Thursday, 2 April 2015

A mysterious marriage certificate

The following marriage certificate is wrong wrong wrong.  My 3 x great grandmother Elizabeth Gillespie married William Henry Luff in 1868 in Hokitika.  They sent off an intention to marriage and the husband's name was spelt William Henry Liff.  Just slightly wrong.  But on the marriage certificate the husband was named as William Peterson.  The strange thing was that there was a William Peterson living in the area at the time.  Did the minister get a bit confused and write down the wrong person?  What are the names of the witnesses and what was there relationship to my ancestors.  All of this is interesting to me.  The flickr image can be blown up for greater detail.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/59649287@N02/16981509156/


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Ship Northampton Passenger List 1874

The ship Northampton doesn't have a transcribed list online, so I'm putting one up.  It had to go into quarantine at Ripa Island.  Click here for a list of articles on the Northampton.  Sorry the formatting of this list is a bit rough.  Please check out the original at the following link:  Northampton Passenger List



Northampton          
Sailed 20th March 1874 from London arrived 6th June 1874 Lyttelton, Canterbury          
           
Surname First name Age County Occupation Notes
Baldwin John 33 Harts Schoolmaster  
  Mary A 39      
  Mary A 13     T/F Single women
  John 9      
  Kate 7      
  Ada 5      
  Myra 3      
Rogers William George 22 Surrey Painter  
  Emily E. 21      
  Frederick 8 months      
Carter Benjamin 29 Oxford Labourer  
  Esther 30      
  Ada 4      
  Jason 2      
Watts Edwin 32 Dorset Smith  
  Fanny 26      
  Agnes M. 3      
  Emily F 11 mths      
Cook Henry 44 Surrey Labourer  
  Harriet 38      
  Alfred 15     T/F Single Men
  Emily 13     T/F Single Women
  Louisa 8      
  Esther 6      
  Aaron 4      
  Rosina 2      
Atkins James 26 Harts Labourer  
  Ellen 23     "Infant born at Ripa and died there" (Alice Pretty Aitkins)
Saity Charles 21 Cornwall Miner "Timaru"
  Eliza 18     "Sick Island"
Harris William 21 Cornwall Miner "Timaru"
  Ellen 22     "C Bay 10/8/74"
Worsfold John 40 Surrey Farm Labourer  
  Eliza 39      
  Alfred 12     T/F single men
  David 8      
  Fanny 6      
  Jonathan 18 mths     "dead"
McCarry  John 38 Ferrnanagh Ploughman "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Ann 30      
  Thomas 4      
Bradley Lawrence 40 Lancashire Brickmaker "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Ellen 34      
  Lawrence 2      
Owens James 50 Fermanagh Shepherd, Farmer "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Catherine 36      
  Edward 18     T/F Single Men
  Margaret 16     T/F Single women
  James 12     T/F Single men
  John 4      
  Thomas 4      
Mears Charles 26 Surrey Gl. Smith  
  Sarah Ann 26      
  Frederick C. 1      
Bentley Fred E. 37 Stafford Bootmaker  
  Emma 34      
  Frederic 4      
  Alfred 18 mths     "dead"
  Margaret 3 weeks      
Wood Thomas 38 Surrey Labourer "Rangiora"
  Louisa 42      
  Charles J 6      
  Thomas 3      
Skinner Henry 37 Glostersh Shoemaker "Selwyn"
  Emma 29      
  Fanny 5      
  Alice 3      
  Edgar 1  7/12      
  Jane 5 wk      
Price William 22 Glostersh Labourer "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Thirza 21      
