Thomas Patrick
The Cressy

Original information:
Thomas Patrick was three when he emigrated to Canterbury with his family, who were of Wesleyan faith − Joseph (38), an agricultural labourer, and Alice (30), and siblings Elizabeth (10), David (8), Maria (6), Smith (5), Harriett (1), and Joseph (infant). In 1900, Thomas was living at Styx and his brother David at Ashburton.

Readers' response:
According to the family, Patrick is spelt incorrectly and should be Pattrick. At some stage, Thomas married A. Pearson. David, Thomas’s brother, is referred to in Cyril R. Bradwell’s book about the Salvation Army, Fight the Good Fight, as he had been a notorious gambler and drunkard and had been converted. The book also mentions the death of David’s wife and his involvement in the founding of the Army’s work in Oxford, North Canterbury.2


1: Barry Banks, unpublished family history


POSTED BY: Erina Andersen : March 10, 2007

Thomas Laughton PATTRICK 1846 – 1931, Thomas was born at Hundleby, Lincolnshire, England, he died in Christchurch and is buried at St Paul’s Anglican Churchyard, Christchurch. Thomas came to NZ with his parents, Joseph and Alice PATTRICK on the ‘Cressy” .

In 1877 Thomas married Annabella PEARSON 1856 – 1944. Thomas and Annabella had 6 children.

  1. Hedley Vicars PATTRICK 1878 – 1934, married 1st Ruby Mary MANN ? – 1922. married 2nd Daisy Nina SPENCER (both marriages ended in divorce, Hedley went with the 9th Contingent in the Boer War, he stayed and had a family in Transvall, South Africa).
  2. Albert Edward PATTRICK 1880 – 1915. married in 1905 to Maud Sarah MOORE 1881 – 1970. (Albert died in WWI at Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey).
  3. Thomas Creyton PATTRICK 1882 – 1885.
  4. Lettie Zealandia PATTRICK 1884 – 1956, married in 1912 to Colin Harold CRUMP 1884 – 1937. (son of Harry CRUMP & Maria HARRISON) (Lettie and Colin were second cousins).
  5. Muriel Gladys PATTRICK 1888 – 1974. married in 1915 to Eric Roland D’ANVERS 1889 – 1975. (son of Alfred Thornton D’ANVERS and Laurelle Sarah REYNOLDS).
  6. Beecham Creighton PATTRICK 1892 – 1957 (May have also known as Thomas Beecham PATTRICK).

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POSTED BY: Erina Cresswell : January 06, 2014
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