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Elizabeth Titchener (née Finch)

Elizabeth FinchAge: 80 years18471927

Name
Elizabeth Finch
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Finch
Birth 1847 33 26
Emigration November 22, 1847
Note: John Wickliffe, Ship: 662 tons; Captain: Bartholomew Daly; Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Henry Manning
Immigration March 23, 1848 (Age 14 months)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Finch
1850 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a sisterMary Ann Finch
1851 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherGeorge Finch
1854 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a brotherEdward Finch
1856 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Jane Finch
1858 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a brotherMark Finch
1860 (Age 13 years)

MarriageWilliam James TitchenerView this family
1874 (Age 27 years)
Address: St John’s Church Milton
Burial of a brotherWilliam Finch
May 19, 1875 (Age 28 years)

Death of a motherElizabeth Shaw
October 16, 1875 (Age 28 years)
Burial of a motherElizabeth Shaw
October 19, 1875 (Age 28 years)
Address: Saint Johns Anglican Church Milton, Otago, New Zealand
Note: Headstone Transcript:
Death of a fatherJohn Finch
November 22, 1897 (Age 50 years)
Burial of a fatherJohn Finch
November 24, 1897 (Age 50 years)
Address: Saint Johns Anglican Church Milton, Otago, New Zealand
Note: Headstone Transcript:
Death of a brotherSamuel Finch
February 28, 1899 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterEmma Finch
January 21, 1916 (Age 69 years)
Address: Helensbrook
Death of a brotherEdward Finch
November 18, 1917 (Age 70 years)
Address: Palmerston North Hospital
Burial of a brotherEdward Finch
November 23, 1917 (Age 70 years)
Address: Andersons Bay Cemetery Block 22 Plot 4
Note: Also buried in Plot 4 with Edward is:

Death of a husbandWilliam James Titchener
November 18, 1922 (Age 75 years)
Burial of a husbandWilliam James Titchener
November 20, 1922 (Age 75 years)
Address: Andersons Bay Cemetery, Block 58. Plot 90
Biography

Note: Despite being elderly in her portrait, Elizabeth Finch first arrived in Otago as a baby. Born in Der…
Death April 11, 1927 (Age 80 years)
Obituary April 13, 1927 (2 days after death)

Burial April 13, 1927 (2 days after death)
Address: Andersons Bay Cemetery, Block 58. Plot 90
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1840
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
4 years
herself
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younger brother
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
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Family with William James Titchener - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 1874Milton, Otago, New Zealand

Emigration

John Wickliffe, Ship: 662 tons; Captain: Bartholomew Daly; Surgeon Superintendent: Dr Henry Manning

John Wickliffe was the first ship to arrive carrying Scottish settlers, including Otago settlement founder Captain William Cargill, in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. The ship was named after the Reformer, John Wycliffe.

Departing with 97 passengers from Gravesend, near London, on 22 November 1847, and from Portsmouth on 14 December 1847, she arrived at Port Chalmers on 23 March 1848. Her sister ship, Philip Laing, arrived three weeks later on 15 April.

Biography

Despite being elderly in her portrait, Elizabeth Finch first arrived in Otago as a baby. Born in Derbyshire, England in 1847, she travelled to New Zealand on board the John Wickliffe with her three siblings and her parents, John and Elizabeth Finch. They arrived in Port Chalmers in March 1848 after 166 long and turbulent days at sea. As some of the first colonial settlers in Dunedin, the Finches initially lived in temporary shelters or barracks on the beach. These barracks were constructed from local materials such as flax and grasses. The family subsequently moved further into the city in 1849, living in the Stafford-Princes Street area.

After nearly a decade of living in Dunedin, Elizabeth next moved to Milton when her father purchased a farm on the Tokomairiro plain. She lived there until she married William James Titchener at St John’s Church Milton in 1874. William had immigrated to New Zealand from Melbourne as a child in 1862. His father worked as a police officer and moved the Titchener family to Otago during the gold rush. William was a blacksmith. Together the couple had seven children. After moving around Otago, they eventually settled in Caversham. William died in there in 1922. In his will he bequeathed all his real estate and personal property to Elizabeth.

Following his death Elizabeth moved to Invercargill to live with her son John. Remembered as a ‘fierce’ grandmother by her grandchildren, Elizabeth died in Invercargill in 1927. At the time of her death she was one of the few passengers left from the John Wickliffe and her obituary noted that she took ‘an active part in the Otago Early Settlers Association’. She is buried in Andersons Bay Cemetery with her husband, William.