Cleghorn Family Tree

Mary Anne CharletonAge: 37 years18471884

Name
Mary Anne Charleton
Birth 1847
Birth of a sisterEliza Jane Charleton
1852 (Age 5 years)
Emigration July 29, 1871 (Age 24 years)
Note: aboard the ship "Glenmark"
Note: Described by the Lyttelton newspapers as "a model ship throughout, with excellent accommodation for passengers", Glenmark was an Aberdeen clipper of 958 tons. As a new ship she departed on her first voyage to New Zealand on October 30th 1864 andarrived at Lyttelton on January 21st 1865. In all Glenmark made eight voyages to New Zealand, all of them to Lyttelton. After loading £80,000 in gold at London in early 1872 and having on board 50 passengers and crew, Glenmark sailed intooblivion. She was never seen again and there was no evidence as to what happened to her, her passengers or the gold.
Immigration November 1, 1871 (Age 24 years)
Note: aboard the ship "Glenmark"
MarriageJoseph EdmondsView this family
May 7, 1873 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Ann Jane Edmonds
March 26, 1875 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Thurza Edmonds
July 31, 1877 (Age 30 years)
Note: Ophir is also known as Blacks
Birth of a son
#3
Joseph William Edmonds
November 2, 1879 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Ellen Edmonds
November 11, 1881 (Age 34 years)
Death January 18, 1884 (Age 37 years)
Burial 1884 (Age 37 years)
Biography 1991 (106 years after death)

Family with parents - View this family
father
Marriage:
younger sister
-4 years
herself
Family with Joseph Edmonds - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: May 7, 1873Dunedin, New Zealand
23 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
Mary Ellen Edmonds
Birth: November 11, 1881 41 34Dunedin, New Zealand
Death: September 30, 1932Dunedin, New Zealand
Joseph Edmonds + Annie Lonergan - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 29, 1884Dunedin, New Zealand
13 months
step-daughter

Emigration

aboard the ship "Glenmark"

Emigration

Described by the Lyttelton newspapers as "a model ship throughout, with excellent accommodation for passengers", Glenmark was an Aberdeen clipper of 958 tons. As a new ship she departed on her first voyage to New Zealand on October 30th 1864 andarrived at Lyttelton on January 21st 1865. In all Glenmark made eight voyages to New Zealand, all of them to Lyttelton. After loading £80,000 in gold at London in early 1872 and having on board 50 passengers and crew, Glenmark sailed intooblivion. She was never seen again and there was no evidence as to what happened to her, her passengers or the gold.

Immigration

aboard the ship "Glenmark"

Biography

Joseph arrived in New Zealand in 1864. He married Mary Ann Charleton of Moneymore, Ireland in 1873. Mary Ann arrived on the ship “Glenmark” on the 1st November 1871. A year later, Mary Ann’s sister, Eliza Jane, married Thomas Cleghorn. Joseph and Mary Ann lived at Blacks (now known as Ophir). They ran the local hotel, and later owned a store. They also lived at Serpentine, and it is here that we think Mary Ann and her son Joseph William are buried. After Mary Ann died Joseph Edmonds remarried to Annie Lonergan in 1884. She became Licensee of the Pier Hotel in Dunedin in 1889, the year after Joseph died. Annie died on 3 November 1904 at Dunedin, and is buried in the Southem Cemetery - Roman Catholic Section.

Joseph had one daughter to his second marriage, Ida Ellen Edmonds, bom on 26 December 1885. His three daughters from his first marriage were placed in the Little Sisters of the Poor Home (the boy child having died). From information given to me, Mary Ann’s sister Eliza Jane Cleghorn brought two of the girls home to live and be brought up by her. They were Ann Jane and Thurza, the other girl remained in the Little Sisters home as she was mentally handicapped. Joseph and Mary Ann’s daughter, Thurza, married Thomas William Cleghorn, son of Thomas and Eliza Jane, the couple being first cousins.

Isabel Graves said she remembers when she was a child of six or seven years that her mother, Sarah Jane (Cleghorn) Graves used to go and stay with Ann Jane (Edmonds) Oats at Kakanui quite often. This one time Sarah wrote to say they were coming to stay in three days time. When they got off the bus at Totara nobody was there to meet them so Sarah left their cases at Totara, to be picked up later. She and her children walked all the way to Kakanui, with her carrying baby Connie. Apparently the mailbox was some distance from the house and Ann Jane would get her children to collect the mail once a week. When Sarah arrived, her letter was still in the mailbox, hence no horse and gig waiting at Totara. Sarah Jane’s daughter Ethel Mary Perry Cleghorn married Ann Jane Oats’ son Arthur John Oats, the couple being second cousins.