John Leslie (Les) Guinness

03/01/1900 — 29/09/1986
A brief biography

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Florence Eleanor (Billie) Blackwell 1905 — 1987   Barbara Lesley Guinness 1929 — 2007  

John Leslie (Les) Guinness

Wife of John Clephane Guinness.

Born in 1900, the sixty-third year of the reign of Queen Victoria, and died aged eighty-six in the thirty-fourth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II  He has 9 direct descendants in the family.


John Leslie ( Les) Guinness was born on 3 January 1900 in Reefton, West Coast, his father, John, was 49 and his mother, Eva, was 34. He married Florence Eleanor (Billie) Blackwell on 1 June 1927 in Paparoa, Northland. They had two children during their marriage. He died on 29 September 1986 at the age of 86.


John Leslie Guinness
Date of birth

Rtd Banker

Date of death
20 September 1986

Age at death
86 years



Cemetery name
Waikumete Cemetery

Remains type

Date of cremation
24 September 1986

Funeral director
Watney Sibuns And Sons Limited


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