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Elvy Family
« on: Thursday 01 December 16 09:43 GMT (UK) »
Trying to find information on the Elvy part of my family. This is my great grandmother on my mother's side.

My GG's name was Gladys Marion Elvy. She was born in Christchurch on 26/8/1892 and died in Sydney in 1974.

Her father was Harold Nelson Elvy (1849-1927) and her mother was Jane Susan Merrick (1870-1942).
She apparently had a brother called David Claude Elvy.

Gladys married James Arthur Strachan(McKenzie) on 16/111/1912 at St. Barnabas Church of England, Sydney, NSW.

Harold Nelson Elvy's father was apparently Sydney Harold Nelson.

Am trying to find out more information about the above people as in date of marriage between Harold and Jane as well as actual birth and death dates for them. Obviously would like to go further back if possible.

Finally my mother and I are trying to find out when and how Gladys and I guess her family got to Australia.

Thanks
Borlands from Scotland, Hiltons from England & Platts from England at this stage. Have others to look for as well at some stage :)

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 December 16 10:30 GMT (UK) »
She may have had a sister as well.

Charles  Rowlands   &   Doris Minnie  ELVY  m.  10 March 1928  at St Saviour's,  Sydenham.
ages:  31 / 29,          occ: bootclicker,           born:  Leicestershire  /  Christchurch,   
parents:  Charles  & Elizabeth  Rowlands,  nee KIDMORE,    boot operator
                Harold  and Jane Susan  Elvy,   nee MERRICK,   piano tuner.
witness:  J.Rennell,  Addington,  carpenter,          M.Elvy,  Byron street,  Sydenham, 

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashleigh/Library.BMDs/ROWLANDS.BMD's.Christchurch.Library.html

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 December 16 10:46 GMT (UK) »
Death of Rifleman Claude David Elvy, son of H.N. Elvy on 23 October 1918 is in The Star on 15 November 1918 (just after the armistice). 

I don't know how long it took for news of casualties to reach next of kin.

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 December 16 10:55 GMT (UK) »
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Harold Nelson Elvy's father was apparently Sydney Harold Nelson.

There are a couple of online trees that name the father as Robert Hammond Elvy

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16067300

He was born in Kent, baptised in Sheppey in 1830. Parents Filmer Elvy and Jane Elvy.

There's a marriage for Filmer John Elvy and Jane Nettleton in Sheerness in 1821
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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 December 16 18:23 GMT (UK) »
Here is the WW! file for Claude David Elvy

http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE14979356

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 December 16 18:35 GMT (UK) »
Births

1891/7172   Elvy    David Claude              Jane         Harold   
1895/7627   Elvy    Gordon Stanley              Jane Susan   Harold   
1894/702   Elvy    Herbert Leonard      Jane   Harold Nelson   
1897/2281   Elvy    Doris Minnie              Jane   Harold Nelson   
1898/5552   Elvy    Sydney Harold              Jane   Harold Nelson   
1902/4459   Elvy    William Lister              Jane   Harold Nelson   
1904/9429   Elvy    Vera Jane                    Jane Susan Harold Nelson   
1908/10369   Elvy    Myrtle Ada       Jane Susan Harold Nelson   
1910/5298   Elvy    Phyllis Maud             Jane         Harold Nelson   
1915/9519   Elvy    Bertha Eileen Tottie     Jane     Harold Nelson   
1928/7142   Elvy    Gladys Marion            Jane Susan Harold Nelson

Gladys' birth was not registered until 1928 but narrowed down 28/08/1892

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 December 16 18:49 GMT (UK) »
I've just realised that you have much of this information already from an earlier thread redwolf.

I'll put the link here:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=669284.0

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 December 16 22:12 GMT (UK) »
Ah oops, sorry about that. I did a quick search to see if I already had but couldn't see it.

I guess I'm still wanting to work out when Gladys came over to Australia. Do I look at immigration or emigration records?
Borlands from Scotland, Hiltons from England & Platts from England at this stage. Have others to look for as well at some stage :)