Kathryn (Smith) Mooney

Kathryn (Smith) Mooney

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Kathryn D. Mooney formerly Smith
Born 1950s.
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Mother of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)], [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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I was born 1955 in Gisborne, New Zealand. I grew up in Gisborne. As an adult I've lived in many regions of New Zealand, so know the geography of the country well.

I started collecting family history in the 1960's. Those early notes made very little sense - but now fifty years later some of the wording in exremely valuable.

During the 1960's two special trips were made from Gisborne to Maungatoroto, Northland, New Zealand to my grandmother Florence Smith (nee Fletcher). She knew everyone and shared generations of facts and tales. She spent many long hours giving dates and facts about each family branch. Every detail was written down. No money or emotions were exchanged - that's a huge life lesson. If she didn't know something then she sent you to someone who did know. Her information has been verified as correct.

Other sources for Information were Cemeteries, Churches and Court houses. This work was done before computer technology and family history groups had formed. My family trees are well understood and researched, however mistakes do happen.

I'm a family historian for the KILGOUR family who settled in Huia, West Auckland, New Zealand in 1842. I've published the Kilgour family history and now working to preserve over 200 years of this history, by using WIKITREE.

There are NO spare copies of this book - please join WIKITREE and help the family tree to grow. In 2002, Mary DUES & William KILGOUR had over TEN thousand descendants. Be proud of OUR family tree! (please copy it)

Understandably you feel uneasy seeing your ancestor shared by someone you don't know. Your ancestor has left lots (thousands) of descendants, who all think they are their special grandparent. When you were born an excited person published your birth or wrote to a relative about this new arrival. One of those sources was given it to me. You're someone's treasure so therefore many people know about you. Whether you like it or not we share genes.

If you see a mistake... please let me know... some information may have been given with a mistake... proud grannies do that!

Notes for KILGOUR descendants... Our gt-gt-gt-grandmother Mary Kilgour (nee Dues) asked the family and descendants to leave flowers on her grave.

We cannot leave flowers for Mary, as her grave is now the soil on a farm and part of a housing development. You can sit in the Huia Domain, West Auckland, New Zealand, look out across the water, then turn round (180 degrees) and look at the man-made cave across the road - William and Mary are are buried on top of this knoll. When you sit anywhere on the Huia Domain, you're sitting on their original farm. Many/most in the family get an "overwhelming feeling" as they sit there. It is a special place.

Have fun... Kathryn Mooney

2018 - Now retired; in my spare time filing over fifty years of notes onto Wikitree. I am about half way through and think I'll compete the skeleton over the next five years! Then... I'll start to add tales to the bones, photos, etc.


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John Colledge was born in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England in Jan 1805. He came to New Zealand as a Fencible in 1849, with his family and settled in Onehunga, Auckland. He was buried at St Peter's Churchyard, Onehunga, in October 1887.
Searching for Thomas DUES, a Merchant Tailor in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. His daughter Mary DUES (Mrs Kilgour) of Scotland came to Auckland, New Zealand on board the Jane Gifford in 1842 with her husband and family.
Isaac Fletcher - From Kent, England with 58th Reg. and dicharged New Zealand, Dec 1849. Became Master Marriner and sailed the coastal regions of New Zealand. Lived in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand. There are many seafaring descendants.
Sailed from Greenock, Scotland to Auckland, New Zealand on board the Jane Gifford in 1842. William KILGOUR with wife and family settled in Te Huia, Manukau Harbour, West Auckland, New Zealand and worked as a saw miller and farmer.
KILLGOUR families of New Zealand - you're linked to the KILGOUR of Huia, but had an "L" added to the surname to make certain that everyone knew you were NOT related to another high profile Kilgour who had set up business in New Zealand.
Lace makers....In France.

Claimed to be natives of Nottingham, England. French was first language, due to generations of living in Europe. After English lacemakers were expelled from France my family resettled in New Zealand. Called their property Calais Farm.

Looking for family links with Walders of Rudgwick, Sussex, England

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On 22 Oct 2018 at 12:24 GMT Colleen (Rodgers) Bake wrote:

Thank you Kathryn for adding Hannah and John Veale, I placed a note on ancestry.com on a tree she is in so hopefully her family will come along soon, thank you so much.

On 24 Aug 2018 at 01:49 GMT Lesley (Wenzlick) Haslip wrote:

Thank you Kathryn for the wonderful work you have done and continue to do. I found wikitree last year but like you have been collecting info for a long time. I still work full time though so my time is limited but am slowly adding my sourced information as I can.

Kind regards Lesley Auckland NZ

On 22 Aug 2018 at 12:54 GMT Paula Cullen wrote:

Hi Kathryn, thanks for fixing my errors on William Pilkington Yates. I had gone by the approximate date of birth given on FindAGrave, which was silly of me as the other sources I added clearly indicated he was much older. I should have been paying more attention.

I have cleaned up his page and removed the incorrect info and sources I added and integrated the extra info.

Thanks! Paula

On 15 Aug 2018 at 12:34 GMT Janice Newman wrote:

Hi Kathryn, Note we both come from the first city in the world to see the sun!

I am unsure regarding an addition you added to Albert Mount Newman [1840-1919] in November 2017. I am interested to see you have his "Nickname" as Herbert and am keen to know the source of that please. look forward to hearing from you, Janice

On 12 Jun 2018 at 23:23 GMT Charles Harrison wrote:

thank you for your help with Agnes (Evans) Sutherland

On 23 May 2018 at 19:34 GMT Janette Blanch wrote:

Yes Kathryn, I did a profile twice for Robert Walpole. Thanks for your message. Still figuring things out. :-)

3rd June - have just merged Walpole 313 and 314. Happy tree now  :-)

On 18 Feb 2018 at 03:14 GMT Jacqui Goodman wrote:

Thank you for your help appreciate it so much

On 2 Jan 2018 at 16:21 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 11 Oct 2017 at 23:54 GMT George Burrell wrote:

Great to intersect with your Fletcher tree Kathryn. Appreciate your assistance.

On 1 Jul 2017 at 02:51 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Kathryn,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!


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Queen Victoria Kathryn is 35 degrees from Rosa Parks, 23 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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