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Cannings - New Zealand

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Linda Report 14 Nov 2016 18:19

Looking for my Husbands Cousins, emigrated to New Zealand 1958/1959. Susan, Malcolm or Rowena. Parents Francis (Uncle Bill) and Dorothy. Thanking you in advance. Linda


malyon Report 14 Nov 2016 19:32

Rowena Elizabeth Cannings
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists
Rowena Elizabeth Cannings
Event Type
Event Date
18 Mar 1959
Event Place
Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Birth Year (Estimated)
Ship Name
Departure Date
Departure Port
Arrival Port
Arrival Place


malyon Report 14 Nov 2016 19:37

susan primrose was 10 yrs

Malcolm Russell was 5yrs

Rowena Elizabeth was 1 yr


Linda Report 14 Nov 2016 19:37

Thank you very much maylon. Hoping that someone may know one of them and put us in touch. Regards Linda


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 14 Nov 2016 20:39

Although malyon has given us ages, the births are given as

Susan Primrose, (dd) Apr 1948
Malcolm Russell (dd) Aug 1953
Rowena Elizabeth - (dd) Mar 1958
All born in Surrey - you may be aware of the precise places covered by the registration districts

Francis (aka Uncle Bill) was born 22 Oct 1916
Dorothy born 7 Jul 1916

Linda, as its unlikely that anyone would actually 'know them', years of birth might help to identify them on available records.

Have you tried to 'Search all members Tree', top right under Search? If anyone unknown to you has listed them, use the 'Find out more' button to ask how they are related.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 14 Nov 2016 20:50

Francis W Cannings death

Year/Reg no1991/47146
Cannings Francis William
DOB 22 October 1916

Dorothy's death
Year/Registration Number 1994/37616
Cannings Dorothy Russell
DOB 7 July 1916


malyon Report 14 Nov 2016 21:55

not finding any details in familysearch


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 14 Nov 2016 22:31

In 1981, Francis, Dorothy and Malcolm were all living in Otahuhu, Aukland. That was the last available Electoral Roll s record held on line.

In the same year, Rowena was living in Eden, Aukland, an Airline Clerk. She obviously wasn't married at that time.

Using Susan Primrose b 1948 as key words, there are several results for seperate people.

1972 - Susan Primrose Salter (Clerk) living with Martin Salter, (Public Servant) in Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui
1981 - Whangarei, Northland

1972 - Susan Primrose Young - Says married but can't see a male at the same address in Hastings, Hawkes Bay
1978 - living with Antony John Young at a differents Hawkes Bay address.
1981 - at another Hawkes Bay address. Antony John Young is a chartered accountant.

Because of the NZ privacy laws, it isn't possible to search for marriages which took place in the last 80 years.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 14 Nov 2016 22:47

Will PM an address for M & S.P. Young in Whangarei. It could be a wild goose chase.
Found on


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Nov 2016 23:28

Update - Linda is going to write to the address provided and appreciates that it may be the wrong Susan.

If that happens, its been suggested that she buys a copy of Dorothy's DC.

In addition to the usual who, when, why and where, the informant is likely to be one of their children. There is also a column asking for the number of living children. Although it would be 1994, the informant’s normal address could be traced forward on request by the New Zealand ‘Ask a Librarian Service’

View what details would be on a death certificate

Order an historical death
You’ll have to repeat the search for Dorothy’s death

‘Ask a Librarian’


Andrea Report 25 Jul 2019 10:21

Hi Linda,

Susan Primrose Salter is my mother. She lives in Whangarei, New Zealand.

Message me and I can put you in touch.

Andrea Salter


ErikaH Report 25 Jul 2019 11:32

I doubt Linda will see your post, Andrea, after such a long time away from the board.

Send her a contact message by clicking on her name


Linda Report 28 Jul 2019 13:17

Thank you very much. Have seen the post and received the message. I knew someone would see my original post eventually. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :-


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Jul 2019 22:37

Pleased for you, Linda. Did you write to the address as suggested?