The Charlotte Jane
Mrs Bergh, nee Elizabeth Marley, came to Canterbury when she was three with her parents, William, a carpenter (34), and Mary (37). Her younger sister, Mary Ann (infant), died on September 6, 1850, one day before departure.
William was associated with the College at Christchurch, and is said to have lived with his wife and child in a cave dug out of the hillside, which he had roofed with carpet and lined with boxwood. In 1900, Elizabeth apparently lived on Ferry Road, Christchurch.
Elizabeth Bergh married Ludwig Bergh (1848-January 7, 1895), an ironmonger from Norway, on December 16, 1872, at St Johns Church, Christchurch. Ludwig drowned on January 7, 1895, at Sumner Beach after suffering a heart attack.1
The Berghs were partners in the Christchurch firm of Ashley Bergh & Co, High Street.
According to the family the couple had eight children (four girls and four boys) − these included William Henry Marley (September 21, 1873-November 1904), Frederikke Marie (b. June 29, 1875), Otto Valentine (b. February 13, 1882), Hidur Olava (b. August 28, 1883), Jane Augusta (b. August 29, 1885), Harold Sigurd (b. September 20, 1887) and Haakon L. (1891-May 1915).2
Elizabeth owned several properties in Christchurch. In 1900, she was living in Ferry Road, where she stayed until her death in 1920. The couple are buried in the public cemetery.3 It is believed by a family member that Marley’s Hill and Marley View Street are named after her father, William Marley.