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Cotton family of Nelson

Cotton family of Nelson

scatta (View posts)
Posted: 19 May 2002 9:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cotton, Elliot, Stone, King, Askew
I am from Auckland and I was wondering if anyone is researching the Cotton family, I know there are still quite a few in Nelson, my gg grandfather was Arthur Cotton.

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

Lindel (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jul 2002 10:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: COTTON, NYE, POPE, CLIMO
Hi! I've been trying to sort out my ggg grandfather, james Henry Cottons family. His wife was Mary Ann Nye and they had 10 children.James and Henry with some of their children arrived in Nelson in 1857 on the Emma Colvin........the passenger list doesn't note his wife or children, but the fare he paid was very high so there must have been an oversight in noting their names! It may well be that your Arthur is either one of the children I have no names for (yet) or a child of one. Any idea who Arthurs parents were?

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

Lindel (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jul 2002 10:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: COTTON, NYE, POPE, CLIMO
OOooooooop - I meant James and mary arrived with some children - I have a baby yelling for me and got a bit distracted :-) The Nelson cemeteries are online and there is an Arthur James Connon who was buried at Marsden Valley on 7 May 1966 - is that your gg grandfather?

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

Lindel (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jul 2002 10:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: COTTON, NYE, POPE, CLIMO
Arthur James COTTON.............I need a coffee........

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

scatta (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jul 2002 10:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
hi lindel sorry that i'm a bit slow in replying, I havn't been checking my emails lately(problems with phone lines here in auckland). Thanks so much for the information. I know very little about my Dad's side the cottons so this is at least a lead for us.

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

Glen (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jul 2002 10:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
There was a Bevan COTTEN living in Upper Takaka in 1971 who worked at the Cobb Valley Power Station. There may be records of him there. He was married with one son at that time.
Cheers, Glen

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

arrts (View posts)
Posted: 12 Oct 2002 7:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Nov 2005 6:17AM GMT
Surnames: Stone
Could you please inform me of what the interest you have in the Stone family as posted by you on 19 May 200.
My fore bears arrived n "Prince of Wales" 31 Dec 1842 in Nelson out of Gravesend.
Was wonderind if there is any connection
Hope to hear from you asap
Ross

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

arrts (View posts)
Posted: 12 Oct 2002 7:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Nov 2005 6:17AM GMT
Surnames: Stone
Could you please inform me of what the interest you have in the Stone family as posted by you on 19 May 200.
My fore bears arrived n "Prince of Wales" 31 Dec 1842 in Nelson out of Gravesend.
Was wonderind if there is any connection
Hope to hear from you asap
Ross

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

MikeJenkins22 (View posts)
Posted: 29 Oct 2002 6:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Apr 2003 7:19PM GMT
Surnames: Cotton
hi Lindel,

James Henry Cotton was my ggg grandfather on my mothers side. Mum (Mavis Irene Cotton) was the only child of Alfred Charles Cotton to Florence Ruth Epplett.

l've made a humble start on researching the tree, but have found it tough going with the family being so fragmented and out of touch.

Information I have can be found at
http://www.angelfire.com/emo/snapdragon/cottontree.htm
I hope this info is of use to you. Also naturally would appreciate any snippets you can send my way.
This coming weekend I'll be following up on a few leads at both Wakapuaka and Marsden cemeteries, in the hope of filling in some of the gaps.

Look forward to hearing from you.
regards
Mike Jenkins

Re: Cotton family of Nelson

Lindel (View posts)
Posted: 30 Oct 2002 8:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: COTTON, NYE
Mike! This is excellent! James Henry Cotton is MY gr gr gr grandfather on MY mothers side too!
I've been researching them for a fair while now - you're right about them being so fragmented and out of touch with each other - there were 10 children and it looks like they practically spread to the four winds :-)
I have been to Nelson to the Museum there and grabbed everything I could find on them, including a printout of all the Cotton photos held in their collection (haven't ordered any yet as many are unnamed, and they're also not cheap!). I have the obituaries for James and Mary, plus births and marriages of some children. I also have the inscriptions and put together the list of all the Cottons buried in Nelson.
One person you didn't have was their daughter Caroline Cotton b 1864 - she's my gr gr grandmother!
I think if the two of us get together with our info we can pretty much put the family together - you have some info I don't have and I definately have some you don't have!
I've been flat out with family stuff today and just haven't had a chance to get everything together for you, but I will tomorrow! I still have much of the info in a notebook from when I was at the Museum :-)
I will send you what I have tomorrow.
I look forward to hearing from you again Mike!
All the best,
Lindel
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