Cleghorn Family Tree

Eliza Jane Cleghorn

Eliza Jane CharletonAge: 84 years18521936

Name
Eliza Jane Charleton
Given names
Eliza Jane
Surname
Charleton
Married name
Eliza Jane Cleghorn
Birth 1852
Emigration 25 February 1869 (Age 17 years)
Immigration 8 June 1869 (Age 17 years)
Note: Eliza Jane Charleton arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand on June 8th, 1869, aged 18 years as a general servant on board the ship ‘Caroline Coventry’. In the book “White Wings” by Sir Henry Brett, the following information is given of this voyage. ‘Caroline Coventry’, 1869, 880 tons, Captain Ollery, sailed 25th February, arrived 8th June, after a stormy passage of 129 days. Passengers 68. Total cost of passage:£15. Signed Promissory Note (No. 9) for £15 on the understanding that the notes are not to be collected if the immigrants remain in the province three years from the date of their arrival there.
Note: The Star - 10 June 1869 - Page 2
MarriageThomas CleghornView this family
22 January 1874 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Sarah Jane Cleghorn
4 July 1875 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Thomas William Cleghorn
9 July 1876 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Robert Charleton ‘Uncle Bob’ Cleghorn
1 January 1879 (Age 27 years)
Occupation
midwife

Residence 1882 (Age 30 years)
Note: In the 1882 Freeholders Return it has Eliza Cleghorn of Hampden, value of her property in the Borough, £150.
Death of a sisterMary Anne Charleton
18 January 1884 (Age 32 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Anne Charleton
1884 (Age 32 years)
Marriage of a childThomas William CleghornThurza EdmondsView this family
1 September 1896 (Age 44 years)
Census 1896 (Age 44 years)
Address: Selwyn Road, North-east Valley
Note: Occupation: Nurse
Census 1900 (Age 48 years)
Address: Hampden
Note: Occupation: nurse
Census 1905 (Age 53 years)
Address: Hampden
Note: Property Qualification: married
Supreme Court Petition 21 April 1906 (Age 54 years)
Midwife Registration
New Zealand Registers of Medical Practitioners and Nurses 1882-1933
26 April 1906 (Age 54 years)

Midwife Registration
New Zealand Registers of Medical Practitioners and Nurses 1882-1933
between 1909 and 1912 (Age 57 years)

Address: Durham Street, Hampden, Otago
Marriage of a childRobert Charleton ‘Uncle Bob’ CleghornMatilda Hazel McAlisterView this family
1914 (Age 62 years)
Death of a daughterSarah Jane Cleghorn
12 July 1915 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a daughterSarah Jane Cleghorn
after 12 July 1915 (Age 63 years)
Address: Plot 4 Moa Creek Cemetery also known as Ida Valley Cemetery
Note: In Memory of our beloved Mother
Death of a husbandThomas Cleghorn
3 March 1917 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Senile Decay, Asthenia
Burial of a husbandThomas Cleghorn
6 March 1917 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Aramoho Cemetery
Death of a sonThomas William Cleghorn
24 November 1918 (Age 66 years)
Cause: Influenza
Note: From influenza during the Great Flu Epidemic
Burial of a sonThomas William Cleghorn
26 November 1918 (Age 66 years)
Address: Cemetery: Oamaru Old - Presbyterian Section Block 76 Plot 55 and 56
Religion: Presbyterian
Note: In Loving Memory of Thomas William and Thurza Cleghorn,
Census between 1911 and 1935 (Age 59 years)
Address: Chelmsford Street, Hampden
Residence between 5 April 1910 and 19 February 1937 (Age 58 years)
Address: 8 Chelmsford St
Note: The house was built in 1873. The Title Deed lists Eliza as buying the property on the 5th April 1910 and it being sold again on the 19th February 1937. The house is 120 years old and sited on three acres of land. You can still see parts of the huts Eliza used to rent out in the holiday season to supplement her income. She even stayed in one and rented her house as she got more money that way.
Midwife Registration
New Zealand Registers of Medical Practitioners and Nurses 1882-1933
between 1913 and 1928 (Age 61 years)

