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John William Suckling

Also Known As: "John William Turner", "John William Deed"
Birthplace: Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 15, 1908 (52)
Onehunga, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of NN Suckling and Frances Elizabeth Deed
Husband of Mary Suckling
Father of William John Deed; Edmond James Deed; Francis Elizabeth Mary Shale; Rifleman Edgar Thomas Deed, 52835; Florence Abigail Burgess and 1 other
Brother of Mary Ann Blake
Half brother of Edward Ernest Deed; William Forster Deed; Francis Guylott Deed; Georgina Williams; Mark Simkin Deed and 1 other

Occupation: Labourer
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About John William Suckling

John William Suckling was born in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England on 15 May 1855.

He was baptized in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex England, on 25 July 1858.

His father was not documented and his mother was unmarried. He was baptized under his mothers maiden name of Turner.

He came to New Zealand in 1865 with his mother, step-father, sister and half brother, another half brother was born at sea in 1865 en route to New Zealand.

He was raised under the surname of Suckling (believed to be his paternal father's surname), however after he married Mary O'Keefe in 1879 he also began to use Deed as a surname, it is noted in Mary O'Keefe's probate file that she objected to the use of the surname Suckling and refused to use it and preferred to be known by the name of Mary Deed.

John William Suckling is acknowledged as a step-son in John Jackson Deed's probate file. He is also mentioned in the probate file of his mother Frances Elizabeth, but it does not reveal who his father was.

UK Baptism

  • County Essex
  • Place: Steeple Bumpstead
  • Church name: St Mary the Virgin
  • Register type: Parish Register
  • Register entry number: 376
  • Baptism date: 25 Jul 1858
  • Birth date: 15 May 1855
  • Person forename: John
  • Person sex: M
  • Mother forename: Elizabeth
  • Mother surname: TURNER
  • Register note: mother a Spinster

NZ Marriage

  • Registration Number: 1879/166
  • Bride's Given Name(s): Mary
  • Bride's Family Name: O'Keefe
  • Groom's Given Names(s): John William
  • Groom's Family Name: Suckling


  1. DEATHS., Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 13, 15 January 1908
  2. Auckland Star, Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 14, 16 January 1908
  3. BEREAVEMENT CARD., Auckland Star, Volume XXXIX, Issue 28, 1 February 1908
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John William Suckling's Timeline

May 15, 1855
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom
July 25, 1858
Age 3
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom
December 22, 1879
Waiuku, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
September 17, 1887
Waiuku, New Zealand
November 16, 1889
Waiuku, New Zealand
January 15, 1908
Age 52
Onehunga, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand