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did any of them settle in Masterton?
no idea where ?? andrew cooper Riggs 1831-1915 and decentants etc
this is the last will and testament of me HARRIET MANN of Auckland in the provincial district of Auckland in the colony of New Zealand, Widow. Hereby revoking all former WILLS and testamentary dispositions made by me I direct my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
I Appoint my friend Andrew Cooper Riggs of Auckland in the aforesaid, Estate agent and my son in law George Waddel of Auckland aforesaid court bailiff...
there were 2 who could have signed that will on 28 May 1902:
Andrew Cooper Riggs (1831-1915) - father
Andrew Cooper Riggs (1852-1928) - son
- the Riggs arrived into Lyttelton, Christchurch on 29 Jan 1860 on the Robert Small, having left London on 6 Oct 1859
Andrew Cooper Riggs, aged 29, a Carpenter
Mary Ann Riggs (nee Richardson), aged 35, his wife
and their children:
Andrew Cooper Riggs aged 7
Arthur George Riggs aged 6
Alfred Henry Riggs aged 4
Julia Riggs aged 2
Emily Beatrice Riggs aged 7 months
and there was also a 1 month old Amelia Thomasina Riggs on board
from the NZETC dated 1902 which includes a photo of Andrew
... Mr. Andrew Cooper Riggs, who was elected to the Newton Borough Council in 1885 when the borough was formed, sat till 1894, when he did not seek re-election. No other member of the council has, so far, sat for so many consecutive years. For nearly his whole term of office he was chairman of the streets committee, and he acted as mayor for a time. The water scheme was initiated and carried out during his term, and so were numerous contracts for road-making and drainage. Mr. Riggs was born in Dorsetshire in 1831, and was brought up to the building trade at Blandford. After finishing his apprenticeship he went to London, where he married and established himself in business as a builder and contractor. In 1860 Mr. Riggs came to New Zealand by the ship “Robert Small,” and landing at Lyttelton, went on to Christchurch, where he settled and started in the building trade. He removed to Wellington in 1866, was in business at Marton for sixteen years, during which he erected the Town Hall, Sir William Fox's residence at Westoe, and the whole of the township of Crofton also for Sir William Fox. In February, 1885, Mr. Riggs landed in Auckland, where he carried on business as a builder and contractor till 1892, when he established his present business, that of a land agent in Karangahape Road, Auckland. Mr. Riggs is a prominent member of the Rechabites, and other temperance societies, and has held the position of District Chief Ruler, and secretary. While he was at Marton, he organised a branch of Rechabites in that town. Mr. Riggs filled the post of past master and past grand treasurer to the Orange institution of New Zealand, and was at different times chairman, secretary, and treasurer of the Marton and Crofton public schools. His volunteer experience extended over sixteen years in Christchurch and at Marton; and while at Marton he was a member of the vestry of the Anglican Church Mr. Riggs is married to a daughter of the late Mr. Henry Richardson, of Tottenham Court, London, and has three sons and two daughters.
on the 14 day of August 1863 in Christchurch in the Supreme Court of NZ, Canterbury District
Andrew Cooper Riggs was my 1st cousin 3 times removed and any information on his family up to the present day would be helpful to my family tree I am also willing to exchange my info i have collated
this is the family of Andrew Cooper Riggs
a couple of sites were 'down' today so I have a little more research to do when they are back up and will add it as found
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Riggs Lawrence Henry Cooper 23 Jul 1964 77y 578 Cpl 1 Bn; b. Auckland NZ; son/Albert Frederick; h/Gladys Edith Kempsey East Col B
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