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1857 marriage register entry for George Tunnecliff and Elizabeth Barber, Auckland (NZ Births, Deaths & Marriages 1857/929)

George Tunnecliffe of Taranaki — and Tean?

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Tunnecliffes of Taranaki

My 3 x great grandfather George Tunnecliffe (or Tunnecliff/Tunnicliff/Tunnicliffe) arrived in New Zealand aboard the Dinapore, landing in Auckland on 5th of August 1857. Three days later he married a fellow passenger, Elizabeth Barber, and they made their home in the province of Taranaki.

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The Travelling Genie

It’s been over a month since we arrived back from a family trip to the UK, where I managed to squeeze in a few genealogy-related activities.

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Bethuel Boyes of Great Driffield ~ Tombstone Tuesday

I’ve done my fair share of walking around graveyards in the vain hope of discovering an ancestor’s (legible) gravestone. And occasionally I get lucky! (See an earlier post about finding George & Elizabeth Kemp in West Yorkshire.) Sometimes I’ve even checked the burial registers or with cemetery staff beforehand and know for certain that a…

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St Mary & All Saints Church, Checkley, Staffordshire ~ Wordless Wednesday

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Tunnecliffes of Taranaki

My 3 x great grandfather George was baptised in this church on 19 December 1831, the son of William Tunnicliffe, farmer of Hall Green, and Louisa his wife1. St Mary & All Saints Church (Checkley, Staffordshire, England), Staffordshire Baptisms 1538-1900; digital image, FindMyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 01 Aug 2014).

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Brockley Cemetery, Lewisham, England ~ Wordless Wednesday

  Wordless Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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St Mary’s Church, Polstead, Suffolk ~ revisited

Some weeks back I posted a photo I took of St Mary’s church in Polstead, Suffolk.  It’s a beautiful old village church, and when we visited back in August, we could just walk in and take a look around. Inside, I picked up a copy of Polstead Church and Parish1 for a small donation, and…

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Polstead, Suffolk ~ Wordless Wednesday

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St Mary’s Church, Polstead, Suffolk ~ Wordless Wednesday

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West Yorkshire research trip – Part 4

I posted a photo last week of Rothwell’s market cross – a replica of the medieval one, which originally was close to the current site.  I have several census returns where the address is simply “Near Crop” or “New Cross”, or maybe they are the same?   In the following instances, they look quite distinct: In…

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Market Cross, Rothwell, West Yorkshire ~ Wordless Wednesday

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