William James KINZETT b. 5 Sep 1844 Nelson, N.Z.; d. 21 Jul 1911 Tapawera, N.Z  m.16 Jul 1867 Sophia Dora Elizabeth BUSCH b. 1847 Waimea East d.14 Apr 1929 aged 83 yrs.
WILLIAM: Death cert.no.2025 1911,Motupiko. A bullock driver during the Gold Rush time.
Purchased a farm in the lower Tadmor Valley in 1885 after having worked in
various places and farmed in the Wairau. Kinzett's Creek and Hambone Creek
named after and by him.
Freeholders of NZ 1882: William James Kinzett, farmer, Spring Creek, Marlborough, 62 acres, 950 pounds total value to the Colony.
Death notice read: On 21st July 1911 at Tapawera, William James Kinzett aged 67 yrs.
1887-88 NZ Post Office directory William James, farmer, Blenheim.
Headstone: William James Kinzett, died 21 July 1911 aged 67 years also his wife Sophia Kinzett died 14 April 1929 aged 83 years.
Probate: William James Tapawera - filed 9 Aug 1911.
NZPO Dir. Will. farmer Tadmor.
Electoral Roll: 1880-81 & 1882 William James Kinzett, freehold, Spring Creek, farmer, Waimea West, part section 66. 1893 Tadmor, farmer, residential. 1905-1908 Tadmor, farmer.
1903 Waimea County Electoral Roll: William J.Kinzett, Wangapeka.
Wises Directory 1878 Reuben and William, Sherry, Tadmor.
Wises Directory Marl. 1894-5 William J Kinsett - farmer. 1908 farmer and hopgrower, Tadmor. 1911 hopgrower and boarding house, Tapawera.
A 23 yr old farmer at time of marriage - registry office.
SOPHIA: Death cert. no.1597 1929, Richmond. Daughter of W.A.H. Busch of Aniseed Valley.
Sophia must have been illiterate as she was unable to sign her name in marriage register.
1903 Waimea County Electoral Roll: Sophia.Kinzett, Wangapeka.

"Farmer, Tadmor. Mr. Kinsett's farm comprises 400 acres, of which 200 acres are held under lease, and he has also 113 acres at Upper Tadmor. He grazes about 1000 Romney Marsh sheep. The land consists chiefly of low lying hills, though 150 acres are fit for cropping with hops, barley and oats. The farm is well supplied with outbuildings, such as stables, wool and cart sheds, cow-bails, etc. A large hopkiln has been erected, and 350 bushels can be dried on the floor. Mr. Kinzett was born at Nelson in 1841, and is a son of the late Mr. George Kinzett, who came to Nelson in the ship “Thomas Harrison” in 1842, and after undergoing many hardships, and passing through several Maori troubles, established a comfortable home. He died when eighty-two years of age. Mr. W. J. Kinzett was brought up to farm work, and started on his own account in the Wairau, where he tilled sixty-five acres, for thirteen years; but he eventually sold his land, and took up his present holding in 1885. He was for six years a member of the Motueka Valley Road Board till its extinction, and also served on the Tadmor Road Board and local school committee, and the old licensing committee, of which he was chairman. He was volunteer for six years, and competed at the Rifle Association meetings. Mr. Kinzett married a daughter of Mr. W. A. H. Busch, of Aniseed Valley."   Cyclopaedia of NZ
















Descendants of William James Kinzett 1844 - 1911
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM JAMES AND SOPHIA

George William b. 9 Nov 1868 Nelson d. 27 Dec 1941 Nelson  aged 73 yrs.  m. 11 Jun 1906  Helen Jane KENYON b. 1867 d 5 Oct 1951 aged 84 yrs.
Birth Reg. No. 619. Death Reg no. 4372. Marriage Reg. no. 2817.
Buried Dovedale Cem., Nelson: George William Kinzett d. 28 Dec 1941 and his wife Helen Jane Kinzett d. 5 Oct 1951.

