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Joseph Meads

Joseph MeadsAge: 7718031880

Name
Joseph Meads
Given names
Joseph
Surname
Meads
Birth 1803 15
MarriageMaria LordsView this family
25 December 1823 (Age 20)
Text:
Name spelt Medes Indexing Project (Batch) Number M10811-1 System Origin England-ODM GS Film number 0990527-0990529
Citation details: Page 47/139
Text:
Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D5/32; New Reference Number: WDP5/1/3/7Description
Birth of a son
#1
John Meads
June 1825 (Age 22)
Christening of a sonJohn Meads
5 June 1825 (Age 22)
Text:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number I03313-2 System Origin England-EASy GS Film number 990528 Reference ID 179
Birth of a son
#2
Joseph Meads
April 1829 (Age 26)
Christening of a sonJoseph Meads
18 April 1829 (Age 26)
Birth of a son
#3
William Meads
23 February 1831 (Age 28)
Christening of a sonWilliam Meads
3 April 1831 (Age 28)
Census 6 June 1841 (Age 38)
Note: Note Robert Coates also in this who is a future brother in law
Residence 1841 (Age 38)
Death of a wifeMaria Lords
7 April 1842 (Age 39) Age: 39
Cause: Consumption
Citation details: 401
Date of entry in original source: 9 April 1842
Text:
Registry entry 23/207
Quality of data: primary evidence

MarriageJohn MeadsHannah CawthornView this family
30 May 1842 (Age 39)
Marriage of a childJohn MeadsHannah CawthornView this family
30 May 1842 (Age 39)
Citation details: 444
Text:
I have certified copy of marriage certificate
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Leeds district V23 page 379
Quality of data: primary evidence
Religious marriageAnn CoatesView this family
8 July 1842 (Age 39)
Address: St Mark\'s Church
Citation details: 23/308 entry 461
Text:
I have copy of certificate. Robert Coates and Hannah Meads (nee Cawthorn) wife of John which is Joseph\'s son were the witnesses The hand writing of hannah is the same as on her marriage certificate
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Leeds Registary

Immigration 27 July 1842 (Age 39)
Birth of a son
#4
Zachariah ‘Zac’ Meads
6 June 1843 (Age 40)
Arrived
SS Thomas Sparks
31 August 1843 (Age 40)
Birth of a grandson
#1
William Meads
24 October 1843 (Age 40)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Martha Meads
9 December 1844 (Age 41)
Birth of a grandson
#2
Thomas Roger Meads
20 September 1845 (Age 42)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth Meads
1846 (Age 43)
Death of a wifeAnn Coates
26 March 1849 (Age 46)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Birth of a grandson
#3
Harry Meads
12 July 1849 (Age 46)
Citation details: 1849/798
MarriageElizabeth ‘Betsy’ JeffersonView this family
24 December 1850 (Age 47)
Citation details: Page 124 Folio 563 1840-50
Birth of a son
#7
Adam Meads
22 September 1851 (Age 48)
Birth of a son
#8
David Meads
about 1852 (Age 49)
Birth of a son
#9
Nathan Meads
22 May 1854 (Age 51)
Christening of a sonNathan Meads
30 September 1854 (Age 51)

