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John James of Nelson NZ 1860's

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JOHN JAMES MARRIED ANNIE DELLOW 1880....ANNIE DIED 1891 AGED 31Y....I DO KNOW THERE WERE CHILDREN...I AM NOW FOLLOWING THIS SISTER HOPING THIS WILL TAKE ME BACK ON THE TRACK TO FINDING MY G. GRAN MARY ELIZABETH OXNAM'' NEE DELLOW'' ANNIES SISTER....I DO HAVE THE OXNAM LINE...IT'S THE DELLOW LINE I AM NEEDING....NOT SURE WHERE JOHN WAS BORN.....ANNIE WAS BORN NELSON NZ.

Surnames: JAMES
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on 2013-01-13 02:25:07

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by GWhiz on 2013-01-13 17:42:03

Hi Wyn,

Found that Annie and John James had 10 children, of whom there were possibly two sets of twins:
1881 Levi
1882 Alice
1883 John
1884 Harold
1885 David William
1887 Ethel and David William
1889 Annie and Thomas

A quick search on Google also showed that Charles Daniel was killed in France during WWI - http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/charles-daniel-james-31325

http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=1601156

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=TC19090308.2.40&dliv=&e=-------10--1----2--

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashleigh/History.Books/Murchison.early.settlers..html


"THE STORIES OF PIONEER FAMILIES"

There are some photos here, but you'll need to make contact with the author to view/obtain them, I think - I couldn't see them...

DELLOW - Harry - 74
Born at Nelson in 1850, he went to Murchison with his father at 14 years of age. With them was George Moonlight, who had prospected the district ---- for 70 years Harry Dellow remained here. ---- he joined the Flower brothers and their father prospecting for gold. they found many rich claims, the best known the Blue Duck. ---- for some years he was ferryman over the Buller ------ His brother Mr Tom Dellow is still in the township as well as a number of descendants. Mrs Emma Russell, who lived in the township for 67 years was a sister.

JAMES - John - 85a & photo 009
Born at 88 Valley, near Wakefield in 1853, John James was engaged in carting supplies from Nelson via the Gripps before the Hope saddle was completed in 1874. He was a good horseman ---- --- from 1913 to 1928 he was chairman of the Dairy Co. he left Murchison in 1929 and the property was taken over by his son Mr Tom James, he died the next year and is buried in the local cemetery.

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-NHSJ03_03-t1-body1-d11.html

In March 1888, according to old residents there was the highest flood for ten years. The Buller cut into the road below the cemetery and made straight for the Matakitaki. At ten o'clock Friday night it was up to the doorstep of Rowe's Hotel, "and carrying fences away wholesale". Most damage was done to Mr John James' property. Two acres (0.8 ha) of land was lost and two stacks of oats and one of hay spoilt. "At least," the correspondent finished cheerfully "he is saved the trouble of digging his potatoes, they are rooted up and left hanging on the fence by the flood."

I hope this is a helpful start. Good Luck!

by wyn on 2013-01-15 19:14:26

GWhiz....thank you so very very much for your most wanted response,you sure have given me the opening that was wanted for me to move forward....thank you again kind regards ..Wyn

by GWhiz on 2013-01-17 00:12:42

My pleasure, Wyn. :-)

I just realised I made a mistake with one of the children's names. The list should have read:

1881 Levi
1882 Alice
1883 John
1884 Harold
1885 David William
1887 Ethel and EDWARD
1889 Annie and Thomas
1891 CHARLES DANIEL

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