king for William Pollock who emigrated to Dunedin NZ in 1848

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William sailed from Greenock on the Philip Laing and reached Otago new Zealand in 1848, being one of the first settlers,  he brought with him his sister Mary, and their brother James who was about 14 yrs at the time.

We don't know which William he is from all the William Pollocks listed, but he reputed to come from Rutherglen in Lanarkshire.and was born about 1820 there.
in Genealogy Help by Malcolm Garrett G2G Rookie (220 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Hi Malcolm,

The following excerpt is from The Otago Witness, 17 Mar 1898.

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I think that William married Janet Brown on 14/9/1849; James married Agnes Duncan on 3/8/1855 and Mary married James Lopez on 29/11/1848.

William & Janet had 3 sons and 2 daughters.

Mrs William Pollock arrived on the BERNICIA at Port Chalmers in Dec 1848 and married soon after. She came from Paisley (?). She was born in 1820.  Ref: Otago Daily Times, 19 March 1903, pg. 7.

Mrs James Pollock (Duncan) arrived on the MOOLTAN at Port Chalmers in Dec 1849.

This info may not be exactly what you need but it may help.



by Kevin Sands G2G6 Mach 3 (32.0k points)
Further thanks to Kevin.  I have already discovered that the man listed as Lopez, is in fact Loper, and this was a misprint in the record of his marriage.  He was partner with my Grandfather William in their butcher shop as well as marrying his sister Mary.  Mrs James Pollock was Agnes daughter of the Duncans.  My explorations now turn to the descendants and their lives, of John Henry Pollock who went to Whanganui and became involved in the horse racing scene there, ending up as handicapper for the Wellington Racing Club. He married Jemima Potts.
Hi Malcolm Garrett, grandson of William Pollock who had the butcher shop in Princes St. Dunedin. A Schring, worked as a butcher for William Pollock. Paperspast Oct 1862 shows that he asked for a week's wages from Mr Pollock. I believe this is my grt grandfather whose name is actually very different to "A Schring".  That was how things went sometimes back in those days, for many reasons.  Do you happen to have any records, papers, official notes about A Schring? aka Francis Scaringi. In years to come one son of Francis married a grandaughter of James Loper (through the line of James' partner, Koukou, who he had two sons to, before he married Mary Pollock.)
Hi to MJH, and thanks for your interesting story.  I located the article - in The Otago Daily Times of the date you noted.  I would love to hear more about the association between Koukou and her children's connection to Francis Scaringi.  I have NO details about the shop, business, or records except that it was burnt down at some stage during the gold rush period, which is about the time of the hearing re wages owed.  If you would like, please contact me at: so we can compare notes properly .

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