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William Henry Arnott (1866)

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Mr William Henry Arnott
Born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jul 2018
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William Henry Arnott was born on 3 May 1866 in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland.[1] He was son of the soldier William Arnott and Mary Jane (Murphy) Arnott.

By 1871, the family had moved to Stoke Damerel, Devon where William's father had been restationed.[2]

In spring 1874 at the age of eight, William emigrated to New Zealand with his father William, stepmother Henrietta, siblings Albert, Jemima & Caroline, and stepbrother Robert John,[3] arriving in Wellington on 9 Jul 1875.

Around 1915-1920 when William joined the Army and was stationed in Samoa, his home address was listed as Church Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.[4]

He is believed to have died in New Zealand in 1955, at the age of 88.


  1. Ireland Births & Baptisms 1620-1881 ( : 10 February 2018) William Henry Arnott (father) in entry for William Henry Arnott born 03 May 1866; citing 0939, Newbridge & Kildare, Kildare, Ireland; FHL microfilm 101,126;
  2. 1871 England Census - Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Devonshire (RG10 / 2132 / 128 / ED7) Willm. Henry age 5, son, scholar, born Ireland; in household of father William Arnott age 36, head, soldier, born Ireland; mother Mary Jane age 33, soldier's wife, born Ireland; plus siblings Albert age 9 & Jemima age 7;
  3. NZ Passenger Lists 1839-1973 / SS Collingwood, departed 13 April 1875, arrived Wellington 9 Jul 1875 - Passenger List (Selected by the Emigrant Colonists' Aid Corporation) - William Arnott age 38 (nationality: Lincoln?) Henrietta age 28, Albert 12, Jemima 11, William H 8, Caroline 2 & Robert 1 month;
  4. William Henry Arnott, service no. 19/345; enlisted 6 Dec 1915, promoted to sergeant Sep 1919, demobilised May 1920.

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