By Mary-Kay MARTYN
My interest in genealogy stems from hearing my paternal grandmother (a past member of NZSG) discuss her latest enquiries, findings, and connections on the Martyn Family Tree. In conjunction with her eldest son, I am updating the tree.
My Father's descendants - The MARTYN Family - originate from Stenalees, Cornwall and emigrated, and settled in Oamaru, as business owners. Other lines of this family include: JACKSON, ADAMS and WATSTON.
My Mothers descendants - The SARGENT Family - originate from Morval, Cornwall, emigrated, settled in South Canterbury, as Sheep Farmers. Other lines of this family include: RUSSELL, GILLMAN and SANDERS.
As I had little information on my Mothers family, I have focused my research here.
My Brick Wall - I am struggling to find information about my mother's great-great grandfather - John James Burrows BAIRD.
Born: 23 Sept 1838, Watts Place, Chatham, Kent, England.
Married: Maraea LEE, 23 May 1873 by Bishop Selwyn
Died: 23 Oct 1915, Otautau Buried: Otautau (New) Cemetery, Block CI, Plot 2.
John and “Maria” had 13 children.
I would like to find:
These are family stories from some of our members.