Abraham Haigh

ID# 4536, (29 Jan 1832 - c 1854)

Abraham Haigh was baptised on 29 Jan 1832 in St John the Baptist, Halifax, Yorkshire, England,

Parents: George and Elizabeth Haigh
Abode: Southowarm

He was the son of George Haigh and Elizabeth Schorfield.

Abraham appeared on the 1841 English Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of George Haigh at Bank Side PB, Southowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England;
HAIGH George, 30, Ag Lab, Yes
HAIGH Elizabeth, 35, Yes
HAIGH Abraham, 9, Yes
HAIGH George, 6, Yes
HAIGH Agness, 2, Yes.3

Abraham immigrated on 13 Oct 1841 from Gravesend London via " Birman" to Port Nicholson Wellington, New Zealand, with George Haigh

"Birman" arrived Port Nicholson 1st March 1842.

HAIGH, George, 33, Gardener & Agricultural labourer
HAIGH, Elizabeth
HAIGH, Abraham, 9
HAIGH, George, 7
HAIGH, Agnes Bell, 2.4

Abraham died c 1854 at Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand ,

there is no death registration or notice in any NZ paper regarding the death of Abraham, but there is a probate dated 1854, Auckland court, intestate.

Father*George Haigh (c 1805 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Schorfield (c 1806 - 9 Feb 1853)


  1. [S21] Church Registers, Various Repositories , 1828 hallifax, St John the Baptist, Yorkshire via Ancestry
    West Yorkshire Archive Service; Wakefield, Yorkshire, England; Yorkshire Parish Records; Old Reference Number: D53/1/17; New Reference Number: WDP53/1/2/5.. Hereinafter cited as Church Registers.
  2. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  3. [S26] 1841 English Census (www.ancestry.co.uk: PRO England, 6 June 1841), 1841 Halifax Yorkshire, HO 107/ 1303/10 pg 18 & 19. Hereinafter cited as 1841 English Census.
  4. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), To New Zealand, Early Wellington by Louis E Ward. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.