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COMPLETED WITH THANKS KEEFFE to NZ in 1865 and where did they go to!
« on: Thursday 13 November 08 05:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

From the passenger list for The Armstrong, arriving Auckland Feb 1865, I have found where John Keeffe, and his wife Ellen, together with their children, Patrick, John, Julia, Michael and Ellen arrived in NZ.  I descend from the lad, John, born in Dublin Ireland c1858.  John came to NSW when 18, where he then married in 1878.  I am interested in finding out more about his siblings, and perhaps the following info will assist:

John Keeffe (the head of this family) had a military background, perhaps 55th regiment, but not sure.  Ellen Keeffe (his wife) was probably born Ellen Donoghue (as per her son’s NSW marriage and death certs).  Ellen died in Auckland March 1876, and it was her son John who made the arrangements, so I do not know where her husband or her eldest son was. (This is from my oral history).  I do not know if her widower husband re-married, but he may have – perhaps Bridget may be name of his second partner.

I think Patrick married a lass with surname Storey.  I think either Patrick died or there may have been a divorce, however I think Mrs Patrick Storey (Emily?) remarried, to a Robert Mitchell McLean. 

On the Auckland Cenotaph website is a K I A in France WW1, with his photo from newspaper perhaps.  That image is spit of my first cousin.  The lad was Albert Keeffe, and his next of kin was Mrs R McLean.   I am seeking confirmation about his parents.

I think Julia Keeffe married a chap with surname Vazey or Vasey, and that either she, or her children kept in very regular contact with my NSW forebears, at least until perhaps the 1940’s.

I am sure that Michael Keeffe lived to a very old age, (this is from my oral history), and was “on the land”.

My late Gran (1887-1962) spent much of her youth in Auckland, as both her parents died in the late 1890’s in Sydney and she was sent to her NZ family, where she was “finished” and did some nursing training.

So, I am seeking clues to advance my searching for information about this family. 

I am in NSW Australia, and I thank you for taking the time to read this posting.

Cheers, from across the ditch, I enjoy that reference to the Tasman Sea, for I have not yet found the passenger lists to show how my great grandfather got from Auckland to Sydney, and often wonder it he perhaps had to hitch a ride across somehow!  On other lines on my tree I have other NZ forebears, and they too may have found alternative ways to cross that ditch for the passenger lists between NZ and AUS  have been diligently searched and none of my forebears details found as yet.
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Re: KEEFFE to NZ in 1865 and where did they go to!
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:01 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Will check the other (pm) stuff tomorrow or early next week :)

NZ Marriages 1836 -1956

Year   1889
Folio   1968
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Names   Patrick
Sex   M
Spouse   STOREY, Ethel Emily

Nothing for Ethel Emily Keeffe

Year   1876
Folio   1669
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Names   Julia
Sex   F
Spouse   VASEY, Edward

However


Year   1911
Folio   4340
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Names   Ellen Emily
Sex   F
Spouse   COUNIHAN, Edmund

Year   1912
Folio   1908
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Names   Ethel Emily
Sex   F
Spouse   McLEAN, Robert Mitchell

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Re: KEEFFE to NZ in 1865 and where did they go to!
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Del,

It seems my oral history has some basis, I appreciate your efforts!

Cheers,

GGD of Mary Ann
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Re: KEEFFE to NZ in 1865 and where did they go to!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:12 GMT (UK) »
1893 NZ Elec Roll

Surname   KEEFFE
Given Name   Daniel
Number   1818
Electorate   Timaru
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Levels Plain
Occupation   Labourer
   
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Name   Maggie
Number   6661
Electorate   Dunedin
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Athol Pl Dunedin
Occupation   Tailoress
   
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Name   Rosa
Number   6662
Electorate   Dunedin
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Athol Pl Dunedin
Occupation   Housekeeper
   
note change in spelling

Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   Patrick
Number   1756
Electorate   Bay of Islands
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Kawakawa
Occupation   Carter
   
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   William
Number   6805
Electorate   Wellington
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Molesworth St
Occupation   Clerk
   
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   John
Number   6803
Electorate   Wellington
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Molesworth St
Occupation   Night watchman
   
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   Michael
Number   7024
Electorate   City of Auckland
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Hargreaves St
Occupation   Manager
   
