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Three quarter length studio portrait of a seated older man and woman. The man has a trimmed beard.
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Joshua Ansley Newport (1846-1933) and his wife Ellen Elizabeth (nee Polglase). Joshua and Ellen married, at Nelson, 3 July 1868. Joshua and Ellen would later move to the Takaka District - where they farmed at Uruwhenua, Upper West Takaka. Joshua & Ellen would have 8 children. Another child died soon after birth in 1876. Ellen died 1925 and Joshua died 1933. Joshua was the son of Stephen Newport (1810-1888) and his wife Leah - nee Saunders - (1803-1885). Stephen and his two brothers - Samuel and Joseph - along with their wives and children emigrated to Nelson from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire aboard 'Sir Charles Forbes' - arriving Nelson in 1842. Joshua & Ellen are both buried at East Takaka Church, Tasman. Joshua's father Stephen is also buried at East Takaka Church.

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 04-04-2018 08:48:57