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Robert M Cresswell
The George Seymour

Original information:
Robert Cresswell (1840-1916) emigrated to Canterbury, aged 10, with his family (see G.Cresswell). Robert was a stockman and the first manager of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company. Records show that in 1900 Robert was living in Styx.

Readers' response:
According to sources, Robert married Elizabeth Pattrick in 1862.1

 

Footnotes:
1:Information supplied by Alan Tunnicliffe

 

POSTED BY: Erina Andersen : March 07, 2007

Robert Marshall CRESSWELL 1840 – 1916, Robert was born at Marylebone, London, Middlesex, England, Robert died in Stratford, he is buried at Eltham Cemetery, Eltham. 

He came to NZ with his parents Thomas Richard Marshall CRESSWELL & Jemima TAYLOR on the “Sir George Seymour”. 

In 1862 he married Elizabeth PATTRICK, who came to NZ in 1850 on the “Cressy” with her parents, Joseph PATTRICK and Alice LAUGHTON. Robert and Elizabeth 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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