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Emily Lethbridge  and John Peake Goodman 
Emily Lethbridge

EMILY LETHBRIDGE  was born 1830 in Ivybridge, Ashburton, Devon and Bapt: 25 Jan 1831, Wesleyan Methodist, Ashburton, Devon. She married JOHN PEAKE GOODMAN on 16 Nov 1854 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, the son of SAMUEL GOODMAN and MARIA PEAKE. He was born 09 Aug 1827 in Cornwall, Bapt: 16 Sep 1827 at Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall, England.

(Nelson Evening Mail, 16 November 1883) DEATH - Goodman. — On November 14 at his residence Halifax-street, John P. Goodman, aged 56 years. Interment Date: 16/11/1883; Area: CHURCH OF ENGLAND; Wakapuaka Cemetery Nelson; Plot 036 Block: 07 Emily died 31 May 1913.

(Marlborough Express, 2 June 1913)        MRS EMILY GOODMAN.

The fast diminishing ranks of the pioneer colonists of New Zealand were lessened on Saturday by the death of Mrs Emily Goodman, who could count 72 years of life in this country. The deceased lady, who was the relict of the Late Mr John Peake Goodman, passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs T. Byford, of Main Street, at the age of 83 years. Born at "Ivy Bridge" Devonshire, in 1839, she arrived at New Plymouth, on November 18th, 1841 with her parents, Mr and Mrs Richard Lethbridge, and other members of that family, in the ship Oriental, under charter from the Plymouth Company of New Zealand. The Oriental was one of the first six pilgrim vessels to be employed in the peopling of Taranaki district, and her passenger list is one of those historic records associated with the memorial unveiled on the foreshore at Moturoa in March, 1911 to mark, the spot where the pioneers brought out by these ships actually landed.

Mrs Goodman was the last surviving representative, of her generation, all the other members of the. Lethbridge family as it existed in 1841 having predeceased her. There are to-day in Marlborough ,many descendants of people whose names appear in the passenger list published on the occasion of the unveiling ceremony. The father of Mr W. H. Skinner, Commissioner of Crown' Lands, was one of the pilgrims from the Oriental, as was Mrs P. Vercoe. Mrs Goodman experienced a full share of the struggles and stirring occasions of the pioneer lite. She was married in New Plymouth at an early age, and was there with her husband and young family when the Maori War broke out in 1860 and disorganised the affairs of the community. In those adventurous times it was the custom for the women and children of New Plymouth to occupy the barracks during the nights for their protection in the event of a Maori raid, and Mr C. L. Goodman, the deceased's son, and Mr W. Garr, also of Blenheim, were among those who were thus assembled. Later in 1860 the authorities sent the women and children to Nelson, and there Mr and Mrs Goodman resided till the death of the former, when Mrs Goodman returned to Blenheim to join her children. She had resided here for the last 29 years, enjoying the respect of all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Mr Christopher L. Goodman is the only son, and the daughters of the deceased are Mrs P. Byford and Mrs W. Gamble, of Blenheim, and Mrs J. Morland, of Whangarei, Mrs McFarland, of Thames and Mrs Hunter, of Nelson, The interment took place this afternoon.

Emily was buried at the Omaka Cemetery Blenheim N02.37 on 2nd Jun 1913


i. ANNIE MARIA GOODMAN: (b. 05 Nov 1855, New Plymouth; d. 1942, aged 86Y) m. 20 Dec 1877, Auckland HARRY ARTHUR MCCARTHY; WW1 12/1728; d. 08 Jun 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey.

(Nelson Evening Mail, 5 February 1877) M'Carthy — Goodman: Dec 20th, at the Registry Office, Auckland, Harry Arthur McCarthy, of Auckland, to Annie, eldest daughter of Mr J. P. Goodman, of Nelson.

(1881 Daily Telegraph, 1 Sept) Harry McCarthy, a laborer working on tbe harbor dredge, was picked up on the railway line near Ravensborne early this morning. He has a large scalp wound on his head. It is supposed that he fell off the late train last night. He was taken to the hospital, where he regained consciousness.

ii. LAURA GOODMAN: (b. 30 Aug 1857, New Plymouth; d. 1927, Blenheim, Bur: Omaka Cem.) m. 1879 to THOMAS DANIEL BYFORD, (b. 1855; Occupation Tobacconist; d. 09 Nov 1922, Blenheim aged 67Y)

(Marlborough Express, 23 Jan. 1883) Notice to the Public. T. BYFORD WISHES to notify to the public of Havelock and surroundings that he has commenced business as Hair-Dresser and Tobacconist, And by strict attention hopes to merit their patronage, BEST BRANDS TOBACCO, CIGARS PIPES, &c. T. BYFORD. Havelock.

