John BLAND was born in 1817 in Enniskillen, Ireland and died on Jul. 4, 1873 in New Plymouth. His occ; Stone Mason, he mar: abt 1843 Elizabeth Buxton (b: in 1824 in Fermanagh, Ireland and d: on Mar. 7, 1859 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.)

They immigrated n Aug 11 1857 on the "Eastern City" from Liverpool to Melbourne, VIC, Australia with their 3 children:

1 Jane BLAND

2 John BLAND (b: in 1852 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and d: on Jul. 28, 1891 in Taranaki, NZ.)

3 .Thomas BLAND was b: on Jan. 1, 1853 in Enniskillen, Ireland and d: 2 May 1925 in Island Bay, Wellington, NZ.)

2nd Generation: Jane BLAND (b: abt 1851 in Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland; d: aged 39Y on Jul. 4, 1890 in Tataramaika, Taranaki, when she is bur.)

She mar: Walter Henry CLARKE in 1869 in N Z. (he was b: in 1844 in Bath, Somerset; d: Jun. 7, 1910 in Pungarehu, Taranaki; Bur: Tataraimaka Cem.) They had 6 children:

a Elizabeth Jane CLARKE (b: 1870 in New Zealand and died on an unknown date. 

b. Walter CLARKE (b: 1872 in New Zealand and died on an unknown date. 

c Thomas John CLARKE (b: 1874 in New Zealand and died on an unknown date. 

d William Bland CLARKE (b: Aug. 19, 1876 in New Zealand and died on Aug. 24, 1959 in Stratford, Taranaki )

e Hester Catherine CLARKE (b: 1878 in New Zealand and died on an unknown date. 

f Herbert Henry George CLARKE (b: 1881 in New Zealand and died on an unknown date.

3rd Generation: William Bland CLARKE mar: 30 Jul 1902 in Okato to Florence May JULIAN (b: 10 Feb 1883 in Tataraimaka, Taranaki; d: 02 Mar 1959 in Stratford)

Their dau: was: Matilda (Tillie) May Clarke (b: 11 Aug 1904 in New Plymouth; d: 31 Jul 1995 in Normandy Road, Manaia)

Tilly mar: 06 Jul 1927 in Anglican Church, Okaiawa to Alfred George Griffin. Their 4 children:

4th Generation:

1 Ava Jean Griffin b: at Hawera she mar: 24 May 1952 to Ian Ernest McCall (b: 30 Oct 1928; d: 06 Jul 2001 in Hawera) Children are:

 a Ross Ian McCall mar: Robyn Yvonne Oakes Their children are Andrea Atherly Alice McCall; Jason Anthony Daniel McCall and Eloise McCall

b Helen Jane McCall mar: Jeffery Dickens

2 Gloria Matilda Griffin mar: 14 Jun 1952 to Alexander Joseph Tosland (b: 04 Oct 1929, Jersey breeder; d: 7 Dec 2016 aged 87Y; bur: Okaiawa Cem.)

Their children are:  Kelvin Alexander Tosland ; Linda Joan Tosland; Martin Clarke Tosland; Derek Noel Tosland

3 Maida Florence Griffin (b: 13 Jan 1937 in Hawera; d: 20 Mar 1991 in Tauranga Hospital) mar: 28 Feb 1959 to Clarence (Clarrie) Alan Manson (b: 03 Aug 1936; d: 05 Nov 2008 in Tauranga)

Their children: Dean Clarence Manson; Boyd Alan Manson; Julie Cheryl Manson

4 Milton Alfred William Griffin Mar: 25 Jun 1977 to Pamela Laurel McKay (b: 16 Jun 1949; d: 03 Nov 2006 in Manaia) mar; 2: Jennie

Milton and Pamela's children are Sherleena Maree Griffin; Rowena Pam Griffin (b: 08 Nov 1980; d: 25 Nov 1980) . Jasmine Louise Griffin and Haley Michelle Griffin