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Looking for MEDLEY of Wellington

Hi I am trying to trace information about my great-great grandmother, Hephzibah Medley nee Perry.

My Grandfather was Donald Graeme Yule, son of Alexander Yule and Laura Caroline Medley. They were married on 20/10/1886 and lived in Featherston. I understand that Laura was a teacher there.

Laura was the daughter of Samuel Medley & Hephzibah Perry who were married in Lambeth, London in 1852.

Samuel was a chemist (& organist) but died on the voyage to NZ about 1860 or 1862? I don't know on which boat they came to NZ.

Hephzibah arrived in NZ as a widow with 3 children. Laura (approx 2yo) had an older brother, Ernest Samuel and an older sister, name unknown.

Family stories indicate that Hephzibah established a dame school in Wellington.

I would be very grateful for any information about what happened to Hephzibah, did she re-marry, have more children, return to the UK & when did she die? I am also interested to know her DOB & the name of her parents, as there is another story of a possible familial connection to Sir Walter Scott...and she appears to be a missing link.

Thanks in advance

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