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Looking for family of Joseph TERRY, born in UK abt 1816, emigrated to NZ in 1854

Question by wjwt

Joseph Terry is my great-grandfather.

Joseph was born (I think, not sure) in Kent, England in abt 1816. On 30 Aug 1840 he married Maria Till in Southwark, Middlesex, England, age 24. In 1854 he and Maria emigrated to New Zealand, and settled in Greytown. Maria died shortly after they arrived.

On 5 Apr 1860 he married Anne Freeman in Greytown. He had 8 children with Anne Freeman: George Terry (10 May 1861), Joseph Terry (25 Dec 1864), Robert Terry (14 Feb 1865), Annie Terry (25 Mar 1867), William Freeman Terry (23 Apr 1869), Janie Terry (1871), Mary Ann Terry (1873) and Thomas Walter Terry (Apr 1875).

Joseph died on 9 Aug 1884, Joseph Terry in Wellington, New Zealand, age 68. He was buried on 11 Aug 1884 in Greytown.

I am looking for Joseph's parents, siblings and other UK relatives (if any). I know about his life in New Zealand, but am struggling to find anything about his UK family before he emigrated aged 38 years. Can anyone help?

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on 2013-11-10 05:30:45

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by noggin on 2013-11-12 07:41:24
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by noggin on 2013-11-12 07:58:01
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by tweettweet on 2015-09-12 15:57:05

Hi not sure if you are still looking for this information but I have managed to get back to 1640. Joseph is my great great grandfather.

by wjwt on 2015-09-12 23:30:14

Hi there â yes, I am definitely still looking! I think I have found Joseph's parents (but not 100% sure), but his family remain largely a mystery. Would be very grateful for any info you could send me â that is amazing!

I'm Warwick Terry, in Wellington, New Zealand. Email is [email protected] Also happy to share info I have about Joseph, in particular an obituary notice published in a local newspaper is quite interesting.

by familydetective on 2015-09-15 18:11:47

Name: Joseph Terry occ labourer
Estimated birth year: abt 1817
Age: 23
Spouse: Maria Till
Spouse Age: 24
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Aug 1840
Parish: St George the Martyr
Borough: Southwark
Father Name: William Terry occ butcher
Spouse Father: William Till occ carpenter
Register Type: Parish Register
Both living in Kent Road at time of marriage

witnesses William Till and looks like Caroline Till

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