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the children of William DOUBLE + Sarah GREEN - Suffolk to Timaru 1858

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William DOUBLE
- was born 30th August 1821 in Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk. The first of 9 children of William Double and Anne SPOONER
- he married Sarah Green on 5th Nov 1845 at Hadleigh
- he died 26th July 1874 aged 52 in Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
- he is buried PLOT 82, ROW 15, BLOCK D at Timaru Cemetery

Sarah GREEN
- was born 30th September 1821 in Layham, Sufolk, England
- she died on 23rd June 1901 aged 80 in Pahiatua, Manawatu, New Zealand
- buried PLOT 4, GRAVE 19, BLOCK 4 at Mangatainoka, Pahiatua
- her gravesite photo - she does not have a headstone


They had 6 children in Raydon:
Caroline, Emily, Ann Marie, Amos, Walter Daniel & Elizabeth Ann, then on the 15th October 1858 they boarded the STRATHALLAN at Gravesend and emigrated to New Zealand

Daughter Elizabeth died on Christmas Eve 1858 on board the ship aged 7 months

The family (including William's sister Jane and her husband Robert Scarf) arrived in Timaru on 24th January 1859 with the first early settlers of about 120 immigrants to Timaru, South Canterbury
- (one of William's brothers, Robert, with his wife Harriet (nee GIRT) and 4 week old daughter Ann arrived in Lyttelton on the 5th January 1859 having left Plymouth on the 15th September 1858 on the CLONTARF - they were in New Zealand 3 weeks before William & Sarah

William & Sarah had another 4 children in Timaru

- their 10 children were:

1846-1935 Emily Double
- born in Raydon
- married Melly Richard KINSMAN in 1867
- do not know what happened to Melly
- Emily married (or not) George CULMER
- they had 4 children, the 1st, Mary White Culmer was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1880, she died an infant. The 2nd, Alfred George Culmer was born in Dunedin, he died aged 5. Amelia Ann & Gertrude Belinda Culmer were born in Timaru. Amelia Ann died aged 5 months and Gertrude died aged 2 weeks
- Emily & George then moved to Pahiatua
- on the 8th April 1901 George committed suicide aged 59
- he is buried in an unmarked grave
- Emily died in 1936 aged 89 in Palmerston North
- buried PLOT 012, BLOCK 004, AREA C at Kelvin Grove
- her Headstone

1847-1897 Caroline Double
- born in Layham
- married Thomas WALKER in 1865
- they had 4 known children
- Thomas died 13 January 1873, Caroline remarried on the 13 January 1874 to John Hall JOHNSTONE in TImaru. They had 6 known children
- Caroline died in 1897 in Morere (60km south of Gisborne) aged 49

1851-1934 Annie Marie Double
- born in Raydon
- married Robert TACON in 1870
- they had 6 or 7 children in Timaru
- Ann died in 1934 in Timaru aged 83
- buried PLOT 292, ROW 29, BLOCK C2 at Timaru cemetery
- her Headstone

1853-1898 Amos Double
- born in Raydon
- he married Eliza Ellen KING in 1877
- they had 7 known children
- he lived in Arowhenua (16km north of Timaru)
- he died in Temuka aged 45
- he and his wife & daughter Alice (died aged 20) are buried in:
- PLOT 497, ROW 165, Section B at Temuka Cemetery
- their Headstone

1856-1938 Walter Daniel Double
- born in Raydon
- he married Amelia BRACEFIELD in 1878
- they had 8 known children
- he died in 1938 in Timaru aged 82
- buried PLOT 125, ROW 24, Section B2 at Pleasant Point Cemetery
- their Headstone

1858-1858 Elizabeth Ann Double
- born in Raydon
- Elizabeth died on the 'Stathallan' en route to NZ aged 7 months

1859-1864 Charles Samuel Double
- born in Timaru, New Zealand
- he died on the 2nd February 1864 aged 4 (accident)

1862-1903 Alfred Martin Double
- born in Timaru
- he married Sarah Grace HUGHES in 1885
- they had 9 known children from 1886 to 1901
- he died in 1903 in Dannevirke aged 41
- buried PLOT 15, BLOCK F at Settlers Cemetery Dannevirke

1864-1866 Elizabeth Ann Double
- born in Timaru
- Elizabeth died in Timaru aged 22 months

1866-1958 Sarah Maria Double
- born in Timaru
- she married Richard Roland PITT (1848-1926) in 1899
- only known children were:
.. Elsie May Pitt 22-6-1890 and Violet Maud Pitt 29-5-1892
- Sarah lived at 17 Napier Terrace, Napier
- she died in 1958 in Napier aged 94
- buried PLOT 2, SECTION 2 at Wharerangi Cemetery with the ashes of her daughter Violet Maud (a spinster 1892-1979)


William Double in trouble 1872

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on 2010-07-29 08:24:33

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