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Emma, Harriet and William Gilchrist


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New Zealand this time for a family from Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. These 3 siblings are in the 1881 census at Innerleithen. Their parents have just died and their sister drowned in the Tweed in 1870. Another brother, John is in Liverpool in 1871.

Emma born 1845 Kent died in 1888 at Dunedin and is mentioned on the family gravestone in the Innerleithen graveyard. I found her funeral notice in the Evening Star 1888

I haven't found her on a ship and wondered if her brother and sister also went to New Zealand. Wm was born 1861in Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire and Harriet was born 1847 probably in Kent like her sister.
Parents of this 3 were John Gilchrist born Kirkcudbrightshire c 1811 and his wife Charlotte Wilkens of Rochester, Kent b 1815.

Any help appreciated.

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