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Paternal Grandparents
Martin Riordan & Margaret Malone

Wedding of
James Kevin Riordan
& Katherine Hilda Lalor
August 1956, Waitara

Maternal Grandparents
James Lalor & Rose Payn
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Paternal family lines: RIORDAN, MALONE, BURKE, QUANE, PHILP, NICHOLSON
Maternal family lines: LALOR, PAYN, SCETTRINI, SCILACCI, MOURANT, De GRUCHY, HENEBERRY, ROWLAND, ARBUCKLE
Brief List of Ancestors
PATERNAL
pt
gpts
RIORDAN James Kevin
RIORDAN Martin
MALONE Margaret
grt
gpts

RIORDAN Patrick
BURKE Mary
MALONE Jeremiah
RIORDAN Margaret

grt
grt
gpts
RIORDAN John
QUANE Bridget
BURKE Martin
PHILP Ann
3X
grt
gpts

BURKE Michael
FLINN Bridget
PHILP Thomas
NICHOLSON Isabella

4X
ggpt
NICOLSON Robert
SCOTT Isabel
Corippo, Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
This beautiful village perched on a mountainside in Valle Versazca, Ticino, was the home of my Scettrini ancestors. Read more about Corippo.
See photos of Corippo.
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Two of my great uncles, James Riordan and John Francis Payn, died in World War 1 and are buried in Northern France. In 1998 I visited their graves. Read an article I wrote about my journey to pay final respects at their graves.

Martin RIORDAN and Margaret MALONE
Martin Riordan (b Charing Cross, NZ) and Margaret Malone (b Ireland) married in 1908 and settled on a farm in Hurford Road, Omata. My father, James Kevin Riordan, was the sixth of their seven children. Martin died in 1921, and Margaret raised her family as a widow in South Road, New Plymouth.

James LALOR & Rose PAYN
James Lalor and Rose Payn were both born on the West Coast of New Zealand, and married in South Beach in 1915. My mother, Katherine Hilda Lalor, was the third of their nine children. They lived in Greenstone Road, Kumara, in a home until recently still lived in by an uncle.

Patrick RIORDAN
Patrick Riordan was born in Curraheen, Co Limerick, Ireland, c1848, to John Riordan and Bridget Quane. He came to New Zealand around 1868, and by the 1880s was farming at Charing Cross near Darfield. His brother John also came to New Zealand. More about Patrick Riordan
Mary BURKE
Mary Burke was born in 21 Aug 1862 to Martin Burke and Ann Philp, at Inchture, Perth, Scotland. The family arrived in Lyttleton on the "Mermaid" in February 1864. Mary had a sister, Annie, and a brother, Thomas, born in New Zealand. More about Mary Burke
Patrick and Mary married in Lincoln in 1882, and had six children: John, Martin, Patrick Joseph, James, Bridget and Annie.

Jeremiah MALONE and Margaret RIORDAN
Jeremiah Malone and Margaret RIORDAN were the parents of Margaret MALONE, who was born in Ballinadrideen, Ballyhea Parish, near Charleville, close to the border of Cork and Limerick. They had another daughter, Bridget, who also emigrated to New Zealand.
Recently I was contacted by a Brennan second cousin who found out all the children in this family. They were: Bridget (b1868); John(b1869);
Maurice (b 1871)
; Mary (b 1874); Margaret (b 1876); Patrick (b 1877);
Nano (b 1879); and Jeremiah (b 1882).

James LALOR
James Lalor was born in Co.Kilkenny c 1840, to John and Mary Lalor. He seems to have reached New Zealand c 1866, and became a goldminer.
Catherine ROWLAND
Catherine Rowland was born 26 August 1845 in Heidelberg, Melbourne, to Christopher Rowland (who was probably a convict from Cork) and Margaret Arbuckle. Her younger sister Margaret also later came to New Zealand.
James and Catherine married in 1871 in the Catholic Chapel in Greymouth, and had six children: Margaret Jane, Mary, Robert, James, John and Thomas.

Francis Davis PAYN
Francis Davis Payn was born 1854 in "Les Ruettes", St Martin's parish, Jersey, Channel Islands. He was the son of Thomas Payn and Elizabeth Mourant. He arrived in Canterbury in 1874 on the "Dilharee" with Philip Payn, and was one of three "Larrikins" who discovered the Larrikins lead in 1878 in Kumara.
Johanna SCETTRINI
Johanna Scettrini was born in Sandhurst (Bendigo) in 1865, the eldest daughter of Giuseppe Scettrini (from Corippo, Ticino, Switzerland) and Catherine Heneberry (from Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary, Ireland.) The family moved to the West Coast and after living in Waimea (Goldsborough) for a time, settled in Kumara. Johanna and Frank were married in 1886 in Kumara. Their children were Thomas, Kate, Elizabeth, MaryAnn, John (Jack), Hilda, Joseph, Matilda, Albert and Frank.

MATERNAL
pt
LALOR Katherine Hilda
gpts
LALOR James Joseph
PAYN Rose
grt
gpts
LALOR James
ROWLAND Catherine
PAYN Francis Davis
SCETTRINI Johanna
grt
grt
gpts

LALOR John
--------- Mary
ROWLAND Christopher
ARBUCKLE Margaret
PAYN Thomas
MOURANT Elizabeth
SCETTRINI Giuseppe
HENEBERRY Catherine

3X
grt
gpts

ARBUCKLE William
PAYN François
DE GRUCHY Susan
MOURANT Timothei
SCETTRINI Giovanni (John)
SCILACCI Maria Johanna
HENEBERRY David
CRAINAGE Mary

4X
grt
gpts

PAYN Daniel
BADIER Elizabeth

SCETTRINI Joseph Abbondius
GAMBETTA Maria Caterina
SCILACCI Gugliermus
ARCOTTI Maria Johanna