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Are there searches that can be made on the NZ land registry that do not cost an arm and a leg (i.e. free :) ), and that can be made on the name of the mortgagee?

New Zealand / Re: What exactly does this auction notice mean?
« on: Friday 19 July 24 13:19 BST (UK)  »
Thank you everyone who has responded - the replies have certainly added to my understanding and shed a little more light of William Stonyer's life in the antipodes. Thanks for the suggestions for further research, I will certainly follow up these in the next phase of my investigations.

For those who might be interested a little further, some amusement might be found in the reports of William's son John William's relationship with a certain Mrs Barton, NZ Truth, Issue 85, 2 February 1907, Page 5, NZ Truth, 15 December 1917, Page 5, NZ Truth, 22 December 1917, Page 5.

New Zealand / Re: What exactly does this auction notice mean?
« on: Thursday 18 July 24 23:51 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the pointer to Papers Past. I have already combed through them once and I'm in the process of working through literally thousands of Stonyer (and variations) entries, some quite lurid!!

William John Stonyer is my Gt Gt uncle. John William (also knows as William John or just William, and which confuses matters enormously) is his son. William John was a miller who emigrated to NZ in 1859. He built the Ohoka and Ravenswood mills, before moving to Waltons Mill at Pleasant Point. I'm working on William John's time in NZ as a miller. He had a significant part to play in the flax milling industry in NZ and my research will form part of a project on the dynasty of Stonyer millers in the UK and NZ. I am focussing on one newspaper title at a time at the moment. This particular notice puzzled me. If the sale is to repay a debt, I'm surprised at some of the items being included as I would have thought that he would need some of these to continue running a working corn mill - mill implements and millstones, for example.

William's brothers Richard and Joseph, and his sister Martha followed William out there. Richard drowned in the Opihi River. He didn't have any children. Joseph disappears without trace after arrival. Martha reurned to the UK, got enganed but never married, before emigrating to Canada and marrying out there.

William John had several chidren, and created the New Zealand Stonyer diaspora. I am therefore related to all Stonyers in NZ :)

I know of the parliamentary papers, and have already looked at them in passing. I have it down to look more closely when the analysis of newspaper entries is done.

At the moment I'm looking for any information about the Ohoka, Ravenswood and Walton mills, and specifically any images.

New Zealand / What exactly does this auction notice mean?
« on: Thursday 18 July 24 23:03 BST (UK)  »
I have come across the attached notice of auction in the Lyttelton Times for the 16 August 1873. What exactly does the "Under Bill of Sale" mean? Who are the parties involved that the bill of sale might refer to? What does "Stonyer to Birch" imply? I know that William later moved to Pleasant Point, near Timaru, but I can't find a place called Birch.The items appear to be stuff from William Stonyer's mill at Ohoka, possibly in preparation for a subsequent sale of the mill itself, although later newspaper ads seem to indicate that the mill was withdrawn from sale later that year, and was not actually sold until 1877. The ads are on FindMyPast.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / George Jackson's occupation
« on: Sunday 07 July 24 22:44 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone provide suggestions for the occupation of George Jackson's occupation, please?

England / Re: Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames
« on: Thursday 04 July 24 23:17 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, no Archbell but there's  Archdale, Archdall or Archer. As for Hood or Hudd, nothing at all

England / Re: Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames
« on: Thursday 04 July 24 12:46 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the I'Anson update. As it happens, I have now acquired a copy of the Dictionary of Yorkshire Surnames (many, many Christmas and birthday presents of book tokens :) ). Sadly, the Hull Scatcherds I have not yet managed to link to my family.

Shropshire / Re: Deuxhill and Glazeley Parish registers
« on: Wednesday 19 June 24 00:02 BST (UK)  »
I've found copies of the FamilySearch transcript on Ancestry and FindMyPast, but these are just transcripts. I think that the Bishops' Transcripts are at the Herefordshire Archives, so I'll make a visit to see. That still begs the question, where is the actual parish register of Deuxhill and Glazeley for 1820?

Shropshire / Deuxhill and Glazeley Parish registers
« on: Monday 17 June 24 22:45 BST (UK)  »
I popped over to the Shropshrer Archives the other day was I was searching for the baptism of one William Stonyer whose baptism I found on FamilySearch:

Name:          William Stonyer
Sex:          Male
Father's Name:       John Stonyer
Father's Sex:       Male
Mother's Name:      Susannah
Mother's Sex:       Female
Event Type:       Christening
Event Date:       11 May 1820
Event Place:       Deuxhill, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original):    Deuxhill and Glazeley, Shropshire, England

Household    Role    Sex    Age    Birthplace
John Stonyer    Father    M        
Susannah    Mother    F        

Source Details:       - 2:TRNL5T
Digital Folder Number:    007566429
Microfilm Number:       992297
Originating System:    VR
Indexing Batch:       C01692-2

Citing this Record
"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch ( : 4 February 2023), William Stonyer, 1820.

Unfortunately, the Shropshire Archives do not hold the regster with this baptism in it, stopping somewhat short at about 1812.

However, the FamilySearch record clearly indicates a batch number and film, so there must exist, somewhere, a copy of either the PR of BTs for this baptism. The question is, where?

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