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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #99 on: Wednesday 17 August 11 12:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Lu

thanks for that shame there was,nt more info but have tree from Wayne now so am going to sit down and go through it in a quiet room with the phone off the hook  :)

regards jacky

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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #100 on: Thursday 25 August 11 15:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Lu

have got first family more or less sorted, think i've done all the newspapers now  :)

having a meet with Barry sometime in the next fortnight  ;)

any luck with Ben and Lucy's offspring ?

we are having a typical English summer Wet  ::)

has the snow there gone ?

regards jacky

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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #101 on: Monday 04 March 13 07:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi there - I am a grandaughter of Ben and Lucy O'Neill - if you would like any further info please reply.  Deb Stuart

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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #102 on: Monday 17 July 17 13:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Lucy

I am a descendant of George Joseph/ Joseph George O'Neill, he is the brother of Benjamin O'Neill. do you have any information about him?

thank you in advance

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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #103 on: Wednesday 02 August 17 06:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Lucy!  I stumbled across your post and have been doing some research on my father's family.  My father was (Kenneth) Frederick Roberts O'Neill (b. 6 July 1927 d. 19 Aug 1999).  Son of Annie Maria O'Neill (d. 1966) and William Pateman.  Annie was one of Benjamin and Elizabeth's children (I believe one of the eldest and a twin?).  I'm trying to find records on any siblings my Dad may have had and understand Annie may have had two additional children with a different father and named them William Selwyn O'Neill (b. 1933) and Harold John O'Neill (b. 1935) (she seemed to name her children after her brothers).  Does any of this match with your research?  Warmly, Joanne

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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #104 on: Wednesday 02 August 17 23:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone
Very excited to see a reply from Jo-anne. I am Benjamin O'Neill's Great Granddaughter, my father is George Joseph's son. I would be great if Wayne was still posting to be able to see the family tree. I have started collating all the info and still going through all the children to find where it all fits. so far I have found 29 children from Benjamin but will need to confirm the parentage. Jo will reply again once I work out how we are related. I am in Australia, looks like these thread are from the uk.Chat soon.
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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #105 on: Thursday 03 August 17 01:51 BST (UK) »
Hi to the newcomers to this thread ... and welcome to RootsChat.   :)

I haven't received a notification that there were new posts to this thread, and simply stumbled on your recent messages here, by chance.

What I need to advise though is, that I have no connection to the O'NEILL family and my involvement here was simply to try and assist the original poster Jacky, with information mainly from New Zealand resources.   

Looking at Jacky's profile, it appears that she has not been online at RootsChat since 22 May 2012.

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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #106 on: Thursday 03 August 17 11:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Lucy! 
 My father was (Kenneth) Frederick Roberts O'Neill (b. 6 July 1927 d. 19 Aug 1999).  Son of Annie Maria O'Neill (d. 1966) and William Pateman.    I'm trying to find records on any siblings my Dad may have had and understand Annie may have had two additional children with a different father and named them William Selwyn O'Neill (b. 1933) and Harold John O'Neill (b. 1935) (she seemed to name her children after her brothers). 

Hi Joanne

As you have probably already found, birth registrations on NZ BDM (online), only show for births up to "today's date", 1917 so that makes searching somewhat difficult.   

I presume that Annie Maria O'NEILL was born in 1899 (to Elizabeth and Benjamin) ?   
You haven't said whether she married at all  ... and I'm guessing also she is the "Annie O'NEILL -
 aged 66 years", whose death was registered in 1965 > rather than 1966 > and possibly at Hokitika ??

If you are unsure as to whether your Dad "may have had siblings"  ...

*  can you explain where the names of "William Selwyn and Harold John" came from ??

*   and why have you stated that "she seemed to name her children after her brothers" ??
[Sorry, I'm puzzled ---  that sounds as if you know she had other children ?? ]

*   do you have a copy of Annie's death record ?   

    ~  Lu
 

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Re: o'neills in Rakaia NZ
« Reply #107 on: Thursday 03 August 17 11:46 BST (UK) »

... and understand Annie may have had two additional children with a different father and named them William Selwyn O'Neill (b. 1933) and Harold John O'Neill (b. 1935)...

Joanne ... can only see deaths (@ NZ BDM) for two persons named "Harold John O'NEILL" - they apparently being father and son.

"Harold John O'NEILL, the younger, of Gloucester Street, Christchurch, died in October 1965, (death registered in early 1966) aged 33 years (so born circa 1932).   
He died intestate, (i.e. without leaving a Will), and his father Harold John O'NEILL was granted Letters of Administration in his estate.

You can read the Probate file for the son at the following link.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C95M-FHJ8?i=259&cc=1865481

It begins at Image # 260 ... and if you move through to Images 268 and 271, you will find the declarations of Harold John O'NEILL (senior) and his wife Margaret Anne O'NEILL, attesting that they are the (natural) parents of the deceased.

   ~  Lu