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Anderson,
 John and Grace
 Aberdeenshire
 
Lancashire Witch Lyttelton 1863 1863+ Timaru/Winchester/Pleasant Point Jenny Greig
Arscott Devon, England White Rose 1875 1875 + Timaru Carole
Atkins           Shona Iyer
Averis Oxfordshire, ENG Ballochmyle Lyttelton June 1874 1874 + Kingsdown Carole Smith
Bain Applecross, Ross & Croamrty in SCT Pleiades  Lyttelton 1874 1874 + Pleasant Point Chris Mahoney
Baker
 
ENG to NZ for Jonathan Baker Lancashire Witch
1863 Lyttelton
Thomas briefly, then son Jack lived in, SC Winchester Vicki Baker
 
Ballantyne       1872 + Fairlie Alison de Caen 
Barrett   Star of India Lyttelton 31 Dec 1873 & numerous vessels 1873-to present day Levels Plain Maureen
Bean       all Waimate  Jude Elliot 
Barker Leicestershire, ENG Captain Cook Lyttelton 1863 around 1880 Timaru & Kingsdown with Cromie Lisa Bullock
Benbow Shropshire, ENG Huntress Lyttelton 1863   ChCh. Temuka, Waitohi Winsome Griffin
Berry         all Waimate  Jude Elliot
Berry      1880+ Waimate Jeni Simpson
Booker     c.1880 - 1930 Orari Barry Brungar
Boulden Cornwall, ENG >SC ? 1876- 1936  Beaconsfield & Timaru Cathy Henderson
Bowyer         1893 Studholme Junction Lorraine
Brake Dorset > London > Clontarf  Lyttelton 1859 1859 onwards Orari, Peel Forest, Timaru Wayne P Marriott
Bray Glou., Eng > Wairarapa > SC Otaki Lyttelton 1876 1911+ Sherwood Downs Olwyn
Brinn London >NZ. Tweed
Otago Sept. 3rd 1874
 

1874 +
 
Timaru, Fairlie, Dunedin Karen Winer
Britton     1886+   Rita J Hohener 
Brosnahan Killarney, Co. Kerry IRE Timaru, Port Chalmers 1860-85 80 Years Timaru & Temuka Carolyn Beach
Buckett
Henley on Thames > London  Glenmark Lyttelton, 1865 1870 - ? Timaru  Wayne P Marriott
Cargill     1853 - 1914 Waimate Donna McLean  
Carlile      1877 -1904 Waimate Rita J Hohener 
Catlow Burnley, Lancashire Victory
Timaru - 1863
1863 to the present Timaru Kristian Baxter
Champion 
 
Ewelme, Oxfordshire Strathallan Timaru 1859  1859+ Waimate Jeni Simpson
Chiverson Wiltshire, ENG c.1860 c.1875 - 1922 Winchester & Geraldine Barry Brungar
Clarke from Kendal, Westmorland and Preston, Lancashire, ENG   probably 1857 or 1858 till late 1860s or 1870s   Charlie Clarke
Collins ENG. Narberth,
Pembrokeshire
Ivanhoe Timaru 1864 1864+ Georgetown, near Temuka Jude Elliot 
Colloty/Culloty 
 
County Kerry, Ireland Ionic,
Lyttleton 1884
1884 + Geraldine Jenny
Cook   Lincolnshire, England Carisbrooke Castle
Lyttelton, 1874
1874 onwards Geraldine, Timaru, ChCh Michelle Cook
Cone     Suff. ENG Bangalore Lyttelton 1851 1851 ChCh; Rangiora, Waitohi Winsome Griffin
Cornelius Dublin   1874 arr. NZ Timaru Marion Redward
Cremin         Waimate Phil McCarthy
Crampton Wicklow, Ireland Metropolis, Lyttelton 1863 1863 - present Amberley to Fairlie Gael Olsen
Crompton Flamborough, Yorkshire to Temuka "Westland" or "Zealandia" or other. 1880's Temuka Aaron Clark
Cross Dev. ENG >SC  Atrato - Lyttelton 1874   1874-1926 Arowhenua  /Eskdale Neville Thomas
Cross Dev, ENG >QLD >SC    Merkara  unknown ?,1884 1884-1949 Temuka /Timaru Neville Thomas
Dale Doncaster, Yorkshire, ENG   1862+ Timaru Jeni Simpson
Davie Aberdeenshire SCT Matoaka Lyttelton, Sunday 1 December 1860
 
