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qualified to serve as Jurors WELLINGTON, NZ 1843 - A

A list of surnames starting with 'A' of settlers who were qualified to serve as Jurors for the District of Port Nicholson, (Wellington) New Zealand, on 10 Feb 1843
This puts the ancestors you may be looking for at that place at that time
Please visit any highlighted names and if you can help me add any information to that family it would be greatly appreciated

surnames starting "A"
surnames starting "B"
surnames starting "C"
surnames starting "D"
surnames starting "E"
surnames starting "F"
surnames starting "G"
surnames starting "H"
surnames starting "I" & "Q"
surnames starting "J"
surnames starting "K"
surnames starting "L"
surnames starting "M"
surnames starting "N"
surnames starting "P"
surnames starting "R"

ABBOTT - William, Thorndon Flat - labourer
ACOURT - George, River Hutt - labourer
ADAM - Alexander Percy - River Hutt - settler
ALLEN - George,Lambton Quay - publican
ALLEN - William, Manners Street - butcher
ALLEN - William, do., - stockman
ALLEN - Eli, Thorndon Flat - labourer
ALLINGTON - Thomas. Lambton Quay - gardener
ANDERSON - Archibald. Mulgrave Street - storekeeper
ANDERSON - Thomas, Te Aro Flat - labourer
ANDERSON - John, Kai Warra - carpenter
ANDERSON - William, Loury Bay - carpenter
ANGELL - Joseph, Ohariu Road - settler
ANNEAR - James, Sydney Street - carpenter
ARMSTRONG - Robert, Lambton Quay - saddler
ASHBOLT - Thomas, Willis Street - labourer
ASHDOWN - George, Te Aro Flat - storekeeper
ASHER - Morris, Lambton Quay - storekeeper
ASHMORE - George, Pipetea - boatbuilder
ATKINSON - Henry, Karori - brushmaker
AVERY - George, do., - labourer
AVERY - Thomas, River Hutt - labourer

surnames starting "A"
surnames starting "B"
surnames starting "C"
surnames starting "D"
surnames starting "E"
surnames starting "F"
surnames starting "G"
surnames starting "H"
surnames starting "I" & "Q"
surnames starting "J"
surnames starting "K"
surnames starting "L"
surnames starting "M"
surnames starting "N"
surnames starting "P"
surnames starting "R"

WILLIAM GEORGE GEARY - loses a father and a son in battle

WILLIAM GEORGE GEARY lost his father, (Joseph Geary b.1845) - when he was 3 years old in 1868 - during a battle with Titokowaru at Te Ngutu O Te Manu, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Joseph was 23 years old at the time and married to Charlotte Fawcett - she died 7 years later in Wellington, aged 30.
48 years later, in 1916, his son (William b.1896) so also killed in action - in France during World War 1, aged 19
I would appreciate any information on their wives and family that you could give me

MARY JONES - Wrexham, Wales to Wellington, New Zealand to Utah, America - 1800s

Do you know anything about MARY JONES b. 1802, daughter of John and Mary (nee Roberts) Jones, she emigrated to New Zealand with her husband, William Deakin - I would like to know when and on which ship.
She died in Utah, Salt Lake City in 1871 at the age of 68

children of CHARLES HENRY SQUIBB 1830s

Charles Henry Squibb emigrated to New Zealand on the SLAINS CASTLE in 1840. He had with him his wife Elizabeth - I would like to know her maiden name - and four daughters, Anne Sophia Squibb b.1825, Adelaide Squibb b.1832, Amelia Squibb b.1834 and Charlotte Squibb b.1837.
I have found another daughter born in New Zealand, Margaret Michell Squibb who died in 1842 from burns in a fire.
Adelaide died (in the Wairarapa I think) when she was 31, she was married to Martin Greathead - would like to know more about her.
And then there is the big problem . . Charles Henry had a daughter who died in 1843 aged 18, from a brain disease BUT the only 18 year old in 1843 was Anne Sophia and she was reported to have married a William Edward Vincent and gone to Australia.
Could anyone please throw some light onto this family.

