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Mrs R M Cresswell (nee King)
The Cressy

Original information:
Mrs R. M. Cresswell nee King migrated to Canterbury with her mother, Martha (36), brother Charles (1832-1928) and sister Frances (16). It is uncertain which of the King girls Mrs Cresswell is − either Jane (13) or Sarah Anne (11). In 1900, Mrs Cresswell was living in Blighs Road, Papanui.

Martha King, a widow, apparently owned a boarding house on Town Section 4 in Lyttelton, so it is probable the family lived there also.
Frances married John Scott Caverhill at Lyttelton in February 1855. Charles became a prospector and farmed at Kaiapoi and Rangiora.

Readers' response:
Mrs R. M. Cresswell is wrongly identified as the daughter of Martha King. This is Elizabeth Pattrick, and she is standing next to her sister, Mrs  Maria Free.1

 

Footnotes:
1: Information supplied by Alan Tunnicliffe

 

POSTED BY: Erina Andersen : March 07, 2007

Elizabeth PATTRICK 1840 – 1912, Elizabeth was born in West Keal, Lincolnshire, England, she died at Christchurch and is buried at Linwood Cemetery. Elizabeth came to NZ with her parents, Joseph and Alice PATTRICK on the “Cressy”.  

In 1862 Elizabeth married Robert Marshall CRESSWELL, who came to NZ in 1850 on the “Sir George Seymour” with his parents, Thomas Richards Marshall CRESSWELL and Jemima TAYLOR.  Elizabeth and Robert had 14 children.  

  1. Charles Marshall CRESSWELL 1863 – 1934, married in 1888 Eleanor Mary  SLEIGHT 1863 – 1946 (daughter of John SLEIGHT and Maria IRONMONGER).
  2. Walter Joseph CRESSWELL 1864 – 1950, married in 1891 to Hannah REESE  1872 – 1945 (daughter of John REESE and Eliza Ann MEDDINGS).   
  3. Alice Jemima CRESSWELL 1866 – 1940, married in 1896 to Xavier JONES 1865 – 1920 (son of Edmund JONES and Rebecca FLETCHER).
  4. Thomas Richard CRESSWELL 1868 – 1944. married in 1896 to Sarah Ann REESE 1868 – 1940 (daughter of John REESE and Eliza Ann MEDDINGS).
  5. Jessie CRESSWELL 1870 – 1946 (Jessie was the twin of Frank). 
  6. Frank CRESSWELL 1870 – 1871 (Frank was the twin of Jessie).  
  7. Mary CRESSWELL 1872 – 1872. 
  8. Mary Gertrude CRESSWELL 1873 – 1940, married 1st in 1894 Matthew Arlow  FERGUSON 1869 – 1906 (son of Richard FERGUSON and Elizabeth ARLOW), married 2nd in 1909 to John Philip HEGGIE 1886 – 1963 (son of John Philip HEGGIE and Helen CARINS).
  9. Frank CRESSWELL 1875 – 1941
  10. Robert Laughton CRESSWELL 1876 – 1949, married 1st in 1908 to Gertrude Edith SUISTED 1877 – 1918 (daughter of Eric Henry Oscar SUISTED and Susanna Jane DAVIDSON), married 2nd in 1934 Hilda Elizabeth KOBERSTEIN 1895 – 1976
  11. Annie Taylor CRESSWELL 1878 – 1879.  
  12. Leonard Taylor CRESSWELL 1880 – 1946, married in 1903 to Flora Isobel  FREE 1879 – 1943 (daughter of Robert Rice FREE and Flora THOMPSON)
  13. Bertha Seymour FREE 1881 – 1957.  
  14. Albert John Broughton CRESSWELL 1883 – 1951, married in 1909 to Vilna  Irene GUY 1888 – 1966 (daughter of Richard Joseph GUY and Elizabeth THOMPSON) 

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POSTED BY: Erina Cresswell : January 05, 2014
Updated Username and Email Address for Erina Cresswell (formerly Andersen) 2014