Just going through my files on the Daverns & compering notes on your site, I thought I should drop you a line and see if you could alter a few names & dates you have on my family.
I have been meaning to do it for ages. I wonder where you got them from ?
My name is Diane Smith & I married Clifton Joseph Smith . His grand mother was Margaret DAVERN.
My name was Diane VESSEY spelt with two ss. Born 3/5/1941 Otahuhu
My husband Clifton Joseph Smith Married at Otahuhu 21/11/1970 Born Rotorua 14/9/1937 Died Power Boat accident Wellington 20/2/1988 Wellington
You have done an amazing job on your family tree. Many hours of work Like you I am a keen genealogist and have traced my VESSEY family back to 1626 My grandfather was a Wintere –Wintere Rd, in Papatoetoe. named after them.Their name was originally Winter and some where along the line they added an “e” just to make us researcher work a little bit harder I suspect.
My Grandmother was a Murphy. My great uncle James Murphy who never married ,left money & land to Otahuhu to build Murphys Park in Otahuhu .I have done these trees also.-well I am working on them when I think I have hit a blank wall another name crops up.
My sister – in-law Pauline Muir ( I probably can supply you with more dates on her family ) thats my husbands sister ,has just completed a book on the Waites. Beryl Waite married(Thomas Smith b.12/11/1905 )It is on your tree. Together we have had some fun times,going with our cameras travelling from Wellington to Kopuru taking photos of gravestones Only genealogist would know what I mean.
I looked you up in the phone book & I see I dont live far from you, I haved lived on the Great South Rd. Papatoetoe for 35 years. and seen the changes.
Well regards for now & let me know If I can be of any more help to you.