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Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 00:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have just been sent a picture of the 1878 Napier Rifle Volunteers. It isn't very good quality, but Sgt-Major FOX is (37).

I was wondering if anyone might be able to provide any further details about Sgt-Major Fox - full name, date of birth, place etc. His picture appears below the large centre one. Is there any list of all the volunteers?

I would also like to know more about the Napier Rifle Volunteers. Thank you.

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Lowther - Suffolk/Norfolk/Northumberland
Fox - Kent & New Zealand
Hart - Birmingham & New Zealand
Paget - Stanton Prior, Somerset & New Zealand
Absalom - Northumberland, England
Absalom - Victoria, NSW, Australia & New Zealand
Barrass - Northumberland, England
Gregory - Durham/Northumberland
Clark - Comrie, Perthshire & Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Potter - Birmingham/New Zealand
Mummery - Kent
McRae - Ayrshire
Bruce - Northumberland & New Zealand
Wanless - Northumberland

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Re: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 January 18 01:29 GMT (UK) »
There are various mentions in Papers Past http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lct/
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Re: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 January 18 01:35 GMT (UK) »
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: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 January 18 01:37 GMT (UK) »
Further to Minniehaha's link, there is also http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lcu/
...out of, through, and back from New Zealand to the ends of the Earth

FRYER - MITCHELL - DUKE - WHYTE - McDONALD - TAYLOR - CARPENTER - HARRIS - WILLIAMS - CUNNINGHAME - LUCAS - WHITE - BOTHAM - HOLDAWAY - EYLES - OLSEN - CHASE - TRAILL - BAGGS - HASKINS - EDWARDS - CHING - SHIELDS - POLLARD - HOGAN - SMITH - STANLEY - HALL - ROBERTS - LARKHAM

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Re: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 January 18 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Hello TwiggyTree,

I tried to amend my posting but it was too late. Yes, there are quite a few entries in PapersPast, but according to the Cyclopedia of New Zealand, the Napier Rifle Volunteers was formed on 5 March 1878, and took the place of the Napier Engineer Corps which had disbanded.

 http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc06Cycl-t1-body1-d2-d11-d10.html

Many PapersPast articles are before 1878.

Here's an amended picture showing (arrow) Sgt -Maj FOX.

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Lowther - Suffolk/Norfolk/Northumberland
Fox - Kent & New Zealand
Hart - Birmingham & New Zealand
Paget - Stanton Prior, Somerset & New Zealand
Absalom - Northumberland, England
Absalom - Victoria, NSW, Australia & New Zealand
Barrass - Northumberland, England
Gregory - Durham/Northumberland
Clark - Comrie, Perthshire & Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Potter - Birmingham/New Zealand
Mummery - Kent
McRae - Ayrshire
Bruce - Northumberland & New Zealand
Wanless - Northumberland

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Re: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 18 January 18 02:07 GMT (UK) »
He arrived in Napier in 1860.

His daughter was a Mrs Cooper.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lcv/
...out of, through, and back from New Zealand to the ends of the Earth

FRYER - MITCHELL - DUKE - WHYTE - McDONALD - TAYLOR - CARPENTER - HARRIS - WILLIAMS - CUNNINGHAME - LUCAS - WHITE - BOTHAM - HOLDAWAY - EYLES - OLSEN - CHASE - TRAILL - BAGGS - HASKINS - EDWARDS - CHING - SHIELDS - POLLARD - HOGAN - SMITH - STANLEY - HALL - ROBERTS - LARKHAM

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Re: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 18 January 18 02:18 GMT (UK) »
There are three letters at Archway https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz regarding him.  I have no idea whether this would have his full name or not.
...out of, through, and back from New Zealand to the ends of the Earth

FRYER - MITCHELL - DUKE - WHYTE - McDONALD - TAYLOR - CARPENTER - HARRIS - WILLIAMS - CUNNINGHAME - LUCAS - WHITE - BOTHAM - HOLDAWAY - EYLES - OLSEN - CHASE - TRAILL - BAGGS - HASKINS - EDWARDS - CHING - SHIELDS - POLLARD - HOGAN - SMITH - STANLEY - HALL - ROBERTS - LARKHAM

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Re: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 18 January 18 02:53 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps his daughter was Emily Francis Cooper, as noted in the will of a Catherine Fox
[http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lcw/] 1900, Napier;

who then was mentioned in the will of a Thomas Fox as 'Kate' [http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lcx/] 1886, Napier ???

Paperspast death notice for a Thomas Fox http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lcy/ and a coroners inquest http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lcz/

Does that fit?
...out of, through, and back from New Zealand to the ends of the Earth

FRYER - MITCHELL - DUKE - WHYTE - McDONALD - TAYLOR - CARPENTER - HARRIS - WILLIAMS - CUNNINGHAME - LUCAS - WHITE - BOTHAM - HOLDAWAY - EYLES - OLSEN - CHASE - TRAILL - BAGGS - HASKINS - EDWARDS - CHING - SHIELDS - POLLARD - HOGAN - SMITH - STANLEY - HALL - ROBERTS - LARKHAM

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Re: Napier Rifle Volunteers - FOX (Sgt-Major)
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 18 January 18 03:17 GMT (UK) »
Hello TwiggyTree,

Thank you, all very informative and something to search through.

One PapersPast article though mentions Thomas FOX was a Sergeant-Major who arrived in Napier with the 2nd Battalion 14th Regiment. The Sgt-Major Fox I seek was a volunteer which means he might have been in business and was a Volunteer in his spare time.

Good to have some names though to work on. Regards.

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Lowther - Suffolk/Norfolk/Northumberland
Fox - Kent & New Zealand
Hart - Birmingham & New Zealand
Paget - Stanton Prior, Somerset & New Zealand
Absalom - Northumberland, England
Absalom - Victoria, NSW, Australia & New Zealand
Barrass - Northumberland, England
Gregory - Durham/Northumberland
Clark - Comrie, Perthshire & Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Potter - Birmingham/New Zealand
Mummery - Kent
McRae - Ayrshire
Bruce - Northumberland & New Zealand
Wanless - Northumberland