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Two of my g grandmothers with the same maiden surname; Alice Berry and Minnie Crane Berry. So far, we haven't found an earlier link between these two families.

Minnie Crane Berry was born in 1869 at Wakapuaka, just north of Nelson, daughter of William Henry and Eliza (nee Crane) Berry. W H Berry was sexton at the Wakapuaka cemetery for about thirty years, retiring in 1902. In 1896, Minnie married Robert Henry Emms at Christchurch.

Alice Berry's father, Frederick Berry (1844-1902), was born in London, England. In 1876, he married Sarah Ann Wainwright (1858-1936) at Springston, NZ. Sarah Ann and her parents, Charles and Sarah (nee Keeling) Wainwright had come from Nottinghamshire to NZ aboard the Cresswell, arriving at Lyttelton in 1859.
In 1906, Alice Berry (1887-1958) married George Ernest Morris at Ashburton. Particulars from their marriage certificate are reproduced below. (Certificate reference 1906/2878)

When and Where
Married
Names and Surnames of the Parties Ages Rank or Profession Condition of Parties Birthplace Residence PARENTS
Father's Name and Surname (1),
and his Rank or Profession (2).
Mother's Name (1), and
Maiden Surname (2)
1906
5th May
Office
George Ernest Morris 24 Farm Labourer 1. Bachelor
2.
Richmond
Christchurch
1. Ashburton
2. Ashburton
1. John Morris
2. Labourer
1. Lucy
2. Clark
of the
Registrar
Ashburton
Alice Berry 19 - 1. Spinster
2.
St Albans
Christchurch
1. Ashburton
2. Christchurch
1. Frederick Berry
2. Council Labourer
1. Sarah Ann
2. Wainwright


Updated: 9 January 2011
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