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Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« on: Wednesday 28 October 20 04:46 GMT (UK) »
Hello from NZ.

Annie Curme SHEPHERD, nee KEET and,

James [Jas] Edward SHEPHERD [Aberdeen]
Died of a heart attack at Waiuku, New Zealand 21/11/1861

Married Kensington England, 7/2/1852

1853 Emigrated to New Plymouth, via Auckland, New Zealand.

To descendants interested in Annie’s 12,000 word, newspaper published, serial account, of their first 10 pioneering years living, and trading, with Maori communities; please feel free to make contact via the RootsChat messaging service, or by referral, through an existing RootsChat member.

In this instance, Annie's by line was “By a Waikato Lady” however my research, in conjunction with that of volunteers at the Waiuku Museum, now have sufficient supporting data, to believe Annie was the author.

The published account, is a fantastic heritage item, if today’s descendants are unaware of it’s existence.

When my research is complete, a WORD document of over 20, A4 double column pages of text, plus newspaper clippings, court documents etc will be available free of charge.

As I don’t subscribe to family tree sites, others who do, might like to bring this offer to the attention of tree publishers.

Alan.
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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: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 08:17 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Minniehaha.

I have not got as far as the remarriage, though information from the Waiuku Museum, about a published tree on MY HERITAGE, hinted about the IWERSON connection.

This series, and another by an "Own Correspondent" which arose out of the Franklan attractions that were part of the Auckland Heritage Festival, became part of an exercise I started, as a reply to EMMERSON, re tricks to finding, and filling, the gaps in PapersPast search hits.

Claiming to be a TRUE STORY, it still proved to be a hard nut to crack, with only initials used. I was unable to pinpoint the ship they sailed out upon, and as few newspapers were being published in the 1850's provinces, it was hard to get a positive tie in.  Even at Waiuku the original cemetery records were lost in a fire, so the on line ones only start from just after 1900. Finding the intestate Court documents, gave us some good, original data, to work with.

I've got so many pioneer stories on the go at the moment, it's hard to do them all justice, but only too happy to share my findings with descendants etc.

Full credit to those pioneering ladies who came out with their husbands. They may have been young, and naive, when they left the UK, but really rose to the challenge of surviving in out back New Zealand.

Alan.
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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 09:52 GMT (UK) »
PS Finding the complete series, see thread posts #72 & #73.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=804707.msg7051783#msg7051783

Alan.
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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 18:07 GMT (UK) »
I was not able to find the death registration for Annie. When you get that far Alan, let us know if you have had success.

Keep up the good work.... :)


Minniehaha.
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: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Alan,

You could try quoting this Folio No: 2287 when contacting BDM.

Like Minnie I also had no luck.


Cheers
KHP

Added: You can scratch that out now.
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 18:46 GMT (UK) »
Death   31/10/1909
Registration Number   1909/6300
Family Name   Swersen
Given Name(s)   Annie Curme   
Date of Birth/Age at Death   76Y

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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks John. 

The joys of reading / transcribing hand writing. There is an extended blended family out there who probably are in ignorance of this series, as published, and would love to have a copy.

Must dash, or I'll miss the garbage man.

Alan.
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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Burial :      Whatawhata Cemetery, Waikato

Headstone transcription  >

Peter IWERSEN died 6 July 1907 aged 73 years ;    also - Ellen ingeborg IWERSEN died 27 February 1880, aged 13 years ;    also Annie Curme IWERSEN, wife of the above, died 31 October 1909, aged 76 years.
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     ~    Lu