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BARBADOES Cemetery Christchurch - A

Journal by ngairedith

BARBADOES STREET CEMETERY is the oldest cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was set up with three discrete areas for different denominations. Opened in 1851, the cemetery is divided by Barbadoes Street, separating the Anglican (Church of England) section on the eastern side, from the Roman Catholic and Dissenters (others) on the west.

Reserve 20 was set aside for the Church of England
- this was an area east of Barbadoes Street.
Reserve 42 was set aside for Roman Catholics
- this was an area west of Barbadoes Street.
Reserve 43 was set aside for Dissenters
- this was also an area west of Barbadoes Street and south of Reserve 42
Barbadoes Street Cemetery (between Bealey Avenue and Kilmore Street) is the final resting place of many of Christchurch's early citizens is also the city's oldest cemetery.

From 1 April 1885 only close relatives of those who were already buried in the cemetery could be laid to rest at Barbadoes Street. The last burial was in 1973. Unfortunately the following list does not always indicate in which section the person is buried

some birth dates may be approximate, based on age at death
dates may be of death OR burial
anything in italics is my addition to obvious newspaper reports

A names
A'Court, Alma/Alana Eva - aged 16 months
August 1881 - 20 December 1882
- daughter of John & Mary Ann A'Court

A'Court, Florence Emma - aged 18 months
Jan 1881 - 20 July 1882
- daughter of Francis Charles & Fanny A'Court

A'Court, Nellie Maud - aged 8
1874 - 5 July 1883
on July 5th, at Durham street, Nellie Maud, the youngest and dearly loved daughter of Samuel and Sarah Ann A'Court, aged 8 years and 10 months; deeply regretted

Abbey, Frank G - age not recorded
? - 31 August 1863

Abel, Richard
? - 11 December 1865 - age not recorded

Abrahams, Mary Ann - aged 89
1810 - 17 August 1899
on August 15 at Barbadoes Street, Christchurch, Mary Ann, relict of the late Thomas Abrahams; aged eighty-nine years

Abrahams, Thomas - aged 74
1804 - 11 March 1878
on March 11th, Thomas Abrahams, the founder of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, in Canterbury, aged 74 years. The first lodge was the Loyal City of Norwich, opened at Lyttelton in 1851

Abrahams, Zillah - aged 39
1855 - 28 November 1894 - Church of England section
- Zillah marred Thomas Brown Hartland in 1876
- Zillah married Leopold Friederich Abrahams in 1887 & had 2 children, 1888-1963 Emillie Abrahams, 1890-1986 Henry Leopold Abrahams
on Nov 28 at her father's residence, No 12 Carter's Street, off Chester Street east, Christchurch, Zillah Abrahams, wife of L. F. Abrahams, South Malvern 63km W of Christchurch, and eldest daughter of Robert and Ellen Laycock, in her fortieth year. Deeply regretted by her dear parents and children
Leopold Friederich Abrahams (1853-1937) next married Miriam 'Annie' Kear Everett (1872-1959) 28 Jan 1897. 'Annie' was born in South Malvern, the 8th of 10 children of William Everett & Mary Ann Kear. In 1905 he was elected a member of the Malvern Domain Board. Leopold & Annie are buried together at South Malvern cemetery

Abriani, Mary Anne - aged 82
1809 - 23 December 1891

Acland, Barton Dyke - aged 1
1862 - 7 March 1863
on March 7, at Christchurch, Barton Dyke, eldest son of John Barton Arundel Acland (1824-1904, Barrister, sheep farmer, and politician), of Mount Peel, aged 1 year
Barton was the 1st born of 9 children. His mother was Emily Weddell Harper (married his father in 1860). The last born of Barton's siblings became Sir Hugh Thomas Dyke Acland, C.M.G., C.B.E., F.R.C.S. (18741956), a distinguished surgeon and one of the founders of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Adams, Catherine Mary - age not recorded
? - 19 November 1872

