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Mary Stanley
The Randolph

Original information:
Mary Stanley (1830-1901) boarded the Randolph as a 19-year-old bride.

Her new husband, John (1817-1891) was 33. They came from Worcestershire, from a property called Broadway. After four years they bought land in Harewood Road, where they kept dairy cows and started a nursery. John had cuttings of apple trees brought from England. The Stanleys introduced the cox’s orange apple into Canterbury.

The Stanley family had a reunion in 1950. At that time they put out a small book entitled John Stanley’s Letters to Broadway. In 1992 this was extended into Letters from Broadway to Harewood. The letters written from New Zealand are a wonderful source of information on wages, work  and living conditions in Lyttelton in the 1850s.

 

POSTED BY: Margaret Harper : August 20, 2010
John Stanley was born in 1827, not 1817. This is according to the G R Macdonald biographical index. His death notice is in the Star, 12 June 1891, p 2. His age is given as 64.
POSTED BY: Margaret Harper : August 20, 2010
John Stanley was born in 1827, not 1817. This is according to the G R Macdonald biographical index. His death notice is in the Star, 12 June 1891, p 2. His age is given as 64.
POSTED BY: Sarndra Lees : May 28, 2011

Mary STANLEY's daughter married a Mr W R HOCKEY a farmer of Fendalton.  They married 1894 according to her husbands obituary in 1938.  More details here:

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashleigh/obituaries-Inquests/1938.May.Obituaries.Inquests.Christchurch.Press..html [control F and enter hockey to find]

 

Cheers

Sarndra