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Paula (Cullen) Staunton

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Paula J. Staunton formerly Cullen
Born 1990s.
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Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
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Biography

I was born in New Zealand growing up in the town of Waipu. I am currently living in Ireland.

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.

Brickwalls

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 if George's age at various points is correct. DNA connects descendents of George to the Yaxley's so it is likely he is his mother.
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. The Rycall surname seems uncommon and mostly pops up in India. He must have been white however as his children are recorded as half Indian. It's possible that Rycall is a mispelling of some other surname that his family used from the time they arrived in India.
Other brickwalls largely related to records for those towns not going back far enough or surnames being to common.

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posted by Shirley Hand
Hi Paula,

Registration is now open for the January 2023 Connect-a-Thon, mention The Kiwi Crew when you sign up.

Connect-a-Thon - begins Saturday 13th January 2023 at 2. am NZDT

posted by Campbell Braddock
Congrats on breaking 1000 in the Source-a-thon, Paula!
posted by Pip Sheppard
To you too! You nearly caught up with Emma.

Hi Paula,

WikiTree's seventh annual 72-hour sourcing marathon is coming soon!! and The Kiwi Crew is participating. The previous Source-a-Thons have been great fun and very productive. Last year we did almost 57,000. I invite you to join us this year to beat that record! Participation is easy, simply add sources to unsourced profiles.

To register, post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew". Once registered, you will receive your Source-a-Thon Bib and badge.

For more information, view the Kiwi Crew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock
Hi Paula, Death records are notoriously inaccurate. I don't think we will ever find an arrival as he likely jumped ship. The spelling of his middle name varies between Adolf and Adolph.

His baptism record is Otto Adolf Wiechern

The original copy of his marriage certificate shows him as Otto Adolph Wiechern and occupation as a farmer.

He was definitely a seaman, his naturalisation (10 Oct 1890) shows him as a mariner, and he has signed it as Otto Adolf Wiechern.

Electoral roll 1919, Central Wellington has him as Otto Adolph Wiechern

The death certificate and death notice definitely has the Herman, so perhaps it was a nickname?

Regards Greg

posted by Greg Wiechern
Hi Paula, I'm descended from the NZ Wiechern's who you have recently added. Otto Adolf Wiechern, my great grandfather, mysteriously has the name Herman added on many trees which is incorrect. I have been to Altona in Hamburg, Germany and viewed church records (in 1986) and there is no Herman on his records there. It appears that he arrived in NZ in 1878, so he would have been 17. I don't know whether we will ever find out how he arrived. Regards Greg Wiechern
posted by Greg Wiechern
Hi Greg, I ended up at the Wiechern's after working on Nordstrand's who are related to my Aunty. The middle name Herman comes from Otto's death registration so either the informant was wrong or he added another middle name later in life which is not impossible but I usually see it with common names or to differentiate from family members. Hopefully the passenger list will appear online (with correct spelling) one day and you'll solve the mystery of his crossing.

Hi Paula,

I would like to invite you to join the KiwiCrew in the upcoming Connect-A-Thon. Participation is easy, simply create new profiles for unconnected people and with luck, they will connect with the World Tree.

Simply post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew". Once registered, you will receive your Connect-a-Thon badge.

For more information, view the Kiwi Crew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock
Paula, Thank you for your continued interest in the Windless family. For General information William Ralph Windless and Dorothy Constance Kate (Hamlyn) Windless were my grandparents.

Alan Ward. Ancestry 164.

posted by Alan Ward

Hi Paula,

I would like to invite you to join the KiwiCrew in the upcoming Connect-A-Thon. Participation is easy, simply create new profiles for unconnected people and with luck, they will connect with the World Tree.

Simply post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew" before 20th April. Once registered, you will receive your Connect-a-Thon badge.

For more information, view the KiwiCrew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock
Hi Paula. Thanks for your edits on Margaret (Unknown) Noble (abt.1829-1908) and family. I believe her maiden name was McKenzie; my aunties have all this info. I will take over management of Margaret's and Roderick's profiles so as to eventually add all this info
posted by Caleb (Anderson) Day
Thanks for the Rawson and Haines suggestions, these are my wife's family so if you were interested you could take over managing the Rawson and Haines ( Haimes ) branches as I don't think either of us will be working on this.
posted by Ian Stewart
Thanks Paula for letting me know about the merge between Hampton-4272 and Hampton-2624. Noticed we are connected, cool!

Hi Paula,

I would like to invite you to join the KiwiCrew in the upcoming Connect-A-Thon. Participation is easy, simply create new profiles for unconnected people, with luck they will connect with the World Tree.

Simply post an answer on this Post saying "Yes, I'd like to participate with the KiwiCrew"

Once registered, you will receive your Connect-a-Thon badge and a special invitation to our Kiwi Crew Discord Server.

For more information, view the KiwiCrew Team page

Happy WikiTreeing, Campbell

posted by Campbell Braddock
Congratulations on that new blue badge Paula! We're glad to have you!
posted by SJ Baty
Hi Paula. My Mum's father was William Francis Mason, son of Henry Mason. My sister and I are trying to find information about Henry, to verify his story. Reading your comments, it seems you got stuck in the same place as we have. Have you managed to get any further?

Many thanks

Rae Hooper

posted by Rae Hooper
Hello Paula

You and my kids are a DNA match, via Ancestry.com. A 9cM match with one of them, 16cM with another. DNA confirms the documentary trail which has you and my kids as 5th cousins once removed, common ancestors being John BALDOCK & Sabina BEE.

I have a couple of online discussion groups for your BALDOCK & BEE lines. See:

https://groups.io/g/baldock https://groups.io/g/bee

Cheers, Steven

posted by Steven Knowles
Paula: Hello, trust you are coping with 'the pandemic'.

I have recently adopted a profile (Perfect-135, my wife's Great-grandmother) which you created in mid-2018. Thank you for starting the ball rolling. I would very much appreciate your advising me, if possible, of any sources you have found for dates, places and details, if any, for birth and/or baptism/christening of Emma Perfect. I regret to say that I've been totally unsuccessful in locating such source information and trust that you please may be able to help. My thanks in advance for any/all assistance you are able to provide. Stay well, stay safe. Best regards.....Phil (Grace-883)

posted by Phil Grace
I want to congratulate you on your Super Star Badge awarded 9 Apr 2020 .

John Williams

posted by [Living Williams]
edited by [Living Williams]
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Paula

I have just noticed that you have added a bio and sources to Isaiah Richards so this is a belated thank you very much xxx

Hello, Paula,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Connectors Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello Paula,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Connectors Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member. We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know. If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction. Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it. Michelle~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Paula,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Paula!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Paula have merged the two Jack Tippetts.

Ann Hale nee Tippett

posted by Ann Tippett
Uh oh, we have a problem with the merge of Agnes Montgomerie aka Montgomery John Montgomery (1698-). (Merged Montgomerie-214 into Montgomery-5225. My John Montgomery was Scottish, and marriage produced children in Scotland, whereas the marriage of the other John Montgomery may have taken place in America, produced children in Connecticut while my Montgomery's where being born in Scotland. Will Separate these profiles in due course.
posted by Debra Davies
Greetings from -22C Ontario, Canada! Thank you for the info re: Greeves/Rix. Profile has been updated. Onward and upward.
posted by Anonymous Broscomb
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!!
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).
posted by Carmel McMurdo
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.
posted by Anonymous McGinty

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