James AUSTIN

Male 1838 - 1921  (83 years)


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  • Name James AUSTIN  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1838  Helen's Bay, Down, Northern Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 1921  Temuka, South, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried 16 Mar 1921  Temuka Cemetery, South Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I119  David Blyth Family
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 

    Father James AUSTIN,   b. 1810, Ballygrot, Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susan LOWRY,   b. 1815, Crawfordsburn, Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary SHANKS,   b. 1843, Ballygrot, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1900, Temuka, South Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1863  Bangor, Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. William AUSTIN,   b. 29 Jun 1864, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1922, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [unknown]  [natural]
     2. James AUSTIN,   b. Dec 1865, Selwyn, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     3. Agnes AUSTIN,   b. Dec 1867,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     4. Andrew AUSTIN,   b. Sep 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     5. John Jack AUSTIN,   b. Jun 1871,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     6. Margaret Maggie AUSTIN,   b. Sep 1872,   d. 14 Dec 1954  (Age ~ 82 years)  [natural]
     7. George AUSTIN,   b. Nov 1874,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     8. Richard Dick AUSTIN,   b. Oct 1876,   d. 1957  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     9. Mary Elizabeth AUSTIN,   b. 1 Dec 1878,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
     10. Annie AUSTIN,   b. Mar 1881, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1954, Timaru, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
     11. Charles Lowry AUSTIN,   b. Jul 1885,   d. 1967  (Age ~ 81 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Reference: Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Canterbury edition. Vol. 3 pages 9 18 Published 1903

      OHAPE is seventeen miles to the north of Timaru in the county of Gerald ine. It is within five miles of Temuka, and has a bi-weekly mail servi ce with Timaru. The district is devoted to farming. has a public school a nd a blacksmith shop.

      FARMERSº

      AUSTIN, James, Farmer, Ohape, near Temuka. Mr Austin was born in Count y Down, Ireland, in 1837, and was brought up as a farmer by his father. H e came to Lyttelton in 1864 by the ship "Zealandia," and after farming f or three years at Selwyn, removed to Temuka in 1867 - just before the h eavy flood in that district. Mr Austin has a number of farms, and in a ddition to cereal growing, is a breeder of sheep and cattle at one tim e he owned a stud of Clydesdale horses. He was married in the Old Coun ty and has eleven children.

      James and Mary Austin arrived in Lyttleton, New Zealand from County Dow n Ireland on December 8th, 1863 as paying passengers. They bought a far m at Winchester, South Canterbury after 3 years in the Selwyn District. G randfather lived by the rules he set. If a man was worthy of his hire, h e was fit to sit at table with the family. He had 11 in the family, fin anced four sons and two son-in-laws into farms. Bought houses for them w hen they married. Daughters (single) had an income for life and then on t heir death, this income was equally divided among his 28 Grandchildren. M oney invested in his daughter´s farms was held in trust to be equally d ivided among their respective families at their death…Grandfather sold a 2 8 acre farm or was a tenant on it to come to New Zealand in 1863 and af ter some years had 6000 acres in South Canterbury and Mid-Canterbury. T wo farms are still in the family. Grandmother was a teacher and a beaut iful sewer.´´
      Extracts from a letter written by Agnes Kelly (née Connolly) May 1995

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] www.familysearch.org, Familysearch.org International Genealogical Recor ds (Name: www.familysearch.org; Location: www.familysearch.org;), Batch #: M702289, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0101450, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1863.

    2. [S15] Ancestry Family Trees (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ances try.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry membe rs.;), Ancestry Family Trees.

    3. [S15] Ancestry Family Trees (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ances try.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry membe rs.;), Database online.
      Record for James Austin

    4. [S113] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 04 March 2018, 03:32), entry for James Austin(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LB7H-9CZ); contributed by various users. PersonID LB7H-9CZ.
      James Austin

    5. [S95] Registrar of Births, Deaths and Mariages, New Zealand - Death Records, Deaths in the District of Temuka, Record for James Austin.
      When: 14 March 1921 at Temuka
      Name: James Austin
      Occupation: Retired Farmer
      Casue of Death: internal ...
      Father: James Austin Occupation: Farmer
      Mother: Susan Austin nee Lowry
      Burried 16 March 1921 Temuka
      Where born: Helens Bay, Belfast, Ireland 56 years in NZ
      Where married : Helens Bay, Belfast at age 26 to Mary Shanks

    6. [S108] Timaru Cemetery Database - Online, Plot for Mary Austin and James Austin.
      Reference 19575
      Surname Austin
      Forenames Mary
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      Age at Death Unknown
      Date of Death Wednesday, 5 September 1900
      Date of Interment Wednesday, 5 September 1900
      Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
      Section General
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      Beam
      New Row 113
      New Plot 320
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      Funeral Director

    7. [S44] www.familysearch.org, Familysearch.org International Genealogical Recor ds (Name: www.familysearch.org; Location: www.familysearch.org;), "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGNM-5NG : accessed 14 Aug 2013), James Austin and Mary Shanks, 03 Aug 1863.
      James Austin, "Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898"
      Name: James Austin
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      Spouse's Name: Mary Shanks
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      Event Date: 03 Aug 1863
      Event Place: 0063,Bangor,Down,Ireland
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M70228-9
      System Origin: Ireland-ODM
      GS Film number: 101450
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    8. [S77] Northern Ireland Civil Records, Marriage of james Austin and Mary SHanks - Details form a Forum Posting.
      Record Type Civil Marriage
      Date of Marriage 3 Aug 1863
      Groom Name james AUSTIN
      Bride Name mary SHANKS
      Church Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church
      Parish Bangor
      Civil District Newtownards
      County Down

      Surname Firstname Year Fathers Firstname county

      AUSTIN JAMES 1863 JAMES Down

      SHANKS MARY 1863 JAMES Down