Henry NEWCOMBE + Kezia KEELEY - Cambridge, Waikato
Henry was baptised 11 August 1844 in Devon, England and arrived in New Zealand with brother Richard on the ship 'Matoaka' in 1865. Henry spent some time in the Thames gold mines then came to Cambridge and worked as a shepherd on E B Walker's Monavale estate.
He married Kezia Keeley, a dressmaker, on 25 May 1877 and they had one daughter and seven sons. Kezia died 1896 and daughter Lizzie looked after the family.
Two sons, Robert and Richard married respectively Sarah Jane Ritchie 1905, and Gladys Maud Harris 1920.
the children of Henry & Kezia were:
1878 - 1946 Elizabeth Newcombe
- Elizabeth died aged 68, unmarried
1879 - 1953 John Newcombe
1880 - 1925 Robert Newcombe
- Robert married Sarah Jane RITCHIE (1881-1924) in 1905
1882 - 1884 Henry Newcombe
- Henry died aged 1
1883 - 1952 Frederick 'Fred' Newcombe
1886 - 1971 Henry Newcombe
1888 - 1971 Richard Newcombe
- Richard married Gladys Maud HARRIS (1894-1965) in 1920
1891 - William Newcombe
help with these children would be appreciated
- their spouses etc
Keiza died in 1896 aged 46
Henry died in 1921 aged 78