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Offline Tommo50

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Re: Vet Ltn George Henderson
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 19:44 GMT (UK) »
George Henderson and Elizabeth Shore - my Great Grandparents - separated around 1918 ,had been living in Temuka

we know very little of him.


 ... just diverting from search for "Mrs F. Henderson" ...

*   Can you provide what details you do already have of George, please ? 
(It saves us having to dig further.  ;) )

    ~  Lu

Yep - George was born 12 Nov 1870 son of James and Jane Henderson - Farmers and later Publicans of Berwick East Taieri Otago
On returning from the Boer War he Married Liz (Elizabeth Shore)
1904 - had 4 children Jane ,Lilly ,Len and Jonathon
George managed dairy factories around Timaru and Temuka also West Coast
Won many trophies for his cheese !
after they separated and Liz moved north 1919 we lost track of George
It seems he retired to Levin - living around Beach Rd
Details on his death notification to the army were given by Mr W Cressey of Levin
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Re: Vet Ltn George Henderson
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tommo

*  Do you have the marriage record (certificate or printout) for George's marriage to Elizabeth SHORE ?
[This would tell us if George was a widower when he married in 1904.    ]

*   What info do you have for Elizabeth - e.g.   was she born in NZ ?  date of death ?  who were her children ?

   ~  Lu

George is listed as a bachelor

Liz was born in Otago  1870 ,died in Cambridge 1972  -Liz lived with James Helm for the remainder of her life. My Grandmother was her daughter Lilly-Helen. My Grandmother "Never" spoke of her father !
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Re: Vet Ltn George Henderson
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 20:01 GMT (UK) »
I'm wondering if Mrs F Henderson filled out Immigration or arrival forms in 1902 ?
if there are marriage records in Sth Africa in the vicinity of the 9th Contingent camp?
if the army had any record of the outcome- the chaplain perhaps?

a fascinating story .
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Re: Vet Ltn George Henderson
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 20:02 GMT (UK) »
... ooh I do like a man who makes good cheese ... I just love cheese !  ;D

Thanks for additional info Tommo, it helps a lot.   ;)

Will keep digging.

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Re: Vet Ltn George Henderson
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 20:08 GMT (UK) »
George wrote home to friends in Whangarei  1901

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NA19010622.2.21?query=trooper henderson


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Re: Vet Ltn George Henderson
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 20 December 17 22:38 GMT (UK) »
I'm wondering if Mrs F Henderson filled out Immigration or arrival forms in 1902 ?
if there are marriage records in Sth Africa in the vicinity of the 9th Contingent camp?
if the army had any record of the outcome- the chaplain perhaps?

a fascinating story .

Fascinating indeed.  ;)

*  "possible immigration or arrival form for Mrs F.  HENDERSON - 1902".

A.   I'm not too sure about what survives in the way of that type of record - I imagine (from all the searching I've ever done here) that we have only the "NZ Immigration Passenger Lists" (available at FamilySearch site) to rely on ?

A.   Sorry, can't help with South African marriages (but perhaps post a question on the South Africa board, here at RootsChat ?)

A.   Would think any correspondence re: finding George, would have appeared on his Army file ?

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If "Mrs F. HENDERSON" maybe returned to South Africa in 1902 or 1903, she might have been included in the applications for entry permits into SA ?
Found the following at Archway (NZ Archives website).

The first paragraph talks of "non-military New Zealanders" ... but by way of her (probable) marriage to George she may have been classified as a "New Zealander" ?    At any rate, being England-born, she was deemed a British Subject ... and for that matter so was NZ-born George ... ("New Zealanders" as a "species" came well after 1903.  ;D)

"South Africa 1901-1902
A special record exists for non-military New Zealanders travelling to South Africa from mid-1901 to 1902 because the South African government required entry permits. Applications for and copies of the permits survive among the inward correspondence of the Colonial Secretary, later the Internal Affairs Department [IA 1].

People applying for entry permits to South Africa can be traced through the index to letters received 1901-1903 [IA 3/3/25] and the register of those letters 1901-1902 which gives individual names [IA 3/1/58]. The register entries give specific file references [IA 1]. "


    ~  Lu