HISTORY OF THE McPIKE NAME :
This very rare and interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicization of the Gaelic "MacPeice", meaning "son of Peic", a personal name of uncertain etymology, but thought to be originally derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "peac", meaning a thickset man. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O", meaning "descendant of", or "Mac", denoting "son of".
The surname is also
found recorded in
The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of James McPeake, which was dated April 29th 1719, marriage to Catharine Logan, in County Antrim, Ireland, during the reign of King George 1 of England, known as "The First Hanoverian", 1714 - 1727.
Our McPike family including HASLIP, BRIMNER, MOORE & MONIGATTI
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg JOHN 2 McPIKE see 2.
1. ~ ~ ~ JOHN McPIKE was born 1798 in Ballynameen, Country Derry,
John and Mary and their six children arrived in
From NZ Royal Fencibles 1847-1997:
John was born in 1798 at the town of Ballynameen, County
children were born in
the 1860s he farmed 40 freehold acres at Little Muddy Creek, Laingholm. The
family were occupied in farming and pit-sawing. In the 1870s he lived at
Onehunga and attended St Mary of the
John died 1874 aged 76 years and the following year his wife Mary DUNN (born 1798) died aged 77 years.
> Refer to the Royal New Zealand Fencibles for more information on families who came
Pertaining to Early
On August 12, 1874
at Onehunga, JOHN McPIKE, pensioner, of construction of the oesophagus, aged 76
Informant: W Brimmer, carter, Onehunga
On July 5, 1875 at Onehunga, Mary McPIKE, pensioners wife of chronic bladder disease, aged 77 years (RG 1875/753)
Children of JOHN McPIKE and MARY DUNN were:
JOHN 2 McPIKE,
born 1820 in
CORNELIUS McPIKE, born 1826 in
Pertaining to Early
Died 19th June
1851, CORNELIUS McPIKE, settler, of asthma, aged 25 years
Informant: Reuben Haslip, brother-in-law
JAMES 3 McPIKE, born 1828 in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland; died 11 March 1905 in Auckland, New Zealand.
JANE McPIKE, born 1830 in
born 1832 in
5 McPIKE, born 1835 in
ELLEN 6 McPIKE, born 1836 in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland; died 6 April 1888 in Buller, West Coast, New Zealand.
John died on 12 August 1874 in Onehunga,
GENERATION TWO :
2.~ ~ ~ JOHN
McPIKE (JOHN) was born in
Children of JOHN McPIKE and MARY MASON were:
ANNA 7 McPIKE, born 1843; died 1881.
JOHN 8 McPIKE, born about 1849; died 1911.
CATHERINE 9 McPIKE, born 1852 in
CORNELIUS 10 McPIKE, born 4 December 1854 at Little Muddy Creek, Waitakere,
SAMUEL McPIKE, born 2 November 1856 in Onehunga,
From Deaths Pertaining to Early
On July 20, 1864 at Onehunga, SAMUEL McPIKE, son of John McPike jnr, a sawyer of Onehunga, of scarlet fever, aged 7 years.
Informant - John McPike jnr, Onehunga (RG 1864/4190)
MARY JANE 11 McPIKE, baptized on 4 May 1860 at the Onehunga Roman Catholic Church; died 1933.
3. ~ ~ ~ JAMES
McPIKE (JOHN) was born in
Catherine died on 20 September 1909 and was buried at
Children of JAMES McPIKE and CATHERINE BROWN were:
JAMES WILLIAM 12
McPIKE, born 1 April 1855 in Onehunga,
McPIKE, born 25 January 1857 in Little
Muddy Creek, Waitakere,
HENRY McPIKE, baptized on 9 April 1859 in Onehunga,
EDWARD 14 McPIKE, born 1862; died 1926.
FREDERICK McPIKE, born 21 March 1864 in Onehunga; died 1920.
WILLIAM DANIEL McPIKE, baptized on 25 October
From Deaths Pertaining to Early
On November 4th 1899 at
Onehunga, after a long and painful illness, borne with great patience, WILLIAM
DANIEL, sixth beloved son of James and Catherine McPike, in his 34th
ELIZABETH ANN 15 McPIKE, baptized on 12 December 1868 in Onehunga; died 1922.
CECILIA ANN McPIKE, baptized 17 December 1870
RICHARD JOHN 16 McPIKE, born 9 February 1871 and baptized on 24 March 1872 in Onehunga,
GEORGE 17 McPIKE, born 30 March 1873 and baptized on 22 June 1873 in Onehunga,
CHARLES 18 McPIKE,
baptized on 12 December 1875 in Onehunga,
WALTER DANIEL 19 McPIKE,
baptized 17 February 1878 in
CORNELIUS 20 McPIKE,
baptized 31 October 1880 in Onehunga,
ISABELLA ELLEN McPIKE,
born about 1888 in
~ ~ ~ MARGARET McPIKE (JOHN) was
born in 1832 in
> Refer to the HASLIP family for more information about the family of Reuben and children of Reuben and Margaret.
