Gordon Sherriffs

Male 1884 - 1910  (25 years)


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  • Name Gordon Sherriffs 
    Born 21 May 1884  Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation
    • Sailor
    Occupation 6 Nov 1905  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joined the ship Loch Garve as AB. Ship was a Three masted, square rigged sailing ship that had sailed from Liverpool, England on 8 Jul 1905. Gordon was still on board 8 Jun 1907 when she reached Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, USA. 
    Loch Garve - Loch Line
    Loch Garve - Loch Line
    Died 14 Mar 1910  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    NSW Register of Coroners' Inquests 1910
    NSW Register of Coroners' Inquests 1910
    Buried 28 Mar 1910  Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I113  Frost Family | The Shirreffs family
    Last Modified 9 May 2019 

    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.
    Marriage Register
    Marriage Register
    Immigration 24 Oct 1869  Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    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

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1884 - Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Joined the ship Loch Garve as AB. Ship was a Three masted, square rigged sailing ship that had sailed from Liverpool, England on 8 Jul 1905. Gordon was still on board 8 Jun 1907 when she reached Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, USA. - 6 Nov 1905 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1910 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Mar 1910 - 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/), 1884/14363 (Reliability: 3), 21 May 1884.
      Shirreffs Gordon; Mother Mary Ann; Father Joseph

    2. [S306] Death Register, NSW 1910/309 (Reliability: 3).
      Registered Sydney

    3. [S25] Cliff Shirreffs, Invercargill.