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Further to my e-mail offering an Excel spreadsheet of the 1845 and 1849
Nelson Census ...
Some people seem to be under the impression that I have transcribed all the
people on the Nelson Censuses for 1845 and 1849 ... I have not!!!!! What I
am offering is a spreadsheet that I have set up to record the information
contained in those censuses for my relatives. (I have deleted all my
family's personal information before I send out the file.)
I thought this file may be useful to people who have no idea what
information to expect from the Nelson censuses, or for those with Nelson
ancestors to enter their own information on.
I apologise if I have caused some confusion!
> On the Will (lands records), contained in the NZSG Index V3, is the date
> after the name the date of death? or the date of filing the will?
Not quite sure what you're asking, although I'm somewhat familiar with Wills
filed at Archives (Auck), and the NZSOG.CD.
The date will be that of the year of Probate, this is how they are basically
filed,- then by name.
Problem is that without sighting the actual document, the death may have
been six months or six years before.
A very, very rough and ready rule of thumb is that ; - the less money they
had, the quicker Probate was granted. Many (All) Intestates came under the
Public Trustee and were dealt with within about six months or so.
When the family may have argued through the Courts, it may have gone on for
In the past couple of days someone posted a message mentioning the name O'KEEFFE. I have deleted the email but since then have found some info which may be of use to that Lister. Please contact so I can relay the info to you.
Reefton is fifty miles inland from main West Coast Ports,
Alluvial gold brought some prospectors to the district, but it was the
discovery of quartz reefs that helped establish the town early 1870's.
Regular trips were made across the Tasman from Melbourne to Hokitika,
passengers arriving direct from UK ports could have arrived in any NZ port
and then taken coastal steamers to the West Coast. Many re-routed through
Wellington and Nelson.
Anyone wanting help with Reefton/and or other areas on the West Coast, fell
free to contact me, numerous source reference material, including my current
project of indexing all West Coast persons who appear in the "Inangahua
Times". [1877-1887 now completed]
Yvonne (ex Reeftonite]
----- Original Message -----
From: "phil.becs" <phil.becs(a)xtra.co.nz>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 4:17 PM
Subject: [NZ] Reefton
> Someone emailed me about the shipping lists from Reefton and I have
deleted the email. I was wondering if they could emial me again as I have a
few questions about Reefton and am hoping they could help.
> Becs, Invercargill
> ==== NEW-ZEALAND Mailing List ====
> National Archives-
I have just joined the list in the hope that a lister may be able to help me
as to whether there are any shipping records of arrivals into NZ from India
I believe that a lot of British army people in India spent leave in India
and also some settled in New Zealand after being discharged from the army.
I am looking for my gg grandparents John & Paulina LYNCH and their 2 year
old daughter Deborah Jane who may have gone to New Zealand then went on to
NSW, Australia about 1854 after leaving India. John was born in Co
Clare, Ireland, joined the HEIC in 1848 and sailed for Madras; he married
Pauline Thorpe in Hyderabad in 1851.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards.........Joan in NSW.
Someone emailed me about the shipping lists from Reefton and I have deleted the email. I was wondering if they could emial me again as I have a few questions about Reefton and am hoping they could help.
Otago Witness 21 Dec 1861 p2
Maitland St, Dun 16th, Mrs F S CANNING dau
10th, Alexander SIMPSON of Resolis Ross-shire to Mary COSSAR d o George COSSAR Edinburgh
Princes St Dunedin 16th, Charles Herbert son of W R PERKINS
19th, Devonhill, William LAMBERT late Properietor and Editor of Otago Colonist
28 Dec 1861 p5
Moray Pl, 25th Mrs JF MILLER twin sons
Duncan St Dunedin, 13th Captain IRVING of Stranraer Wigtonshire to Margaret CANDISH, Dunfermline Fifeshire
Court House Dunedin, 22, Duncan R GOWANS son on William GOWANS, Warwickshire
26th house of Hugh CALDER Caversham, Alexander MCWILLIAM late of Upper Canada
4 Jan 1862p5
Waikouaiti 1st, w o Thomas JONES son
Woodhead, 2nd, William PEEL to Margaret Keer LILLINGSTONE
30th Dunedin, John CAMPBELL infant soon of James A DOUGLAS Manager of Bank of New South Wales
11 Jan 1862 p5
North East Valley, 31st, Mrs R MCDOUALL, son
Gerstaven 8th, George OTT to Margaret MURRAy Dunedin
Can I plague my friends on the list please - for a Brandon Norfolk lookup
for Households of
APPLEYARD Family of Charles & Hannah, and
APPLEYARD Ann at Methwold?
And I know I've got it somewhere, but have misplaced it....... (too many
BRANCH Family in Brandon of Henry & Elizabeth
Endeavouring to track down any relatives of:-
James Markham & Mary Ann Theresa Murphy
Joseph Patrick 1879
Mary Ann Theresa 1880
James Thomas 1882
Joanna 1885 died 1886
Michael John 1886
Francis James 1888
All born in Christchurch and baptised at the Christchurch Cathedral.
