Louisa (Yates) Lethbridge
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Louisa Mary (Yates) Lethbridge (1799 - 1876)

Louisa Mary Lethbridge formerly Yates
Born in Stoke Damerel, Devonshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 17 May 1820 in Plymouth, Devon, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Omata, Taranaki, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Sep 2014
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Louisa Yates was born in 1799 in Devonshire, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Yates and Mary Smith.

Louisa arrived with her family on the ship Oriental in 1841 into New Plymouth they are listed as: Richard labourer 44, Louisa 40, George 20, Thomas 18, Richard 15, Mary 13, Emily 10 and Edith 2, incorrectly shown as Sethbridge [1].

Married by banns, No 550 in book 16; St Andrew's Church by William Williams; witnesses Thos Yates, Thomas Yates Jnr, ? Toms, and James Boulter.

She passed away in 1876 aged 77 years at Omata, Taranaki. Her find a grave profile [2]. Her death notice in the papers [3].


  1. "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDV-FLWP : 6 July 2019), Mary Sethbridge, 1841; citing ship , Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm 004508784
  2. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203548903/louisa-mary-lethbridge
  3. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TH18760108.2.8?

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Death notice from Taranaki Herald shows death data as 5 January and at Omata (Just outside New Plymouth). Were the Newshams who died about the same time (also at Omata) her grandchildren?
posted by David Tripe

Rejected matches › Mary Yates (1801-1874)

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Categories: Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, Taranaki | Oriental, sailed 22 June 1841