Sixth Generation

Family of Leslie Aitkin Wingham KNIGHT (28) & Gwendoline Winifred Courthope BOAS

33. Jeanne Courthope KNIGHT. Born on 5 Aug 1922 in Lyndhurst, England. Religion: Catholic.


On 3 Jul 1943 when Jeanne Courthope was 20, she first married Anthony Joseph LANZON, in Sacred Heart, Calcutta, India. Religion: Catholic.

Tony was a major in WW2 and was a Chindit under General Wingate operating behind Japanese lines in Burma. They suffered great privation and were supplied by air drops from Ceylon.


They had one child:
36 i. Simon Wingham (1947-)

In Jun 1994 when Jeanne Courthope was 71, she second married Dennis SPOONER, in Caxton Hall. Religion: C of E.

They had one child:
37 i. Sarah Louise

34. David Nigel Wingham KNIGHT. Born on 24 Nov 1925 in Worcester,England. Christened in Worcester. Occupation: Draughtsman, Businessman. Education: Temple Grove, Repton, Doon School (Dera Dun India). Religion: Anglican.

Nigel served in the Royal Indian Navy in WW2 on the Burma & Arakan Coast. He was in command of a Fairmile at the age of 16 having run away from school and joined the navy at the age of 15. Part of the Allied contingent that took over the surrender of Singapore from the Japanese.
Emigrated to NZ in 1955 & was deeply involved in the Computer & Jewelry trades. Sailed accross the Pacific on smallboats on several occaisions as a navigator.


On 11 Feb 1950 when David Nigel Wingham was 24, he married Eveline Beryl GROGONO, daughter of Eric Walter GROGONO Dr & Eveline Maude FLATT, in Holy Trinity Church, Kingsway, London. Born on 3 Jul 1922 in Eastham London. Christened in London. Occupation: State Registered Nurse. Education: Bushy. Religion: Anglican.

Eveline (Evie) Served as an army nurse in WW2 and was one of the first women to land in Normandy. Later served in India and on Hospital ships. Met her husband, Nigel, in Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1947 sailing Lapwing class dingys.


They had the following children:
38 i. Robert Ian Wingham (1950-)
39 ii. Leslie Eric (1952-)

35. Hubert Edmond Wheatley KNIGHT. Born on 5 Apr 1938. Occupation: Horticulturist. Education: Temple Grove, Millfield. Religion: Anglican.

Emigrated to NZ and trained at Lincoln and in Hawke Bay and the S. Island as a sheep farmer. Later took up tomato growing commercially in Tauranga and in Whangarei.

On 2 Feb 1963 when Hubert Edmond Wheatley was 24, he married Diana Elizabeth McLEAN, in Tauranga, New Zealand.

They had the following children:
40 i. Richard Wheatley (1968-)
41 ii. Anthony Sterling (1970-)


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