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.

Nation family of New Zealand

For a long time we were in correspondence with a distant cousin, Henry Andrew (Andy) Nation, of Punawaitai, Waipawa, New Zealand. He was descended from Edward Lister Green, the brother of Val’s great great grandfather Frederick Thomas Green. Andy was interested in family history, and sent us a copy of Edward Lister Green’s diary and a lot of other family information.

Since Andy died about 10 years ago, we have more or less lost contact with the New Zealand branch of Nation family, though we have continued to be in touch with the Mocine branch in the USA, and through them recently made contact with Andy Blum, who is descended from the Lewis branch, also in the USA.

Ione Evans, descended from one of the other Green brothers, Henry, is now also in New Zealand, and has made contact with another member of the Nation family, Louisa Palairet (born Nation). So we look forward to hearing more news of them.

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