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Last update June 2022



June 22

Website administrator Maurice R. Troy

If you have any comments you would like to add about anything on this website please contact the website administrator.



June 2022. (Will try to be updated every 3 months from now on)


See my classic cars on my new website








New page 3 on E. Troy’s lorries I drove etc. No background music anymore.

Also on the Links page a number page navigation for the Troy family history.


Some interesting NZ Troy family facts on my new website plus information on my classic cars at www.troyfamily.co.nz





Link to my grandfather Edward Troy’s presentations are now on Troy family history plus the history of St Patrick’s church (Jersey) and Patrick Troy’s tragic death.

Also Edward Troy’s Silver wedding is at the bottom of my contact page.

Complete Troy Family Tree now in Troy family history page.


A magazine article on my nephew Stephen Troy’s daughter Jessica here.


Thanks to all the Troy’s from around the world who have been contacting me.

The Troy’s from America, Australia, Canada, Britain and New Zealand who died in World wars 1&2  and Korean War who are buried overseas are on the Troy Family history pages 3 & 4, plus there are now new snippets & page 5( jokes)

Our Kelly family relations Here. Plus new page with Bits & pieces.


January 2021

Our Golden wedding anniversary

Poppa (me) with Eva and Rachael when they were little.

All of us on holiday on the Norfolk broads 2001 before any Grandchildren were born. Kayleigh our foster daughter is with us and we also took our dog with us

Above. On a walk in the woodland with Natalie navigating. Jan 2015


Below at JJ and Mark’s house

Christmas time. Three daughters and seven  grandchildren just after opening presents.

Above. Two of Natalie representing Cambridge in Mark Todd’s old club on her pony George. Feb 2013

Our family picnic at the creek on Paul & Nicola’s land.

Text Box: Grandparents.

Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren
The strength and wisdom that time
And experience have given them. 
Grandchildren bless their Grandparents
With a youthful vitality and innocence
That help them stay young at heart forever. 
Together they create a chain of love
Linking the past with the future.
The chain may lengthen,
But it will never part... 

Text Box: A wish for our Grandchildren

May the strength of the wind and the light of the sun, 
The softness of the rain and the mystery of the moon 
Reach you and fill you. 
May beauty delight you and happiness uplift you, 
May wonder fulfil you and love surround you. 
May your step be steady and your arm be strong, 
May your heart be peaceful and your word be true. 
May you seek to learn, may you learn to live, 
May you live to love, and may you love - always.
Text Box: It was Roman Catholic Cardinal Richard Cushing of Boston (b 1895-d 1970 ), who wrote this modem version of I Corinthians, 13.

Though I live in the most select neighbourhood and have all the latest mod-cons., without love I might as well dwell in a shack in the desert. I may well have wall to wall carpets in every room, the most fashionable drapes and suites in French brocades, but without love these are filthy rags. I may have colour TV and an automatic kitchen, but without love I am nothing.
Love is children’s fingerprints on newly-painted walls; a doormat used by welcome guests; armchairs well seated.
Love bears cheerfully teenager’s pin-ups on bedroom walls; tide marks around the bath,
Love is sad when the doorbell is silent; when the telephone does not ring; and when there is no-one with whom to share.
Love does not come to an end when mud is on the carpet; when father spills ink paint in the sink; or when the dog scratches the front door.
Bricks and mortar will one day be beyond repair; the gilt, chrome and polish will quickly vanish, gadgets will find their way into the bin.
But love goes on for ever; qualities not things remain. 
Faith, Hope and Love, these qualities, but the greatest of these is love.

All of us on a day out at a Reserve.

Above Natalie reading a bedtime story to Joanna.


Below Natalie reading a bedtime story to Matthew ( our oldest and youngest grandchildren).

Pictures below  taken in New Zealand 2015

Below, Me helping Rachael build a jewellery box for her Mum in my workshop. Jan 2015.

Natalie and Paul did help.

Below all fifteen of us in Fiji in Oct 2019

Nicola’s new addition.

Comet born 2014

Below are some of our New Zealand pictures

Below. Poppa at Hamilton zoo with Joanna 2010

All except baby Samuel and Matthew in Granny & Poppa’s bed (baby sitting Nov 2010).

Our Golden wedding present July 2021. Instead of holiday (because of Covid).Volvo XC40 Recharge Hybrid.

2014. All of them in a tree.


Below. My workshop and classic cars 2020

Below. Strange how some things age faster than others…..

2017. Below all our Grandchildren in our garden.

All my family in the new restaurant at Lake Rotoroa 2011, only Graham not in the picture as he took it.

Us with our seven Grandchildren.

Above. Rachael bird watching with her toy binoculars and dolly.

The two of us at Machu Picchu recently.

Above. Christmas day 2009 with Joanna.

Above. Val and I on Great Barrier Island 2016.

Solar power only here.

2014 Val on Waiheke Island. It is very much like Jersey but warmer.

Me on Norfolk Island Aug 2015. Emily Bay.

On the Gordon river in Tasmania 2018

Above. JJ and Mark’s  house and land .2012

Above. Nicola and Paul’s house they in built  2009

March 2015 in Queenstown on the Doubtful Sound which we preferred to Milford Sound even though it started to rain.

We saw seals, dolphins and drank water direct from a waterfall whilst still on the boat.

Above. Boxing day 2014

Left. Landing  at Heathrow London in the snow Jan 2010


Right. St Peter Jersey.

Above. Marianne and Graham’s house they built in 2016.

What I tell my children.


Life is over so quickly. Everybody is frightened of change but things are slowly changing around us all the time without us having any choice, so it’s best to be in control, don’t be afraid and make the decisions that can directly change your life for the better

 Cousins Eva and Rachael at Lollipops land NZ

My Dad’s 1945 letter describing life endured through the German Occupation of Jersey

Above The two of us on the Galapagos Islands.

Text Box: Sad news

My eldest brother Richard (Dick) died 16th March 2012 and will be sadly missed by all of us. RIP


My new Troy family NZ website has started. New 2022 restoration started.

(Top left) The whole family at Waihi beach bach Dec 2012.


(Top right) Val and me with all our Grand children.


(Left) Our seven grand children.

My 1955 MG sports car.

Above. Our house 2012

Left. My brother Dick’s double mastered schooner he built single handed before he died. Named Sarah Kelly after our Grandmother.

The youngest and the oldest Nov 2014


We all have British and New Zealand citizenship..


Our life in NZ


New Years Day 2015 at our house.

Above. Our non Chlorine drinking water all year round swimming pool.

The new Waterco Ltd Hydroxypure water treatment is the first in NZ.

Backwash is safe on to garden plants and lawns. Can be a fully enclosed or outdoor pool and at a constant 30 degrees C


For information on building/running costs, recommendations etc. just email me.

Below. Val and I on the Desert road Nov 2014 North Island

Me and my Renault in 1965 (Jersey)


And again below in 2020

(New Zealand)

Below us in Samoa 2018

Left. All fifteen of us on Fiji in Oct 2019


Right. All our grandchildren with us on Fiji

Our door lazar Dec 2020