1870-1901 Lyttelton, Waitohi, Orari, Waihi Bush (Woodbury),  Geraldine, Temuka, Timaru Ken and Pam Treanor
Day Yorks ENG William Lindsay Pt. Chalmers 1870 1870 to present Pleasant Point, Levels Debbie McLeod
Depree Sussex, ENG Departed Greenock  26 Jan. Apelles arrived Lyttelton 5 May 1874 Lived in S.C. since arrival Timaru &  Oamaru Meryle Hawkins
Doig Fifeshire, SCT   approx 1887 Geraldine Natalie
Douglas

Bushmills, IRE > Wtgn > Timaru Tahiti & Corinthic 1911 & 1912 (Wtgn) 1911 onwards Timaru  Wayne P Marriott
Dow     probably 1850s till late 1860s or 1870s   Charlie Clarke
Earl Ireland South Carolina
1855 AUS then to NZ
1855 + Kakahu Geraldine district Carole
Eddington Dunbar SCT Corona Port Chalmers 1874 1874+
Waimate
Pauline Millward
Elliot     all   Jude Elliot
Esplin   Kent ENG> Dunedin ?? 1909 - 1960s Fairlie Julie Hoeft
Fawdray Oxford ENG Waimate Lyttelton 1875   Temuka Trevor Fawdray
Fielding Youghal, Cork Ire.   1880+ 1880+ Temuka Heather
Fitzgerald  Darragh, Cullen, County Cork, IRE Echunga, Timaru 1862 1862+ Timaru Chris Dunn
Flatman Suffolk England Mary Ann 1862 Lyttleton 1862-1911 Geraldine / Woodbury Lee Westfield
Frankel     1853 - 1914 Waimate area Donna McLean  
Frude Berkshire, ENG   prior to 1885 Geraldine Natalie
Gammie Aberdeenshire SCT> NZ Lancashire Witch Timaru, 1863 1863-1916 Pleasant Point Grant Strachan
Garden Scotland 1914 1914 Timaru Mary Garden
Gaitt London > Wanganui to Timaru> Waimate Alma Wellington 1857 1863-1910 Waimate Ange Gaitt
Gillum  ENG ? 1869+ Geraldine, Temuka Helena Mende
Glasson Lelant Downs, Cornwall   In 1883 m. Emily Hyde Crompton in Temuka d. by accidental shooting in 1887 at Hilton Aaron Clark
Grant,
David
N/A N/A born in the Taieri area Most of his life I think in SC. Temuka Vicki Baker
 
Gow        pre 1913 Timaru Andrea
Grant,
James
Scotland to the Taieri area, had a  Temuka around 1899, there was an advert in there ? ? blacksmith shop Temuka 1899 according to advert - Mackenzie Chronicle Ended up in Hastings and died there. Vicki Baker
 
Green Cheltenham, ENG Indiana Lyttelton 1858 1870s Timaru Ann Facey
Greenfield     1890+ Temuka          Corrinne Ryan
Greig Applecross, Ross & Croamrty in SCT Pleiades  Lyttelton 1874 1874 -1878 Pleasant Point Chris Mahoney
Griffiths     1875-1920   Sandra Worthington 
Groundwater 1650 Norway > Orkney Islands > 1880 Bluff >    1900 Woodbury > 1925 Albury Murray Groudwater
Gudex

