Thomas REDPATH1829 - 1889 (60 years) Has 11 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
Name Thomas REDPATH Birth 03 Mar 1829 Cranshaws, Berwickshire, Scotland [1, 2, 3] Gender Male Baptism 24 Mar 1829 Cranshaws, Berwickshire, Scotland [2, 3] Census 06 Jun 1841 Cranshaws, Berwickshire, Scotland  Census 30 Mar 1851 Whittinghame, East Lothian, Scotland  Occupation 30 Mar 1851  Farm Labourer Immigration Between 02 Jun 1860 and 03 Sep 1860 Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand [7, 8] Immigration From 02 Jun 1860 to 03 Sep 1860 Ship ROBERT HENDERSON [9, 10] Occupation 12 Oct 1860  Farm Labourer, East Taieri, Otago Occupation From 1864 to 1889  Farmer, Waitahuna, Otago Death 19 Jul 1889 Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand [13, 14, 15, 16, 17] Cause: Malignant disease of the stomach Burial 21 Jul 1889 Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand [12, 14] Probate 20 Aug 1889 Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand  Person ID I49 NZ Genealogy Project | REDPATH Last Modified 21 Aug 2022
Father George REDPATH, b. 24 Jan 1795, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland d. 17 Dec 1864, Blackburn, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland (Age 69 years) Mother Elizabeth REDPATH, b. 1797, Cranshaws, Berwickshire, Scotland d. 19 Jan 1881, Wilton, Roxburghshire, Scotland (Age 84 years) Marriage 1819 Cranshaws, Berwickshire, Scotland [19, 20] Census 06 Jun 1841 Cranshaws, Berwickshire, Scotland  Census 30 Mar 1851 Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, Scotland  Census 07 Apr 1861 Blackburn, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland  Documents Documents (Log in) Family ID F21 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Ann LEITH, b. 1838, Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland d. 20 Oct 1922, Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand (Age 84 years) Marriage 29 May 1860 Saint Giles, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland [12, 23, 24, 25] Children 1. Elizabeth REDPATH, b. 1856, Scotland d. 05 May 1933, Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand (Age 77 years) + 2. George REDPATH, b. 04 Sep 1860, Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand d. 28 Feb 1914, Rakauroa, Gisborne, New Zealand (Age 53 years) + 3. James Darling REDPATH, b. 03 Oct 1862, East Taieri, Otago, New Zealand d. 30 Jul 1928, St. Heller's, Auckland, New Zealand (Age 65 years) + 4. Margaret REDPATH, b. 03 Nov 1864, Milton, Otago, New Zealand d. 20 Apr 1941, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand (Age 76 years) + 5. Euphemia REDPATH, b. 01 Sep 1867, Milton, Otago, New Zealand d. 22 Jan 1945, Stirling, Otago, New Zealand (Age 77 years) + 6. Annie Logan REDPATH, b. 18 Jun 1871, Milton, Otago, New Zealand d. 21 Jan 1949, Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand (Age 77 years) 7. Thomas Henry REDPATH, b. 22 May 1873, Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand d. 22 Feb 1903, Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand (Age 29 years) 8. May Wood REDPATH, b. 10 Oct 1875, Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand d. 16 Jul 1939, Waitahuna, Otago, New Zealand (Age 63 years) Documents Documents (Log in) Last Modified 7 Nov 2022 Family ID F19 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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details of the sailing ship Robert Henderson and her 1860 voyage to New Zealand from Glasgow, Scotland.
BIOGRAPHYThomas Redpath was born in Cranshaws, Scotland on 3 March 1829, the fourth child of George and Elizabeth Redpath. At the time, the Parish of Cranshaws in Berwickshire had a population of about 130 and comprised three farms. George Redpath was a shepherd on one of the farms.
In the 1851 Census, Thomas was working as an agricultural labourer on a farm at Whittinghame, East Lothian. The farmer, James Darling, farmed 4000 acres and employed ten people. Whittinghame was about 20 km from Cranshaws.
Thomas Redpath and his common law wife Ann Logan (or Leith) had their first child, Elizabeth Redpath in 1856. Thomas and Ann decided to migrate to New Zealand and after organising their passage, got married in Edinburgh on 29 May 1860.
A few days later on 2 June 1860, Thomas, Ann and Elizabeth departed from Clyde (Glasgow) on the Robert Henderson, bound for Port Chalmers in Otago. Ann, who was registered under the name Logan, was pregnant again. The Robert Henderson was an Aberdeen Clipper: 522 gross tons, length 158 ft (48.15m) x beam 28.3 ft (8.62m), a three masted rigged vessel, wooden hull, built in 1857, fitted out with every convenience for the comfort of passengers. Passengers for the voyage included: 210 adults, 62 children from 1 to 12 years, and 13 infants. There were three births and 11 deaths during the voyage. There were about 40 cases of scarlet fever on board, and 4 deaths from that disease, the last occurring on the 26 July 1860.
The ship arrived in Otago on 3 September 1860, and on the 4 September Ann gave birth to a son, George Redpath, while still on board the Robert Henderson. The ship and passengers were initially kept in quarantine upon arrival because of the scarlet fever. Otago had a population of about 12,000 in 1860, but this had grown to over 30,000 in December 1861 after gold was discovered in May 1861.
Ann and Thomas initially lived at Taieri, before moving to Akatore and finally Mount Stuart when Thomas obtained a Crown Land Grant in 1864. Thomas and Ann had a further six children after they settled in New Zealand. Thomas died at home at Mount Stuart on 19 July 1889 and was buried at Waitahuna. The Mount Stuart farm was taken over by May Redpath and her husband Hugh Crozier in 1903 after May's older brother Thomas, who had been managing the farm, committed suicide.
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