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Andrew john McMahon 1906-1986, Origins


  Peter McMAHON     1896 voters list, a Carter, later a miner, from Kumara, Westland westcoast
  b.
  d.
  |
  m. not in nz
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  Ellen
  ?    
  Peter                  Eliza          Ellen      Edward
  thomas                 jane                                              
  b.1865   nz            b.uk?          1870 nz     1875 nz
  d.20apr1949  aged 83
  |
  m.1898 nz
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  Annie (jane)
  Gleeson     
  b.?1877  nz?    dau of? Hannah matilda and John Gleeson
  d.21may1945 Auckland aged 70
  |                                                                cont.
  |=============|=============|=============|=============|==========//===
  Thomas        William       Alice         Jaspar        Andrew   
  edward        francis       josephine     onslow        john     
  1899          b.9sep1901    b.1903        b.22jan1905   b.1906     
  1962          d.1979        d.1973        d.1977        d.1986    
  aged 63       |             |             |             |                
                m?1930        m.1935        m.1937        m.1937                        
              or 1937         |             |             |      
                              Charles       |             Ellice 
                              henry         Melva         upton nora                 
                              Hoffman       Besson        Iorns


   cont.
   ==/===|===============|===================|================|==============||
         Peter           Margaret            Patrick          Emmett 
         Alfonso         alice               joseph           joseph
         |               jean                |                cerreth (ceritti aka James)
         b.1908          b.1911              b.1914           b.1916
         d.1964          d.1971              d.               d.1969
         aged 65         |                   |                aged 53
                                             m.?
                                             |     
                                             Elsie may
                                               

sheet 2

Auckland Star,   13th February 1894
Police Court,
Assaulting the Police.—

A young man named Frederick Ellis was charged with having unlawfully assaulted Constable Peter Thomas McMahon, acting-detective, in the execution of his duty. — Mr O'Meagher appeared for the Accused, and pleaded not guilty. —Acting-detective McMahon, deposed that he arrested Ellis on January 31, for stealing a watch. Ellis then said that he wanted to have a private conversation with another person, and witness objecting, Ellis struck him on the mouth and knocked him down. The accused then ran away, and escaped from custody. He was not seen again until the 3rd inst, when he came to the police station and gave himself up.
Sentence was deferred pending the hearing of another charge.



New Zealand Herald,   22nd March 1894
Law and Poilice,(auckland)
(snip) Acting Detective Peter thomas McMahon gave evidence


Auckland Star 14 september 1901
McMahon. On September 9th, at Hobson Street, 
the wife of Peter thomas McMahon of a son


The Truth, 27 May 1916 
Peter thomas McMahon, Chief Detective

sheet 3
 Voters list, 1896 Auckland
Peter   thomas     McMahon, O'Rorke Street, Constable

Peter married Annie 1898

1900 Thames, Waikato
Peter thomas       McMahon, Davy Street, Thames, Detective
Annie              McMahon, Davy Street, Tapu, household duties 
( is this Peter's Annie? tapu is 10 miles north of Thames)

1905 Auckland central
Peter thomas       McMahon, Hobson Street, Detective
Annie              McMahon, Hobson Street, home duties

1914 Grey Lynn, Auckland
Peter   thomas     McMahon, Owen Street, Detective
Annie              McMahon, Owen Street, married 

1919 Grey Lynn, Auckland
Peter   thomas     McMahon, Owen Street, Detective
Annie              McMahon, Owen Street, married 

1928 Grey Lynn, Auckland
Peter   thomas     McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Detective
Annie              McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, married 
Alice josephine    McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, spinster
William francis    McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Armature winder 

1935 Grey Lynn, Auckland
Peter   thomas     McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Detective
Annie              McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, married 
Andrew   john      McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Terrazo Worker 
Peter   alfonso    McMahon  30 Dryden Street, Terrazo worker
Alice  josephine   McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, spinster
William  francis   McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Armature Winder

