George Haigh

ID# 4534, (c 1805 - )

George Haigh was born c 1805 at Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

George Haigh married Elizabeth Schorfield on 28 Oct 1828 at St John the Baptist, Halifax, Yorkshire, England,

George Haigh of Halifax of this Parish, cordmaker, Bachelor
and Elizabeth Schorfield of Southowrams of this Parish, Spinster
were married in this Church by Banns with Consent of
this twentyth day of Octobert in the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight

this Marriage was solemnized between us:
George Haigh
Elizabeth Schorfield X Mark
In the Presence of Samaual Haigh and Thomas Beaver

Banns of Marriage between George Haigh of Halifax, Cordmaker and Elizabeth Scholefield of Southowram, spinster, both in this Parish were published on the Three Sundays underwirtten.
that is to say, On Sunday the 5th, 12th and 19th of October 1828.1,2

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

George Haigh immigrated on 13 Oct 1841 from Gravesend London via " Birman" to Port Nicholson Wellington, New Zealand, also on board were listed Elizabeth, Abraham, George and Agnes

"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

Children of George Haigh and Elizabeth Schorfield


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [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: D53/1/55; New Reference Number: WDP53/1/3/23.. Hereinafter cited as Church Registers.
  3. [S26] 1841 English Census ( 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.