|About Jeffares/McCashin/Coe & Blair/Neville Family Trees
The aim/scope of this family tree is (with the editing contributions of as many family
members as possible) to find and connect:
> All JEFFARES & McCASHIN families worldwide + ancestors & connections
(Both relatively rare names using those spellings since first created/misspelled that way in
mid/late 18th century Ireland - as deduced from apparent single sources)
> I'm also researching (the rest of) my personal tree including all ancestors,
descendants and connected families of the following 19th century marriage connections. ie.
MARRIED & maiden surnames in order of family size in this tree:
> JEFFARES & McNamara O'HARA & Keaveny & Dayly MCCASHIN & Carr SHIELS & McKnown
> HANSEN & ? SHIRLEY & McMahon COE & Conway HOSLER & Hill
> BARNETT & Cannon EWART & Meek BLAIR & THOMSON & Kerr CROWLEY & ?
> BRANDT & ? NEIL & ? NEVILLE & Joyce BUCKLEY & ?
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Details: JEFFARES, O'HARA, McCASHIN & SHIELS Families:
Thomas JEFFARES (1818-1895) & Mary McNAMARA (1822-1897)
> b. Co.Wexford and Co.Clare, Ireland.
> Descendant Count 1500+
Thomas & Mary and sons Isaac and Thomas, arriving in Wellington (ex Sydney) 26 May 1849
(ages 31, 27, 21mths & 9mths) on the "Portenia". Thomas had previously arrived in Sydney
with his brother (also named) Isaac, 29 Jan 1842 (age 24) on the "Hope". Mary arrived
in Sydney 5 Nov 1844 (age 22) on the "Fairlie". They met and married in Sydney.
> Ancestral Surnames: JEFFARES, McNAMARA, GREEN, BARRINGTON, ..
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Henry McCASHIN (1804-1870) & Alice CARR (1808-1856)
b. Tullymurry & Broaghclogh, Co.Down, Ireland
Henry and Anne married 15 Nov 1856 at Loughinisland, Kilmore, Co.Down. Henry was a hotelkeeper.
They had 4 sons, James, Patrick, Mark & Daniel. Only James and Patrick have descendents. Mark and
Daniel became priests. James (1837-1895) married Susannah Magee and most of their descendents live
in/near Co Down. Patrick (1841-1923) emmigrated to New Zealand sometime in the 1860's onboard the
"Belgravia" - date & port not yet known. There he met and married Mary Shiels. He was a
veteran of 7 years of the NZ Land Wars and later worked for the Wairoa County Council.
> Descendant Count 500+ by 7 Gen's:4,17,37,101+,214+,109+,10+
> Ancestral Names: McCASHIN, CARR, HANVEY ..
Hugh SHIELS (?-?) & Margaret McKNOWN (?-?)
b. Omagh?, Co.Tyrone, Ireland
Hugh & Margaret had a least 2 children Mary Ann (1850-1913) and Sarah. Mary emmigrated to New
Zealand arriving in Napier approx 1870 (age 20) onboard the "Selena" - exact date not yet
known. There she met and married Patrick McCashin.
> Descendant Count 300+ by 6 Gen's:9,27,84,174+,42+,1+
> Ancestral Names: McCASHIN, SHIELS, CARR, McKNOWN ..
Robert O'HARA (1834-1893) & Mary KEAVENY (~1835-1862) / Mary DAYLY (?-?)
b. Glooria, Cootehall & ? & ?, Co.Roscommon, Ireland
Robert & Mary KEAVENY had 2 children, Elizabeth (1858-1931) and John (1860-?) before Mary's death at
approx age 27 (possibly in childbirth?). Robert remarried Mary DAYLY with whom he had 10 further
children (I currently have no info re their descendents). Elizabeth and John both emmigrated to New
Zealand arriving approx 1873 (Eliz. age 18) - ship/port not yet known. Elizabeth married Joseph
Jeffares (1855-1902), John married Annie Dolan. Elizabeth was killed in the Napier earthquake of 3
> Descendant Count 200+ by 6 Gen's:12,10+,11+,49+,103+,31+
> Ancestral Names: O'HARA, KEAVENY, BOYDE, McDONOUGH, ..
Details: HANSEN, SHIRLEY, COE & HOSLER Families:
Albert Christian HANSEN (1842-1877)& Catherine SHIRLEY (1842-1914)
b. ?, Denmark and Manchester, England. Albert & Catherine both arrived in NZ
approx 1862/63 (both age 20) - ship(s)/port(s) not yet known. Albert, a farmer at
Waimate (Sth Island), died of tetanus at the age of 35.
