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Bringing Linwood Cemetery Alive!

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The Friends ‘Early Settlers Project’ aims to identify as many of the Pre-Adamites (Pioneers who settled in NZ before 1850), Pilgrims (those who arrived on the First Four Ships) and Early Settlers (those who settled in Canterbury before 31st October 1876) who are buried in Linwood Cemetery.

We have started by trawling the passenger lists of the First Four Ships to identify Canterbury Pilgrims and already have been delighted to find so many more early arrivals into the Province who are buried in Linwood Cemetery than we initially envisaged.

It is thought that approx 753 Pilgrims arrived on the First Four Ships; Charlotte Jane, Randolph, Sir George Seymour, Cressey, the numbers being uncertain because of discrepancies on ships’ lists.  By 1853 when the Canterbury Association was disbanded, 3500 Canterbury Association Settlers had arrived.

Being given information by descendants of families aware that their ancestors are buried in Linwood Cemetery saves us a lot of time.  In June 2012 we gave a talk to the Canterbury Pilgrims and Early Settlers Association to inform their members what we are hoping to achieve.

It’s easy when the headstone clearly states the ship the person arrived on, as with B18P12 William Derisley WOOD (Randolph) and B17P111 Eliza WITHALL (Sir George Seymour), or tells us they were a Pioneer as with B48P36 Elizabeth GRAHAM, but most of our information has to come from cross-checking the passenger lists of the 750 Pilgrims with the CCC Cemeteries Database. When the dates appear to match we then Google the person’s name and dates. More often than not we find answers in the person’s Obituary in Papers Past.

Most people think all of Canterbury’s early residents are buried in the older cemeteries, but our research so far has found 41 from the First Four Ships and 24 from the following two, as well as 5 Pioneers and 45 other Early Settlers. It is expected that the number of Early Settlers will grow as the focus of the research turns to those slightly later arrivals.

immigration-barracksAs with all research, the more we find out about the people buried in our cemetery, the more appreciation we have for their amazing courage because, despite the challenging journey they took to get to NZ and having to carve out an existence from so very little, so many of them lived to a very long age, even by today’s standards. We also need to remember that the men did all their work wearing woollen suits and the women wearing long petticoated skirts and corsets!

Our findings as at 27th February 2017, alphabetically by Family Name.

