I'm looking for info on Adam Blair II 1851-1926 who married Norah Crowley 1856-1918.
Adam II co-founded one of the largest sawmilling operations on the West Coast,"Stratford, Blair, & Co.," mostly supplying timber to the hugh mining industry.
Adam was born in Scotland & moved to Hokitika from Aussie in 1866 with his brother & parents William T Blair & Christina Kerr.
This is on the Blair side which is my GG Grandmothers side; Grace Evelyn Blair 1879-
Descendant Names by Gen 1 Blair 2... 3 Drumm, Carter, Hobcroft, McKenzie(a)... 4 Thompson, Williams, 5 Haughey, Miles, Waghorn, Sangster, McKenzie(b), Millar, Gordon, 6 Flanagan, Edwards, Monk, Tuatini, Brenmuhl, Stevenson, Krishnan, Anchan.
This is on the Crowley side:
Norah Crowley b Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The wife of Adam Blair II. Norah arrived in NZ approx 1871 age 15 presumably with her family.
Ancestral Names: Crowley, Robert Barnett 1848-1940 & Sarah Ewart 1848-1910 b Co. Deny, Ireland. Robert & Sarah with 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Ann & Amelia who was born during the journey arrived in Dunedin ex London 4 August 1875 ages 27,27,4y,2y & 6wks. onboard the James Nicol Fleming. Robert & Sarah appear to have lived various places, eventually ending up in Petone, Wellington.
Ancestral Name: Barnett, Ewart, Cannon, Meek.
Descendant Names: 1 Barnett 2 Tennent, Blair 3 Thompson 4 Parkinson, Ching, Haughy, Myles, Waghorn.