Andrew john McMahon married 4 sep 1937 Ellice upton nora Iorns

1938 Grey Lynn, Auckland
Peter thomas         McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Detective
Annie                McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, married 
Andrew  john         McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Terrazo Worker 
Peter   alfonso      McMahon  30 Dryden Street, Terrazo worker
Margaret aloque jean McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Spinster
William francis      McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Armature Winder

1946 Arch Hill, Auckland
Peter thomas         McMahon, 30 Dryden Street, Detective
Peter   alfonso      McMahon  30 Dryden Street, Terrazo worker

sheet 4
Ellice upton divorced Andrew john McMahon and re married to John Paul Bilski

1946 New Plymouth Taranaki
Ellice upton nora Bilski, 8 Waitako Street married
John Paul         Bilski, 36 Tukapo Street, Farmer
Bessie            Bilski, 36 Tukapo Street, married
John paul jnr.    Bilski, 36 Tukapo Street, Farmer

1949 New Plymouth, Taranaki
Ellice upton nora Bilski, 8 Waikato Street, Married
John paul jnr.    Bilski, 8 Waikato Street, Farmer
John paul         Bilski, 36 Tukapo Street, farmer
Bessie            Bilski, 36 Tukapo Street, married

1954 Stratford Taranaki
Ellice upton nora Bilski, Puniho Road, Puniho, Married
John paul         Bilski, Puniho Road, Puniho, Share Milker

1963 Wairarapa
Ellice upton nora Bilski, Moore Street, Featherstone, Married
John paul         Bilski, Moore Street, Featherstone, Driver

1963 Rangitikei, Manawatu - Wanganui
Gary terence Bilski, Tutaenui Road, Marton, N.Z.R. employee
Rae frances  Bilski, Tutaenui Road, Marton, Married

1981 Wellington Manawatu - Whanganui
Ellice nora Bilski, 11 More Street, Featherstone, housewife
John paul   Bilski, 11 more Street, Featherstone, Security off.

sheet 5

John paul Bilski Origins

By Tricia Moir (nee Nansett)
My grandfather John Paul Bilski’s parents were named Bielski and on his birth certificate his name was spelt Byelski and his birth date was 23 October 1876 and not November 1875 as was thought.
On his marriage certificate he has put that he was 36 years of age which meant that he was born in 1882, but I think that was because he was about 20 years older than my grandmother.
(He changed the spelling of his name to Bilski as did some but not all of his siblings.
I also found that the name of Yeo was miss-spelt as Geo on some heritage sites.

The Yeo family history has been traced back 22 generations and finally to the Plantagenets – King Edward I. This has all been documented by a distant relative in England who lives close to where my mother and grandmother’s families were born and lived.

Whilst in England in July this year(2015) I went to Chudleigh and Ugbrooke House and saw the chapel there (St Cyprians) where my grandparents Bessie Yeo and John Paul Bilski were married.
Lord Clifford, whose estate it is, managed to get me a copy of the entry of their marriage from the Parish registers for me.
I also have a copy of my grandmother’s birth certificate and grandparent’s full marriage certificate.
At the time of their marriage John Paul Bilski was in residence at Heathfield Farm, Kingsteignton(Devon UK), and Bessie Yeo was at Gappah,( 5 miles north)
The marriage witnesses were Frank Yeo, Bessie’s brother and Doris Friend.

John Paul was in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces stationed at Devonport,(Plymouth Devon,uk) England, where I presume he met my grandmother Bessie.
He fought most of the war in France and was hospitalised there according to his war records which I got online at the New Zealand Archives.

According to Bessie Yeo’s birth certificate she was born on 12 February 1896 at Teifer Terrace, Christow, in the sub-district of St Thomas, County of Devon, England.
Her parents were Henry Yeo and Alice Maud Mary Yeo, formerly Lee. It appears that she was born at home.

