MARTYN - ARBUCKLE - SULLIVAN: Martyn - Cornwall/, NZ; Arbuckle, James - Tyrone/Vic, AUST; Sullivan, John - Ire/Durham/NZ
MORWENSTOW, CORNWALL/DUNEDIN,NZ - John and Ann MARTYN (nee COWLING) (sometimes spelled Martin in 19th century records) from Morwenstow, Cornwall; arr Lyttelton 1873 on LOCH CREE; went to Southbrook, laboured, farmed until his death in 1913. No details of his siblings or life in Cornwall (possibly orig from Devon also).
DURHAM, ENGLAND/DUNEDIN, NZ - John and Margaret SULLIVAN (nee ORMSBY) - John arr Dunedin? from Durham, England approx 1875 .. ship & date unk; Margaret ORMSBY in 1878 on the "Wellington" from Inverclyde, born Dublin, Ireland. Married in 1880 at Dunedin registry office. John, a carter, died Dunedin 1933; Margaret 1930. Only son John (Jack) Ormsby Sullivan killed on the Somme 1916 whilst serving with the 56th Battalion, AIF. Mainly looking for confirmation of John's origin, activity in Dunedin before marriage and up to 1930 - had a daughter in Dunedin 1913 - mother unknown, Thora SULLIVAN (adopted by Jack's parents and raised in Dunedin & CHCH .
IRELAND/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - James ARBUCKLE - from Co Tyrone, departed Tyrone as 18yr old for Sydney in 185?. Enlisted for Maori Wars in Sydney in 1863, 23 yrs old. Believed to have returned to Aust in 1866 after war, poss married - death unk. Was in 2nd Waikato Militia Regiment, CTC. Parents believed to be Joseph and Margaret ARBUCKLE (there are lots of them in Ireland !). No information of James's life in Co Tyrone or in Australia before or after the NZ Land Wars.
Any assistance gratefully accepted.