Martin John Baigent

15 March 1870–18 March 1954 (Age 84)
New Zealand

The Life of Martin John

When Martin John Baigent was born on 15 March 1870, in New Zealand, his father, Arthur Baigent, was 32 and his mother, Ann Price, was 29. He married Ethel Ada Franklyn on 16 June 1899, in Wakefield, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand. He died on 18 March 1954, in Nelson, New Zealand, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Martin John Baigent
Ethel Ada Franklyn
Marriage: 16 June 1899

Spouse and Children

16 June 1899
Wakefield, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Baigent


    Ann Price





    George William Baigent


    Francis Henry Baigent


    Walter James Baigent



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World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 17

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 23

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 26

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

Name Meaning

Norman, English, French, Flemish: (i) possibly, like Bowgen and Budgen , a variant of Beauchamp . Old French Beau- often appears as Be- and Bay- in English surnames. The -ch- has been voiced and an excrescent -t has been added. (ii) nickname, perhaps the French name Beaujean, Flemish Beaujan(t), Bejean, from Old French bel Jehan ‘handsome John’, + excrescent -t. It could have been introduced to England in the 15th or 16th century by Flemish migrants.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Sources (2)

  • Martin John Baigent, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martin John Baigent - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 1954;

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