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Searching for Albert Carrodus in New Zealand

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In 1883 Albert Carrodus left Bradford Yorkshire, England for New Zealand. I have been told that he came to Port Chalmers but the ship he arrived on, the ss British Queen may have only landed at Wellington or Lyttleton in May 1883.

Ideally i would hope someone has knowledge of his arrival and if he was accompanied by any of his family.

Later the family were settled at Oamaru in North Otago.

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on 2009-05-14 16:41:53

Bushman , from Mosgiel, Dunedin, NZ, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2009. is researching the following names: CARRODUSFRANCIS.

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by Bushman on 2009-05-14 16:42:54

by ngairedith on 2009-05-14 20:26:48

Hello Bushman,
Further to my private message - I have the ships list for the BRITISH QUEEN. It left Plymouth on March 24th 1883 and arrived in Wellington on 15th May 1883 then went on to Lyttelton, arriving 17th May 1883.

Unfortunately Albert Carrodus is not listed as a passenger, neither as a family man or a single man. Was he perhaps one of the crew. Or was the spelling of his name different then.

If you click the highlighted name BRITISH QUEEN you can check the list yourself.

I will continue seraching for you

by ngairedith on 2009-05-14 22:48:36

Albert Carrodus, Postmaster at Reidston was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, in October, 1864.
- From the cycloedia of NZ: - The Reidston Post Office dates from 1899, and is at present conducted at the residence of Mr. Albert Carrodus, who has served as postmaster since 1901.
Mails are received and despatched every day.

By trade he was a worsted manufacturer, and served for about sixteen years as a weaving and spinning overseer.
In 1883 he sailed by the ship British Queen, to Port Chalmers, ? and settled in Reidston, where he bought twelve acres of land, with buildings upon it.
Albert acted as a wool classer during the season, and traveled as for as Waihao Downs and Waihaorunga for that purpose; he also dealt in hides and skins. (In 1872 there was a Mr Carrodus as Manager of the Kaikorai Tannery - a coincidence perhaps but maybe a relation who had emigrated earlier than Albert)
He became a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows in England, and was attached to the Hope of Maheno Lodge, in which he had passed the chairs.
He was married in 1877 to Miss Savill, of Bradford, and had eight daughters and seven sons
By 1905 four sons and one of their daughters had died.

* In April 1886 he was a vestryman of St Luke's Church in Maheno
* In the 1889 Xmas Eve breakup of the Maheno School an E. Carrodus of Standard 3 (about 9 years old)received a prize
* In May 1894 he was an elected member of the Maheno School Commitee
* In Decenber 1914 Miss Eliza Carrodus became a registered midwife at St Helens Christchurch
* In September 1918 in the New Zealand General Hospital in Codford, Wiltshire, England a Private Henry Carrodus was 1 of 139 young soldiers who died of bronchitis during the influenza pandemic
* In 1904 a Miss Ida Carrodus of Cashmere Hills, Christchurch wrote into the childrens page of the D.L.F.? newspaper and wanted to exchange post cards with any other young D.L.F. members

The CARRODUS folk buried in Christchurch are:

1907, 20th April - aged 3 weeks, William Archer Carrodus - Woolston Cemetery
1915, 5th January - age unknown, Jack Carrodus - Woolston Cemetery
1920, 14th June - infant twin daughters Emily & Joyce Carrodus of Waltham - Woolston Cemetery
1936, 4th March - aged 54, Mary Ann Carrodus of Spreydon - Woolston Cemetery
1941, 22 March - aged 12, Donald David Carrodus of 70 Frankleigh St - Sydenham Cemetery
1945, 13th Sept - aged 43, Christina Paton Carrodus of 343 Hereford St - born in Glasgow arrived in NZ about 1909 - Ruru Lawn Cemetery and 25 years later, her husband:- in 1969, 31st Dec - David Stewart Carrodus - aged 61 also emigrated about 1909 - Ruru Lawn Cemetery

There is a family plot in the Southern Cemetery in Dunedin which contains 8 Carrodus family members.
They are:
1864 William Graham Lang, aged 25 from Scotland about 1859 - lived Halfway Bush Dunedin
1870 John Robertson Thompson, aged 33 from England about 1860 - lived in Timaru
1879 Isabella Carrodus, aged 7 weeks - lived in Brockville, Dunedin
1880 William Lang, aged 16 born in Halfway Bush Dunedin
1884 Henrietta Carrodus, aged 13 born in Otago, lived in Bricknelle
1906 Jemima Carrodus, aged 62 from Edinburgh about 1862 - lived in Brockville Dunedin was the wife of Thomas
1907 Thomas Carrodus, aged 69 from Bradford England about 1867 a woolclasser in Brockville Dunedin - lived at Sea View Brockville. His daughter Lucy Carrodus married Alexander Braid on the 1st November 1906 - their infant son is buried here but not the parents
1910 Alexander Stewart Braid, aged 4 weeks born Brockville Dunedin

There are 2 Carrodus buried in the Timaru Cemetery:
1952 Jane Carrodus aged 87 (born 1865)
- and her 2nd husband
1953 Thomas Carrodus aged 81

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