Cleghorn Family Tree

Christina Hagan (neè Gillighan)

Christina ‘Granny’ GillighanAge: 90 years18271917

Name
Christina ‘Granny’ Gillighan
Given names
Christina
Surname
Gillighan
Married name
Christina Hagan
Nickname
Granny
Also known as
Christianna Hagan
Birth 1827
Birth of a son
#1
Richard Hagan
11 September 1853 (Age 26 years)
Immigration about 1856 (Age 29 years)
Note: From Ireland on the ship "Cornwall"
Birth of a daughter
#2
Bridget Hagan
24 February 1856 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Ann Hagan
21 March 1858 (Age 31 years)
Immigration about 1860 (Age 33 years)
Note: From Australia accompanied by John Hagan, who she later married in New Zealand
Birth of a daughter
#4
Catherine Kate Hagan
1860 (Age 33 years)
Language
Spoke fluent Māori
after 1860 (Age 33 years)

MarriageJohn HaganView this family
11 November 1861 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5
John Hagan
1862 (Age 35 years)
Magistrates Court
Court Appearance
16 November 1864 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Christina Margaret Hagan
4 February 1866 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#7
James Patrick Edward Hagan
17 March 1869 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Sarah Jane Hagan
4 April 1870 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childEdward SheehanBridget HaganView this family
28 May 1872 (Age 45 years)

Death of a sonJohn Hagan
1873 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge WilkinsMary Ann HaganView this family
10 December 1879 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Alfred ChoteCatherine Kate HaganView this family
14 June 1882 (Age 55 years)

Marriage of a childJames PhelanChristina Margaret HaganView this family
4 June 1889 (Age 62 years)

Marriage of a childJames Patrick Edward HaganGertrude PrudenView this family
18 August 1892 (Age 65 years)
Address: Lower Hutt Catholic Church
Religion: Catholic
Note: Double wedding with his sister Sarah Jane Hagen
Marriage of a childArthur ChoteSarah Jane HaganView this family
18 August 1892 (Age 65 years)
Address: Lower Hutt Catholic Church
Religion: Catholic
Note: Double wedding with her brother James Patrick Edward Hagen
Death of a husbandJohn Hagan
19 May 1896 (Age 69 years)
Death of a daughterCatherine Kate Hagan
1897 (Age 70 years)
Residence between 1904 and 1917 (Age 77 years)
Address: 17 Daniel Street
Note: Sarah Chote (Christina's daughter) took Christina from the farm house at Trentham, to live with her until her death in 1917
Property
Hagan Farm
1904 (Age 77 years)
Note: Land Transfer Act Notice - Christina Hagan 47 acres 2 roods 14 perches part section 99 Hutt District.
Death 19 April 1917 (Age 90 years)
Death Notices from 20 April 1917 to 23 April 1917 (1 day after death)

Note: 20 April 1917 - Evening Post
Burial 21 April 1917 (2 days after death)
Address: St Joseph's Catholic Church
Religion: Catholic
Probate after 21 April 1917 (2 days after death)

Family with John Hagan - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 11 November 1861Wellington New Zealand
-8 years
son
2 years
daughter
Bridget Hagan - taken in SydneyBridget Hagan
Birth: 24 February 1856 31 29Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: 1942Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 years
daughter
Mary Ann Hagan
Birth: 21 March 1858 33 31Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: 1934Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
John Hagan
Birth: 1862 37 35Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: 1873Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
4 years
daughter
Christina Margaret Hagan
Birth: 4 February 1866 41 39Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: 1930Karori, Wellington, New Zealand
3 years
son
13 months
daughter

Immigration

From Ireland on the ship "Cornwall"

Immigration

From Australia accompanied by John Hagan, who she later married in New Zealand

Residence

Sarah Chote (Christina's daughter) took Christina from the farm house at Trentham, to live with her until her death in 1917

Property

Land Transfer Act Notice - Christina Hagan 47 acres 2 roods 14 perches part section 99 Hutt District.

Death Notices

20 April 1917 - Evening Post HAGAN.-Ou the 19th April, at 17 Daniel Street (after a short illness), Christina Hagan (Granny), relict of the late John Hagan; aged 90 years. R.I.P.

21 April 1917 - Hutt Valley Independent "Grannie" Hagan died in the city on Thursday aged 90 years R.I.P.

23 April 1917 - Evening Post Another pioneer settler, Mrs. Christina Hagan, died on Thursday last at the advanced age of 90 years. Mrs. Hagan sailed from Ireland for Victoria in the old Cornwall. After living there for about four years, she, together with her husband, arrived in the Dominion in the ship Bella Schones, and landed on the beach opposite Barrett's Hotel. She then took up land in the Upper Hutt district, where she resided for 57 years. "Granny," as she was familiarly called, was widely known and greatly respected by all who knew her. She went through all the troublesome times,--and, many were the stirring accounts she could relate of the hardships of the early settlers. She could speak Maori fluently. Her funeral took place on Saturday last, at the Upper Hutt, and was largely attended. Mrs. Hagan leaves a family of four daughters and two sons, and numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Burial

The burial plots at the churchyard were no. 49 and 50. The remains were disinterred and moved to a common grave which was still under the new church but was of sufficient distance away from the alter to satisfy the then canon rules of graves and altar placements. The Priest at the time, stated that these graves should still be under the church.

When the new church was built, the other graves in the old cemetery beside the church were shifted to the lawn cemetery and a plaque with the names of all the deceased was placed outside the church.

The boy John Hagan appears to have been left off the plaque.

Both Artur and Sarah Chote are shown to have died in 1937 and were buried in the old Catholic cemetery at Upper Hutt. In 1963 the Chote grave, together with all the other graves in the cemetery were shifted to make room for the present church. They are now buried in the lawn cemetery beside the Upper Hutt Catholic Church.

This burial ground was officially closed by Act of Parliament in 1969, with all the monuments and headstones removed.