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FIRST GENERATION


1. Patricia Ruby HOAD was born on 12 May 1935 in Brighton Sussex. Married in 1954 to Arthur Charles Palmer, with whom there were three children. First was Gary Christopher who was stillborn, Christmas 1955, then Maxine Lesley on July 20th 1957by Ceasarian Section and lastly Beverley Josephine, who lived only a week in 1959. Most of their married life in England was lived in the rural area where Arthur was a stud-groom, their last position being at the Sandley Stud in Gillingham Dorset. From here they moved to New Zealand in 1969 and remained there for, presumably, the rest of their life. By the year 2000 they were the grandparents of three girls, Rebecca, Kelly and Bailey. A fourth grand daughter, Emma having died when hit by a car in 1985 at the age of 2yrs 10 months. They are also the great grand parents of four great grand daughters, Ashlee, the daughter of Rebecca, and Bonnie, Tui and Schinae, daughters of Kelly. Schinae was born with a hole in her heart and various other problems, but is currently healthy and whole, thanks to the good work of the surgeons at Green Lane Hospital Since writing the above a further great granddaughter has been born to Rebecca, little Ruby put in an appearance on October 4th 2003, her great grandfather's birthday and it is intended that she should carry on the name Guni in the family, which belonged to her gr gr gr gr grandfather! Patricia obtained her ATCL in 1987 after having started piano tuition at the age of 40, and has both taught as a classical teacher and played in bands for dine and dance, the only talent inherited from her mother. Kelly married the father of her children, Robert Bartlett, in 2003, and Rebecca has since married a South African, Wynand Botha, in April of 2005.

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