Any assistance on the following will be greatly appreciated, as I am unfamilar with research in Lancashire.
My ancestor Richard James Owen was born 31 May 1860 West Derby and christened 28 Sep 1862 at St Paul Liverpool. His Parents James Owen ( son of John) & Clara Ann Middleton ( dau of Peter Middleton) were married 4 Oct 1853 Shandon Cork, Ireland.
The marriage record itself I find confusing as the only electoral record Ive found in 1861 which matches this family in Everton, says the whole family born Liverpool. Was it common for the English to go to Ireland to marry?
Richard at some stage imigrated to New Zealand by 1890 when he married here. I am unclear if James and Clara went also, some records back this and some dont. However I found a Newspaper article which may or may not be a lead.
Deaths. Auckland Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 234, 4 October 1898, Page 8 OWEN.-At the residence of his daughter Mrs J. F. Smyth, Mary-street, Mt. Eden, James Owen; aged 69 years; son of John Owen, Esq., of Tue Brook Villa, Liverpool.-Liverpool and Melbourne papers please copy. By request no mourning will be worn.
( Richard James Owen died the same year 1898 aged about 38)
Hence trying to find any information on the Owens that ran Tue Brook Villa
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