looking for Marshdale in New Zealand (previously Jansen / Sorensen ex Denmark)
Jens Peter Jansen (b. 18 Feb 1877 in Bunnythorpe, NZ - d. 16 Jan 1946 in Auckland, NZ) anyone got ideas for ancestors - parents, etc. from Denmark ???? Jens Peter was my Grandfather, whom I never knew - my Mother's Father. He changed his name be Deed Pole on 16 April 1910 to George Peter Marshdale. His parents were Birthe and Christian Jansen. Christian came to New Zealand with his older brother Peter Sorensen, I understand they had two other brothers who went to the USA. On further investigation I find Christian Jansen was formerly Christian Sorensen ... hence the two or three surnames, which has confused this research issue for many a year !!
on 2010-06-02 01:49:23
Samuel & Betsy (nee Thorneycroft)FROST of Bilston, Staffordshire departed UK in 1863 and settled in New Zealand.
Samuel Charles SCHOFIELD emigrated from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to New Zealand in 1863. He married Agness Dalrymple CALDERWOOD in 1867, who emigrated as an infant from Scotland to Melbourne, Australia in 1850. The Calderwood family immigrated to New Zealand in 1864, settling in Hamilton.