BECKENHAM – Captain Stephen Fisher (1820 – 1897)

Stephen, his brother James (pictured) and James’ wife, Harriet, arrived in Canterbury on the Charlotte Jane, the first of the first four ships in December 1850. When James married Harriet, her father brought the pair 100 acres of the new Canterbury settlement. Stephen followed suit by purchasing a further 100 acres neighbouring his brother’s land …

Beckenham Joined The Greater Christchurch – 1st April 1907

On 1 April 1907, Beckenham joined the Greater Christchurch and came under the care of the C.C.C. Brothers, Stephen and James Fisher, and James’ wife, Harriet, arrived in Lyttelton on the ‘Charlotte Jane’, the first of our First Four Ships on 16 December 1850. When James and Harriet married, her father brought the pair 100 …