Thomas arrived in NZ on the "Thomas Harrison" at the age of 14 years.  On the 2nd February 1846, at the age of 19, he married Ann Holland, who was a year his senior.  Anne was the daughter of George and Mary Ann Holland who arrived in Nelson on the "Bolton". They had 11 children that we know of, one of which was born and died in Australia.  The "Cyclopedia of NZ" states he was on the Australian Goldfields for 7 years. This means he and Ann must have left NZ very soon after they were married.  Their first child George William was born in Victoria, another child Mary Ann was born 25 Oct. 1849 and died the following year and the third, Sarah Jane was born on the return voyage to NZ on the "Comet" from Melbourne, arriving NZ 25 Mar. 1853.
In the 1854 - 1855 Jury List he is listed as a farmer, Suburban Sth.  Then in the Jury Lists from 1855 thru to 1856/57 he is listed as a publican, Suburban South. Things change in the 1857/8 thru to 1861/62 lists when he is listed as a farmer of Waimea East.
He later took up land at Hope and Richmond. Had "Genia Farms" in 88 Valley.  As far as land ownership went, the 1869/70 Electoral Roll states he had Sect. 17, freehold and household at Waimea East.  Also between 1872 and 1877 he is listed as having Freehold section 47 Waimea East.  In Freeholders of Nelson 1882 Thomas Kinzett, farmer of Wakefield, Waimea Co. 310 acres, 1,350 pounds.
Thomas was on the Hope School Committee, a member of Farmers Union and the Order of Oddfellows.
The last 40 years of his life he was residing in Richmond. He died in his 85th year .

Descendants of Thomas Kinzett 1826 - 1911

Thomas KINZETT b.16 Nov. 1826 Loxley, War. Eng. d. 9 Apr 1911 Wakefield, Nelson aged 86 yrs.   Buried 10 Apr. Spring Grove. m.  2 Feb 1846 Ann HOLLAND b. 19 Jun 1827 (c. 20 Jun) d. 15 Mar. 1903. (Probate 11 May 1911).  
Burial notes: Ann Kinzett died Jan 1903, aged 75 yrs. Buried 15 Jan. Spring Grove.
Waimea South Deaths: 1903 15th Mar. Ann Kinzett, exhaustion Carcenomia of Pyle..s...., born Hampshire, father George Holland, mother Mary Ann White, buried 18th Spring Grove. Parents came out on the "Bolton".
Index to C0208/272 Colonial Office 208 No 10660
Applications fro Embarkation Order
Thomas KINZETT 2348, 5331.
Freeholders of NZ 1882: Thomas KINZETT, farmer, Wakefield Waimea Co 310acres   £1,350 Total value to the Colony  £1,350
Electoral roll:
1865 Thomas KINZETT, Waimea East, freehold, Sect 47, Waimea East (City of Nelson)
1885 Thomas KINZETT, residential, Waimea, farmer (Waimea)
1893 Thomas KINZETT, Waimea South, farmer, residential (Waimea Sounds)
1905  Martha Ann, Collingwood St, domestic duties.
1908 Ellen Dora KINZETT, Tapawera, married (Motueka supplement)
Wises: 1900 Thomas KINZETT, farmer Wakefield
1911 Frederick and Thomas KINZETT, farmers, Wakefield
Death notice: On 9th April 1911 at Wakapuaka, Thomas KINZETT in his 85th year. His
funeral will leave the residence of Mr J HOOPER of Spring Grove. Born Locksley Wiltshire 16/11/1826. Went to Australia Goldfields, has resided in Richmond for about 40 years, has lived at Wakefield, X sons, 4 daughters.
Cemetery records: KINZETT, Thomas. Died 1911. Thomas came to NZ aged 14 years on the Thomas Harrison, son of George and Ann from Warwickshire. He married Ann HOLLAND, daughter of George and Mary Ann who arrived on the Bolton.
Thomas took up land at Hope and Richmond. Then to "Genia Farms" 88 Valley.

        George William KINZETT b. 21 Jan 1847 Victoria, Australia. d. 10 May 1899 Nelson. Buried 13 May aged 52 yrs,                     Spring Grove Cem. m. 1 Jul. 1870 Jane ELLIS
        George was a farmer up the Sherry for some years. In "Freeholders of NZ 1882" he farmed 224 acres valued
        at 380 pounds.  Had 11 kids. Marriage registered in Wakefield Registry Office. Newspaper marriage notice: On 1st July 1870 at the                              residence of Mr. Thomas Kinzett, 88 Valley, by W. M. Biss, Mr. G. W, Kinzett to Miss Jane Ellis. Death cert. George William Kinzett, farmer,                  cause of death degeneration of brain. (This was caused by brain damage from an accident up the Sherry when bush felling. Surviving                      offspring 5 males 27, 26, 16, 15, 5.  6 females 24, 22, 20, 13, 11, 9. Buried Waimea South Cem. b. Victoria. Death cert. no. 983.)

