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Neill was the second child born to Robert and Mary Neill in
Tandragee. The year was 1838. She married William
Davison (born Tandragee 1830) at St Marks Church, Tandragee on 15
January 1858. The couple lived in Tandragee for 4 years and
had three children but then decided to emigrate to New Zealand.
They sailed on the 'Mersey' of 812 tons and arrived in Auckland,
New Zealand on 11 June 1861. During the voyage Margaret,
their youngest child died and was buried at sea. They
initially lived in Cornwall Street in Christchurch but then
settled in Templeton south of Christchurch where they brought up
their family. The Davisons kept horses at Weedons and Mary's
neice, Maggie from Westport, was a frequent visitor and learned to
William's parents were William Davison, weaver
of Tullyhue and Margaret Anne (surname not known). William
was a servant at the time he married Mary, but he later became a
sextant at St Marks Church in Tandragee. William died on 30
June 1874, at Templeton, age 44. He is buried at the
Templeton Cemetary. Mary died on 3 Sept 1924 and is buried
with her husband. Their children were :
Anne b. 15 Feb 1859 at Tandragee, Ireland.
d. 4 Jan 1901 at Sydney, Australia. Buried 6 Jan 1901
at Rookwood Cemetary.
George b. 1 May
Margaret b. 14 Mar 1861, Tandragee,
Ireland. d. At Sea aboard the 'Mersey' enroute to New
Zealand. Buried at sea.
b. 27 Oct 1863, Christchurch, d. 6
Oct 1943 and is buried at Addington Cemetary.
b. 19 Apr 1865, Christchurch, d. 9 Aug
1934 at Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch. Buried on 11 Aug
1934 at Templeton cemetary.
Thomas b. 19
Sept 1866, Christchurch. d. 21 May 1949 at Fendalton,
Christchurch. Buried 24 May at Springston Cemetary.
James b. 1869, Christchurch. d. 9 May
1920 at Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch. Buried on 11 May
1920 at Templeton Cemetary.
Davison House and Family at Templeton