Categories
Ottolangui-Langley OZ & NZ

The Ottolangui Dynasty of New Zealand

With thanks to  ngairedith

As in other places around the world, many of the Ottolangui in NZ changed their names to Langley, for other than legal documents. The name Langley was originally Ottolangui.

The earliest record of Ottolangui family members using the name Langley is in London in the early 19th century in the records of the Central Criminal Court a.k.a. The Old Bailey, from 1817 when a witness, one Abraham Langley, a coach driver (possibly the forerunner of the family’s tradition of driving London’s black cabs) declared “My name is Abraham Langley, I go by that name, my right name is OtterLangley, but the English cannot pronounce it…..”

A little later, according to the Law Report published by the Times newspaper of London on 11th February 1823, the case of “The King vs Israel Langley” was heard the previous day in the Court of the King’s Bench. Israel Langley was Israel Ottolangui born Livorno, Italy in 1767 who arrived in London in 1776 with his father David and two sisters. Israel married Miriam Alevy and his youngest son, also named David, was transported for life to Van Diemen’s Land in 1830, founding the Tasmanian Langley family before emigrating to San Francisco and starting a new life, a new business and a new family there.

The stories of Israel Langley/Ottolangui and the appearances of other family members at London’s Central Criminal Court appear in the pages “Our Criminal Record” on this site.

Ottolangui NZ BRIDEGROOMS 
Abraham Ottolangui (1843-1911)
married Katherine Dale (1855-1914) in 1880
their known children
* 1881 – Rayner Ottolangui
* 1882 – 1970 Aaron Abraham Ottolangui
* 1885 – Amelia Ottolangui

Albert Victor David Ottolangui (1887-1958)
born in Dunedin – died in Sydney
married Rose Jacobs from Victoria in Dunedin in 1912
Rose was a daughter of Samuel Jacobs & Katherine Solomon. Katherine Solomon was the daughter of Rachel Ottolangui and Lewis Solomon. Rachel Ottolangui and David Ottolangui were siblings
their known children
* 1912 – 1981 David Samuel Victor Ottolangui
* 1914 – 1914 Jacob Ottolangui (aged 2 days)
* 1915 – 1989 Katherine Agnes Ottolangui (died in Sydney)
* 1917 – 1983 Sylvia Ottolangui (died in Australia)
* 1920 – 1982 Marcus Louis Ottolangui (Doctor)
* 1925 – 1993 Valda Victoria Ottolangui (died in USA)

David Ottolangui (1846-1907)
born in London – died in Dunedin – See “Enter the Langley” and “The Family Business”
married Agnes Dossett from Tasmania, in Dunedin 18 March 1875
their known children
* born in Dunedin
* 1876 – 1946 Emma Rachel Ottolangui
* 1877 – 1963 Johanna Ottolangui
* 1878 – 1959 Maurice Gershon Ottolangui
* 1880 – 1899 Rayner Amelia Ottolangui (aged 18)
* 1882 – 1972 Ethel Sarah Ottolangui
* 1887 – 1958 Victor Albert David Ottolangui
* 1890 – 1980 Florence Mabel Ottolangui (twin)
* 1890 – 1976 Frances Lilian Ottolangui (twin)
* 1891 – 1915 Herbert Henry Walter Frederick Ottolangui
* LANGLEY, Herbert, Private 12/593A. 6th Company. Auckland Regiment, NZEF. Killed in action 25 April 1915. Son of Mrs A. Longley of Queen’s Drive, Musselburgh, Dunedin. 72. Lone Pine Memorial
* 1892 – 1989 Agnes Harriet Alice Ottolangui (born xmas day)
* 1894 – 1917 Jacob Joshua Ottolangui (served as John)
* LANGLEY, John, Private 23473. 13th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1st Battalion. Killed in action 17 Aug 1917, Ypres, Belgium. Youngest son of Agnes Langley of 85 Queen’s Drive, Musselburgh, Dunedin. J.3. Maple Leaf Cemetery
* 1904 – 1980 Rayna Amelia Ottolangui

David Samuel Victor Ottolangui (1912-1981)
* married Catherine Wildey
* married Violet Wildey in 1936

Gershon David Ottolangui (1900-1974)
married Jeanie McKinven in 1924

Maurice Gershon Ottolangui (1878-1959)
married Maude Marion Hayden in 1900
their known children
* 1900 – 1974 Gershon George David Ottolangui
* 1901 – 1972 Herbert Victor Ottolangui (never married)
* 1903 – 1988 Maurice Lloyd Ottolangui

Maurice Lloyd Ottolangui (1903-1988)
married Hella Kennedy in 1924
their known children
* 1926 – 2018 Reta Hella Ottolangui

Ottolangui NZ BRIDES
Agnes Harriet Alice Ottolangui (1892-1989)
married Robert Edward Alexander Wilkinson (1895-1960) in 1930

Emma Rachel Ottolangui (1876-1946)
married James Clark (1878-) in Invercargill in 1898
* divorced shortly after
Emma Rachel Ottolangui
married Percival Ernest Wall (1885-1965) from Geelong in 1912

Ethel Sarah Ottolangui (1882-1972)
born in Dunedin
married William Duke Gilmore in Auckland, 31 Dec 1909
their known children
* 1907 – 1986 William Cuthbert Gilmore
* 1912 – 1996 Raymond Alexander David Gilmore
* 1914 – 1915 William John Gilmore (aged 13 months)
* 1915 – 1993 Allan John Gilmore
* 1917 – 2010 Eric William Gilmore
* 1920 – 2000 Rona Frances Gilmore

Florence Mabel Ottolangui (1890-1980)
* Florence had a child in Wellington
* 1925 – 1997 William Herbert Ottolangui
William’s father died in WII. William was adopted by George & Rita Merrett. Florence never married

Frances Lillian Ottolangui (1890-1976)
married William Rogers (1888-1966) in 1922
their known children
* 1923 – 1999 Agnes Langley Rogers
* 1925 – Florence Melville Rogers

Johanna Ottolangui (1877-1963)
born Dunedin – died in Hastings
* Johanna had a child
…* 1899 – 1966 Ernest Sidney Ottolangui
* Johanna married Oliver Draught Tibeaudo (1879-1911) from Wagga Wagga, NSW in Dunedin 1904. He died in Sydney
* Johanna married Edgar Albert Sulzberger (1890-1918) from Tasmania in Balclutha 1913. He died in Dunedin
their known children
* 1915 – 1997 Agnes Lucy Sulzberger
* 1918 – 2000 Jacob Joshua Langley Sulzberger (WWII 38380)
* Johanna married Archibald Steele Dobbie (1876-1960) in 1926

Rayna Amelia Ottolangui
married Allan Joseph Campbell (1896-1978) from Melbourne in 1924
their known children
* 1925 – 1930 Ian Hatherly Campbell
* 1926 – 1995 Florence Patricia Helen Campbell
* 1930 – Allan Gershon Campbell

PHOTO
Headstone of Abraham Ottolangui
 (1843-1911)
Block 4J. Plot 62 Southern Cemetery, Dunedin

By bryanell2020

Occasional genealogist and full-time Ottolangui family historian. 8th generation descendant of the 17th century Ottolenghi family of Livorno, born in London, graduated in Birmingham, lived around the United Kingdom, Israel, and in Rome, Italy. For a short while in Buenos Aires, and currently residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I have been since 2005.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s