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Pilcher Ralfe was in the Coast Guards, and his daughter, Catherine Hester was born at Bantry Bay, Ireland, and his eldest son, Pilcher Frederick, at Sheerness, Kent. The younger two sons were born at Ramsey. His parents and he had lived originally at New Romney, Kent, and his father died in 1831 in the I.O.M, when his mother returned to England, and died in 1842. Both the Lieutenant and his wife died in 1841 and are interred in Lezayre.
Their son, Pilcher Frederick Ralfe and his brothers attended King William's College. Pilcher married Jessie Frances Greene on 8th March 1860, and their only son, Pilcher George. was born at Ellenbane, where P.F. Ralfe was farming. on 19th January 1861. In July 1861, Jessie F. Ralfe died. Leaving the baby with relatives, P.F. Ralfe sailed for Australia, finally coming to New Zealand in 1862 where he remarried.
One of the Lieutenant's younger sons, Frederick Whitfield, born at Ramsey, and baptised on 28th June 1838, married twice, first to Susannah Johnson, and had a family of six. among them a son Thomas, and a daughter, Lucy. Some of the family went to Canada. I do not know more about Frederick Whitfield Ralfe and his family, except that he had died before 1896.
John Henry Ralfe married Anna Maria Grant, whose parents at one time resided in Stanley Terrace, Douglas, on 28th January 1861, in St. Barnabas, Douglas. They sailed for New Zealand on 15th April 1861, arriving at Lyttleton., NZ, on 31st July 1861, in the Chrysolite.
The LaMothe Family & New Zealand IoMFamHist Soc vol3 no2