Categories: Martha Ridgway, sailed 5 July 1840.
Mary was born in 1802.
Note that the name Uncles is often misread as Uncless, probably because the written form of the letter "s" was often scripted to look like an elegant "f" with a following swirl.
When Mary Uncles Tinney was born about 1802, her father, Richard Tinney, was 39 and her mother, Mary (Uncles) Tinney, was 42. She had three sons and one daughter with John Robinson between 1820 and 1842. She died on April 19, 1876, in Johnsonville, Wellington, at the age of 74.
She is descended from Joseph Uncles, born Jan 7 1779, son of William and Mary Uncles of Kingshead Court. (See attached record). Her grand-uncles and grand-aunts (siblings of her grand-father Joseph) are
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John Robinson, a carpenter and chairmaker, and wife Mary (nee Mary Uncles Tinney) with children Frederick, Amelia and William arrived NZ on "Martha Ridgeway" 1840 moving to Petone, Wellington.
Sailed London 5th July 1840 - arrived Wellington 14th November 1840
Ship's manifest: 
That son was William. Her 4th child was James, born 1842.
She passed away in Johnsonville, Wellington 19 April 1876.  Her age was not known at the time of death registration.
Death Certificate (attached)
She was attended by Dr Taylor, who diagnosed her with senility, and put her age as approximately 93 instead of 74. Her husband is listed as Richard Tinney, cabinet maker. She had spent 36 years in New Zealand, and her husband's father John Robinson is listed as a cabinet maker. Her maiden name is listed as Uncless. The certificate states that she had two known issue, a son and a daughter. James Robinson of Murphy Street, Wellington is identified as her grandson.
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