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Offline Janette

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 25 August 11 04:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Neroli,

The Auckland City Library website has

Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals 1838-1889

Name TAYLOR, D 
Vessel JOHN WESLEY: Oct 5 1850 
Notes Title: Mr 

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 25 August 11 04:19 BST (UK) »
Lots still to explore at PapersPast.   ;)

[Some useful info also sometimes appears in the guise of "advertisements " - so be sure to check those out also.]

"Auckland Star" - 18 December 1876 - Page 2 / Col. 3

Notes from the Course:  ... talks of a horse named Tui .... who does credit to Donald TAYLOR's tuition.

'Auckland Star"  - 14 May 1883 - page 3 / Col. 5

A Bankruptcy Notice - Donald TAYLOR of Epsom, near Auckland, Horse Trainer

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 25 August 11 04:22 BST (UK) »
More    ....

(... and this one gives helpful family information -- Jockey WOOD, his 85-year-old grandfather Donald TAYLOR and his uncle Dugald TAYLOR, all mentioned.)

"Observer" - 9 June 1917 - Late Racing

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 25 August 11 04:27 BST (UK) »
Hi neroli

It might even pay to contact The Auckland Racing Club

http://www.aucklandracingclub.ellerslie.co.nz/history-of-auckland-racing-club.html

Cheers Janette

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 25 August 11 04:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Neroli

I see you are in Hamilton so maybe have access to old Auckland / Waikato,  newspapers ?

Given the ripe ages that Donald and Mary Jane lived to, it's quite possible that obituaries for them were published (Donald TAYLOR, especially.)  Worth checking for.   ;)

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 25 August 11 04:36 BST (UK) »
... and harping on Donald's longevity again ... it's possible he may have been made a life member of a racing club ?

PapersPast will probably give you an indication of where (the area), he spent most time and a better idea of what associations / clubs you could approach.

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 25 August 11 05:47 BST (UK) »
I have just spent an interesting couple of hours looking through Past Papers. Was supposed to be washing windows but this is much more interesting :D

Such a lot of information. Seems he lived in Napier, Thames, Whanganui, Australia and Auckland for the majority of the time. Interesting that there is mention of my grandfather Reg Wood as a young jockey :)

Thanks for all your help this has got me fired up to keep looking!
Sheehan-Ireland, NZ
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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 25 August 11 06:07 BST (UK) »
Yes, forget washing windows  ... and stay fired up !  Family history is far MORE important.    :D

Glad you've had some luck.

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Re: Donald Taylor, Mary Jane Jarvis
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 25 August 11 07:03 BST (UK) »
Purchase their death certificates and lots more information will be revealed.