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HARRIS, Thomas Edward of Nelson, New Zealand

Query by joolz18

Looking for information on Thomas Edward Harris, born 1835 in Exeter Devon. Died Nelson New Zealand 1908. Unable to trace further back on him. Married Florence Elizabeth Nicol in Nelson.

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on 2013-03-31 04:17:36

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by ngairedith on 2013-03-31 04:29:45

hi joolz

Thomas Edward HARRIS (1835-1908) & Florence Elizabeth NICHOL (1844-1922) were married in Nelson in Feb 1864
- Thomas was a Gasfitter in Nelson and had been a Gasfitter in Exetor, Devon, England (where he was born) & Florence was born in London
their known children were:
1864 - 1866 Edward Francis Harris
1866 - 1867 Janet Elizabeth Harris
1868 - Valentine Harris
1870 - 1949 Albert Harris
1872 - 1895 Thomas James Harris
1874 - ? Louise Harris
1876 - ? Vincent Reuben Harris
1878 - ? Florence Elizabeth Harris
1880 - 1880 Emily Harris
1882 - ? Eliza Harris
1884 - 1958 Bertha Harris
1887 - 1945 William James Harris

by ngairedith on 2013-03-31 04:32:55

hi Joolz,

saw your private message after I posted the above comment
Don't know where I put the info you asked about. Your Aunty hasn't still got it has she?

by joolz18 on 2013-03-31 04:38:11

No I don't think so. I have most the above information and she was mentioning that you had said something about Bertha, who is a right colourful character. I seem to think she said something about there maybe being a son Henry who died??

by ngairedith on 2013-03-31 04:47:07

I realise you would have most of the above info but I threw it in there so that others may recognise the family. The more info the more the chance ...

By the way, what year was Janetta Nicol born?
If her mother died in 1861
Did they arrive on the Mariner of 1850 or 1859

by joolz18 on 2013-03-31 05:19:10

Hi, they arrived on the Mariner in 1850. There is a memorial at the waterfront in Nelson, which lists the first boats and their passengers into Nelson and they are listed there. Florence was 6, James was 35 and Elizabeth was 31. Janetta was born in 1854. Elizabeth didn't die until 1922. Janetta Kate Nicol married a Richard Sowman. I have some death dates you might not have for the tribe above. . Louise Harris is Louisa Harris, she married a Henry Simmonds. Florence Harris (the younger one), married a Thomas Turner. Eliza Harris married a Charles Pollard. Thanks for your help with this.

by joolz18 on 2013-03-31 05:28:44

Right, I'm getting myself a tad confused!! I looked at Florences death date and not Elizabeth. Yes definately 1861 when she died, so Janetta was quite young.

by ngairedith on 2013-03-31 05:31:36

thank you...
that was doing my head in a bit
thought it was ME who was confused :))

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