James Cameron Shirreffs

Male 1866 - 1926  (59 years)


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  • Name James Cameron Shirreffs 
    Born 20 Dec 1866  Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation
    • Seaman/Brewery Worker
    Died 6 Nov 1926  Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Nov 1926  Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Photo of Headstone from Invercargill City Council Website
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    Notes 
    • First day pupil at Woodlands School.
    Person ID I108  Frost Family | The Shirreffs family
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2017 

    Father Joseph Duncan Shirreffs,   b. Abt 1833, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1909, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Wright,   b. Abt 1837, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1904, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1856  Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph and Mary were married in the Zion Chapel.
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    Immigration 24 Oct 1869  Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    LKeft Glasgow on 28 July 1869 aboard the clipper ship 'James Nicol Fleming'. Arriving at Port Chalmers on Sunday 24 October 1869 
    • Joseph Duncan left Aberdeen with his family to come to New Zealand, for a three year engagement with the firm of Mortons, as the head of the tinsmithing and preserving departments at the Glasgow Meat Preserving Company's meat works at Woodlands in Southland NZ.
      Joseph, Mary Ann his wife, their children Elizabeth, Jean, William and James and Jane Cameron, Mary's half sister, left Glasgow on 28 July 1869 aboard the clipper ship 'James Nicol Fleming'. The 992 ton ship, with 160 passengers on board, made its maiden voyage to New Zealand in 88 days between ports, arriving at Port Chalmers on Sunday 24 October 1869.

      A description of the ship's journey is given in 'The Otago Daily Times' on Monday 25 October 1869. The paper?s shipping column also shows the ship's arrival with 14 cabin passengers and 146 in second cabin and steerage. In the imports column a large list of engineering and similar goods is shown arriving on the 'James Nicol Fleming' belonging to a William Moody. According to the book 'Early Woodlands', by Margaret Trotter, Mr W. Moodie was a representative of the Glasgow Meat Preserving Company.

      [2]
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Belfridge (Tina) Yeaman,   b. 30 Jun 1871, Bridgewater St, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1943, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Alexander Shirreffs,   b. 3 Jun 1893, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1955, Abbotsford, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. John Yeaman Shirreffs,   b. Abt. 1894, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Cameron Shirreffs,   b. Abt. 1895, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorothy Esther Shirreffs,   b. Abt. 1897, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1918, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     5. James Phillip Shirreffs,   b. Abt. 1899, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Florence Shirreffs,   b. Abt. 1901, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Christina Shirreffs,   b. 30 May 1902, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1902, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Mollie Shirreffs,   b. 23 May 1905, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Rachel Gordon Shirreffs,   b. Apr 1910, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1953, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     10. Grace Elizabeth Shirreffs,   b. Abt 1911, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Norman George Shirreffs,   b. 11 Feb 1914, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1975, Makarewa, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     12. M.V. Shirreffs
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F1532  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1866 - Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Nov 1926 - Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Nov 1926 - Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S322] Ancestry.com.au, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 (Reliability: 3).
      Name: James Shirreffs
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 20 Dec 1868
      Birth Place:Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
      Father: Joseph Shirreffs
      Mother: Mary Ann Wright
      FHL Film Number: 6035516

    2. [S25] Cliff Shirreffs, Invercargill.