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Ann (Jay) Diffey (1839 - 1923)

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Ann Diffey formerly Jay
Born in Brimfield, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Brighton Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Palmerston North, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2014
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Categories: Wairoa, sailed 7 July 1877.

Biography

Ann was born in 1839. [1] [2]

England and Wales Census, 1841- Ann (1) living Middleton, Herefordshire, England with her family:

Joseph Jay M 25-29 Herefordshire
Elizabeth Jay F 35-39 Herefordshire
Ann Jay F 1 Herefordshire
Joseph Jay M 0 Herefordshire [3]

England and Wales Census, 1851- Ann (12) visiting in Brimfield, Worcestershire, England

Thomas Kinnersley Head M 28 Burford, Worcestershire
Elizabeth Kinnersley Wife F 27 Brimfield, Herefordshire
Mary A Kinnersley Daughter F 0 Brimfield, Herefordshire
Ann Jay Visitor F 12 Brimfield, Herefordshire

Fanny Parker Servant F 16 Middleton, Herefordshire [4]

Marriage?? spouse not reccorded[5] [6]

England and Wales Census, 1871 - Ann (31) living Birmingham, Warwickshire, England with husband William and 3 children:

William Diffey Head M 33 Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire
Ann Diffey Wife F 31 Birnfield, Herefordshire
Agnes Diffey Daughter F 4 Brighton, Sussex
Ada A Diffey Daughter F 2 Brighton, Sussex
Henrietta Diffey Daughter F 0 Birmingham, Warwickshire [7]

Ann Immigrated to New Zealand in 1877 aboard the Wairoa [8]

She passed away in 1923. [9]

FUNERAL NOTICE. MANAWATU STANDARD, VOLUME XLIV, ISSUE 768, 26 JULY 1923 DIFFEY.—The friends of the late Anne Diffey are respectfully informed that her funeral will leave her daughter’s residence, 247 Church street, at 10.30 a.ra. on Saturday, arriving at the Halcombe cemetery at 12 noon. THOS. GRIGGS AND SON, Undertakers.

MANAWATU STANDARD, VOLUME XLIV, ISSUE 769, 27 JULY 1923 By the death of Mrs Anne Diffey, which occurred at the residence of her daughter, Mrs E. Sims, 247 Church street, at an early hour yesterday morning. New Zealand loses a colonist of nearly 50 years' standing. The deceased lady was born in Herefordshire, England, 83 years ago and was married to the late Mr William Diffey before she and her husband came out to New Zealand in the ship Wairoa in 1877. On arrival Mr Diffey was employed in the construction of the railway between Wanganui and Palmerston North. After 25 years' service he retired on superannuation and the couple went to reside in Halcombe, where they helped to bring about the establishment of the English Church there. Mr Diffey was one of the promoters and managing director of the Halcombe Cooperative Dairy Company. Her husband dying four years ago, Mrs Diffey came to live with her daughter in Palmerston North. Up till ten days before her death, the deceased lady had enjoyed good health and her passing will be deeply regretted by all with whom she had come in contact. Of a family of ten children, five daughters and two sons are now living. The daughters are: Mesdames Holgerson (Palmerston North), Griffin (Marton), Blick (Wanganui), Harris (Wanganui), and Sims (Palmerston North). The two sons are Messrs E. H. Diffey (New Plymouth), and H. E. Diffey (Sanson). There are 38 grand-children and 33 great-grand-children. The funeral will take place to-morrow, when the body will be taken to the Halcombe cemetery for interment.

Ann is buried in the Halcombe Cemetery, Manawatu, New Zealand [10] Monument Inscription: In loving memory of William Diffey who departed this life September 18th 1919 Aged 81 years. Also, William J Diffey son of the above Died June 30th 1879 Aged 1 years and 10 months. Also Ann Diffey wife of the above Died July 26th 1923 Aged 83 years. Peace, perfect peace.

