Jury List 1860

Came across an interesting article from The Lyttelton Times dated 19th May 1860 that carried some big pioneer names:

“List of persons qualified and liable to serve as jurors within twenty miles of the Resident Magistrates office, Christchurch:

*Barker, Enoch, Town Belt South, Gardener
(was the first gardener of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, also planted the belt of trees around the edge of Hagley Park)

*Bealey, Samuel, Gresford, Gentleman
(Canterbury Superintendent)

*Birdling, William, Kaituna, Stockowner
(Birdlings Flat is named after him)

*Bishops, James, lower Lincoln Road, Larborer
*Bishops, Robert, lower Lincoln Road, Farmer
(Went on with brother William to found the suburb of Bishopdale, owning and running very successful orchards there)
JAMES IS BURIED AT ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, PAPANUI
ROBERT IS BURIED AT ST JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, HAREWOOD
WILLIAM IS BURIED AT ST JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, HAREWOOD

*Boag, William, Burnside, Farmer
(His farm became the suburb of Burnside)
WILLIAM IS BURIED AT ADDINGTON CEMETERY, SELWYN STREET

*Bray, William, Avonhead, Civil Engineer
(Behind the naming of the suburb Avonhead)
WILLIAM IS BURIED AT WOOLSTON CEMETERY

*Brooker, Stephen, Durham Street, Labourer
(Behind the naming of the suburb New Brighton)
STEPHEN IS BURIED AT ADDINGTON CEMETERY

*Cookson, Isaac, Heathcote Valley, Merchant
(One of first settlers in Heathcote Valley)

*Cox, Percy Charles, The Springs, Stockowner
(Co-owner of The Springs which is now the township of Lincoln)

*Creyke, Alfred Richard, Ilam, Farmer, Gentleman
(Streets in Ilam and Darfield named after him. Was a huge landowner and builder of the Okeover Homestead which still stands in the grounds of the Canterbury University)
ALFRED IS BURIED AT ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH THOUGH HIS GRAVE IS MISSING IN ACTION. SOME OF THE GRAVES ARE FENCED OFF SO I’M GATHERING HE IS IN THERE.

*Davie, Cyrus, Christchurch, Surveyor
(The only settler who made the journey to Canterbury aboard two of the first four ships – the Randolph and the Sir George Seymour)
CYRUS IS BURIED AT BARBADOES STREET CEMETERY.

*Dobson, Edward, Sumner, Provincial Engineer
(Father of Arthur Dudley Dobson of the Arthur’s Pass fame)

*Fendall, Walpole Chesyre, Fendall Town, Farmer
(Founder of the suburb of Fendalton: Arrived on the “Sir George Seymour”)
WALPOLE IS BURIED AT ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, PAPANUI

*Gardiner, Henry Dent, Harewood Road, Farmer
(Gardiners Road is named after him. Also went on to own the Purau Homestead at Purau, Lyttelton Harbour)
HENRY IS BURIED AT LINWOOD CEMETERY

*Gebbies, David, Gebbies Flat, Farmer
(Gebbies Pass named after his family. Family arrived in Canterbury with, and worked for, William Deans in 1843)

*Gould, George, Springfield Road, Merchant
(Opened the first Merchant store in Christchurch, now known as Pyne Gould Corporation & PGG Wrightson, homestead on Springfield Road destroyed in February 2011 earthquake)
GEORGE IS BURIED AT BARBADOES STREET CEMETERY.

*Graham, Douglas, Riccarton, Farm Bailiff
(Jane Deans’ cousin, manager of Riccarton till his early death. Grahams Road is named after him as he owned the land between Grahams and Greers Roads)
BURIED AT ADDINGTON CEMETERY, SELWYN STREET

*Hall, James & John, Fendall Town, Labourer
(Were just 14 & 16 years old when they set sail on the Sir George Seymour)

*Hart, Michael Brennan, Lichfield Street, CHCH, Late Publican
(Arrived on”The Cressy”, walked over the Bridle Path with his family, pitched a tent on what was to become Lichfield Street and eventually built his business there – The White Hart Hotel – the first pub in Chch)
MICHAEL IS BURIED AT BARBADOES STREET CEMETERY

