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Harriet GRIGSBY, Marden Kent, looks for brother George GRIGSBY, Waikato NZ - 1894

Journal by ngairedith

the LLOYD'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER was an early Sunday newspaper in the United Kingdom

The paper was launched by Edward Lloyd in 1842 as Lloyd's Illustrated London Newspaper, following the success of his Lloyd's Penny Weekly Miscellany. The new paper was intended as a rival for the Illustrated London News. It sold for two pence, a third the price of the Illustrated, and offered eight pages of news with woodcut illustrations.

On the 26 March 1894 the following list of people looking for their family, who had left for New Zealand from the United Kingdom, was printed in the Lloyd's Weekly and reprinted in the New Zealand newspaper the EVENING POST ...

Enquiry is made in Lloyds Weekly for the following:

* George GRIGSBY, left Marden Kent, in 1873, for West Waikato, New Zealand. Sister Harriet enquires
- (west Waikato is Morrinsville as per link above)

* Charles GUTBERLET, baker, last wrote to sister Annie in May, 1892, giving his address as Brunnerton, West Coast, New Zealand. She has written several letters but had no answer

* James John COOK of Leatherhead, Surrey, went to New Zealand in November, 1883; last heard of from Auckland, in December, 1888. His mother and sisters are anxious

* James CORNWALL, left King's Cross for Wellington, New Zealand, in May, 1874. His sister, Maria, asks (Father and mother are dead)

* William SHAND, last wrote home from Timaru, New Zealand in 1887. Sister Wilhelmina enquires

* Benjamin Valentine HARDING, of Brighton, left London, for New Zealand in October, 1873; last heard of at the railway works, Napier. Frederick PAYNE asks

* Sydney BUTLER, supposed to be either in Australia or New Zealand, is requested to communicate with his sister, Anna Maria DRUCE

in Harriett's query she says George left in 1873.
However, this is the passenger list for the ROOPARELL which left London on 23 February 1874 and arrived in Auckland on 30 May 1874

On the passenger list George Grigsby (aged 26 spelt Grisby) emigrated with his wife Frances (nee HISTED aged 31) and their 3 children:
Gertrude Grigsby aged 5
Charles Grigsby aged 3
William Grigsby aged 4 months

On the 1887 Waikato Electoral Roll George was a Labourer in Tauwhare, Waikato which is between Cambridge & Morrnsville. 20km south of Morrinsville - 15km north of Cambridge - 25km west of Hamilton

the parents of George & Harriet as per the 1851 census:
at Lake Cottage, Chart, Sutton, Kent
Jesse GRIGSBY, head married 35, Waggoner, born Kent, Marden
Mary Ann GRIGSBY, (nee Waterhouse) wife, married 32, born London
Harriet GRIGSBY, daughter, 12, born Kent, Cox Heath Poorhouse
Caroline GRIGSBY, daughter 7, born Kent, Marden
Amos GRIGSBY, son 4, born Kent, Marden
George GRIGSBY, son 2, born Kent, Marden
Charles GRIGSBY, son 6 months, born Kent, Chart Sutton

n the 1861 census they were in Benover Street, Yalding, Kent:
Jesse GRIGSBY, head married 44, Carter, born Kent, Marden
Mary Ann 'Ellen' GRIGSBY, wife married 40, born Middlesex, Marylebone
* Amos GRIGSBY, son 15, Carters mate, born Kent, Marden
George GRISBY, son 12, Agricultural labourer, born Kent, Marden
Charles GRIGSBY, son 10, Scholar, born Kent, Chart Sutton
Mary Ellen GRIGSBY, daughter 8, Scholar, born Kent, Yalding
William GRIGSBY, son 5, Scholar, born Kent, Staplehurst
Sarah Ann GRIGSBY, daughter 2, born Kent, Horsmonden

... notice that Harriet & Caroline were not there and may have been married. Harriet would have been 22, Caroline 17
... and the birth of three more children

* Amos married Mary Elizabeth UNSBORNE, had at least 5 children then they moved to Canada

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on 2011-05-16 05:17:32

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