Sarah SNOWSILL was the younger sister of Joseph. She arrived in Napier, aged 20 years, Housemaid, on "ADAMANT" on 11 January 1879.The Immigration records say that she went to live with friends at Clive-presumably with her sister-in-law Ellen who had married William Wagstaff HODGKINSON by then. I have been told that Margaret STEVENS, aged 19years, who was also on that voyage, was her niece.
Sarah's older sister Maria married William STEVENS in 1859, so Margaret could have been the first of the children (This has yet to be confirmed). if it is correct, them whay happened to Margaret? I haven't found a marriage or death for her in New Zealand.
Sarah married Charles Ross THATCHER at Mohaka, Northern Hawkes Bay on 23rd April 1883.
In the "Hawkes Bay Almanac" 1886, C.R. THATCHER was publican at Frasertown, near Wairoa.
The "Hawkes Bay Herald" 11 March 1892, on page 2, the licence for the Royal Hotel Naper, was transferred from R P FLANAGAN to C THATCHER.
The "Hawkes Bay Herald" 14 May 1892-advertisement.
"Mr Charles Ross THATCHER notifies that at the next licensing meeting he will apply for a license for The Royal Hotel".
The 1893 Electoral Roll has Charles Ross (Hotelkeeper) and Sarah THATCHER (Domestic duties) living at Carlyle St, Napier.
In 1894-5 "Wises Directory", Charles R THATCHER gave his address as Royal Hotel, Carlyle St, Napier.
They then disappear off New Zealand records. They do not appear to have had any children born in New Zealand.
On the UK Death Certificate of Thomas William SNOWSILL, (Joseph and Sarah's father), on 26 February 1896, at The Plough Inn, Wilmington, London,England, the Informant was C.R. Thatcher, son-in-law of the deceased.
Charles THATCHER age 62yrs,shop keeper, born
Sarah THATCHER age 52yrs, housewife, born London, England.
28 years married.
Address: 170 Merton Rd, Kingston District,Parish of Wimbledon,
County of Surrey.