Amelia b. 6 Dec 1872 Nelson d. 6/9 Dec 1931 m. 7 Nov 1889 James DUNCAN
Birth Reg no. 685. Marriage reg no. 3088.
Electoral Roll 1893 Amelia Duncan, Tadmor, domestic duties.
(Freeholders of NZ 1882 James DUNCAN, farmer, Riwaka Waimea Co 405 acres £530 Total value to the Colony  £530.
Wises: 1883-85   a James DUNCAN, thrashing machine, Riwaka, Nelson
1900      James DUNCAN, farmer, Tadmor***; a James DUNCAN, farmer, Kokoamo
1911 James DUNCAN, farmer, Riwaka
1918 James DUNCAN, Cobden, Hokitika, Collingwood
1922 James DUNCAN, farmer, Collingwood
Electoral roll: 1882-84   James DUNCAN, freehold, Riwaka, farmer, part section 19 Riwaka
(Motueka) and George, residential, farmer; John Dunbar, residential,
Riwaka, labourer; Joseph, freehold, Riwaka, farmer, section 13 Riwaka;
Joseph jnr, residential, farmer; Joseph Dunbar, freehold, Riwaka, farmer,
part section 62, Riwaka
1905      James DUNCAN, Tadmor, farmer (Motueka)***; James DUNCAN, Riwaka, farmer (Motueka); James Robertson, Collingwood, gold miner; Joseph Riwaka, farmer; Jessie Jane, Riwaka, married; Amy Eliza, Riwaka, married; Laurence George, Riwaka, farmer; Rosina Ellen, Riwaka, married;
Joseph William, Riwaka, farmer; Joseph Lodder, Riwaka, labourer; John William, Riwaka, farmer; John Llewellyn, Riwaka, farmer; Jane, Riwaka, married; William, Riwaka, labourer.

Arthur Frederick b. 19 Sept 1874 d. 17 Feb 1876 aged 1 yr.
Birth Reg no. 1660. Think his death cert. is 1876 no. 188 Marlborough.

