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Samuel John GAMMAN + Eliza WOODCOCK - Canterbury & Manawatu

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Samuel John GAMMAN was born 1834 in Sheldwich, Faversham, Kent.

He was a private and later a corporal with the Royal Engineers, stationed at Shorncliffe and Chatham in Kent as well as Port Louis Mauritius.

Samuel married Eliza WOODCOCK (1840-1930) in 1859 in Brompton, an ancient village near Chatham, 37km north west of Sheldwich - it was once in the Kent county but now is in the Medway Conurbation, England.
It is the home of the Royal Engineers and now houses the
Royal Engineers Museum

He emigrated to New Zealand on the 1st March 1859 shortly after marrying Eliza and arrived in Lyttelton on 11th July 1859, on the 'CAMEO' which left from London. Eliza followed him in 1863

All their children were born in Canterbury, New Zealand:
... 1
1863 - 1959 Francis Henry Gamman

- Francis married Ada NEILSEN on 16 Oct 1907

... 2
1866 - 1932 George Albert Gamman

- George married Jessie Mary MURPHY in 1890

... 3
1867 - 1939 William Alfred Gamman

- William married Annie Matilda TERRY in 1909

... 4
1870 - 1960 Charles Walter Gamman

- Charles married Flora Beatrice BROOME in 1902
- he died in Tauranga aged 90

... 5
1871 - 1958 Rosina Gamman

- Rosina married Samuel SERGEANT in 1891

... 6
1873 - 1874 Elizabeth Jane Gamman

- Elizabeth died aged 10 months

... 7
1874 - 1874 Thomas Gamman

- Thomas died aged 6 weeks in West Oxford, Canterbury

... 8
1875 - 1935 Ernest Edward Gamman

- Ernest married Alice TURNER on Christmas Eve 1906
- Ernest died aged 6 days from 60 in Tauranga

... 9
1877 - 1966 Laura Gamman

- Laura married Arthur William CARMICHAEL on 16 April 1906

... 10
1883 - 1971 Arthur Frederick Gamman

- Arthur married Delilah May COLE on 20 Dec 1906 (4 days before brother Ernest)


SAMUEL JOHN Gamman died 27 May 1901 aged 66 & is buried at
SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke OR Ormondville Cemetery
Manawatu Times, 30 May 1901 A sudden death occurred at Makotuku on Monday evening, when Mr S. J. Gamman, sen., contractor for the Hawke's Bay Timber Company died at the Makotuku Hotel
... Quite a sensation was caused this afternoon when it was reported that Mr Gamman, senior, the sawmiller, had died at the Makotuku hotel. It appears that Mr Gamman had been in Makotuku since Thursday and Dr Francis had been attending him the last day or two. The cause of death is stated to have been heart disease
Bush Advocate, 1 June 1901 ESTATE OF SAMUEL JOHN GAMMAN, of Smith's Siding, makotuku, Sawmiller, deceased. All Persons having claims against the above are hereby requested to furnish particulars forthwith to T. H. G. LLOYD, Solicitor, Dannevirke
ELIZA Gamman died 23 May 1930 aged 90 & buried at Plot 323, Block 1 at Ormondville cemetery next to 5 month old granddaughter, Lilla Joyce Gamman, daughter of son Arthur

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on 2009-06-13 08:35:54

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