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Family: James GIFKINS / Sarah CROWDAY (F2160)

m. 23 Jan 1869


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  • Father | Male
    James GIFKINS

    Born  Between 1 Jan 1844 and 31 Mar 1844  Thame, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  26 May 1844  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Sep 1927  Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  6 Sep 1927  Sandon Cemetery, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  23 Jan 1869  [1, 2]  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Eden GIFKINS | F2169 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Anne WHITE | F2169 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Sarah CROWDAY

    Born  Between 1 Apr 1849 and 30 Jun 1849  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  17 Jun 1849  Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Mar 1925  Awapuni, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  18 Mar 1925  Sandon Cemetery, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  James CROWDY | F2175 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Jane HARDING | F2175 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + George Henry GIFKINS

    Born  29 May 1872  Moeraki Downs/Cust, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 May 1938  Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  28 May 1938  Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Helen (Ellen) JEFFERIES | F2152 
    Married  1897  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Louisa (Maud) WILDBORE | F2014 
    Married  1903  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    + Annie Elizabeth GIFKINS

    Born  10 Nov 1874  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Oct 1962  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  20 Oct 1962  Hastings Cemetery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William John WATTIE | F2172 
    Married  27 Jan 1894  Waikari, North Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + William John GIFKINS

    Born  10 Aug 1878  Ashley Gorge, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Aug 1928  Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  24 Aug 1928  Sandon Cemetery, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Susan LEAT | F2164 
    Married  25 Sep 1901  Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    + James Eden GIFKINS

    Born  10 Nov 1880  Oxford, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1957  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  17 May 1957  Waikari, North Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Lucy GREEN | F2232 
    Married  1911  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Bessie ROGER | F2439 
    Married  1930  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    + Joseph Matthew GIFKINS

    Born  15 Mar 1883  Bennetts, Waimakariri, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Nov 1962  Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  27 Nov 1962  Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sophia Elizabeth MEYER | F2163 
    Married  1907  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    Charles Herbert GIFKINS

    Born  Between 1 Jan 1889 and 31 Mar 1889  Waipara, North Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Between 1 Oct 1943 and 31 Dec 1943  Wellington, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 7 | Male
    Richard Thomas GIFKINS

    Born  27 Sep 1891  Waikari, North Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1962  Wellington, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 8 | Female
    Phoebe Jane GIFKINS

    Born  1894  Wairpara, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Aug 1907  Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  11 Aug 1907  Sandon Cemetery, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • James/Sarah Marriage Record:
      James Gifkins signed his name
      Sarah made her mark
      (Witness) John Ditton signed his name
      (Witness) Heather Marie Harris made her mark
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      James & Sarah left England 27th May 1870 on the Monarch arriving 6th September 1870 in Canterbury, NZ.
      James is listed as a 26yo ploughman from Oxfordshire and Sarah as 22yrs.

      Their passage cost was:
      1). Total cost to the Provincial Government - 29 pounds
      2). Amount payable by individuals in cash - 6 pounds
      3). Amount payable by individuals in Promissory Notes - 22 pounds
      4). Amount payable by individuals in Bills from Friends in Colony - 0 pounds
      5). Present cost to the Provincial Government - 23 pounds [1). minus 2).]
      5). Ultimate cost to the Provincial Government - 1 pound

      Voyage details:
      https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6F6S-361?cc=1609792
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      NZ Papers Past - Manawatu Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 1932, 28 January 1919
      Mr and Mrs James Gifkins, who were married at the Lewknor Parish Church, Oxford, in 1868(sic), celebrated their golden anniversary at Sanson last week.
      They came out to New Zealand the following year, landing on September 7th, 1879(sic) and for many years have resided in the district.
      They have six sons and two daughters (Mrs Whattie(sic) of Hastings and Mrs W. Leat, of Sanson).
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      NZ Papere Past - Rangitikei Advocate and Manawatu Argus, Volume XLV, Issue 11734, 22 January 1919
      GOLDEN WEDDING.
      GIFKINS - CROWDY : At the Parish Church of Lewknor, in the County of Oxford, England, on January 22nd, 1869,
      James Gifkins to Sarah Ann Crowdy, by the Rev George Slade.
      Christchurch papers please copy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S473] England - Oxfordshire, CoE Marriages & Banns 1754-1930, (Detail: Oxfordshire Family History Society; Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; Anglican Parish Registers; Reference Number: PAR161/1/R3/4 Source Information: Title: Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930), Name:James Gifkins Gender: Male Age:25 Birth Year: C1844 Marriage or Bann Date: 23 Jan 1869 Marriage Place: Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Parish as it Appears: Lewknor Spouse: Sarah Crowday d/o James Crowday Father: Edm(sic) Gifkins (Labourer) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S232] England & Wales - Civil Registration Marriage Index: 1837 - 2005, Name: Sarah Crowday Event Type: Marriage Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar Registration Year: 1869 Registration District: Thame County: Oxfordshire Event Place: Thame, Oxfordshire, England Volume: 3A Page: 671 Line Number: 16 (Reliability: 3).