Kindenheim, GER> Hanover> London > Crusader Lyttelton 1873 1873 onwards Timaru, Temuka, Levels, Waimate,
 Fairlie 
Wayne P Marriott
Guilford Wilts. ENG Castle Eden Lyttelton 1851 1851 Pleasant Valley Winsome Griffin
 Guldan/Goulding County Kerry, Ireland Ionic,
Lyttelton 1884
1884 + Geraldine Jenny
Hannifin N/A Duke of Edinburgh Lyttelton 1874 1875-1920 Maytown, Waimate Richard Herbert
Hamilton     Henrietta Port Chalmers 1860 1866 + Fairlie Alison de Caen 
Hansen (Johannsen)
 
Denmark via England
Taranaki, 1883, Lyttelton
1883+ Geraldine Ted Hansen
Hardwick BKS, ENG    all Geraldine & Waimate Jude Elliot
Hare Esses Cressy Lyttelton 1850   1874 onwards Hook, Waimate Jude Elliot
Hawkins     all Waimate    Jude Elliot
Hawkins Oxfordshire, ENG    1870+ Waimate Jeni Simpson
Harris     all years   Leonard Harris 
Haynes     all Waimate   Jude Elliot 
Hewlings Auckland Antilla 1841  Timaru &  Geraldine Kathleen Grant
Hines Berkshire, ENG   prior to 1885 Geraldine Natalie
Hobbs Picton     Email bounced Shona Iyer
Hooke Wellington   1910 onwards Timaru Lauren Kernohan
Hornbrook, Alfred Devonshire > Wellington >Sth Canterbury ?Oriential, Port Nicolson, 1840 Columbus, Lyttelton 1852 1852 - 1877 Arowhenua homestead Vicky Hornbrook
Hornbrook, William Devonshire ENG >Wellington > Tobago, Wellington 14/9/1842 1853 - 1882 Arowhenua / Seadown runs Vicky Hornbrook
Howes London, UK Atrato Lyttelton 1874 1874 to present day Geraldine Chris Mahoney
Hughes IRE > NZ
 
Huntress
Lyttelton 1863
1863 + Kingsdown, Timaru, Geraldine
 
Joy Hughes
Humphris Glou. ENG   1875 Waimate Winsome Griffin
Hunt ENG> NZ   1874+ Timaru Barry F. Buckley
Irvine   ? ? 1866 - 1868 Orari Lorraine James 
Jaggar OXF, ENG > Lyttelton Dominion Lyttelton 1851 1865+ Timaru Sandra Worthington 
John JACOBS and Anne Farrent   Grassmere  Lyttelton 1855   Settled in Christchurch some of the family then moved to Timaru. Chris
Johnstone Dumfries, SCT ? 1875+ Otipua Carlma Skinner
Joyce    Peerless 1874
Lyttelton
1874 Waimate Barry Pinnell
Kennedy Tipperary Rhea Sylvia
Lyttelton 1861
1861 - present Geraldine Carole
King (brothers William, Edward & George) South Australia   c. 1878 1880 to present Timaru John Jennings
King     1890+ Temuka Corrinne Ryan
King (James Alex.)   settled Timaru area with the Rhodes brothers, travelling overland from Akaroa. 1854-1864 Otipua Dennis Bush-King
King London >NZ.  ?assisted passage
?South Island

1873 on
 
Dunedin, Timaru, Fairlie Karen Winer
Knowles  Surrey Star of China Lyttelton 1875 1875 - present day Head gardener at 'Beverley', Timaru.  Linley Welford
Laming      1940's onwards Timaru Lauren Kernohan
Langford  Kent to NZ Opawa 1878   1878 + Peel Forest Dona Keyes
Lawry         Timaru Andrew Lawry 
Lewis Norfolk > Lyttelton Rakaia, 1873 from 1874+ Waimate locality Joan Hicks
Litster      Henrietta Port Chalmers 1860 1866 Fairlie Alison de Caen
Livingston(e) Argyllshire, SCT
 
