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From: "Claire Smith" <>
Subject: [LKS] Miscellaneous names from Lanark to Otago, NZ
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 11:34:20 +1100
When I was in NZ last year I copied some names of people born in Lanarkshire
or you had some association there from the Otago volume of the NZ
Cyclopeadia. Apparently people paid to have their names and information in
these volumes. I believe the Cyclopeadia was printed in about 1904/05. I
don't have any other information other than the notes I have taken. In most
cases there was more written in the volume about the various people... I
have only noted very basic details.
Claire Brownlee Smith
John Bell BLAIR, b 1837 Govan Lanarkshire. Emig to Tasmania aged 16 on
Commodore Perry. Went to New Zealand in 1860s. Died in Chicago on way to
Scotland. 1 dau. and 2 sons - John Bell Blair Jnr and James Waddell Blair.
John BELL, b 1823 Glasgow. (photo) Went to New Zealand on Philip Laing (no
yr mentioned). Married in 1860 - wife came out on Alpine. Died in 1887.
4 sons and 3 daus.
John BLAIR b. Glasgow. (photo) Went to Victoria gold mining in 1853 and
then to New Zealand in 1863. Twice married, 2nd time to Miss Hunter. 1
John BURNSIDE b. Lanarkshire in 1827. (photo) Went to New Zealand on
Slains Castle 7 Nov 1852. Died August 1852. Married Jessie Gillies.
Very interesting long description of his journeys. Went to Canada to New
York to Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso to Panama to San Fransisco to Tasmania
to St Helena to London to New Zealand.
Thomas CALLENDER b 1825 in east of Scotland. (photo) Educated at Paisley
High School. Worked as a hide and leather factor. Went to Port Chalmers,
New Zealand in 1863 on Sir Walter Eyre. Married 1851 to dau of late Rev.
Dr Baird of Paisley. Wife d 1867. 2 sons and 4 daus. Mr C. d 8 July 1902.
Thomas MEEK J.P. b. Lanarkshire 1842 (photo). Educated in his native
village and brought up as a jointer. Went to Dunedin on Electric in 1863
and then on to Oamaru. Married in 1866 to Miss Hurst. A flourmiller and
grainmerchant. 3 sons and 3 daus.
Thomas SCOTT (his worship the mayor) (photo). b. Glasford 16 miles from
Glasgow in 1854. Went to New Zealand in ship Aboukir aged 10. Was an
apprentice carpenter in Nelson before going to the goldfields. Married a
Miss Mason. 2 daus and 1 son. (I am very interested in this one as he went
to NZ on the same ship as my gggrandfather and may have been a relative.)
Matthew SHARP b. Glasgow 1856 (photo). Inspector of machinery. Educated St
Enochs School in Glasgow. Received engineering training at Messrs G & A
Harvey Glasgow for 5 years, also Messrs John Elder & Co Engineers &
Shipbuilders on Clyde. No family mentioned.
Professor Thomas GILRAY M.A. F.R.S.E. b. Lanarkshire in 1851 (photo).
Married. 4 sons and 1 dau.
Dr Daniel COLQUHOUN b. Glasgow. Lecturer on the practice of medicine to the
University of Otago. Studied medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, London.
1877 M.R.C.S. England and M.D. & M.R.C.P. in 1880. Came to colonies in
Miss Isabella TURNBULL born Glasgow. Spent a few years in Melbourne and
came to New Zealand when a child. Head Mistress of the George St. public
John Lindsay FERGUSON b 1848 Glasgow (photo). Educated at the Normal
Seminary & Glasgow University. Went to Port Chalmers on Peter Denny in
1866. Became headmaster of Albany St School in 1876. Married in 1868 to
Miss Derham of Victoria who died in 1891. Mr F. died April 1900. 1 son.
The Rev. Andrew CAMERON B.A. (Presbyterian Church) b. Paisley. Went to New
Zealand with parents in 1863 on City of Dunedin
John R. WILSON b. Glasgow in 1875 (photo). Arrived in Welllington 1879 on
British Queen. Otago Cycling Club Secretary.
John Campbell EASTON b. near Airdrie, Lanarkshire (photo). Son of late Mr
Nisbet Easton who arrived in New Zealand in 1882. Teacher of Pianoforte,
Harmony and Counterpoint.
Mr John Wesley JAGO b. 1830 Nailsworth near Stroud, Gloucestershire (photo).
Went to Glasgow at an early age where educated. Worked at office of
North British Railway & Shipping Journal and Glasgow Examiner. Worked
for Caledonian Railway Co and William Baird & Co. Went to New Zealand in
1862 on Cheviot. Manager of Evening Star 1872.
William Cunningham MACGREGOR b. Paisley 1862 (photo). Went to New Zealand
on Jessie Readman late 1881. Barrister & solicitor. Son of late Rev Dr
MacGregor formerly of New College, Edinburgh.
John WILKINSON b. 1862 Glasgow (photo). Barrister and solicitor. Came to
New Zealand during his first year.
Robert MARTIN b. Lanarkshire in 1848 (photo). Physician and surgeon.
Educated at Glasgow University and Andersonian Institution Glasgow.
Obtained diplomas in 1872 and practised in Glasgow until 1875. Went to Port
Chalmers as medical officer on Invercargill in 1875.
Dr James MARTIN b. 1851 Scotland. Educated at Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Graduated in 1893. Medical appointments in Scotland, WA and Dunedin.
William MacStravick STENHOUSE b. Glasgow 1841. Physician and surgeon.
Educated Glasgow University and came to New Zealand in 1875. Had an
accident and lost a limb. Wrote a book of poems and some pamphlets.
Married to Miss Anderson of Stirling, Otago. 3 sons and 1 dau.
Richard Cameron TORRANCE b. Glasgow. Secretary of Dunedin Builders and
Contractors Association. Learned trade in Glasgow and helped erect many
large buildings there. Came to Dunedin 1878 on Auckland. Married with 8
William Alexander MOORE b. Glasgow 1860 (photo). Came to colonies in 1885.
Manager for Messrs Turnbull, Martin & Co for Australasia.
George Morrison BARR b. 1837 Glasgow (photo). Civil & Mining Engineer.
Educated at Glasgow. Took two first prizes under the late Professor Rankine
for engineering and mechanics. Served his articles with Mr Thomas Kyle.
Went to New Zealand on Jura in October 1862. Married 1871 to Miss Oliver.
5 daus and 2 sons.
James HISLOP b. 1859 Glasgow. Architect. Came to New Zealand 1860 on
Henrietta. Married to Miss Marsden of Melbourne in 1883. 2 daus and 1
G. H. MOODIE b. Glasgow. Came to Dunedin in 1862 on Pladda. Widower. 3
daus and 1 son. Manager Otago & Southland Investment Co.
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