Sarah Jane HEIM, married Henry SOWERBY - Canterbury, New Zealand, 1869
I would like some information on the parents, siblings etc of Sarah Jane HEIM.
She was born about 1851 in Middlesex, England
Sarah emigrated to New Zealad on the MATOAKA, arriving on the 8th February 1869
Thanks to Selwyn for also providing me with the following information:
* You will see on the passenger list that the only name close to that is
* Herric - Sarah - aged 23 - from Middlesex - Housemaid
* now we know she was 18 so the only explaination for the age 23 is that she put her age up as younger women were supposed to be accompanied for the voyage
* this leaves the surname of Herric - a question I put to 'charlieboy'
His answer is brilliant:
"These are transcribed from the original, and errors are sometimes made, try writing it down with a pencil, then go over it writing Heim, dot the first r as an i, link ric as an m, bingo, we have Heim" !!!
Sarah had apparently refused to marry an elderly suitor in England.
Her future husband, Henry had arrived 17 years earlier into New Zealand
She married him 2 months after arriving, she was then aged 18 and he was 35.
Both Henry and Sarah were great Salvation Army supporters
She married Henry Sowerby 22 April 1869 at Peel Forest,Canterbury
- Henry was born in London on 26 ecember 1834, a son of William SOWERBY & Jane Hellier ROWLEY who emigrated to NZ an died in Lower Hutt
They had 15 children:
* 1870 - 1959 William Sowerby
* 1971 - 1942 Lydia Sowerby
* 1872 - 1946 Henry Sowerby
* 1874 - 1911 Albert Sowerby
* 1875 - 1942 Charles Sowerby
* 1877 - 1884 Alfred James Sowerby
* 1879 - 1880 Vincent John Sowerby
* 1881 - 1963 George Sowerby
* 1883 - 1969 Walter Sowerby
* 1885 - 1885 Arthur Sowerby
* 1886 - 1958 Florence Maud Sowerby
* 1887 - 1955 Ernest Reginald Sowerby
- Ernest married Minnie Peck
- she was a sister of Ivy Peck who married his brother Percy
* 1888 - 1968 Clara Sowerby
* 1890 - 1953 Percy Sowerby
- married Ivy Peck in Woodville, Manawatu in 1912
- they had 5 children
- Ivy died in 1925
- Percy later married Ivy's neice Olive Peck in 1933 and they had another 3 children (they had had a son the year before he married Ivy but he had died aged 3 months)
- His brother Ernest married his wife Ivy's sister Minnie
* 1892 - 1918 Frederick Heim Sowerby
- married Annie Marjory McKay (?-1984) in about 1914
- they had a daughter in 1917 Freda Muriel Annie Sowerby
- Frederick was killed in action in France 27 July 1918
- Freda married Sydney Eric Centennial GREEDY in Palmerston North in Nov 1940
- Sydney was a son of Sydney Centennial Greedy & Violet May O'Leary
Henry and his family moved north to the Manawatu about 1898
Sarah died 7 Feb 1928 in New Zealand
- buried PLOT 25 - BLOCK 9 - SECTION: MAIN at Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville
Henry died 2 days later on 9 Feb 1928 aged 93
- he was buried with Sarah
from the 'WAR CRY' published 3rd March 1928
... BROTHER and SISTER SOWERBY of Woodville Answer the Call
February 7th and 9th marked the passing of our veteran comrades. Brother and Sister Henry Sowerby. After spending nearly sixty years together, it seemed fitting that they should be called Home within a few hours of each other.
It was with this thought in mind that Mrs Adjutant Campion in her prayer at the gravesde was led to use the words of the good old Book: "They were pleasant in their lives and to their death they were not divided."
Ther large family of surviving sons and daughters, with but one exception, were present, and bore elquent testimony to the love and affection that existed between them and their dear parents.
Though with grief-stricken hearts and tear-bedimmed eyes they viewed the last rites performed, it was wih a sense of consolation that they heard the words so definitely spoken by Adjutant Campion: "In sure and certain hope of meeting again."
Brother and Sister Sowerby were converted forty years ago at Peel Forest, then an outpost of Ashburton Corps, under the ministration of Mrs Captain John Field.
Very faithfully, together with other comrades, they kept the Flag flying at the Outpost. They often recalled many interesting incidents of early-day warfare. Later they were transferred to Geraldine Corps, thence to Feilding, and finally to Woodville.
During their many years here, their faithfull service as Salvationists, in active of retired life, in public or private, has been of great value.
Large numbers in Woodville as well as in other places have been helped and blessed through association with them.
They were laid to rest with full Salvation Army honours, there being a large following at both funerals. A memorial survice was held Sunday evening, when feeling references were made to their consistent characters.
Deep sympathy goes to the loved ones, who for so many years looked to their dear parents for guidance and counsel. - Richards
(by Greedster on 2012-02-06 14:13:55
I hope you get this
My name is Andre greedy Frederick sowerby is my great grand father.
As you know Frederick died in 1918 shortly after marrying annie marjory mckay they had one child freda muriel annie sowerby she married sydney eric greedy son of sydney centennial greedy and violet may greedy (o'leary) they had 2 children graeme and erika greedy, graeme married jean winter oldest daughter of john ernest winter and charlotte ella winter (yandle) and also had 2 children andre and tanya greedy annie sowerby never remarried and lived with her daughter and son in law in new plymouth)
photo of Sarah HEIM & Henry SOWERBY
- kindly provided by Selwyn Stevens