NEW-ZEALAND-L ArchivesArchiver > NEW-ZEALAND > 2008-07 > 1216977450
From: "Mabel Harvey" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Help with the name ESTORFFE
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 19:17:30 +1000
Just found what appears to be his marriage on Free BDM Roots web, which if
you haven't used it before is as it says free and very user friendly
*Frederick W E ESTORFFE to Agnes Elizabeth GOSDEN June Q 1897 Isle of White
The children are also listed there as well
Violet Martha H 1897
William James H 1899
Albert Frederick G 1900
There are 2 other children born a bit later in Portsmouth that may also be
his as they also have 3 christian names
On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Mabel Harvey <>
> 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
> William ESTORFFE
> 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
>> 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 Ancestry.com and IGI, CHCH cemetery database etc.
>> Google maps shows no Queen Street in Christchurch but that does not mean
>> wasn't there in 1894. I have checked version 4 of NZSG.
>> I look forward to any help from anyone.
>> Kind regards
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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.
>> No virus found in this outgoing message.
>> Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com
>> Version: 8.0.138 / Virus Database: 270.5.5/1571 - Release Date: 7/24/2008
>> 5:42 p.m.
>> The List Guidelines
>> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
>> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the
>> quotes in the subject and the body of the message