Morgan William 38 Worcestersh Labourer "Rangiora"
  Hannah 28      
  Ernest F 6      
  Albert 4 1/2      
  John 3      
  Emily 1      
Brewer Samuel 26 Hampsh Labourer "Rangiora"
  Eliza 27      
  Harry 7      
West James 38 Hampsh Labourer "Rangiora"
  Sarah Ann 30      
  Sarah J. 4      
Biggs Thomas 24 Buck Baker/Labourer "dead" "C Bay 8/8/74"
  Maria Jane 22      
Everett Walter G 25 Suffolk Labourer  
  Mary A 28      
  Emma M 5      
  Lillie A. 2      
Gowen Benjamin 31 Norfolk Bricklayer  
  Emma 25      
Newport Henry 45 Oxon Labourer "Ashburton"
  Sarah 45      
  Fanny 25     T/F Single women
  Lemuel 15     T/F single men
  Eva 13     T/F Single women
  Ellen 9      
Payne James 32 Oxon Farm Labourer  
  Hannah 32      
  William 12     T/F Single Men
  Mary 11      
  Eli 10      
  Eliza 9      
  Jesse 5      
  Stephen 3      
  Walter 2      
Weasiley Walter 24 Somerset Coachman  
  Jane 24      
  Rose 2      
  Agnes 10mth      
Richards Reginald 26 Middlesex Carpenter  
  Elizabeth 21      
  Lawrence 1      
Clark John 38 Hampshire Tailor  
  Thirza 35      
  Lucy 8      
  Thirza 4      
  John 11 mths      
Berry Jason 33 Oxford Farm Labr "died at Ripa.  Dead.  Measles? 13/8/74"
  Mary 33      
  Mary 8      
  Emma 6      
  Annie 4      
  Albert 2      
  Agnes 4 mths      
Greenham Charles 22 Northampt. Stonemason "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Sarah 23      
Roberts Philip 26 Northampt. Bootmaker "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Sarah 27      
  Philip 5      
  Alfred 4      
  Sydney 2      
  Agnes 7 mths     "dead"
Grenfel William Henry 36 Cornwall Labourer "Church Bay"
  Grace 37      
  Matilda 16     T/F Single Women
  Margaretta 14     T/F Single Women
  Mary 8      
  William H. 4      
  Grace Inft      
Parker William K. 49 Lincoln Carpenter "C Bay 10/8/74" "Wanganui"
  Mary Ann 33      
  Anna M. 18     T/F Single Women
  Elizabeth A. 14     T/F Single Women
Robinson William S. 33 Middlesex Painter "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Sarah E. 24      
  William 11      
  Thomas 7      
  James A. 2      
Martin Charles R. 37 Kent Farrier  
  Sophia J 21      
  William 6      
Jones George William 29 Middlesex Carpenter  
  Mary Ann 28      
  Caroline 5      
Gray Ebenezer 30 Bedford Carpenter "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Anna 33      
Rowe John 30 Cornwall Labourer  
  Jane 32      
  William 9      
  Mary Jane 6      
  John 5      
  Annie Inft      
Watts Thomas 29 Cornwall Labourer  
  Margaret S 24      
Woods William 28 Surrey Groom and Stockman "C Bay 10/8/74" "Timaru" "1 Bed Destroyed"
  Sarah 29      
  Marcus William 7 mths      
White James 33 Derbyshire Rail Clerk "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Rebecca 32      
  Mary Ann 10      
Stenning Edwin 43 Sussex Carpentr "C Bay 10/8/74" "Chch Friends"
  Mary M. M. 27      
Darling Edwin 31 Oxford Shoemaker  
  Mary A. 29      
  Edwin 8      
  Winnifred 6      
  Charlotte 4      
  Marian 2      
  Rosina 9 mths      
Sheasby  Thomas 33 Warwick Labourer "Gov Bay"
  Mary 36      
  Sarah A. 15     T/F Single women
  Fredk. 10      
  Emma 8      
  Walter 6      
  Rosanna 4      
  Gertrude E. 2      
Seaton Robert 36 Warwick Labourer  
  Alice 35      
  Alice 10      
  Richard 8      
  William 6      
  Clara 4      
  Mary A 2      
  Thomas Inft.      
