Peria

 Pos S  35°05.285
E 173°30.381
Peria is one of the small pioneering farm valleys in the vicinity of Mangonui, in the Far north of New Zealand's North Island. There is a cluster of similar villages in the area, now a green winding haven, cool with meandering streams, lillies and peach trees in the fields, and hemmed in by forested hill country.

At one time the area boasted schools, shops, a dairy factory, and a thriving timber industry. Nearly all but the schools are now gone, but the charm remains. It is also a stronghold of fiercly Calvanistic Bretheren, who have practised their beliefs in these quiet valleys for many generations. It must be said that these families produced some of the country's fairest, most scrupulous citizens.

The cemetery is hard to miss, a tidy slice of green alongside the road.


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  Surname: Beaty First names: Mervyn (Vin) Born: At: Died: 18 Oct 1992 At: Age: Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Benbow First names: Ember Born: At: Died: 1983 At: Age: Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Bowen-Baigent First names: Jeanie Born: 6 Jun 1950 At: Died: 25 Aug 1993 At: Age: 43 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Alan Bowen-Baigent, mother of Josie & Nicholas Thompson (?)

  Surname: Colebaker First names: Grace Born: ca 1905 At: Died: 27 Dec 1974 At: Age: 69 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of John Westropp Colebaker.

  Surname: Colebaker First names: John Westropp Born: ca 1901 At: Died: 3 Nov 1992 At: Age: 91 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Grace Colebaker.

  Surname: Costall First names: Frederick Tidd Born: ca 1860 At: Died: 6 Dec 1942 At: Age: 82 Buried: Peria Comments: Husband of Cecilia Agnes Costall.

  Surname: Dangen née Panther First names: Avis Pauline
Genealogy Born: 27 Aug 1927 At: Died: 7 Jan 1993 At: Age: 66 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Des Panther.
  Surname: Dangen née Jecentho First names: Delfina
Genealogy Born: 1873 At: Died: 3 May 1917 At: Age: 44 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Henry Dangen.
  Surname: Dangen First names: Henry
Genealogy Born: ca 1874 At: Died: 2 Sep 1948 At: Age: 74 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Delfina Dangan.
  Surname: Dangen
Genealogy First names: John Benjamin Born: ca 1874 At: Hokianga, NZ Died: 17 Feb 1917 At: Age: 42 Buried: Peria Comments: 'remembered by his wife and Pam'. Known to be spouse of Sally Ann (Frear).
  Surname: Daun First names: Evan Thomas Born: ca 1965 At: Died: 10 Nov 1993 At: Age: 28 Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Dunn Born: ca 1952 At: Died: 14 Jun 1990 At: Age: 38 Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Eaves née Osborn First names: Edith Born: At: Died: 9 Jun 1952 At: Age: Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Herbert Eaves.

  Surname: Eaves First names: Herbert Born: ca 1871 At: Died: 9 Aug 1919 At: Age: 48 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Edith. Sorrowing wife and daughters.

  Surname: Elliott First names: Donald Charles Born: At: Died: 3 Dec 1998 At: Age: Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Edith. 'Sorrowing wife and daughters'.

  Surname: Forsyth First names: Flora Margaret Born: ca 1880 At: Died: 11 Feb 1950 At: Age: 70 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of James Forsyth.

  Surname: Forsyth First names: James Born: ca 1880 At: Died: 12 Feb 1963 At: Age: 83 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Flora Margaret Forsyth.

  Surname: Francis First names: Alice
Genealogy Born: ca 1858 At: Died: 14 Nov 1947 At: Age: 89 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Joseph.
  Surname: Francis First names: Joseph
Genealogy Born: ca 1857 At: Died: 10 Feb 1926 At: Age: 69 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Alice Francis.
  Surname: Francis First names: Len
Genealogy Born: ca 1896 At: Died: 1 Aug 1949 At: Age: 53 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Enid. Presumed to be brother of Joy.
  Surname: Gardiner First names: William Henry Born: 17 Sep 1914 At: Died: 11 Nov 1969 At: Age: 55 Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Garton First names: Allen Franklin
Genealogy Born: ca 1893 At: Died: 14 Jan 1964 At: Age: 67 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Edith Annie Garton (née James). Father of Joan Alwyn Garton. 71645 Pte. machine gun corps 1939-1945. NZEF.
  Surname: Garton née James First names: Edith Annie
Genealogy Born: ca 1899 At: Died: 21 Feb 1986 At: Age: 87 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Allen F. Garton. Mother of Joan Alwyn Garton.
  Surname: Garton First names: Harold Stuart Born: 18 Feb 1905 At: Died: 19 May 1990 At: Age: 85 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of (1) Iris Zita (Pat) Garton (née Ryan), children John,Colleen & Bill (2) Elva Jean (née Turnbull).

