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Given address: 
Vincent Street
Sheet No: 371
Central Auckland

Biography contributed by Colyn Storer (nee Morley) of Sydney Australia. We were first cousins once removed, Colyn’s father being the youngest son of Rev. Dr William Morley who was the younger brother of Charlotte’s father George Henry Morley.

Charlotte Boag of Vincent Street Auckland, was born Charlotte Mary Morley, the eldest daughter of George Henry Morley and Jenefer nee Walters (who also signed the Petition) on 20 March 1871 at Mangapai.

The family returned to Auckland soon after and then to Waiuku where her father was a farmer for many years. They were a very devout and committed Christian family in the Wesleyan and later Methodist churches where ever they lived.

Charlotte married James William Boag on 18 Nov 1891. They had seven children, James Edward, Lily, George Henry, Robert Crisp, Mabel Gertrude, Albert Noel and Gordon who died young. The others all married and although Mabel later lived in Victoria and George in Wellington, the others were near her in the Auckland area.  James Edward, George and Robert all served with the New Zealand First World War services.

She was also very close to her sisters and shared many family occasions with them, especially their parents’ Golden Wedding Celebration in 1917. 

Her husband James was a cabman and driver. They lived firstly at Upper Vincent Street till 1899, then at Cook St till 1911 and finally at 67 Ardmore St Ponsonby, where he worked as a caretaker till his death in 1934. Charlotte continued to live there till the early 1950s. She suffered severe injuries when the verandah roof of that house, collapsed just before Christmas 1943.

She was very fond of her grandchildren who had wonderful memories of many special times with her which they shared years later.  

In the later years of her life she lived with her son Robert Chrisp Boag. She died 30 November 1959 and was buried at Waikaraka Cemetery. 

Her Aunts also signed the Petition: H W Morley (Hannah Watson, nee Buttle) Mt Roskill Sheet 18F Morley (Mrs Unica Ann), Sheet 18 and Emma Grey Patrick (nee Morley) Takapuna, Sheet 407.


BIRTH: Copy of original Birth Certificate, Original NZ Birth Index: 1871/49 Mangapai

MARRIAGE: NZ Marriage Indexes and details from family, especially her granddaughter Lois Rowe nee Boag (1926-2013)

CHILDREN: NZ Birth, Marriages and Death Indexes, Papers Past Family notices, Cemetery indexes and details, on Ancestry from New Zealand Genealogical Society, Family records

DEATH: NZ Death Indexes and Cemetery Records

Other: Family photos, memories, Papers Past


Daughters of George and Jenefer Morely. Left to right: Mabel, Ada, Charlotte, Winifred and Ann

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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