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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #9 on: Friday 02 December 16 00:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi Redwolf,

To avoid duplication of research and to keep all your discoveries in the same basket, so to speak, I would recommend that you continue using only your topic on the Australia Board. Passenger records into Australia are more likely to provide the answer to your question.

FindmyPast might help with shipping records into Australia.
http://www.findmypast.com/

I would suggest you try a large local library or similar that has access to Ancestry, and search the various UK Census databases for Harold and Jane MERRICK and their family, and Sydney Harold NELSON.

Ancestry might also have marriage records, as might FreeBMD or the LDS.
http://www.freebmd.org.uk/
https://familysearch.org/search

Good luck with your research.

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 08 July 17 04:26 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

I dont know how helpful this may be but my granddad was William Lister Elvy and my mum may have some information that may help?
She is living in Wellington now and I have listed her email below is case you might want to get in contact with her.

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 07 December 17 01:11 GMT (UK) »
Trying to find information on the Elvy part of my family. This is my great grandmother on my mother's side.

My GG's name was Gladys Marion Elvy. She was born in Christchurch on 26/8/1892 and died in Sydney in 1974.

Her father was Harold Nelson Elvy (1849-1927) and her mother was Jane Susan Merrick (1870-1942).
She apparently had a brother called David Claude Elvy.

Gladys married James Arthur Strachan(McKenzie) on 16/111/1912 at St. Barnabas Church of England, Sydney, NSW.

Harold Nelson Elvy's father was apparently Sydney Harold Nelson.

Am trying to find out more information about the above people as in date of marriage between Harold and Jane as well as actual birth and death dates for them. Obviously would like to go further back if possible.

Finally my mother and I are trying to find out when and how Gladys and I guess her family got to Australia.

Thanks

I hope I am not duplicating info, but it seems to me that Gladys’ parents did not settle in Australia. 

New Zealand’s Papers Past website:

Press 15 Jan 1942
Deaths
ELVY - On January 14, 1942, at her residence, 42 Leitch street, Spreydon, Jane, widow of the late Harold Elvy; in her 74th year. (Suddenly)

Otago Daily Times, 8 June 1926
Christchurch  June 7 …. This morning in the Magistrate’s Court .... Detectives …. Raided …. A booking making business……. Fined £2 ….. (long list of names) …. Harold Nelson Elvy, aged 59, piano tuner. 

NZ BDM deaths  https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/
14 January 1942 Jane Susan ELVY  aged 73 years  #19915
24 May 1927 Harold Nelson ELVY aged 59 years #3492

I understand that NZBDM PRINTOUTS are the better option for family history searchings.  I should add that I have several generations of ancestors who frequently travelled back and forth NSW - NZ and I rely on their personal diaries for dates of travel rather than on finding full details in shipping lists either in NSW or NZ.   There can be some sightings at the mariners website (an ongoing project) :  http://marinersandships.com.au/   

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 07 December 17 01:26 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for those details.

:)

Matt
Borlands from Scotland, Hiltons from England & Platts from England at this stage. Have others to look for as well at some stage :)

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Re: Elvy Family
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 07 December 17 05:49 GMT (UK) »
Maybe surplus to requirements but in case you don't have this........


Funeral notice of Harold Nelson ELVY……

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19270526.2.131.8?query=harold%20elvy

Not sure if all of these children are siblings.......

1908/10369   Elvy   Myrtle Ada   Jane Susan   Harold Nelson   -   

1898/5552   Elvy   Sydney Harold   Jane   Harold Nelson   -   

1904/9429   Elvy   Vera Jane   Jane Susan   Harold Nelson   -   

1894/702   Elvy   Herbert Leonard   Jane   Harold Nelson   -   

1891/7172   Elvy   David Claude   Jane   Harold   -   

1897/2281   Elvy   Doris Minnie   Jane   Harold Nelson   -   

1895/7627   Elvy   Gordon Stanley   Jane Susan   Harold   -   

1915/9519   Elvy   Bertha Eileen Tottie   Jane   Harold Nelson   -   

1910/5298   Elvy   Phyllis Maud   Jane   Harold Nelson   -   

1928**/7142   Elvy   Gladys Marion   Jane Susan   Harold Nelson   -   

1902/4459   Elvy   William Lister   Jane   Harold Nelson   

**Actual date of birth:28.8.1892.


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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: Elvy Family
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 07 December 17 06:05 GMT (UK) »
Ooops! Sorry Janette. I see I have duplicated some of your information.

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: Elvy Family
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 07 December 17 06:39 GMT (UK) »
Ooops! Sorry Janette. I see I have duplicated some of your information.

Minniehaha.

No problem it is not the easiest thread to follow

Cheers Janette