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Branston Unwin was born 1838 in Witham, England, United Kingdom to Edward *Branston* (Donkey) Unwin (1808-1888) and Sarah Elizabeth Walford (1814-1890) and died 18 June 1897 in Harman St, Addington, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand of unspecified causes. He married Jane Drew (c1838-1907) 18 May 1870 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Siblings


Offspring of Branston (Donkey) Unwin and Sarah Elizabeth Walford (1814-1890)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Frederick Fisher Unwin (c1837-)
Branston Unwin (1838-1897) 1838 Witham, England, United Kingdom 18 June 1897 Harman St, Addington, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand Jane Drew (c1838-1907)

The family migrated to South Australia (Walkerville near Adelaide), arriving in 1841. Branston Junior eventually became a champion swimmer and still later, around 1875, moved to New Zealand.

Children


Offspring of Branston Unwin and Jane Drew (c1838-1907)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzy) Unwin (1871-1944)
Frederick Branston Unwin (1872-1935) 1872 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand 18 May 1935 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Mary Martina (Matilda) Going (1872-1947)

Walford Unwin (1876-1953) 1876 Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand 18 May 1953 New Zealand Amy Grove Evans (1886-1914)
Sarah Ann Lyon (c1870-)

Charles Fisher Unwin (1877-1941)
William Herbert Unwin (1880-1946)

Residences

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Family sources.
  • 1894 Sydenham electoral roll: UNWIN, Branston, gardener, Harman St, freehold. 1896 Christchurch roll ditto, adding "Part Rural Section 72".
  • Lyttelton Times 19 June 1897:

Unwin, Branston. June 18th at his residence, Harman St, Addington, after a short but painful illness, aged 59 years. Deeply regretted. Adelaide papers please copy.

¢ Children
  • Lizzy married William Pearce in 1892: two daughters, both married. Charles married Maria Turner: one son, married. William married Edith Platt.



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