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James GIFKINS

Male 1844 - 1927  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name James GIFKINS 
    Born Between 1 Jan 1844 and 31 Mar 1844  Thame, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 26 May 1844  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 May 1844  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1851 England 
    • Role: Son
    Emigration 27 May 1870  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on the Monarch 
    Immigration 6 Sep 1870  Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on the Monarch 
    Employment 28 Aug 1872  Cust, North Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Road Board Contractor 
    Died 4 Sep 1927  Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 6 Sep 1927  Sandon Cemetery, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    NZ Notices of Deceased Estates, 1880-1950 30 Sep 1927  Wellington, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pensioner of Sanson 
    • Date of death: 4th Sept 1927 in Testate
    Also Known As James JEFKINS  [8
    Person ID I6341  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2021 

    Father Eden GIFKINS,   b. Abt 1820, Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1882, Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Anne WHITE,   b. Abt 1811, Christmas Common, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1875 and 30 Jun 1875, Thame, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1841  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah CROWDAY,   b. Between 1 Apr 1849 and 30 Jun 1849, Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1925, Awapuni, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1869  Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • 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.
    Children 
    +1. George Henry GIFKINS,   b. 29 May 1872, Moeraki Downs/Cust, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1938, Opunake, Taranaki, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Annie Elizabeth GIFKINS,   b. 10 Nov 1874, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1962, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. William John GIFKINS,   b. 10 Aug 1878, Ashley Gorge, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1928, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +4. James Eden GIFKINS,   b. 10 Nov 1880, Oxford, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. Joseph Matthew GIFKINS,   b. 15 Mar 1883, Bennetts, Waimakariri, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1962, Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Charles Herbert GIFKINS,   b. Between 1 Jan 1889 and 31 Mar 1889, Waipara, North Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Oct 1943 and 31 Dec 1943, Wellington, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     7. Richard Thomas GIFKINS,   b. 27 Sep 1891, Waikari, North Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Wellington, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. Phoebe Jane GIFKINS,   b. 1894, Wairpara, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1907, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F2160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1 Jan 1844 and 31 Mar 1844 - Thame, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 May 1844 - Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 26 May 1844 - Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 England - 30 Mar 1851 - Kingston Blount, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jan 1869 - Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Sep 1927 - Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Sep 1927 - Sandon Cemetery, Sanson, Manawatu, NZ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NZ Papers Past: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/MT19251207.2.7.2
      Bibliographic details:
      Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Manawatu Times, Volume XLIX, Issue 2315, 7 December 1925

      SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY.
      WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th At 2 p.m.
      PERCY P. STEVENS will sell on account of the Public Trustee Manager of the Estate of James Gifkins by an order of the Supreme Court, Section situated Warwick street, Feilding containing 1 rood 14 6 perches together with dwelling.
      Particulars from Public Trustee Feilding or the Auctioneer.
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      ex http://www.mdc.govt.nz/online_services/find_it/cemetery_search
      Gifkins, James
      Age: 81
      Marital Status: N/R     
      Denomination/Religion: N/R     
      Date of Death: 4/09/1927
      Date of Interment: 6/09/1927
      Interment Type:      N/R
      Cemetery: Sandon
      Row: K, Plot Number: 38
      Interment ID: 10622

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Assumption, Based on Baptism date (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S440] England & Wales - Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915, Record: https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10442-110863671/james-gifkins-in-england-wales-birth-index James Gifkins County: Oxfordshire; District: Thame  Citation: James Gifkins Birth date:Jan-Feb-Mar 1844 Birth place: Thame, Oxfordshire (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S471] England - Oxfordshire, CoE Births & Baptisms 1813-1915, (Detail: Oxfordshire Family History Society; Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; Anglican Parish Registers; Reference Number: PAR161/1/R2/1 Source Information: Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915), Name: James Gifkins Baptism Date: 26 May 1844 Baptism Place: Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England Parish as it Appears: Lewknor Father: Eden Gifkins, Labourer of Lewknor Mother: Anne Gifkins (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S9] Newspaper, Press, Volume XX, Issue 2909, 28 August 1872, Page 2 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S157] NZ - BDM Index online - https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/, New Zealand Government, Registration No: 1927/7180; Registration states James Gifkins aged 81 yrs (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S191] NZ - NZSG Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, (Original data: New Zealand Cemetery Records. New Zealand Society of Genealogists Incorporated), Source: Manawatu District Council Surname: GIFKINS Given Names: James Year of Death: 1927 Record Number: 10622 Record Type: Burial Age: 81 Location: Sandon (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S191] NZ - NZSG Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, (Original data: New Zealand Cemetery Records. New Zealand Society of Genealogists Incorporated), Source: NZSG Cemetery Fiche Surname: GIFKINS Given Names: James Year of Death: 1927 Record Number: 55 Record Type: M/I Age: 81 Location: L05.04 Sanson Cemetery (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S96] Census - 1851 England (30th March), Family name recorded in Census as JEFKINS (Reliability: 3).

    9. [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).

    10. [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).