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From: "Olwyn Whitehouse" <>
Subject: [nz] Hampshire, ENG - Pinckney, George John b. near Winchester,Hampshire about 1851
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:39:21 -0500

Thank you all for trying to find the place of death and date in New Zealand
for George. We didn't find him! I can’t find him dying in New Zealand.

I am looking for a George John Pinckney and this is NOT the one who married
into the Tripp family from South Canterbury and buried in the Gore Cemetery.

I run the South Canterbury NZGebWeb site so know for sure there are two
George Pinckney’s in the Otago/ Southland/ South Canterbury in the same

An old Royal Navy man (George Pinckney)
Came out to Otago, NZ
Agnes McMILLEN married George John PINCKNEY 3 September 1875 at Maungatua,
West Taieri, Otago. Agnes lived most of her life at Brooksdale, Tapanui and
is where she died 17 September 1937 and is buried in the Tapanui Cemetery.

Served in a Colonial Unit in South Africa.
George Pinkney was not in the New Zealand Contingents (confirmed by checking
Richard Stower's "Rough Riders"), and the item refers to him as an "very old
resident of Tapanui" and being in the Hospital Service. A check on Kevin
Asplin's website shows that George Pinckney is listed as an Orderly in the
Imperial Hospital Corps, and would presumably have received the QSA or
Queen's South Africa medal.

National Archives South African War record Details from
Certificate of Discharge: no.SA838
Orderly George Pinckney
Imperial Hospital Corp.
BORN near the parish of Winchester, Hampshire.
Attested at Durban on 14 March 1901 at age 50 years and discharged 4 July
1902 due to time expired at Maritzburg, Natal. Served one year and 109 days.
Character - very good.
Trade Farmer.
Intended place of Residence: New Zealand.
Received the South African Clasp 1901-02.
"I George Pickney hereby acknowledge to have received from the Commandant of
the New Zealand Defence Force a clasps for the South Africa, 1901 & 1902
awarded to me for service in South Africa. Dated at Gisborne 27 May 1906".

P.S. I pulled a few Hampshire County names off my websites.

"Edwin Fox" Immigrants destined for Canterbury, New Zealand.
Arrived Port Lyttelton 1873.
Persons in the "Destined for Otago" group who on arrival at Lyttelton
decided to stay in Canterbury.
FORDER                       Charles             Hampshire         41
FORDER                       Harriet   Hampshire         35
FORDER                       George              Hampshire         10
FORDER                       Ada                  Hampshire          9
FORDER                       Kate                 Hampshire          8
FORDER                       Florence            Hampshire          6
FORDER                       Blanche            Hampshire          5
FORDER                       Charles             Hampshire         10mths.

Arrived Lyttelton, New Zealand, July 29, 1867, Lancashire Witch, ship, 1574
tons, KING, from London. 
Emma WILLIAMS, Hampshire

 List of Emigrants sailing in Ship "NORTHHAMPTON" from London
         for Manchester Settlement, Wellington on 18th December 1876

    EAMES,         Jos. R.         50      Hampshire
    EAMES,         Caroline E.     42          "
    EAMES,         Frederick A.    16          "
    EAMES,         Augustus W.     15          "
    EAMES,         Harry E.        13          "
    EAMES,         Alfred E.        9          "
    EAMES,         herbert I.       7          "
    EAMES,         Georgina        18          "

The Waitangi sailed from Plymouth, England 27 October 1883 and arrived
Lyttelton, New Zealand 12 January 1884
Charles   Isabella L        21 Hampshire   Sch. Mistress

"Ionic" sailed from London 25th January 1884 and left Plymouth 28th January
Proceeded to Lyttelton via Wellington. Arrived Wellington 13th March and
Lyttelton 21st March 1884.
Fielder  Annie  20  Hampshire Housemaid

Samarang, bark, 582 tons, sailed from England 26th March 1852 under the
command of Captain Escott and arrived Lyttelton, New Zealand 31 July, 1852.
KNIGHT: The Knight brothers, Arthur Charles Knight and Richard C. Knight
nephews of Jane Austen’ the writer acquired a property on the south bank of
the upper Selwyn River in 1852 and named this station Steventon, after the
village in Hampshire where Jane’s parents brought up her family. Arthur, the
elder of the two, had been in the Navy. Richard Knight remained on the
station until 1866, when he sold Steventon, with 80 acres of freehold, to
two young settlers, Henry Hill and Frederick Napier Broome, the second
husband of Lady Barker.  see the book Early Canterbury Runs.

Dec. 1 Otago Witness 1860. page 4
At Invercargill, on the 17th ult, of consumption, after a long and lingering
illness, Mr Wm. M. Gale, late of Horndean, Hampshire, England. Deeply
regretted by all his friends and connexions.
George GRAY, was born in Eling, New Forest, Hampshire, England in 1849. He
attended the Hartley Institution, Southampton, where he became a teacher of
chemistry before immigrating to New Zealand on the Atrato in 1874.

'Cressy" to Lyttelton, NZ in 1850
Ford                  William Ambrose        39         carpenter [from
Portsea in Hampshire]
Ford                  Mary                  39         [nee Hatherley]

Taranaki Herald, 28 February 1895, Page 2
The following is from the missing friends column Lloyd's Journal:
Mrs Emily Good nee Gates, left Hampshire about 1850 for Auckland, N.Z., in
the ship Poictiers ; last heard of near New Plymouth. Sister Fanny asks.

Henry John Chitty Harper, D.D. born c1804 died 28 Dec 1893;
Came to New Zealand to serve as the first Anglican Bishop of Canterbury
Province 1856 - 1890
Baptized 09 Jan 1804 Holy Trinity Gosport Hampshire
Died 28 Dec. 1893, Christchurch buried 01 Jan. 1894 Barbadoes Street
Cemetery, Christchurch

Timaru Herald January 1885 DEATH
HAMERSLEY - On the 2nd November, 1884, at Southsea, Hampshire, England, Hugh
Hamersley, of Pyrton Manor, Oxfordshire, aged 71.

Winchester, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
Church services were first held in the school in 1870, with Mr Inwood from
the mill appointed lay reader in 1874. The Inwood mill had been named the
'Winchester Mill' after their English home in Hampshire and this soon became
the name of the township.

The bright yellow cradle butter churn on display upstairs at the South
Canterbury Museum, Timaru was owned by the family of George Austin Morris.
George Morris arrived in New Zealand from Hampshire, England with his
parents on the "Zealandia" in 1865 at the age of 7.

Reference: Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Canterbury edition. Part 4. pages
954-959. Published 1903
DOPPING, ANTONY JOHN. Accountant and Commission Agent, Fairlie.  Mr Dopping
was born in Hampshire, England, in 1855 and received his education at
Blackheath.  After leaving college he went to Ceylon, where he engaged in
coffee planting for eight years but owing to ill health returned to England
in 1880, and a year later came to New Zealand.  He landed at Auckland and
thence going to Lyttelton became a cadet on Sir John Cracroft Wilson's
station at Rangitata for two years.  Mr. Dopping afterwards established his
present business at Fairlie, where he holds agencies for the Manchester Fire
and National Mutual Life Insurance Companies.  He takes a general interest
in local affairs, and is secretary for various clubs.

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