The George Seymour
Rev Frederick Inwood migrated from Hampshire as an infant with his parents Daniel (46), a farmer and miller, and Mary (40), and his siblings George, a miller (1832-1886), William (1833-1926), Elizabeth (13), James (1840-1903), Mary (8), Daniel (1846-1905), and Augustus (1848-1915).
A fortnight after their arrival, the family moved to the Plains, where Daniel Sen. established a flour mill on W. C. Fendall’s RS18. The Inwood family remained at Fendall Town for seven years and then moved to central Christchurch to erect a mill in the Avon River near the Hereford Street bridge on what became known as Mill Island. The waterwheel there recalls the Inwoods’ endeavours. The family went on to be prominent figures in the development of Southbridge.
Frederick became an Anglican minister. He was a lay reader at Winchester and was ordained by Bishop Harper. From 1877-1879 he was the vicar at Flaxton-Ohoka, and from 1889-1906 he was the first vicar of New Brighton, which included Burwood. When Burwood and New Brighton became separate parishes, Inwood took up Burwood. He remained there until his retirement to the Cashmere Hills in 1910.
A family member believes Frederick married someone named Teresa, who had no children but did have a nephew. Apparently the nephew, after a drawn-out dispute, received the family money.1
Frederick Richard born 02/09/1849 died 01/05/1939. Frederick Married Isabella Patterson by the Rev James Preston at St Saviours Church in Temuka on January 30th 1878. They had 5 children:
Winifred Henrietta b 16/03/1879 d 06/08/1958 she was an unmarrried organist
Marion Halbertson b 04/05/1880 d 09/12/1949 she was an unmarried artist
Isabel Turville Dulcie b 26/02/1882 d 27/12/1953 she was unmarried (buried at Burwood)
Florence Edith b 24/05/1883 d 05/04/1897 (buried at burwood)
Harold Richard Seymour b 22/07/1886 d 31/12/1960 he married Carrie Callcot Western on 02/09/1914. He was a farmer in Nelson and they had 3 Children
After the death of his wife Isabella, Frederick married Mary Teressa Purchas (1873-08/05/1959)