Sarah Ann b. 14 Mar 1877 Blenheim d. 10 Sept 1943 Nelson m. 1911 David Alexander KERR b. 25 May 1871 b. 5 Jan 1959 Nelson.
Birth Reg no. 1344. Death Reg no. 3232. Marriage reg no. 6072.
Electoral Roll: 1905-1908(Nelson)  & 1911 (Wairau) Sarah Ann Kinzett, Tadmor, Spinster. 1911 Sarah Ann Kerr, Blue Glen, Belgrove, married (Motueka supplement). 1919 Sarah Ann Kerr, Belgrove, married (Kaiapoi).
(DAVID: Birth Reg. no. 694
NZ Contingents to South African War and www.nzhistory.net.nz
1295 KERR, D A, builder, Nelson; nok: Mrs M KERR, Foxhill, Nelson,
mother; 4th Rough Riders Contingent, sailed Gymeric 31 March 1900
Electoral roll:
1911      David Alexander KERR, Blue Glen, Belgrove, sheep farmer (Motueka supplement)
1919      David Alexander KERR, Belgrove, farmer (Kaiapoi)
Probate:
6 February 1959     will filed, David Alexander KERR, Nelson, farmer,
Nelson Court 6610
Nelson Evening Mail 14 Jan 1959: "David Alexander Kerr, whose death occurred in Nelson recently, was for many years a sheep farmer at Kikawa. He was a son of the original David Kerr who settled in the big bush country 110 years ago and built up the well-known Blue Glen run.
The late Mr. Kerr took up the carpentering trade at the age of 15. While working at this trade in the N.I. he volunteered for the South African War. He had many memories of his experiences while dispatch riding during the campaign.
He eventually took over part of the Blue Glen run and continued to farm there until compelled to give up on account of ill-health.
He was at all times interested in matters of importance to his district and was a Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Kerr, who was 88, had lived in Nelson for the past 15 years. He is survived by his two sons, Messrs. Alex and Stanley Kerr. His wife, formerly Miss Sarah Ann Kinzett, predeceased him some years ago".
David took over the land on the right bank of the Motupiko River, some 800 acres. He built a good homestead and buildings when the Station was cut up).
Alexander KERR b. 26 Sept 1912, Nelson m. 2 Mar 1938 Iris Ellen Clothier b. 29 Dec 1915
Stanley Matin KERR b. 7 Mar 1922 m. 14 May 1960 Joyce Irene BURSBY b. 27 Nov 1926
Mary Maria b. 14 Mar 1877 Blenheim d 26 Jun 1940 Rangiora m. 1904 Allan Burns KERR b. 20 Mar 1877 Nelson d. 21 Nov1960 Rangiora.
Birth Reg no. 1344. Death Reg no. 3311. Marriage reg no. 3663.
Electoral Roll: 1905 Mary Maria Kerr, Blue Glen, married (Motueka). 1919 Mary Maria Kerr, Fernside, married (Kaiapoi).
Probate 8 Jul 1940 will filed, Mary Maria Kerr, Rangiora, married. (ChCh Court 20783)
Cemetery Records: Mary Maria Kerr 1877-1940 and her husband Allan 1877-1960.
ALLAN: Admitted to Foxhill School  27.1.1890.
Birth Reg. no. 1379 Death reg. no. 5399
A few weeks after his father's death Alan was enrolled at Bishops School aged 14 yrs 6 mths. Mother as a widow gave her occupation as Co-op Ass. Church of England given as religion. Address Blue Glen, Motuoiko Valley. Left school in Dec. 1892 to take up position as merchants clerk.
Note: Cyclopedia of NZ
John KERR, represented Waimea in House of Representatives 1885-1887, Motueka 1887-1890
Arrived Nelson on Fifeshire 1842 with his father. Farmed Waimea West and had a lake run at Rotoiti. He drowned "a few years ago" ie cir 1900. Stocked Lake Rotoiti. Keen sportsman.
Electoral roll:
1905      Alan Burns KERR, Blue Glen, sheep farmer (Motueka).
1919 Allan Burns KErr, Frenside, farmer (Kaiapoi).
1865-66   John KERR, Nelson, freehold, Town Sections 528, 529 Brook St (Nelson City); James KERR, Waimea South, feehold, house and land, part of section 8, Spring Grove, Waimea South (Waimea South); David KERR, Motupipi, freehold, Motupipi Valley, Waimea South; Peter KERR, Waimea South, freehold, part section 102 Waimea South
1885 Francis John KERR, residential, Maneroa, sheepfarmer, Picton (Picton)
1893 Jane KERR, Waimea West, household duties, residential (Waimea Sounds); Robert KERR, Wakefield, carter, residential (Waimea Sounds supplement)
1893 Alfred Ernest KERR, Brightwater, farmer, residential (Nelson); James jnr, Brightwater, bushman, residential; Fanny, Nile St, domestic duties, residential; James, Waimea East, labourer, residential; John, Lake Run, sheep farmer, freehold, section F 4 & 5, Nelson; Louis Walter, Nelson,
watchmaker, residential; Peter, Chesley Hill, farmer, freehold, sections 1, 2, 9 Waimea South; Walter David, Nelson, clerk, residential; William George, Manuka St, salesman, residential.
1893 Richard KERR, Brightwater, labourer, residential (Nelson); Isabella Smith, Bronti St, dressmaker, residential.
1893 James KERR, Waimea West, farmer, freehold, section 118 & 119, Waimea West (Waimea Sounds); James Martin, Blue Gum, farmer, residential; John, Pigeon Valley, labourer, residential; Francis John, Mahakipawa, settler, residential.
1905 Fanny KERR, Collingwood St, domestic duties; Eliza Doris, Manuka St, domestic duties; Jane, Hope, widow; Louis Walter, Collingwood St, watchmaker; Walter David, Grove St, clerk; William george, Manuka St, salesman.
1905 John KERR, Rangiora, labourer (Kaiapoi)
1911 Percy KERR, River Terrace, Brightwater, farmer (Motueka); Louis,
Karamea, labourer; Margaret, Karamea, married
1911 Robert KERR, Brightwater, farmer (Nelson supplement); Mary Cecilia,
Brightwater, farmer; William Robert, Wakefield, labourer; Jane,
Wakefield, widow.
NZEF Reserve: Alan Burns KERR, farmer, Bennett's, Ashley, 1 child
Wises:
1911      Allan KERR, blacksmith, Granity
1922      Allan Burns KERR, farmer, Fernside AND Allan Burns KERR, Granity
Cemetery records: Mary Maria KERR 1877-1940 and her husband Allan 1877-1960
Probate: 16 December 1960    will filed, Alan Burns KERR, Rangiora, engineer,
Christchurch Court 1484/60
Leslie William KERR b. 24 Sept 1904 d. 7 Jun 1996 Rangiora m. 10 Sept 1930  Audrey Jane                                                               HIDE b. 23 Dec 1908 d. 16 Dec 1991.
Malcolm Burns KERR b. 8 Oct 1909 d. 9 Oct 1913 ChCh.
Minnie Alice b. 11 Oct 1878 Blenheim d. 30 Oct 1955 Rangiora m. Feb 1901 Francis KENYON d. 1952 Rangiora.
Birth Reg no. 3484. Death Reg no. 5549. Marriage reg no. 2339.
Newspaper marriage notice: On the 30th Feb 1901 at the residence of the brides parents by Rev. Cannon Lucas, Frank, second surviving son of Hugh Kenyon of Thorpe, to Alice 4th daughter of W. Kinzett.
Electoral Roll: 1905-1908 Minnie Alice Kenyon, Thorpe, domestic duties (Motueka). 1911 Minnie Alice Kenyon, Thorpe, domestic duties (Wairau).
Probate: 9 Nov 1955 will filed, Minnie Alice Kenyon, Rangiora, widow (ChCh court 1172/55).
Electoral roll: 1880-93   Hugh KENYON, freehold, Dovedale, farmer, sections 40 & 41,
square 6, Dovedale 1893 David KENYON, Thorpe, farmer, residential (Waimea Sounds); Annie
Louise, Thorpe, domestic duties, residential; Susan Elizabeth, Thorpe, housekeeper, residential
1905-8    Francis KENYON, Thorpe, labourer (Motueka); Ellen Jane, domestic duties; Eunice, spinster (gone by 1911); Susan, domestic duties (Susan Elizabeth in 1911), and Isabella, teacher (in supplement) (gone by 1911); Hugh, Dovedale, farmer (main roll) (and 1911) 1905 David KENYON, Stoke, platelayer (Nelson); Mary Lauretta, Stoke, domestic duties
1911      Francis KENYON, Thorpe, labourer (Wairau)
1908 Hugh KENYON, Dovedale, farmer (Motueka); Ellen Jane, Thorpe, domestic duties; Eunice, Thorpe, spinster; Susan, Thorpe, domestic duties.
1908 Isabella KENYON, Thorpe, teacher (Motueka supplement)
1911 Mave Evelyn Annie KENYON, Thorpe, married (Motueka supplement)
1911 Arthur Alexander, Thorpe, farmer (Motueka); Susan Elizabeth, Thorpe, domestic duties.
Wises:
1906-11   Frank KENYON, farmer, Thorpe also Arthur KENYON
1922      Franc KENYON, farmer, Fernside
1930      F KENYON, Springburn
Probate: 29 January 1953     will filed, Francis KENYON, retired farmer, Rangiora,
Christchurch Court 2704.