       Mary Ann KINZETT b. 25 Oct. 1849 Warringal, Australia d. 1850 H'Berg, Australia.
        Warringal was where birth was registered (1849/16483) H'Berg was where death was registered (1850/16784)

        Sarah Jane KINZETT b. 4 Mar. 1853 at Sea. d. 10 Apr. 1933 Nelson. m. 1 Feb. 1875 James Colston HOOPER. d. 28 Feb          1930 Nelson.
        James aged 81 yrs, buried 2 Mar 1930 Wakapuaka Cem., Nelson in Baptist Block 7, Plot 52. Probate: James, storekeeper, Nelson, will filed 4              Mar 1930.
        1893 Electoral Roll Sarah J, Wakefield, Domestic Duties. Buried 11 Apr 1933 aged 80 yrs Wakapuaka Cem., Nelson in Baptist block 7 Plot 53.              Probate: Will filed 22 Apr. 1933. A birth cert. for an unnamed female Kinzett, no.521 1853, Nelson. Another birth date given as 5 Mar. Wedding           performed by Rev. Dolamore Baptist 1857-1885: Hooper - Kinzett 1st Feb. 1875 James Hooper 26yrs to Sarah Jane Kinzett 21yrs at res. of                     Thomas Kinzett, farmer, Waimea South. Witnesses Francis Hooper and Phillis Caroline Green both of Waimea South. Marriage registered in             Wakefield Registry Office.
        Newspaper marriage notice: 1 Feb. 1875 at the residence of the father of the bride, by the Rev. D. Dolamore, James eldest son of Mr. Edwin               Hooper, Wakefield to Sarah Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Kinzett.

        Thomas Henry KINZETT b. 17 Jul 1855 Waimea South, Nelson d. 14 Apr 1941 Feilding aged 85 yrs.
        m. 18 Aug 1877 Martha Ann Phipps d. 1928 aged 68 yrs.  
        Martha Ann 1893 Electoral Roll, Washington Valley, domestic duties.  Buried Wakapuaka Cem. New Presbyterian Block 10, plot 30.
        Headstone: Martha wife of Thomas Kinzett, died 15 February 1928 aged 68 years. Thomas Henry Kinzett died 14th April 1941 aged 85 years.
       Freeholders of NZ 1882 Thomas is a farmer with 73 acres in Wakefield area. Value of farm 500 pound. Electoral Roll info for 1885 farm and                 residence at Wakefield,1903 Waimea County Thomas Kinzett, Wai-iti - out, 1905 thru to 1911 a Contractor living in Collingwood St.,  and in                1919 Thomas Henry is a Contractor, Elliot St.  1899 Stones Directory has T. Kinzett Gloucester St. and Mrs Kinzett, Boarding House keeper,                  Gloucester St, Nelson.  Wises directory 1900 living at Hardy St., 1911 a brickmaker living Alton St, 1922 - 1930 a yardman living 16 Elliot St and           finally residing 4 Duke St. Fielding prior to his death. Buried Wakapuaka Cem. New Presbyterian Block 10, plot 31. Probate: Thomas Henry,               Feilding, Reg. Drainlayer, will filed 9 May 1941.)

       James White KINZETT b. 5 Jul 1857 d. 12 Dec 1944 m. 20 Nov 1879 Jane PHIPPS d. 13 Oct. 1937 aged 76 yrs.
        Freeholders of NZ 1882 James a farmer with 328 acres valued at 430 pound up the Sherry. Electoral Roll info: Waimea 1885 residential,                    Wakefield; Nelson 1893 Hope, labourer, residential; Nelson 1905, Hope, chaff dealer (as in Stone's Directory 1899); Nelson 1911, Haven Rd.,                Carrier;  Nelson 1919, 4 Vanguard St., Carrier.  Wises Directory entries: 1918 Jas W ml contr, Weka St, Nelson; 1919 Expressman, 4 Vanguard             St, Nelson: 1921 Milton Gr, Nelson: 1922 James W. driver, Elliot St., Nelson.)
        (Headstone: Jane Kinzett died 13th Oct. 1937 aged 76 years, and her husband James W. Kinzett died 12 Dec. 1944 aged  87 years. Buried                   Wakapuaka Cem. in Baptist block 9, plots 2 and 2a. Jane's will filed 3 Nov. 1937.