Adamant Bluff 1875 1900+ Mackenzie Country Jeni Simpson
Loader   Castle Eden   Lyttelton 1851 1854 Timaru Caroline Teichert
Lobb  any
 all
any
doing a one name study Sue King
Looker     all Temuka /Waimate Jude Elliot 
Lord
Huddersfield, Yorkshire   - prior to 1885 Geraldine Natalie
Lovegrove     all Gapes Valley & Otaio Jude Elliot 
Lucey/Lucy  Ballymacelligot Ire.Temuka 1880+  1880+   Heather
Lucey  Co Kerry Ire. 1867 all Timaru Debbie McLeod
Luck , Johan George (John George) and Anna Elizabeth Schleuch 1861 into Lyttelton   Went onto Geraldine, Waimate and Timaru Chris
Lynch   Star of India Lyttelton 31 Dec 1873 1873-to present day Levels Plain Maureen
McAuliffe Co. Kerry, IRE. >Lyttelton   1875 - 1929 Temuka Bob McAuliffe
McRae a.k.a. McAra  Angus, SCT> Melbourne > Timaru Timaru, 1863-5     1863+ Timaru Beryl Hatton
Mackay        1872 Fairlie Alison de Caen 
McGruddy Co. Donegal, IRE ? vessel
1880-1883
   Temuka? Frances Braddick 
McInnes Glasgow to Otago Wild Derr & Caroline 18902+ Winchester Temuka Beverley McInnes
McIntyre / McIntrie  Moville & Donegal, Ireland to NZ 1820+   
 
   Pleasant Point Wendy L Kiefer
McIvor      1860+ Waimate / Mackenzie Country Jeni Simpson
McKenzie Perth, SCT > Invercargill   1864+   Nancy McLaughlin
McLeod     1858 + Geraldine & Mt Peel Sherrilyn Aldridge 
Mann Northamptonshire
Peeress, Timaru 1874 1874+ Timaru Carmen Hayman
Massey Notting, Nottingham, ENG   1864+ Timaru Jeni Simpson
Maundrell Devonshire> Norman Morrison Lyttelton, end 1854 1854 - 1855 Vicky Hornbrook
Maze  County Down, IRE - via London to Timaru via Lyttelton (for some). Michael Maze listed as arriving from AUS in c1864 / 5. Lyttelton 1863 / 1864 / 1872. Only record for 2nd brother "Huntress" as John Mays. Details don't match. John followed by Michael (c1864) and then Henry Maze. 1862 - 1989 Milford initially before settling in Pleasant Point (owned "Downlands") Andrew Maze
Mee Co. Cavan, IRE > Dunedin  Pladda 1860+ Pleasant Point Nancy McLaughlin
Mitchell or  Hewitson/ Hewetson Dumfries, Scotland to Dunedin, NZ Possibly 'Chile. ' Port Chalmers prior to 1866 1866 to 1896 Waihi Crossing, Geraldine and Ashburton David Nelson
Moir ? ? All Andrea
Morgan       Timaru Shona Iyer
Moss
Edwin & Alice (Hall)
Warwickshire, ENG Ballochmyle
 1 June 1874
1874 -1900 Winchester Heather Moss
Mulligan Emerald, AUS    1880-1890   Vanessa Shaw
Maslin Bedfordshire, ENG Maori 21st July, 1858 Lyttelton 1858+ Geraldine, Timaru, Temuka Peter Maslin
Necklen              Dor. ENG >SC Merope Timaru 1875 1875-1905  Timaru Neville Thomas
Newton  Deal, Kent Mystery Lyttelton 1859 1871> Timaru Pat Newton
Nind Brackley, NTH Ballochmyle Lyttelton June 1874 Waimate Kingsdown Carole Smith
Nolan     all   Darryl Nolan
Norton Som., Eng to AUS to Otago   1865 + Temuka /Clandeboye Jude Elliot 
Opie London unknown pre 1864 Temuka Caroline Teichert
O'Rourke Co. Kerry IRE ?1880 -1883 Pleasant Point/Temuka
Frances Braddick
Orton ENG > Chch Harwoord  to Lyttelton 12 Dec. 1860 + Pleasant Point - Sunderland Nancy McLaughlin
Patrick Ayrshire, SCT William Miles
Lyttelton 1860
1866+ Hilton / Gapes Valley Andrea Patrick
Pasoce / Williams  St Just, Cornwall       arrived about 1880 Timaru Althea
Pelvin   Kent. ENG   1863 Timaru, Waimate, Totara Valley Winsome Griffin
Pierson / Pearson County Armagh, Northern Ireland David G Flemming -
1863 Lyttelton
 Sarah and 4 sons
1872 and locale Kilmore Farm, (now Pendeen)
Geraldine
Carolyn Ford
Pinnell Brinkworth, Wiltshire, ENG unknown 1874+ Waimate Barry Pinnell
Pithie      1866 +  Geraldine Sandra Worthington 
Preddy      Wil. ENG >SC Ballochmyle - Lyttelton - 1874
Comerang -Timaru -1874   
1874-1928 Temuka Neville Thomas
Priest Glossop, Derbyshire
 
