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Against Mary Jane's families wishes that they marry.

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Against Mary Jane's families wishes that they marry.

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 12:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Leach - Blair

Mary Jane Leach was the daughter of Mr W. Leach, Clipper Kilnkere, Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland and Jane (Drury) Leach, who came from Greagh, Canningstown, Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland, next to Jane Drury in my notes I have formerly Johnston. Mary Jane was born in 1840

George Blair was the son of Samuel Blair, Cohagh, Cootehill, County Cavan and Mary (Halliday) Blair, who came from Tunnyhill, Canningstown, Ballieborough, County Cavan, George was born in 1838 (I'm not sure but he could have been William George, but once again unsure.

What I have been told:
Apparently George Blair and Mary Jane Leach elopted and came out to New Zealand on the "Huntress A" and arrived 21 April 1863, the journey took 5 months.
They did not have any contact, that I am aware of, from their families back in Ireland since arriving in N.Z.
I have been told that Mary Jane came from a wealthy family who had a linen manufacturing business and George was the son of their coachman Samuel Blair. They fell in love and it was against Mary Jane's families wishes that they marry.

They had 12 children, 6 girls and 6 boys, all survived,
James Blair was their 4th child and he was born 8 June 1868.

This is all the records I have - anything on this family would be gratefully appreciated!

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beas28 18 Feb 2013 7:22PM GMT 
elwynsoutter1 18 Feb 2013 9:12PM GMT 
beas28 18 Feb 2013 10:29PM GMT 
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elwynsoutter1 19 Feb 2013 8:22AM GMT 
MauraK62 19 Feb 2013 3:15PM GMT 
MauraK62 19 Feb 2013 3:35PM GMT 
beas28 19 Feb 2013 11:27PM GMT 
beas28 19 Feb 2013 11:47PM GMT 
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