David Gillespie - Immigrated to New Zealand 1871-82

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darylrodger
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David Gillespie - Immigrated to New Zealand 1871-82

Post by darylrodger » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:24 am

Hi,

I'm trying to find out when my 3x great uncle David Gillespie and his family immigrated to New Zealand.
I know they were in central Glasgow in 1871 at 64 Taylor St, Back Land, but after that they disappear.
David's wife Eliza Scotland died on 19 Oct 1882 in Gore, Southland. David died on 11 June 1894 in Chatton, Gore.
It says on his death cert he had been living in NZ for 16 years.

I've found most of his children apart from 2 of his sons, Peter & Robert, I'd like to know if they ended up in New Zealand
with their family or did they stay in Glasgow ?

Any ideas ?

Regards,

Daryl

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Re: David Gillespie - Immigrated to New Zealand 1871-82

Post by paddyscar » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:31 pm

Hi Daryl

Do you have any idea of their birth years? Are there any suspicious gaps between the ages of the other children?

Frances
John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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Re: David Gillespie - Immigrated to New Zealand 1871-82

Post by darylrodger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:49 am

Hi Frances,

According to the 1871 census, David (born in Alloa, Clackmannanshire in 1809) & Eliza
(born in Kincardine, Perthshire in 1815). David's occupation was a Carter.

They were living with their children;
Robert 22 yrs b. in Kincardine 1849
Eliza 18 yrs b. Kincardine 1852
David 16 yrs b. Kincardine 1854
William 12 yrs b. Tulliallan, Perthshire

They had older children who weren't mentioned on the census, they were

Isabella Stewart Gillespie b. 1835 in Tulliallan, Perthshire
David b. 1837 in Tulliallan (died young)
Lawrence Gillespie b, 1843 in Tulliallan, Perthshire
Peter Gillespie b. 1845 Tulliallan, Perthshire

The only gap is between their first son David b.1837 and their second son Lawrence b.1843 which is 6 years.
It looks like all their children are born in Scotland. I think they left Scotland after Apr 1871.

Daryl

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Re: David Gillespie - Immigrated to New Zealand 1871-82

Post by Alan SHARP » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:57 pm

Greetings from NZ.

Snowed under at the moment to do much research for you, but I know of a lady who quite likes doing look-ups for folks in THE OLD COUNTRY.

I have referred others to her, so hopefully she will have some time available to assist you.

She is not a member of this site, so in the first instance any suggestions will have to be through me.

Alan SHARP.

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Re: David Gillespie - Immigrated to New Zealand 1871-82

Post by trish1 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:48 am

Have you tried the family search site - they have the records from the NZ archives - including images
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609792

I can't immediately see your family but your searching may be better than mine

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Re: David Gillespie - Immigrated to New Zealand 1871-82

Post by Alan SHARP » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:46 pm

Greetings again.

I have been advised by a NZ researcher whom I respect, that nothing obvious appears in the records usually consulted, for either Robert or Peter.

Must dash.

Alan SHARP

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