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Henry James Ferry 1856
« on: Wednesday 11 May 22 01:21 BST (UK) »
looking for a complete birthdate
he died in Waikato 1940 married to mary ferry (born millar)
parents are william ferry and mary anne ferry (born hurst)
child was henry james ferry my grandfather was a bootmaker and farmer in NZ)

really like some concrete info on henry residing in england such as birthcert and or cenus linking him and his parents william (was an engineer and mary (and their mariage cert or something)


hello .....my birth name is aaron ferry, this is my great grandfather born in 1856, i know he was in Auckland New Zealand 1880s, but know matter what site i go to or where i look i end up in a dead end. would like to know his date of birth exactly, and find his parents william and mary (hurst)
they are listed on the marriage cert but i dont think they were present.
i can find some info on henry james ferry but no concrete evidience of him residing in England such as census or birth records..
his marriage cert age is wrong as he died in New Zealand aged 84. marriage cert is 1900 and it says he is aged 37.looking for any help. even to find info on william and mary anne hurst ....thanks. any help advice appreciated

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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 03:12 BST (UK) »
The age on his marriage certificate is more likely to be closest to correct, than that on his death.
Can you post his marriage certificate so all information is clearly viewable please.
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 03:39 BST (UK) »
says he is 37 on marriage cert 1900

below is from a newspaper article

About Henry James Ferry
Auckland Star, Volume LXXI, Issue 298, 13 December 1940. MR. H. J. FERRY.

Mr. Henry James Ferry, of Norton Road, Frankton, died yesterday at the age of 84. Born in London, Mr. Ferry came to New Zealand as a youth. He went to the Canterbury district and farmed there for some time. In 1880, he moved to Auckland and later again took up farming in the Thames Valley. He has lived in retirement in Hamilton since 1931. Mr. Ferry is survived by six sons and two daughters. will post marriage cert later as file seems to big


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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 04:26 BST (UK) »
marriage cert photo  .....also going by age of photos. wedding photo of meta is around 1920

marriage cert 37
death cert nz lists death age at 84
would love to view of birth cert from his country of origin

he was in nz 1880 .....so i dont think he came to new zealand at age 17 or under, this is probably why i think eath age is right and backed up by auckland star.......but i dont know for sure





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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 04:28 BST (UK) »
other half

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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 04:46 BST (UK) »
If he came to NZ "as a youth", there is this possible immigration in 1875: William and wife, 7 children including 6 yr old James.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-D1P7-QD5?i

Just a possibility.  :-\

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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 04:48 BST (UK) »
Birth pace on the marriage is not London!

Is it Dartmouth or Portsmouth? I can’t quite tell.
Side tracked to a friend’s very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 04:51 BST (UK) »
Yes, looking at the marriage cert now, I can't quite decide on location - Portsmouth or Dartmouth. And father William is an engineer.

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Re: Henry James Ferry 1856
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 May 22 04:53 BST (UK) »
i have nver looked up dartsmouth. but i think coming over to New Zealand and leaving kids behind is unlikely.....there is no info on william or mary in regards to death in NZ