Sebright Kershaw AMBLER

Date of Birth: 
9 Jun 1855
Date of Death: 
22 Nov 1914

Sebright was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

He married Jane Prain (born in Waitaki) in 1888 in Oamaru.

They had six children, three of whom were born in Levin.

One son, Kershaw served in WW1, and was wounded twice in 1916 & 1918.

Three sons-in-law also served in WW1. Norman Horrobin, Arthur Thompson (wounded three times) & Philip Doyle, who died of his wounds in 1916 in Belgium.

Sebright is shown as starting as a wheelwright by 1890 in Hilderthorpe in the Waitaki. By 1896 he is in Levin as a wheelwright & then in Shannon as a coachbuilder.

In 1895 he was arrested (& later discharged) in Levin for deserting his wife & family in Oamaru. In 1910, 1911 & 1913 he was charged with non payment of maintenance, receiving one month in prison each time.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
Sebright Kershaw Ambler; Thomas Ambler; Hannah (Ann) Kershaw; Jane Small Prain; James Alexander Prain; Jane Prain; Hannah Ambler; Norman Horrobin; Violet Mary Ambler; Bertram Francis Spencer; Jessie Stewart Cameron; Tom Anderson Shaw; Louisa Barbara Ann Hopcroft; Louisa Elizabeth Ambler; Philip Edmund Doyle; Arthur Frederick Thompson; Kershaw Sebright Ambler; Marguerite Kathleen Page; Jane Small Prain (Jean) Ambler; Charles Samuel Parsons; Joan Beatrice Brewer; Thomas Alexander Prain Ambler; Minnie Gladys Dixon; Jessie Nicol McLuckie; John Walker Watt.