(Marlborough Express, 5 June 1899) SALE OF PROPERTY. On Saturday last, at their rooms, Messrs Horton and Co. submitted for sale a number of business and town properties under instruction from Mrs Muncaster. There was a good attendance of buyers at the sale, and bidding for the business sites was keen. The two large shops in Market Street North were not sold at the highest bid made for them. The results of the sale were - Two shops, Market Street North, one occupied by Mr T. Byford, the other by Mrs Muncaster.— Mr W. Murray, £650.

(Marlborough Express, 15 Jan 1907) Sum of £52 12s was handed in by Mr .T; Byford, being the amount subscribed by property-owners in Market and Alfred Streets, and other citizens, in recognition of the good work done by the Brigade on the occasion of the recent Criterion fire.—A vote of thanks to the generous donors was earned with enthusiasm.

(Marlborough Express, 20 Feb 1907) T. Byford, hairdresser, invites inspection of a new line cf razor strops.

iii. CHRISTOPHER LETHBRIDGE GOODMAN: (b. 10 Feb 1859; d. 1947 aged 88Y at Blenheim. Bur: 6 Sep 1947 at Omaka Cemetery) He mar: 1886 (1) ELIZABETH HOWARD  She was born 1862, and died 1919 aged 56y. Bur:  Omaka Cemetery. Christopher married (2) 1921 ETHEL LOUISA HOWARD. She was born 1867, and died 1952 in Blenheim.


i. HOWARD CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN, (b. 15 Mar 1891; d. Feb 1972, Blenheim Bur: 18 Feb 1972 Cemetery Omaka)  m. FLORENCE IVY; (d. Jan 1996, Blenheim; Bur: 12 Jan 1996 Cemetery Omaka)

ii. FRANCES MARY GOODMAN, (b. 1887; d. 1960 73Y) m. 1915 GEORGE ROY GILL (b. 07 Aug 1891; d. 1979)

iv. EMILY GOODMAN: (b. 11 Aug 1860; d. 1946 aged 85Y) She married 1880 JOSEPH EDWARD MORLAND (b: 1858, and d: 1932 aged 76Y)

Mr. Joseph Edward Morland, who was formerly a partner in the firm of A. W. Roe and Co., of which Mr. Roe is now sole proprietor, was born in Essex, England, in 1856. He arrived in Auckland with his parents by the ship "Golconda" in 1864. As a lad, he joined the late Mr. M. H. Roe, at Onehunga, and remained with him till he retired from business, after which he had full charge of the Onehunga mill for about fourteen years, and he and a partner subsequently rented it on contract for two years. Mr. Morland then removed to the Thames, where he found employment with Messrs Bagnall Brothers, and was for two years with that firm. Mr. Morland was married, in 1880, to a daughter of the late Mr. J. Goodman, of Nelson, and has two daughters and one son.


i. MILDRED EMILY MORLAND, (b. 1884; d. 1947 aged 63Y) m. 1910 to CLARENCE PERCY DOWNEY, (b. 1885; d. 1953 aged 68Y)

ii. BEATRICE LOUISA MORLAND, (b. 19 Jul 1886; d. 1973) m. 1915 to ALBERT VICTOR FOX,  (b. 1890; d. 1962 aged 72Y)

iii ROY EDWARD MORLAND: (b. 1889; d. 1955) m. 25 Mar 1913, Church of the Nativity, Blenheim to MARY ELIZABETH WALKER,  (b. 19 Jul 1889; d. 1977 aged 66Y)

(Marlborough Express, 28 March 1913) MARRIAGE - MORLAND—WALKER.—On March 25th, 1913, at (the Church; of the Nativity,. Blenheim, by the Ven. Archdeacon Grace: Roy Edward Morland, only son of Mr Joseph and Emily Morland, Whangarei, to Mary Elizabeth Walker, youngest daughter of Mr G.. Walker, Springlands.

v. EDITH CAROLINE GOODMAN: (b. 23 May 1861; d. 31 Dec 1939, New Plymouth d. 78Y. Crem, Te Henui Cemetery) She mar: 1884 WILLIAM WAGSTAFF. (b: 1860, and d: 1891 in New Plymouth.)

(Taranaki Herald, 13 Dec 1882) A letter was read from the Opunake School Committee enclosing an application from Miss Edith C. Goodman for appointment as assistant teacher at Opunake school. — Miss Goodman was appointed by the Board on probation for six months


i. WILFRED LLEWELLYN WAGSTAFF, (b. 1889; Occupation Schoolmaster; Last Address: 72 Wallace Place, New Plymouth d. 19 Jun 1963 aged 73 yrs Taranaki Crematorium J02.20)

ii. HENRY JOSEPH ROY WAGSTAFF, (b. 1886; d. 1888 1Y)

iii. MABEL EDITH WAGSTAFF, (b. 1888; d. 1921aged 32Y) m. 1910 to GEORGE SUTTON MOFFITT,  (b. 1881 son of Michael and Alice Ida Moffitt; d. 1966 aged 85Y)

iv. ERIC PERCY WAGSTAFF, (b. 1885; d. 1943 aged 59Y)

vi. MARY GOODMAN: b. 1862. She mar: Jan 1887 to ROBERT MCFARLANE . He was born 1860.


