Green cousins meet

Ione Evans (nee Borwick) and Louise Palairet (nee Nation) met recently in New Zealand. Ione is descended from Henry Green, while Louise is descended from Henry’s younger brother Edward Lister Green.

Ione Evans and Louise Palairet in New Zealand

Ione Evans and Louise Palairet in New Zealand

I hope the chart showing how they are related is visible.

Relationship Chart
Ione Patricia Borwick-[12118] is the 3rd Cousin of Louisa Wynyard Nation-[766]
                                Common Ancestor
                          * William John Green-[140]
                                  (1790-1866)
                             * Margaret Gray-[141]
                                  (1795-1844)
                              Married 4 Jan 1815
                                      |
                   --------------------------------------
                   |                                    |
                   |                                    |
          * Henry Green-[480]            * Major Edward Lister Green-[697]
              (1818-1884)                           (1827-1887)
Ida Carolina Johanna Von Lilienstein-[507]      Emily Ogilvie-[700]
           (1835-          )                        (1827-1912)
          Married 6 Jan 1862                    Married 1 Jun 1854
                   |                                    |
                   |                                    |
         Ernest Borwick-[669]                Henry Innes Nation-[702]
              (1864-1931)                           (1847-1907)
      * Edith Susanna Green-[668]         * Louise Emily Mary Green-[701]
              (1875-1957)                           (1855-1925)
          Married 20 Jul 1900                   Married 2 Sep 1875
                   |                                    |
                   |                                    |
       * Arnold Borwick-[12102]            * Ralph Bamfylde Nation-[760]
              (1908-1979)                           (1899-1974)
Annette Grace Fetherstonhaugh Ryland-[12117]    Rhoda Wynyard-[761]
              (1908-1984)                        (          -1973)
          Married 21 Sep 1936                   Married 16 Dec 1942
                   |                                    |
                   |                                    |
    * Ione Patricia Borwick-[12118]        * Louisa Wynyard Nation-[766]
           (1937-          )                     (1946-          )

The Green brothers were born in Montreal, Quebec, and came to the Cape Colony in the 1840s with their father, William John Green. Henry was, like his father, in the Commissariat Department of the Army, and was at one time British Resident of the Orange River Sovereignty, and then lived in Colesberg until he joined the diamond rush to Kimberley. Edward Lister Green was an army officer who served in India, China and Ireland, and retired to New Zealand.

Kenya as I knew it

Well, not as I knew it, but as Howell Evans knew it.

Yesterday the manuscript of Kenya as I knew it arrived from Ione Evans in New Zealand. It was written by her father-in-law, Howell Evans, and tells of his time in Kenya as an agricultural officer from 1949-1963. I’ve only just started reading it, so can’t comment much on the content yet.

Ione is descended from Henry Green, one of the Greens who came to South Africa from Canada in the 1840s, and her branch of the Green family was completely unknown to us until she made contact a few months ago. All we knew was that Henry Green’s daughter Edith Susanna married an Ernest BORWICK, and no trace of their descendants could be found, until Ione got in touch and told us about numerous descendants in Kenya, New Zealand and elsewhere.

One of the continuing mysteries is Henry Green’s second wife and her family. Most of the sources we had said she was the daughter of “Count von Lilienstein” who came to British Kaffraria with the German military settlers in 1858. But it seems that he was not a count, but a Captain (Hauptmann) and was a border guard on the Danish frontier before coming to the Cape.

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