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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #18 on: Friday 12 April 24 04:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Jan

... in case you don't already have these ?

1877 marriage EDWARDS-DONNELLY
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13387171?searchTerm=Jane%20Donnelly

And ....     Death Notice for Alexander John EDWARDS - 1900
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14301507?searchTerm=Alexander%20John%20Edwards

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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #19 on: Friday 12 April 24 04:50 BST (UK) »
This is just an index listing at Archives NZ. 
It indicates that Alexander Edmund EDWARDS was in New Zealand from 1875.
https://collections.archives.govt.nz/en/web/arena/search#/entity/aims-archive/R25803032/new-zealand-certificate-of-competency-as-master-of-a-home-trade-passenger-ship---alexander-edmund-edwards?q=Alexander+edmund+Edwards&source=aims-archive


We do have a "list" of Mariners / Seamen relating to New Zealand.
Have used before but can't find at present ???     Maybe someone else will be able to find it and post the link here.    ;D

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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #20 on: Friday 12 April 24 04:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sue, got all that information now, very grateful !.  Jan
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #21 on: Friday 12 April 24 05:01 BST (UK) »

Would love to know more about their lives in NZ, have found a little information regarding Captain Edwards being the Master of the ship "Patea" that wrecked, but not much more on Jane Edwards life in NZ. 

Mmm ... not sure that that vessel "Patea" was actually "wrecked".    Seems to have been described as being "ashore" (I guess meaning it had run aground ?).   Also indicated it was likely to be refloated ?   My info was incorrect - hadn't looked far enough through papers but I see the "Patea" was being sold at salvage in 1882.   :-[   ;D

Captain EDWARDS appears in NZ newpapers around 1881-82 - where there is note he took over the "Patea" from a Capt. GIBBONS ?
Can't see EDWARDS in the capacity of "captain" - in the coastal trade - after that date ?   Hopefully if we can find our way to the NZ Mariners records, there may be more info.   ;D

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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #22 on: Friday 12 April 24 05:02 BST (UK) »


We do have a "list" of Mariners / Seamen relating to New Zealand.
Have used before but can't find at present ???     Maybe someone else will be able to find it and post the link here.    ;D

   ~  Lu

We have this one of the same sort

https://marinersandships.com.au/search.htm

There are 4 possible sightings, 1880's but again, rather indefinite. ::)
Use “A J Edwards master” in the search.

Sue
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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #23 on: Friday 12 April 24 05:07 BST (UK) »
Will look carefully into this, yes Alexander Edmund Edwards became Alexander John Edwards, thanks for that website.
Jan
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #24 on: Friday 12 April 24 08:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Jan,

You might be interested in the headstone erected in memory of the Captain:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/221527860/alexander-john-edwards

You can read the full inscription by clicking on "View Original" and then magnifying it.

His death notice did also appear in a New Zealand newspaper:

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19000120.2.39?end_date=31-03-1900&items_per_page=10&page=2&query=alexander+john+edwards&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1900&type=ARTICLE

[By the way, the words, "my dear wife" which appear in reply #12, were commonly used 'back in the day' when preparing a will.  :) ]

Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
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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.
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Re: Finding Jane Donnelly & Captain Alexander Edwards 1877
« Reply #25 on: Friday 12 April 24 10:21 BST (UK) »
minnie ha ha, thanks for this information.
Jan
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir