Bob Anderson's Family History Website

BobAnderson.co.uk is my Family History website, detailing genealogical research into my ancestors, with a particular emphasis on the Anderson, McCauley and Britton parts of my family. The site includes family trees of my genealogy, many photos, and video materials, including footage of the 1911 Eltham Axemen's Carnival in New Zealand, at which my grandfather George McCauley competed successfully.

The McCauley, Gadd and Ford Families: Gallery (page 1)

Page 1 of the photos from the McCauley side of my family. Single click onto an image to see it at full-size.

 

Dundry Village in Somerset

The Gadd family lived in this village on Dundry Hill for many generations. School house in the foreground and Bristol in the distance

St. Michael's Church Dundry

A number of Gadd family members are buried in this churchyard in unmarked graves, including Jonathan and Hester Gadd, Elijah Gadd's parents and my great great great grandparents.

 

William Cox

My great great great grandfather (1798-1889) taken at the studio of C. J. White Photo, 14 & 15 Clare Street, Bristol. This photographer is recorded as working at this address between 1867 and 1876, during which period the photo was probably taken. Scan of original photo kindly sent by Vicky Blair. William Cox was the father of Elijah Gadd's first wife, Sarah Ann, who died on the voyage to Australia.

 

 

Rachel Cox (nee Heal)

My great great great grandmother (1800- 1889) taken at the studio of C. J. White Photo, 14 & 15 Clare Street, Bristol. This photographer is recorded as working at this address between 1867 and 1876, during which period the photo was probably taken. Scan of original photo kindly sent by Vicky Blair. Rachel Cox was the mother of Elijah Gadd's first wife, Sarah Ann, who died on the voyage to Australia.

 

Anna Maria Cox

My great great great aunt (1836-1913) taken at the studio of Willberts, 5 Bristol Bridge, Bristol. This photographer worked at this address from 1908. Scan of original photo kindly sent by Vicky Blair. Anna Maria Cox was the sister of Sarah Ann Gadd (nee Cox), my great great grandmother.

Cox Family Graves

The graves of my great great great grandparents, William and Rachel Cox, in Stanton Drew churchyard, Somerset. Their daughter Anna Maria Cox, son Edwin William Cox and daughter-in-law Mary Burch Cox are also buried here. 

Font in Saint Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Stanton Drew

Font likely to have been used  in the christening of members of the Cox family, including my great great grandmother, Sarah Ann Gadd (nee Cox), on 17 April 1831.

St. James Old Cathedral, Melbourne

Interior of church where Elijah Gadd married his second wife, Sarah Ann Hawgood.

 

Marriage Certificate for Elijah Gadd and Sarah Ann Hawgood

Original certificate for the marriage of Elijah Gadd to his second wife, Sarah Ann Hawgood, in St. James Old Cathedral, Melbourne on 1 March 1859

Melbourne University

It is likely that Elijah Gadd was one of the stone masons involved in building this old part of the university in 1856.

 

Stone Masons March Commemorative Plaque, Melbourne University

It is likely that Elijah Gadd participated in this march in April 1856 that won the eight-hour day for building workers in Victoria. He registered with the Society of Operative Stonemasons two months before the march on 17 February 1856.

 

University St. Melbourne

Elijah and Sarah Ann Gadd lived in this street when their daughter, Sarah Jane, died in 1862. Elijah was presumably employed as a stone mason at the time during the building of Melbourne University.

 

Christchurch Town Halls

The first (wooden) town hall (second building from the left), was completed in 1857, but this soon proved too small. Elijah Gadd, my great great grandfather, provided the stone for and built the second, much larger town hall (to the right of the photograph), completed in 1864. The stone hall was so badly damaged by an earthquake in 1869 that it was condemned and, in 1873, finally destroyed by fire. The Supreme Court used to sit in the wooden hall.

Gadd Brick-kiln

The remains of Elijah Gadd's brickworks in Heathcote, photographed in 1930. The site was purchased by William Tasman Scott in 1920 and this photo is reproduced with the kind permission of his grandson, Tasman L. Scott.

House of Elijah Gadd

This house at 313 Port Hills Road, Heathcote, was built and lived in by Elijah Gadd. The photo is reproduced with the kind permission of Tasman L. Scott.

 

House of Henry James and Emily Ann Ford

This house at 321 Port Hills Road, Heathcote, was bought for my great grandparents by Emily Ann's father, Elijah Gadd. The photo is reproduced with the kind permission of Tasman L. Scott.

 

Brick made by Elijah Gadd

Brick recovered from the site of the house built by Elijah Gadd for him and his family in Heathcote, Christchurch, New Zealand. The brick, inscribed EG, was made in his brickworks. It was kindly obtained for me by Sarah West.

 

Heathcote Hotel in the 1880s

This hotel was jointly established in 1877 by my great great grandfather, Elijah Gadd, and John Marsden.

 

Heathcote Hotel in 2006

The same hotel as it was in 2006, much modified and renamed the Valley Inn Tavern. The building had to be demolished after it was damaged in the Christchurch earthquake of 4th September 2010 and the subsequent aftershock of 8th September 2010.

 

Gadd Headstone

In Barbadoes Street Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand. The inscription reads as follows: "Sacred to the memory of Sarah Ann the beloved wife of Elijah Gadd who died Dec 2nd 1854 aged 24 years Also of Samuel their son who died Jan 26th 1855 aged 9 weeks Also of Sarah Ann the second and beloved wife of Elijah Gadd who died Jan 12th 1871 aged 31 years Also of Sarah Jane their daughter died May 23rd 1862 aged 14 months"

 

Gravestone for Elijah Gadd

Gravestone commissioned by Sarah West and installed on the grave of Elijah Gadd in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, in time for the Gadd reunion held in October 2013

Joseph and Sarah Cooksley (nee Gadd)

My great great great aunt (1824-1894), the eldest sister of Elijah Gadd, and her husband who emigrated to New Zealand on the ship Waikato in 1875

 

James and Hester Carpenter (nee Gadd)

My great great great aunt (1832-1905), the third sister of Elijah Gadd, and her husband who emigrated to New Zealand on the ship Dunedin in 1874.

