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Henry Vale                                            1834-1917
Henry was born abt 1834, the son of John Vale and Hannah Southgate, at Walthamstow, Essex. Henry and Ann were both single when they met aboard the ship taking them to New Zealand. Apparently, during the four month trip, they became well acquainted, since they married the following year.
Ann Marsh                                             1833-1914
Ann was born on 5 September 1833, the daughter of John Marsh and Ann ?, at Monkwearmouth, County Durham. After both of her parents had died, she traveled to New Zealand with her cousin, John Blair Thompson and his new wife.
I have not identified any children.

Birth of Parents
Henry Vale b: abt 1834  c: 18 May 1834       St. Mary's, Walthamstow, Essex
son of John Vale and Hannah Southgate

Ann Marsh b: 5 Sep 1833  c: 13 Dec 1833             Monkwearmouth, County Durham
daughter of John Marsh and Ann ?

From the Passenger List of the Indiana
From Gravesend, England on 2 Aug 1858,
to Lyttelton, New Zealand, arriving on 28 Nov 1858.
Name Age Occupation City
Henry Vale
Ann Marsh
Domestic Servant

Henry Vale (25)
Ann Marsh (24)
Lyttelton, New Zealand

Ann (Marsh)Vale Died 21 May 1914, Age 79,
Burial 22 May 1914, Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch

Henry Vale Died 17 Sep 1917   Retired Farmer,     Ashburton, New Zealand
Burial 18 Sep 1917, Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch

SPECIAL THANKS  to Annette Whitford, of Auckland, New Zealand, whose interest and dedication, inspired this long chain of family pages, connecting the Thompson family to New Zealand.