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Can anyone help me with my search for Thomas and his wife.
Looking for Thomas DOWNEY b/1836 Marybourgh Ireland, came to NewZealand on the ship The Storm Cloud 1861, he married Ellen BURKE or Bourke b/abt 1855 at Limerick Ireland, married 1874 at Cromwell NewZealand, they had nine children.
Thomas worked at the gold mines and as a shepherd
Thomas died 1906 at NewZealand
Ellen died 1942 Queenstown NewZealand.
Ellen's parents were John ( a miner ) and Mary Burke.
I would like to find any family connected to the above.
I am looking for a John Herbert HORSBURGH born about 1851 at Edinburgh Scotland. John went to New Zealand date unknown.
He worked on the engines of flax mills in and around the South Island of New Zealand.
He Married Isabella McCloskey in 1877 at Milton New Zealand. They had several children, Annie, William, Isabella, Mary, Elizabeth, Myra.
John may have had a sister named Annie.
John died 1928 at Invercargill New Zealand.
Can anyone help with this search for Johns parents and siblings.
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