Charles William DERBYSHIRE
- Born: 1 Aug 1866, Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
- Christened: 8 Nov 1868, St. Mark's, Worsley, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Elizabeth McLEOD on 20 Oct 1894 in Drury, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Died: 5 Jan 1939, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand. at age 72
In 1871 census, Charles W.Derbyshire (4) is shown as 'nurse child' with Ann Kent (69) and two lodgers, niece and nephew, John and Sophia Clark.
Born in England and came out with parents as a young boy to NZ.
Shown as passenger on Loch Awe aged 7. The vessel arrived in Auckland on June 22nd 1874.
Copy of birth certificate issued 6 January 1932 by the Registrar of the district of Barton-upon-Irwell, county of Lancaster, entry 464, registered 12 Sept 1866 for birth of Charles William, 1 August 1866 , Winton. Father Peter Derbyshire and mother Mary Derbyshire formerly Tonge. Adress Foundry Row , Winton.
Parents moved to Napier possibly in 1890's but Charles remained in Papakura for the rest of his life.
Worked on the gumfields near Papakura - photos in local history. Worked alongside McLeod brothers, and married their sister Elizabeth in 1894 when he was 28. Is described as a bushman. Spent rest of life in Papakura and had a large family ( 12) . Milked cows for some years, but probably didn't own farm. Died 1939 at age of 72.
Charles married Elizabeth McLEOD, daughter of Hugh McLEOD and Elizabeth McGAVIN, on 20 Oct 1894 in Drury, Auckland, New Zealand. (Elizabeth McLEOD was born on 30 Aug 1871 in Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand. and died on 27 Oct 1963 in Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand..)