Emily Maud & Arthur Ackroyd   Family Chart
Ackroyd family - Elsie, Lawrence, Rita, Roland and Amy at the annual picnic

EMILY MAUD BENBOW was b: 28 Sep 1887 in Temuka, the daughter of parents JAMES BENBOW and ALICE HARRIET BISHOP; she d: 14 Oct 1967 in Cameron Courts, Temuka and was bur 17 Oct 1967 at Temuka Cem.)

Education: Emily Maud Benbow was admitted to Rangitira Valley School 27 Feb 1893; her home address at Rangitira; Last day 15 Jan 1900 she left 28 Jan 1901 for Temuka DHS, leaving 4 Oct 1901 for home duties.

Emily mar: 7 Jun 1907 in Temuka to ARTHUR ACKROYD (son of JOHN EDMUND ACKROYD and mother MARIA nee Taylor, he was b: 25 Sep 1882; Education: Arthur Ackroyd was admitted to Temuka School on 1 Oct 1888; Parent / Guardian John Edmund A.; Address Waitohi; Last Day - Passed Std 4, Nov 1893.

Arthur worked for his father on gis dairy farm at Mile Thorn Farm  farm with wife Emily and their children. John d: 1921 and bequeathed Arthur his freehold farm, 181 acres 2 roods 14 perches plus  £500. Arthur d: 20 Jan 1929 aged 47Y - he gave his last address as Opihi Terrace Flat, Waitohi, Temuka and he bequeathed ownership og the farm to his brother Herbert - his Will  The burial service was held on  21 Jan 1929 at St Peter's Anglican Church and was bur: at Temuka Cem. Section B, Block 5, Plot 335. 

Arthur Ackroyd Emily and Arthur's 13 children are:

1 ANNIS (Annie) MYRA* ACKROYD (b: 04 Oct 1907; Education; 1913 - School Glenore; Admission Date 21 Apr 1913 - School Temuka; Admission Date 3 Nov 1914 - 1918; she d: 5 Oct 1980 aged 82Y Timaru - her address 35 Harborough St. Timaru; Bur: 07 Oct 1980 Timaru Cem.) 

Annie mar: 1929 George Frederick Knox Agnew (b: 07 Dec 1902 son of Alexander Knox (JP Pleasant Point and Lavinia Agnew ; he d: 11 Jun 1977 in 8 Wallace St; Timaru -  ; Bur: 13 Jun 1977 Timaru Cem.) Their children: 

a George Alexander Agnew (b: 7 Dec 1902; lived 8 Wallace St, Timaru; d: 2007 aged 74y, bur: 13/6/1977 Timaru Cem) He mar; Beverley Peterson. Their family; George; Robin and Janette (Jan) Agnew

b Daphne Louisa Agnew (b: 29 Mar 1934; she d: 2009) Mar: Feb 1955 to Arthur James (Jim) West (b: 03 Jul 1918 in Benalla, Victoria; he d: 19 Nov 2004 aged 86Y- lived at 34 Barnes St, Timaru) Family are: Brian John* West; Gillian (Jill) Ann West mar: Dale Anthony Strachan; and Graeme Thomas West

ii  ETHEL ACKROYD (b: 11 Dec 1908; Education: Name: Ackroyd Ethel; School Temuka;  Admission Date 15 Feb 1915; d: 15 Mar 1986 in Christchurch.) She mar: 1930 to (1) JOSEPH DANIEL HAMILTON (b; 1894 son of John and Catherine Hamilton; his occ: linesman; d 1965 in Christchurch. They Div. Christchurch 

Ethel mar: 1953 (2) WILLIAM (BILL) MACKAY DUNCAN (b: 12 Nov 1910; a company director, he d: 1979 in Christchurch) They lived in Bower Avenue - their son is William Mackay Duncan.

iii AMY ACKROYD (b: 26 Sep 1910;  d: 20 Aug 2000.) Amy mar: 1927 to WALTER WILLIAM BURGESS (b: 15 Jan 1907 son of WALTER and EMMA BURGESS; Occ:  butcher; Div: Walter remarried Eileen Monica ? (d: 14 Dec 1976 bur: Wairmairi Cem) he d: 29 Jun 1985 aged 78Y in Christchurch; bur:  2 Jul at Waimairi Cem.) (1909 School Records - BURGESS Walter William; School Cricklewood admitted 13 Sep 1909; Parent / Guardian BURGESS W; Address Winscombe Cricklewood; Last Day 15 Nov 1909; Destination Fairlie) Amy and Walters 3 children:

1. Betty Alice Burgess (b: 24 May 1928; d: 3025) mar: Ian Kilgour Taylor; 2. Walter Burgess; 3. William Burgess.

iv ROLAND JAMES ACKROYD (b. 31 Oct 1911. Education: Temuka School; his Occ: Labourer; d. 03 Sep 1978 Temuka;  Bur: 03 Sep 1978 Temuka Cem) He mar: 1931 to Frances Joan* Cunard (b: 7 Jul 1913 - her parents John Cunard and Ivy Florence Manson nee Taylor; Frances d: 19 Jul 1944 in Temuka; Bur: 31 Jul 1944 Temuka Cem.) Their family:

1. Roland Francis Ackroyd mar Mary Veronica Boston; 2. Peter John Ackroyd mar: Valerie Sylvia Nelson; 3. Barry Ackroyd; 4. Bruce Graham Ackroyd and 5. Graham James Charles Ackroyd (b: 1942; d: 30 Dec 1978)

v JOHN WILLIAM ACKROYD (b. 28 Sep 1913; Occ. Farmer Address Orakipoa; d. 13 Dec 1969, Temuka aged 56Y; Interment 15 Dec 1969 Temuka Cem. Section E Block 9 Plot 885) John mar: 1938 to Margaret Olive Acker (b: 1916; d: 31 Dec 1955 aged 39Y ) Their children are:

