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Journal by GrantinNZ

I live in New Zealand and most of my ancestors have been here for several generations; many arriving in the 19th century.

The surnames that feature prominently in my family tree include: Aldridge, Chapman, Mathieson, Scott, Gibbs, Prentice, Perry, Lewis, Stewart, Simpkin, Dobbie, Blandford, Towan, Hosking, Paton, Goodman, Johnston, Goodall, Gage, Gordon, Bell, Craig, Arkinstall, Bourne, Sayce, Hawthorne, and Jenkins.

Most of my immigrant ancestors settled in the South Island - especially in the Canterbury and Otago regions. Some travelled via Australia. They originated from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Canada.

I am always happy to make contact with other descendants of my ancestors and happy to share photos and information.

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on 2012-06-03 21:30:00

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by simo888 on 2012-08-29 12:35:44

Hi im Simon Perry my fathers side of the family trace back to William Perry Of Sawyers Bay in !860's.

by GrantinNZ on 2012-08-29 18:35:56

Hi Simon

I don't know much about my Perry ancestors. My 2x great grandfather was Alfred Perry - I think he was born in England about 1834. He died of enteric fever in Otago, New Zealand on 10 June 1876. He was a miner. He had married Catherine Smith and their children (born between 1868 and 1876) were Walter, Jane, Alice, Alfred, William and John Fredrick).

by GrantinNZ on 2012-08-29 18:38:27

Their son William Perry was born 16 June 1874 - does he sound like your one??

by malcolm_lind on 2012-09-20 05:17:17

Hi. I am Malcolm Lind a decendant of the Gibbs family and have extensive detail on that connection. They arrived in Nelson in 1842. If you need any help, please contact.

by lblandford on 2014-09-24 16:07:47

Greetings from Newfoundland, Canada!!! My name is Linda Blandford and I am researching the Blandford family. My great great grandfather, Darius Blandford came from England to Newfoundland in the early 1800's. He had a brother named Daniel. Anything ring a bell? Maybe we can make a connection. My email is: lblandford@bellaliant.net. Looking forward to hearing from anybody who can help me. Thanks in advance!!! Linda

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