Alfred John Galpin

25 September 1844–26 November 1884 (Age 40)
Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand

The Life of Alfred John

When Alfred John Galpin was born on 25 September 1844, in Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand, his father, William Galpin, was 29 and his mother, Ruth Mace, was 37. He married Anne Sutherland on 10 June 1870. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 26 November 1884, in Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 40, and was buried in Tutaenui Cemetery, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Alfred John Galpin
Anne Sutherland
Marriage: 10 June 1870
Elizabeth Ruth Galpin
William Alexander Galpin
Alfred John Galpin
Albena Jane Galpin
Charlotte Ann Galpin
David Sutherland Galpin
Ruth Mace Galpin

Spouse and Children

10 June 1870


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Galpin


    Ruth Mace




World Events (4)


Age 1

The New Zealand Wars, also referred to as the Land Wars. Maori put up resistance to British colonial rule.
1846 · The First Constitution Act

Age 2

The New Zealand Constitution Act was passed to grant self-government of the Colony of New Zealand, but it was never fully implemented. This act was a part of the New Zealand constitution until it was repealed in 1852 with a updated New Zealand Constitution Act. 
1858 · New Provinces Act

Age 14

The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a messenger or scullion (in a monastery), from Old French galopin ‘page’, ‘turnspit’, from galoper ‘to gallop’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Galpin in entry for Anne Galpin, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Alfred Galpin in entry for Anne Galpin, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Alfred Galpin in entry for Anne, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

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