1. Ngaire Ackroyd; Dianna Ackroyd; 2. Noeline Ackroyd; 3. John Ackroyd and 4. Colin Ackroyd (b. 06 Jun 1914; d. 04 Mar 1980)

vi GORDON ARTHUR ACKROYD ( b: 06 Jun 1914 in Temuka, Canterbury; Good footballer; d: 04 Mar 1980 aged 65Y in Wellington. Crem. Karori Crematorium - Monumental Inscpiption on his mothers headstone Temuka Cem.)  He mar: 26 Dec 1938 to Margaret Allan Mary Grindell (b: 27 Aug 1917 dau. of Charles and Mary Allen Grindell; they div. 1949; she d: 2009)

 vii LAURENCE GEORGE ACKROYD (b. 09 May 1916; Education; Temuka; Admission Date 1 Jul 1921; WW2 Serviceman - Service No. 47336; d. 01 May 1993 - his last address Margaret Wilson Home, Timaru aged 76 Y;  Interment 4/5/1993 Timaru Cem Sect. RSA Block 4 Plot 344)

 He mar: 1949 to JENNIE MAE MCCARTHY (b:11 Jul 1926, and d : 04 Sep 1994 address 34 Grey Rd, Timaru) Children of LAURENCE & JENNIE:

1. Ann Ackroyd; 2. Paul Ackroyd; 3. Kay Ackroyd; 4. Jennifer Ann Ackroyd ( b. Aug 1961; d. Oct 1961, Hinds aged 3 mths; bur: Temuka Cem.)

ix. ALICE HARRIET ACKROYD (b. 14 May 1918; d. 02 Jun 1925, Opihi Terrace Waitohi aged 7Y; bur: 4/6/1925 Section B Block  Plot 334 Temuka Cem)

x. ELSIE MARION ACKROYD (b: 31 Dec 1919; Education: School Temuka; Admission Date 14 Oct 1924; School Waimataitai;  Admission Date 11 Apr 1932; she d: 28 Jul 1999 in Timaru aged 79Y; Last address; Elizabeth Court Rest Home. Interment 02 Aug 1999 Timaru Cem. )

She mar: 1938 to ROWALLAN (ROY) CADENHEAD  son of ROWALLEN CADENHEAD and HELEN SHANKS. (He was b: 09 Apr 1909; Education: School Fairlie; Admission Date 19 Sep 1921; d: 08 Nov 1991 in Timaru, aged  82Y, Last address: 23 Matilda St, Timaru - Retired Farmer; Interment 11 Nov 1991 at Timaru Cem). ELSIE & ROY had 4 children:  

1. Helen Cadenhead mar: Bill ?;

2. Ann Cadenhead  mar: John Henderson, lived  New Brighton - family i. Jane Henderson, Jacqueline Henderson, iii. SBC Henderson and iv. David Henderson;

3. Mary Cadenhead mar: Eddie? Lived in Christchurch -Two children Sharon and ?;

4. Nova Cadenhead mar: ? Bradshaw. Lived in Australia Their dau: Nicola Badshaw

xi. RITA MAY ACKROYD (b. 03 May 1922;  d. 17 Oct 1988 Christchurch aged 66Y bur: Memorial Park Cem.) Mar: 1945 to RONALD CLIFTON BEARDSLEY (b: 23 Mar 1926; d: 15 Jan 2017 aged 90Y)

Their sons Donald Clifton and Keith Norman Beardsley and their dau. Christine Marie Beardsley

xii. GLADYS ALMA ACKROYD mar: 1945 to JOHN (JACK) RAYMOND STOKES (b: 27 May 1922 Ohingaiti to parents George Edward Stokes (1895-1975) and Elsie May Waterhouse (1894-1935); Education School Aramoho, Wanganui; lived: 1949 Riccarton, Canterbury; Occ: Farmer at Tahuna RD3 Morrinsville; 1972 Rodney, Auckland; 1978-1981 Place: Helensville Place: Helensville, Auckland, he d: 11 Mar 1986 in Auckland aged 63Y; Crem:  Hamilton Park Cem) 

Their children: Raymond Lesley Stokes d: Dec ( Twin); Brian Stokes (Twin); Beverley Ann Stokes; Lorraine Stokes; Lesley Stokes; Neil Stokes; Christine Marie Stokes (adopted by Rita and Ron Beardsley) 

Jack Stokes and Gladys div: 1967 at Christchurch  and  he remarried Yvonne Grace Lawrence (b: 05 Nov 1941; d: 25 Jun 2012) 

Their daus.  Ellen and Leonie Stokes

xiii KENNETH (KEN) BRUCE ACKROYD (b. 10 Jan 1926; d. 20 Jun 2007) He mar: 1947 to (1) MAUREEN THERESA RUSHTON  (b: 5 Aug 1929; she d: 2011)

Their son is  Kenneth John Ackroyd.

Ken Div: 1953 and remar: 1954 to JESSIE FARQUHAR HUME. His death was on Jun 20 2007 at home aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of Jessie for 53 years and respected Dad of Dorothea and Michael Peryman, Janice Whyte, Arthur, Jessie and Alan Searle (Geraldine) and Kenny Ackroyd and loved grandad to all his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Donations to Cancer Society. Funeral service held at Harewood Crematorium, 507 John's Rd, Tuesday June 26, 1.30 pm

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