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BERRY Family from Caton (?) Lancashire to Auckland, NZ - 1907

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Hi, I know just a little bit about my father's fathers side that came from England to settle in NZ back in 1907. My g/father - John Edward 'Ted' Berry was about 15 yrs old when he made the trip on the 'SS Dover" with his parents Edward Thomas 'Ned' and Clara (nee Herrick) Berry and his 8 brothers and sisters. Also when they landed in Auckland there were some family waiting for them but not sure if it was Berry or Herrick family that were already living there. Is there anyone who knows of a Edward Thomas Berry (born abt 1868) and his wife Clara (nee Herrick)(born abt 1867) family that came from Caton (?) or the Lancashire areas. The photo i have added is of the Berry family when living in Auckland as the youngest child (Eva?) was born in Auckland. Also the gentleman on the left top is a brother to either Ned or Clara. Thanks

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on 2012-09-29 23:20:08

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by SilverVixen on 2012-09-30 07:19:44

Clara Herrick was born 1867 Leicester, Leicestershire, Q3 7A 165

in 1871 UK Census living at Mill Hill, Belgrave, Leicestershire
Herrick, John B, head, 39 (1832) (cannot read profession) born Leicestershire
Frances, wife, 36 (1835) Leicestershire
Elizabeth, daughter, 16 (1855) Leicestershire
John B, son, 8 (1863) Leicestershire,
Fanny E, daughter, 6 (1865) Leicestershire
Clara, daughter, 4 (1867) Leicestershire
Catherine, daughter, 1 (1870) Leicestershire

In UK 1881 census they are living at No Number, Bank Street, Glossop Dale, Derbershire
John B is a Silk Weaver otherwise as above
Francis as above
Mary A, daughter 20 (1861) a Cotton Weaver, born Leicester
John B son is a Commercial Clerk
Fanny is a cotton weaver
Clara is a Cotton Weaver
Caroline ? is a Scholar
Annie, daughter, 9 (1872) scholar born Belgrave, leicester
Ada, daughter, 7 (1874) scholar, Belgrave
William, J, son, 5 (1876) Clifton, Derbyshire
Bertha J, daughter, 3 (1878) Cressbroke, Derbyshire
Alice M, daughter, 1 (1880) Cressbroke

Edward Thomas Berry married Clara Herrick in Hayfield, Derbyshire, 1890 Q3 7B 1172

by SilverVixen on 2012-09-30 07:51:13

I Have the ships manifest the ship was the DEVON sailed 28 June 1907 from Liverpool Destination port Port Chalmers, New Zealand with Ed (sic) Clara and 9 children.

Oh they did move about but then with the "Rag Trade" industry you went where the work was

In the Uk 1891 Census Clara Berry in with her Sister-in-Law Sarah at 42 Bank Street, Glossop, Hadfield, Derbyshire
Clara Berry, Head, Married, a Calico Worker
Sarah Berry, sister, single, a Cotton Worker


Because I now had Sarah I searched and found her in 1871 UK Census living at Private House, Tintwistle, Lancashire
Berry, Benjamin, head, 36 (1835) a Mason, born Yorkshire
Margaret, wife, 40 (1831) born Isle of Mann
Sarah, daughter, 9 (1862) born Cheshire
Edward, son, 2 (1869) Yorkshire

In 1881 they are living at 14 Platt Street, Glossop Dale, Derbyshire
Benjamin, as above, born Pennistone, Yorkshire a Stone Mason
Margaret as above born Derby Haven, Isle of Man
Sarah, as above a Cotton Winder, born Birkenhead, Cheshire
Edward as above a Cotton Weaver 1/2 time born Penistone, Yorkshire

In the Uk 1891 census Edward is living at Wesley Row, Caton with Littledale, Caton, Lancashire
He is a boarder, a Stonemason,

by berryfields on 2012-09-30 21:01:34

Thank you SilverVixen for all the above info. I have a day to day copy of a journal that Ned wrote on the trip over and so that was where i got the info on the name of the ship, etc. Also could work out all their kids names that were on the trip over but in the photo apart from my g/dad (young lad in front) and the youngest child i cannot match their names to their faces. Once again thank you so much.

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