My Great-Grandfather, Thomas McDonald (born 1855 Roxburgh Scotland) married Helen Boston Purves in Edinburgh 1881.
She was born 13.03.1856 in Chirnside Berwick SCOT to parents John Purves and Isabella Ewart. She had 2x brothers (at the 1881 census) William who was a cabinet maker (and born Chirnside) and James E who was an engine fitter (and born Chirnside).
Helen and Thomas arrived in New Zealand in 1887. They went back to Scotland for a while then headed back to early 1892. She must have got sick along the voyage back as she died 18 days after arriving back in NZ .. she died 07.05.1892.
They had no children.
We have no photos of Helen and her family at the time. Hoping to find someone related who may have old family photos.
Looking for Scottish Ancestors
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