5. ~ ~ ~
CATHERINE McPIKE (JOHN) was born 1835 in
> Refer to the BRIMNER family for more information about the children of William and Catherine.
William died in 1874. Catherine marred WILLIAM WEBBER the following year and they had a daughter Mary born in 1877.
6. ~ ~ ~
ELLEN McPIKE (JOHN)
was born 1836 in
> Refer to the MOORE family for more information about the family of Charles and the children of Charles and Ellen.
In June 1865 Charles drowned in a boating accident in the Awhitu (Manukau) Harbour while servicing a lighthouse.
From notes The Moores and The McPikes by Cathreen Fischer:
The McPike and Moore families were
friends of the Governor, Sir George Grey. Ellen McPike's brother James had
married Catherine Brown who worked for the Grey family. A small community
On 4 December 1867 Ellen
married DAVID REVE (pronounced Reeve). David was born in 1837 in Hawdon,
Children of ELLEN McPIKE and DAVID REVE were:
SARAH MARTHA BLANCHE
REVE, born 20 June 1873; died 1937. Sarah married ABRAHAM SINGER. He was born
in 1870 in
o CHARLOTTE MARY ELLEN REVE, born 1875; died aged 5 months.
o JOSEPH WILLIAM JOHN REVE, born 1877; died aged 6 weeks.
Ellen died on 6 April 1888
GENERATION THREE :
7. ~ ~ ~ ANNA McPIKE (JOHN
> JOHN) was
born in 1843 and was the eldest daughter of JOHN McPIKE and MARY MASON. Anna
Children of ANNA McPIKE and FRANCIS VEDDER were:
o JACOB JOHN VEDDER,
born 1863 in Onehunga,
o MARY ELLEN VEDDER,
born 1865 in Onehunga,
o FRANCIS JAMES VEDDER,
born 1867 in Onehunga,
o CLARK JOHN VEDDER,
born 1871 in Tapu, Thames Coast,
o ANNA JANE VEDDER, born 1878.
o GEORGE HENRY VEDDER, born 1880.
Anna died in 1881.
8. ~ ~ ~ JOHN
> JOHN) was born
about 1849 in
Children of JOHN McPIKE and MARY DAVISON were:
SARAH LAVINA McPIKE, born 1871 in
FRANCIS JOHN McPIKE, born 1873 in
WILLIAM CORNELIUS McPIKE, born 1875 in Thames, New Zealand; died 4 July 1898 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. William married CATHERINE YOUNG.
ROBERT JAMES 21 McPIKE, born 1878 in
FREDERICK SAMUEL22 McPIKE, born 25 June 1880 in
ERNEST McPIKE, born 25 August 1882 in Kauaeranga Valley, Thames, New
Zealand; died 12 July 1943 in Thames. Ernest married MARGARET WALKER McMILLAN
in 1920. Margaret was born in 1894 and died in 1961. Margaret was buried at
AGNES MARY McPIKE, born 3 October 1884 in
LAURA ANNIE McPIKE, born 22 April 1887 in
DAVID HENRY McPIKE, born 1889 in
LEILA KATHLEEN McPIKE, born 1894 in
John was died in July 1911 and Mary died in January
1927. They were both buried at
9. ~ ~ ~
CATHERINE McPIKE (JOHN > JOHN) was born 1852 in
Child of CATHERINE McPIKE and WALTER SCOTT was:
o THOMAS CALEB WILSON
SCOTT, born 24 June 1870 at Tapu, Thames Coast, New Zealand; died 19 December
1950 in Epsom,
10. ~ ~ ~ CORNELIUS McPIKE (JOHN > JOHN) was born on 4 December 1854 in
Little Muddy Creek, Waitakere,
Children of CORNELIUS McPIKE and MARTHA DONNELLY were:
WILLIAM CHARLES McPIKE, born 1882 in
CORNELIUS JAMES McPIKE, born 1884 in Parawai, Thames, New Zealand; died July 1962 and was buried at Totara Cemetery, Thames (Public Plot 091-0011)
SARAH JANE McPIKE,
born 1886 in Parawai,
MARTHA URSULA McPIKE, born 1889 in Parawai,
SAMUAL McPIKE, born 1892 in Parawai,
WALTER McPIKE, born 1892 in Parawai,
Martha died in 1899 and Cornelius
died in 1928. They were both buried at
11. ~ ~ ~ MARY JANE McPIKE (JOHN > JOHN) was born in 1860 in Onehunga,
Children of MARY McPIKE and THOMAS BENNETT were:
o THOMAS BENNETT, born 1884; died 1951.
o MABEL ELLA BENNETT, born 1886. Mabel married WALTER REID in 1910.
o LEONARD BENNETT, born
1888 in Thames,
o HILDA MAY BENNETT,
born 1891; died 1966. Hilda married NORMAN RUFUS
o GORDON BENNETT, born 1892-1894. Gordon married HILDA ROSE JAMESON in 1913.
o OLIVER CROMWELL BENNETT, born 1896; died 1973. Oliver married THELMA MAY ROBERTSON in 1921. Thelma was born in 1901.
