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Live in Rotorua
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No longer together
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William was a Potter - Marriage Cert.Alfred and Ann
Lived at 9 Well St. Hanley at time of marriage.
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Ann was a burnisher
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William Jnr. was a Potter like his father
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Sophia was a paintress
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Stated he was 44 years on mother's death certificate - only child. Bricklayer. The witnesse s at John & Mary's marriage were John's cousin, Walter Austin, a Potter of Sydenham and Nelli e Hobbs of Sydenham.
John is burried in the Geraldine Cemetry- Row 2, 523.
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Some facts about the name "Shirley" - The man who fathered the most illegitimate chn. in Eng land was a Shirley; the last aristocrat hanged in England was a Shirley; the family name o f Earl de Ferrars, the Earl of Derby, is Shirley; there are 3 main branches of Shirley in Eng land; the main line can be traced back to Baron Saswalu in the 11th century.
The Will of Joseph, grocer: Premises to wife Susannah for life. Contents to Susannah absolute ly.
7 pounds pa to son John; small amounts to: Mary, wife of Thomas Whieldon, daughter Susammah B uxton, wife of John Buxton, son Emmanuel Shirley, "Standales" in Calton to William Shirle y & son-in-law Thomas jointly. This Will was written 18/2/1834, proved 1842.
In 1841 Joseph was a Grocer, Waterfall.
Shirley Family Tree on file. (Glenda)
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1861 census - His occupation was a bridle cutter and he lived at Hatherton Street, Walsall.
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"An interesting marriage was celebrated on August 7, 1901, when quite a number of friends gat hered at the residence of Mrs Gibbard, Madras Street, St.Albans, Christchurch, to witness th e marriage of Miss Daisy Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Mr Esau Gibbard, of Denniston , to Mr E.J. Buxton, of St. Albans. The bride was tastefully attired, and looked bright, int eresting and happy. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C.E.Ward. After the Service th e bridal party were entertained at an excellent breakfast, when toasts were proposed by Messr s. Gibbard and Buxton and the Rev. C.E.Ward. All present joined in wishing Mr and Mrs Buxto n a long, happy and successful life."
Unfortunately, Daisy died of an hydatids cyst on 26 October 1905 and is buried with her mothe r at Linwood Cemetery.
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Moses Ayrton was a Methodist Minister from Yeadon, Yorkshire, UK. He must have come to NZ ab out 1912.
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Sponsors - James & Susanna Watts. The family lived at Avonside at this time. The father, Ben jamin, was a Groom.
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Our informant, Barry Brungar, writes - " According to Electoral Rolls & Wises, Harry CHIVERSO N, was in Blenheim around the time of his uncle's birth (Henry Charles CHEVESON) in 1891 bu t then he showed up back down in Winchester for a while with his parents.... no doubt it woul d have been wise for him to scarper out of Blenheim while the heat was on He was a groom i n a livery stable and later went into the cartage business in both Wellington and Blenheim an d for some reason he and Margaret decided to move up to the Taumarunui area around 1910 and t hey bought (or built) a Boarding House at Ohura where he died 5 months before his father, Ben jamin." Harry lived with Margaret Campbell from 1900 till his death in 1922.
Harry's Will reads - Harry Chiverson, also known as Henry Chiverson.
I, Harry Chiverson of Ohura do make this as & for my last Will hereby provoking all former Wi lls. I leave all my property to Margaret Campbell who has lived with me as my wife. Dated t his 8th day of January, 1922. Cash in Bank 33 pounds
Furniture & Effects 24 pounds
Live & Dead Stock 71 pounds 10shgs
Book Debts 40 pounds
Freeholds 40 pounds
Total 208 pounds 10shgs.