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New Zealand Completed Requests / Jonathan Bell - Rangiora, Canterbury
« on: Friday 13 October 06 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Hello all,
I'm a new lister from England. Have come across a Jonathan Bell, christened 12 Aug 1832 in East Allington, Lincolnshire. I have an address for him, sometime in the 1850/60's, at Foston Farm, Rangiora, Canterbury NZ.
There is a family story that he became, or was, a watchmaker in New Zealand, probably about the 1850's, although I do not have an emigration year or any further information on him.
Does this 'ring a bell' with anyone?

(This a double hit, also on the KIWIGEN page, hope you don't mind)

Yorkshire (East Riding & York) Lookup Requests / Scolesby?
« on: Monday 17 April 06 15:46 BST (UK)  »
In the 1851 census, reference HO107/235?5, Henry Durham shows his birthplace as Scolesby, Yorks.
Googling does not show up a location, nor the map references I have searched. There is a passing reference connected with an area between Doncaster and Sheffield, but can anyone tell me where Scolesby is, or was - or what the right spelling should be?


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