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1. Elizabeth Mary Jane SHARP

2. Emma Eliza BURNETT

William John BURROWS

  • Born: 1837, Baniffshire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Mary Jane SHARP on 17 May 1865 in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Marriage (2): Emma Eliza BURNETT on 16 Jun 1897
  • Died: 22 Oct 1904 at age 67
  • Buried: Stanley Brook Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand

bullet   Another name for William was Mandy.


bullet  General Notes:

Occupations :Mariner Farmer,Mail Carrier
Electoral roll 1903 William John Burrows of Motupiko
Taken from book "Footprints".Stanley Brook :Some of the early settlers were William Fenemore, Forsyth, Humphrey's, William Burrows & Hyland. The farm originally owned by David Lindsay was later owned by a man name Malpus who sold to Burrow's. The first settlers used a bridle path through the bush from the head of the valley of Wakefield and all foodstuffs were carried in by pack-horse. The Stanley Brook Post office was opened in January 1883 & telephone connection made about 1891. For many years the mail service was twice weekly from Wakefield & at times local residents held the contract. Later men like William Burrows ran a mail coach. During this time the road round the hill to Thorpe was used but after the road up the river from Woodstock came into being Scot McPherson took over the contract.
Information extracted by Helen Jennings from the Wakefield death register. Aged 21 yrs at first marriage which produced 3 sons & 5 daughters. Helen could only find 2 sons. Second marriage-- Married at aged 63 yrs to Emma
Burnett she was 22yrs old, states they had 4 daughters aged 7,5,4 & 2 .
Wises directory 1899 William John Burrows farmer Stanley Brook.


William married Elizabeth Mary Jane SHARP, daughter of George SHARP and Unknown, on 17 May 1865 in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. (Elizabeth Mary Jane SHARP was born in 1879 in Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand.)


William next married Emma Eliza BURNETT, daughter of John Edward BURNETT and Catherine Annie BALL, on 16 Jun 1897. (Emma Eliza BURNETT was born on 7 Nov 1875 in Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand, died on 21 Apr 1944 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand and was buried on 22 Apr 1944 in Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand.)

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