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James Harrison

James Harrison

Born Oct. 21st 1846 Glasgow, Scotland. Died Feb. 9th 1885 Dunedin, New Zealand.

Was a nominated immigrant from Glasgow. Brought out to New Zealand (1878) by A&T Burt Limited Dunedin as a brassfinisher.

Died from Meningitis aged 38 and buried in Northern cemetery Dunedin.

Jeanie Harrison

Jane Frew

Born March 5th 1849 Paisley, Scotland (Jeanie). Died Sept. 7th 1927 Kamo, New Zealand.

After the death of James Harrison in 1885, Mrs Jeanie Harrison operated a restaurant in a large rooming and shop building part of which is now the foyer of the Regent Theatre in the Lower Octagon, Dunedin.

She was buried in Kamo cemetery Whangarei. (Listed under her third marriage name - Jeanie Connett)


James Harrison and Jane Frew married in Glasgow June 11th 1869.

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