Victory  Timaru 1863 1863+ Timaru Jeni Simpson
Pizzey ENG -> NZ
 
Light Brigade
Lyttelton 1868
1868 + Kingsdown, Geraldine
 
Joy Hughes
Pye Devon, Eng Merope 1875 1875 + Waihi Bush, Geraldine Michelle Cook
 
Raddon
Devon/Somerset Lyttelton 1859 Clontarf 1875-1880+
Pleasant Point
Elizabeth Green
Rawstorn  Southampton, ENG Victory   Timaru 1863 Timaru Murray Rawstorn
Rayner     1853 arrived   John Rayner 
Reilly England to Timaru Cresswell 1859 40 years Timaru  Carlene Reilly
Richardson Cork, Ireland British Queen Lyttelton 1883 all  Rangitata Island Yvonne Lynskey
Riddle     1872 + Fairlie Alison de Caen 
Robonson     all   Darryl Nolan
Robinson London to New Zealand Peeress
Lyttelton 1874
1874+ Arowhenua Beverley McInnes
Robinson - Smith
 
  1925 70 years   Lyn Rodgers
Rock     Dunedin >SC   1870s Timaru Ann Facey
Rodney Ireland ? c. 1880 Pleasant Point Greg Quigley
Rodgers-Dynes Ireland Edwin Fox Lyttelton, 28 June 1873 30 yrs   Maree Rodgers
Ross Lairg, Sutherlandshire, SCT Lyttelton 1864+ 1864-1884 Mackenzie Country Jeni Simpson
Sapwell Buckinghamshire
>Dunedin >SC
   1876 + Timaru Joanne Fraser
Sargent Cornwall, England Kensington
1862
1862 + Cricklewood Carole
Saunders Hertfordshire, ENG > NZ Orari Lyttelton May 1880 1880+ Pleasant Point Kayte Saunders
Scarlett London to NZ Nourmahal Otago 1858
 
1858+ Cattle Valley, Fairlie Peter Pocock
Scobie SCT  > NZ Michaelangelo
Port Chalmers 1873
1873 + Hilton, Timaru Kakahu, Orari Joy Hughes
Scully, William Corrandulla/Annaghdown, County Galway, Ireland
 
Hereford, Lyttelton 1879 1879 + Geraldine Jenny
Shelker (Schielke) Prussia (Poland)   1890 onwards Timaru Lauren Kernohan
Seyb Kindenheim, GER > Hanover > London Tudor  Lyttelton 1865 1868 onwards Levels  Fairlie Wayne P Marriott
Shaw  Ayr or Argyll Sct    1873+ Timaru Andrea