 

 

Eliza Hester Ward (nee Gadd)

The  sixth child (1869-1957) of Elijah and Sarah Ann Gadd (nee Hawgood). She was the godchild of my great grandfather, Henry James Ford. Photo kindly provided by her great grandson, Phillip Colebrook.

 

The Light Brigade

Henry James Ford sailed from London to Lyttleton, New Zealand in this ship in 1868. It was a vessel of 1214 tons.

 

Henry James and Emily Ann Ford (nee Gadd) and their family

My great grandparents and their 7 children taken in New Zealand in the early 1900s. Back Row: Eva Emily (1880-1963); Christopher Reuben (1881-1948); Elizabeth Ann (1874-1965); Henry James (1875-1957); Sarah Ann (1878-1925). Middle Row: Henry James (1850-1915); Emily Ann (1853-1907). Front Row: William Alexander (1888 -1916); Frederick Thomas (1890-1977). An 8th child, Samuel George, died a month after his birth in 1892

 

Site of Ford Brickworks

This plaque was erected by Robert Bird on behalf of the Eltham and Districts Historical Society in Hu Road, Eltham, to mark the site of the brickworks operated by my great grandfather, Henry James Ford, and his son of the same name in the 1890s and early 1900s. The bricks in this plaque are Ford bricks gathered locally. Robert Bird is the husband of Janice Emily Bird, a granddaughter of Eva Emily Ford.

 

Graves of Henry James and Emily Ann Ford (nee Gadd)

Graves in Eltham cemetery, New Zealand. The wording on the inscription for Emily Ann reads: In loving memory of Emily Ann Ford beloved wife of Henry J. Ford who died 2 November 1907 aged 54 years. Farewell he knoweth best, He doeth all things well, I hope to meet you all again, In this sweet house of rest. So loved so mourned

 

 

Misses Ford's Tearooms

Taken in Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand, this was one of the old photographs printed on a series of commemorative drink-mats produced in New Zealand in the early 1990s. My grandmother, Sarah Ann Ford, is on the left and her sister, Eva Emily, on the right of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

Edward Burr and Elizabeth Ann Foreman (nee Ford/ Faull) and their family

My great aunt and the 4 children of her and William Thomas Faull and the 5 children of her and Edward Burr Foreman. Photo presumably taken in 1915 before the two Faull sons left for WW1. Back Row: Muriel Emily (Alma) Faull (1897-1939); William Thomas Faull (1893-1917); Henry James Faull (1894-1916); Gladys Elizabeth Faull (1896-1982).  Middle Row: Ellen Doreen (Nellie) Foreman (1906-1961); Edward Burr Foreman (1860-1918); Dorothy May Foreman (1910-1984); Elizabeth Ann Foreman (1874-1965); Olive Foreman (1902-1972?). Front Row: Christopher Raymond Foreman (1908-1984); Edward Alick (Mick) Foreman (1904- 1994).

 

 

Henry Alfred and Eva Emily Wood (nee Ford)

Taken on the marriage of my great uncle and aunt on 5 July 1906. My grandmother, Sarah Ann Ford, was bridesmaid.

 Graves of Henry Alfred and Eva Emily Wood  (nee Ford)

Graves in Eltham cemetery, New Zealand, of my great uncle and aunt with a memorial to their son, Henry W. C. Wood

Newtownsaville Church, Tyrone, Northern Ireland

My great grandparents, John Jnr. McCauley and Eliza Jane Donaldson, were married in this church on 14 November 1873. Photo taken in June 2010.

 

Interior of Newtownsaville Church, Tyrone, Ireland

Photo taken in June 2010.

 

Interior of Clogher Cathedral, Tyrone, Northern Ireland

My great great grandfather, John Snr. McCauley, married his second wife, Mary Ann Williamson, in this cathedral on 28 January 1874. Photo taken in June 2010

The Jessie Osborne

The McCauley family sailed from Liverpool to Auckland, New Zealand in this ship in 1876. It was a full-rigged vessel of 1058 tons.

 

McCauley Farm Site

John Snr. and John Jnr. McCauley were allocated farmland in Rea Rd. Katikati adjacent to where this photo was taken during the McCauley family reunion of 10-12 February 2012.

Grave of John Snr. McCauley

My great great grandfather John Snr. was buried without a gravestone in Te Puke cemetery, New Zealand, in 1900. A gravestone was commissioned and placed on the grave in time for the McCauley family reunion of 10-12 February 2012

Graves of John Jnr., Eliza Jane (nee Donaldson) and William James McCauley

My great grandparents, John Jnr. and Eliza Jane McCauley, were born in Northern Ireland and emigrated to New Zealand in 1876. Their graves and that of John Jnr.'s brother, William, are in the Katikati cemetery, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. John Jnr. died on 26th May 1910 when his horse and cart left the road in the Athenree Gorge and fell into the Waihi River. John Jnr.'s infant grandson, Sydney John McCauley, is also buried in the same plot

 

Restored Graves of John Jnr., Eliza Jane (nee Donaldson) and William James McCauley

Photo taken at the McCauley family reunion of 10 -12 February 2012. Those in the photo are all direct descendants of either John Jnr. and Eliza Jane or of William James.