Surname   KEEFF
Given Name   Patrick
Number   4943
Electorate   Waiapu
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Mohaka
Occupation   Shepherd
   
Surname   KEEFF
Given Name   Patrick
Number   1845
Electorate   Waiapu
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Mohaka
Occupation   Shepherd

Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   Patrick
Number   1756
Electorate   Bay of Islands
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Kawakawa
Occupation   Carter
      
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   Michael
Number   7024
Electorate   City of Auckland
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Hargreaves St
Occupation   Manager
   
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   Emilie
Number   1462
Electorate   Bay of Plenty
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Tauranga
Occupation   Domestic duties
   
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   John
Number   1460
Electorate   Bay of Plenty
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Tauranga
Occupation   Shoemaker
   
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   John
Number   2068
Electorate   Masterton
Voting Qualification   Residential
Residential Address   Masterton
Occupation   Labourer
   
Surname   KEEFE
Given Name   John
Number   1817
Electorate   Timaru
Voting Qualification   Freehold
Residential Address   Kerrytown
Occupation   Carter
Property Detail   Rural sec. 20,872, Kerry Rd

Other first names with these different spellings, if we get hit anywhere I can re-check.
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Re: KEEFFE to NZ in 1865 and where did they go to!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:19 GMT (UK) »
Hmmm......

1881 NZ Elec Roll

Electorate   Dunedin Central
Number   597
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   Athol Place
Occupation   Carter
   
Electorate   Bruce
Number   707
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   North Branch
Occupation   Miner
   
Electorate   Marsden
Number   715
Surname   KEEFFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   Whangarei
Occupation   Waiter
   
Alternate spelling

Electorate   Coromandel
Number   1531
Surname   KEEFE
Given Names   Michael
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   Mercury Bay
Occupation   Bushman
   
Electorate   Coromandel
Number   1532
Surname   KEEFE
Given Names   Patrick
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   Mercury Bay
Occupation   Bushman
   
Electorate   Auckland West
Number   396
Surname   KEEFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   Union Street
Occupation   Labourer
   
Electorate   Gladstone
Number   427
Surname   KEEFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Freehold
Place Of Residence   Kerrytown
Occupation   Farmer
For Property Qualification   20 acres, section 20872, Kerry road
   
Electorate   Te Aro
Number   535
Surname   KEEFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   Webb Street
Occupation   Nightwatchman
   
Electorate   Tauranga
Number   546
Surname   KEEFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   Tauranga
Occupation   Shoemaker
   
Electorate   Awarua
Number   725
Surname   KEEFE
Given Names   John
Nature Of Qualification   Residential
Place Of Residence   South Invercargill
Occupation   Labourer
   
Cheers
Del   
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Re: KEEFFE to NZ in 1865 and where did they go to!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Del,

I am not sure, but the following address is in my memory banks from over 45 years ago, when I was a wee lass !

10 Union St Auckland.  I think this would have belonged to the period say 1870 to at least 1910. I have always associated it with the Keeffe family, but tis only my memory, not based on any documentation at all!

On the other hand, this family were associated with my Fencible lot too, so perhaps that address is to do with them.  The Fencible surnames were: ALLEN, CRUISE, PILCHER and variations on that spelling.  Bootmaker was the most usual occupation mentioned, but that too is oral history.

Cheers, and many thanks for these clues.  I appreciate your efforts.  

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Again,

Could you please let me know how I figure out if those electorates are near Auckland? 

Thanks

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Re: KEEFFE to NZ in 1865 and where did they go to!
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:28 GMT (UK) »
lol, you have a john in union street in an auckland area, and a john who is a shoemaker, maybe I have made more questions.

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13 November 08 06:33 GMT (UK) »
I dont have a list  of all electorate areas, but if you check back with the board, myself or others will help.

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Saunders/Sanders,Owen,Owens,Darrach,Wilson, Cardon,Gurney,Edwards, Holmes,Smith, Ohlson,Homewood,Shaw,Semple,Merrill,Smithyman,McCallum,Winslade,Morton,Hill,Donahoe,Inglis, Moore, Morgan, Lawrence/Laurence, Owen, Owens, Skelton,Steele, Caldwell, Wood, Parish,Read,Donaldson, Hill,Farren,Carnley, Bradford, Dugard, Lindsell, Restall, Plus many many more surnames, varied countries