Benjamin Murgatroyd

Born circa 1864, came to New Zealand on the "Pleiades", arriving at Lyttelton in 1885. Married at Timaru to Ellen Maud Bezzant (registered 1890). Died aged 93 years on 22 March 1957, cremated at Waikumete.

Wises Directory, 1897, Benjamin, sheep farmer, Cheviot
Rootsweb - freepages

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1898-99
Murgatroyd Benjamin, Cheviot

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1900
Murgatroyd Benjamin, Cheviot

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1901
Murgatroyd Benjamin, Cheviot

Arthur Murgatroyd born circa 1891
Florence Rita Murgatroyd born circa 1895
Ethel Vera Murgatroyd born circa 1896
Leonard John Murgatroyd born circa 1899
Frederic Stanley Murgatroyd born circa 1900
Leslie Benjamin Murgatroyd born circa 1902
William Hulbert Murgatroyd born circa 1903
New Zealand Government Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website

 above  - photograph by Benjamin Murgatroyd, Cheviot.

 above  - photograph by Benjamin Murgatroyd, Cheviot about 1897.
 "Mrs Forrester came to New Zealand in the sailing ship Isabella Hurcase (sic) in the year 1856. Louisa with Nell, Sarah and John"

The "Isabella Hercus" arrived Lyttelton 4 January 1856. Louisa Forrester died 5 August 1911 at Karaka, Hurunui aged 57 years, buried Waikari Cemetery.

Louisa Burrell married Robert Adam Forrester in 1876 (reg. 1876/1623).  Their youngest children were: Ellen Jane Forrester born 1887, (reg. 1887/11129), Sarah Agnes Forrester born 1892, (reg. 1892/15260) and John Archibald Forrester born 1895, (reg. 1895/4564).    

News has been received by his daughter, Mrs R. Forrester, of Cracker Creek, Hurunui, of the death in Southland of her father, Mr George Burrell, one of the early pilgrims of this province. Mr Burrell was 71 years of age when he died, having spent the last 48 years in New Zealad. He arrived here with his family in the Charlotte Jane (sic), and went at once to work as a bushman in Papanui, When bush work ceased there he took to road formation, and contracted for the swamp road between Saltwater Creek and what is now Sefton. During the progress of this heavy contract he resided on the Mount Grey Downs, and subsequently took up land near the present township of Sefton, which in 1881 he sold to Mr Henry Mahler, and then went to live on a farm near Fernside  which he subsequently let, and then removed to Waikawa in Southland where he has just died. Mr Burrell always led a very active life, and was a beau ideal colonist.
Press, Volume LV, Issue 10220, 16 December 1898, Page 5


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