17 March 2022

1915: Wedding of John Bousie and Annie Henry in New Zealand



This morning I found this lovely old photograph in my local op-shop and was overjoyed to find their names on the back. It was most probably from a deceased estate as I wouldn’t have thought a family member would give it away. Photographer is R E Bell of Ngaruawahia, New Zealand. Because the photo is framed I couldn’t get a very good copy of it, it wouldn’t scan and the photos all show reflections in the glass, this was the best I could do.

It seems the BOUSIE surname is not common in New Zealand and the first registered births of that name are the children of John & Annie (upto 1922 only).

Bousie,  Eleanor, Mother: Annie,  Father: John.

Bousie,  Bruce Henry, Mother: Annie, Father: John.

The names on the back are:-

John and Annie Bousie (née Henry)

Annie Henry’s parents: William & Annie Henry (née Cheyne)

Annie Cheyne’s parents: John & Ellen Cheyne (née Henry)


If anyone connected to this family is interested in this photograph I’d be delighted to send it to you, please contact me at:-

Dawn Scotting

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