Pease John 34 Bucks Shoemaker  
  Harriett 34      
  George Thomas 11      
  Henry J 8      
  Alice L 4      
  Miriam 2      
Goodman George  29 Essex Gardener  
  Emily 30      
  Florence 7      
  Henry 6      
  Laura 4      
  Beatrice 3      
  Frank 1      
Gee Alfred 24 Northampt. Carpenter  
  Alice 24      
Gee William 28 Northampt. Carpenter  
  Sarah J. 27      
  Wm. G. A. 8      
  Edward R. 6      
  Emma S. 3      
  Alice M. 6 wks      
Jeffery Edward 40 Sussex Carpenter  
  Elizabeth 40      
  Mary A. 19     T/F Single Women
  Edward 14     T/F Single Men
  Benjn 12      
  Minnie 9      
  Joseph 7      
Smith Sidney H. 25 Middlesex Carpenter  
  Ann F        
Phillips William 26 Devon  Farm Labourer  
  Mary 29      
Crook William 26 Middlesex Gl Labourer  
  Jane 29      
  Alfred 6      
  Albert 5      
  Ernest 3      
  Frank 3 mths      
Pellett George 27 Kent Farm Labourer  
  Kate 25      
  Beatrice 6 wks     "dead"
Napier William 29 Devon Gardener "Rangiora"
  Harriet 33      
  William 9      
  Arthur 6      
  Ernest 2     "died at Ripa 30/6/74"
Clifford Alfred 27 Sussex Gl Labourer "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Harriet 28      
  Ellen 3      
  Annie 6 mths      
Ostler James 29 Essex Carpenter "sick" "Island"
  Lucy 29      
  Emma 7      
  George 5      
  Harry 3      
Rowe Josiah 29 Cornwall Labourer  
  Margaret 31      
  Margaret Inft     "dead"
Greenway Joseph 28 Wilts Farm Lab. "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Jane 28     "dead"
  Francis 4      
Harding Joseph 55 Harts Farm Lab. "Ashburton"
  Sarah 46      
  Elizabeth 28     T/F single Women
  Alice A. 15     T/F single Women
  Schamus C 12     T/F single men
Gaiger Walter 27 Harts Farm Lab.  
  Mary S. 19      
  Alicia 2      
  Walter W. 8 mths      
Taylor Henry 24 Norfolk Porter / Labourer "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Sarah A. 29      
  Ernest H. 2      
  Sarah E. 10mths      
Harvey Michael 24 Cornwall Labourer "Lyttelton Friends"
  Elizabeth 24      
  Elizabeth  1 3/4     "death at Ripa July 1874"
Christmas John 24 Surrey Bootmaker "Timaru"
  Annie 23      
Hales Michael 36 Middlesex Bootmaker "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Sarah 37      
  James 3      
Abraham John 27 Middlesex Labourer  
  Alice 27      
  Mary A. 5      
  Florence 2      
  John 9 wks      
Griffin John 32 Middlesex Labourer  
  Mary 34      
  Jane 11      
  Elizabeth 9      
  Mary 7      
  Edward 5      
  Ann 3      
  John 6 mths      
Kennedy Thomas 38 Antrim Labourer "left"
  Sarah 31      
  Margaret 6      
  Samuel 3      
  Annie 1      
Heasiman John 30 Middlesex Carman "left"
  Emily 29      
  David 8      
  Ada 8      
  Charles 3      
  Abraham 8 mths      
  Charlotte 8 mths      
Smith Charles 42 Gloster Bookbinder  
  Anne 42      
Cant Charles 52 Essex Carpenter "Chch Friends" "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Mary A.        
  Katherine 21     T/F Single Women
  Walter 15     T/F Single Men
  Ambrose 11      
  Harriet 9      
Christmas William 50 Surrey Gardener "Timaru"
  Sarah 48      
  James 19     T/F Single Men
  Emma 17     T/F single Women
Symons Robert 21 Middlesex Lab. "Church Bay"
  Mary A.        
Gray John 36 Middlesex Lab. "Rakaia"
  Mary 26      
  William J. 7      
  Eliza 6      
  John H. 3      
  Charles 7 mths      
Oliver Thomas 36     "C Bay 10/8/74"
  Jane 29      
  James 10      
  George  8      
  Alice M. 6      
  Catherine 3      
  Alfred 4 mths      
SINGLE MEN          
Cork Alfred 15 Surrey Labourer  
Worsfold Alfred 12 Surrey    
Owens Edward 18 Fermanagh Farm Lab.  
Owens James   Fermanagh Farm Lab.  
Newport Lemuel 15 Oxon Farm Lab.  
Payne William 12 Oxon Farm Lab.  
Jeffery Edward 14 Sussex Farm Lab.  
Jeffery Benjamin 12 Sussex Farm Lab.  
Harding Silvanus 12 Harts Farm Lab.  
Cant Walter 15 Essex Farm Lab.  
