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Gillespie Beach, 15 miles from Fox Glacier Twp where gold was discovered by a Gillespie, 1st settlement in 1860s. A Ghost Town in 1930s.

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Probate Records 1843-1998

Its People:

Alexander Gillespie, 27, farm labourer from Co Derry, Ireland on ship “Bombay that sailed from London, England on May 4, 1866 and arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand on Aug 18th. (see Robert)

Alexander Gillespie, Professor, teaches Internation Law & Environmental Law at the University of Waikato. Has published eight books.

Andrew Gillespie married Hannah Boyle of Tynight 1889. S/o John & Elra (Patterson) Gillespie. Children John Gordon Gillespie & Robert Stanley Gillespie

Arthur Oliver Gillespie, s/o Richard & E. M. Higginson Gillespie, of the NZ AirForce in both World Wars. Wrote “The Pacific“, an official history of New Zealand’s war effort in the Pacific.

Henry Cameron Gillespie married Gibbons, January 1865

Neil Gillespie, a golfter who won $40,000 in the Shirley Open Charles Tour Golf Tournament in Christ Church, New Zealand,  2011.

Robert Gillespie, age 22, labourer, from Co Derry, Ireland, sailed on the ship Bombay from London, England May 4, 1866, and arrived in Lyttleton, New Zealand on Aug 18th. (see also Alexander)

Vernon Gillespie, s/o Barton Gillespie & Helen Wayte,  married Mary Catherine Weadon in Aukland, New Zealand. Four children: Helen, Janet, John and Robert.

William Gillespie from Co Cork, Ireland. An organist and choir master immigrated to New Zealand. See next person

William Stawell Gillespie 1776-1854 from Co Cork, Ireland. Married Catherine Terry Williamsof Co Cork, d/o John Williams & Jane Terry. He was a music performer. Their children: William 1818-1889; Kate 1820-; Henry 1826-; Richard 1829-1862; Francis 1830-; Franklin 1837-1923, a son born dead 1836; John William 1838. Stallwell Webb 1839-1886, Humphrey 1841-This family has links to Quebec, Canada.

 See Military Records for New Zealanders who served in World War I