Arthur Frederick b. 15 Nov 1880 Blenheim d. 11 Sept 1951 Nelson m. 1911 Charlotte Agnes Tyrell b. 1890 Takaka d. 1961 Nelson aged 71 yrs. .
Birth Reg no. 3582. Admitted Upper Motueka Valley School 3 Jun 1894 by W Kinzett. Previous School Tadmor. Last day 8 Mar 1895 - destination Tadmor to do farm work.
Marriage reg no. 8692. Death Reg no. 3493. Buried Mararewa aged 70 yrs.
Probate: Arthur Frederick, farmer, Belgrove - filed 8 Nov 1951.
Electoral Roll: 1905 Arthur Frederick Kinzett, Tadmor, farmer (Motueka). 1908 Arthur Frederick Kinzett, Tapawera, farmer (Nelson). 1911 Arthur Frederick Kinzett, Sherry, farmer (Wairau). 1919  Arthur Frederick Kinzett, Tui, farmer (Wairau).
NZEF Reserve: 1914  Arthur Frederick Kinzett, farmer, Kiwi, 2 children.
Wises 1930-1940 A Kinzett, farmer, Kiwi.
Headstone:  Arthur Frederick Kinzett, died 11 September 1951 aged 70 years and his wife Charlotte Agnes Kinzett died 24 July 1961 aged 71 yerrs.
                                                          Vera Maud b. 1912



