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Williamson of Shetland

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I am looking for information on my Williamson ancestors from the Shetland Islands. They came to New Zealand in 1873.

My Great grandfather Jeremiah Williamson was one year old at the time.

His parents were Henry and Jane Williamson (born Hunter).

I think they lived in Tingwall.

Thank you in anticipation.

Surnames: GEORGESON HUNTER SINCLAIR WILLIAMSON
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on 2011-02-24 14:11:31

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by edmondsallan on 2011-02-24 23:00:12

a difficult one to find . I suggest you try the following Website -->
www.jgalcrow.co.uk/ ( Shetland newspaper Transciptions ) from 1872 - might gert a lead ? very difficult to find very early info . They come under the Scottish National BDM register - that also could be worth a try - regards

by edmondsallan on 2011-02-24 23:03:46

couls also try NZ National BDM register to get their dates and possibly ( get a death certificate) tell you all including Birth rwecords ( cost $26.00 -regards

by andreakrolfe on 2011-03-07 22:18:57

thanks for your response, I feel they didn't exist sometimes. I have just googled the Shetland papers and discovered that they started publishing after my family left shetland. Hmmm, where to from now, I will keep looking.

by gronz3 on 2012-02-05 01:26:48

Hi, not sure if this is of any help. My great-grandparents were Peter and Agnes Williamson from Ollaberry, their family emigrated in stages from around 1905. They settled in Gisborne, and Peter and Agnes are both buried there, as are several of their offspring.

by lewatchorn on 2014-02-10 07:17:30

Hi Andrea

Jeremiah was my Great Great Great Uncle.
There is an amazing site for Shetland Island Family History at
http://www.bayanne.info/Shetland
You can find information regarding Jeremiah and links to his family at
http://www.bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I228517&tree=ID1

With Best Wishes
Lorraine

by andreakrolfe on 2014-02-10 13:46:40

that is exciting, thank you Lorraine. Just off to work so will have a look later. I will also look in to the Gisborne connection re Peter and Agnes Williamson.

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