  Surname: Garton née Ryan First names: Iris Zita (Pat) Born: ca 1912 At: Died: 22 Apr 1969 At: Age: 57 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Harold Stuart Garton. Mother of John,Colleen & Bill.

  Surname: Garton First names: John
Genealogy Born: 13 Apr 1872 At: Died: 13 Jul 1944 At: Age: 72 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Lilian Forsey Garton (née Shepherd).
  Surname: Garton née Shepherd First names: Lilian Forsey
Genealogy Born: 7 May 1875 At: Died: 15 Dec 1968 At: Age: 93 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of John Garton.
  Surname: Garton née Donovan First names: Margaret Kathleen
Genealogy Born: ca 1906 At: Died: 11 Aug 1965 At: Age: 59 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Trevor Jack Garton.
  Surname: Garton First names: Wallace Geoffrey
Genealogy Born: 19 Aug 1919 At: Died: 30 Jun 1999 At: Age: 80 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Gwen (nee Pittams), father of Lorraine, Geoffrey, Russell, Kenneth & Raewyn.
  Surname: Garton First names: Trevor Jack
Genealogy Born: 6 Aug 1903 At: Died: 20 Sep 1984 At: Age: 81 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of (1) Margaret Kathleen Donovan (2) Helen Kennedy. Father of Richard, Edward, Christine, Helen (Goldie), and Arthur Thomas.
  Surname: Gillette First names: Alexander Ashley Born: ca 1957 At: Died: 13 Aug 1997 At: Age: 40 Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Goodhue First names: David John Born: ca 1932 At: Died: 29 Sep 1991 At: Age: 59 Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Grimmer First names: Stephen Douglas Born: 11 Oct 1950 At: Died: 1 Dec 1997 At: Age: 47 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Trudy, father of Lee, Hayley, Rebecca, Tracy & Mark.

  Surname: Hancox née Wickson First names: Ann Maria GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 18 Oct 1838 At: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Died: 30 Jul 1925 At: Oruru, Northland, NZ Age: 87 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of George Hancox. Mother of William, John, Annie, Ellen & George. Arrived Wellington on 'Forfarshire' 2 Mar 1873 (date on stone is in error).
  Surname: Hancox First names: George GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 15 Apr 1839 At: England Died: 23 Sep 1915 At: Age: 76 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Ann Maria Hancox. Father of William, John, Annie, Ellen & George. Arrived Wellington on 'Forfarshire' 2 Mar 1873. (Date on stone is in error).
  Surname: Hugo First names: Trevor Vernon Born: ca 1926 At: England Died: 17 Dec 1992 At: Age: 66 Buried: Peria Comments:

  Surname: Ironside First names: Stanley William GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 4 Nov 1882 At: London, England Died: 20 Nov 1943 At: Peria, Northland, NZ Age: 61 Buried: Peria Comments: Husband of Aileen, father of Sydney, Lorraine & Carmen. 2nd L.R. R.A.I.F. 1914-1918.
The name Jacinto/Jacentho/Jecentho has been morphing since the family arrived in New Zealand. For practical purposes we have chosen to stay with the JECENTHO version which commonly appears on all the headstones but acknowledge the official records (NZBDM etc) come with the full spectrum of variations.

  Surname: Jecentho née Wright First names: Florence Mabel GEDcom file name shows in
MOP search Born: 31 Dec 1893 At: Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ Died: 25 Oct 1975 At: Kaitaia, Northland, NZ Age: 82 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Harold Norman Jecentho.
  Surname: Jecentho First names: Francis (Frank)
Genealogy Born: ca 1868 At: Died: 20 Jan 1947 At: Age: 80 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Susan Maria Jacentho (née Fergusson).
  Surname: Jecentho First names: John
Genealogy Born: ca 1840 At: Died: 26 Sep 1926 At: Age: 86 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Susan Maria Jecentho (née Thompson).
  Surname: Jecentho First names: Norman Harold GEDcom file name shows in
MOP search Born: 28 Aug 1896 At: Mangonui, Northland, NZ Died: 16 Apr 1960 At: Age: 64 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Florence Mabel Jecentho. Parents of Harold (Nook),Nancy (Muffett), Bruce and Brian.
  Surname: Jecentho née Thompson First names: Sarah Ann GEDcom file name shows in
MOP search Born: ca 1844 At: Died: 1925 At: Age: 82 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of John Jecentho.
  Surname: Jecentho née Fergusson First names: Susan Maria
Genealogy Born: 1870 At: Hokianga, NZ Died: 23 Aug 1946 At: Age: 76 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Frank Jecentho.
  Surname: Jones First names: Mary Jane Born: ca 1873 At: Died: 28 Oct 1924 At: Age: 47 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of William Arthur Jones.