Mary died in 1933 and Thomas died in 1951.
12. ~ ~ ~ JAMES WILLIAM McPIKE (JOHN > JAMES)
was born on 1 April 1855 in Onehunga,
Children of JAMES McPIKE and ALICE PARTRIDGE were:
JAMES WILLIAM McPIKE, born 1895 at Port Albert,
ROSE EILEEN McPIKE, born 1898 in
MABEE LUCY McPIKE, born 1907; died 1909. Mabee was buried at Waikaraka Cemetery (Area 3, Block 8, Plot 83) Buried in this Plot are also buried WILLIAM PARTRIDGE, ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE, ARTHUR PARTRIDGE and a stillborn child of James McPike (also JAMES WILLIAM McPIKE and ALICE PARTRIDGE)
James died on 18 November 1918 in
13. ~ ~ ~ THOMAS McPIKE (JOHN > JAMES) was born on 25 January 1857 at Little Muddy Creek,
Children of THOMAS McPIKE and LYDIA HOLT were:
LYDIA MARY McPIKE, born 1882; died 1943.
VERONICA KATHLEEN (KATE) McPIKE, born 1884; died 1939. Kate married ROBERT BARLOW in 1905.
(BOBBY) McPIKE, born 1886 in Onehunga,
HILDA DAISY McPIKE,
born 1889 in
JOHN ROBERT McPIKE, born 1891 in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand; died 6 June 1915 in Auckland of Enteric fever.
LESLIE JAMES 23 McPIKE, born 1893 in Onehunga,
MURIEL ROSE McPIKE, born
1896 in Onehunga,
IVY ISOBEL McPIKE, born 1898 in Onehunga,
CORRINA McPIKE, born 1903 in Onehunga,
Thomas died on 9 September 1932 in
14. ~ ~ ~ EDWARD McPIKE (JOHN
> JAMES) was born
in 1862 in Onehunga,
Children of EDWARD McPIKE and ALICIA WILLIAMSON were:
MARY KATHLEEN McPIKE,
born 22 May 1888 in
ETHEL ALICIA McPIKE, born 1890; died 1949. Ethel married HENRY ALBERT BRUMBY in 1919. Henry was born in 1891; died 1977.
McPIKE, born 1892; died 1983. Hazel married FREDERICK WILLIAM FRANKLIN in 1926.
ALFRED JAMES McPIKE, born 1894; died 1980.
RICHARD FRANCIS McPIKE, born 1896; died 1984.
Edward died in 1926. Alicia died in 1945.
15. ~ ~ ~ ELIZABETH ANN McPIKE (JOHN
> JAMES) was born
baptized on 12 December 1868 at Onehunga,
Children of ELIZABETH McPIKE and EDWARD PICKNELL were:
o EDWARD JAMES PICKNELL,
born 1891; died 1961. Edward married IVY PEARL
o BEATRICE ELLEN PICKNELL, born 1893. Beatrice married ARTHUR MOTT in 1920.
o GLADYS BERYL KATE PICKNELL, born 1895. Gladys married WILLIAM FRANCIS PETFORD. William died in 1965.
o GEORGE WILLIAM PICKNELL, born 1900; died 1962. George married THERESA XAVIER CROPP in 1922.
o RICHARD ALBERT VICTOR
PICKNELL, born 1900; died 1986. Richard married ETHEL MAY
o DORIS ELLEN PICKNELL,
born 1902; died 1961.
o LILY JAN PICKNELL, born 1903; died 1948. Lily married DOUGLAS EDWARD LAING in 1929.
o IVY KATHLEEN PICKNELL, born 1907; died 1992. Ivy married FRANK LESLIE PERKS in 1930. Frank was born in 1909 and died in 1982.
