One of my queries relates to someone by the name of George Henry HALFACRE.
I am looking for any information, relatives and/or photos in regards to the below people:
He would have been born around 1871/1872 in Hampshire, England. In 1894 age 23, he got married in Hampshire, England to Emily RAGGET. George (who was a Farmer) and Emily apparently left London, England for Wellington, New Zealand on 11 June 1908 aboard the vessel, Rimutaka along with Master A HALFACRE, Miss D HALFACRE, Miss I HALFACRE and Master R HALFACRE (who I assume were there 4 children). On 18 September 1910, Emily died leaving George as a widow.
I assume Master A HALFACRE is Albert John HALFACRE (who was apparently born on 26 October 1904 in England I assume and died in 1977 in New Zealand); I assume Miss D HALFACRE is Daisy Jane HALFACRE (who apparently was born on 16 November 1910 in England I assume and died in 1980 in New Zealand); I assume Master R HALFACRE is Richard James HALFACRE who died in New Zealand in 1961 aged 55 years old. I am unsure who Miss I HALFACRE is though as couldn't find a death record for her in New Zealand. None of the children appear to have married and had children of there own (or at least in New Zealand anyway from what I can tell - could always be wrong though on that front). I wonder what became of Miss I HALFACRE. Did she perhaps die aboard the vessel on the way over to New Zealand, or did she move away to another country?
On 08 February 1915 George (now aged 42 and a Fishmonger) got married again. This time to an Amy Winifred BROWN (one of my ancestors - who was aged 32) at St. Paul's Church in Christchurch, New Zealand.
George and Amy had a girl who was born on 28 April 1916 in Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand but she died a mere 2 days later on 30 April 1916 in Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand from Inanition. I am unaware of any other children they had.
George's death certificate states his parents were Samuel HALFACRE (a Gardener) and Mary KNIGHT. George died on 21 June 1963 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He had spent 54 years in New Zealand. He was a retired Mixed Farmer. His second wife, Amy was born on 29 April 1882 in Kowai Bush, Cantebury, New Zealand. She died on 20 March 1960 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her parents names were Georgina Harriet DRIVER who I believe was born in England and George James BROWN who was born on 07 May 1858 in Sandy Creek (today known as Tarnagulla), Victoria, Australia.