Edmund Sagar Midgley was born
1st October 1848 at Waddington, Yorkshire, son of William Midgley born
about 1827 Todmorden and Maria Sagar
daughter of Edward Sagar. Edmund migrated to New Zealand where he died
24th May 1922 in Auckland and was buried at Hobsonville. He was married
to Ellen Clark in 1890 at Auckland who was born 1856 Auckland and she
died 23rd May 1897 Auckland, buried Hobsonville, Auckland, N.Z.2
"Edmund Sagar Midgley, brother of Amos, was hit by three tragedies within
the first two decades of his life in New Zealand, losing his first wife
Ellen in 1897 and two sons in the first world war, Percy and Herbert Latimer..
His grandson and son of Sagar Owen Midgley, Andrew Herbert Edmund, was also
killed in action, this time almost at the end of WWII in Italy."- Glen Midgley
They had a son Percy Lionel Midgley who died on active service in
WWI and appears on the New Zealand Roll of Honour. Percy's brother Sager
Owen Midgley was born 25th March 1891 in Balclutha and died 21st September
1969.. Sager married Lily Anderson 8th December 1915 in Balclutha, Otago,
South Island, New Zealand. Both Glen and Jackie are researching their predecessors.
Contact: Jackie Henrie
Contact: Glen Midgley
Also see Sagar
- Midgley of Blackburnshire, Lancashire and Midgley
Samuel Hawkesworth b. 21st
January 1865 West Yorkshire, son of John Hirst Midgley and Mary
Margaret Sykes. Samuel migrated to Tasmania on the "Orient"
on 15th March 1879 with his brothers Timothy, John and Timothy's new
wife Ellen. He was a Boer War veteran and later migrated to New Zealand
in 1909. Samuel died 20th May 1936. Samuel married Max Wilhelmina Manson
who was born 26th Jan.1877. They were married in 1911 and lived on Banks
Peninsula N.Z. and then Timaroo N.Z.
They had five children:
1. Reginald Dare Midgley b. 1913 Havelock, N.Z.
2. Catherine Daisy Midgley b. 1914 married Grey.
3. Samuel Wynne Hawkesworth Midgley b. 1917 Hotelier N.Z.
married Joan Henry.
4. Elizabeth Jane Midgley b. 1918 married firstly Bishop secondly
5. Patty Wilhelmina Midgley b. 1921 married Lilley
Contact David Midgley
for more details
Pancake Rocks, Pankaiki, West Coast South Island
Joseph Midgley married Dinah
Hird 1794 at Keighley. One of their sons, Joseph was baptised at Haworth
in 1810. He married Hannah Sunderland in Keighley in 1828 and was a
bootmaker. They lived at Thornton and/or Denholme.
Their son Benjamin Midgley, also a bootmaker married Mary Ann
Brayshaw and they migrated to New Zealand in 1864 from the Bingley/Keighley
area.. They had three children born in Yorkshire, the second child
was William Midgley. More children were born in Christchurch, New Zealand
Contact :Prue Turnbull
for more details.
beneath the snows, Queenstown, South Island
John Midgley born abt. 1821 in Acklam, Norton or Warter, East
Riding of Yorkshire. Married Mary Kirby barn abt. 1821. They had four
1. Sarah born 1846
2. Dinah born 1849
3. Ralph born 1850, [ch. 15th Dec. 1850 Warter]1
Warter. Married Lucy M. _________ and .had three children: John E.
Midgley b. Norton 1878, Gertrude b. 1880 Norton and a boy born in March
4. Mary b.?
Dwelling: Scarbro Road
Census Place: Norton In Malton, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342161 PRO Ref
RG11 Piece 4812 Folio 109
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Ralph MIDGLEY M 29 M Warter, York, England
Occ: Railway Signalman
Lucy M. MIDGLEY M 24 F Norton, York, England
John E. MIDGLEY 3 M Norton, York, England
Gertrude M. MIDGLEY 1 F Norton, York, England
Infant MIDGLEY 6 d F Norton, York, England
Mary MIDGLEY U 26 F Warter, York, England
Occ: Servant Unemployed(Domestic)
Contact: Myra Midgley
Volcanic mudpool, North Island N.Z.
Jet boat on Shotover River,
Four and a half hours onto Fox Glacier, it's worth it.
There's so much to do and see in New Zealand and they all speak
Jonathon Midgley formerly of Wellington,
New Zealand, now Brisbane has everyone smelling well.
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1. 1881 census for Yorkshire, England.
2. Inteernational Genealogical Index.
Copyright © Text and photographs, Tim Midgley May 2001,
revised 11th November 2009.