Alfred b. 26 Dec 1881 Picton  ( Registered 1882)  d. 20 Jul 1841 - 59 yrs. Probate 23 Jul 1941 Wgtn.   m. 21 Sep 1908  at Tapawera Ellen Doretta Fenemor b. 10 Apr 1878 Stanley Brook.  d. 15 Aug 1964. (daughter of William Fenemor and Sophia Maria Dorothea Clasen) Died aged 87 yrs.
Birth Reg no. 412 1882.
Electoral Roll: 1905-1908 Alfred Kinzett, Tadmor, farmer (Nelson). 1911 1905-1908 Alfred Kinzett, Tadmor, farmer (Motueka). 1919 1905-1908 Alfred Kinzett, Tadmor, farmer (Wairau).
NZEF Reserve, famer, Tapawera, Nelson, 2 children. !!?
                                                         William Alfred b. 8 Nov 1908 d. 2 Jul 1977 New Plymouth, bur 4 Jul. Died aged 68 yrs. m. Dorothy Jean Greiner b.                                                                25 Oct 1909 d. 3 Aug 1989
                                                         Ronald Leonard b. 19 Dec 1915 d. 1973 Probate Wgtn. m. Nancy Betty Biggs b. 1 Aug 1920  d. 1981

Female Kinzett b. 15 Jul 1885 Tadmor d. 21 Jul 1885 Tadmor.
Died aged 6 days.

