Three of their nine children were born in Cornwall: Elizabeth in 1835 and John junior on 22 April 1837 at St Blazey, but not known where Mary Ann was born on 7 March 1839, possibly also St Blazey.
for New Zealand on the barque "Bolton" from Gravesend on 19 November
1839. They finally arrived at Port Hardy, d'Urville
Island, New Zealand on 12 April 1840, and few days later they crossed
Cook Strait, heading for Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbour) and came ashore
at Petone beach on Tuesday, 21 April.
After John died, son Richard took over running the farms and later purchased Woodville farm next door at Tillers Bay (now called Martins Bay). The other sons were involved with gold mining around the Coromandel Peninsula. There still exist a number of farm diaries kept by Richard and his son Richard Henry, dating from 1888 to about 1920.
The above James Williams married John's widow, Jane in about 1867.
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In all there were about 61 grand-children of John and Elizabeth.
There have been a number of documents written which contain details of the early days of the Goldsworthy family here in New Zealand and more detailed accounts of some branches of the family.
"South of West Hamilton" by Nancy Raynes
"The Rock and the Sky" by Harold Mabbett, 1977
"Thames - the First Hundred Years" by ? (about mining - printed 8 Oct 1968)
"The Goldsworthy Connection" by Gil Littler & Southgate Goldsworthy, July 1987
any others you know of ? [ contact me ]
An interesting piece of info comes from notes about John Goldsworthy junior's children within which is stated: "Mrs MacDonald has heard that there is money in chancery in Cornwall: her father, being the eldest son, would have been the rightful heir." Mrs MacDonald was Sylvia May Goldsworthy (b. 1878), 6th daughter of John & Marion Beath Goldsworthy (nee Garrick). No idea of date when Sylvia was informed about this money, but said to be many years ago (possibly pre 1940's?) and no mention as to whether they contacted the Chancery.
Clara Garrick Goldsworthy (daughter of the above John) was in touch with
John Goldsworthy ADAMS of New York, about 1920 and sent him family photos
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