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Litten of Wiltshire England 1800’s

Journal by AmberGatward

Randall Pendley Litten born about 1813 in Wiltshire England came to New Zealand in Feb 1874 with his second wife Evelyn ( ? Emlyn ) & 3 daughters. He is recorded as a missionary/school master & it must have been a huge decision to come to NZ aged 60 years. It appears his daughters died prematurely & Randall died in 1897. I would like to know more about his life in New Zealand, where they lived & worked & if any offspring from the children of his second marriage.

Randall’s eldest daughter from his first marriage was Caroline Sarah ( her mother was Randall’s first wife Caroline Bowness ) She was born in Wiltshire in 1835 & married my great great grandfather Capt Henry Dunsford in Geelong Victoria around 1854.
I would like to know when & how she left England & what took her to settle in Geelong. She died in Canterbury New Zealand in 1890.

Surnames: Dunsford Reeves
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by Crawford on 2019-11-02 02:04:50

Hi there,
Here is the marriage of Caroline Litten and Henry Dunsford
On the 15th, at St. Paul's Church, by the Rev. G. O. Vance, B.A., Henry Dunsford, Esq., to Caroline, eldest daughter of the Rev. R. P. Litten, of Trinity Church, London.
Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer (Vic. : 1851 - 1856), Thursday 17 August 1854, page 5

Caroline's death - her father,at that time, was living in Hamilton, NZ and she had a sister, Mrs William Inglis living in Melbourne.
DUNSFORD.—On the 22nd April, at her residence, Tiverton, Wilson's-road, Sydenham, Christchurch, N.Z., of cancer, Caroline, the beloved wife of Captain Henry Dunsford, eldest daughter of the Rev. R. P. Litten-West Hamilton, N.Z., mother of Henry and Fred. R. Dunsford, and sister of Mrs. William Inglis, of this city.
Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Friday 2 May 1890, page 1

by Crawford on 2019-11-02 07:33:47

Hello again,
Here is Caroline's sister's Silver Wedding Anniversary notice
INGLIS— LITTEN. — August 15, 1876, at the residence of Captain Dunsford (the bride's brother-in-law), Lyttelton, N.Z., by Rev. John Elmslie, William McClelland, eldest son of Thomas lnglis, Esq. (late of Edinburgh), Geelong, Victoria, to Rosa (Rose), third daughter of Rev. R. P. Litten, Leeston, Canterbury, N.Z.
Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), Thursday 15 August 1901, page 1

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