Ida Helen (Ellen) b. 13 Feb 1887 Blenheim d. 29 Jul 1961 Auckland m. 15 Sept 1913 Alexander SANGSTER b. abt 1879.
Admitted Upper Motueka School 3 Jun 1894 by W Kinzett, Tadmor. Previous school Tadmor. Last day 6 May 1898.
Electoral Roll: 1911 Ida Helen Kinzett, Tapawera, spinster (Motueka supplement).
Presbyterian Church records Nelson: Ida Helen Kinzett of Tapawera, spinster 26 yrs, domestic m. Alexander Sangster jnr, widower since 26/4/1912 aged 34 yrs. Marriage took place at the residence of Sophia Kinzett, Tapawera.
Birth Reg no. 1647. Death Reg no. 2796. Marriage reg no. 5512.
Wises: 1922 Ida Helen Sangster, (I & AS), Motukarara.
1939 Mrs L SANGSTER, 16 Titford St, Woolston, Christchurch (mother-in-law)
NZ Herald 31 July 1961
SANGSTER, Ida Helen. On July 29, 1961 at a private home, beloved wife of the late Alexander Sangster and dearly beloved mother of Lola (Mrs Robert Hallliday), and the late Alexander and Fonda (Mrs Galbraith), loved stepmother of Rema (Mrs J Williamson, Christchurch) and dearly loved grandmother of Jim, Robert and Donald and the late Nadine. A service will be held at Watney Sibuns Sons Chapel, Newmarket at 9.30am today (Monday), the funeral then leaving for the Purewa Crematorium. All communications to Mrs R Halliday, 29 Parish Road, Mt Albert
From index cards Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland Address at cremation: c/o 502 Dominion Rd
Disposal of ashes: Niche B625 Columbarium 7/8/1961 (With Alexander Sangster 5/11/1948)
Cremation 31 July 1961   cremated Purewa Crematorium, Ida Helen SANGSTER, last residence - 18 Mt Roskill Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland.
Probate: 21 September 1961   Intestate, Ida Helen SANGSTER, Auckland, widow. Auckland Court.
(NZEF Reserve: Alexander SANGSTER, grower, Leitrim St, Blenheim, 3 children AND
Alexander SANGSTER, shepherd, Moheuiti vis Taumarunui, 2 children
Address 1917 - Fonda's birth certificate. Leitrim St, Blenheim, accountant.
Address 1923 - Lola's birth certificate, Motukarara, storekeeper.
Electoral roll:
1911      Alexander SANGSTER jnr, Granity, striker (Buller) and Elsie,
married [Elsie REID m 1905/2980]
1911      Alexander SANGSTER, 367 Leith St, bootmaker (Dunedin North) and
Helen Brown, married; Nellie, spinster and Robert SANGSTER, c/o Mrs
Stanley, cnr Leith and Albany Sts, plumber
1911      Isabella SANGSTER, 84 Athol Place, spinster (Dunedin West) and
Jessie Ann, spinster
and Mary Beaton SANGSTER, Panama House, Stuart and Smith Sts, spinster
and Robert SANGSTER, 79 Albany St, plumber
1911      Alexander SANGSTER, Alma St, Wyndham, Presbyterian minister
(Mataura) and Ellen Edwards, married
Wises:
1900 A and George SANGSTER, farmers, Toko; Alexander, Cheltenham; Alexander, Commercial Hotel, Riverton.
1906      Alex SANGSTER, farmer, Te Roti
1906      Alex SANGSTER, farmer, Te Roti; Alex SANGSTER, shoemaker, 72 Frederick St (pr 55 Leith St), Dunedin
1922      Alex  SANGSTER (I & A Sangster), Motukarara *** also listed under Ida Helen
1930      Alex & John SANGSTER, Tapawera; Alex SANGSTER, accountant, 398 Cashel St, Christchurch; Alex SANGSTER, engineer, 196 Otipua St, Timaru
1940      Alex SANGSTER, acct, 16 Tilford St, Christchurch; Alex
SANGSTER, eng, 196 Otipua Rd, Timaru; Alex E SANGSTER, farmer, Makahu; Sangster & Pollick, farmers, Kimbell; Sangster & Sons, FS, baker, Collingwood; Alex & John, store, Tapawera
From index cards Waikumete Cemetery: Alexander SANGSTER, clerk, 29 Parrish Road, Sandringham, died 4/11/1948, cremated 5/11/1948, Medical attendant: Dr Eva HILL, 498 Dominion Rd, Medical referee: Dr Drury, 50 Ponsonby Rd Disposal of ashes: To Sibun 8/11/1948, Niche B625 Columbarium 20/12/1948).
Alexander SANGSTER b. 1915 Motupiko, Nelson
Fiona Lorine SANGSTER b. 1917 Wairau d. 1938 ChCh m. Henry GILBRAITH
Lola SANGSTER b. 1920 ChCh

Leonard John b. 7 Dec 1889 Nelson d. 26 Sept 1916 Heilly Stat. Cem., Somme, France, aged 25 yrs.
Birth Reg no. 537. Admitted Upper Motueka Valley School 22 Oct 1895 by William Kinzett, Tadmor. Last day 6 May 1898 destination Tadmor.
Electoral roll: 1911-19   Leonard John KINZETT, Tapawera, farmer (Motueka supplement,
Wairau)
Wises: 1911 Leonard KINZETT, farmer, Takaka
NZEF: 1914 7/221 Trooper Leonard John KINZETT, Main body, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, single, Tapawera, Canterbury Military District, mother: Sophia KINZETT, Tapawera 7/221 LCpl Leonard John KINZETT, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, died of wounds, France 26 September 1916 Lance Corporal 7/221 2nd Bn., Canterbury Regiment, NZEF when died. Probate: Leonard John, farmer, Tapawera - will filed 21 Dec 1916.

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