Looking for Ancestors of William FOSTER - LAWRY:born NZ 1881 d.1913_married to Annie (nee GILL)
I am looking for the paternal line of 'William FOSTER' [LAWRY] (my Great Grandfather)b.NZ 1881-d.Karangahake NZ 1913: Miner :William was married to Annie(nee GILL),her mother being Mary GILL(nee BARBER,who came to Nz from Ireland aged 5 as an orphan accompanied by a governess)William's mother Jane LAWRY was born in Cornwall 1847ish. Her parents were Walter LAWRY & Gertrude(nee ROBINS). Walter & Gertrude married in Roche Cornwall 18/10/1841. Walter was a baptist minister and emigrated with his family to Nz from Cornwall on the Queen of Mercy in 1862. They settled in Springston. Jane LAWRY was 3rd eldest of 11 children. The eldest child Elizabeth, married on the eve of the family's departure for NZ and remained in Cornwall. Their youngest child Joseph died on the voyage from measles. Jane was never married and had two sons(who were given the name LAWRY by deed poll); 'Alfred Alexander ROBERTS', 1873-1948, his father was 'Jonathan ROBERTS' - Jane was not allowed to marry him as Jonathan ROBERTS Great Grandmother was also a LAWRY ? ; Jane;s 2nd son, my GtGrandfather, is registered born as 'William FOSTER'. Jane was living in the Hawkes Bay area working as a farm helper when William was conceived, and she spent time in the back blocks in the Mohaka area between Napier and Gisborne with both her boys. Jane died aged 50yrs. She was found dead in the Heathcote River in 1897.