Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Fanny GREENFIELD 1863

My serendipidous discovery was this little angel.

Named for her maternal aunty, whom I was searching for at the time, Fanny was born the fourth child of John and Mary Jane GREENFIELD on or about 20 May 1863 in Oamaru, New Zealand. The first New Zealand born child in this line, only 14 months after her mothers arrival there.

The only evidence of her existance (to date) is her death certificate, NZ BDM ref #1863/1840, which states:
WHEN DIED AND WHERE: 27 May 1863, Oamaru
NAME AND SURNAME: Fanny Greenfield
SEX: female
AGE: 1 week
RANK OR PROFFESSION: -blank-
CAUSE OF DEATH: inflammation of the lungs
SIGNATURE, DESCRIPTION, AND RESIDENCE OF INFORMANT: Jon Greenfield (father), Boatman, Oamaru
DATE REGISTERED: 28 May 1863

God Bless you precious little one, such a short existence in this earthly plain, but duly noted and included in our family tree... remembered in future generations.

2 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful tribute Corrinne. I'm sure little Fanny is smiling down on you.

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  2. Corrinne I have nominated you for this award http://ancestorchaser.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/lovely-blog-award.html

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