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Looking for Thomas Marshall of Boxworth, Cambridgeshire and Christchurch, NZ

Query by EAGHB

I am hoping to find any of my Gr Gr Grandfather's family. He was born in Boxworth, Cambridgeshire c1821. Came to New Zealand on the Grasmere in 1854. During the voyage he met an Ann Shaylor, a Ladies Maid from London. They married almost imediately on arrival at Lyttelton and settled in Christchurch. Thomas was a gardener and I believe helped establish Hagley Park. Later he was listed as a Contractor.

He and Ann had six children,

Alexander Elijah b. 1957 Married Annie Richards of Wales.
Alfred b. 1850 Married Clara Jane Davis
Edward b. 1860 Married fanny Maria Davis
Lynda b. 1863 Married John Harrison McMillam
Amelia b. 1865 Married ? Rose
Ellen b. 1869 Married ? Saggers

Alexander and Annie were my gr Grandparents but I know vertually nothing of the others in the family but are very keen to find anyone who may know something of this family.

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on 2009-01-30 23:49:50

EAGHB , from Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2007. is researching the following names: NIPPRESS, WALTER, DYER and 12 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2009-01-31 01:28:01

Hello EAGHB,

The Grasmere actually arrived in Lytteton on 9th May 1855 having left Gravesend on 1st January 1855.

Thomas died of heart faiure in Christchurch on 23rd July 1908 and is buried in Linwood cemetery.
Annie died on the 15th July 1913 of senility aged 85 - they are buried together

Son Aleander Elijah born 1857 died 18th May 1940 aged 83 - he was a valuator
His wife Annie died 16th Jund 1946 aged 85 - she arrived from Wales when she was 8

Son Alfred born 1859 died 27th March 1936 aged 77 - he was an accountant
His wife clara jane died aged 88 on 6th May 1946 She was born in Gloucester

Son Edward born 1860 died 16th September 1950 aged 89 - he was a builder
His wife Fanny died 22nd October 1951 aged 89 - she arrived in NZ when she was 19 1881

Daughter Lynda born 1863 married John Harrison McMillan - he was discharged from a bankrupcy in October 1883...not yet found where they died.

Daughter Amelia born 1865 died 20th January 1937 in a mental hospital (probably Sunnyside) she was aged 71
She married Alfred Rose - he arrived from England when he was 8, he died aged 82 on 18th April 1936

Daughter Ellen born 1869 died 12 January 1920 aged 45
She married William Saggers who was a farmer - he died 4th May 1955 aged 79

Maybe you already have this info or would you like me to research more?

by EAGHB on 2009-02-02 19:29:37

Than-you for your prompt reply. You are correct in assuming that I knew some of this information but did not know the First names of Amelia ad Ellen's husbands. What you have supplied me is most useful.

I am trying to locate the names of any of the children they may have had. My father, since died could not rememmber any of them and had left Christchurch as a small boy. He and his parents came to Hawkes Bay and it appears that my grandmother, Alexander's daughter had little or no contact with her cousins.

I have contact with the McMillan Family and believe that Amelia had no family. That leaves only the two boys, Alfred and Edward. Also the Saggers family and am pretty sure they had a family.

Again, Thank-you for your work, if you manage to turn up anything more along the lines Ihave mentioned, I would be most grateful.


by flynn on 2013-12-28 16:58:53

It looks like a long time since anyone answered these queries.
I have just found them and am most interested as my step Grand Pop was Edward Marshall's son. I have been trying to locate his family for a long time and the above information is very gratefully received, as we didnt know anything about Grand Pops family
Grand Pops name was Reginald George Corson Marshall.
If any of the above people are still watching this page do please message me and I can give you Pops details.


by ngairedith on 2013-12-28 17:14:51

thank you for your comments Sunny
You could add all the details here which will benefit everyone who is researching this family

by flynn on 2013-12-28 17:17:08

I signed off to soon sorry.
Does anyone have any information regarding Edward & Fanny Maria Marshall's children?
I dont have any information on any children apart from Reginald George Corson Marshall.
I would be most grateful for any information regarding any other children of Edward 7 Fanny Maria. I have information regarding fanny Maria's family if anyone is looking for it.
Awesome work Ngairedith

by ILW on 2018-06-20 07:51:06

Am descendant of Alfred who you were looking for.
He had a son Cecil Alfred Marshall who married Mabel Hill and had 2.daughters.
Not used this site before, can you contact privately with oh no or anything. Will be in Napier early October or can email info.

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