Block Plot NZSG Family Name First Names Pioneer/Early Settler Ship DATE OF ARRIVAL
13 23 5821 ALLISON Elizabeth Jane Early Settler The Travancore 31/03/1851
13 23 5821 ALLISON Henry Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
7 2 N/A ALLWRIGHT William Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
44 50 983 ARPS Frances Early Settler u/k 00/00/1873
32 63 2493 ASHBY Harriet Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
34 110 2813 BAKER James Frederick Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
5 1 6005 BARKER Samuel Delabere Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
23 36 4853 BEERE William Henry Early Settler 00/00/1865
12 12 5705 BERGH Elizabeth Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
13 19 5794 BISHOP Rockwood Comport Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
40 67 1548 BLAKE Andrew Hope Pioneer 00/01/1841
43 139 1156 BOLOSKI Dorothy Early Settler Friedeburg 30/08/1872
43 139 1156 BOLOSKI Joseph Early Settler Friedeburg 30/08/1872
28 258 N/A BOWMAN James Early Settler Gil Blas? 28/11/1855
22 199 4027 BROWN John Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
4 2 5854 BRUCE Thomas Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
3 18 6035 CAREY Emily Early Settler Lancashire Witch
3 18 6035 CAREY Thomas Early Settler Lancashire Witch
16A 80 5135 CLARK Charles Egmont 23/12/1856
23 213 N/A CLEAVER Emma Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
26 57 4079 COLLINS James Early Settler Tiptree? 20/01/1864?
35 10 2464 CRESSWELL Elizabeth Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
32 316 N/A CRESSWELL Thomas Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Sir George Seymour 17/12/1850
30 22 3276 CUNNINGHAM Peter Early Settler Chrysolite 00/00/1862
29 66 3491 DALE Thomas Early Settler Castle Eden 14/02/1851
20 147 4555 DAY Joseph Pioneer 00/00/1849
18 227 5437 DOBSON Arthur Dudley Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
20 203 4650 DUNFORD Charles Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
43 114 1167 DUNICK Julia Early Settler u/k 00/00/1876
9 14 6054 DUNN Charles Early Settler 09/02/1905
28 356 N/A EATON Edward Farmer Early Settler Stag 17/05/1852
28 356 N/A EATON Emily Gates Early Settler Stag 17/05/1852
35 212 2684 ENGLAND Robert West Early Settler 00/00/1860
13 16 5797 FISHER Stephen Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
26 20 4015 FORD Edward John Tite Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
23 120 N/A FORD Henry Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
18 116 N/A FORD William Ambrose Jnr Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
22 140 3953 FRANCIS Frederic Wyatt Early Settler Cornubia 00/00/1857
32 1 2474 FREE Elizabeth Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
35 72 FREE Maria Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
20 115 4534 FREEMAN Caroline Early Settler Nourmahal 31/01/1905
32 272 3088 FROST James Early Settler Samarang 31/07/1852
2 34 4933 GAPES James Early Settler Regina 04/12/1859
24 126 4530 GAPES Thomas Early Settler Regina 04/12/1859
43 254 1052 GEARSCHAWSKI Catherine Early Settler u/k 00/00/1872
28 133 3759 GEE Thomas James Early Settler British Empire 06/09/1864
48 36 275 GRAHAM Elizabeth Early Settler
17 33 1505 GRIFFIN Mary Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
25 218 4362 HARMAN Agnes Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
24 327 4780 HARPER Randolf G Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Randolf 16/12/1850
20 26 4542 HARRISON Jabez Early Settler Bangalore 21/08/1851
24 64 6145 HART George Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
14 7 5672 HAWKER George Early Settler Tudor 00/01865
32 152 2647 HEAN John Davis Early Settler 00/00/1868
16A 34 5195 HEARD Harriet Early Settler David G Flemming 09/12/1863
16A 34 5195 HEARD James Early Settler David G Flemming 09/12/1863
29 174 N/A HOSSACK Simon Early Settler The Regina 04/12/1858
4 13 N/A HUGHES Robert William Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
6 12 N/A HUGHES William Jones Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
3 1 5999 HULBERT Charles Partridge
46 208 590 INWOOD Augustus R Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Sir George Seymour 17/12/1850
29 383 3628 JAMESON James Purvis Early Settler Sebastapol 21/05/1863
22 16 4834 JEFFS Benjamin Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
22 16 4834 JEFFS Elizabeth Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
17 74 5586 JOSE Mary Maria Early Settler
41 178 N/A KEISANOWSKI Annie Early Settler u/k 00/00/1876
17 22 N/A KERRIDGE George Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Randolf 16/12/1850
17 22 N/A KERRIDGE Susan Early Settler Labuan 11/08/1851
5 41-45 6100 KIRK Louisa Early Settler Brothers Pride 08/12/1863
13 27 5816 KIVER Charles Early Settler The Travancore 31/03/1851
20 201 N/A KLIPSCH Edward Frederick Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
25 141 4210 KNIGHT Charlotte Early Settler Accrington 05/09/1863
17 66 5564 LEE Hastings Mayow Early Settler Approx 1867
46 243 552 MACFARLANE Kate Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Sir George Seymour 17/12/1850
16 91 5013 MARKS Hyman Early Settler u/k 00/00/1861
20 118 4536 MARSHALL Margaret Early Settler 00/00/1876
39 41-45 N/A MARTIN Michael Early Settler 0/00/1864
28 36 3710 McCLATCHIE Mary Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
28 358 N/A McLAREN Hugh Early Settler Silestria 00/00/1861
36 447 2374 MOULDEY Edwin Coxhead Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
22 18 N/A MUMFORD Martha Early Settler Castle Eden 14/02/1851
30 214 3401 MUNDY Elizabeth Early Settler Motaoka 01/12/1860
30 215 3401 MUNDY Martin Early Settler Motaoka 01/12/1860
29 131 3537 MUNRO John Early Settler Waknow 00/00/1869
16 87 5015 NASHELSKI Solomon Early Settler u/k 00/00/1864
16A 82 5138 NEWELL George Acheson Pioneer Mersey 25/09/1862
