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James Peers, the earliest Peers to come to New Zealand, was born in Winsford, Cheshire, England. James came to New Zealand in 1857 and after living some time in Karori, Wellington, settled in Tikokino, Hawkes Bay.
The Wharmbys came from Styal, Cheshire, England. Sarah Wharmby came to New Zealand in 1857 and she settled in Tikokino in Hawkes Bay after living for a time in Karori, Wellington.
The Kerrs were farmers from Kilikougan, Portglenone in County Antrim, Ireland. Mary Jane Kerr came to New Zealand in 1872 and settled in Wakarara, Hawkes Bay, after spending some time in Thames and Takapau.
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The Lightollers owned cotton mills in Chorley, Lancashire, England. Frederick James Lightoller came to New Zealand in 1885, and he lived in Dargaville, Opotiki, Waipawa and Petone.
The Galdwin family originated from Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England. Joyce Gladwin, who was born in Manchester, came to New Zealand in 1885 with her daughter, Janet. Joyce lived in Opotiki, Waipawa and Petone.