Mary Ford not born in NZ

Birth updates from New Zealand.

I had thought Mary Ford, born to James and Elizabeth, was born in Australia but had not found any record of such birth.  Searching around I found a ‘Mary Ford’ born in Wellington NZ the date of which dovetails neatly with the births of Janet Muir Ford and Margaret Ford.  I sent for the archive records and can now confirm that this ‘Mary Ford’ is not related the James and Elizabeth Ford.

On the other hand, the records from NZ reveal that Janet Muir Ford, who is recorded on Robert Muir Ford’s Australian birth certificate as being born in Wellington was in fact born in Dunedin which is not far from Waikouaiti where James and Elizabeth were married.  Margaret Ford was born in Wellington NZ.  You can find the details here.

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