38 4 N/A O’BRIEN James Early Settler 28/01/1905
41 65 1503 O’NEIL John Early Settler Rangitikei 00/00/1876
41 65 1503 O’NEIL Mary Early Settler Rangitikei 00/00/1876
29 4 3461 PAGE Joshua Mary Thompson 00/00/1857
13 47 5826 PARKER George Rudd Early Settler Opawa 00/00/1878
31 155 1831 PAT(T)RICK Joseph L Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
33 235 2102 PATTEN Pheobe Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
47 118 390 PEACH Conyers Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
32 2576 PEACOCK JT Pioneer
43 251 1055 PERCASKY Eva Early Settler u/k 00/00/1872
43 250 1055 PERCASKY Michael Early Settler u/k 00/00/1850
36 211 2063 PETRIE George Early Settler Wellington (Port Chalmers) 00/00/1874
36 210 2063 PETRIE Isabella Early Settler Wellington (Port Chalmers) 00/00/1874
33 74 1874 PHILPOTT Albert Miles Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Randolf 16/12/1850
32 161 2642 PHILPOTT Andrew Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Randolf 16/12/1850
10 18 5912 PINCHING nee COLE Jessie Early Settler Egmont 23/12/1856
28 36 3710 PLAYSTED Mary Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
33 406 N/A PRATT Ellen Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
20 56 4441 PRIEST Francis Whittaker Early Settler The Travancore 31/03/1851
20 55 4441 PRIEST Margaret Early Settler The Travancore 31/03/1851
32 260 N/A QUAIFE John Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
32 260 N/A QUAIFE Mary Ann Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
33 113 1929 RAPLEY Sarah Elizabeth Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Randolf 16/12/1850
10 15 5910 READ Henry William Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Cressy 27/12/1850
20 61 RESTELL Matilda Margaret Early Settler Indiana 00/08/1858
43 65 1210 RHODA Albert Early Settler u/k 00/00/1864
43 64 1210 RHODA Mary Early Settler u/k 00/00/1875
35 1 2473 RITCHIE Harriet Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
36A 162 1653 ROBERTS Caroline Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
36A 161 1653 ROBERTS John Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
30 217 3398 ROBERTSON Malcolm Early Settler Canterbury 00/00/1874
30 218 3398 ROBERTSON Margaret Early Settler Captain Cook 01/09/1863
42 57 1144 ROGATSKI Francis Early Settler u/k 00/00/1872
41 106 1559 ROGEL Charles Early Settler u/k 00/00/1872
1 37 6171 ROSS John Valentine Early Settler Chrysolite 24/11/1862
16A 47 5202 RUTHERFORD Charlotte Elizabeth Early Settler Ann Wilson 19/11/1857
16A 47 5202 RUTHERFORD Robert Early Settler u/k 00/00/1861?
32 198 3017 SAUNDERS Alfred Pioneer 17/01/1842
27 153 4904 SAVAGE Elizabeth Early Settler Cameo 11/08/1859
27 154 N/A SAVAGE Richard Early Settler Cameo 11/08/1859
27 154 N/A SAVAGE Richard Thomas Early Settler Cameo 11/08/1859
41 107 N/A SCHUMANSKI Annie Early Settler u/k 00/00/1875
43 143 1154 SHARLICK Mary Early Settler u/k 00/00/1876
42 89 N/A SHASKEY Matthew Early Settler u/k 00/00/1872
21 127 4222 SHEPPARD Henry George Early Settler Merope 25/08/1871
25 219 N/A SMART Sarah Ann Early Settler Merope 25/08/1871
25 219 N/A SMART Thomas Early Settler Merope 25/08/1871
14 21 5692 SMART William Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
22 52 4811 SMEATON Anne Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
22 52 4811 SMEATON Robert Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
33 470 N/A STEVENSON Annie Early Settler Waikato 00/00/1875
33 470 N/A STEVENSON William Early Settler Waikato 00/00/1875
46 131 652 STORER William Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Randolf 16/12/1850
42 37 1175 SUHOMSKI John Early Settler u/k 00/00/1873
42 36 1175 SUHOMSKI Mary Early Settler u/k 00/00/1874
18 170 5341 TACON Joseph John Pioneer
35 12 2463 TAYLOR William Rising Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
35 353 2764 THOMPSON Nina Early Settler Greyhound 07/05/1865
15 147 N/A THORNTON Jabez Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
22 90 4790 TOWNEND Joseph H, Dr Early Settler 00/00/1876
36 218 2101 TRELEAVEN Charles Early Settler Castle Eden 14/02/1851
36A 102 1702 TRELEAVEN George Henry Early Settler Castle Eden 14/02/1851
31A 158 2970 TULLOCH Adam Ina Early Settler Canterbury 00/00/1874
31A 158 2970 TULLOCH James Early Settler Canterbury 00/00/1874
22 40 4816 TURNER John Early Settler 00/00/1851
16A 70 N/A VINCENT William Early Settler Canterbury 00/10/1851
43 126 1174 WATEMBURG Albert Early Settler Friedeburg 30/08/1872
43 125 1174 WATEMBURG Catherine Early Settler Freideburg 30/08/1872
42 55 1145 WATEMBURG Joseph Early Settler u/k 00/00/1874
40 141 1420 WHITE Alfred Joseph Early Settler Zealandia
40 141 1420 WHITE Eliza Early Settler Zealandia
29 148 3527 WHITMORE Jane Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Charlotte Jane 16/12/1850
31 18 3173 WIGZELL Charles Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
31 18 3173 WIGZELL Hannah Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
25 79 4186 WILLCOX Eleanor Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
28 127 N/A WILLIAMSON John Early Settler Brothers Pride 08/12/1863
28 127 N/A WILLIAMSON Marjory Early Settler Brothers Pride 08/12/1863
25 218 N/A WILLIS Agnes Anna Early Settler Isabella Hercus 01/03/1851
22 162 3985 WILSON William Early Settler Mariner (Port Chalmers) 06/08/1850
17 111 5603 WITHELL Eliza Hannay Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Sir George Seymour 17/12/1850
18 12 5121 WOOD William Derisley Pilgrim (First 4 Ships) Randolf 16/12/1850
46 330 N/A WOODHAM Harriett Early Settler Greyhound 07/05/1865
12 61 N/A WRIGHT Clifton Walter Early Settler 00/00/1872
22 134 3975 WYMAN Jane Early Settler Mystery 00/00/1859
22 134 3975 WYMAN Thomas Pre-Adamite Walmer (Whaler) 00/00/1830
44 125 878 YAGODZINSKI Julia Early Settler u/k 00/00/1874

FURTHER INFORMATION

Date published: 5th February2013, updated 3rd March 2017 by Alexandra