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ALEXANDER SANGSTER (1850-1921)
Alexander Sangster was born in Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1850.
He emigrated to New Zealand on the WILD DEER in May 1873 into Otago (passenger list not yet found)
His younger brother, William Sangster, came out on the WILD DEER in 1874 to join him

OF INTEREST the WILD DEER was built in Glasgow and launched in 1863. Soon after the start of her eleventh voyage to New Zealand, on 12th January 1883, she was wrecked on the North Rock, Cloughy Bay, County Down, Ireland. This is the story of that last voyage


In 1878 - MARRIAGE
Alexander SANGSTER married Emily Maria MARTIN (1857-1938)

the 6 children of Alexander & Emily:

1879 - 1948 Alexander Sangster
- Alexander married Selina Emily TAPPIN (1879-1950) in 1900
2 of their known children:
1902 - William Robert Sangster
1906 - James Alexander Sangster

1880 - 1974 Emily Sangster
- Emily married Jasper NEALE (1882-1963) in 1907

1882 - 1882 Mary Beaton Sangster
- Mary died aged 16 days

1884 - John Sangster
- John married Louisa Jane MARTIN (1888-1981) in 1912
- Louisa was the 4th of 5 children of William Reid MARTIN (1859-1928) & Louisa CROTTY

1886 - ? Mary Beaton Sangster
- Mary married Arthur Jefferson WYCHERLEY (1882-1951) in 1813

1892 - 1965 Hellen Gibb Sangster
- Hellen married William Thomas TURNER in 1922

NOTE William Reid Martin was born in 1859 & Emily Maria Martin was born in 1857. There is a possibility they were siblings, in which case their children married (see above)


On 17 June 1921 - DEATH
There died a few days ago in Invercargill one of the oldest and most respected Southland residents in Mr Alexander Sangster, father of Mrs A. J. Wycherley, Mrs J. Neale and Miss Sangster, of Wellington and Messrs Alex. and John Sangster of Motokarara, Canterbury. The late Mr Sangster, who was born at Peterhead, near Aberdeen, Scotland, came out to New Zealand by the ship WILD DEER in 1873, and joined his brother in business in Invercargill. In 1893 he went to the Macquaries in charge of one of Mr Joseph Hatch's sealing parties. Mr Sangster was a skilful musician and conductor. He was master of the Aberdeenshire Volunteer Artillery Band before he left the Old Country, and in Invercargill was conductor of the Volunteer Band. He was in his earlier years active in local politics, was a member of the Campbelltown Borough Council, and on one occasion contested the mayoralty of Invercargill unsuccessfully against Sir Joseph Ward.




the WILD DEER
... see Alexander Sangster above

Surnames: CROTTY MARTIN NEALE SANGSTER TAPPIN TURNER WYCHERLEY
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on 2011-10-11 05:07:35

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