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From: "Jenny Martin" <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] QUARTERMAN birth 1876
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 11:40:03 +1300
A good place to start would be to enquire at the Wanganui Library. email:
I don't have their web site URL but they
would give it to you if they have one.
Three web sites for shipping:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sue Moore" <>
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 9:41 AM
Subject: [NZ] QUARTERMAN birth 1876
> Hello everyone
> About a week ago some of you kindly looked up the birth reference for my
> gt.grandfather John Thomas QUARTERMAN, and I ordered a micrographic copy.
> It has now arrived (already!) and, as usual, the information shown raises
> some further questions.
> His father was Leonard QUARTERMAN, a 24 year old Gardener and his mother
> a 22 year old, named Maria Jane, former surname ENNIS or EWNIS. Both
> were born and married in England. The birth registration gives the
> residence and place of birth as just Wanganui (no street address).
> Would it be possible for someone to consult a street directory for
> around 1876 and obtain the full address? I don't think they are likely to
> appear on the electoral roll as they had probably not been in New Zealand
> for very long (the birth registration states they were married in England
> Is it possible to access any indexes of ships from England to New Zealand
> the 1870s, preferably on the web? I would be grateful if someone could
> point me in the direction of any likely sources.
> Also, I would be interested to know a little about Wanganui in the 1870s.
> For example, was it a small town or a big city and what were the main
> industries in the area? Was there any particular scheme or incentive to
> attract settlers from England?
> Many thanks in advance for any help,
> Sue Moore
> Manchester, England
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