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Jeremiah Chaffers-Welsh

Jeremiah Chaffers-Welsh

Posted: 1371567935000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1371647664000
Surnames: Chaffers-Welsh
I currently doing some research on my family tree and concentrating on the Chaffers-Welsh side. Jeremiah was my 2nd Great Grandfather and I'm just curious as to why he changed his last name from Welsh to Chaffers-Welsh. I understand his mothers maiden name was Chaffers and his Fathers last name is Welsh. But I am just wondering why he changed his last name. Thankyou for reading

Re: Jeremiah Chaffers-Welsh

Posted: 1371597521000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1371597965000
Are you able to please provide some more information such as State, birth, parents, wife etc?
Was he the Jeremiah from New Zealand?


Re: Jeremiah Chaffers-Welsh

Posted: 1371623466000
Classification: Query
Hi Leanne

The Jeremiah Chaffers-Welsh in my tree did go to NZ. Here is a little more info on him.

Born: 9th Feb 1842 Neston, Cheshire, England
Died: 6th june 1912 Inverell,NSW,Australia

I am not totally sure how long he spent in NZ but I do have record of him being in NZ from around 1879 to 1882.

Parents: Robert Abram Welsh and Elizabeth Chaffers
Wife: Helena Baker Kyrke


Re: Jeremiah Chaffers-Welsh

Posted: 1371880248000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Chaffers Welsh
Children born in New Zealand appears he was there from about 1879 to about 1888 then returned to England and then in 1890 he went to NSW.

1881/13273 Chaffers-Welsh Cyril Gerrase Helena Baker Jeremiah -
1885/4842 Chaffers-Welsh Agnes Eirene Helena Baker Jeremiah -
1883/17113 Chaffers Welsh Muriel Katharine Helena Baker Jeremiah -
1880/18998 Chaffers-Welsh Constance Mary Geraldine Helena Baker Jeremiah
1887/13926 Welsh John Theodore Helena Baker Chaffers Jeremiah Chaffers
Auckland Star, Volume XIX, Issue 176, 27 July 1888, Page 2
Departure of the Aorangi. Lyttelton, Thursday. Sailed S.S- Aorangi, for London, via Rio de Janeiro.
..........Second Saloon.......extract.......Rev. J Chaffers, Welsh, Mesdames Helen and Ruth Welsh, Misses Geraldine, Muriel le and Agnes Welsh, Masters Cyril and John Welsh.............
Otago Daily Times , Issue 8912, 17 September 1890, Page 4
The Rev. Chaffers Welsh, late of Christchurch, has been appointed domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Sydney, and will sail for New South Wales on the 15th. He was educated at St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead, and was one of Dr Saumarez Smith's earliest students.

As for the name change I think it appears that it sounded more official and important and often was assumed that his surname was Chaffers Welsh. With some papers adding a hyphen and others not.


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