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Richard SAUNDERSON

gaelwyn

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Hi all,

Richard SAUNDERSON (27) and his wife Catherine (27), emigrated from Ireland in 1863.
They arrived in Sydney on the "Fairlie" on 29th April 1863 as paying passengers.

Richard came from Monaghan, County Monaghan.
Catherine came from Castle Finn.

In 1864, Richard was a Warder at Mudgee Gaol, NSW

His brother and sister emigrated in 1864 on the "Morning Star"

The family mystery was where did Richard and Catherine go!!! No one knew they existed :confused:

I have found no births or deaths registered for them in NSW :eek: :eek:

Consensus was that they returned to Ireland....

Gail :)
 

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Maybe New Zealand Gail.

New Zealand birth
1870/11722 Saunderson Adeline
mother Catherine
father Richard


New zealand death...... fits Richards age.
1881/530 Saunderson Richard 46Y

New Zealand death
1889/3291 Saunderson Catherine 53Y
 

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Im just trying to find something to confirm their yours.

Marlborough Express, Volume XVI, Issue 174, 28 July 1881, Page 2

The funeral of the late' Sergeant Richard Saunderson took place yesterday afternoon. The coffin was accompanied to the grave by the members of the Blenheim, Pioton, and: Havelock members of the armed constabulary and several residents m the locality. ''Sergeant Saunderson being a Presbyterian, the funeral service was performed by the Rev. A. StbweU, of Picton, m the absence of a clergyman from Blenheim.
 

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Yep their yours :biggrin:

Waikato Times, Volume XVII, Issue 1418, 4 August 1881, Page 2

greatly regret to learn that Sergeant Richard Saunderson died somewhat suddenly at the Police Station ou the 25th. The deceased was 46 years of age, and was a native of Monaghau, Irclaud. He sen ed in the Itoyal Irish Constabulary for nine years, wlieu he emigrated to New South Wales, and subsequently, in 1864, came to New ZeaLind and joined the New Zealand Constabulary in Auckland. He continued to serve in that province, chiefly in the Waikato, till August of last year, when he was transferred to Blenheim. Some little while back he was attacked by a severe cold, and was confined to his quarters by it on the 9th June. He was unable to resume day duty until the 11th of the present month, but was again prostrated by a similar attack on the 15th inst. Yesterday he dressed and moved about the house a little. Towards evening, however, he suffered a relapse, and though visited by most of the medical men in town no suspicion of his approaching end seems to have arisen. Sergeant Saundcrson leaves a wife who has been paralysed for many years, and is therefore completely helpless, and one daughter. Sergeant Saundcrson was an efficient and obliging officer, respected by all classes of the community, and one whose loss will be felt m the corps to which he belonged.


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Marriage for Richard and Catherine's daughter

7437/1895 LEE RICHARD SAUNDERSON ADELINE NEWTOWN

Death index for Adeline
19175/1955 LEE ADELINE RICHARD CATHERINE MANLY
 

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Yeah...thank you Gibbo :D:D:D

This has been a mystery for many years :( :(

I'm transcribing the booklet that my mum's cousin wrote in 1982 and found this mystery.
He says that when his GF - Alexander Saunderson, nephew of Richard, died in 1943, all the family documents, including family bible, were sent to someone in Ireland. Who, they didn't know :confused: :confused:
So it was thought to be Richard !!

Gail :biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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Marriage for Richard and Catherine's daughter

7437/1895 LEE RICHARD SAUNDERSON ADELINE NEWTOWN

Death index for Adeline
19175/1955 LEE ADELINE RICHARD CATHERINE MANLY

OMG.....What a coincidence :eek: :eek:

Alexander and Richard's sister Mary, married a William LEE :eek:

821/1867 LEE WILLIAM SAUNDERSON MARY ANN SYDNEY

Related, I wonder :eek: Mary and William's first son was Richard b. 1871 !!

Gail:)
 
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