Adams, Eliza - aged 78
1807 - 19 May 1885

Adams, Elizabeth - age not recorded
? - 23 April 1860

Adams, Richard - age not recorded
? - 23 May 1864

Adams, Thomas Kinnersley - age not recorded
? - 9 June 1864
in 1855 & 1856 Thomas had Run 108 at Heslerton of 20,000 acres, on terms from Richard Hilton

Adams, Thomas Kinnersley - age not recorded
? - 12 February 1864

Adams, William - aged 68
1807 - 22 October 1875

Adams, William Fitzherbert - age not recorded
? - 4 November 1856

Addison, Thomas - age not recorded
? - 17 March 1872

Adley, James - aged 68
1815 - 19 May 1883

Aikman, Colin Campbell - aged 85
1821 - 7 September 1906
10 Sep 1906 The death occurred on Thursday of a very old colonist, Mr C. C. Aikman, at the age of 86. In the early sixties Mr Aikman was a partner in the firm Aikman and Wilson, then the leading auctioneers and land agents in Christcurch. The office of the firm was in High street, near where the Empire Hotel now stands. The late Mr William Wilson, the first Mayor of Christchurch, was the other partner in the firm. For some years past Mr Aikman has been living a retired life on a farm at Ohoka. He never took any very prominent part in public affairs, but was a very old member of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association

Aikman, Isabella Margerie - age not recorded
? - 22 December 1873

Aikman, John Campbell - aged 51
1824 - 14 May 1875
On the morning of the 14th instant, Mr J. C. Aikman, Colombo street

Ainger, Fanny - aged 4 months
September 1873 - 16 January 1874
on January 16, Fanny third child of Henry James and Fanny Ellen Ainger, aged four months

Ainger, Fanny Ellen - aged 53
1828 - 17 October 1891
October 17th, at 271 Armagh street, Fanny Ellen, the wife of H. J. Ainger, in her fifty-fourth year

Ainger, George Henry - aged 4 months
? - 21 December 1868
December 20, George Henry, son of Henry James and Fanny Ellen Ainger, aged four months

Ainger, Henry James - aged 65
1840 - 7 March 1905
8 March 1905 Mr H. J. Ainger, formerly manager of the New Zealand Trust and Loan Agency Company, died very suddenly to-day, at Belfast. He was cycling from Rangiora and fell off his bicycle, expiring immediately. He was a very prominent church man, a member of the Cathedral chapter, and a synodsman
Henry James Ainger's Inquest showed that he died of fatty degeneration of the heart and liver which was accelerated by the violent exercise of cycling

Aker, George Henry - age not recorded
? - 16 August 1868

Alabaster, Charles - aged 32
1833 - 20 January 1865 in the Anglican Section
the Rev Charles Alabaster was an enthusiastic, educated Anglican cleric and effective preacher who, alas, suffered from tuberculosis. In 1858 he married 16 year old teacher Ann O'Connor Warner, the couple emigrating to Canterbury on the 'Strathallan' in 1859. Charles's health deteriorated and in 1862 the couple established the Lincoln College Preparatory School in Crammer Square with the aim of preparing boys for life at Christ's College. Charles helped when he could, the burden of managing and teaching in the school falling mainly upon Ann's shoulders. After Charles's death Ann continued teaching until 1882. She married Canon Francis Knowles in 1891, died in 1915 and is buried with him at Linwood

Alcock, Joseph - age not recorded
? - 1 April 1865

Aldridge, Hannah Elizabeth - aged 6 months
October 1875 - 24 April 1876
- daughter of Thomas Aldridge & Hannah Holmes

Aldridge, Thomas - aged 72
1822 - 8 March 1894

Alexander, Elizabeth - age not recorded
? - 10 January 1867

Alexander, John - aged 27
1854 - 4 November 1881

Allan, Anne Honey - aged 33
1831 - 17 July 1864
on July 9, at Christchurch, the wife of A. D. Allan Esq., of a son
on July 17 at Christchurch, Anne Honey, the beloved wife of Mr A. D. Allan, aged 33 years

Allan, Frederick William - aged 2.8
June 1874 - 28 February 1876
on 28th February, Frederick William, son of G. W. and M. A. Allan, Papanui road, Christchruch, aged two years and eight months

