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Looking for Colhoun's Auckland, New Zealand and Donegal, Ireland

Query by AliciaG

This is what I have so far

Family Search website
Ireland Births and Baptisms
Parents: Andrew Colhoun and Ann Smith Manorcunningham,Donegal,Ireland
Female born 04 Jun 1866
Male born 26 Oct 1868
Catherine born 26 Feb 1871
Rosena Hervey born 15 Jun 1873
Mary born 26 Feb 1874
Male born 28 Jun 1875

1857 Griffith's Valuation lists Andrew Colhoun and a Jane Colhoun in Manorcunningham

CITY OF AGRA: Left London May 27 arrives in Auckland Sept 9 1879
COLQUHOUN, Catherine
All of the females are listed in newspaper reports as Miss Colquhoun

Possibly lived Onehunga or Mangere. Fred and Rosina later live in Puni and Pukekohe.

Onehunga Parish Marriages 1860 to 1920 Presbyterian Church
COLHOUN Rosina Harvey age 20 to PORTER Fred 28 3-Aug 1893

Fred and Rosina Porter?s children are:
William 1894-1968
Frederick Andrew (or maybe Fred Andrew) 1895-1987
Ada Annie 1897-1980 (my great grandmother, married name Perry)
Henry 1899-1988
Ethel 1901-1923
Virginia Elfreda 1902-1923
Catherine Doris May 1903-1996

Fred, Rosina and their daughters Ethel and Virginia Elfreda are all buried in Pukekohe Cemetery.

Is anyone else related to these Colhouns?

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by MarionB57 on 2012-03-14 22:12:35

Hi, Andrew was my gg grandad, his son,John Smith Colhoun, my great grandather.

by AliciaG on 2012-03-16 20:15:01

Thanks for that Marion.
Andrew was my ggg grandfather.
I had seen several Colhoun males on NZ BDM searches with the middle name of Smith and speculated that some or all of them might be Rosina's siblings since their mother's maiden name was Smith.

by gayecolquhoun on 2016-08-30 08:42:42

My grandfather was Joseph Colquhoun, on his marriage licence his parents are listed as Andrew Colquhoun and Anne Smith. I know he had siblings in Onehunga who changed the spelling of the surname to Colhoun. And he came from Ireland. Is there a connection here?

by AliciaG on 2017-01-21 11:16:21

Hi Gaye
Yes possibly there is a connection. I haven't done much genealogy lately. It would seem to fit.

by RussColquhoun on 2017-05-26 04:49:05

You are incorrect, he was not from Ireland. Our grandfather Joseph Colquhoun was born on 10 June 1873 in Dumbarton, Strathclyde in Scotland. He did have family in Onehunga as you said. He died at his home (next door to our house) in Clayburn Road, Glen Eden in July 1963 and was buried at Waikumete Cemetary on 30 July 1963. I still remember going to his funeral and then to the cemetary.

by AliciaG on 2017-06-04 08:41:04

Russ and Gaye
That's interesting information and something for us each to be wary of in our future research, two families with similar names in the same area.
I now believe Rosina's family were more likely living at Mangere. Two of her brothers became school teachers and taught on the Coromandel where one of them drowned.

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