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McGillivrays from Oamaru
« on: Monday 01 October 18 21:56 BST (UK) »
I am interested in making contact with any descendants of Robert and Sarah Elizabeth McGillivray who lived in Oamaru until their passing in 1947 and 1967 respectively, both buried in the Oamaru Cemetery.

I recently attended a memorial service in Hargnies, France (long story) for one of their sons Squadron Leader Thomas Campbell McGillivray DFC and his Wellington bomber crew who died when their aircraft was shot down near the village in May 1942 and are buried in the local cemetery.

I have information that may be of interest to his relatives.

Bob

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Re: McGillivrays from Oamaru
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 October 18 09:23 BST (UK) »
Here are some McGillivray family details which may help to lead eventually to being able to contact relatives.....

Births:

1903/20840   McGillivray    Marjorie Helen   Sarah Elizabeth   Robert   -   

1908/8148   McGillivray    Lyla Mary Emily   Sarah Elizabeth   Robert   -   

1905/12331   McGillivray    Bruce   Sarah Elizabeth   Robert   -   

1910/6239   McGillivray    Douglas Stuart Michael   Sarah Elizabeth   Robert   -   

1915/26576   McGillivray   Thomas Campbell   Sarah Elizabeth   Robert      

Marriage:

1936/10875   Phyllis Knox   Tucker   Douglas Stuart Michael   McGillivray

Death:

*2002/11901   McGillivray    Phyllis Knox   19 June 1908

Death:

1956/31494   McGillivray    Douglas Stuart Michael   46Y

Death:

1945/10514   McGillivray   Thomas Campbell   26Y

Death:

*1992/50060   McGillivray   Bruce   8 February 1905

Marriage:

1932/1227   Marjorie Helen   McGillivray   William   Phillips

*These fairly recent deaths may be a good place to start.......

Added: probate for Bruce McGillivray which helps pinpoint where he resided.

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=19341418

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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: McGillivrays from Oamaru
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 October 18 09:33 BST (UK) »

Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database

Surname:   McGillivray
First name(s):   Bruce
Date of death:   Monday, 16 November 1992
Cemetery:   Waimairi
Date of burial:   Thursday, 19 November 1992
Block number:   AN66
Plot number:   57
Age:   87 years
Address:   [For privacy reasons this address is not displayed]
Occupation:   Retired Carpenter
Place of birth:   
Years in New Zealand:   87

With this information you could send a request for a scan of the death notice to the library.....

https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/contact-us/


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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: McGillivrays from Oamaru
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 October 18 09:49 BST (UK) »
Probated will of:

Douglas Stuart Michael   McGillivray

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893Y-FQRM?i=76&cc=1865481


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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: McGillivrays from Oamaru
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 October 18 22:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you for this information Minniehaha, which is very helpful and has given me a good start.  It has already led me to two names from the next generation.  Fortunately McGillivray is not such a common name so I should be able to track someone down.

Regards
Bob

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Re: McGillivrays from Oamaru
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 October 18 23:15 BST (UK) »
Hello Bob,

There are a number of McGillivray's listed in the 'White Pages'.......

https://whitepages.co.nz/white-all/mcgillivray/new-zealand/1/


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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: McGillivrays from Oamaru
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 October 18 02:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you Minniehaha.  I will try to narrow the field but some hit or miss calling may in the end be the answer.

I have identified Bruce's wife, Dorothy Alma Waby, m1932 and buried in the same plot Waimairi cemetery.  There are quite a few McGillivrays in Christchurch, so that may be a good place to start.

Bob

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Re: McGillivrays from Oamaru
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 October 18 02:45 BST (UK) »
Yes I thought the Christchurch area might be a good place to start.  :)

If you request the death notice for Bruce, you may be able to obtain names for the next generation.......


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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.