Allard, Mary Ann - aged 81
1824 - 7 June 1905
on June 7th, at the residence of her son, Alfred Allard, 20 Kilmore street, Mary Ann Allard, widow of the late Richard Henry Allard, in her 82nd year. No flowers

Allard, Richard Henry - age not recorded
? - 5 April 1860

Allaway, William Charles - aged 2 days
4 May 1881 - 6 May 1881

Allchin, Eliza - aged 65
1818 - 21 June 1884
on 5 June a three-roomed cottage in Manchester street, near the North Belt, was burned down at half-past one this morning. It had been empty for a week. Water was obtained from a creek hard by, and the Brigade had no difficulty in quenching the flames. The cottage was owned by Mr Allchin, and insured in the Standard for £100 (2012 equivalent of $17,550 )
on 21 June at her residence, Manchester street north, Eliza, the beloved wife of Henry Allchin, in her 66th year. Her end was peace. Home papers please copy
1 July 1884 re Probate of Eliza Allchin, deceased - Mr Slater obtained an order for probate to Henry Allchin, the sole executor named

Allchin, Henry - aged 74
1819 - 2 October 1893
Henry was the husband of Eliza above. In 1864 he had the Star Hotel in Tuam street. In 1866 he had the Star Temperance. In 1870 he was declared bankrupt. In 1871 he had a boarding house in High street. In the Great Fire of Christchurch in January 1876, Henry lost the dining room of his eating house, stock and furniture. In 1878 he obtained a building license for Manchester street

Allen, Albert Edward - aged 13
1866 - 17 May 1879

Allen, Anne - aged 62
1797 - 30 Novovember 1859 in the Anglican Section
Ann arrived in NZ with her husband George Allen on the 'Charlotte Jane' in 1850. George became a prominent market gardener in Christchurch

Allen, Archibald Finnie - age not recorded
? - 23 July 1861

Allen, Celia Jane - aged 7
1882 - 7 March 1889

Allen, Charles - aged 3 months
April 1880 - 17 July 1880

Allen, Charles Ernest - aged 3 months
January 1884 - 12 April 1884

Allen, Charles Thomas - aged 6
1876 - 30 May 1882

Allen, Edwin Francis Trent - aged 5 months
19 July 1871 - 23 December 1871
on December 23rd, at Clontarf House, Edwin Francis Trent, the beloved son of Henry Fitgerald and Alice Bury Allen, aged 5 months and four days
Henry Fitzgerald Allen married Alice Bury Edmonds in 1868, in Kensington, London. They emigrated to New Zealand about 1870. They had 2 sons, 1870-1922 Lancelot Charles Allen who died in Gisborne & 1871-1871 Edwin Francis Trent Allen as above. Apparently Henry left Christchurch between 1884 and 1887 and was later heard of at Coolgardie & Kalgoorlie W.A. and may have gone to NSW.
Henry's brother William Charles Allen died in London on 29 January 1899 and it appears they looked for Henry since that date because he had inherited a third share in William's estate.
from the 'West Australia Sunday Times' 27 Oct 1901 ... Missing Persons ALLEN, Henry Fitzgerald, dental surgeon, formerly in practice in Christchurch, N.Z. was in the Kalgoorlie Hospital in the year 1898, and left that institution about August of that year for Bourke, N.S.W.
From the 'London Gazette' 6 Nov 1917 ... 'WHEREAS by Order of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division England, of 5th February, 1917, and made in Re ALLEN, Deceased, an enquiry was directed for the purpose of ascertaining the person legally and beneficially entitled to £269 4s 4d Consols and £8 0s 5d cash in Court, representing the third share of the estate of William Charles Allen, (died 29th January 1899), of his brother, Henry Fitzgerald Allen, if then living, or, if dead, the latter's son, Lancelot Charles Allen. All persons claiming to be entitled to the said funds are, personally or by their Solicitors, on or before 29th April 1918, to come in and prove their claims at the Chambers of Mr Justice Eve, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, England or in default they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Order

Allen, Emma Mary - aged 5
1877 - 2 June 1882

Allen, Frederick - age not recorded
? - 1872 or 1873

Allen, Frederick Wilkie - aged 1 day
18 June 1875 - 19 June 1875

Allen, George - aged ?
? - 15 January 1871

Allen, Hannah Jane - aged ?
? - 11 May 1879

Allen, Henry - age not recorded
? -?