Birth of a son
#10
Alfred Meads
about 1856 (Age 53)
Marriage of a childWilliam MeadsCaroline HarmanView this family
9 March 1857 (Age 54)
Birth of a grandson
#4
Joseph Meads
1858 (Age 55)
Birth of a grandson
#5
Alfred James Meads
1859 (Age 56)
Birth of a son
#11
Francis ‘Frank’ Meads
1861 (Age 58)
Birth of a grandson
#6
William Meads
4 April 1861 (Age 58)
Death of a sonAlfred Meads
12 November 1861 (Age 58)
Birth of a son
#12
Benjamin Jefferson Meads
1862 (Age 59)
Birth of a son
#13
Nathaniel Meads
2 March 1863 (Age 60)
Birth of a grandson
#7
John ‘Jack’ Meads
3 April 1863 (Age 60)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Alice May Maria Meads
21 March 1864 (Age 61)
Marriage of a childZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsMarie Irma ‘Mary’ LazareView this family
22 June 1865 (Age 62)
Marriage of a childJohn JeffersonElizabeth MeadsView this family
23 November 1865 (Age 62)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Amelia Cloteild Meads
8 March 1866 (Age 63)
Marriage of a childAndrew ‘Mac’ GreenMartha MeadsView this family
12 July 1866 (Age 63)
Birth of a grandson
#10
Thomas Harman Meads
18 July 1866 (Age 63)
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Sarah Jane ‘Jane’ Jefferson
27 August 1866 (Age 63)
Marriage of a childZachariah ‘Zac’ MeadsElizabeth Mary GrayView this family
about 1867 (Age 64)
Birth of a grandson
#12
George Edward Meads
6 February 1868 (Age 65)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Selina Jefferson
20 March 1868 (Age 65)
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Zoe Gertrude Elvina Meads
7 September 1868 (Age 65)
Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Ann Jane Green
1868 (Age 65)
Birth of a grandson
#16
Andrew Meads
6 June 1869 (Age 66)
Birth of a grandson
#17
Herbert Stanley Meads
17 January 1870 (Age 67)
Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Louisa Green
6 April 1870 (Age 67)
Birth of a grandson
#19
Frank Jefferson
10 April 1870 (Age 67)
Birth of a grandson
#20
Job Meads
2 May 1871 (Age 68)
Birth of a granddaughter
#21
Maud Felicia Meads
7 June 1871 (Age 68)
Birth of a grandson
#22
William James Green
26 August 1871 (Age 68)
Birth of a grandson
#23
Alfred Thomas ‘Alf’ Jefferson
21 June 1872 (Age 69)
Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Lucy Meads
22 September 1872 (Age 69)
Marriage of a childAdam MeadsHenrietta Mildred PrinceView this family
17 July 1873 (Age 70)
Birth of a granddaughter
#25
Elizabeth Ada ‘Ada’ Meads
3 October 1873 (Age 70)
Marriage of a childNathan MeadsDeborah GreenView this family
1873 (Age 70)
Birth of a granddaughter
#26
Leticia Green
1 March 1874 (Age 71)
Birth of a grandson
#27
Alfred James Meads
8 March 1874 (Age 71)
Birth of a granddaughter
#28
Lillian Louise Meads
29 January 1875 (Age 72)
Birth of a grandson
#29
Joseph Oswald ‘Os’ Jefferson
6 February 1875 (Age 72)
Birth of a granddaughter
#30
Ann Meads
8 March 1875 (Age 72)
Birth of a granddaughter
#31
Mabel Winifred ‘Winnie’ Meads
4 June 1875 (Age 72)
Death of a granddaughterAnn Meads
21 September 1875 (Age 72)
Birth of a grandson
#32
Joseph Alfred Green
12 June 1876 (Age 73)
Birth of a grandson
#33
Colin Brutus Meads
14 March 1877 (Age 74)
Birth of a granddaughter
#34
Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Meads
3 June 1877 (Age 74)
Birth of a grandson
#35
Gilbert Francis Edgar Meads
16 July 1877 (Age 74)
Death of a grandsonAlfred James Meads
8 October 1877 (Age 74)
Birth of a granddaughter
#36
Emma Cecelia Jane Meads
15 October 1877 (Age 74)
Birth of a grandson
#37
Issac Jefferson
17 October 1877 (Age 74)
Marriage of a childFrancis ‘Frank’ MeadsLouisa GreenView this family
11 June 1878 (Age 75)
Birth of a grandson
#38
Henry Havelock ‘Dick’ Meads
15 November 1878 (Age 75)
Birth of a grandson
#39
Arthur Andrew Green
16 December 1878 (Age 75)
Birth of a granddaughter
#40
Fanny Caroline Meads
16 February 1879 (Age 76)
Birth of a granddaughter
#41
Ethel Ann Roselle Meads
28 November 1879 (Age 76)
Marriage of a grandchildHarry MeadsMary Anne ‘Minnie’ WilliamsView this family
13 December 1879 (Age 76)
Source: Tracey Evans
Death 9 January 1880 (Age 77)
Cause of death: Enlargement of the abdominal gland. Gangrene
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial 1880 (Age 77)
Probate 22 April 1880 (3 months after death)
Research task
Convert census entries to shared notes
6 May 2011

