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John Sherwood (1810 - 1887)

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John Sherwood
Born in Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 5 Nov 1849 in St Matthews , Ipswich, Suffolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Nile Street East, Nelson, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified 19 Aug 2019 | Created 20 Sep 2013 | Last significant change: 19 Aug 2019
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Biography

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John Sherwood has English ancestors.
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John Sherwood migrated from England to New Zealand.
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John was born in 1810 at Hull, Yorkshire, England.[1]

John was a retired corporal of the 16th Queen's Lancers. He enlisted aged 20 in his home town and seven years later was ordered to India where he served for a further 17 years.[2] He won four medals including medals for the Battle of Ghazni, Afghanistan 1839 and the Battle of Sobraon, India 1846.[3] He resigned from service due to ill health.

John and his family left London on the 10 January 1856 on. He, his wife Kitty, and three eldest children, John, Rhoda and William arrived in Nelson on the 19 May 1856.[4]

The passenger list stated: Sherwood John (38yrs), Kitty (32), John (5), Rhoda (2), Kitty (under 1)[5]

On arriving at Nelson, he joined the Police force in 1857 and remained in the force until 1874 when he became a messenger to the Supreme and Magistrates Courts. He resigned from this post after a stroke in 1882.[6]

He passed away on 13 Nov 1887 aged 77 years old[7] at his residence at Nile Street East, Nelson, New Zealand.[8]

Sources

  1. DEATH OF A VETFRAN. SOLDIER., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXI, Issue 331, 14 November 1887 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NEM18871114.2.9
  2. DEATH OF A VETFRAN. SOLDIER., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXI, Issue 331, 14 November 1887 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NEM18871114.2.9
  3. "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-VQ99-XP?cc=1865481&wc=7HG9-NQD%3A1045248801%2C1045288101 : 15 October 2015), Nelson Court > Probate records 1850-1890 P1080, P1100, P1082, P1087, P1068-P1103 surnames S-T > image 156 of 417; Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office.
  4. http://www.nzpictures.co.nz/Ship-Inchinnan1856.pdf
  5. http://www.nzpictures.co.nz/Ship-Inchinnan1856.pdf
  6. DEATH OF A VETFRAN. SOLDIER., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXI, Issue 331, 14 November 1887 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NEM18871114.2.9
  7. "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-VQ99-JC?cc=1865481&wc=7HG9-NQD%3A1045248801%2C1045288101 : 15 October 2015), Nelson Court > Probate records 1850-1890 P1080, P1100, P1082, P1087, P1068-P1103 surnames S-T > image 161 of 417; Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office.
  8. DEATH., Colonist, Volume XXX, Issue 5057, 14 November 1887 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TC18871114.2.6

Acknowledgments

Entered by Gilly Wood on Thursday, September 19, 2013.




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