Shears

Kent

Carrick Castle Otago

1871+

Timaru

John Shears

Shears

Kent

Westland Lyttelton

1880+

Timaru

John Shears

Simpson Sunderland, Co. Durham Indiana Lyttelton 1858 1858+ Timaru Jeni Simpson
Smart Moulton, NTH,  UK Randolph 1850 Lyttelton c1870 to 1930 Burke's Pass Chris Mahoney
Southby     all Waitohi Jude Elliot
Snell Devon, > Nth Canterbury to SC Star of Victoria
Bluff (wrecked) 1864 
1880 onwards Rangitata Island Yvonne Lynskey
Story,
Arthur or Charles
ENG to NZ with father Wm Canterbury
1864 Lyttelton
unsure Orari then Temuka Vicki Baker
 
Sugars       1890+ Waimate Jeni Simpson
Sugrue, 
Timothy
Ballymacelligott, County Kerry, Ireland Geraldine Paget, Lyttelton, 1874  1874 + Geraldine Jenny
Sugrue,
 John
Ballymacelligott, County Kerry, Ireland Dover Castle
Lyttelton 1872
 1872 + Geraldine Jenny
Sugrue/Sughrue,
Dennis
Ballymacelligott, County Kerry, Ireland Waimate,
Lyttelton 1875
1875 + Geraldine Jenny
Sutton
 
Wicklow, Ireland,
Mary Shepherd
Lyttelton 1873

1873+
St John's Wood, Timaru
Sue King
Taplin Leamington, Eng Peeress
Lyttelton July 1874
1874+ remained for the rest of their lives in Timaru Douglas Billing
Tayler       all Waimate  Jude Elliot 
Taylor Westminster, London to Zealandia 1859 Lyttelton 1859 + Woodbury and Peel Forest Sonya Gatfield
Templeton     all   Darryl Nolan
Thew         1870s-1957 Geraldine Lynne
Thin Berwicks, SCT > AUS > NZ   1872+    Nancy McLaughlin
Thomas  Mon, WLS >SC Merope - Timaru 1875 1875-1919 Timaru Neville Thomas
Thyne Fife, SCT>  Timaru        1865+ Timaru Beryl Hatton
Trengrove Samuel Thomas & wife Elizabeth (nee Perry) UK  Lady Jocelyn in 1872 Lyttelton 1872-1924 Orari Bridge Bev Clarke
Tubb Holloway, Middlesex, England Peeress
Lyttelton July 1874
1874+ Timaru  & Fairlie Ngaire
Turner Stainton Yorkshire     approx 1878 Geraldine Natalie
Tutton Somerset > SC   1870s + Rangiora & Temuka Joanne Hardwick
Wadsworth ? 1866 - 1876 Orari Lorraine James 
Wakely Devonshire Mary Shepherd
1873 Lyttelton
1893 -1908 Winchester, Temuka, Geraldine Russell Thorne
Ward  ? 1862 - 1920  Geraldine area  Lorraine James 
Ward CHCH to Waimate     1900 Waimate Pam Ryan - Duff
Watson Kaitangata       Shona Iyer
Watts Lincolnshire Mermaid 
Lyttelton, 1866
approx 1870s - present  Rangitata Island Yvonne Lynskey
Weir, James Alexander
 
Came originally from Christchurch 1925 - 1939 Timaru, Caroline Bay (Police Station) , Police Constable
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Williams     1880-1923   Sandra Worthington 
Wilson        all Makikihi, Waimate & Ashburton Jude Elliot
Wood Gloucestershire, ENG    1873-1888 Waimate Malcolm Airs
Wooding ENG  ? 1866 to 1877 Orari -Geraldine Lorraine James 
Worner/Warner England Rangitiki
1877
1877 + Geraldine Carole

Worthington

Guernsey > SC Derwentwater   Port Chalmers 1861

1861+

Pleasant Point

Olwyn

Wright Cork, Ireland Rakaia Lyttelton, 1875 approx 1872+  Rangitata Island Yvonne Lynskey

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