NameSarah Shiner , GG Grandmother
Birth14 Jun 1834, Corscombe, Dorset
Death18 Jan 1920, New Lynn, Auckland
Birth22 Oct 1836, Shipton, Montague, Somerset
Death13 May 1914, Auckland
Marriage29 Jul 1858, Beaminster, Dorsetshire, England 
Notes for Sarah Shiner
Both Sarah and Alfred are buried at Purewa cemetery. Block F 44, Plots 101 and 102. The cemetery record gives her date of death as 19 Jan.
Her marriage record in the Beaminster parish records mentions her father as James Shiner, which is nice confirmation of the relationship.
Notes for Alfred (Spouse 1)
Golden hair, and had a beard “like a Viking”. Worked as a smith (described as a Whitesmith) in Auckland at Deadwood Terrace in Ponsonby. His son Alfred John later continued the business. Alfred’s son, James Shiner, was the first of the family to come to New Zealand. Alfred and the rest of the family came out a few years later, partly because daughter Cherry had a weak chest. In their later years, Alfred and Sarah were cared for by their daughter, Rose.