Allen, Herbert - aged ?
? - 29 April 1888

Allen, James A - aged 48
1834 - 7 July 1882

Allen, Jane - aged ?
? - 14 January 1884

Allen, John Henry - aged 4
1878 - 14 June 1882
- son of Thomas & Mary Jane Allen

Allen, Lily - aged not recorded
? - 15 December 1869

Allen, Lucy Jane - aged 7 months
May 1872 - 14 December 1872
on Dec 14, Papanui road, Lucy Jane, daughter of Thomas and Ann Jane Allen, aged seven months

Allen, Matthew - aged 67
1812 - 20 December 1879
19 December 1879 A FATAL MISTAKE - Mr Matthew Allen, of Victoria street, the well-known builder, died yesterday evening at half-past seven, in consequence of taking some liquid ammonia instead of the medicine prescribed for him by Dr Townsend. Deceased, who was nearly 70 years of age, had been ailing for some time, and had been under treatment by Dr Townsend for the last four months. On learning the mistake that had been made, Dr Townsend held a consultation with Dr Prins, but the efforts of these gentlemen were unavailing to counteract the effects of the ammonia. An inquest was to be held at the house of deceased at 4 o'clock this afternoon

Allen, Miriam Ellen - aged 4 months
March 1880 - 6 July 1880

Allen, Robert - age not recorded
? - 20 July 1863

Allen, Robert Joseph - aged 36
1845 - 3 August 1881

Allen, Walter Smith - aged 7
1875 - 5 September 1882
on September 5th, at Pound road, Sydenham, Walter Smith, eldest beloved son of W. S. and R. A. Allen, aged seven years
- son of Walter Smith (1844-1930) & Rhoda Ann (1843-1942) Allen

Allison, Edward - aged 33
1842 - 24 February 1875

Allsop, Ada Isabel - aged 4 months
August 1864 - 24 December 1864
Dec 24, at Ferry Road, Christchurch, Ada Isabel, infant daughter of Mr Charles Allsop
- daughter of Charles Lamb Allsop & Catherine Bunker & twin with Leonard

Allsop, Charles Reginald - age not recorded
? - 13 April 1868

Allsop, Laura Gertrude - age not recorded
1864 - 9 January 1865
- daughter of Charles Lamb Allsop & Catherine Bunker who married at Trinity Church, Lyttelton 10 January 1862. Charles Lamb Allsop was a Schoolmaster and in 1868 was living in Purarikanui, Canterbury

Allsop, Leonard Coleridge - aged 5 months
Aug 1865 - 25 January 1866
- son of Charles Lamb Allsop & Catherine Bunker & twin with Ada Isabel

Alpe, Charles Donald - aged 3 days
23 February 1881 - 26 February 1881

Alpe, Clara Frances - aged 8 months
July 1877 - 25 February 1878
- daughter of Samuel & Mary Alpe

Alpe, Emily Dudding - aged 1
1874 - 29 Novomber 1875
- daughter of Samuel & Mary Alpe

Alpe, Mary - aged 37
1841 - 7 March 1878

Alpe, Urvan Samuel - aged 4 days
3 October 1879 - 7 October 1879

Alport, Amelia Elizabeth - aged 27
? - 1 February 1867
- second wife of Herbert Edward Alport (see below)