Address: Chelmsford Street.
Midwife Registration
New Zealand Registers of Medical Practitioners and Nurses 1882-1933
between 1928 and 1933 (Age 76 years)

Address: Chelmsford Street.
Note: Registered but Not Practicing
Death 23 April 1936 (Age 84 years)
Cause of death: Syncope, Angina pectoris, chronic myocarditis
Burial 25 April 1936 (2 days after death)
Probate 11 June 1936 (49 days after death)
Note: Public Trustee filed in the Supreme Court an election to administer in respect of the estate of a de…
Biography 1991 (54 years after death)

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Marriage:
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husband
herself
Marriage: 22 January 1874Arrowtown, New Zealand
17 months
daughter
1 year
son
3 years
son

Immigration

Eliza Jane Charleton arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand on June 8th, 1869, aged 18 years as a general servant on board the ship ‘Caroline Coventry’. In the book “White Wings” by Sir Henry Brett, the following information is given of this voyage. ‘Caroline Coventry’, 1869, 880 tons, Captain Ollery, sailed 25th February, arrived 8th June, after a stormy passage of 129 days. Passengers 68. Total cost of passage:£15. Signed Promissory Note (No. 9) for £15 on the understanding that the notes are not to be collected if the immigrants remain in the province three years from the date of their arrival there.

Immigration

The Star - 10 June 1869 - Page 2

Arrival of the ship Caroline Coventry. This vessel commanded by Captain Ellery, arrived off the heads on Tuesday afternoon, from London, after a pas»age of 94 days from land to land. Yesterday mornIng the Health and Immigration Officers proceeded in the S.S. Gazelle to visit the vessel. Owing to a case of sickness occurring within the prescribed time, the ship anchored about two miles outside the heads, and after the health officers had boarded and examined the ship, it was resolved to call a meeting of the health board. The quarantine flag having been run up, the vessel was taken in tow by the S.S. Gazelle, and when she had arrived off Camp Bay, she was met by the S.S. Moa with his Honor the Superintendent, the Collector of Customs, Messrs H. P. M.-Aynsley, A. Hornbrook. and G. L. Lee, on board. A meeting of the Board of Health then took place, and it was resolved, as all the passengers, with one exception, were quite well, to remove the convalescent patient (Mrs Toomer), and admit the vessel to pratique. On hauling down the quarantine flag, it was greeted with three rounds of cheers by the passengers and crew; the ship was then towed up to her anchorage off Rhodes Bay. The ship exhibited a pattern of cleanliness, her passengers and emigrants are in good health, and all speak in the highest terms of the Captain and his officers, also of the surgeon, Mr Campbell.

The following is Captain Ellery's report: — Left Gravesend on Feb. 26; discharged the pilot off the Isle of Wight on March 6; crossed the equator on the 27th; sighted the coast of Tasmania on May 29; made the Snares on Saturday last, and experienced fine weather during the passage. The immigrants will be lauded to-day. The following testimonials were presented: — "To Captain George Ellery — Dear Sir, — At the conclusion of our voyage, we feel that we cannot do less than express our thanks to you for the uniform kindness and attention with which you have treated us during the passage from London to Canterbury, we trust that you will long be equally fortunate, and with our best wishes subscribe ourselves. To D. Campbell, Esq., M.D.— Dear Sir,— We the undersigned, passengers of the Caroline Coventry, beg to express, on leaving the ship, our cordial thanks to you for the prompt, kind, and efficient attention we have invariably experienced at your hands during the voyage. To Miss Creasy, Matron. — Will you allow us to express to you, before separating, our sincere thanks for the kindness, forbearance, and care with which you have treated us during our voyage. We know so well that you have had an onerous, and oftentimes a disagreeable position to occupy, and duties to perform, that were far from pleasant. Yet we most heartily thank you for the manner in which your duties have been performed, and trust that your life in a new country may be prosperous and happy."

