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DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« on: Wednesday 03 February 16 23:57 GMT (UK) »
As assisted immigrants, Robert and Isabella DRYSDALE  arrived at Port Chalmers on the Pladda on 8.9.1861. I am assuming they were a married couple.

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=OW18610810.2.8&srpos=1&e=-08-1861--08-1861--10-ODT%2cOW-1----2drysdale-ARTICLE-

A Robert Drysdale died on 12.10.1865, buried in the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin. He was aged 46 years, therefore born about 1819. A farmer, born in Scotland. Years in New Zealand, three.

A Jane Drysdale, born Scotland was buried in the same plot. She died on 12.1.1884, aged 62, therefore born about 1822.

When searching for the death of an Isabella Drysdale, the NZ BDM index brought up Isabella SNEDDON.

Isabella Sneddon died on 27.6.1880, buried East Taieri Cemetery. She was aged 60 years, therefore born about 1820. Cemetery records show her as "wife of David". Native of Scotland.

Her funeral notice: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ESD18800628.2.20.2&srpos=1&e=--1880---1880--10-ESD%2cODT%2cOW-1----2+sneddon--

I have not found a marriage for Isabella Drysdale to David Sneddon in New Zealand.

At this stage I would prefer not to purchase any printouts as I really need more information, if possible, to determine whether or not these Drysdales are indeed "mine", although I realise that this may be a tall order given the short amount of time Robert, Isabella & Jane lived in New Zealand.

My family would have come from Midlothian.

Were the Robert & Isabella Drysdale who arrived together in 1861, the same Robert who died in 1865 and Isabella Sneddon who died in 1880? And was Jane Drysdale a sister of Robert?

I look forward to your response...........


MInniehaha.



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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 February 16 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Good Afternoon,

The Robert who died in 1865 left a will - and his wife is named as Jane.
This will has been indexed so you can look it up on Family Search.

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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 February 16 02:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Jean. That takes care of the 1865 Robert Drysdale nicely. Always good to have another pair of eyes on the job.  :D

Minniehaha.

HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
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NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 February 16 02:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Minnie,

There are four trees on line for Isabella and David Sneddon.   This marriage took place February 1841, in New Monkland, Lanark, Scotland.   One tree has parents as William Drysdale and Jane Cowie. This Isabella was born April 1821, Perthshire, Scotland and was still in Scotland in 1864.

Does this save you some pennies? :)


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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 February 16 03:08 GMT (UK) »
Hello KHP,

Yes, thank you for your input. Every little bit helps.

This Isabella does not therefore belong to the Robert Drysdale who arrived in 1861. Odd though that BDM throws up Sneddon when you look for the death of Isabella Drysdale.  ???

Back to the drawingboard............ :)

Minniehaha.

HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 February 16 03:39 GMT (UK) »
Always eluding us.   Could it be possible that Isabella died and that Robert remarried?  Or are we looking at a different Robert?

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KHP
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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 February 16 04:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi KHP,

I have no idea where to go with this one now.

I wonder where these children were born?

1870/39944   Drysdale   NR   Isabella   Robert   -   
1864/19929   Drysdale   Robert   Isabella   Robert   -   
1868/30225   Drysdale   James   Isabella   Robert   -   
1872/34324   Drysdale   NR   Isabella   Robert   -   
1866/30861   Drysdale   William   Isabella   Robert

Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 February 16 04:40 GMT (UK) »

When searching for the death of an Isabella Drysdale, the NZ BDM index brought up Isabella SNEDDON.

Isabella Sneddon died on 27.6.1880, buried East Taieri Cemetery. She was aged 60 years, therefore born about 1820. Cemetery records show her as "wife of David". Native of Scotland.

Her funeral notice: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ESD18800628.2.20.2&srpos=1&e=--1880---1880--10-ESD%2cODT%2cOW-1----2+sneddon--

I have not found a marriage for Isabella Drysdale to David Sneddon in New Zealand.

Isabella SNEDDON
Additional info :  [Source: Burial record ex cemetery]
(Formerly DRYSDALE)  - d/o John DRYSDALE and Anne nee MARSHALL.
Married David SNEDDON at age 20 at Airdrie, Scotland :   Issue :   4 daughters / 3 sons :
Lived in New Zealand for 5 months.

[* My Note :  Appear to have arrived per ship "Canterbury" to Otago on 27 January 1880.  Isabella and David SNEDDON (miner) ex Larnarkshire - aged 53 and 55 years respectively ("ages" possibly tweaked ?)
Fare was paid in the Colony. ]

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Re: DRYSDALE family: Sorting them out..........
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 February 16 05:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi KHP,

I have no idea where to go with this one now.

I wonder where these children were born?

1870/39944   Drysdale   NR   Isabella   Robert   -   
1864/19929   Drysdale   Robert   Isabella   Robert   -   
1868/30225   Drysdale   James   Isabella   Robert   -   
1872/34324   Drysdale   NR   Isabella   Robert   -   
1866/30861   Drysdale   William   Isabella   Robert

Minniehaha.

Not sure, but I am guessing it could possibly be Otago .... mind you I am only going by the Robert Drysdale that is showing on the E/R's from 1870/1871. Don't quote me please ;D  Lu will put me on the right track.

Cheers
KHP
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