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Husband: Henry DOBBS died at age: 76
Born: 1802 in Abbeyleix, Queens County, Ireland Christened: 08-Aug-1802 in Abbeyleix, Queens County, Ireland 1 Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. 2,3 (see note 1) Died: 25-Nov-1878 in Fendalton, Christchurch, CBY, NZ. Buried: 28-Nov-1878 in St Peters, Riccarton, Christchurch, CBY, NZ. Father: George DOBBS (1773 - 1853) Mother: Frances (Fanny) COLLINS (1778 - 1864) Other spouse 1 Other spouse 3 Other spouse 4 Notes 4
Wife: Frances TOMLINSON Married: 21-Oct-1848 in Ballyroan, Queens Co. , IRL. 1
Born: ABT 1815 in IRL. Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. 3 Died: in Lyttelton, CBY, NZ. Buried: 27-Aug-1855 in Lyttelton, CBY, NZ. Father: Mother: Notes
M Child 1: George DOBBS died at age: 22 Born: MAY 1835 in IRL. Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. Died: 11-Jan-1857 in Avon River, Chch, CBY, NZ. Cause of death: 11-Jan-1857 Accidental drowning, Avon River, Christchurch. Buried: 13-Jan-1857 in Christchurch, CBY, NZ. Notes
+ F Child 2: Frances DOBBS died at age: 77 Born: 1836 in IRL. Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. Died: 30-Apr-1913 in Spreydon, Christchurch, CBY, NZ. Buried: 2-May-1913 in Sydenham, Christchurch, CBY, NZ. Husband: Michael DOWNEY b. ABT 1833 d. 17-Sep-1898 Married: 15-Jun-1858 in St Michaels Church, Christchurch, CBY, NZ.
F Child 3: Charlotte DOBBS died at age: 81 Born: 1837 in Queens County, Ireland Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. Died: 6-Nov-1918 in Hereford Street, Linwood, Chch., CBY., N.Z. Buried: 9-Nov-1918 in Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, CBY, NZ. Husband: John WADSWORTH b. ABT 1837 d. BEF 1906 Married: 28-Jun-1882 in Stanmore Rd, Christchurch, CBY, NZ.
M Child 4: William DOBBS died at age: 36 Born: ABT 1839 in LEX (Queens), IRL. Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. Died: 26-Oct-1875 in Yew Farm, Moeraki Downs, CBY, NZ. (see note 2) Buried: 28-Oct-1875 in Rangiora, CBY, NZ. Wife: Maria DOWNEY b. ABT 1838 d. 25-Feb-1918 Married: 24-Nov-1858 in St Michaels Church, Christchurch, CBY, NZ.
F Child 5: Emma Maria DOBBS died at age: 40 Born: 1842 in Maryborough, Queens County, Ireland Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. Died: 30-Mar-1882 in Sydenham, Christchurch, CBY, NZ. Buried: 1-Apr-1882 in Addington, Chch, CBY, NZ. Husband: Joseph Adams CARLILE b. 1835 d. 29-Jul-1904 Married: 12-May-1859 in Christchurch, CBY, NZ.
F Child 6: Maria DOBBS Born: ABT 1845 in Ireland Immigrated: 23-Jul-1855 in Ship: "COLCHESTER" to Lyttelton via Wellington from Melbourne. Husband: Angus NICOL b. ABT 1826 Married: 19-Sep-1860 in Kaiapoi, CBY, NZ.
Sources: (1) Myra KEAY, DOBBS of Ireland (KEAY/ 2006), KEAY-DOBBS, 21/02/2006. (2) Provincial Government, Immigration, -sc- "ICPS" = Inward Correspondence to Provincial Superintendant. Nat Arch April 2006. CP6 ICPS 896(1) / 1855. (3) Shipping from the "Lyttelton Times". (LYTTELTON TIMES/ 1855). SHIPPNG NEWS Arrived July 23rd, Brig Colchester, 154 tons, Adams, via Wellington from Melbourne. Passengers :- Cabin: etc. Steerage: {several and lastly} "H. DOBBS, Wife, 2 Sons, 2 daughters and 2 young children". - - -. L.T., Wed 25 July, 1855, Vol V, No. 285. Page 5, Column 1. (4) Barry E. PYCROFT, Research Notes, -sc- The note is derived from sighting and observing the details of the record written about. -scc- "ICPS" is Inward Correspondence to Provincial Superintendant. Nat Arch April 2006. CP6 ICPS 896(1) / 1855. Event Notes Note (1) -n_immi- {18/4/2006. BEP} Nat Archives, ChCh. Ch 287/ICPS 896(1)/1855, CP6 - 'Colchester', Captain ADAMS for Port Coopper. A letter from P. LAURIE in Melbourne to the Superintendant of the Province of Canterbury, 19th June, 1855. The letter asks for financial consideration for these 'assisted' passengers on the 'Colchester'. Other ships a mentioned are 'Gil Blas' and 'Wild Irish Girl'. P. LAURIE states that it is nearly impossible to get more than 1 per person from the passengers for their 8.8s. passage. ARRIVAL: Lyttelton, 1855, DOBBS, Henry, 51, Farmer. Frances, 40, Wife. George, 21, General farm servant. Frances, 19, Household Servant. Charlotte, 18, Household Servant. William, 17, Ploughman. Emma, 13, Household Servant. Maria, 10, Household Servant. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Note (2) -nd-. Moeraki Downs, or Mairaki is located at Cust & Springbank, NCY, NZ. It is NOT he Boulders of Moeraki, in North Otago!. Name Index