> Descendant Count 100+ by 5 Gen's:5,12,30,41,15+
> Ancestral Names: HANSEN, SHIRLEY, McMAHON, ..
George Thomas COE [II] (1850-1920) & Ann HOSLER (1849-1926)
b. Lambeth & Paddington, London, England. George & Anne with son George Coe [III]
(1871-1952) and daughter Harriet arrived in Wellington (ex London) 1 May
1874 (ages 24, 25, 2yrs & 1yr) onboard the "Golden Sea". Previously a
timber porter at London's Paddington Canal, in NZ George was the gardener at
Longwood Homestead, near Featherston, Wairarapa.
> Ancestral Names: COE, HOSLER, CONWAY, HILL, ..
George Thomas COE [I] (1818-1904) & Harriet CONWAY (1829-186?)
b. Blackfriars & Highgate, London, England. George, a widower (Harriet died in
London), with his two youngest children James and Florence (following his 3 elder
children George[II](above), William and Harriet), arrived in Wellington (ex London)
30 Aug 1874 (ages 56, 14 & 11) onboard the "Euterpe" (aka "Star of
India" - now restored in San Diego, USA - the oldest active ship in the world).
Previously a labourer and storesman at Lambeth (Sth bank of Thames, opposite
Westminster), in NZ George was a grocer, living at Peter St, Wellington (was off
Vivian St, opposite Walter St), where he married Mary Ann BARKER (? - 1896).
> Descendant Count 200+ by 6 Gen's:5,29,16,24,33,10+
Details: BARNETT, EWART, BLAIR & CROWLEY Families:
William T. BLAIR (1827-1901) & Christina KERR (1833-1909)
b. Lanarkshire, Scotland. William & Christina with 2 sons, Adam Blair[II] (1851-
1926) and ?, arrived in Hokitika (ex Australia) approx 1866 (ages 39, 33, 15 &
13) - ship not yet known. Adam Blair[II] co-founded one of the largest sawmilling
operations on the West Coast, "Stratford, Blair & Co.", mostly supplying timber to
the huge mining industry. Sadly, one of his sons, Adam Blair[III] (1881-1915) (a
Boer War veteran Reg#4262) and a granddaughter Sara(Sadie) Blair (1905-1914) died
as a result sawmill accidents. > Descendant Count 200+ by 6
> Ancestral Names: BLAIR, KERR, ..
Norah CROWLEY (1856-1918)
b. Bendigo, Victoria, Australia (presume of Irish descent?). The wife of Adam Blair
[II], Norah arrived in NZ approx 1871 (age 15 - presumably with family?) - ship/port
not yet known.
> Ancestral Names: CROWLEY, ..
Robert BARNETT (1848-1940) & Sarah EWART (1848-1910)
b. Co.Derry, Ireland(of Scot or English descent). Robert & Sarah, with 3 daughters
Elizabeth, Ann and Amelia (who was born during the journey), arrived in Dunedin (ex
London) 4 Aug 1875 (ages 27, 27, 4yrs, 2yrs & 6weeks) onboard the
"James Nicol Fleming". Robert and Sarah appear to have lived various places,
eventually ending up in Petone, Wellington.
> Descendant Count 100+ by 5 Gen's:10,7+,12+,26+,16+
> Ancestral Names: BARNETT, EWART, CANNON, MEEK, ..
Details: BRANDT, NEIL, NEVILLE & BUCKLEY Families:
George BRANDT (1825-1912)
b. Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The second husband of Grace Neil (below). George,
of Jewish descent?, arrived in NZ approx 1862 (age 37) - ship/port not yet known.
George was a gold miner at Blue Spur, near Hokitika.
Ancestral Names: BRANDT, ..
Grace NEIL (1840-1908)
b. Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Scotland. Grace arrived in NZ approx 1865 as Grace Louden
(age 25) with her first husband Gilbert LOUDEN (?-?) - ship/port not yet
> Descendant Count 200+ by 6 Gen's:8,11+,40+,81+,72+,12+
> Ancestral Names: NEIL, ..
Dennis NEVILLE (1843-1927) & Margaret BUCKLEY (?-?)
b. Co.Limerick, Ireland. Dennis, a widower (Margaret died in Ireland), with his son
Dennis Neville Jr (1867-1915), arrived in NZ approx 1871 (ages 28 & 4yrs) -
ship/port not yet known. Both father and son were gold miners. Dennis Jr died at
Greymouth (age 48), in suspicious circumstances, while (believed to be) in possession
of a quantity of gold.
> Descendant Count 200+ by 6 Gen's:5,13+,40+,81+,72+,12+
> Ancestral Names: NEVILLE, BUCKLEY, JOYCE, ..