Elizabeth Grace Robertson1,2

(1 November 1880 - 4 October 1957)
FatherJohn Robertson1 (cir. 1845 - Apr 1880)
MotherMary Henderson1 (Aug 1852 - Feb 1929)
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Lorna Henderson
1934: Grace MEIKLE nee ROBERTSON
(from Julie MEIKLE, Dec 2011)

BMDB data

     Elizabeth Grace Robertson was born on 1 Nov 1880 Eden St, Oamaru, OTG, NZ, cert. reads: 1st Nov at Oamaru, Elizabeth Grace, dtr of John Robertson, farmer, 36 b. Perth, Scotland and Mary formerly Henderson, 28, b Forth, Lanarkshire, who married 2nd Jan 1871 at Oamaru. Reg. by mother of (Ouse St), Oamaru (ie no mention of Ngapara.)1,2,3,4
     Grace Robertson married John Meikle, son of Thomas Meikle and Mary UnknownSurname, on 7 Aug 1907 in the House of Rev Jackson, Timaru, SCY, NZ, cert. shows Grace as 26 housekeeper, spinster, born Oamaru resid. Washdyke, d/o John ROBERTSON farmer and Mary m.s. HENDERSON; John as 63 farmer, widower 8th Sep 1906; b. Lanarkshire SCT, resid. Washdyke, s/o Thomas MEIKLE, farmer & Mary m.s. STEELE; Both signed, wit: Charles Edward BALFOUR, Timaru, Accountant & Janet ROBERTSON (Grace's sister), Dunedin, Domestic duties.5,6,7,8
     Elizabeth Grace Meikle died on 4 Oct 1957 reg. Te Aroha, BOP, NZ.9,10 She was buried Te Aroha, BOP, NZ, 'wife of John, mother of John.11'

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Grace Meikle lived Napier, HBY, NZ, "at some time."12
     The electoral roll of 1911 records Grace Meikle and John Meikle on Rewi St, Te Aroha, Tauranga Elect., BOP, NZ, MEIKLE: John sheep farmer; Grace married.13 That of fr 1914 - 1928 records Elizabeth Grace Robertson Ruakaka, Te Aroha, Tauranga Elect., BOP, NZ, 1914: MEIKLE: John farmer; Grace married
1919: MEIKLE: John farmer; John farmer; Grace married (why two Johns? Can't be John & Grace's son John as he was too young to enrol)
1928: MEIKLE: Grace married (no John, he had died 2 years prior.)14,15,16,17 That of 1935 records Grace Meikle Te Aroha, Tauranga Elect., BOP, MEIKLE: Grace married; John farmer; Freda Marie married.18
     Grace appears to have travelled around NZ playing croquet as there are several mentions in Papers Past that look likely to refer her, including one where Mesdames Meikle and Bliss (Te Aroha) beat xyz at the North Island handicaps at New Plymouth in 1929.

Wills/bequests

     Her estate was probated on 11 Oct 1957 Hamilton, WKT, NZ; Grace MEIKLE, widow, Te Aroha.19

All the other info

     Grace Robertson appears in the family group wedding photo of Andy Boyes and Milly Robertson on 1 Jun 1904 at the Res. of John SMITH, Burnside, OTG, NZ, Milly being her sister Amelia.9
     Grace outlived her husband John Meikle who died in Aug 1926.20,11,21,15,22,23

Family

John Meikle (1843 - Aug 1926)
Child
  • John Meikle (May 1909 - Apr 1981)
ChartsHENDERSON
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited24 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. BDM: NZ Certificates, Birth 1880 Elizabeth Grace ROBERTSON, inspection copy dated May 1994, Folio 4236/1880, rcvd from NZSG cert. collection, Jul 2005.
  2. NZ births deaths marriages (index on fiche), Birth 1880 Q4 Elizabeth Grace ROBERTSON, reg. Oamaru, Folio 4236, from ROBERTSON births, 1879-1884, searched Jul 2005.
  3. Assorted indexes, NZ Soc. Gen. Index, Certificates collection, extracted Jul 2005, (copy rcvd Jul 2005), CTF05092.
  4. Julie MEIKLE, "EM HENDERSON/ROBERTSON/MEIKLE ex Julie," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Birth 1 Nov 1880 Elizabeth Grace d/o John ROBERTSON & Mary HENDERSON, Oamaru, OTG, certified copy dated 21 Feb 1946, rcvd Dec 2011.
  5. Letter, Crystal Phillips to Lorna Henderson, c 1997.
  6. NZ births deaths marriages (index on fiche), Marr. 1907 John MEIKLE & Grace ROBERTSON, folio #5711, extracted pre 1999.
  7. Intentions to marry: 1907, MEIKLE/ROBERTSON, ordered Jul 2005 BDM/20/66.
  8. Julie MEIKLE, "EM HENDERSON/ROBERTSON/MEIKLE ex Julie," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 7 Aug 1907 Grace s/o John ROBERTSON & Mary HENDERSON; John s/o Thomas MEIKLE & Mary STEELE, Timaru, SCY, copy rcvd Dec 2011.
  9. Janine Morris (13264), "EM/LTR ROBERTSON, Mary ex Janine M, Chch," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, May 1995.
  10. NZ births deaths marriages (index on fiche), Dth 1957 Elizabeth Grace MEIKLE, aged 76, Te Aroha, folio #5427, extracted Jan 2002.
  11. NZSG, Te Aroha Cem. Fiche.
  12. Jean RUSHMORE (28278), "EM ROBERTSON, James (s/o Mary) ex Jean RUSHMORE," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Jan 2002.
  13. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1911 John & Grace MEIKLE, Te Aroha, Tauranga elect. (from ancestry), extracted Dec 2011,.
  14. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1914 John & Grace MEIKLE, Ruakaka, Ohinemuri elect. WKT (from ancestry), extracted Dec 2011,.
  15. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2011.
  16. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1919 John, John & Grace MEIKLE, Ruakaka, Te Aroha, Tauranga elect. BOP (from ancestry), extracted Dec 2011,.
  17. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1928 Grace MEIKLE, Ruakaka, Te Aroha, Tauranga elect. BOP (from ancestry), extracted Dec 2011,.
  18. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1935 Grace, John, Freda Marie MEIKLE, Ruakaka, Te Aroha, Tauranga elect. BOP (from ancestry), extracted Dec 2011,.
  19. Assorted indexes, NZ Soc. Gen. Index, Probate index: 11 Oct 1957 Grace MEIKLE, widow, Te Aroha, will filed Hamilton, prob. ref. BCDG 4421 514/57.
  20. NZ births deaths marriages (index on fiche), Deaths searched Jan 2002.
  21. BDM: NZ historical indexes online at http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/Search, Dth 1926 John MEIKLE, aged 82, ref. 1926/3154, extracted Dec 2011.
  22. Papers Past (NZ National Library) online at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, Dth John MEIKLE, Te Aroha, aged 83, b. LKS 1843, arr. NZ 1863, from Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 37, 12 August 1926, Page 11, extracted Dec 2011.
  23. Timaru District Council : Cemeteries , H/stone Louie MEIKLE (d. 4 Aug 1899) John MEIKLE (ashes 18 Aug 1926), extracted Dec 2011.

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