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shirley webb new zealand Jul 14, 2002
while reseaching my family tree I came accross the name William Shearer who married a Margaret Muir in your information.They are my gggrandperents they were married on the 14 February 1869 in a place called Lesmahagow Lanark Scotland.
My ggrandmother was one of thier children she was Chirstina Shearer not Chirstine as you have her down.Thier was also 11 children that they had you have only got 6 of them so if you would like to add more on the family here is some information to help you.
first the children's name and when they were born.
William Shearer born 24 February 1870
Chirstina Shearer born 12 April 1872 she was my ggrandmother,
Mary Shearer born 3 October 1874
Grace Muir Shearer born 28 October 1876
Andrew Muir Shearer born 28 December 1878
James Shearer born 13 June 1881
Thomas Muir Shearer born 19 September 1883 he was twin
Jane Shearer born 19 September 1883 was other twin she died at birth there his no more information on Thomas so we think he may have died at birth also but not sure on that.
Margaret Muir Shearer born 2 November 1885
Robert Shearer born 18 November 1887 ou have 1877
John Muir Shearer born16 March 1890.My ggrandmother married a person by the name of Thomas Blyth in Hamiltom scotland on the 1st of August 1890 they had one of whom was my grandmother she also was called Chirstina Elizabeth Shearer but she was know as Elizabeth she also called my mother Chirstina after the grandmother's.grandma married Francis Taggart Riddell also in Hamilton scotland and had 3 of thier children before they moved to new zealand my mother being one of them.
They moved to new zealand when my mother was 6 years old infact all the Shearer Family moved form scotland except for Mary she stayed in scotland after her marriage to John Brown on the 13 March 1896.
Not all came to new zealand some went to other places around the world.But William and Margaret Shearer who had my gggrandmother Cirstina did move to new zealand they went to a place called Hector on the west coast of the south island.Not far from us as we come from Millerton which was a small coal mineing town just above Hector on the mountains were the coal mines were the family all live around us the Shearer's,Blyth's ,Riddell's,and my mum and dad mum married Robert Young who also come from scotland only was born in Bowhill Fife scotland.
I do have more infromation on the other children and who they married if you would like to know more just email me at my email address.
regards
Shirley Webb.
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