Alport, Fenwick Williams - age not recorded
? - 27 April 1858

Alport, Herbert Edward - aged 65
1820 - 7 August 1886
- born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, married Mary Anne Smith in 1850 in Holloway, Derbyshire, England and had 5 daughters. Mary Anne died in 1861 (see next entry) and Herbert next married Amelia Elizabeth Howard (widow, nee ? 1840-1867) in Sep 1862 in Christchurch
9 August 1886 HERBERT EDWARD ALPORT ... on Thursday last passed away, in the person of Mr Herbert Edward Alport, another who may be classed with the pioneers of Canterbury. Mr Alport arrived in Wellington with his family in 1855, by the New Era, and directly after came on to Lyttelton in the Mountain Maid. He joined his brother, Mr A. J. Alport, in business as merchants and auctioneers, in Norwich Quay, Lyttelton, and remained there for about two years, when he removed to the Market Place, Christchurch, where he opened an establishment for saddlery and boots and shoes, which in those days was considered extensive.
... much more at the link such as:
* During the first rush to the Thames goldfields he followed his fortune there
* He took his part in civic work in the Town Council
* For many years he was the Deputy Provincial Auditor
* He was an active member of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association
* An energetic member of the Popular Sports Committee
* He did Yeoman's service
* He was one of the first captains of the Fire Police
* Year after year he had been elected one of the City Auditors
* He was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity

Alport, Mary Anne (nee Smith) - aged 39
1822 - 15 June 1861
- Mary Anne was born in Holloway, Derbyshire, England. She married Herbert Edward Alport (see his bio above)
- they had 5 known daughters:
1849 - 1901 Caroline Alport, born in London, married Samuel Sinclair in Christchurch in 1875, died in Christchurch, buried Barbadoes
1851 - 1875 Anna Maria Alport, born in Hackney, London, married Frank Houghton in Christchurch 1874, died in NZ
1852 - 1909 Charlotte Marian Alport, born in London, married Bertram Sinclair Knox, died in Christchurch and buried in Barbadoes
1853 - ? Ellen Elizabeth Alport, born in London, married Charles Dickenson Morris in Christchurch 1884
1853 - Henrietta Alport, born in London, married in London 1892

Amos, Fanny Elisa - age not recorded
? - 24 August 1874

Anderson, Agnes Wilson - age not recorded
? - 24 June 1874

Anderson, Esther Mary - aged 23 months
April 1878 - 20 May 1880

Anderson, George Herbert - age not recorded
? - 30 January 1865

Anderson, John William - aged 64
1834 - 8 December 1898

Anderson, Joseph - age not recorded
? - 17 February 1873

Anderson, Joseph Bertram - aged 6 months
August 1884 - 3 January 1885
on Jan 3 at Colombo road, Sydenham, Joseph Bertram, youngest son of C. Morton Anderson (Charles Morton Anderson (1854-1927) 105 Worcester Street, Christchurch), surgeon; aged 6 months
Charles Morton was born in Donegal, Ireland. M.R.C.S. (England) L.S.A. (London), University College, 1876. Trained at UCH Regd in UK 11 July 1876: Moville, Co Donegal. Regd 4 Feb. 1880: Sydenham, Christchurch

Anderson, Joseph Charles Edwin - aged 1
1881 - 30 August 1882
- son of John William Anderson & Mary Ann Anderson

Anderson, Lily Caroline - age not recorded
? - 14 January 1871

Anderson, Martha Elizabeth - age not recorded
? - 10 May 1866

Anderson, Mary Ann - aged 25
1853 - 23 October 1878

Anderson, Murray - age not recorded
? - 6 September 1866

Anderson, Oliver - age not recorded
? - 25 March 1864

Anderson, Robert - age not recorded
? - 27 February 1873

Anderson, Robert Henry - age not recorded
? - 21 June 1865

Anderson, Thomas - aged 69
1835 - 29 July 1905
1 August 1905 The body of a man, aged 60 years (sic), which was found floating in the river Avon yesterday afternoon, has been identified as that of Thomas Anderson, bootmaker, married, but living apart from his wife. He was last seen alive on Saturday night. At the inquest a verdict was returned of "found drowned." Evidence was given that deceased was out with a friend on Saturday night and failed to return home. He was sober and apparently in his usual state of mind. He had complained of his back but was otherwise in good health. No reason for suicide could be suggested