My grandfather John Paul Bilski was born on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand in October 1876. His Polish parents immigrated from Prussia in January 1876 on the ship Shakespeare with John Paul’s 3 siblings, who were all named on the ship’s manifest.
John Paul was named Johann, which is the Polish word for John and I am not sure where the Paul came from.
He died on a trolley bus coming from the city in New Plymouth to his home on 05 February 1960. Bessie died on 18 October 1975.

My mother Mary Bilski Nansett was born at Gappah, Kingsteington, Newton Abbot, County of Devon, England on 07 October 1919 and died on 21 July 2011 in her 92nd year.
Her family immigrated to New Zealand in 1920. Unfortunately my father Victor Nansett died on 06 October 1970 aged 56.


  John paul
  Bilski 
  b.1876
  d.1960 NZ
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  m.decqt1918
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  Bessie
  Yeo  
  b.1896 Devon uk
  d.1975
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  Mary              Veronica      John                              Edward
  frances may       alice         paul                              basil     
  b.07oct1919 uk    b.~1922       b.               b.               b.1932
  d.2011            d.1953        d.               d.               d.2005
  |                 |             |                 |               |
  m.1940            m.1943        m.                m.              m.1958
  |                 |             |                 |Z              |                           
  Victor michael    John          Ellice upton                      Mararet elaine
  Nansett           Trask         nora McMahon                      Thom



Taranaki Daily News,  27th March 1917.
28th reinforcements;
The following is a list of recruits who will entrain at New Plymouth on April 1-, and proceed to camps by the express :
J. P. Bilski,



Hawera and Normanby Star ,   24th December 1919
Comming Home
By the Ruapehu; The following Taranaki soldiers are returning to New Zealand by the Ruapehu, which is due at Wellington on January 30th
Tempory Corpl. J. P. Bilski, Taranaki.



Patea Mail ,   22nd November 1937
NANSETT BILSKI
The engagement is announced of Mary Francis May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bilski, Taupo Street, New Plymouth, to Victor Michael, second ison of Mr. and Mrs, I. E. Nansett, Egmont Street Patea.


Patea Mail ,   3rd January 1941
WEDDING BELLS
NANSETT BILSKI /
The marriage took place on November 9th, 1940, at St* Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, New Plymouth, of Mary Frances May, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bilski, New .Plymouth, and Victor Michael, second son of Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Nansett, Palmerston North.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father P. J.' Minogue, who also celebrated the Nuptial Mass.

The bride, who entered the church with her father, wore a graceful trained gown of magnolia satin, with long sleeves rucked from elbow to shoulder, and finished with a raw of tiny buttons from elbow to cuff, which came to a point over the hand.
Her veil, which was embroidered with satin roses, was worn with a coronet of-orange bios- • sorn, and she carried a sheaf of cream roses.
The bridesmaids, Misses Veronica Bilski (chief), and Eileen Sheehy, were dressed alike, in fuchsia taffeta s frocks. Silver Juliet caps studded with tiny fuchsia coloured flowers wereworn, aild they carried bouquets of pink roses. Mr. Norbort Nausett, brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and Mr. John Bilski, brother of the bride, was groomsman.
The church wa a decorated by sisters of the New'Plymouth Convent. Miss Joan Pope played the Wedding March and music for the Nuptial Mass, which was sung by the Children of Mary, of which Soladity the bride was a member.

On leaving the Church the bride was presented with a silver horseshoe by a friend, Miss Jean McNiven.
A guard of honour was fonued by the Children of Mary, who held blue and white streamers. The reception was held at the Mon Desir tea rooms, where the guests were received by Mrs. Bilski, wore a navy blue georgette a floral frock, with navy hat and accessories. She was assisted by Mrs. Nausett, who wore a fur coat over a navy blue frock, with navy hat and accessories.
When Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Nansett left on a tour of the north the bride was wearing a black pin-stripe costume with black hat and accessories. She also wore a fur stole, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. and Mrs., Nausett's future home will be at Lower Hutt.



Evening Post ,   6th September 1943
TRASK BILSKI
The engagement is announced of Veronica Bilski, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bilskl, New Plymouth, to Private John Trask, on furlough from Middle East, youngest son of the late Joseph Trask, Hastings.



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