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George SCOTT & Elizabeth VICKERS - Christchurch

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GEORGE SCOTT was born about 1832
- a son of Mark & Ann SCOTT
- he died 24 July 1877 aged 45 in Christchurch
- burial location not found

ELIZABETH VICKERS was born 1845 in Northhamptonshire, England
- she died 6 Feb 1922 aged 77 in Christchurch
- she had been living at 177 Madras St, Christchurch Central
- she is buried PLOT 156, BLOCK 37 at Bromley cemetery

Elizabeth arrived in NZ about 1865/1866
- it is said they married in NZ but no record, see:
... George Scott & Elizabeth Vickers

their known children - added as found
... 1
1866 - 1925 Emily Elizabeth Scott
- born in Christchurch 1 June 1866
- Emily married Octavius Wedderburn HOMES (1864-1917) in Christchurch 1886
- they had 7 children (see her link)
EMILY died 7 December 1925, the day before her sister Mary below
- her last address was 238 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central
- she is buried Plot 328, Block 46 at Linwood Cemetery
NOTE cemetary database has incorrect date of death & burial as November 1925. BDM & amscott's family tree has Dec 1925 (see link at 2nd comment box below)

... 2
1868 - 1925 Mary Ruth Scott
- born in Christchurch on 20 January 1868
- Mary married Arthur HARRIS (1874-1929) in Christchurch in 1899
- they had 8 known children
MARY died 8 December 1915, a day after her sister Emily above
- her last address was 84 Hewitts Road, Merivale, Christchurch
- she is buried Plot 142, Block 39 at Bromley Cemetery

... 3
1869 - 1932 Alfred Victor Scott
- born in Christchurch 1 September 1869
- Alfred married Grace WOOLCOCK (1873-1960) of St Just, Cornwall in 1895
- they had 1 son:
1895 - 1960 Alfred Scott
- Alfred married Cecilia Evelyn UNWIN in 1919 & had 4 known sons
- Cecilia was a daughter of Frederick Branston UNWIN (1872-1935) & Mary Matilda GOING (1872-1947)
ALFRED died 24 May 1932 in Christchurch aged 63
- he had been living at 20 Kingsley St, Sydenham, Christchurch
- he is buried PLOT 24, BLOCK 26A at Sydenham cemetery

... 4
1870 - 1936 Sarah Scott
- born in Christchurch on 1 November 1870
- Sarah married Samuel John HULL (1865-1903) 31 Dec 1895 in Christchurch
- they had 4 known children
- Sarah next married John George BALL (1867-1959) in 1905
- John had first married Sarah's sister, Eliza Scott (1873-1901) in 1895 & had 4 children
SARAH died 8 August 1936 in Christchurch aged 65
- her last address was 43 Southampton St, Sydenham, Christchurch
- she is buried Plot 488, Block 9 at Bromley cemetery

... 5
1872 - 1901 Eliza Scott
- born in Christchurch on 27 February 1872
- Eliza married John George BALL 22 May 1895 in Christchurch
- they had 4 children
ELIZA died 27 July 1901 aged 29
- 6 weeks after the birth of her son Norman Philip Ball (1901-1983)

... 6
1874 - 1943 George Litson Scott
- born in Christchurch on 25 February 1874
- George married Mary Beatrice MILLS (1877-1962) in 1903
- they had a daughter, Beatrice Lilian Scott (1904-2003)
GEORGE died in Timaru on 25 July 1943 aged 69
- he is buried Plot 395, Row 130, Block M at Timaru

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by amscott on 2013-03-29 05:11:04

Will documents for Elizabeth Scott (nee Vickers) indicate that she was born in Kettering, Northamptshire. A possible Kettering family has been located. For more information go to

by ngairedith on 2013-03-29 05:25:38

thank you for the link amscott,
The Scott Families Tree, Scott's from Londonderry, Ireland & England + Unwin's, Woolcock's & others

your tree is certainly growing and you have some wonderful photos
especially the spectacular flowers that grow in your garden and the obvious hard work to achieve this despite the 2011 earthquake

by amscott on 2013-10-27 20:49:01

Hi ngaireedith,

I was just reading through some of the older postings and I must have missed the one in which you made the comment about the flowers. Thank you very much for the comment. I am still trying to keep the garden colourful in the summer. We are still waiting for substantial earthquake repairs to the house. It looks like these will be done late 2016 at the earliest. Insurance Companies require the Insurance Premiums to be paid quickly and on time but are slow when it comes to paying out themselves. Government organization hold ups are the biggest part of the problem. However, in the meantime, we can live on inside our house, very much as normal, so we are not in too much of a hurry. Unfortunately there are many households in Christchurch where people have had to move out for a considerable period of time and are still waiting for repairs or a rebuild. It is very unfair of the Insurance Companies including the Government's EQC and Southern Response to keep these households waiting so long.

Regarding George Scott and Elizabeth Vickers. There is some evidence to suggest that they may have arrived in Christchurch as COTT's and changed their name to SCOTT. No definite proof however. I have therefore, decided to put the Cott's in The Scott Families Tree (see tree link in your previous message) as a separate family pending proof. If anyone is interested, go to George Cott and read his notes. Also notes for George Scott (d 1877).

I may never get the proof I need to say that George Cott and George Scott were one in the same. I think there is a good chance they were but I am not prepared to publish this as a fact unless absolute proof is forthcoming. I would hate to re-write history incorrectly. Especially that of my g.grandfather. Therefore separate families at present for the Cott's and Scott's and hopefully, one day, someone will find the proof needed for a link.

by amscott on 2015-02-14 22:48:24

A lot of research has been done since my previous posting. It is now virtually certain that George COTT and George SCOTT were one in the same. I have pubished this information in my site.

by ngairedith on 2015-02-14 22:53:43

thanks very much amscott
the link to the tree is: The Scott Families Tree

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