16. ~ ~ ~ RICHARD JOHN McPIKE (JOHN > JAMES) was born on 9
February 1871 and was baptized on 24 March 1872 at Onehunga Roman Catholic
Church. He was the seventh son of JAMES McPIKE and CATHERINE BROWN. Richard
married MARY POLLY ASPIN on 7 January 1897 in Onehunga. Mary was born in 1873
in North Warrego,
Children of RICHARD MCPIKE and MARY ASPIN were:
o GEORGE McPIKE, born 1897 in
o WILLIAM McPIKE, born 1899 in Waiuku,
RICHARD JAMES McPIKE,
born 26 February 1901 in Waiuku,
o MARY EMMA McPIKE, born 1903 in
o DAVID DANIEL McPIKE, born 1905 in
o VINCENT McPIKE, born 1907 in
o CATHERINE MARGARET McPIKE, born 1910 in Pollock,
o ELIZABETH ANN McPIKE, born 9 February 1914 in Pollock, South Auckland;
died 12 January 1986 in Tauranga,
o RAYMOND ASPIN McPIKE, born 9 February 1917 in Pollock,
Richard died in 1930 and Mary died in 1962.
17. ~ ~ ~ GEORGE McPIKE (JOHN
> JAMES) was born on 30 March 1873 in Onehunga,
Children of GEORGE McPIKE and KATE LIDGARD were:
MARJORIE EUNICE McPIKE, born 11 August 1903; died 1996. Marjorie married LESLIE KINGSFORD HAMMOND in 1926. Leslie died in 1965.
GEORGE WILLIAM ERIC McPIKE, born 1906. George married GLADYS ANNIE WARDLE in 1930.
KATHLEEN BEULAH McPIKE, born 15 June 1907. Kathleen married JAMES LANDER in 1939.
RONA DULCIBEL McPIKE, born 9 December 1909. Rona married JAMES FORD
CARNEGIE in 1934 in
UNA EVELYN JOYCE McPIKE, born 14 November 1913. Una married EDWARD TYNE. Edward was born in 1910; died 1966.
Kate died on 25 February 1966 in
18. ~ ~ ~ CHARLES McPIKE (JOHN
> JAMES) was born in 1875 in Onehunga,
Child of CHARLES McPIKE and ETHEL VERCOE was:
RUTH ETHEL McPIKE, born in 1907. Ruth married MERVYN FREDERICK CAIE.
Charles died in 1920.
19. ~ ~ ~ WALTER DANIEL McPIKE (JOHN > JAMES) was baptized on 17 February 1878 in
> Refer to the MONIGATTI family for more information about the family of Isabella.
Children of WALTER McPIKE and ISABELLA MONIGATTI were:
CECIL WILLIAM TELL McPIKE, born 1906 in LANDERS. Buller, West Coast, New Zealand. Cecil married DOROTHY AMELIA HATCH in 1928. Dorothy was born in 1904 in Taylorville, NZ.
GWENDOLYN ARIEL MAVIS
McPIKE, born 1907 in
CATHERINE McPIKE, born 7 December 1910; died 20 March 2004 in
WALTER DANIEL JAMES McPIKE, born in 1914; died 1988. Walter married JOAN
NORMA TYLER. Joan was born in 1919 in Torquay,
ISABELLE MAE McPIKE, who married RAYMOND ARNOLD LANDERS
Walter died on 27 October 1957 in
20. ~ ~ ~ CORNELIUS McPIKE (JOHN > JAMES) was baptized on 31 October 1880 in Onehunga,
Child of CORNELIUS McPIKE and CHARLOTTE BISHOP was:
CORNELIUS FRASER McPIKE, born 1901. Cornelius married DELIA AGNES SARAH SMITH. Delia was born in 1898 and died in 1971.
GENERATION FOUR :
21. ~ ~
~ ROBERT JAMES McPIKE (JOHN > JOHN > JOHN) was born 1878 in
Children of ROBERT McPIKE and MARGARET SHORT were:
ROBERT JAMES McPIKE, born 1905. Robert married LILLIAN MARY SHAW in 1931.
WILLIAM JOHN HENRY MCPIKE, born 1907. William
died in July 1975 and was buried at
22. ~ ~
~ FREDERICK SAMUEL McPIKE (JOHN
> JOHN > JOHN) was born 25 June 1880 in
Child of FREDERICK McPIKE and JOSEPHINE CULPAN was:
FREDERICK JOHN GRIER McPIKE, born 1911.
Mary died in 1960.
23. ~ ~ ~ LESLIE JAMES McPIKE (JOHN > JAMES > THOMAS)
was born 1893 in Onehunga,
Child of LESLIE McPIKE and MARGARET MORRIS was:
JOHN ROBERT LESLIE McPIKE, born September 1915; died February 1920.
Leslie married (2) CATHERINE CAMERPON MORRISON on 20 July 1927. Catherine was born on 7 September 1906; died 24 December 1993.
Children of LESLIE McPIKE and CATHERINE MORRISON were:
IVY RAE McPIKE
THOMAS ANDREW McPIKE
Leslie died on 10 March 1967 in
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