John Harper & Maria Stapleton
Family Tree - John & Maria
As we have explored in John and Maria's ancestry, they were born in the Raynhams in Norfolk, married in East Raynham on the 10th July 1851 and emigrated to New Zealand just 7 days later on the 17th July 1851 in the Sir George Pollock.
 
G3 John Harper
(1829 - 1900)
=10 July 1851 Maria Stapleton
(1828-1905)
 
 
G2 Mary Jane Harper
(1852 - 1934)
= 27 October 1874
George Ashley
(1837 - 1899)
John Lawrence Harper
(1854 - 1938)
James Stapleton Harper
(1855 - 1922)
Alfred William Harper
(1857 - 1939)
= 1901
Emma Isabella James
(1874 - 1932)
Lucy Susannah Harper
(1859 - 1933)
= 1881
Harry Tom Rudd Parker
Robert Edward Humphrey Harper
(1861 - 1935)
= 1886
Ellen Wright (1864 - 1917)
Hannah Maria Harper
(1864 - 1864)
Frederick Francis Harper
(1865 - 1867)
Annie Maria Harper
(1867 - 1942)
= 1896
John Murchie
Ellen Eliza Harper
(1869 - 1938)
= 1890
John Frederick Johnson
Emma Louisa Harper
(1871 - 1953)
= 1896
William James Joy

(1867 - 1935)
 
In 1855 they settled in Kaiapoi, but before that they presumably lived on some of the large sheep stations. John was a shepherd and in 1854 they were at Courtenay.

Their youngest daughter married William James Joy who also lived in Kaiapoi. Their story is here.

John, Maria & Emma Harper
John and Maria Harper with their daughter Emma
Once again John Harper has more details of the history of some of Emma's siblings, not published here, including Alfred William and Edward William.
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