  ?
Wech Bohemia Puhoi, New Zealand 1865
Wright Norfolk, England Tasmania, Australia/New Zealand 1835 (AU)
Green Norfolk, England Tasmania, Australia/New Zealand 1841 (AU)
Thomson Scotland New Zealand 1859

My ancestors were mostly farmers. Many left their home countries due to hard times or being evicted from their land. Two were convicts sent to Australia. There are also some sailors and members of the British army in India. I have yet to find any nobles.


Henry Mason - Henry apparently lived to be 101. He was born in about 1830 possibly somewhere in County Down. He apparently immigrated to Australia when he was about 21 and worked on the gold fields in Ballarat. He later immigrated to New Zealand. He was a horse dealer during the Maori Wars before setting up as a farmer in Rodney. He married a Bohemian immigrant Helena Wech in 1885. This was apparently his first marriage. The marriage certificate lists his father's name as James and his mother as Ellen. I can't make out her surname. These names may be incorrect. His age is also off by a number of years so it isn't the most accurate marriage record. Henry passed away in 1931.
The information I have on Henry's past is largely from on obituary. I have not found confirmation in Australia or Ireland to confirm his past. There are records of him going back and forwards between Australia and New Zealand when he was trading horses.
George Wright & Sarah Green - This couple were both convicts sent to Tasmania who married there and immigrated to New Zealand. I have found the records and newspaper articles relating to their conviction and transportation but I have not been able to find either of the parents. They also apparently had more children but their children's births were not registered. George's death certificate lists his parents as Frank Wright and Alice Yaxley. Online trees have linked this to Alice Yaxley but she married Frank Cork before George's birth.
James Ramsbottom - James Ramsbottom married a half Indian woman Cecilia Rycall in Madras in 1832. I am not sure how the Ramsbottom's appeared in India or where they came from.
George Rycall - George was a clerk for the British Army in India. He married an Indian woman. George was born in about 1786. I am unsure where.
Other brickwalls largely related to records for those towns not going back far enough or surnames being to common.

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On 31 Oct 2018 at 15:49 GMT Sandy (Brown) Blank wrote:

I'm very impressed with your knowledge and ability. I would love for my family tree to be 'as together' as yours. I don't know how to use the software enough yet!!

On 8 Oct 2018 at 01:05 GMT Carmel McMurdo wrote:

Happy to merge info on Thomas McMurdo. It's guesswork as to his heritage, but I believe he is the son of Stephen McMurdo who married Agnes Faries in 1735, as Thomas and Marion Lorimer had a son Stephen in 1778 (possibly named after his grandfather).

On 4 Oct 2018 at 01:27 GMT Kim McGinty wrote:

Hi there Paula I'm the Gdaughter of Doris. I meet Gail whom worked at Lighting direct in Maxics so yrs ago as she was my mums 1st cousin. I'm very sad at keeping in touch in person but FBI n messenger I find ... would love to connect with family.

On 3 Oct 2018 at 17:44 GMT Kathryn (Smith) Mooney wrote:

Congratulations on the source-a-thon. Wow 2nd place. I a very grateful for all hard work. Thank you.

On 2 Oct 2018 at 03:42 GMT Ray Puddy wrote:

Thank you Paula for your information on Edward Puddy. I have tried to find the marriage information on William Edward Puddy - 78 to no avail. He was my uncle.

On 21 Sep 2018 at 07:03 GMT Colleen Malone wrote:

Hi Paula, just seen your comment about Denis / Dennis Malone being added twice. I don't know how to merge the two, but if you are able to, that would be great. Thanks, Colleen

On 21 Aug 2018 at 12:35 GMT Connie (Braund) Sears Mrs. wrote:

The merge for Breth was attempted, but failed after several tries. Sorry!

On 15 Aug 2018 at 15:27 GMT Valorie (Smith) Webster wrote:

Thanks for the merge request of Martha Denton. I just approved it...hope I did it the correct way. I am not that adept at WikiTree!

On 1 Aug 2018 at 18:56 GMT Peter McLeod wrote:

Hi Paula: I just read your update for my brother Hiley's page. I have no knowledge of those first four years. Keep up with all the good sttuff you do.

Peter McLeod - 1028

On 11 Jul 2018 at 00:03 GMT Kathryn (Chandler) Hatcher wrote:

Hi Paula . I am a direct descendant of Charles . Interestingly enough there is a DNA tracing back to Scottish royalty . Robert the Bruce . Chandler changed to Chaundelier in the 1500s it’s an obsession for sure

Regards Kathryn

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