Sarah Shirreffs

Female 1879 - 1969  (90 years)


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  • Name Sarah Shirreffs 
    Born 4 Apr 1879  Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Nov 1969  Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 3 Nov 1969  Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Photo of Headstone from Invercargill City Council Website
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    Person ID I112  Frost Family | The Shirreffs family
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2016 

    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  [4
    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.

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    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Henry Swale,   b. 10 Aug 1875, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1956, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1903 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Swale,   b. 22 Aug 1904, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1984, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Rachel Shirreffs Swale,   b. 22 Aug 1904, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1987, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Edna May Swale,   b. 28 Apr 1906, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2001, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +4. Ada Beatrice Swale,   b. 7 May 1907, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1983, Nelson, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Elizabeth Janet Swale,   b. 3 May 1909, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1991, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. Williamina Amy Evelyn Swale,   b. 7 Feb 1915, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1984, Kew Hospital, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Margaret Joan Swale,   b. 10 Jul 1917,   d. 14 Jul 2014, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     8. Joan Margaret Swale,   b. 18 Jul 1920,   d. 29 May 1999  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F1550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1879 - Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 1969 - Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Nov 1969 - Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1879/14359 (Reliability: 3), 4 Apr 1879.
      Shireffs Sarah; Mother Mary Ann; Father Joseph

    2. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1969/38135 (Reliability: 3), 1 Nov 1969.
      Swale Sarah Age at death 90Y

    3. [S83] Cemetery Records, Invercargill City Council (Reliability: 3), 3 Nov 1969.

    4. [S25] Cliff Shirreffs, Invercargill.