        Edward Robert Kiernan KINZETT b. 20 Jan. 1860 d. 1932 m. 25 Apr 1884  Zealah FAWCETT
        Wairau 1882-1884 Electoral Rolls Edward resident Starborough, shepherd; 1893 Waimea, resident Foxhill, labourer. Stones Dir. 1899 farmer,             Foxhill; Waimea County Electoral Roll 1903 resident Waiti - out). (Zillah, widow, Weymouth will filed 21 Jan 1952.

        Alfred Charles KINZETT b. 2 Feb 1862 d. 21 Dec 1903 Konini, Pahiatua aged 41 yrs.  m. 16 Dec. 1889 Mary Ann                      VERRY b. 18 Apr.  1866 d. 30 Mar. 1958 Wanganui
        Death Cert. No. 271 1904. A birth certificate for an unnamed male no. 211 1862, Nelson.
        Stones Dir. 1899 Alfred Charles Kinzett, farmer, Waimea West.) Buried 2 Jan 1904 Mangatainoka.

       Eliza Ann KINZETT b. 28 Mar. 1864 d. 1954 m. 22 May 1885 Alfred James White HOLLAND
       1919 Alfred James White Wellington East.
        Marriage registered at Wakefield Registry Office. 1993 ER Eliza Ann Belgrove married woman.

      Frances Mary KINZETT b. 30 Aug. 1866 Hope, d. 1943 Auckland m. 19 Nov 1887 Joseph Thomas. m. Leonard Henry            KINGSTON 1907. 
       Marriage registered at Wakefield Registry Office. Application 18/6/1887. 1893 ER Frances Mary, Thorpe, domestic duties.

      Minnetta KINZETT b. 19 Feb. 1870 d. 27 Apr. 1939 Invercargill m. 25 Nov 1893 Charles HUGHES b. abt. 1870                             Culmington, Eng. d. 5 Oct. 1943 Invercargill.
        Marinette's marriage registered at Wakefield Registry Office. Charles, farmer, Longbush will filed 11 Oct. 1943 Invercargill.

      Frederick Arthur KINZETT b. 14 Sept. 1871 d. 2 May 1947 aged 75 yrs.  m. 29 Jul 1896 Zoe Ethel TIDD b. 20 Jun. 1874          d. 25 Nov. 1956  aged 82 yrs.
       Arthur Frederick death cert. no.188 for 1876, Marlborough. Headstone: Frederick Arthur, husband of Zoe Ethel Kinzett, died 2nd May, 1947                  aged 76 years, and of Zoe Ethel Kinzett died 25th Nov. 1956 aged 82 years, and their oldest son Clarence Arthur (Tim) Kinzett 1897-1971.                     Buried New General Block 20, plot 58 on 3 May.  Zoe buried 27 Nov 1956 aged 82 yrs. New Gen Block 20 plot 59.
  Marriage application registered 16/6/1896 Wakefield.
        Stones 1899 Dir. Frederick Arthur, farmer, Waimea West.
        Waimea Sounds supplement: 1905-8 Frederick Arthur Kinzett, Wakefield, farmer, (Motueka)
        1911-19 Frederick Arhur Kinzett, Vanguard St, mail carrier (Nelson)
        1893 Electoral Roll: Frederick Arthur Kinzett, Wakefield, farmer, residential.
        1919 Nelson Electoral Roll: Carrier, Vanguard St.
        Wises: 1911 Frederick and Thomas Kinzett, farmers, Wakefield.
        1922-40 Frederick A. Kinzett, carter, 21 Wainui St., Nelson.
        Cyclopedia of NZ: Frederick Arthur KINZETT, farmer, Totara Farms, 88 Valley, Wakefield. Born Nelson 1874 the son of Thomas                                      Kinzett. Educated Wakefield Public School, learned farming from his father, spent 8 months in Wellington, Member of Wakefield School                   Committee for 1 yr. Married a daughter of Thomas Tidd, brewer of Wakefield. Surviving 2 sons and 1 daughter.
        NZEF Reserve: Frederick Arthur Kinzett, contract carter, 2 Collingwood St, Nelson, 4 children.)

George William
Thomas Henry
Sarah Jane
James White
Ed Rbt Kiernan
Fredk Arthur
Alfred Charles
William James
Mary Ann
Electoral Roll 04
Thomas and Ann Kinzett
Picture curtesy of David Vachre - does anyone have the original please?
Thomas and Ann Kinzett's marriage certificate - note that Thomas does not sign his name.
Copy curtesy of David Vachre.
Thomas and Ann Kinzett's home in 88 Valley - but who are these folk out front - for a close up of group see below.
Photo curtesy of David Vachre.
Thomas with daughter Sarah Jane, James Hooper and their child.
Picture curtesy of David Vachre - does anyone have the original please.