Probate records - Palmerston North Probate files [second sequence] DIFFEY Ann 1923 Palmerston North High Court [11]

Sources

  1. First-hand information as remembered by Margaret Diffey, Monday, September 22, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
  2. England Births and Christenings
    Name Ann Jay
    Gender Female
    Christening Date 28 Jul 1839
    Christening Date (Original) 28 JUL 1839
    Christening Place BRIMFIELD,HEREFORD,ENGLAND
    Father's Name Joseph Jay
    Mother's Name Elizabeth
  3. Name Ann Jay
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 1841
    Event Place Middleton, Herefordshire, England
    Residence Note Pole Lane
    Gender Female
    Age 1
    Age (Original) 1
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1840
    Birthplace Herefordshire
    Registration District Leominster Union
    Parish Middleton
    County Herefordshire
    Page Number 12
    Registration Number HO107
    Piece/Folio 430/9
    Affiliate Record Type Household
    Joseph Jay M 25-29 Herefordshire
    Elizabeth Jay F 35-39 Herefordshire
    Ann Jay F 1 Herefordshire
    Joseph Jay M 0 Herefordshire
    Citing this Record
    "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M776-HQV : 4 August 2016), Ann Jay in household of Joseph Jay, Middleton, Herefordshire, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. Name Ann Jay Event Type Census Event Date 1851 Event Place Brimfield, Worcestershire, England Registration District Tenbury Gender Female Age 12 Occupation Scholar Relationship to Head of Household Visitor Birth Year (Estimated) 1839 Birthplace Brimfield, Herefordshire Page Number 5 Registration Number HO107 Piece/Folio 2040 / 68 Affiliate Record Type Household Thomas Kinnersley Head M 28 Burford, Worcestershire Elizabeth Kinnersley Wife F 27 Brimfield, Herefordshire Mary A Kinnersley Daughter F 0 Brimfield, Herefordshire Ann Jay Visitor F 12 Brimfield, Herefordshire Fanny Parker Servant F 16 Middleton, Herefordshire Citing this Record "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGZW-ZST : 29 July 2017), Ann Jay in household of Thomas Kinnersley, Brimfield, Worcestershire, England; citing Brimfield, Worcestershire, England, p. 5, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  5. England and Wales Marriage Registration Index Name Annie Jay Event Type Marriage Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep Registration Year 1864 Registration District Brighton County Sussex Event Place Brighton, Sussex, England Volume 2B Page 659 Line Number 20 Citing this Record "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DVP-GM4 : 13 December 2014), Annie Jay, 1864; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1864, quarter 3, vol. 2B, p. 659, Brighton, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. England and Wales Marriage Registration Index Name William Differy Event Type Marriage Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep Registration Year 1864 Registration District Brighton County Sussex Event Place Brighton, Sussex, England Volume 2B Page 377 Line Number 8 William Differy probably married one of the following people Name Charles Stuart Wayland Name Elizabeth Mary Heyward
  7. Name Ann Diffey Event Type Census Event Date 1871 Event Place Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Enumeration District 7 Gender Female Age 31 Marital Status Married Relationship to Head of Household Wife Birth Year (Estimated) 1840 Birthplace Birnfield, Herefordshire Entry Number 8 Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/3098/0044 William Diffey Head M 33 Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire Ann Diffey Wife F 31 Birnfield, Herefordshire Agnes Diffey Daughter F 4 Brighton, Sussex Ada A Diffey Daughter F 2 Brighton, Sussex Henrietta Diffey Daughter F 0 Birmingham, Warwickshire Citing this Record "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDD9-ZVN : 24 June 2017), Ann Diffey in entry for William Diffey, 1871.
  8. Ann Diffey
    New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists
    Name Ann Diffey
    Event Type Immigration
    Event Date 20 Oct 1877
    Event Place Wellington, New Zealand
    Gender Female
    Nationality Dorset
    Departure Date 1877
    Arrival Port Wellington
    Ship Name Wairoa
    Arrival Place Wellington
    Citing this Record
    "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSY5-L6D : 12 December 2014), Ann Diffey, 20 Oct 1877; citing ship Wairoa, Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm .
  9. 1923/8548 Diffey Ann 84Y BDM NZ
  10. Diffey, Ann Age: 84 Marital Status: Denomination/Religion: Anglican Date of Death: 26/07/1923 Date of Interment: 26/07/1923 Interment Type: Cemetery: Halcombe Row 14 Plot Number: 16 Interment ID: 9696
  11. Ann Diffey New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records Name Ann Diffey Event Type Probate Event Date 1923 Event Place Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Residence Place Palmerston North Occupation Widow Agency AAOY Series Number 21078 Series Name Palmerston North probate files [second sequence], 1922-1994 Note Palmerston North - Widow Item Code R22976538 Box Number 424 Record Number 0140/23 First Image Number 614 Last Image Number 638 Number of Images 25 Citing this Record "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2VCC-3J2 : 27 April 2016), Ann Diffey, 1923; citing Palmerston North, Palmerston North probate files [second sequence], 1922-1994, record number 0140/23, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office; FamilySearch digital folder 007029217.

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