Joy Clist, d. 1935

My parents Eric and Bessie Clist with Maurice, Roger and Heather. Auckland, 1951. Alan yet to come.
My parents Eric and Bessie Clist with Maurice, Roger and Heather. Auckland, 1951. Alan yet to come.

Hi there!

I am Roger Clist of New Zealand, and I'm working along with others to preserve some history for the extended family, now mainly in Argentina and New Zealand.

My forbears are English. West Country in the main. On my father's side, the Clists are from Devon and Somerset and the Clares are from Dorset. On my mother's side, the Scarletts are from Oxfordshire and the Masons are from London. All humble folk whose heritage we respect and admire.

Roger Clist, Oct 2004

More background to my family lines is outlined in the Introduction page.

July 2021
After being away from website development for over 8 years, during which time I've been in touch with, and met, many friends and relatives worldwide, I'm looking forward to once again being active on this site and expanding the information for the benefit of all readers.

September 2021
Several new titles have been added to the Folios collection.

The Feature Article The Forge and the Ivy Cottage has been greatly expanded, with more sections still to be completed.

So if you have an interest in The Clist Connections, please read the Instructions page and come on in!

Feature Articles

feature 1 George & Mary Clist's Family Bible This massive book has three pages of my great-grandparents' family births and deaths. See scans of these pages and read about their six children, two fostered Rossiter nephews, etc.

feature 2 Sidney Clist's album My grandfather emigrated to NZ in 1910 and met and married Mercy Clare in Gisborne in 1913. They visited Sidney's parents George and Mary Clist (Taunton) only once in their lifetimes, in 1931.

feature 3 The Argentine branch Edith, George and Mary Clist's eldest, was 11 months older than Sidney. She emigrated to Buenos Aires as a missionary in 1909 and married Alfred Jenkins, a missionary from Bristol in 1910.

feature 4 The Forge and the Ivy Cottage Great-great-grandfather John Clist was a blacksmith. So was his son George. They lived at The Forge at Shoreditch, Taunton. Later, George built the Ivy Cottage, just a short distance away.

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