Hello Diana Barden . You are my cousin !!!!!! Dont be too shocked , as I saw your message on the Gabriels in N. Z. I hope you see this message after so long . Your reference to your g,grandmother being a young- er sister of Mary Ann Gabriel has me very excited !! Mary Ann who married Joel Liggins in Christchurch, had 6 children that I remember .They were , LILLIAN , ELSIE , EDITH , and VERA the youngest child,my MOTHER !! There were also 2 boys , WILLIAM , who died on active service in 1917 at Paschendaele ; and JOSEPH,. Vera , my mother , married Arnold Livesey , and there are 3 sisters (1 now desceased ) and myself .We were all born during the 1930s We all remembered Mary Ann as " Granny Liggins " who died about 1942 at Christchurch . All the above family of Granny and Grandad Liggins are now desceased , and as Vera was the youngest , I ( b.1935) am the youngest of the grand-children left. My wife Joan who comes from Wales , were in the U. K.in 2004 , and while there visited 2 more cousins , Muriel Goodwin nee Spry , in Wales, and Rose Marshall in Helstone in Cornwall, near Camelford . Joan and I currently live in Hamilton ( south of Auck- land ) and our daughter and husband and family live only a few miles from us .We had a son , but he has been desc- eased a number of years . Well that should be a pretty good introduction for now, and we would love to hear from you , and if the chance arises , would love to meet you .Our e-mail address is :- firstname.lastname@example.org Kindest regards from your new cousins in New Zealand Joan and DAvid Livesey .