Emigrated in 1859. at age 5 with his family to New Zealand. 
↑ Family Reference: 176
Name Overend James, Age 5, Government Assisted, Voyage reference 23, ship name Robert Small, Depart 06/Oct/1859 Arrival 29/Jan/1860, Lyttleton New Zealand
Ref LDS film #0287465
Born in 1854. (The mystery of the untraceable birth certificate for James Overend has been resolved. The original spelling was the problem. P.A. Burgin, Superintendent Registrar at the Dewsbury Registration District office reported that they had located a certificate for a James OVERING, which fitted the details of his parents Nathan and Elizabeth exactly.
Elizabeth were recorded as OVERING not Overend. Elizabeth Overend signed the certificate with her ark (a cross) so obviously she was unable to read or write and would not have known the certificate had been mis-spelt by the registrar.)
Lived 156 Hills Rd Christchurch and worked as a fell monger. A fell monger is one who removes hair or wool from a hide
"New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, Family Search (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSBT-W6P : 8 August 2017), James Overend, 29 Jan 1860; citing ship Robert Small, Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm.
This information has been researched and documented by Loretta White (Overend-286), and by Elizabeth Lucket (Overend-177). I thank Loretta & Elizabeth for the work they have carried out, and their permission to use it here. Gordon-7688