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Re: Sarah Spier and James Graham
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 01 February 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for information on Sarah Spier married to Jams Graham Sarah is said to be from Londonderry went to New Zealand where their daughter Jane (Jennie) was born approx. 1870
I know it is a longshot, hopefully I can get a lead to where to go .
Thank you Aynn

Marriage of James Graham (father David) & Sarah Speer (father Nathaniel) on 3 Dec.1868 Londonderry registration district-
   

Would a Marriage in Dec 1868 be registered in First Quarter 1868?

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Re: Sarah Spier and James Graham
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 01 February 18 20:17 GMT (UK) »
GRONI only show 1 marriage of a James Graham in Derry district from 1867-1869- that of James Graham on 3 Dec.1868 to bride Speer.
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Re: Sarah Spier and James Graham
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 01 February 18 20:26 GMT (UK) »
GRONI only show 1 marriage of a James Graham in Derry district from 1867-1869- that of James Graham on 3 Dec.1868 to bride Speer.

Strange. Both can't be right.

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Re: Sarah Spier and James Graham
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 01 February 18 20:34 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Sarah Spier and James Graham
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 03 February 18 21:14 GMT (UK) »
The 1868 church marriage record for James Graham and Sarah Speer showed the fathers as David Graham, a blacksmith and Nathaniel Speer, a gardener.

Ninth April 1865, at Rosemount, Derry, David Lewis Speir was born, the son of Nathaniel Speir of Rosemount (Gardener) and Mary Anne Kearney:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1865/03573/2316755.pdf

Other possibilities I can see are Glendermott parish Church of Ireland baptisms for a Nathaniel and Mary Anne Spear/Spears/Speers of Altnagelvin, he was recorded as a gardener: Mary Ann Spear b. 3 November 1849; John Spears b. 28 March 1852; Nathaniel Spears b. 3 June 1854; James Speers b. 16 November 1860; William Spears b. 8 March 1863.   

There is also a church marriage for a 20 year Robert Speer of Londonderry who marrried Eliza Wallace in St Columb's parish (Church of Ireland) on 2 June 1865, his father recorded as Nathaniel Speer, a gardener.