by: Warren Meads
Note: I do need to do these
Family with parents - View this family
father
Marriage:
himself
Family with Maria Lords - View this family
himself
wife
Maria Lords
Birth: 3 January 1803Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 7 April 1842Potter Newton, Chapeltown, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Marriage: 25 December 1823Birstall, Yorkshire, England
18 months
son
4 years
son
Joseph Meads
Birth: April 1829 26 26Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Death: 15 January 1909Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
23 months
son
Family with Ann Coates - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 8 July 1842Birstall, Yorkshire, England
11 months
son
18 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
Family with Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Jefferson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 24 December 1850Wellington, New Zealand
9 months
son
15 months
son
2 years
son
3 years
son
Alfred Meads
Birth: about 1856 53 25Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 12 November 1861Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
6 years
son
2 years
son
Benjamin Jefferson Meads
Birth: 1862 59 31Leedstown, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Death: 1928Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
14 months
son

MarriageThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1881 British Census (C opyright (c) 1999, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service)
Text:
Name spelt Medes Indexing Project (Batch) Number M10811-1 System Origin England-ODM GS Film number 0990527-0990529
MarriageWest Yorkshire Archive Service
Citation details: Page 47/139
Text:
Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D5/32; New Reference Number: WDP5/1/3/7Description
MarriageBDM England 1837+
Citation details: 23/308 entry 461
Text:
I have copy of certificate. Robert Coates and Hannah Meads (nee Cawthorn) wife of John which is Joseph\'s son were the witnesses The hand writing of hannah is the same as on her marriage certificate
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Leeds Registary
MarriageBDM New Zealand
Citation details: Page 124 Folio 563 1840-50
DeathBDM New Zealand
Citation details: 127
Quality of data: primary evidence
NoteJim Partington
Citation details: Gencircles June 2010
Census1841 UK Census transcript - Joseph Meads - Household

HO 107/1348/7 Chapelton, Leeds, Yorkshire,England

NameAgeSexOccupationBICBOE
Joseph Meads37MY
Maria Lords38FY
Joseph Meads12MY
William Meads10M

