Adam's Family History
The Guiniven family originally from Ireland!
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effort to find more people interested in researching the following
page is a work in progress. I will add more stories as I come across
Information I have!
They arrived in Auckland, New Zealand from South Africa where
they had lived for a few years.
married Mary Barry in Ireland. They emigrated first to Sth Africa
and then later to Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Reihersteig in
1864.They had seven children; John,William, Ellen, Patrick, James,
passenger list for the Reihersteig
Patrick Guiniven and Mary Barry are believed to have married
in 1834 in Clonmel, Ireland. However no one has apparently been able
to find a record of this in Clonmel. It is possible that they
married in Mary Barry's home town which is somewhere in Tipperary.
They moved to Sth Africa for a few years and then to Ramarama near
Auckland, New Zealand where they had a farm. They are buried in a
cemetary near there.
John Guiniven was born in Ramarama (formerly known as Maketu)
in 1871. He must have been quite bright. He attended Auckland
University for a while but I don't know if he graduated. He started
up a relationship with a Nga Puhi woman and had two children, Molly
and Rupert. Later he married Mary Yardley of Kiama,NSW, Australia in
1906. John Guiniven worked in the concrete construction industry and
went into local body politics. He was Mayor of Takapuna for over 20
years. He was involved with the Masonic lodge. He is remember by
some as a straight talking and forceful speaker. Apparently he was
ejected from more than one council meeting. Mary and John had five
children, Stanley, Lindsay, Bryan, John, and James.