Mrs Newton
The George Seymour

Original information:
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Readers' response:
According to a relative, this is likely to be Harriet Jane Newton nee Bevins. Harriet was born on June 6, 1850, in Colton, Staffordshire, England, and died in Christchurch in 1915. She came as a baby with her parents, John and Harriet Bevins, and the family settled in Governors Bay.

Harriet married Henry (Harry) Newton on November 6, 1867.

Family legend says that Henry was a ship’s carpenter and jumped ship in New Zealand in about 1865. Henry operated a barge service from Teddington to Christchurch and in 1875 built the Wheatsheaf Pub, in Teddington. The couple later moved to the Kaituna Valley.

Harriet and Henry had 11 children and many of their descendants still live in the Christchurch or Banks Peninsula area.1


1: Lyn Jackson, unpublished family history


POSTED BY: Sarndra Lees : December 20, 2014
If Mrs Newton is John and Harriet BEVIN's daughter then information below is relevant for family historians.

It seems that John BEVIN has been placed under the wrong ship - The Charlotte Jane.  This is backed up by other information found on the internet.

Buried at St Cuthbert's Church, Governors Bay, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

BEVINS - John,  d. 24 October 1879,  age 70  and wife
BEVINS - Harriet, d. 10 June 1881, age 59  arr. Lyttelton 1850 on Sir George Seymour.

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website accessed 20 December 2014