Notes: household 2337. Name spelt Meades

Census
Note Robert Coates also in this who is a future brother in law
Marriage
Leeds Registary
Note
1852 Jury Roll listed as living in Porirua Rd.[labourer] JOSEPH MEADS born 1803 in England died January 9th 1880 at Tutaenui New Zealand. Various birthplaces for Joseph have been suggested. Potternewton district, Leeds is possible. Joseph's marriage to Maria Lord[ s ] took place at Birstall, Yorkshire. The spelling of Meads in the Parish Register was Medes. Three sons were born in England. The Parish Register has provided more alternative spellings of Meads in their entries. John Meeds, Joseph Meeds, and William Meads. Maria died and Joseph remarried Ann Coates in 1842. They sailed to New Zealand July 27, 1842 aboard the S.S. Thomas Sparks. along with John and Hannah, Joseph and William. They arrived in Wellington, New Zealand January 31, 1843 after a journey of 6 months and 4 days. (see below which give different dates) On the ship's manifest: Joseph was listed as a gardener John's occupation was labourer/gardener Joseph was aged 40 years. & Ann 25 years John 17 years & Hannah 25 years. (Hannah listed as 23 on below info) Joseph 13 years. William 11 years. The family remained in Wellington untill the birth of Anne's son Zachariah when they moved to New Plymouth. Two daughters were born in New Plymouth, Martha [Green] and Elizabeth [Jefferson] before they returned to Wellington where Ann died March 6, 1849 of Consumption. [ Tuberculosis ] At this time Joseph was listed as a Farmer from the Hutt. Joseph remained in Wellington, married Betsy Jefferson while in Wellington and had a furthur three sons, Adam, David and Nathan. In baptismal records Nathan is Charles. During 1856 they moved to the Wairapara where they remained for some time. Joseph was manager of Messers Gillies & Wilson's property. They arrived in the Rangitikei 1858 and lived at the northern extreme of Tutaenui overlooking the flats of Leedstown.A furthur two sons were born here, Francis [Frank] and Benjamin. Parewanui ennial booklet wrote as follows:- The family of Meads was founded in New Zealand 1843 by Joseph Meads (c1802 -1880) a native of Leeds, Yorkshire. He had been a landscape gardener in the "Old Country" but here he settled at Leedstown giving it the name of his birthplace. With three wives he had 11 sons and 2 daughters matched by his third son William with surviving 10 sons and 4 daughters. The 3rd son and namesake of William established a carrying business in Bulls which his two sons William and Bert (Hubert) carried on. It is needless to say that the Meads family are quite numerous in New Zealand, one of the grandsons of Joseph, Wenzel (Zach son) was Mayor of Marton. 1920's the Parewanui Pa entered into a period of decay. Some of the houses were pulled down while others were transported bodily to a new site at what is now Ratana Pa (between Turakina and Whangaehu) Much of this work was done by Meads Brothers carriers of Bulls. Joseph died January 9th 1880 at his residence from "Enlargement of the abdominal gland and gangrene" Betsy died a few weeks later of " Cancer of the Stomach" Both are buried at the Bonny Glen Cemetery [which was origionally known as the Rangitikei West Cemetery] but there is no headstone, nor do they figure in the cemetery records. These are known to be incomplete as they were compiled when the cemetery was already in a state of disrepair. I have been told that the grave is towards the back of the cemetery, on the left towards the top of the hill. Later Cemetery records show Joseph as buried in the Rangitikei West Cemetery but do not show Betsy. It is said that "all his childrern had biblical Names" ??? This may well be refuted I don't know of a biblical William. The confusion as to the spelling of Zachariah's name as Zechariah versus Zachariah could well stem from the family trying to put the Biblical spelling onto the name. Another failing in the Biblical names theory is Nathan. He was baptised Charles. When he became Nathan is unclear but origionally when his birth was registered he was not given a name. Joseph was born in England in 1903. The exact location of his birth is not known and was origionally thought to be around Leeds. However Birstall has come to the fore for later events of his life. Marriages to Maria Lord[s] and Ann Coates. Christenings of the children of Joseph and Maria were at St Mark's Church, Birstall, Yorkshire, England. Joseph along with his second wife Ann nee Coates, and his sons John, and his wife Hannah, Joseph, and William sailed for New Zealand aboard the S.S. Thomas Sparks.arriving in Wellington on 27/7/1842. John had married just before leaving England. Joseph's occupation was Gardener, John's ad labourer gardener. Joseph was 42 years, Ann 25 years, John 17 years, Hannah 25 years, Joseph Jnr 13 years and William 11 years. The family remained in Welington until the birth of Ann's first child Zachariah, 6th June 1843. The family then went to New Plymouth where Joseph's two daughters Martha Green [b. 1845] and Elizabeth Jefferson [b. 1846] were born. Ann had poor health from then on and died in Wellington 26/3/1849 of consumption {Pulmonary Tuberculosis] Joseph married thirdly Elizabeth [Betsy} Jefferson and they had a furthur seven sons. Adam b. 1851, Davidb. abt 1852 , Nathan b. 1854 Alfred b. 1856 Francis b. 1861, Benjamin 1862, and Nathaniel b. 1863. Joseph d 1880 at Tutaenui of enlargement of the abdominal gland and gangrene. He is buried in the Bonny Glen Cemetery. Betsy died 1880 at Tutaenui of cancer of the pancreas. She also is buried in the Bonny Glen Cemetery. <b>Thomas Sparks </b>Ship: 498 tons Captain: Robert G Sharp Surgeon Superintendent: David John Williams Sailed London November 27th 1842 - arrived Wellington January 31st 1843 (via Cape of Good Hope) Nelson 1843 February 26th 1843 New Plymouth May 29th 1843 This information was obtained from <i>Copyright Denise & Peter 2001 - 2006 </i> <i>Reference: Brett's Early New Zealand Wellington Public Library Early Wellington by Louis Ward New Zealand Colonist & Cook's Strait Guardian February 3rd 1843 website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff/ThomasSparks1843.htm </i>
Note
Potternewton is a pleasant suburban township, extending from the barracks to Chapelton and Halton Dial and from 1 quarter to two and a half miles N and NW of Leeds. It comproses 2340 Acres, 1384 souls, The suburb of New leeds, Part of Buslingthorpe, and the pleasanr hamlets of Harehills, Gipton, and Squire Pastures. It has quarries of excellent stone and many hansome houses. The Earl of Mexborough is Lord of the Maor but a great part of the soil belongs to otehr freeholders. Leeds Directory
Note
It has been stated that Joseph's place of birth was Leeds and the Potternewton district has been suggested. However, Buckingham is another possibility. Records have been searched but so far without success. Joseph married Maria Lords and had three sons, John, Joseph and William. Maria died and he married secondly Ann Coates 8-7-1842 at St. Mark's Church, Woodhouse, Yorkshire. It is possible that Joseph at this stage had lived for some years at Buckingham as William was born there in 1831. There is a story about Ann being connected to the Coates of cotton mill fame but this is doubtful as her father is listed as a "toll bar keeper" in some of the records. Joseph and Ann sailed from Gravesend aboard the S.S. Thomas Sparks 27-7-1842 accompanied by John and his wife, Hannah (nee Cawthorne), Joseph and William. They arrived in Wellington, New Zealand after a voyage of 6 months and 4 days. On the ship's manifest Joseph's occupation was listed as gardener. John's as labourer / gardener. Joseph was aged 40 years, Ann 25 years, John 17 years and Hannah 23 years. Joseph was 13 years and William 11 years. The family remained in Wellington intil after the birth of Ann's first child, Zachariah, Jun e 1843. They next went to New Plymouth where Martha (1845) and Elizabeth (1846) were born. How long they stayed in New Plymouth is not known for sure but we do have them back in Wellington in 1849. Ann died of consumption 26-3-1849 and Joseph at this time was listed as farmer from Hutt. Consumption today is known as tuberculosis. Joseph married thirdly Elizabeth (Betsy) Jefferson 12-12-1850 at St. Peter's Church, Wellingt on. A further three sons were born while they were there, Adam, David and Nathan. Nathan was born in 1854 and we find the family at the top of the Rimutaka Ranges during the great earthquake in 1856. They stayed in the Wairarapa for a period of time where they had charge of Messrs. Gillies and Wilson's station. They arrived in the Rangitikei in 1858. The last four sons were born there. Joseph lived on the flat at the very eastern end of Tutaenui road overlooking the flats of Leedstown. Leedstown was named by Joseph supposedly after his home town, or birth place in England. Leedstown was, on his instruction, surveyed for a town, the streets were named and it was anticipated that the railway would go through the town. However, when the railwaywent further to the east the town was never built and to this day remains a farming area. Joseph remained in this area for the remainder of his life and he died 9-1-1880 at his reside nce of "enlargement of the abdominal gland and gangrene". Betsy died a few weeks later of "cancer of the stomach" on 1-3-1880. They are buried, I believe, in the Bonny Glen Cemetery a few miles west of Marton. There is no headstone nor do they appear in the cemetery records. However, these records are known to be incomplete.
Note
Reference Number:WDM1031
Research task
I do need to do these
Joseph Meads