i. ANNIE MAY MCFARLANE, (b. 03 Apr 1888; d. 1964, Dargaville) Married: 1909 to James Shaw Baillie (b: 1886 to parents Agnes and  John Rankin Baillie d: 1969 in Dargaville) Their daughter

a Grace Inez Baillie (b: 14 Feb 1911 d: 1995) Mar: 1934 to Edward Hamlyn Johnsen (b: 1908 d: 1954)

ii. FITZROY ERSKINE MCFARLANE, (b. 10 Aug 1890; Occ. Orchardist d. 1964 aged 74 yrs, Auckland Purewa Cremations. M/I B02.24 Waikumete Cemetery RSA Section)

iii. CYRIL LETHBRIDGE MCFARLANE, (b. 05 Apr 1893; d. Jun 1893, Bur: Karori Wellington)

iv. ROBERT LETHBRIDGE MCFARLANE, (b. 02 Jul 1897; Occ. bef enlistment Confectioner, WW1 35th Reinforcements A Company, NZEF; d. May 1956, Auckland Age 60) m. 1930 to EMMIE CLARA SCHULER, (b. 20 Oct 1902; d. 1991)

Un-named photos the above 2 sons who went to war

vii. SUSAN GOODMAN: (b: 1864, d: 09 Nov 1947 in Nelson, Age 83, Bur: Wakapuaka Cemetery Nelson) She mar: ALEXANDER HUNTER 18 Oct 1887. (b: 1857, d: 1942 85Y in Nelson)


i. CECIL ALEXANDER HUNTER, (b. 04 Feb 1888; Occ. bef. enlistment Clerk; WWI, 1914-1918 Serial No. 58772 d. 28 May 1985, Age 97y; Bur; Whakapuaka Cem) m. 1926 to Floris Selina COOK (d. 1962 Age 58y)

ii. VIVA KATE HUNTER, (b. 26 Feb 1892; d. 1981; Bur: Wakapuaka Cemetery Nelson) Mar: 1915 to Frederick Jacob Grigg (b: 1893 to parents Mary and William Grigg; d: 23 Jun 1963 Bur: 25 Jun 1963 Omaka Cemetery Blenheim) Their daughter:

a Viva Muriel Grigg (b: 03 Sep 1915 Died: 2006) Mar: 1946 to George Murray Rainey (b: 08 Dec 1917 d: 2001)

iii. KENNETH LETHBRIDGE HUNTER, (b. 22 Sep 1899; d. 1936, Nelson Age 36Y; Bur: Wakapuaka Cemetery)  m. 1924 to VIOLET FORBES; (b. 28 Jan 1903; d. 1990)

iv. ROLLO YATES HUNTER, (b. 21 Nov 1903; d. 20 Nov 1978, Nelson. Crem. 22 Nov 1978, Whakapuaka Cemetery)

viii. CLARA GOODMAN: (b: 23 Oct 1872, and died 14 May 1952 in Blenheim Bur: 16 May 1952 Cem: Omako) She married 1893 to WILLIAM MILTON GAMBLE (b: 28 Apr 1867 in Christchurch, Occ: Butcher/carrier; and d: 16 Nov 1946 in Blenheim aged 79Y Bur: 18 Nov 1946, Omaka Cemetery) (1917 was Nominated for Harbour Board)


i. EDITH MARY GAMBLE, (b. 1894; d. 1968 Age 73Y;) m. CHARLES GUERIN, 1921; (b. 13 Jan 1894 to Parents Eliza and Michael Guerin; WW1 Serial No. 12778; Occ. bef. 
Enlistment Farmer d. 1978)

ii. WILLIAM VERNON GAMBLE, (b. 10 Jul 1896, Vernon Station Homestead; d. 10 Jul 1956, Blenheim. Bur: 12 Jul 1956 Omaka Cemetery Blenheim;) Mar: 14 Sep 1925 to Dorothy Agnes Shea (b: 02 Oct 1898 d: 17 Sep 1985 in Blenheim Bur: 19 Sep 1985 Omaka Cemetery Blenheim) Their sons:

 a Gerard Gamble (b: 15 Apr 1927 d: 15 May 1997 in Blenheim)

b Vernon Milton Gamble

c Bertram Kenneth Gamble (b: 1931; Occ: Fitter And Turner; d: 25 Aug 1990)

iii. GEORGE MILTON GAMBLE, (b. 1899; Occ: Mechanician; d. 24 Feb 1955, Blenheim; Bur: 26 Feb 1955 Cem: Omaka;) m. 1920 to LOUISA ALICE GENTRY.

Emily's G-G-Grandson Don is documenting this family and would appreciate help from interested relations.