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  • Edward Watts Garmonsway (1809 - 1875)
    Edward Watts Garmonsway was born in Shoreditch, London, on 21 June 1809. He was the son of John and Rosanna Jane Garmonsway (nee Willson) who married in the Bishopgate area of London on 30 June 1793. E...
  • Letitia Ann Garmonsway (1809 - 1892)
    Letitia Ann King was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on 21 December 1809 to Ann King. She was baptised at St. John's, Portsea, Hampshire, on 25 January 1810. Letitia's mother married Robert Gord...
  • Ainsley Clare Truebridge (1966 - 2008)
  • Albert Donald Garmonsway (1923 - 1997)
  • Albert James Garmonsway (1912 - 1916)
    FATAL HORSE ACCIDENT. MR. JAMES GARMONSWAY KILLED. A most serious accident occurred yesterday, by which a well-known Taihape district settler lost his life. Mr. J Garmonsway was out riding with bis son...

About the Garmonsway surname

The New Zealand Garmonsway family are descended from Royal New Zealand Fencible Edward Watts Garmonsway and his wife Letitia Ann Garmonsway (nee King) who arrived on board the Inchinnan on 27 May 1852. The Fencible's were retired soldiers from Britain and Ireland who enlisted as a military reserve in the town of Auckland. Letitia's mother was Ann Gordon (nee King) was superintendent and matron of the Female Factory at Parramatta in New South Wales, Australia.

In 1983 a booklet was produced to commemorate the Garmonsway family reunion held 16-17 April in Cambridge, New Zealand, by Barbara Kelly, Julie Fox and Peter Wood (1983). The booklet was called, Edward Garmonsway and Letitia King: Their descendants.

Please see the Garmonsway Family of New Zealand group on Facebook: Garmonsway Family of New Zealand