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From: brian fleming <>
Subject: KNOWLES in NZ
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 15:44:07 +1100
William Barnard KNOWLES' son Francis came to New Zealand on the
"TRAVANCORE" to Lyttleton in 1851. Francis worked at first on the
Lyttleton Times, then at Pigeon Bay, later founding the Audlsey Academy,
named for his mother, Elizabeth, nee Audlsey, who joined him with his
sister in running the school. At some stage his brothers Henderson
Charles Haderezer who held Glentui Run in North Canterbury 1854-75, and
William West of Wellington also came to NZ. Francis had been a scripture
reader before leaving England, and apparently took holy orders in NZ
Francis married twice -firstly to Charlotte Wiles by whom he had a son,
Walter Frank in 1856, and after Charlotte's death in 1890, to the widow
of a fellow clergyman
Walter Frank also joined the Church, becoming a Deacon at Christchurch
in 1879. He married Lucy HOLMES of Balclutha in 1883.
What we would like to know:
Who was the sister who joined Francis?
When did Elizabeth and her daughter arrive? - did they come with
Henderson and William?
What other descendants of William Barnard are there?
We have Knowles relatives in USA, Canada, England, and Australia, but
alas no male Knowles, so a DNA test can't be done
|KNOWLES in NZ by brian fleming <>|