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From: Graham Hoult <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Descendants of David DUNLOP & Catherine WATT
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 23:40:22 +1300
Re: [NZ] Descendants of David DUNLOP & Catherine WATT
On Sun, 22 Dec 2002 Don Montague <> wrote
>Trying to tie up some loose ends in my SANDEMAN file I find that
>Catherine WATT, born 3 June 1806 in Barony, Lanark, Scotland,
>apparently died in New Zealand. Catherine was the 4G Granddaughter
>of the "founding pair" in my Sandeman file. She had married David
>Dunlop in Scotland in November 1825, and they had nine known
>children. Now did this family emigrate to New Zealand, or was she
>simply visiting some when she died? The family looked like this:
>1. David DUNLOP.
>On 18 & 29/11/1825 David married Catherine WATT, daughter of Robert
>WATT & Jane/Jean PEAT, in New Kilpatrick, Dunbarton & in Barony,
>Lanark, Scotland. Born on 3/6/1806 in Barony, Lanark, Scotland.
>Catherine died in New Zealand.
>They had the following children:
> i. David. David died in infancy?
> ii. Robert.
> iii. David.
> iv. William Thomas.
> v. Alexander Dawson.
> vi. John. John died in infancy?
> vii. Walter Allan Hinde.
> 2 viii. Jane Agnes
> ix. John.
>2. Jane Agnes DUNLOP.
>Jane Agnes married Charles CALDER.
>They had one child:
> i. Charles Dunlop.
>Are there any descendants of this family lurking in New Zealand to
>this day? Sorry the information I have is so thin.
>Season's Greetings from damp Northamptonshire
Do you have any idea when Catherine died? And any idea of where? What
occupation did her husband David and their children follow?
Death registrations from 1848 include space for
Usual place of residence
Name and surname
Profession or occupation
Sex and age
Causes of death and intervals between onset and death
From 1876 additional info is asked for [but not always recorded]:
Medical attendant by whom certified and date last seen alive
Full names of parents
Mother's maiden name
Father's profession or occupation
When and where buried
Where born and how long in New Zealand
If deceased was married:
At what age married
To whom married
Age of widow
Ages and sex of living issue M _____ F _____
The information in "How long in New Zealand" (if reasonably
accurately recorded) would give an idea as to whether she was just
visiting or was resident in NZ.
If you get enough information to find the year and index number and
intend to order a death certificate, get the "micrographic" copy
rather than a Certified Copy. The former gives the name and
denomination of the minister, also the name and address of the
informant. In NZ it's usually an undertaker. They may have
information that can assist.
Another advantage of the printout (photocopy) is that you get the
chance to see the actual writing and can make any call as to what is
written rather than hope it has been transcribed correctly.
While the death registration indxes didn't (until recent times) give
the district, they were filed quarterly in geographic order. It is
possible from the index number to determine where the death was
registered and determine which of several index entries is likely to
be that for the person you want (useful if you have an idea as to
where Catherine may have been)
Hope this helps
Canterbury Plains, NZ
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