Various members of the King family were sponsors/God parents at their
James and Mary Ann were supposedly married in Ipswich in Qld but I am
find any record of that marriage here.
They were living in Australia in north-west NSW in 1898 - don't know
when or how
they returned/came to Australia.
James came from Ennis in County Clare, Ireland. Perhaps he went to NZ
up with other family members.
Would be interested to make contact with any Markhams in NZ who may have
from County Clare.
Whitiora was a maternity home. I was born there in 1945.
It is still there as, I think, apartments,or certainly used in some
residential capacity. Was a very good restaurant for a while 20 or so
years ago. A very solid , two storied brick building, set in a large
treed section on SH no 1 in Cambridge.
I have 3 named sport team photos from Hamilton area: Frankton - United
Cricket Club 1937-38, Checker Taxis Sports Club Rugby Football Team 1949
and Checker Cricket Team 1951 - 1954.
Names are: George Running, L Walker, C Grieg, J Roberts, J Dobson, Ray
Bankier, Trevor Wallace, J Masters, V Walter, L Liddington, P Ammundson, L
Yates, C Isbister, Joe Dixon, A Bond, Percy Bath, J Byrne, Roy Sanderson, C
Fitness, John Petley, Curly Irvine, Wally Te Paa, Norm Pomeroy, Ralf
Everson, Mr Fish, C Reese, N Dutton, J Collins, L McMahon, H Worth, J
Tiller, A Davies, A Nodder, W Earl.
If anyone would like me to send scanned copy please let me know.
Also does anyone know when the Checker Taxis business started operating in
Hamilton and where were they based?
Could SKS please look up a possible death in New Zealand of a Thomas Wiliam
MILNE, c. 1860's. Also a marriage between Mary MILNE or HUSSEY with a John
Malachi PROCTOR in Hokitika, New Zealand, c. 1867/8. Could someone also
tell me where in NZ Hokitika is?
Is anyone visiting the Dunedin Archives NZ in the near future? Is so,
could they please look up my gggrandfathers probate record, off NZSG V3
Name CUMMING Alexander
Probate Number 594
Further enquiries to Archives NZ - Dunedin
Thankyou in anticipation, Richard Poole (Auck)
Looking for descendants of Albert DUDSON who married Eveline Sherratt (Yorke) b. 1890 in England but I believe married a Dudson in New Zealand abt 1920 after losing her first husband a Sherratt as a result of the war in England and had a couple of Daughters from that Marriage, I believe DUDSON had children from a previous marriage also.
I am looking for information on either of these persons who worked at the PATEA freezing works during perhaps 1930's - 1950's, I believe the plant is now closed, Robert Barclay or Scott Mckinley were I think related to Evans or Porters from Northern Ireland.
Further to my e-mail of earlier in the day, according to P Raggett's book,
Square Rigged Sailing Ships Visiting Nelson, there were 2 vessels called the
Maori that came to Nelson. The ship Maori in 1851, 1853 & 1855. ( He lists
the dates arrived in Nelson as 25 Dec 1851, 5 June 1853 and 25 Oct 1855.)
"Built in 1851 at Sunderland, County Durham, for Mr C Tebbut and operated by
Willis, Gann & Co, Shipping Agents. A wooden ship, she was chartered by
Shaw, Savill & Co in 1860 to take immigrants to New Zealand and made three
visits to Nelson under the command of Captain Petherbridge in 1851, 53 and
55 which was before Shaw Savill & Co took over the running of the ship. The
Maori was lost at sea in 1890."
The second was a Barque of 325 tons and entered port on 9 Aug 1855, 4 Sept
1855, 5 Nov 1855, 28 Jan 1856 and 23 Mar 1856.
From: McConchie/Conrad <KevinmcC(a)xtra.co.nz>
To: NEW-ZEALAND-L(a)rootsweb.com <NEW-ZEALAND-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Sunday, 30 May 2004 15:49
Subject: [NZ] MAORI voyages into Nelson
>A few people has expressed an interest in the various voyages that the
>vessel MAORI made into Nelson. There were 3 voyages, the first arriving on
>25 Dec 1851, the second 7 June 1853 and the third 23 Oct 1855.
>I have copies of the passenger lists for the first 2 voyages if anyone is
>interested in a lookup. Please contact me off-list. You may be interested
>to know that diaries of these 2 voyages are available on microfilm through
>the Alexander Turnball Library. Check out
>==== NEW-ZEALAND Mailing List ====
Looking for information on a John REID who was an Engineer and married to an Elizabeth Hunter, Tapeka ( Tuapeka) in New Zealand or perhaps Dunedin abt 1850 - 1900- John Reid was deceased by 1902 according to his son John Reid Jnr's marriage certificate.
Grant Thanks to all those folks on the list who try so hard to help others.