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Alfred Vipond

Birthplace: Garrigill, , Cumbria, England, Garrigill, Cumberland, England (United Kingdom)
Death: December 10, 1923 (69)
Auckland, , , New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Kaipara Flats, Northland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of William Vipond and Mary Vipond (Carr)
Husband of Isabella Vipond (McMillan)
Father of William Henry Vipond; Agnes Gubb (Vipond); Edward 'Neddie' Vipond; Mary Gubb (Vipond); John Vipond and 7 others
Brother of Edward Carr Vipond; Catherine Carr Holmes (Vipond); Margaret Carr Harrop (Vipond); Harriet Carr Potts (Vipond); Walter Carr Vipond and 3 others

Occupation: Miner, Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Alfred Vipond

It had been said that Alfred left school at 12 and went to work in the mines because the family couldn't afford his further education. The story was that he was a bright lad and many years later when he was farming at Hoteo, the other farmers would approach him to look after their "books".

There is no record of Alfred working in the Garrigill Lead Mines, but the 1871 census records him as a General Servant (Farm) for the Curate of Middleton-in-Teesdale.

He may have been a Lead Ore Washer after leaving school, that was often the first job for a young lad entering the lead mining industry.

Alfred would have emigrated to New Zealand between April 1871 and April 1876.

Information from Betty Powell, Waipu 9 January 1986: Alfred Carr Vipond arrived Lyttleton on "South"

1 September 1874. I am unable to confirm this from any Passenger Lists as yet...but it would make sense.

Alfred is recorded as a Miner, Malvern, on William's Birth Registration and Miner, Denniston, on John Vipond's Birth Registration.

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Alfred Vipond's Timeline

January 14, 1854
Garrigill, , Cumbria, England, Garrigill, Cumberland, England (United Kingdom)
- 1884
Age 19
South Malvern, Canterbury, New Zealand
September 19, 1876
South Malvern, New Zealand
April 6, 1878
Canterbury, New Zealand
January 3, 1880
Canterbury, New Zealand
October 25, 1881
Whitecliffs, New Zealand
- 1884
Age 27
Denniston, West Coast, New Zealand