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The Duley Family by Joy Shelford

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Date: 1827 to 1990
Location: New_Zealand, Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Duley, Hayward, Lovett, Beattie, Connor, Evans, Edwards, Taggart, Dommett, Bygrave, Boyce, West, Knewstubb, Loader, Tahiwi, Tomlinson, WIlliam, Stewart New Zealand
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This book was written and compiled by Joy (Duley) Shelford in preparation for a Duley family reunion held in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1991.

It tells the story of John Duley (of England) and Jane (Robinson) Duley (of Enniskillen, Ireland) who married in Victoria, Australia, in 1858. John and Jane had three children, a daughter (Leah) who died very young, and two sons who survived to adulthood. John disappeared, and may have settled in Otago, New Zealand, during the goldrush days. He may have married again and had another family. In the meantime, Jane, javing been abandoned in Australia, took a ship back to Scotland, where she stayed for a few years before setting out, probably to find John, in New Zealand.

The next part of the story is still unclear, but we do know that Jane and her two sons, John and James settled in Marton. Both John Jr and James married and had large families, now spread around New Zealand and abroad.

For the sake of the book, family members were contacted (1) to write bios for themselves, or for their own parents/grandparents, and (2) to provide dates and names of Duley descendants in their part of the family tree. Joy pulled all this material together and printed the book. She did her own research on the early family members to settle in New Zealand, and although her sources were not printed in the book, many have been independently verified in the Wikitree profiles created.

The book was self-published and is no longer available. Copies are held among Duley descendants around New Zealand. If you would like to view a copy, please contact Kathy Viney and I will see if I can help. (At some stage I will probably scan the book, so do ask.)

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