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From: "Mabel Harvey" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Help with the name ESTORFFE
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 18:44:34 +1000
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Hi Jo

Not sure if you already have this seeming as you have the British Army info

Your man is on the 1901 UK census and it also lists him as being born in

He is in Freshwater, Hampshire age 30 c1871
He is listed as a Lance Corporal
His wife is Agnes and he has 4 children: Reginald, William, Violet and
His wife and children are all listed as being born on the Isle of White

It appears he also died Age 53 in the UK in the 1st Q 1926 at Medway Kent

There are also some army records there which say among other things that he
was in the Royal Engineers and before joining was a Carpenter.

I can have a further look at the records for you if you haven't got access
if this would help

Good luck with your search


On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Jo Sunbeam <> wrote:

> Hi Everyone
> I received this email from someone on the India group i think. I would
> dearly love some help with it and hope that someone can come up with
> something to send Geoffrey. The name could also be von Estorffe or
> Estorff.
> I have looked at F W E Estorffe's war records for WW1 in Britain and it
> definitely states he was born in Christchurch New Zealand in 1872. I have
> looked for the name at Archway, the NZ marriage disc and WW1 cd and the
> CHCH newspapers of Beverley Evans. I have googled the web and googled
> books. I have looked at and IGI, CHCH cemetery database etc.
> Google maps shows no Queen Street in Christchurch but that does not mean it
> wasn't there in 1894. I have checked version 4 of NZSG.
> I look forward to any help from anyone.
> Kind regards
> Jo
> Hi Jo-Anne,
> I am trying to trace my father`s side of the family. Can you help?
> My grandfather, Frederick William Emil ESTORFFE was born in Christchurch
> in 1872 (Known as William). At least, this is the information he gave when
> he joined the British Army in 1894. He gave his next of kin as Herman
> ESTORFFE of 25 Queen St. Christchurch, although his.father`s name was Emil.
> Here the trail goes cold. The Dept of Internal Affairs has no trace of him
> in the birth indexes 1840-1982,nothing on the Electoral Roll 1893 and
> nothing in the register of persons naturalised in NZ before 1943.
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