Researching the Batts who arrived on the Barque Adamant. Any info would be appreciated. Maria
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which journey you talking Maria - into Bluff in 1875??
or into South Australia 1864 ? as I cannot find them on the Bluff ships list
Hi, Yes they arrived into Bluff in 1875 their ame was mis transcribed if there is such a word. Transcribed as Ball. Maria
William BATT (misspelled BALL) aged 36 (born c1839) arrived on the ADAMANT which left London on 14 July 1875 - arriving in Bluff 2 December 1875
with William was his wife Sarah aged 27 (born c1848) and children:
Agnes Batt aged 5
George Batt aged 3
William Batt aged 1
they went on to have another 9 children.
The first one born 5 months after arriving
1876 - Louis Francis Batt
1878 - Elizabeth Batt
1880 - Kate Batt
1881 - John Batt
1883 - James Batt
1884 - Thomas Batt
1886 - Charles Batt
1887 - Annie Batt
1889 - Frederick Batt
I see BALL but not BATT. If it is a transcription error would you take a minute to notify them. They would certainly appreciate it.
I think we're crossing paths ng. Sorry! I had the page open and didn't see your post. Anyway, all transcription errors should be reported.
I have reported it, there seems to be an error with the birth of Louis Francis,how do I make sure that it could be a Louisa Frances. Just check the BDM Nz? I dont; want to appear ignorant but the people responding to me are they poeple helping me not direct descendants? Thanks Maria
William BATT died 12 December 1904 aged 63
- buried Riverton 7.00 Anglican Section Row C
Sarah BATT died 16 Feb 1906 aged 57
- buried Riverton 7.00 Anglican Section Row C
on the ORIGINAL list of passengers, if the page is blown up (for old eyes to see) the name is Batt. It appears that the problem is indeed in the transcription
just helping Maria :)
Hi, I have had quite good success researching the Batts, how can I find whether they purchased land at Waimatuku? And what records are there concerning there passage to NZ eg the repaying of the fare to the government. Where the children were born eg which hospital if any. I do know they attended the Gummies Bush school. I have been speaking to a lady and she thinks her G grandmother was sister a Mrs MArtha Darrell who is also buried at Riverton. Mrs DArrell travelled down from Palmerston North to Invercargill then left her husband Thanks Maria
yes, a Louisa Frances Batt married Patrick MOLLOY in 1895
- she died 25 Nov 1913 aged 39 and buried Riverton 39.00 Catholic Section Row A
however, this gives her a birth date of 1874.
Your Louisa was born in May 1876 ???
Just trying to help.
Here's a tip from an oldie, with bad eyes.
Females are FRANCES with an E and males are FRANCIS with an i. Well, that's how it was back then, and I have no idea who made those naming rules.
SOUTHLAND LAND BOARD
9 May 1902 - P. Daley requested that some sections in Block 4, Waimatuku township, be offered at auction at a reduced price
- William Batt, leasee of Section 22, Block 19, New River Hunded, asked permission to select Section 19, of same block, wihtout competition, the section having been forfeited and not re-opened - To be informed that if he is prepared to pay £1 per acre (equivalent in 2011 of $164) he can obtain the land, otherwise it must be offered on the optional system
for other readers - Gummies Bush (written in 1905)
... Gummies Bush is in the electoral district of Wallace, and is a part of the Aparima riding of Wallace county. Its population at the census of 1901 was twenty-four. The settlers are occupied in farming; and the settlement is four miles from Riverton and thirty from Invercargill. Gummies Bush district lies between the Aparima and Pourakino rivers, and gives evidence of being a well-established settlement. It has a co-operative dairy factory, a post office, public library, public school, and a small Presbyterian church.
Hi Ngaire, Are you in Perth as you are five hours away from me? Maria
no Maria, I'm just usually 5 hours behind everyting :) the aged are allowed
HI Ngaire, The transcription of the Batt Family was incorrect. They were named as Balls. I have asked for it to be changed but they won't. I would like the original document to prove a point and have it changed. If anyone else is trying to do research may not discover this. Are you able to show me where to get this original document? Thanks Maria
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