Christmas James 19 Surrey Gardener "Timaru"
Hones Charles 37 Essex Porter  
Mantell Walter J. 23 Essex Butcher  
Norgrove John 30 Oxon Carpenter  
Pretty James 19 Harts Shepherd C Bay 10/8/74
Barnes Thomas 40 Sussex Navvy  
Barnes William 17 Harts Navvy  
Cassidy Francis 22 Fermanagh Farm Lab.  
Cook Charles 21 Surrey Labourer  
Cook Herbert 23 Surrey Gardener  
Brown Alfred 22 Middlesex Bricklayer  
Pittman Thomas 19 Glostersh Shoe Riveter  
Payne William 18 Oxon Farm Lab.  
Bussey Harry 21 Middlesex Gl. Labourer  
Cook Caleb 21 Surrey Labourer  
McCann Patrick 20 Fermanagh Farm Lab  
McCann Ann 22 T/F Single Women    
Ashby Frank 25 Northampt. Clicker  
Jennings Roger 27 Devon Carpenter  
Kersey James Henry 21 Middlesex Mill Wright / Sawyer  
Joyce John 21 Middlesex Gl Labourer  
Collins Henry 20 Leicester Bricklayer  
Beames Thomas 28 Oxon Labourer  
Callaghan Edward 21 Middlesex Mason  
Coughlin John 21 Cork Mason  
Weightman Walter 23 Surrey Labourer  
Smith William 21 Surrey Farm Labourer  
Fielding Charles William 19 Bucks Groom  
Journeaux William 23 Jersey Carpentr  
Towner John 28 Sussex Farm Lab.  
Allan Peter 21 Middlesex Gl. Labourer  
Shewry Robert 22 Surrey Gardener  
Castle Elijah 21 Warwick Farm Lab  
Pipes George 32 Leicester Shoemaker / Riveter  
Prosser Albert E. 19 Warwick Boothade? Clicker  
Mahoney William 21 Middlesex Gl. Labourer  
Mankell Jno. T 22 Surrey Plasterer  
Spurden Walter 21 Norfolk Miller  
Kurze John 21 Somerset Farmer and Butcher  
Hartnell John 21 Somerset Farmer and Butcher  
Hammond  Edward 21 Suffolk Blacksmith  
Hofmeister John 24 Germany Cabinetmaker  
Lake William 19 Someset Gardener  
Ingram George 20 Lincoln Farm Labr.  
Payling George 18 Harts Gardener  
Jones Frederic 18 Northampt. Labourer  
Binnie William 21 Glamorgansh Rope Spinner  
Pellow James 30 Cornwall Stone Mason  
SINGLE WOMEN          
Baldwin Mary 13 Harts    
Cook Emily 13 Surrey    
Owens Margaret 16 Fermanagh Servant  
Newport Fanny 25 Oxon  Servant  
Newport Eva 13 Oxon  Servant  
Grenfel Matilda 16 Cornwall Servant  
Grenfel Margaretta 14 Cornwall Servant  
Parker Anna M. 18 Lincoln Servant "Wanganui"
Parker Elizabeth 14 Lincoln   "Wanganui"
Sheasby Sarah A. 15 Warwick    
Jeffery Mary A. 19 Sussex Servant  
Harding Elizabeth 28 Harts Servant  
Harding Alice 15 Harts Servant  
Cant Katherine 21 Essex Servant  
Christmas Emma 17 Surrey Servant  
McCann Ann 22 Fermanagh Servant  
McBryan Mary 19 Fermanagh Servant  
McKenna Mary 15 Fermanagh Servant  
Cassidy Mary 19 Fermanagh Servant  
Cassidy Catherine 17 Fermanagh Servant  
Maguire Ann 24 Fermanagh Servant  
Maguire Rosanna 22 Fermanagh Servant  
Chambers Mary 24 Warwick Cook  
Watts Elizabeth 20 Cambridge Tailoress  
Rudd Eliza M. 18 Middlesex Servant  
Reilly Hannah 20 Fermanagh Dairymaid  
Overton  Frances 22 Lincolnsh. Cook  
Albrecht G. Maigt 21 Germany Gl. Servant  
Rose Emma 21 Kent Gl. Servant  
Moore Eliza J. 23 Kent Gl. Servant  
McCabe Sarah 27 Cavan Card feeders  
McCabe Catherine 25 Cavan Card feeders