One more thing - Charles Henry was described as a 'measure maker' on the ships passenger list, does anyone know what that was?

BASSETT & BRYANT - a brother and a son killed in war within same 2 weeks

JOSEPHINE MARION BASSETT born about 1867 in Wellington New Zealand, she was the 6th daughter of Thomas BASSETT & Sarha Jessica HUDSON
- she had a brother Ivor who was killed in Belgium June 1st 1917 - 2 weeks later Josephine's son William Bryant was killed in France June 16th 1917.

I would like to know more about Josephine - what I have so far is: her father was Thomas BASSETT he was born on board the "DUKE OF ROXBURGH" while his parents were emigrating to New Zealand - he died in 1927 and is buried in Palmerston North
- Her mother's name was Sarah Jessica HUDSON (1856-1930) from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Jessica also died in Palmerston North and is buried in Terrace End

Her mother's headstone reads:
In loving memory of MY dear mother - as in only one child left in 1936.

Josephine married William James Bryant in 1894 - I have 3 children for them, was there more?

4 comment(s), latest 6 years, 11 months ago

Where is WILLIAM GREATHEAD buried ??

WILLIAM GREATHEAD was born in Yorkshire, England in 1837.
He emigrated with his parents to New Zealand in 1842.
He married Mary Ticehurst in 1861 in the Wairarapa town of Greytown.
He had 10 children (I'm still working on them)
He died on the 20th July 1895 in Carterton, New Zealand but I cannot find him buried in either the Clareville Cemetery in Carterton or the Masterton Lawn Cemetery.
Do you know anything about William? and where he is buried?

6 comment(s), latest 3 years, 2 months ago

Do you know anything about the GREATHEAD twins, JESSIE & BESSIE b.1871

They twins were born in Masterton, New Zealand on 17 April 1871 to WILLIAM GREATHEAD and Mary Ticehurst.
Bessie married Harry/Henry Rees - I would like to know more about him and their children.
Jessie married someone called ? Scerle - I cannot even find his first name so anything would be of help


I would like as much information as possible on the Irvines.
There were at least 4 brothers and probably sisters but I have no info on that yet.
I need help with these people also:
One Irvine, William, emigrated to New Zealand - not yet found on which ship and with who ... he had a son named Gerald who was born in 1917 in Scotland
One was Baldwin who apparently emigrated to Australia but cannot find ANYTHING on a Baldwin Irvine.
Two Irvine brothers remained in Scotland.
One of these brothers had the son Andy Irvine the 'famous' fullback international rugby player born Sept. 1951 - would like to know which brother was his father.

1 comment(s), latest 6 years ago

HOLTER into New Zealand - early/mid 1880s

I cannot find any HOLTER family members emigrating INTO New Zealand on any ships lists and yet they are here (settled in the Gisborne districts)

I can find families of HOLDER coming in - maybe the name was changed after that

Can you help please on the immigration into NZ of any Holters, or do you know for sure that their name was changed??

1 comment(s), latest 4 years, 2 months ago

GALLAGHER - O'DONNELL married about 1885 - probably County Tyrone

All I know is that John Gallagher was a 'mill worker' in County Tyrone and that he married Catherine O'Donnell
- they had 9 children.
The first child born about 1885 and the last about 1896

They emigrated to New Zealand between 1910-1920 but I cannot find any ship passenger lists after the 1800s - do you know where I can look for these?

They went to the West Coast of the South Island as Catherine had a sister already there

A son, Patrick Gallagher, married Kathleen Kearney in Christchurch and had his 2 children in the South Island

Eventually all the 'children' of John and Catherine settled in the North Island, mostly around the Wellington area.

See also the journal on this site titled GALLAGHER-KEARNEY

Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated.

2 comment(s), latest 6 years, 11 months ago