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Jaffrey, Charles

Jaffrey, Charles

Male 1887 - 1964  (77 years)

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  • Name Jaffrey, Charles 
    Nickname Charlie 
    Born 4 Jun 1887  Bonnyton Rayne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1964  Pukekohe Nz Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I199  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 May 2017 

    Father Alexander, Robert,   b. 17 Oct 1855, North Sunside Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1931, Baldyquash Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Jaffray, Isabel,   b. 9 Dec 1861, Hatton of Ardoyne Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1951, Baldyquash Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1891  Hatton Ch of Garioch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Rin 219 - 101 Grandparents
    Rin 219 - 101 Grandparents
    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rin 199 CHARLES_JAFFREY_JEFF_
    Rin 199 CHARLES_JAFFREY_JEFF_
    WW I Charlie Jaffrey - Middle Row 2nd from left
    WW I Charlie Jaffrey - Middle Row 2nd from left
    Charles Jaffrey and Friends
    Charles Jaffrey and Friends
    The rear is inscribed to his sister Isabella "This is a snap of my house at Paerata, perhaps you will recognise your humble and Mr C Fraser in the Portico. The other man is a Mr Mitchell & his two boys"
    The Three Wags - Charles Jaffrey on right
    The Three Wags - Charles Jaffrey on right
    Richie behind at Richie's Shanty

    Documents
    Birth Register Charles Jaffray
    Birth Register Charles Jaffray
    Rin 198-199 1901_CENSUS
    Rin 198-199 1901_CENSUS
    Charles Jaffray Service Record
    Charles Jaffray Service Record

    Headstones
    Charles (Jeff) Jaffray
    Charles (Jeff) Jaffray

    Histories
    McIntosh Family
    McIntosh Family

  • Notes 
    • Charles Jaffrey was born at Bridgefoot of Bonnyton in the Parish of Rayne where his mother Isabella Jaffrey was a domestic servant. His fathers name is not known
      The census of 1891 records Charles age 3 living at Honingfield with the family of William Davidson The term boarder is taken to mean that his keep is paid for by his mother whilst she continues in her employment
      Robert Alexander on this census is living at home in Northsunside of Wartle single and he marries Isabella in September of that year.They may have taken Charles to live with them as a member of the family. The 1901 Census shows Charles Jaffray working for farmer Alexander Benzie of Mosstown Kennethmont age 13 alongside his half brother William McIntosh Also at that point Robert and Isabella with their family of three children have not yet moved to North Sunside but are living at an un-named house in Wartle Roberts occupation is given as agricultural labourer
      My mother said that Charles was later apprenticed to the local blacksmith but he found the work ardous and did not complete the training. He decided to emigrate to New Zealand on an assisted passage and we are able to trace his progress by virtue of two postcards he sent home to his sister from London and Capetown He arrived in London on the SS Hogarth at 11pm on the 15th August and on the 4th Sept 1913 aboard the Athenie he is in Capetown destined for NZ probably arriving early Oct 1913 A friend J Henry accompanied him on the voyage and he continues the correspondence from Auckland stating that Charlie is in Pukehoke
      During the war (1914/ 1918) he enlisted in the Auckland Regiment and shipped out to France NZ Army records show his regimental number as 12/3694 rank Private Roll 21 page 16 He survived the war but only just, being left for dead in a shell hole and later rescued He took his demob in the UK determined to give it another go, However in1922 he appeared on the farm at North Sunside where the harvest was in progress forked a load and said he was off again
      Having forgone his demob and already taken an assisted passage, he had to pay his own fare However his old pal Jim Burr had written promising him a job and a billet on arrival. On the voyage a new Government Official travelling out to NZ heard his story and refunded his fare so "Jeff" arrived back in Auckland flush with money which was just as well as the promised job turned out to be unloading the ship and the billet was a dry ditch with a taurpaulin over
      He settled in Paerata outside Pukekohe just south of Auckland where he bought a section and built a bach on it and was surrounded by a group of pals known as the Wartle Wags Franklin County employed him as a driver on their steam road roller, his old "coffee pot"
      When his pal Jim Burr finally ran out of luck he took him in and they continued together with occasional forays to the R S A or the local hostelry
      He never married and when he died they buried Jeff in the mititary cemetery in Pukekohe alongside his old comrades