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Charles FITTON & Elizabeth BASKERVILE - Canterbury & Manawatu

Journal by ngairedith

thanks to Rose for updating this family - see her comments below

Charles FITTON
born 14 April 1808 in Bollington, Cheshire, England
married Elizabeth BASKERVILE
* Elizabeth was born 1812 in England
They had 12 children
Charles died 20 Dec 1886 in Governor's Bay, Canterbury
Elizabeth died 5 Aug 1902 in Feilding and is buried Plot 8, Block 3 at Feilding cemetery

They had 10 children in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
.. 1 ..
1831 - 1906 Thomas Fitton
Thomas died aged 75 in England

.. 2 ..
1834 - 1839 James Fitton
James died aged 5 of smallpox

.. 3 ..
1835 - 1839 Hannah Fitton
Hannah died aged 4 of smallpox

.. 4 ..
1837 - 1839 Charles Fitton
Charles died aged 17 months of smallpox

.. 5 ..
1840 - 1840 Sarah Ann Fitton
Sarah died aged 9 months of smallpox

.. 6 ..
1842 - 1842 Ann Fitton
Ann died aged 15 weeks of smallpox

.. 7 ..
1843 - 1845 David Fitton
David died aged 23 months of smallpox

.. 8 ..
1845 - 1938 Mathew Fitton (see below)
Mathew died aged 91 in Feilding and is buried Plot 16B, Row 3, Block 3 at Feilding cemetery with wife Isabella

.. 9 ..
1847 - 1848 Andrew Fitton
Andrew died aged 1 of smallpox

.. 10 ..
1850 - 1874 Edwin Randel Fitton
Edwin died aged 24 in Canterbury, NZ

Then in 1851 they emigrated on the CANTERBURY into Lyttleton with the 2 remaining boys, Mathew aged 6 and Edwin aged 1

Chalres & Elizabeth had 2 boys in NZ
.. 11 ..
1853 - 1933 Charles Fitton
Charles died aged 80

.. 12 ..
1855 - 1934 Joseph Fitton
nothing known

I have 9 children for MATHEW FITTON who married Isabella Alexander in 1869 in Lyttelton.
If you visit Mathew's link you will see I don't have a great deal of information on any of them. The spouses I do have for this family includes the names, Haycock, Cuthbertson, Sicely, Phyn, Jaggard.
Read the comments as help is added by others from time to time

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by mcgillro on 2012-08-22 00:40:54


I'm a descendant of Mathew and Isabella via Elizabeth Ann Fitton who married Walter Haycock. My grandmother was Ivy Elizabeth Butler, nee Haycock.

I have some information from John Alexander Christie's book, based on his research. While there may be some discrepancies, as some dates clash in births and deaths of listed children I have the following:

James Fitton born 24 July 1873 Little River, died 23 July 1947

Joseph Arthur Fitton born 22 December 1890 Beaconsfield, Manawatu, died 4 July 1961.

Margaret Eleanor Fitton born 18 July 1881, Beaconsfield, died 24 May 1967.

Hope this helps.


by mcgillro on 2012-08-22 00:58:35

More from John Christie's book:

George Fitton b 22 May 1885, little River, died 23 Dec 1885 Fielding and buried in Fielding cemetery.

Matthew Fitton born 27 June 1883, died 27 June 1883.

Annie Fitton born 27 Jan 1887 Beaconsfield, died 9 Feb 1887, died at Beaconsfield and buried on the farm.

Isabell Fitton born 22 December 1887, Beaconsfield, died 5 Feb 1888, at Beaconsfield and buried on the farm.

To begin with I thought these dates clashed, but it is possible she could have had another child in the same year. Poor woman!

by mcgillro on 2012-08-22 01:05:48

And more:

Charles Fitton 14 April 1808, died 20 December 1886 Governors Bay Canterbury. Charles is shown on the Electoral Roll of 1853 as being a quarryman of Hemingford, governors Bay.

I have a copy of a letter written to Isabella in 1886 by her aunt, soon after Jessie and George died of diphtheria.

Perhaps I could send some reports via email, and scan any relevant info you might like?


by ngairedith on 2012-08-22 05:44:41

thank you very much Rose,

I will start adding your info and then we will see where I'm up to

by wynrae on 2018-07-11 09:36:28

Hi Ngarie, I have just come across this site.

Hope you see this post, as I see the last message was left in Aug 2012. How do we know if there is a message do we have to check in regularly. I have a lot of info as I have done my tree on Ancestry. I have lots of photos. and am in touch with cousins in Levin.

Charles & Elizabeth are my Gt Gt Grandparents..

I come down through Joseph who was born 23 Oct 1855 in Parnassus Hurunui, Canterbury, died 6 May 1934 at Paraparaumu, Kapiti.

His son Harold Joseph Fitton born 7 Oct 1893 at Otaki Wellington died 6 July 1965 in Paraparaumu.

His son David Harold Fitton born 3 June 1928 died 18 Sep 2016 in Whakatane.

And me Raewyn Margaret Fitton born 12 November 1954.

Can't believe I have found more relatives. I have Aubrey MacDonald Fittons Book "The Fighting Fittons" He gave to my father. I have found a few indescrepencies in it but have overcome them.
Can I contact you some other way, I don't quite understand this site yet.. I will end here in case you don't get this message.

Are you in Fielding, I want to come down and visit Annie & Isabella's resting place at Beaconsfield under the Oak Tree.

Look forward to hearing back from you soon

Raewyn Fitton (I go by my maiden name)

by wynrae on 2018-07-11 09:47:38

If you haven't already got more info I can fill you in on everyone of mathews Children, grandchildren and I have photos.
I notice there are a few wrong dates on your death dates of Charles and Elizabeth's children.

I have found Elizabeth Fitton born Baskerville parents. She vanished and no one knew where to, I have filled in the missing gap on there trees, she had a very interesting background.

I would so love to meet you as there is a lot we can do together on the family..


by Victoria_Collier_Jaggard on 2020-07-24 12:27:17

Matthew and Isabella had 12 children.
Elizabeth(Lizzie) Haycock, James, Edwin, Clara Jaggard, George, Margaret Phyn, Matthew, Charles, Anne, Isabell(died infant) and Joseph.
I come down from Clara and Margaret. Two of Claras sons (Percy Jaggard and Richard Jaggard) had Bruce and Audrey who then had my parents , and Margaret Fitton (Phyn) is mother to Little Maggie Phyn who married Richard Jaggard having Audrey who had my mum. Bruce Jaggard had my father.
I have a lot of information here and am slowly going through it.
I want to find more on the Phyn family which comes in a few times.

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