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Jabez Thornton
The Charlotte Jane

Original information:
Jabez Thornton, a carpenter (1817-1904), migrated to Canterbury alone when he was 32. Sources show that in 1900 he was living in Strowan, Fendalton.

Readers' response:
Jabez Thornton (May 12, 1817-August 5, 1904) married Mary Coster (1826-1872) on September 16, 1852. They had five children − Edward (b. 1853), Miriam Hepzibah (b. 1855), John (b. 1858), Thomas (b. 1860) and William (b. 1863). The couple were married in what is referred to as the “temporary church’’ in Lyttelton, where he lived for some of his time in Canterbury.

Jabez’s residence changed a number of times − his addresses are given as Lyttelton, North Belt (now Bealey Avenue), Carlton Terrace and Bryndwr.1

Footnotes:
1: Malcolm Sinclair, unpublished family history

 

POSTED BY: : March 17, 2009

His son Edward Thornton, (born 1853 died 1904) married Alice Finn (born 1861 died 1943)

they had 7 children of which edward onslow is my grandfather. I will only go into his details in more depth.

amy b.23.5.81 d.16.7.69 married george inniss 12.12.05

Fanny alicia b.26.1.83 d.1959 married william mitchinson 20.11.07

rose mildred b.4.1.85

thomas finn b.2.11.95 d.28.11.85 married mary hare 3.6.24

helen winifred b.2.11.95 d.29.1.96

mary constance b.15.8.1900 d.23.9.66 married j.william macabe 1923

 

Edward onslow thornton b.11.10.88 d.? married Racheal hurrell b.27.10.13 d?

had 2 children Lois b.11.11.38 married Noel Craig had 4 children, terry, peter, nolene and elenor

and James edward b.17.10.40. married Maureen watson b.13.5.46

had one child (me) angela suzanne thornton b.27.6.72. married Abraham Denton b.21.1.73 on 22 12 95.

had 6 children lucy sherbert b. 2.11.96 finnigan mc connell b.24.10.99 georgia lemony b.18.9.01 augustus griffin b.1.10.04. emmett huxley and matilda buttercup b.14.12.06

POSTED BY: Angela Denton : March 17, 2009

His son Edward Thornton, (born 1853 died 1904) married Alice Finn (born 1861 died 1943)

they had 7 children of which edward onslow is my grandfather. I will only go into his details in more depth.

amy b.23.5.81 d.16.7.69 married george inniss 12.12.05

Fanny alicia b.26.1.83 d.1959 married william mitchinson 20.11.07

rose mildred b.4.1.85

thomas finn b.2.11.95 d.28.11.85 married mary hare 3.6.24

helen winifred b.2.11.95 d.29.1.96

mary constance b.15.8.1900 d.23.9.66 married j.william macabe 1923

 

Edward onslow thornton b.11.10.88 d.? married Racheal hurrell b.27.10.13 d?

had 2 children Lois b.11.11.38 married Noel Craig had 4 children, terry, peter, nolene and elenor

and James edward b.17.10.40. married Maureen watson b.13.5.46

had one child (me) angela suzanne thornton b.27.6.72. married Abraham Denton b.21.1.73 on 22 12 95.

had 6 children lucy sherbert b. 2.11.96 finnigan mc connell b.24.10.99 georgia lemony b.18.9.01 augustus griffin b.1.10.04. emmett huxley and matilda buttercup b.14.12.06

POSTED BY: Alexandra Gilbert : April 13, 2010
Buried in Linwood Cemetery, Block 15, Plot 147