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Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« on: Thursday 03 September 15 15:49 BST (UK) »
This was posted on the Forest of Dean forum site in 2011.

Curious why many left for New Zealand? (General)
by Carolann_nz, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 05:41 (1591 days ago) @ J.Orr

My Barnett ancestors originally came from Dixton/Staunton area with the first family (Henry and Jane and 6 children) emigrating in 1863. Henry's brother Edwin with wife Charlotte and 4 children followed them in 1867. I am descended from the daughter of Henry and Edwin's brother James. James died in 1853, but 2 of his children joined their uncles in New Zealand: James in 1870 and my great grandmother Sarah in 1876.

So in the space of 13 years virtually the whole family had left the Forest of Dean and re-grouped in the Christchurch area of New Zealand.

I replied that they were part of my Barnett family but did not get a response, it was 4 years later after all.

I wonder if the correspondent no longer uses that forum, but maybe they are on Rootschat.

I should love to hear from you if you are.

Bookless,Varty, Collins, Birchall, Nicholson, Corlett, Barnett

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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 September 15 20:51 BST (UK) »
Hello,

What sort of information are you looking for? maybe folk here can help you if you tell us   :D :D

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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 September 15 22:24 BST (UK) »
Hi mientajb

Can't unfortunately help you with locating the researcher in the Forest of Dean forum, but there are numerous "online trees" (at ancestry.com site) for "Henry BARNETT (wife, Jane LEWIS) and Edwin BARNETT (wife, Charlotte HALL) - the sons of William BARNETT and Mary Ann KNIGHT".

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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 03 September 15 23:04 BST (UK) »
Hi there. We have been quite successful in doing the research for the Barnetts who stayed in the UK. What I should really like to do is to contact the descendants of those people who went out to New Zealand. I should like to understand what the voyage was like, what happened when they first arrived. What life was like in their new home in Le Bon Bay, I think. How well did they thrive in New Zealand and what relatives I have there now. Did they take photographs of the people that they left behind as we have none. Are there photographs from when they landed.

I have a whole group of relatives in a country far away and yet I know very little about them.
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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 September 15 23:37 BST (UK) »
Have you tired  http://www.akaroamuseum.org.nz/contactus.aspx  for photo's?  They may hold some info on the local families of Le Bons Bay (Old stamping ground for me as a child)  Not many families lived over there, but they certainly made their way over to Akaora from all the other surrounding Bays like Pigeon Bay etc to get married even some buried there.
TEW family of Leire/Leicester and New Zealand
MERRICKS of Stafford/Birmingham
PENTECOST of Surrey and New Zealand
POTENTIER of France, England and Canada
WATKINS of London and New Zealand
WHITAKER of Guiseley Yorkshire and New Zealand
LYALL, of Dundee, Caithness and New Zealand

And far too many to add

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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 September 15 23:40 BST (UK) »
TEW family of Leire/Leicester and New Zealand
MERRICKS of Stafford/Birmingham
PENTECOST of Surrey and New Zealand
POTENTIER of France, England and Canada
WATKINS of London and New Zealand
WHITAKER of Guiseley Yorkshire and New Zealand
LYALL, of Dundee, Caithness and New Zealand

And far too many to add

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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 September 15 00:31 BST (UK) »
http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc03Cycl-t1-body1-d6-d7-d2.html

^  Henry BARNETT, junior (... gives a little information on his father Henry, also).

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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #7 on: Friday 04 September 15 00:37 BST (UK) »

 What I should really like to do is to contact the descendants of those people who went out to New Zealand.


Hi again

Making contact with those researchers who have "trees" online at the ancestry.com website (as mentioned previously), would hopefully assist in "getting in touch with descendants".    ;)

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Re: Barnetts of Staunton/ Dixton
« Reply #8 on: Friday 04 September 15 00:46 BST (UK) »
Our PapersPast website (New Zealand historical newspapers) is a wonderful site to seek out information.  ;)

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

As an example > here is the Obituary for Henry BARNETT junior (s/o Henry and Jane).

"Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser" (Canterbury)  - 5 June 1936 - page 2 -- Henry BARNETT

and - the same newspaper - 4 August 1936 - page 3 -  New Church  ("search on Henry Barnett").

Also > "Evening Post" (Wellington) - 30 June 1936 - page 8 -- Valuable Estate

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