  Surname: Jones First names: William Arthur Born: ca 1868 At: Died: 6 Aug 1957 At: Age: 89 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Mary Jane Jones.

  Surname: Keegan First names: Maud Born: 25 Apr 1867 At: Died: 4 Nov 1945 At: Age: 78 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Patrick Keegan, mother of Mona, Clifton, Elwyn Eileen.

  Surname: Keyes First names: Alexander Born: Nov 1953 At: Died: 15 Dec 1953 At: Age: 16 days Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Infant son of Alex and Nancy Keyes.

  Surname: Keyes First names: Nancy Moana Born: ca 1926 At: Died: 6 May 2001 At: Age: 75 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Alexander Keyes.

  Surname: Llambly First names: Eva Born: ca 1890 At: Died: 26 Apr 1954 At: Age: 64 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Percy William Llamby.

  Surname: Llambly First names: Percy William Born: ca 1876 At: Died: 25 Aug 1946 At: Age: 70 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Eva Llamby.

  Surname: Maria First names: Muriel Olive Born: 1910 At: Died: 1970 At: Age: 60 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Owen Maria. Mother of Yvonne,James & Benjamin.

  Surname: McCarthy First names: Virginia Born: 16 Mar 1950 At: Died: 7 Mar 1988 At: Age: 38 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments:

  Surname: Nixon First names: Lorraine Joyce Born: ca 1952 At: Died: 29 Apr 1994 At: Age: 42 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments:

  Surname: Nixon First names: Miriam Irene Born: ca 1974 At: Died: 8 Dec 1992 At: Age: 18 Buried: Peria cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Panther First names: Claire Carolyn
Genealogy Born: 21 Mar 1949 At: Died: 26 Mar 1949 At: Age: 5 days Buried: Peria cemetery Comments: Infant daughter of George & Ilia Panther.
  Surname: Panther First names: Ernest Howard George (George)
Genealogy Born: 1908 At: Died: 5 Dec 1983 At: Age: 75 Buried: Peria cemetery Comments: Spouse of Ilia (née Foster), father of Zoe,Kay,Glen,Gary & Mark.
  Surname: Rawle First names: Eileen Amy Born: ca 1918 At: Died: 31 Jul 1940 At: Age: 32 Buried: Peria cemetery Comments: Wife of H. A. Rawle, mother of Colin.

  Surname: Reekie First names: Brian Arthur Born: ca 1946 At: Died: 28 Oct 1952 At: Age: 6 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Child of Margaret & Arthur Reekie.

  Surname: Reyland First names: George Isaac Born: 19 Oct 1867 At: Avondale, Auckland, NZ Died: 20 Dec 1937 At: Age: 70 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Eliza M. Reyland.

  Surname: Rhodes née Wells First names: Mabel Theresa GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 22 Jun 1889 At: Died: 8 Feb 1952 At: Age: 63 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Arthur George Rhodes.
  Surname: Rhodes née Bangham First names: Mary Born: ca 18893 At: Died: 9 Sep 1928 At: Age: 78 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Frank Rhodes snr.

  Surname: Rogers First names: Bruce Sinclair Born: ca 1915 At: Died: 12 Sep 1926 At: Age: 11 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments:

  Surname: Rogers First names: Clarence Joseph (Clarrie)
Genealogy Born: ca 1911 At: Died: 28 May 1953 At: Age: 42 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Maisie née Carr (later Foster).
  Surname: Rogers First names: Malcolm Arthur
Genealogy Born: ca 1922 At: Died: 1 Jun 1991 At: Age: 69 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Father of Edna, Mark, Karen, Maree & Paula.
  Surname: Rogers First names: Mearl Joy Naomi Born: ca 1944 At: Died: 24 Jun 1988 At: Age: 44 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Former wife of Malcom Rogers. Mother of Sandra, Edna Mark & Karen.

  Surname: Rogers First names: Percy William
Genealogy Born: ca 1917 At: Died: 21 Aug 1986 At: Age: 69 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Elsie Enid, father of James, Kathleen, Harvey, Joan,Wendy.
  Surname: Ryan née Tuckwell First names: Ellen Born: 1845 At: Died: 1936 At: Age: 91 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Dennis Ryan.

  Surname: Saker First names: Michael Born: ca 1946 At: Died: 31 Aug 1978 At: Age: 32 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Adrienne, father of Robert, Kathleen, Gillian.

