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Samuel AUSTIN & his wives Lavinia NEWPORT + Alice Ann ARNOLD

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on 2011-07-20 03:24:23

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by 1bobbylee on 2011-07-20 21:56:27

Uhhh? How in the world did this "Apple" case make it to the Supreme Court? They should have given them all a test to see if their elevators went all the way to the top. I have never heard such confused double talk. The jurers should have all contributed a few pennis and paid for those apples. Did they keep the black mushy applies as evidence. As the song goes, "The worms crawled in, the worms crawled out." This is hilarious!

by 1bobbylee on 2011-07-20 22:16:14

My comments is not a negative relection toward the Samuel Austin and Alice Ann Arnold ancestry. The lower courts really did an injustice to the Austins. The lawyers evidently did not make sure that the relation to whomever was clear. Seems to me to be poorly prepared by the defense and prosecution. This could have been easily resolved at the very beginning by acceping payment for the apples. It is absurb that this traveled all the way to Supreme Court.

The Austin's have distinquished ancestors. Samuel Austin was a brave warrior when he rescued the seriously wounded Lt. Colonel McDonnell. He risked his life to save and carry a brother soldier to safety. The Austin's and the Arnold's have much to be proud of.

by ngairedith on 2011-07-21 00:48:17

thank you bobby,

I think the case went to court more over the slander by Miss Hall than the apples of Mr Worgan

by janilye on 2011-07-21 01:10:51

I guess it was just another case of not much happening across the ditch.

by 1bobbylee on 2011-07-21 01:14:35

Just think Ngairedith. Possiby, a lot of heartache, mental turmoil, possibly ulcers, headaches, acid reflux disease, court expenses, to have someone available to milk the cows, collect the chicken eggs would not have been necessary if that little towheaded youngster had left those apples on the tree! Thank you Ngairedith. She must have really went off! Just because she didn't get the letter. Boo Hoo Hoo. Really!

by janilye on 2011-07-21 01:19:33

remember the old saying, "stolen fruit is sweeter"

by 1bobbylee on 2011-07-21 01:20:39

Across the ditch? What does that mean?

by 1bobbylee on 2011-07-21 01:24:28

Oh Yes. I've heard that "stolen fruit is sweeter" But, only for a short season... Court Day!!!!!!!!!!

by 1bobbylee on 2011-07-21 01:38:59

Yeah, I remember. I stole turnips when I was just a wee kid. And, shortly, my Dad was giving me a licking. Court day arrived!!

by adam86 on 2011-09-14 23:19:16

I'm a decedent of Samuel Austin, from my recollection his first wife was named Julia or Julie, and he was born in England and was not permitted to marry her hence why they originally moved to nz, she was murdered by a Maori war party early in the marriage, he then re married after that.

by neilando67 on 2011-10-10 17:10:39


Samuel Austin was my great grandfather. On your tree, you mentioned Christina Agnes Austin as being his daughter, who married Thomas Anderson and they had at least nine children. That is correct. My father Basil Rex (Andy) Anderson (1934-2007) was the youngest of these nine children of Christina and Thomas.

His siblings were Kenneth (dec.), Eileen (dec.), Dorothy (dec.), Donald (dec.), Norma (still alive and in her late 80s), Gordon (dec.), Colin (dec.) and William (Bill), still alive and around 80.

Ken, the eldest was around 24 years older than Dad. I can find out more details for you if you wish on this arm of the family. Dad never talked a lot about his family but I think Aunty Norma and at least one of my cousins have a fair bit of information.

by CastleQueen on 2012-02-17 05:34:09

Hello. Lavinia NEWPORT and husband Samuel AUSTIN. They are my husband's 3-gts grandparents, down through their daughter Hannah Leah AUSTIN (m Andrew Hain CHRISTIE).

Your post contains a much info which I will need to some time to digest, thank you so very much for sharing.

I have researched my family history on and off over the past 15 years and due to a upcoming school school project that my son will be doing, the fire has been rekindled, ahh but trying to find the time.

I would love to get a high resolution photo if possible of Samuel's photo submitted by janilye.
Do you have any photos of Andrew CHRISTIE and Hannah Leah AUSTIN?
Do you have any photos/images of Lavinia NEWPORT?

I also recently found photos of Stephen NEWPORT and Leah SANDHURST/SAUNDERS?/WADE if interested. I have conflicting info on Leah's maiden name (passed on from others) which I have not verified. Did you get her maiden name from children's birth certs or marriage cert??

Birth date: I found this article which has a different birth for Samuel AUSTIN, date of 4 June 1828.
Have you been able to verify the date that you have? (8 June 1831 Tandragee, Armagh, Northern Ireland)

Look forward to hearing from you.

by janilye on 2012-02-17 07:46:44

CastleQueen, I'm away at the moment but I have arranged to have the photos forwarded to me.
Private message me your email address; there are 8 photos but until I see them again I can't describe them. I know Samuel and Hannah Leah and probably Andrew Christie.

by Playford on 2012-04-08 22:05:31

I have a photocopy of the original entry for the marriage of Stephen NEWPORT at the Parish of Princes Risborough in the County of Buckinghamshire, Diocse of Lincoln dated May 29th. 1828.
This was supplied from the Archives of the Bucks. C.C. at Aylesbury.
It reads as follows.
Stephen NEWPORT of this Parish and of Speen a Bachelor and Leah SAUNDERS of this Parish and the same place a SPINSTER were married in this Church by Banns this Twenty ninth Day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight by me H.T.Grace Rector of Jevington ? Sussex.
Stephen & Leah both made their Mark & Simon Norris ? & Benjamin Cartright signed their names.

by richardanderson on 2013-08-12 07:16:06

Thanks for this info.My name is Richard Anderson,My father is William Austin ANDERSON,My mother is Laura Hikutawatawa POTAKA,my father is son of CHRISTINA AGNES AUSTIN and Thomas ANDERSON,My father found the original journals written by Sergeant Samuel AUSTIN in Patea museum and has transcribed them.I also see a book:FOR GALLANT SERVICE RENDERED The Life and Times of Samuel Austin
Barbara Mabbett ISBN9781877577710,2012,available from:
Smith's Bookshop
[email protected]
03 3797976
Hi 2 the relies!

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