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From: "Clartiere" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Joseph HOWARD d.1893 Christchurch
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:58:27 +1300
Hi Wendy. I'm sure you will have this detail already, but so we are on the
same page. William John LEYBOURNE arrived in NZ in 1878 on the Gainsborough.
record title: New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973
name: Wm Jno Leybourne
event date: 1877
event place: New Zealand
marital status: Single
occupation: Farm Lab
estimated birth year: 1856
ship : Gainsborough
departure port: Plymouth
departure date: 03 Nov 1877
arrival port: Westland
arrival date: 1878
digital folder number: 4411871
No one HOWARD was on the same ship. So it seems the family came out on at
least 3 ships. Nice to build up a bit of a picture of their move.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wendy Howard" <>
To: "." <>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 9:32 AM
Subject: [nz] Joseph HOWARD d.1893 Christchurch
> I'm looking for more information about Joseph HOWARD's life in New
> Zealand. I'm not very experienced with fleshing-out a life story like
> this - I'm good at finding the people, but often move on to another
> person before looking too closely at their life; I'd really like to find
> out more about this man if I can and would appreciate any help.
> Joseph died in 1893 aged 66 years, at St Albans. He's buried at Linwood
> in Christchurch, with his wife Jane Ann, nee LEYBOURNE, who passed away
> two years later.
> Their death registrations indicate that they emigrated to New Zealand
> around 1878. I haven't yet found the ship, though now I have a date to
> work with I'll go through my usual sources again (those printouts
> arrived in the mail only yesterday, and I'm still processing what they
> say). Before that, they were both born and lived in Durham County,
> Joseph lost an arm and a leg when he was about 9 years old. His
> occupations varied from a teacher (when he married in 1855 and when his
> son was born in 1859), to a Signalman & General Commission Agent (1861
> census), Grocer and Sharebroker (1871 census), and Accountant (on his
> son's marriage certificate in 1879 & NZ electoral roll1881).
> In the electoral rolls, I've identified him in the 1881 roll in the
> Sydenham electorate as the Accountant living on Colombo Road, and in
> 1893 they've moved to North Street, St Albans and he is "out of business".
> What business was that (Accountant, or something else?), and did he
> practice the same business all the time he was in New Zealand? Does he
> turn up in any business directories? Are there other electoral rolls of
> the time where I might find him?
> Looking forward to hearing from anyone with information that will help
> me discover more about this man's life in New Zealand.
> Kind Regards,
> Wendy Howard
> Kaiwaka, Northland, New Zealand
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