Abraham & Mary Bush (Tinker) of Kent, Lambeth, England & NZ
I am having trouble find information on My 5x grandparents lives before they left England for New Zealand in the 1850's.
ABRAHAM BUSH (born c 1800, London England, died 1873, Nelson, NZ). It has been a challenge finding his parents or siblings. There are many Bush families in London and Kent at that time. After he married MARY TINKER (born 1800 Kent, Eng, died 1877, Nelson, NZ) at Erith, Kent in 1821. First child Abraham William was born in Lambeth and it seems they stayed in that area until the early 1830's. An 1841 census shows Abraham, Mary & Abraham William as living in Newington.
Abraham & Mary went to NZ about 1850's as he is first noted in a newspaper c 1856. I have searched passenger lists and cannot as yet find a listing for them. I have found children and grand children but can't find when they arrived. Son Thomas bc 1829 and his wife Eliza + 4 children and also Thomas's brother Abraham William arrived on the "John Masterton" at Nelson in Feb, 1857. The families set up lives mainly as Publican's, (all Abraham and Mary's children were Publicans in thier lives at one stage (daughter Mary Elizabeth Cleaver took over the licence for the "Plough Inn", Nelson after her husband died in 1856). They were also Cabinet Makers/Carpenters, in Nelson. (Thomas Bush).