(Abt 1767-)
Samuel ODGERS of Lancarrow
(Abt 1776-1842)
Zenobia PRYOR
Nicholas KNUCKEY
(Abt 1807-1850)
Zenobia ODGERS
(Abt 1808-1874)


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Elizabeth Ann DOUGLAS


  • Born: 1 Jan 1838, Illogan, Cornwall
  • Married: 1867, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand 1
  • Died: 6 Sep 1927, Taranaki, New Zealand 2

   Research Notes:

[By Telegraph.-Own Correspondent.]


The death occurred at New Plymouth to-day of Mr. Oliver Knuckey, who came to New Zealand with his parents in the barque Essex, arriving at New Plymouth on January 23, 1843. He was believed to be last survivor of that ship's quota. Mr. Knuckey was born in Cornwall on January 1, 1838, and was therefore in his ninetieth year. He served through the Maori War with his brother, Samuel, on the commissariat staff. He afterwards took up farming in the Lepperton district and later at Eltham. Subsequently, he returned to New Plymouth, where he was married, in 1869, to Miss Elizabeth Douglas. His wife predeceased him and there is no family. Mr. Knuckey's nearest relative is a sister, Mrs. Lang, now living at Vancouver."



The death took place at New Plymouth on Tuesday of Mr. Oliver Knuckey, who arrived at Taranaki with his parents 85 years ago by the barque Essex when four years of age. Mr. Knuckey was born in Cornwall in 1838. During the war with the Maoris he was on the staff of the commissariat. In later life he was farming at Lepperton and also Eltham. He married Miss Elizabeth D. Douglass, who predeceased him. There were no children. Mr. Knuckey is believed to be the last survivor of the passengers by the barque Essex." 3 4

   Marriage Information:

Oliver married Elizabeth Ann DOUGLAS in 1867 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand 1. (Elizabeth Ann DOUGLAS died on 5 Oct 1911 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand and was buried on 6 Oct 1911 in Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand 5.)


1 New Zealand Births Deaths and Marriages, 1867/5770.

2 Ibid, 1927/6951.

3 New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19735, 7 September 1927, Page 12.

4 Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 211, 7 September 1927, Page 11.

5 Taranaki Daily News, Volume LIV, Issue 90, 6 October 1911, Page 4.

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