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Title: Re:Marriage by Banns
Posted by: N.Almond
Date: 11 May 2001

I traced marriage through IGI and now have certificate but Mary Maxwell nee Stevenson lived to 90 years and some of her memories were recorded  - all the brides details on this certificate match. There is a family story of elopement but is confused in that it mixes names and family details and places between two generations - we do have proof that these (James and Mary)Maxwell's daughter did elope and the names are correct for her and her husband but they were both born in Nz and eloped to a remote part of this country, i.e. they did not emigrate.The elopement was not spoken about within our family until 50 years ago and details only proven within last 12 months so easy to see how it was attached to an earlier couple whose marriage was not welcomed. Would there be any records of an application to have banns read ? If so where would I find them?    James and Mary Maxwell seem to have had "enough" and probably more  money - they arrived here with windows and doors for their future house as well as some furniture i.e not just the bare necessities for emigration and within 2 years bought a cutter - I don't believe wages alone would have been sufficient for them to acheive that so soon.He traded the cutter and cash and other items for a large block of land shortly after. There  is a story that Mary was among first to pay a passage to NZ and travelled in a cabin but I am not convinced this is correct and have found no indication except in a novel.However does not seem that they were a penniless young couple at time of their marriage.  


Replies

Title:Date:Posted By:
James Maxwell to New Zealand 184004 May 2001Noelene Almond
     Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184004 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
          Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184005 May 2001N.Almond
               Scion06 May 2001Alex Maxwell Findlater
                    Liverpool06 May 2001N.Almond
                         James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                              Re:James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001noelene almond
                                   Re:Re:James Maxwell's age.07 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                                        Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell's age.08 May 2001alex maxwell findlater
                                             Re::James Maxwell's birth.08 May 2001N.Almond
                                                  Re:Re::James Maxwell's birth.08 May 2001alex
                                                       Re:James Maxwell's marriage10 May 2001N. Almond
                                                            Marriage by Banns10 May 2001Anthony Maxwell
                                                                 Re:Marriage by Banns11 May 2001N.Almond
                                                                      Another James in 185811 July 2001John Maxwell
               Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184011 September 2011Ronald Jacob Maxwell
               Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184026 January 2014N Daley
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184019 May 2018Noel Almond
     Re:James Maxwell to New Zealand 184020 October 2002 Ron Maxwell
           A 3rd James Maxwell in NZ 1840 18 March 2005Joy Markoni-Lyons

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