I am researching the Flood family of Port Underwood New Zealand.
Jerome Nugent Flood arrived in Port Underwood in 1847.
Jerome had left Ireland because of the famine and set sail for Australia.He had not long been in Sydney New South Wales working on a Marino sheep station in March 1847 when Clifford Weld from New Zealand arrived to purchase 3500 Marino sheep for Flaxbourne Station (200 000 acres) in Marlborough New Zealand, which he owned with Fredrick Weld.
An agreement was reached between Jerome Flood and Clifford Weld where Jerome would become drover/shepherd, load and look after the sheep whilst travelling to New Zealand aboard the Schooner Bee and deliver them to Flaxbourne Station.
Jerome was born in 1812 in Dublin Ireland, the son of John and Elizabeth Flood (nee O’Neil) who were married in Dublin in 1808.John was a merchant and had premises on the corner of King and Smithfield streets in Dublin between the Mellows and Fr Matthew Bridges that span the river running through the centre of Dublin city.
John’s father Constantine Flood, of Derlangan House, Athboy, County Meath, (off the main road about 5 km form Athboy, 6.5 km from Trim, 8 km from Nevan, and 45 kms from Dublin) owned a farm of about 72 acres, which had been in the family for over 100 years.The farm contained a fine two storey slated house, containing a drawing room, dining room, hall, kitchen, scullery and four bedrooms.The outbuilding consisted of an inner and outer yard, stables, cow houses, coal house, dairy, barn and car house.There was also a large fruit and vegetable garden.The farm was sold when John’s sister Mary Constance Flood passed away in July 1926.
Elizabeth’s parents Bridget and Con O’Neil were also farmers from the little town of Cormeen just north of Dublin near Drogheda.
Jerome Nugent Flood was christened James Jerome Flood.In a letter from his first cousin John Flood in Australia he talks about John Flood, Jerome’s father changing his name to Nugent before he left Ireland.In further letters it has been established that Jerome Nugent Flood had 9 first Cousins
John Flood (Campesi Sydney Australia)
Constantine Flood (151 Forrest Street Fremantle East Western Australia)
Joseph Flood (Meath La)
Mary O’Riely (formerly Flood) Widow
Teresa Flood (11 Synott Place, Dublin Ireland)
Mr C Daley (Constantine’s wife side of the family)
Mrs Marian Mackim (Constantine’s wife side of the family)
Mr Isdora Croham (Constantine’s wife side of the family)
Any information you have would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have.
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- Constantine Flood Family Tree (228 KB)
First Generation Constantine Flood, Second Generation John Flood, Third Generation Jerome Nugent Flood (first descendant in New Zealand)Right mouse click in tree to get options or find a person.
- Mary Margaret Flood (nee Parker) 1852 – 1924 (38 KB)
Mary Married Jerome Edward Flood and they had four children.Constantine, Leslie, Phillip and Patrick
- Jerome Edward Flood. 1857 – 1919 (42 KB)
Jerome is the youngest son of Jerome Nugent and Mary Anne Flood.Jerome Edward married Mary Margaret Parker and they had four children.Constantine, Leslie, Phillip and Patrick
- James Flood.1855 – 1931 (42 KB)
James is the second son of Jerome Nugent and Mary Anne Flood.James never married and was murdered in Picton in 1931
- Mary Anne Flood (nee Sharwood) 1814 -1884 (63 KB)
Mary Anne had 13 children.Four to her first husband George Baldick.Two children to her second husband William Deakin, and four to her third husband Robert Register.Mary Anne had three children, Joseph, James and Jerome Edward to her last husband Jerome Nugent Flood.
- Joseph Flood Family Family (75 KB)
Joseph Flood Family Family. L to REthel, Tomas, Joseph, Gladys, Lilian, Arthur, Mary and Cecil Flood
- Joseph Flood.1853 - 1918 (27 KB)
Joseph is the eldest son of Jerome Nugent and Mary Anne Flood..Joseph married Mary Elizabeth Tetley and they had nine children. Ethel, Lilian, Thomas, Arthur, Cecil, Gladys, James, Eva and Samuel.
- Mary Flood (nee Tetly) 1864 – 1928 (34 KB)
Mary Married to Joseph and they had nine children. Ethel, Lilian, Thomas, Arthur, Cecil, Gladys, James, Eva and Samuel.