Joseph Keetley. Emigrant to Kaiapoi
Here you can see the material held on Ancestry about Joseph Keetley born in Hathern in 1820 to William Keetley and Sarah Harrison. The Keetleys were a very long established Hathern family. After marrying Alice Mary Sturgess he moved to Melbourne Derbyshire and set up as a blacksmith employing three men and three boys before emigrating to Kaiapoi New Zealand on the ship 'Mystery', arriving December 1859, to set up a successful foundry. For a while we thought this was the connection to Kaiapoi cottages on Loughborough Road but we now know this link is provided by through sometime resident Charles Moody. Nevertheless, still interesting to note that the families of Joseph Keetley and brothers William and John Moody all left England for New Zealand in 1858 and ended up in or near Kaiapoi. Indeed they were re-united in death in Kaiaipoi cemetery.