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family of ALEXANDER JARDEN (1865-1949) - Christchurch

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ALEXANDER JARDEN was born in Christchurch in 1865
- his father, Alexander JARDEN (son of Alexander JORDEAN & Isabella LIVINGSTONE} married Catherine MATTHEWS on 19 Nov 1858 at first Presbyterian Church in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland under the name JORDEAN.
- Catherine was a daughter of William MATTHEWS & Anne NICHOLSON

- Alexander and Catherine had 2 children in Ireland:
1/ 1859 - 1903 William Matthews Jarden
born 11 Sept 1859 in Ireland
William married Elizabeth Jane UREN in 1883
- 1 of 10 children of John Ellis UREN (1834-1896) & Jane Susannah WALKER (1842-1918) who were from Madron, Cornwall & married in Victoria. Her mother later married Edmund SMART as his 3rd wife
-- William & Elizabeth had 5 children

2/ 1861 - 1933 Isabella Jarden
born 28 April 1861 in Ireland
Isabella married William CAVANAGH, Christchurch Registry Office 1 Nov 1883
- they had 2 daughters

Alexander, his wife Cath and Isabella arrived in New Zealand in 1862 on the ship "Zealandia" under the surname Jardine
Their son William Matthews Jarden followed in about 1883, aged about 24

Alexander & Cath had 2 more children in Christchurch:
3/ 1864 - 1948 James Jarden
born in Christchurch
James married Catherine Elizabeth ROGERS in 1885
- they had 9 children
- James remarried twice more, see his link

5/ 1865 - 1949 Alexander Jarden
- born in Christchurch, subject of this journal

Alexander Jarden senior drowned in the Waimakariri River 31 May 1867 while delivering beer to the Courtenay Arms Hotel. His body was recovered and buried in Christchurch. His wife Catherine died 24 July 1887 aged 56. She had been living in Gloucester street, Christchurch. This was proabably the house of her son Alexander as that is where he lived in 1887
- Catherine was buried in a paupers grave at Addington.
5 August 1887 - PROBATE of Catherine Jarden (1831-1887)
... re Catherine Jarden, deceased, probate to William Jarden and James Jarden (Mr Loughrey)

Alexander Jarden (child #5) married Julia Sarah Protheroe L'ANGLOIS (1868-1949) in 1889
- Julia was born in Christchurch, 1 of 9 children of the Whaler Louis Eugene L'ANGLOIS (born in Cherbourg, Manche department, Normandy, France 1820 died 1924 in Christchurch) and Mary Maria TAYLOR (1833-1900). Louis & Mary had married in Tasmania Australia in 1852, then later sailed to New Zealand on the ship of his brother, Captain Isadore 'Jean' L'Anglois, the "COMTE de PARIS". Captain Jean L'Anglois was in Banks Peninsula in 1838 when Captain CECILLE of the "Heroine" hoisted the French flag. He returned in 1840 bringing out the first 62 French colonists to Akaroa. He also endeavoured to 'buy' millions of acres of the South Island (for the French Company) which comprised nearly all the land from sea to sea, that of Canterbury, all Westland and parts of Nelson and Marlborough. The deed was signed by a few Maori at Pigeon Bay August 12 1840 which was a few months AFTER the proclamation of the Queen's Sovereignty (this was well known by Jean). Much has been written about L'Anglois's attempt to 'delude the Maori and deceive the English Government', the following is a good read:
Attempted French Settlement

* Louis & Mary moved to Waikouaiti, East Otago, for a time
* A charming story of Louis Langlois in 1880 (back in Canterbury and then aged 60), where he was known as the 'Bee Master"
DEATH - LANGLOIS, on November 19th 1900 at Opawa, Christchurch, Mary Maria, beloved wife of Louis Langlois, age 67 yrs, and daughter of the late John TAYLOR, Esq. of London, and cousin to the late Rev. George PROTHEROE, Isle of Wight, and of Canon Protheroe, also Thomas Protheroe, Esq. Solicitor & Barrister, St. Johns Wood. London, England. Home papers please copy
NOTE the ancestors of Julia appear to have spelt their name without the E on the end of PROTHERO

THE 9 CHILDREN of Alexander & Julia Jarden
1/ 1889 - 1972 Leonard Alexander Protheroe Jarden
Leonard married Myrtle Isabel Lucy HELEM (1894-1964) in 1917

2/ 1891 - 1986 Olive Julia Protheroe Jarden
Olive married Walter Francis HARRISON in 1919
- she died 25 September 1986 aged 95
- she is buried Plot 83 - Block 34 at Ruru Lawn Cemetery Christchurch

3/ 1894 - 1957 Reginald Protheroe Jarden
Reginald married Evelyn Maud STRAW (1892-1971) in 1915

4/ 1896 -1984 Walter Douglas Maxwell Jarden
Walter was born in Linwood, Christchurch
- he was a Carpenter & Joiner in Christchurch
Walter married Myrtle White DENNIS (1897-1988) 14 April 1920 at Methodist Church, Sydenham, Christchurch. The witnesses were: Evaline Matilda Dennis (her sister) & Hector Mathew Jarden (his brother)
- Myrtle & Evaline were daughters of Edward John DENNIS (1869-1944) & Matilda WOOLCOCK (1866-1950)
Walter died on 3 July 1984 aged 88
- he is buried Plot 19 - Block Lawn at Avonhead Cemetery Christchurch
- buried with Myrtle

5/ 1899 - 1981 Hector Matthew Jarden
- born in Christchurch
Hector was a Carrier
- he married Winifred Hilda HICKINBOTTOM (1898-1972) in 1923
- he died on 9 November 1981 aged 82
- buried Plot 432 - Block 11 at Bromley Cemetery with Winifred

6/ 1902 - 1950 Alexander Benjamin Protheroe Jarden
- he married Dorothy Alexandra FAWCETT (1903-1964) in 1924
- in 1929 Dorothy was sited as 1 of 2 women having 'committed misconduct' with William James WILLS in Wellington when his wife, Alice Rose Wills (nee WINN) faced him to the divorce court
Alexander died on 30 May 1950 aged 47
- he had been Farmng in Hamner
- his ashes are buried Plot 74 - Block 11 at Bromley Christchurch
Dorothy was born in Hamner Springs
- she died 31 May 1954 aged 61
- she is buried with Alexander

7/ 1904 - 1968 William Percy Jarden
William married Alice Muriel BIRD (1904-1975) in 1925

8/ 1906 - 1969 Cecil Godfrey Protheroe Jarden
- born in Christchurch
Cecil was an invalid
- he died on 20 February 1969 aged 62
- he is buried Plot 17C Southside - Block 1H at Ruru Lawn Cemetery

9/ 1908 - Doris Rosie Protheroe Jarden
- nothing known

Alexander and Julia both died in 1949 - Alexander 4 months after Julia

others searching Jarden in New Zealand ...
Looking for Jarden Christchurch ... Djrusfam

Catherine Elizabeth ROGERS ... jarden1

Jarden of Canterbury ... phill

Alexander & Catherine Jarden ... tessacat

Cherbourg was where Louis Eugene L'ANGLOIS was born 9 years later
(father-in-law of Alexander Jarden)

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on 2011-03-01 09:28:07


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by Djrusfam on 2011-03-02 13:14:29

Thank you this helps alot.


by ngairedith on 2012-02-03 21:26:59

the family of Elizabeth Jane Uren who married William Matthews Jarden
... as written by tonkin 5 Oct 2010

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