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LAMB of Northumberland England 19th century

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Thomas Cornwallis Lamb came to Nelson/Marlborough region of New Zealand with his wife Mary & possibly 2 small children in early 1860’s.

He taught at schools in Wairau Valley & also worked as farm labourer

I have been searching for date of arrival in New Zealand, possibly via Australia & name of ship

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by ngairedith on 2019-10-25 20:56:14

Hi Amber, some further info so that others may recognise him and help with his emigration to NZ. At this time I have only found 1 child arriving with them.

Thomas Cornwallis Lamb was born 1819 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
* A son of Warren Maude Lamb & Sarah Hunter.
* A great-nephew of Lord Melbourne, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848), the mentor to Queen Victoria.
He married Mary ? (1835-1920) & had:
* 1859 - 1930 Annie Mary Louisa Lamb
6 children born in New Zealand
* 1863 - 1865 Warren Maude James Lamb
* 1866 - 1866 Frederick Thomas Lamb (aged 4 months)
* 1868 - 1931 William Wentworth Lamb (twin)
* 1868 - 1950 Robert Ormsdon Lamb (twin)
* 1874 - 1961 Caroline Laura Lamb
* 1878 - 1936 Edith Maude Lamb
He was the first teacher at Rapaura School 1862-1863 (it was established in 1862) after which he walked out following a dispute. He also taught at Waikakaho School.
He served 12 months in Picton Gaol for assaulting Mary in 1869.
He died 8 May 1890 in the new 'Porirua Lunatic Asylum' where he had been for 15 months (sent there from Blenheim). He is buried Plot 7202, C of E, Bolton St, Wellington. He is also listed under Mary's name, (but without death date) on the monument at the Holy Trinity churchyard burial ground, Rapaura, as 'the husband of Mary Lamb'. Mary died after him, on 31 July 1920, his name is a memorial only.

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