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Elizabeth Prosser & Alfred Bradey  

Elizabeth Prosser Elizabeth Prosser

Elizabeth (Bessie) Prosser (b: 07 May 1859 in Praham, Melbourne, Australia, d: 08 Jul 1945 in Main Road, Paremata, Wellington, Bur: 10 Jul 1945 Pauatahanui Anglican Church Cem.) She mar: 08 Jul 1880 in Wellington, New Zealand to Alfred (Alf) James Bradey b: 15 Jul 1856 in Wellington, Occ: Farmer Pauatahanui; Father: Frederick Bradey, Mother: Agnes (Ellen) Magdaline Stuart; d: 23 Oct 1948)

The 5 Bradey brothers of Pauatahanui (photo 1904, the occasion was the marriage of their sister Ellen's marriage) From left: Edward (Ned); Fred, Charles, Alf (husband of Bessie) and William Bradey

Alf and Bessie's children:

1 Norma Bessie Bradey (b: 05 Apr 1882 Died: 1982) Mar: 21 Feb 1906 in St Albans Church, Pahatahanui to Horace Ames (b: 1878 Occ: Storekeeper, Parents Father: Horace and Ellen Louisa Ames; d: 24 May 1945 in Raumati Beach)

Evening Post,  26 February 1906:
At St. Alban's Church, Pahautamii, on  Wednesday last, Miss Norma Bessie Bradey, eldest daughter of Mr. Alfred Bradey, was married to Mr. Horace Ames, farmer, of Paekakariki, well known in athletic circles. The service, a choral one, was largely attended, and was conducted by the Rev. J. Vosper. The father gave away the bride, who was handsomely dressed in pearl satin beautifully trimmed with Limerick lace, with bridal wreath and veil. The bridesmaids numbered five, all dressed in cream silk, with blue chiffon hats, and wearing gold brooches, the bridegroom's gift. Messrs. S. Kent and W. Buck attended the bridegroom. The "Wedding March" was played by Miss Steele, of Johnsonville, as the party left the church, and a reception was held subsequently at the residence of the bride's parents, where a sumptuous breakfast was served and the usual toasts were honoured.

a Noel Alfred Ames Born: 1906 Died: 1932

b Norma Phyllis Ames Born: 1908 Died: 1931

c SBC Ames Born: 1910

2 Elsie Alfreda Bradey (b: 03 Oct 1884 d: 1972 in Wakefield, Nelson) Mar: 1910 in Church of St. Albans, at Pahautanui to George Newman Hunt (b: 1865 Occ: Farmer, Wakefield, Nelson, d: 1934 in Wakefield)

Evening Post,  8 August 1910:
A very pretty wedding took place at the Church of St. Albans, at Pahautanui, when Miss Elsie A. Bradey, second daughter of Mr. Alfred Bradey, of Pahautanui, was married to Mr. Geo. Newman Hunt, of Wakefield (Nelson). The Rev. J. Petrie officiated, and the service was fully choral. The Bride wore a lovely gown of white taffetas, with silver tissue and lace, and wore a wreath of orange flowers over an exquisitely embroidered veil (the beautiful needlework of her cousin). Tho bridesmaids were Miss Leigh Bradey (sister of the bride) and Miss Iva Hunt (niece of the bridegroom). They wore charming turquoise blue frocks and blue hats. Mr. Clarke was best- man, and Mr. Alfred Bradey was groomsman. A large reception was heId by Mr, and Mrs. Bradey at their residence after the cerernony. Mr. and Mr. Hunt left by motor-car for their Southern 'home at "Wantwood," Nelson.

Their children:

a Elsie Hunt Mar: 07 May 1934 in St. John's Anglican Church, Wakefield to Alex Newman

3 Alfred James Bradey (b: 19 Mar 1889, d: 1983)  Mar: 29 Dec 1938 in Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson to Ethel Elizabeth Hunt (b: 1898, d: 1979 in Nelson) they had 3 daughters

Evening Post, 14 January 1939: BRADEY—HUNT.—On December 29, 1938, at Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson, by the Very Rev. Dean Haggitt, Ethel Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunt, Grove Street, Nelson, to Alfred James, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bradey, Pahautanui, Wellington.

4 Phillip Samuel Bradey (b: 15 Apr 1898 in Wellington d: 19 Nov 1950 in Wellington) Mar: 15 Feb 1922 in St. Peter's Church, Wellington to Barbara Bruce (b: 26 Sep 1897 in Wellington, d: 11 Sep 1994 in Wellington)

Evening Post, 16 March 1922: The wedding took place recently at St. Peter's Church, Wellington, of Miss Barbara Bruce, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Bruce, of Plimmerton, to Mr. Philip Samuel Bradey, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bradey, of Pahautauui. The Rev. O. W. Soloman officiated. The bride, who was given, away by her father, wore a dainty gown of ivory satin and georgette with, pearl trimmings; her embroidered veil was worn in a mob-cap style, and banded with orange blossom, and she carried a charming bouquet of roses and maidenhair fern with white satin' streamers. The bridesmaids were the Misses Pauline and Constance Brace, sisters of' the bride, the former wearing, lavender crepe de chine with touches of maize and black picture hat, and the latter maiza crepe de chine with, touches of lavender, also black picture hat. Both bridesmaids carried bouquets of sweetpeas and maidenhair fern. Little Corns Bruce was flower-girl, and carried a posy of sweetpeas. The best man was Mr. Alfred Bradey, and the groomsman Mr. Douglas Bruce. The wedding march was played by Miss Dorothy Henderson, cousin of the bride.Elizabeth Bradey nee Prosser A reception was afterwards held at Scott's, and the usual toasts were honoured. Later Mr. and Mrs.. Bradey left for the Hot Lakes, the bride travelling in a powder blue coat frock with, hat to match and osprey trimming.

5 Agnes Constance Leigh* Bradey (b: 7 May 1887 d: 1975 in Te Awamutu) Mar: 10 Jul 1912 in St. Alban's Church, Pahautanui to Richmond Thomas Davies (b: 1878 Occ: Farmer, Te Awamutu, Parents John and Eliza Davies; d: 1952 in Te Awamutu)

Evening Post,16 July 1912:
At St. Alban's Church, Pahautanui, last Wednesday, Miss Leigh Bradey, youngest daughter of Mr. Alfred Bradey, of Pahautanui, was married by Rev. Mr. Petrie, M-A., to Mr. Richmond T. Davies, of Oparau, Auckland. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an exquisite gown of white silk taffeta trimmed, with silk embroideries, and full Court train  of white satin. The orthodox orange blossom and veil were worn. She also carried a beautiful shower bouquet. The bride was attended by three bridesmaids - Miss M. M'Bean, Miss May and Pearl Bradey (cousins of the bride). They wore cream velvet dresses and black picture hats. The bridegroom's gifts to the brideemaids were gold bracelets and pendants. The best man was Mr. Morris, and Mr. Alfred Bradey presided at the organ. After the reception at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Davies left by motor-car, en route for their home in Auckland.

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