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Hugh Campbell 1885 -1941 (NEW ZEALAND)

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Janet Report 15 Mar 2013 23:25

I found this record on Natonal Librabry of new Zealand Website

Hugh Campbell's letters : letters from a marine engineer in the years from 1908 to 1941 /
Bibliographic Record Display

AuthorCampbell, Hugh, 1885-1941.
ContributorJohnson, D. Hugh (Donald Hugh), 1940-
Published[Paraparaumu, N.Z.] : D.H. Johnson, c1993.
Description130 p. (1 folded) : ill., facsims., form, geneal. tables, ports. ; 30 cm.
AboutCampbell, Hugh, 1885-1941--Correspondence.
Johnson, Jessie Henderson, 1876-1950--Correspondence.
Johnson, Thomas Newbegin--Correspondence.
Campbell family.
Marine engineers--England--Correspondence.
Berwick-upon-Tweed (England)--Genealogy.
New Zealand--Genealogy.
Holdings Information

Now I am in England , not NZ but Hugh, Jessie Henderson Johnson (nee Campbell) Hugh's sister and her husband Thomas Newbegin Johnson are all on my tree

Hugh died at sea in 1941 on sunk ship MV Silverpalm his name appears on Tower Hill memorial

Someone called Donald Hugh Johnson has placed these papers in the care of the NZ library , trying to work out who he is??

Thomas and Jessie had a son Joseph Johnson in 1903 could he be a son of this man?

any ideas or suggestions gratefully appreciated?


Andrew Report 15 Mar 2013 23:34

maybe the same person

Appears in the Role from 1963 to 1981

New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981
about Donald Hugh Johnson
Name: Donald Hugh Johnson
Electoral Year: 1963
District: Hutt
Region or Province: Wellington

also at same address is Judith Elinor

Added....A lso at same address in 1963 is Joseph Johnson, retired. so your idea that Donald is his son may be correct.



Janet Report 15 Mar 2013 23:40

Thank you

There is a tree on ancestry which has a ? over Thomas Newbegin Johnson dying in New Zealand but nothing concrete

and a death date for Jessie of 19 04 1950 but no place



Andrew Report 15 Mar 2013 23:50

Jessie appears in the Roles between 1914 and 1949

New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981
about Jessie Henderson Johnson
Name: Jessie Henderson Johnson
Electoral Year: 1914
District: Wellington South
Region or Province: Wellington

along with Thomas Newbegin.

New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981
about Jessie Henderson Johnson
Name: Jessie Henderson Johnson
Electoral Year: 1949
District: Onslow
Region or Province: Wellington

also with Thomas.



Andrew Report 15 Mar 2013 23:52

Thomas appears in the Role until 1963 (when the record stops) He is also at the same address as Donald and Joseph posted above.



Janet Report 15 Mar 2013 23:53

They were in the UK on the 1911 census living with Jessies widowed mother Jessie Campbell (nee Willcox) in Berwick upont Tweed

so...........they must have left the UK for NZ between 1911 and 1914

FMP is playing up so cant see that yet



Janet Report 15 Mar 2013 23:56

What are NZ records like ? do they have an index like we do here to look at ?

There was also a daughter Edith May Johnson b 1906 in Hexham is there any sign of her anywhere?



Andrew Report 16 Mar 2013 00:02

Here you go......

New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981
about Edith May Johnson
Name: Edith May Johnson
Electoral Year: 1928
District: Wellington Suburbs
Region or Province: Wellington

at same address as Jessie and Thomas

only time she appears with Thomas and Jessie, so may have married. I don't know if any NZ BMD and census are available on line.



Janet Report 16 Mar 2013 00:20

thank you will return in morning see if any NZ members on

thanks again