The following is the list of Government immigrants: SINGLE WOMEN: General Servants — Sarah Jane Black, Tyrone; Frances Alexander, King's County; Emily Field, Rose Whatton, Middlesex; Augusta Buckthought, Cornwall; Esther Jones, Glamorganshire; Louisa Webb, Armagh; Elizabeth Coleman, Monaghan; Margaret Miskelly, Susan Miskelly, Mary Jane Flyn, Down; Margaret Irwin, Armagh; Eliza J. Charlton, Londonderry; Sarah Simpson, Antrim; Sarah J. Branagan, Tyrone; Agnes Johnstone, Cork; Minnie Walsh, Galway; Mary Gibson, Down; Jemima Toomer, Rhoda Toomer, Emma Merson, Staffordshire; Ann Clarke, Tyrone; Charlotte Mason, Bedfordshire.

Marriage

St Paul's Church, Arrowtown. New Zealand

Officiating Minister: Rev Jackson Smith

Witnesses: Annie Poppleton, Servant, of Arrowtown Charles R. Kennedy, a Mason, of Arrowtown.

Residence

In the 1882 Freeholders Return it has Eliza Cleghorn of Hampden, value of her property in the Borough, £150.

Census

Occupation: Nurse

Census

Occupation: nurse married woman

Census

Property Qualification: married

Residence

The house was built in 1873. The Title Deed lists Eliza as buying the property on the 5th April 1910 and it being sold again on the 19th February 1937. The house is 120 years old and sited on three acres of land. You can still see parts of the huts Eliza used to rent out in the holiday season to supplement her income. She even stayed in one and rented her house as she got more money that way.

Midwife Registration

Registered but Not Practicing

Probate

Public Trustee filed in the Supreme Court an election to administer in respect of the estate of a deceased person.

Cleghorn, Eliza Jane - Widow - Hampden - DOD 23/4/36 - Died Intestate

Biography

Eliza Jane Charleton arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand on June 8th, 1869, aged 18 years as a general servant on board the ship ‘Caroline Coventry’. In the book “White Wings” by Sir Henry Brett, the following information is given of this voyage. ‘Caroline Coventry’, 1869, 880 tons, Captain Ollery, sailed 25th February, arrived 8th June, after a stormy passage of 129 days. Passengers 68. Total cost of passage:£15. Signed Promissory Note (No. 9) for £15 on the understanding that the notes are not to be collected if the immigrants remain in the province three years from the date of their arrival there. When researching Eliza and Thomas I originally had them having three children, then quite by accident I stumbled upon another child by the name of Ethel Mary Perry Cleghorn, born 18-Dec-1894 at Dunedin and registered at North East Valley by Eliza. I thought this is great, nobody knows about this child and we all knew Thomas had taken off and left Eliza and children. Was this child born before he left or after? I thought it best to start with the Birth Certificate, which when it arrived from the Registrar General, I thought, now nobody can say, “Oh you must have made a mistake, that’s not right at all”. Well it was not long in coming. I swapped information with Karen Cleghorn and I sent her a copy of the certificate. She immediately wrote back saying I had it wrong, that it was Sarah Jane’s baby (Eliza’s eldest child). I did not believe this as I was told that the only certificate that you can rely on as being factual is the birth certificate, as the information supplied when registering a birth is then checked with the Doctor. At this time I was trying to find Sarah’s marriage date with little success, I knew she had married a Harry or Henry Graves. Ross rang me from Dunedin to say that a Tip Top man called Jack Graves had left some information at Eric Andrew’s shop at Karitane. From this we have been able to prove that Sarah was the mother, and at age nineteen and probably unmarried, I can only assume that Eliza was trying to protect her daughter from disgrace.

It seems probable that Thomas Cleghorn left Eliza about 1887 but at this stage there is nothing to prove it. I did get his Death Certificate hoping that it may shed some light on the matter, but no Eliza Jane (Granny Cleghorn). He may have had someone in Wanganui although it appears not, as he was buried in a pauper's grave. Apparently nobody claimed his body. His grave has no headstone. The family would have to buy the plot before a headstone could be erected.