Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen

Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen

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Lianne J. Trevarthen formerly Irwin aka Taylor-Smith
Born 1960s.
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Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen Lived in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

I was born in New Zealand to Australian-born Peter Irwin, and New Zealand-born Heather Thompson. Both of my parents have Anglo-Irish roots.

My parents met when my father was teaching at Helensville School where my mother was a Dental Nurse. In those days dental hygiene was considered important enough to be treated on-site at primary schools. My mother had trained in Wellington as a Dental Nurse, and Helensville School would have been one of her first clinic assignments.

They married in early 1960, and lived in Helensville where my father had a school house provided for accommodation. The marriage ceremony was performed by my grandfather Fred Irwin, who was an Anglican priest.

Heather had a difficult second pregnancy with my brother, and I went to live with my grandparents in Te Kauwhata in the Waikato for a while before it was time for me to start school. I was prepped for school by some time at Auckland Kindergartens - attending a central city one in High Street, Myers Park, Mt Eden, and a couple of private pre-school kindergartens. As my mother was a single-mum who worked full time, my brother and I needed to be cared for during her working hours.

My parents separated and subsequently divorced.

Further biography is suspended at present, as I wish to have a public biography without compromising privacy.

I have become a WikiTree-er following involvement in the Mellsop Reunion in 2016.

With the commencement of the "Kiwi Crew" in August 2017, I would encourage anyone who has New Zealand associations, to join and participate in improving profiles for New Zealanders and their families.

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I am an active photographer of cemeteries and headstones - based in New Zealand, every trip I make I visit cemeteries in the area and photograph as many graves as I can practically handle. Currently these have been uploaded to Find-A-Grave.
Maternal line - connection in Ireland
Both my paternal and maternal line have Irish roots, although these mostly are Anglo-Irish, and originated from the Scottish migration.
Paternal surname (New Zealand and Australia) which came from Ireland. One branch of ancestors from Lithuania (Plehve). Also have Irwins on mother's side from England.
Mellsop family descendant on my maternal grandmother's side, the Mellsop's arrived in New Zealand from Ireland in 1855.
I have been working on research of miners in New Zealand, due to my husband's family association with mining in early New Zealand. Mining Disasters fits in with this research.
Based in New Zealand, much of my available family history is there with stories originating from England, Ireland, Scotland and Europe. From Bluff to Northland, there are family connections country-wide.
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Maternal Grandfather was born in County Down - where the surname Thompson is very common
Surname of spouse. Arrived in New Zealand from Cornwall as an early NZ settler in 1840s. Family connections include Rowes, Peter McDonald (Kawau Island)
Maternal grandmother was a Wheeler, and they came from England
Surname of Spouse's mother - obviously originally from UK.


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On 31 Dec 2018 at 18:16 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Lianne,

We’ve made some exciting changes to the Global Cemeteries Project. The sub-projects have been merged into the Global Project to help with Leadership and to facilitate collaboration.

Some roles within the project have changed. From now on, there are Project Coordinators for each continent, and one for Welcome and Integration, plus Team Leaders for each individual Country etc.

Please let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project, if you’d like to continue in an existing role, and which team(s) you’d like to be on. Please also give me your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group.

Many thanks,


Leader, Global Cemeteries

On 18 Apr 2018 at 10:28 GMT Paul Taylor wrote:

Hi Lianne, I have found the identify of Alfreds and Mabels (first) child, maybe they had more children as electoral register show more Bregmens living in Waiuku

On 2 Mar 2018 at 06:02 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hello Liane

Congratulations and a warm welcome on joining the Worldwide Mining Disasters Project! Your badge also joins you up to the Worldwide Disasters project– see Worldwide Disasters Project Page. We are delighted to have you as part of the team. Don’t forget to add Mining_Disasters to your tags.

On 23 Jan 2018 at 12:38 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 27 Nov 2017 at 07:57 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Lianne, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Red Badged "Generous Genealogist", Your dedication to Wikitree has been noticed and appreciated by others especially recently with the New Zealand categories and cemetery freespaces. Thank you!!

On 25 Nov 2017 at 23:10 GMT Sheryl Moore wrote:

I emailed you regarding your questouion. Thank you

On 11 Nov 2017 at 20:21 GMT Sheryl Moore wrote:

Hi, Lianne

Thank you for the post on the New Zealand Miners' Killed page.

Ralph Mine Disaster has its own disaster page, and he will be included on that page. I appreciate the info.

I will let you know when it is ready and perhaps you would like to "sticker" him yourself?

The miner deaths that happened in one of the disasters on the main New Zealand Mining page will NOT appear on this page; these are others outside of the disasters. profiled.

I will add your comment to that page as well.

Thank you for visiting. Best, Sheryl

On 6 Nov 2017 at 04:42 GMT Robin Patterson wrote:

Thanks for explaining "pedestrienne". Concise Oxford Dictionary (10th edn) doesn't have it or even "pedestrianism". And my computer dictionary didn't until a minute ago!

I guess your Wiltshire interest links with the PM. I'm putting some of her ancestry on Familypedia and am looking forward to tomorrow night's DNA Detective.

On 4 Nov 2017 at 07:51 GMT Philip Decker wrote:

Hi Lianne

I made the requested correction to James Bodley's profile (place of death), and made Open his and a bunch of nearby profiles. Thanks to bringing the error to my attention. Philip Decker

On 25 Oct 2017 at 12:38 GMT Flemming Pedersen wrote:

Hi Lianne

I see you have corrected one of my ancestors. Are Severine Katrine Bech one of your relatives?


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