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David Earl Lindsay came in to Wellington in 1856 and married Elizabeth Brown 29/9/1856
What I would like to know is what boat did they come in on and their other family members from where they came from. David said his parents were David Earl and Agnes from Ayr Scotland and Elizabeth father was Steven loosing his wife and child on the voyage to NSW. She came from New castle on tyne. Any more news would be great
We would like to know where John William Ferguson family are. John Matheson had a child to jessie Ferguson but never married and it was bought up under her name of Ferguson This happened when he went to the Boer war Do you know if any of his down line are living as we have belongings of his and would like to return them. his father was Kenneth
He had a son, also called David Earl Lindsay 1860-1907; He worked for the Post Office as agent on the ships running the mail between Auckland and San Francisco.
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Yes you are. he was there when the earth quake hit. Do you know what boat he came in on please?
from my posting: David Earl LINDSAY & Elizabeth BROWN - Napier
1859 - 1907 David Earl Lindsay
- born in Wellington
- David was a Mail Agent to San Francisico
DAVID died 15 May 1907 aged 48
20 May 1907 - With reference to the death of Mr David Earl Lindsay, for the past ten years mail agents on the mailboats running between Auckland and San Francisco, which occurred at a private hospital in Wellington last Wednesday night, the : New Zealand Times" says Mr Lindsay entered the hospital on Thursay week for the purpose of undergoing an operation (for a hernia). The operation was performed on Friday morning, since when the patient had made steady progress towards recovery. He was visited on the Wednesday evening by his brother-in-law, Mr R. D. Kelly (of the General Post Office), and when that gentleman left him, between 8 and 9 p.m., Mr Lindsay was quite bright and cheerful. A couple of hours later he complained to the nurse about his heart, and almost immediately died, death, of course, being due to heart failure.
Mr Lindsay was a popular and capable official, who might reasonably have expected promotion in the near future. He was extremely well liked by the officers of the American liners, with whom he had so frequently crossed the Pacific. He was in San Francisco during the big earthquake and fire in April of last year, on which occasion he distinguished himself by getting the mails away from the vessel in the harbour (after all steamers had been prohibited from leaving port), carried to the ferry depot, and from ther transferred to oakland, where they were place on a Vancouver express. This was done by Mr Lindsay entirely on his own initiative, cable communication with New Zealand having been temporarily cut off. By his flight from the flaming city with the mails, Mr Lindsay was enabled to catch the mailboat at Vancouver and the bags were conveyed to Wellington weeks beofre they would have arrived had there been any hesitation on his part. Mr Lindsay's friend, who was staying in the same hotel, was killed in the next room to that occupied by Mr Lindsay. For his prompt action on the occasion mentioned, Mr Lindsay received the thanks of the head of the Postal Department.
Mr Lindsay, who was forty-seven years of age, was a son of the late Mr David Lindsay, an old and respected resident of Napier, and once a well-known contractor there. He was born on Wellington, but was taken to Napier when a child. He was there educated at the Napier Grammar School and on July 26th 1875, he entered the Post Office. He was at one time in the Christchurch office, and many friends in this district. The deceased gentleman was a bachelor
David is buried Plot 4 M, Section PUNLIC2 at Karori cemetery
December 1907 - David's Estate was certified for stmap duty at £1549 (Dec 2012 equivalent of $243,800)
Thank you for that it was some thing we have not seen so that is great . David Earl Lindsay born 1824 died 1892 is the one we don't know much about . Thank very much
Do you know if he had family in Scotland ?
Have been going over a few things and see that in a piece you gave me that D E lindsay came out from USA with a chap William Miller who he was in partnership with. So if we can find that ship it would be good.
Stephen Earl Lindsay was in the First WW can records be found
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