Rachel Ann Duncan Shirreffs

Female 1875 - 1948  (72 years)


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  • Name Rachel Ann Duncan Shirreffs 
    Born 3 Mar 1875  Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Feb 1948 
    Notes 
    • According to Nora Frost Rachel had a son before she was married, he was adopted by a shopkeeper . Subsequently he became an Anglican minister and was around Canterbury form many years.
    Person ID I111  Frost Family | The Shirreffs family
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2016 

    Father Joseph Duncan Shirreffs,   b. Abt 1833, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1909, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Wright,   b. Abt 1837, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1904, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1856  Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph and Mary were married in the Zion Chapel.
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    Immigration 24 Oct 1869  Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    LKeft Glasgow on 28 July 1869 aboard the clipper ship 'James Nicol Fleming'. Arriving at Port Chalmers on Sunday 24 October 1869 
    • Joseph Duncan left Aberdeen with his family to come to New Zealand, for a three year engagement with the firm of Mortons, as the head of the tinsmithing and preserving departments at the Glasgow Meat Preserving Company's meat works at Woodlands in Southland NZ.
      Joseph, Mary Ann his wife, their children Elizabeth, Jean, William and James and Jane Cameron, Mary's half sister, left Glasgow on 28 July 1869 aboard the clipper ship 'James Nicol Fleming'. The 992 ton ship, with 160 passengers on board, made its maiden voyage to New Zealand in 88 days between ports, arriving at Port Chalmers on Sunday 24 October 1869.

      A description of the ship's journey is given in 'The Otago Daily Times' on Monday 25 October 1869. The paper?s shipping column also shows the ship's arrival with 14 cabin passengers and 146 in second cabin and steerage. In the imports column a large list of engineering and similar goods is shown arriving on the 'James Nicol Fleming' belonging to a William Moody. According to the book 'Early Woodlands', by Margaret Trotter, Mr W. Moodie was a representative of the Glasgow Meat Preserving Company.

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    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christopher Stephen (Steve) Feilding 
    Married Abt 1918 
    Children 
     1. Donald Charles Feilding,   b. Abt 1916,   d. Abt 1927, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2001 
    Family ID F1540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1875/7426 (Reliability: 3), 3 Mar 1875.
      Sherriffs Rachel Ann Duncan; Mother Mary Ann; Father Joseph

    2. [S25] Cliff Shirreffs, Invercargill.