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New Zealand / Re: Wellington Archives Intention to Marry look up.
« on: Monday 16 October 17 08:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi Daniel,

Yes, you did, and Minniehaha's information helped as well. :)

Spades


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New Zealand / Re: Wellington Archives Intention to Marry look up.
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 04:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi Daniel,

I can get this file for you.

Thanks for the names and the precise date of marriage, Minniehaha. ;) 8)

Spades

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New Zealand / Re: Mercer Family arrival in New Zealand
« on: Monday 09 October 17 06:38 BST (UK)  »
The connection to Waiau would suggest an arrival at Lyttelton but a focused search of Papers Past doesn't provide any firm candidates, nor does Family Search, although a single female named Sarah MERCER arrived per the Berar within the search period given.

New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973
https://beta.familysearch.org/search/collection/1609792

Spades

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New Zealand / Re: Mercer Family arrival in New Zealand
« on: Monday 09 October 17 05:37 BST (UK)  »
Hi Daniel,

Can you provide any more information about this family in New Zealand, please?

What port they might have arrived in or earliest residence in the country?
Was Sarah MERCER nee PROCTOR a widow when the family arrived here?
Occupations, interests?
Places of marriage and death of Sarah and her children?

Answers to these questions will help a great deal.

Spades

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Archives lookup please HOOK
« on: Monday 02 October 17 08:33 BST (UK)  »
A little information on HMS Spy brig, 3 guns:
http://www.pdavis.nl/ShowShip.php?id=2111

More here, with description of voyages:
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/S/04379.html

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Archives lookup please HOOK
« on: Monday 02 October 17 08:24 BST (UK)  »

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Archives lookup please HOOK
« on: Monday 02 October 17 08:17 BST (UK)  »
I don't about the Royal Navy but the British Army certainly had Discharge Papers (they usually provided a physical description of the veteran soldier to avoid impersonation and to ensure they paid their pension monies to the correct individual presenting himself to collect it!).

So I think he was being truthful. Another thing to enquire about.

Can anyone find any record of a Lewis HOOK serving in the Royal Navy circa 1840-1854?

Spades


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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Wgtn Archives lookup please
« on: Monday 02 October 17 07:01 BST (UK)  »
My pleasure, Carol. Pleased the file solved your long-standing brick wall. ;D 8)

Janette  :P :P ;D

Spades (name added having belatedly realized that otherwise I might be seen as having a gender identity crisis...mumble  ::))

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