Mellsop Family Reunion

The Mellsop family are calling all descendants of John and Anna Maria Sophia Mellsop who arrived in New Zealand in the mid 1850s.
Originally born Speedy, the wider Mellsop family and connections will come together next year in a reunion to commemorate 160 years in New Zealand.
The reunion will be held over the weekend of 19 and 20 March.
It will include a bus tour of historical sites and places of interest to the family, lunch at Wright’s Watergardens, a dinner and dance at the Kentish in Waiuku, a celebration service on Sunday 20 March at St Brides in Mauku, and a memorabilia display at the Waiuku Museum.
There are many family connections with the Mellsops, who settled in Mauku, Waiuku, Otaua and Glenbrook, after arriving in New Zealand from Ireland.
For information on attending the reunion, as well as detailed accounts of the family and their intriguing history, visit their website at, or their Facebook page: Mellsopreunion

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