  Surname: Savill née Richards First names: Lorna Sylvia
Genealogy Born: 13 Jan 1911 At: Waipapakauri,NZ Died: 24 Jul 1997 At: Age: 86 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of Louis A Savill.
  Surname: Savill First names: Louis A.
Genealogy Born: 2 Jan 1909 At: Te Kuiti,NZ Died: 25 Feb 1981 At: Age: 72 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Lorna Sylvia Savill née Richards. Father of Ann,Rex,Gay,Keith & Bruce.
  Surname: Shepherd First names: Lilian Born: 21 Jul 1908 At: Died: 16 Oct 1941 At: Age: 33 Buried: Peria Comments: Daughter of John & Lilian Shepherd.

  Surname: Silva née White First names: Elizabeth Sarah GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 1855 At: Canada Died: 29 Jan 1920 At: Age: 65 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of John Silva.
  Surname: Silva née Hancox First names: Ellen Maria GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 21/7/1876 At: Died: 3/8/1951 At: Age: 75 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Francis Joseph Silva.
  Surname: Silva First names: Francis Joseph GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 1867 At: Ilha Do Pico, Azores Died: 1937 At: Age: 70 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Ellen Maria née Hancox.
  Surname: Silva First names: John GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 1840 At: Azores Island, Portugal Died: 13 Jun 1921 At: Age: 81 Buried: Peria Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth Sarah Silva. Father of Francis Joseph Silva.
  Surname: Silva First names: John William GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 1904 At: Died: 1936 At: Age: 32 Buried: Peria Comments:
  Surname: Thomas First names: Alice
Genealogy Born: ca 1846 At: Scawby,Lincolnshire,England Died: 6 Feb 1918 At: Age: 72 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of George Thomas, came out on the 'Matoaka' in 1859.
  Surname: Thomas First names: George
Genealogy Born: ca 1864 At: Died: 7 May 1934 At: Age: 70 Buried: Peria Comments: Son of George and Alice Thomas (they came out on the 'Matoaka' in 1859). Spouse of Sarah Annie née Whitehead.
  Surname: Thomas née Whitehead First names: Sarah Annie
Genealogy Born: ca 1872 At: Died: 16 Sep 1948 At: Age: 76 Buried: Peria Comments: Wife of George Thomas.
  Surname: Trigg First names: A.B.S.
Genealogy Born: ca 1878 At: Died: 11 Sep 1956 At: Age: 78 Buried: Peria cemetery, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Jessie Trigg.
  Surname: Trigg First names: Benjamin
Genealogy Born: 21 Nov 1888 At: Little River, Sth Island Died: 10 Apr 1980 At: Age: 92 Buried: Peria cemetery, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth Jessie née Chapman.
  Surname: Trigg née Chapman First names: Elizabeth Jessie
Genealogy Born: ca 1888 At: Died: 28 Sep 1962 At: Age: 74 Buried: Peria cemetery, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Benjamin Trigg.
  Surname: Trigg First names: Jessie Born: ca 1884 At: Died: 7 May 1952 At: Age: 74 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Benjamin Trigg.

  Surname: Trigg née Thomas First names: Jessie Born: ca 1886 At: Died: 7 May 1952 At: Age: 68 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Absolom (Abs) Trigg.

  Surname: Trigg First names: Warren Leslie Born: 7 Apr 1953 At: Died: 25 Apr 1953 At: Age: 18 days Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Infant son of Ron & Lola Trigg.

  Surname: Walmsley née Francis First names: Isabel Harriet GEDcom file name shows in
MOP seach Born: 8 Jul 1893 At: Mangonui, Northland, NZ Died: 27 Aug 1972 At: Age: 80 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of John Henry Walmsley.
  Surname: Walton First names: John Born: ca 1873 At: Died: 18 Oct 1957 At: Age: 84 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Laura Walton.

  Surname: Walton First names: Laura Born: ca 1879 At: Died: 14 Nov 1948 At: Age: 69 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of John Walton.

  Surname: Wood First names: Claire Born: ca 1947 At: Died: 6 Oct 1997 At: Age: 50 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments:

  Surname: Wood First names: Aline Regina
Genealogy Born: ca 1926 At: Died: 5 Jun 1929 At: Age: 2 yrs 7 months Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Daughter of Edmund Charles & Annie Freda Wood.
  Surname: Wood née Jecentho First names: Annie Freda
Genealogy Born: 8 Feb 1907 At: Died: 11 Nov 1989 At: Age: 82 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Wife of Edmund Charles Wood.
  Surname: Wood First names: Edmund Charles
Genealogy Born: 18 Feb 1905 At: Died: 18 Aug 1985 At: Age: 80 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Spouse of Annie Freda Wood (née Jecentho). Ashes scattered here.
  Surname: Yates First names: Gussie Born: ca 1871 At: Died: 14 Jun 1940 At: Age: 69 Buried: Peria, Northland, NZ Comments: Husband of Emily, father of Ted, Sam, Bob & Brown.


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