William Ashburner Lightbourne

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30 Jul 1836
Date of death / Date closed
27 Mar 1894
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William Ashburne Lightbourne was born in Lancaster, England. In 1859 he married Frances Dorothea Isabella Thompson. In 1860 he registered as a doctor in the United Kingdom. In 1864 he moved to Richmond, Virginia to work as a doctor for the 25th Tennessee Infantry during the American Civil War. Lightbourne arrived in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, with his wife and son William in 1879. He was registered as a medical practitioner in New Zealand on 12 December 1879. By 1887 he was living in Hawera, Taranaki. He died on 27 March 1894.


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