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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 29 October 20 20:54 GMT (UK) »
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP18900428.2.57

.... Mr C. T.  BATKIN's Retirement  (gives some detail of his time in NZ).

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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 29 October 20 21:12 GMT (UK) »
BATKIN 

(Ship) "Cornwall" under charter of the New Zealand Land Company, departed Deal (Kent, UK) 20 April 1849 - arrived New Plymouth, NZ on 18 August 1849 - amongst passengers were Mr and Mrs C.T. BATKIN.

- Edited to adjust date

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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 #30 on: Friday 30 October 20 00:51 GMT (UK) »
Headstone photograph for Charles Thomas Batkin & Edna Priscilla nee Keet......

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/206665684/charles-thomas-batkin


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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 #31 on: Friday 30 October 20 01:14 GMT (UK) »
Probated will of Teresa/Theresa MacDougall formerly Coad nee Keet....

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSV5-2SYS-B?i=217&wc=4B25-NX4%3A1045247701%2C1592572301&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: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #32 on: Friday 30 October 20 02:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi ladies.

You are flying high. Thanks. Will look into tonight. While at Morrinsville today I approached a colleague of a retired man named DARWICK whom I did business with for many years after leaving school.

Await with interest to see if Mr DARWICK sees fit to get back to me.

Alan.
Early Settlers & Heritage. Family History.

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Re: Annie Curme SHEPHERD nee KEET.
« Reply #33 on: Friday 30 October 20 02:29 GMT (UK) »
See reply #13:

Obituary for Annie Margaret Maxwell nee Shepherd states she was a niece of the late Sir Charles Shepherd KG, Aberdeen.

Silver wedding notice [1923] for her daughter Margaret also makes mention of Sir Charles.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WDT19230420.2.10?end_date=31-12-1935&items_per_page=10&phrase=2&query=sir+charles+shepherd&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1839

I wonder if any details can be located for this man?


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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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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 #35 on: Friday 30 October 20 09:03 GMT (UK) »
Lu.

Re your  reply #23,  Mr “B” = Mr BATKIN, Annie’s brother in law.

Below a continuation of the quote in that thread. At that time Mr BATKIN, was felling bush, like his neighbours, in an endeavour to establish pastures of English grasses. Note Messes B., will probably be POTTS, or RONALDS, from the published passenger lists. B, P & R can be similar from a hand writing perspective. Must say I'm a little surprised that Annie's account of the passengers she spent 100 [?] days with, don't necessarily marry up that well. Another reason I struggled to identify the Simlah, as the vessel they travelled on.

“One day we were astonished to hear that Mr B. had taken three young men as cadets, and to my surprise they were our fellow passengers, the Messrs B. We had not liked them much on board, but not wishing to discourage my sister, I said nothing, but felt glad that my husband thought of staying in Auckland and fetching me soon. "It was heavy work bush-falling; my sister and I, with the children, used to go out and see Mr B. and the brothers B. logging up, I think they called it, and they made such enormous fires, it was a pretty sight at night. Though such heavy work they seemed to like it.……….. There was one paddock that had been cut down at first and was now sown in grass. No need of a plough, the seed was roughly cast, and came up most abundantly. My brother-in-law said he would rather have one hundred acres of bush land, after it had been cleared, than have five hundred acres of fern land. They worked like labouring men from early morning until dark, and in the evening we used to light fires round the house to keep the mosquitos off. They were terrible, but having curtains round the beds, we were safe from their bites, and I rather liked to hear them singing outside.”

Thank you once again. Can only spend a little time on it tonight, and hope to visit the Waiuku Museum on Sunday afternoon when they open to the public; my farm willing.

Alan.
Early Settlers & Heritage. Family History.