Joseph's marriage to Maria Lord‎[ s ]‎ took place at Birstall, Yorkshire. The spelling of Meads in the Parish Register was Medes.

Three sons were born in England. The Parish Register has provided more alternative spellings of Meads in their entries.
John Meeds, Joseph Meeds, and William Meads.
Maria died and Joseph remarried Ann Coates in 1842.
They sailed to New Zealand July 27, 1842 aboard the S.S. Thomas Sparks. along with John and Hannah, Joseph and William. They arrived in Wellington, New Zealand January 31, 1843 after a journey of 6 months and 4 days.
‎(see below which give different dates)‎
On the ship's manifest:
Joseph was listed as a gardener
John's occupation was labourer/gardener
Joseph was aged 40 years. & Ann 25 years
John 17 years & Hannah 25 years. ‎(Hannah listed as 23 on below info)‎
Joseph 13 years.
William 11 years.
The family remained in Wellington untill the birth of Anne's son Zachariah when they moved to New Plymouth. Two daughters were born in New Plymouth, Martha ‎[Green]‎ and Elizabeth ‎[Jefferson]‎ before they returned to Wellington where Ann died March 6, 1849 of Consumption. ‎[ Tuberculosis ]‎ At this time Joseph was listed as a Farmer from the Hutt.
Joseph remained in Wellington, married Betsy Jefferson while in Wellington and had a furthur three sons, Adam, David and Nathan. In baptismal records Nathan is Charles. During 1856 they moved to the Wairapara where they remained for some time. Joseph was manager of Messers Gillies & Wilson's property. They arrived in the Rangitikei 1858 and lived at the northern extreme of Tutaenui overlooking the flats of Leedstown.A furthur two sons were born here, Francis ‎[Frank]‎ and Benjamin.