Andrew, Albert William - age not recorded
? - 15 January 1865

Andrew, Anne Mabel - aged 1.11
April 1875 - 29 March 1877
on March 29, at Waltham, Anne Mabel, youngest daughter of John R. Andrew, aged 1 year and 11 months

Andrew, Annie Maria - age not recorded
? - 25 March 1874

Andrew, Sophia - age not recorded
? - 25 March 1865

Andrews, Ada - age not recorded
? - 22 February 1874

Andrews, Coral/Carol - aged 3 months
January 1875 - 11 April 1875

Andrews, Evangeline M. - aged 6/7
1865 - 20 March 1872
- daughter of William & Ann Maria Andrew(s)

Andrews, John Tressider - age not recorded
? - 19 January 1870

Andrews, Joseph William - aged 61
1819 - 18 September 1880
- husband of Susan osborne Andrews
on Sept 18, at his son's residence, Queen street, Sydenham, Joseph William Andrews, sen., aged 61 years

Andrews, Lilian - age not recorded
? - 26 February 1872

Andrews, Susan Osborne - aged 67
1821 - 4 May 1889
on May 4, at Queen street, Sydenham, Susan Osborne, relict of the late Joseph William Andrews, in her sixty-eighth year

Andrews, William - age not recorded
? - 14 March 1872

Angooll, Robert - this spelling not found
? - 23 August 1864

Anning, Frederick - age not recorded
? - 2 July 1866

Armstrong, Mary - age not recorded
? - 24 February 1866

Armstrong, Robert - age not recorded
? - 5 September 1864

Ashby, Joseph - age not recorded
? - 21 September 1864

Atack, Isabella - aged 7 months
July 1864 - 7 February 1865
on Feb 7 at Southampton Cottage, Ferry road, Isabella, youngest daughter of Mr William Atack, aged seven months
Isabella was the 1st NZ born child of William & Mahala Atack. A sibling, William Harrington Atack (1857-1946) was born in England and emigrated with his parents when he was 2 on board the Cresswell in 1859. A younger sister, Kate Elizabeth Atack, died during the voyage aged 9 months. William Harrington Atack (pronounced ay-tack) was the first sports referee in the world to use a whistle to stop a game (of rugby)

Atkinson, James Hope - aged 40
1825 - 3 April 1865
on April 3 at Christchurch Hospital, Captain James Hope Atkinson, late of the 72nd Highlanders, formerly of Crow Hill, in the county of Armagh, Ireland, aged 40. The Friends of the late Captain James Hope Atkinson are informed that his remains will leave his late residence, Montreal street south, for interment at 4 o'clock 5 April 1865
James came from a long line of Military men. Crow Hill was the historic home of Captain Joseph Atkinson, who owned 1,052 acres c1876 and who took a principal part in the origin of the 'Orangemen', a Protestant fraternal organisation based in Northern Ireland. Crow Hill, near Loughgall, Armagh, home of Atkinson, featured in the battle of the Diamond in September 1795

Attwood, Ann Louisa - aged 2 months
March 1866 - 18 May 1866
on May 18, at View hill, Ferry road, Ann Louisa, infant daughter of William Attwood, aged two months

Attwood, Mary Anne - aged 33
1833 - 19 May 1866
on May 19, at View hill, Mary Ann, wife of William Attwood, aged 33 years


NOTES & SOURCES
a lot of valuable info taken from Barbadoes Street Cemetery Tour PDF file

after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake of magnitude 6.3, which killed 185 people, the scores of damaged graves may not be repaired. The cracked and toppled tombstones in historic Christchurch cemeteries may not be fixed because no-one will pay for them. Memorials crumbled, obelisks snapped in half and hundreds of headstones across the city crashed to the ground in February's earthquake. Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust chairman Stewart Harvey said the earthquake wreaked havoc across cemeteries in Canterbury. The historic Barbadoes St cemetery sustained serious damage in the quake. Scores of headstones now lie cracked in grave plots, sinking into silt caused by liquefaction


this is an ongoing project and hoping to fill all gaps above. Your help appreciated

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