Looking for Sutherland families from Caithness around 1800's.
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My g.grandmother Christina Sutherland was born Dunbeath, 16 November 1838. On her death cert. her parents are listed as William Sutherland & Christina Sutherland formerly Sutherland.
At the age of 22yrs (1861 census in Wick Burg-Caithness)I believe she was a domstic servant with a Mr. Bain (House Proprietor) & family.
In 1867 she arrived in New Zealand on the ship "Lincoln" & married a year later in June 1868 from the home of a Mr Sutherland South Town Belt Christchurch, NZ., Mr William McLauchlan b. 1836 Perthshire, Scotland.
They farmed at Lincoln for a few years before going to Brookside Canterbury where their children were born. Their first son William Sutherland b. May 1869 died 2mths after his birth, Catherine (Kate) was born in July 1871, John born July 1873 and William Archibald Cook born in June 1876.
In 1891 they moved to Waterton, Ashburton, Canterbury where William had purchased 303 acres to which he added another 260acres . They called their property "Craigieburn Farm".
Slightest info. on Christina's parents or siblings keenly sought.
Thank you, Tiffaney