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Ether SMITH married Francis KERR 1902

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They had 5 daughters between 1902 and 1910. But that is all the information I have, can anyone shed some light for me?


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on 2011-04-05 20:06:41

Kellym has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: KERR, MASTERS, TAYLOR and 12 other(s).

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by janilye on 2011-04-05 21:13:10

Hello Kellym, Could you tell us in which country or if you don't know, which country the children were born in.

by Kellym on 2011-04-05 21:22:53

Sorry, they were based in New Zealand. I'm guessing they were born here too.

by janilye on 2011-04-05 22:57:26

by Kellym on 2011-04-06 00:09:02

Thank you Janilye, it's given me more info and matched what I already have. Great.
I think there was a spelling mistake it's SHERRY not SHERRIG, although I don't know where she or George SMITH come from.
And I have no information on Francis' parents except it's James and Mary.

by janilye on 2011-04-06 02:51:44

Sorry, Yes it could be SHERRY, she came from Belfast. No other info.

I did some checking on George Henry Bennet Smith, he was actually born in Seddon, New Zealand in 1863 His parents were William John SMITH who was born in Cheshire, England in 1836 and died on the 22 Nov 1912 in Kaikoura, New Zealand.He married Esther Martha HAYCOCK who was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1845 her father was John HAYCOCK from Montgomeryshire, England and her mother was Elizabeth BURLES don't know where she came from. William John SMITH and Esther Martha HAYCOCK were married in Adelaide, Australia in 1845 the children of this marriage were:-
Emily Jane SMITH b: 2 Apr 1880/1882 in Kaikoura, New Zealand.
John SMITH b: 15 Jun 1862
George Henry Bennett SMITH b: 1863 in Seddon, New Zealand
Herbert SMITH b: 1867 in Seddon, New Zealand
William Arthur SMITH b: 1871 in Haupuku, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Thomas Albert SMITH b: 1875 in Haupuku, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Henry Robert SMITH b: 1878 in Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Lascon Samuel SMITH b: 1883 in Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Allan SMITH b: 1885 in Kaikoura, New Zealand.

I also found a LYDIA child of George Henry Bennett SMITH and Sarah SHERRY which makes all the children I have found:-
Esther Lucy SMITH b: 1882 in Kaikoura, New Zealand. d:1947
William George SMITH b: 1883
Eva SMITH b:1885
Roseanna (Rose) SMITH b:1890
Malcolm SMITH b:1895

Then I had another dig around for more children of Frances Joseph KERR and Esther Lucy SMITH and came up with all these names in total:-
Eva Josephine KERR, Mary Frances KERR, Rose Agnes KERR,
Bernadine KERR, Eileen Joyce KERR, Kathleen Olive KERR,
Francis Joseph KERR, Bridget KERR, Patrick Bernard KERR,
Thomas Owen KERR
I haven't been able to find anything on Frances Joseph KERR.

by janilye on 2011-04-06 02:57:56

Please excuse the typo.=Francis Joseph KERR. So they had 7 girls and 3 boys. I don't have birth dates. You can do that bit. Hope this gives you a few hints. Jan

by carolyndean on 2011-04-09 21:17:28

Hi There Esther lucy and Francis joseph kerr were my great grandparents and I also live in Kaikoura and have been doing my family tree on the Kerr's for quite some time .My Grandfather was Francis Joseph the 2nd and my Father is Peter Francis the oldest son of Frank the 2nd .Ester Lucy and Francis Joseph are buried here in Kaikoura and I have photo's of their Headstones.Carolyn Sutherland (Kerr)

by Kellym on 2011-04-10 17:46:06

Thanks Carolyn, I have sent you a message with my e-mail address, Hopefully we can chat soon.


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