*Hay, Ebenezer, Pigeon Bay, Stockowner
(Founder of Pigeon Bay. Brought William Deans, the Gebbies and the Mansons down to Canterbury from Wellington on his boat “The Richmond” in 1843).
BURIED AT ADDINGTON CEMETERY, SELWYN STREET

*Hislop, William, Riccarton Farm, Gardener
(Employee of Jane Deans)

*Inwood, Daniel, Cashel Street, CHCH, Miller
(Went on to build The Carlton Mill – the reason why we call the intersection of Papanui and Carlton Mill Road, Carlton Corner as we do. Arrived on the “Sir George Seymour”)

*Jeffery, Charles, Papanui Road, Farmer
(Jefferys Road is named after him)

*Luck, Issac, Gloucester Street, Architect
(Brother-in-law & partner of Benjamin Mountfort)

*Manson, Samuel, Governors Bay, Farmer
(Family came down to Canterbury from Wellington with William Deans. Samuel worked at Riccarton as a builder – building the first home on the Canterbury Plains. Samuel also father of the first European child born on the Plains: Jeannie Manson)
SAMUEL IS BURIED AT ST CUTHBERT’S CHURCH, GOVERNORS BAY.

*Mountford, Benjamin Boulfield, Colombo St, CHCH, Architect
(Designed some of the most well known hertiage buildings in Christchurch such as the Musuem and The Arts Centre)
BENJAMIN IS BURIED AT HOLY TRINITY OF AVONSIDE CHURCH CEMETERY

*Nunwick, Henry, Harewood Road, Laborer
(Huge land owners, gifted Nunweek Park to the people of Christchurch)

*Peacock, John Thomas, Voelas Road, Lyttelton, Merchant
(Remembered with the Peacock Foundation & Peacock’s Gallop)
JOHN IS BURIED AT LINWOOD CEMETERY

*Philpott, Isaac, St Albans, Farmer
(Remembered in the naming of Philpotts Road, was aboard the Randolph)

*Prebble, Edward, Greenlands Station, Prebble Town, Diaryman
*Prebble, Richard, Prebble Town, Stockowner
*Prebble, William, Prebble Town, Stockowner
(Their farms became Prebbleton)
BURIED AT ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CHURCH, PREBBLETON

*Prince, Charles, Tuam Street, Schoolmaster
(Behind the naming of the suburbs of Sydenham & Waltham)
CHARLES IS BURIED AT MT PLEASANT OLD CITY CEMETERY IN IOWA, U.S.A.

*Rhodes, Robert Heaton, Purau, Port Lyttelton, Gentleman
(Huge landowner with properties as far away as Timaru and owner of the Purau Homestead)
BURIED AT SP PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, PAPANUI

*Stanley, John, Harewood Road, Farmer
(Arrived on “The Randolph”. He and his wife founded the cute wee church at the end of Harewood Road, St James Anglican Church).
BURIED AT ST JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, HAREWOOD

*Stoddart, Mark Pringle, Diamond Harbour, Port Lyttelton, Gentleman
(Named Diamond Harbour and was the first European to explore around Lake Coleridge)
MARK IS BURIED AT ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, UPPER RICCARTON

*Tod, William, Riccarton, Farmer
(Was employed by Deans Brothers after the Gebbies and the Mansons moved on to Banks Peninsula to run their own farms)

*Townsend, William, Rangiora, Farmer
(Ran the Punt across the Heathcote River, father-in-law of Charles O. Torlesse, arrived aboard the Cressy)

*Ward, Hamilton, Madras Street, Gentleman
(Founder of Wards Beer, now Canterbury Draught, arrived aboard the Charlotte Jane)

*Wilson, John Cracroft, Cashmere, Gentleman
(Behind the naming of the suburb of Cashmere)
JOHN IS BURIED AT ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH CEMETERY

*Wood, William Derisley, Windmill, CHCH, Miller
(Built and owned the Riccarton and Addington Mills. Site of Riccarton Mill is now Christchurch Girls High. Arrived on the ‘Randolph”).
BURIED AT LINWOOD CEMETERY, LINWOOD

Photo is of a Cob Cottage that was sited on Lincoln Road (circa 1860’s)

*Photo courtesy of http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/ *

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