Parewanui ennial booklet wrote as follows:-

The family of Meads was founded in New Zealand 1843 by Joseph Meads ‎(c1802
-1880)‎ a native of Leeds, Yorkshire. He had been a landscape gardener in
the "Old Country" but here he settled at Leedstown giving it the name of his
birthplace.
With three wives he had 11 sons and 2 daughters matched by his third son
William with surviving 10 sons and 4 daughters. The 3rd son and namesake of
William established a carrying business in Bulls which his two sons William
and Bert ‎(Hubert)‎ carried on.
It is needless to say that the Meads family are quite numerous in New
Zealand, one of the grandsons of Joseph, Wenzel ‎(Zach son)‎ was Mayor of
Marton.
1920's the Parewanui Pa entered into a period of decay. Some of the houses
were pulled down while others were transported bodily to a new site at what
is now Ratana Pa ‎(between Turakina and Whangaehu)‎ Much of this work was
done by Meads Brothers carriers of Bulls.

Joseph died January 9th 1880 at his residence from "Enlargement of the abdominal gland and gangrene"
Betsy died a few weeks later of " Cancer of the Stomach"

Both are buried at the Bonny Glen Cemetery ‎[which was origionally known as the Rangitikei West Cemetery]‎ but there is no headstone, nor do they figure in the cemetery records. These are known to be incomplete as they were compiled when the cemetery was already in a state of disrepair. I have been told that the grave is towards the back of the cemetery, on the left towards the top of the hill.
Later Cemetery records show Joseph as buried in the Rangitikei West Cemetery but do not show Betsy.

It is said that "all his childrern had biblical Names" ??? This may well be refuted
I don't know of a biblical William. The confusion as to the spelling of Zachariah's name as Zechariah versus Zachariah could well stem from the family trying to put the Biblical spelling onto the name. Another failing in the Biblical names theory is Nathan. He was baptised Charles. When he became Nathan is unclear but origionally when his birth was registered he was not given a name.

Joseph was born in England in 1903. The exact location of his birth is not known and was origionally thought to be around Leeds. However Birstall has come to the fore for later events of his life. Marriages to Maria Lord‎[s]‎ and Ann Coates.
Christenings of the children of Joseph and Maria were at St Mark's Church, Birstall, Yorkshire, England.

Joseph along with his second wife Ann nee Coates, and his sons John, and his wife Hannah, Joseph, and William sailed for New Zealand aboard the S.S. Thomas Sparks.arriving in Wellington on 27/7/1842. John had married just before leaving England. Joseph's occupation was Gardener, John's ad labourer gardener. Joseph was 42 years, Ann 25 years, John 17 years, Hannah 25 years, Joseph Jnr 13 years and William 11 years.
The family remained in Welington until the birth of Ann's first child Zachariah, 6th June 1843.
The family then went to New Plymouth where Joseph's two daughters Martha Green ‎[b. 1845]‎ and Elizabeth Jefferson ‎[b. 1846]‎ were born. Ann had poor health from then on and died in Wellington 26/3/1849 of consumption ‎{Pulmonary Tuberculosis]‎
Joseph married thirdly Elizabeth ‎[Betsy}‎ Jefferson and they had a furthur seven sons. Adam b. 1851, Davidb. abt 1852 , Nathan b. 1854 Alfred b. 1856 Francis b. 1861, Benjamin 1862, and Nathaniel b. 1863.
Joseph d 1880 at Tutaenui of enlargement of the abdominal gland and gangrene. He is buried in the Bonny Glen Cemetery.
Betsy died 1880 at Tutaenui of cancer of the pancreas. She also is buried in the Bonny Glen Cemetery.

<b>Thomas Sparks
</b>Ship: 498 tons
Captain: Robert G Sharp
Surgeon Superintendent: David John Williams
Sailed London November 27th 1842 - arrived Wellington January 31st 1843 ‎(via Cape of Good Hope)‎
Nelson 1843 February 26th 1843
New Plymouth May 29th 1843
This information was obtained from <i>Copyright Denise & Peter 2001 - 2006
</i>
<i>Reference:
Brett's Early New Zealand
Wellington Public Library
Early Wellington by Louis Ward
New Zealand Colonist & Cook's Strait Guardian February 3rd 1843 website ­http­://­freepages­.­genealogy­.­rootsweb­.­com­/~­ourstuff­/­ThomasSparks1843­.­htm­
</i>