07-02-2010, 5:33 PM
I have tried BM&D NZ, and Newspapers for sightings of Samuel Wakeford, wife Elizabeth, and children born in England, Henry, Emily and William.
I can find no marriages for any of the children. I found only deaths for Samuel and William. I can identify zero NZ births for this family.
Samuel's brother, Charles, may have joined him...but once again, no identifiable sightings
Can anyone advise me how to find identity clues in NZ please?
Samuel, born 1827 Hampshire, ENG...died 29 Dec 1871 in Nelson
Charles, born 1832 Hampshire, ENG
Henry, born either 1847 Hampshire, ENG...or 1855 Warwickshire, ENG
Emily, born 1849, Lincolnshire, ENG
William, born 1851, Suffolk, ENG...died in Nelson, NZ 15 Jun 1875, aged 24
Business advertisments for Samuel in the Nelson Examiner and the Nelson Evening Mail
Electoral Roll entries for Samuel
Death and Burial records for Samuel and William
I had hoped to find births from about 1861 in Nelson
Does one have to buy certificate copies for every possibility, in the hope of finding one or two?
I wonder if I may have reached the end of useful resources
08-02-2010, 2:52 AM
I was working on Papers Past today so thought I'd have a look for you.
There's a Henry Wakeford in the Star , Issue 7209, 18 February 1892, Page 3. He's Henry George Wakeford in Christchurch, married to Ellen. One of yours?
You may also like the story about the CAPE FAREWELL LIGHTHOUSE.
Evening Post, Volume VI, Issue 37, 28 March 1870, Page 3. Mr S Wakeford installed the light.
There's more about this Mr Wakeford in Nelson Evening Mail, Volume V, Issue 17, 20 January 1870, Page 2.
However there may have been TWO Samuel Wakeford engineers, one of whom was a ship's engineer calling at Nelson, as he was brought to trial and acquitted for taking part in the robbery of £10,000 worth of gold bullion. In some reports he is Samuel Wakeford, and in others J Wakeford. This will probably need investigating.
In Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXII, Issue 35, 18 April 1863, Page 3 Samuel presents a petition connected with roading in Nelson.
In Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXV, Issue 114, 14 September 1866, Page 5, Samuel is appointed to the Volunteer Fire Brigade.
In Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXIX, Issue 104, 21 December 1870, Page 3 he is quoted directly on the bad state of West Coast roads and how he had to make a road himself in order to fulfil a contract. There's another report of the same meeting in Nelson Evening Mail, Volume V, Issue 299, 20 December 1870, Page 2. There is more on his supply of mining equipment in Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXII, Issue 35, 18 April 1863, Page 3.
In Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXIV, Issue 86, 18 July 1865, Page 2 he is mentioned as having made coke from local coal.
In Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXVII, Issue 98, 16 August 1864, Page 2 he puts out a chimney fire in Bridge Street Nelson.
In Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXX, Issue 76, 20 January 1872, Page 14 Samuel's death notice appears.
In Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VIII, Issue 287, 29 November 1873, Page 2 Mrs Wakeford exhibits poultry and wins a prize.
In West Coast Times , Issue 1267, 14 October 1869, Page 2, somebody apparently boarding with Mrs Wakeford in Collingwood Street advertises to meet a wife.
Sorry these are all higgledypiggledy but the scroll bar jumps when I try to cut and paste. There are also a number of mentions of Wakefords in connection with the Albion Rugby Club in Nelson.
Hope this helps somewhat,
Dale in New Zealand
09-02-2010, 3:29 PM
Thank you kindly, Dale...Samuel seems like a kind of super-hero ~smile~
As for the Henry George Wakeford, I suspect he belongs, but I am yet to be able to prove it
07-09-2010, 8:56 AM
Elizabeth Wakeford married my gt gt grandfather in 1875 in Nelson and then moved to his home in Carterton in the Wairarapa. She died in 1885 and is buried in the Carterton Cemetery with his first wife. Her son William died aged 24. I have photos of both Elizabeth and William. Jann
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