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Offline adenshillito

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Re: Halls & Knoxs in Southland, NZ
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 09:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that-
Henry was given of death cert as father, mother name unknown. suspected Jane and Elizabeth to be sister given the marriage info of 1868 and 1871. That was all there was so far to work on. I've only done very modest work with newspaper records and also immigration shipping records, which I find a bit overwhelming. Pays to know exactly where to look~ cheers

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Re: Halls & Knoxs in Southland, NZ
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 14:46 BST (UK) »
Was the Catherine at arrival the mother?

1875/5663 Tosh Catherine aged 70

Henry the father?

1868/11088 Tosh Henry aged 63

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Henry’s burial Invercargill, and note that there is an Elizabeth Hall buried in the plot, too:

Name: HENRY, TOSH
Age at Death: Unknown
Gender: Male
Date of Death:
Date of Burial: Saturday, 01 February 1868
Cemetery: Eastern Cemetery
Classification - Block/Plot: General - 2 / 45
All records for this plot;
BALLANTYNE CATHERINE JANE 76 Years Eastern Cemetery Female
BALLANTYNE ROBERT WILLIAM Years Eastern Cemetery Male
HALL ELIZABETH Unknown Eastern Cemetery Female
POTTS MARGARET 39 Years Eastern Cemetery Female
TOSH WILLIAM Adult Eastern Cemetery Male
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Re: Halls & Knoxs in Southland, NZ
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 22:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks once more Jamjar.
This confirms the relationship between Henry and the Elizabeth Tosh with married John Hall in 1871 I suspect.

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Re: Halls & Knoxs in Southland, NZ
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 13 September 18 02:57 BST (UK) »
One mystery is Benjamin who arrives with the family in 1863, he is the only one I have no prior knowledge of at all. The only death record (cemetery search, DiA BDM) says he was 99 at the time of his death in 1910. That would make his birth year about 1911. I first thought he was a brother to Jane and Elizabeth, but based on the BDM info I would have to speculate that he was a younger brother to Henry Tosh (b.1805).

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Re: Halls & Knoxs in Southland, NZ
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 13 September 18 21:25 BST (UK) »
Could this be him, just got the year wrong

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Evening Star 16 September 1910
The ‘ Southland News’ stales that Mr Benjamin Tosh, of Grasmere, who arrived in Southland in 1866,. and who has reached the rip old age of ninety-nine years, was admitted to the hospital yesterday, he being unwell. Mr Tosh’s many friends wish him a speedy recovery, and hope to see him reach the century restored to health.

Benjamin's death

Southland Times       17 October 1910

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In the Irish newpapers...seeing as Tosh is not a plenty!...there is a death of a Benjamin Tosh

Coleraine Chronicle 04 April 1874

TOSH-At Ballyhackett, parish of Dunboe, on the 31 ult', Mr. Benjamin Tosh, farmer, age 77 years

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