Painting by James Edward Fitzgerald of bridge over Avon in Market Place - now Victoria Square. Canterbury Museum. Ref. Paintings of Canterbury 1840 - 1890 by John Oakley 1969

Children of William and Sarah Cone

1. WILLIAM CONE was baptised May 27, 1838, at Aldham Church, Suffolk ; Occupation: Farmer at Ashley Bank - Sec. 2849, Mt Grey Downs; he died. December 18, 1905, at Rangiora where he is buried. He married (1) ISABELLA PARISH on September 30, 1861, St Andrews Church, Christchurch, daughter of WILLIAM PARISH and HANNAH RIDGE; She was born August 02, 1841, Elsworth, Cambridgeshire, England; d. June 18, 1889, Ashley Bank; William married (2) MARIA WALTON March 26, 1890, Registrars Office, Christchurch, daughter of RICHARD WALTON and MARY ANN CRAYNE; b.abt. 1850, Cork, Ireland and immigrated 1882; d. October 07, 1940, Wellington Hospital from 41 Roy Street, Wellington. Buried Karori Cemetery

2. FREDERICK CONE was born December 06, 1839 in Aldham, Suffolk, and died June 10, 1917 in Bidwell St., Timaru. He married SARAH BARNARD November 11, 1870 in Residence of Rev W Kirk, Christchurch, daughter of THOMAS BARNARD and MARIA COOPER. She was born November 12, 1850 in Bermondsey, England, and died July 01, 1927 Hospital, Bidwell St, Timaru. Their children

3. GEORGE CONE was born July 07, 1842 in Aldham, Suffolk, and died June 30, 1898 in Rangiora. He married ELLEN BURT December 16, 1863 in St Johns, Parish Church of England, Rangiora, daughter of THOMAS BURT and SARAH NORRIS. She was born March 02, 1845 in Hastings, Sussex, and died November 06, 1924 in Rangiora. Their children:

i. GEORGE HERBERT CONE b. November 18, 1864, Ashley Downs; Occupation: Butcher; d. October 11, 1944, Christchurch; Burial: Bromley Cemetery Christchurch m. AGNES EMMA PALMER, November 10, 1892, Christchurch; b. May 16, 1866, Christchurch; d. January 14, 1935, Christchurch.
ii. FREDERICK WILLIAM was born July 08, 1866 in Ashley Bank, Rangiora; Baptism: August 26, 1866; Occupation: Saddler and harnessmaker; Orchardist and died June 15, 1938 in Christchurch. Burial: Waimairi Cemetery Block He married HELEN (NELLIE) BOWIE WILSON April 25, 1888 in Presbyterian Church, Kaiapoi, daughter of ROBERT WILSON and JANE MCKIE. She was born August 19, 1867 in Kaiapoi, and died November 01, 1936 in Christchurch.
iii. ELLEN (ELLIE) SARAH CONE b. April 09, 1868, Ashley Bank, Rangiora; d. December 29, 1939, Christchurch Public Hospital from 56 Ivory Street, Rangiora; Buried at Rangiora; m. CHARLES (CHARLIE) WALTER ELLIOTT, December 26, 1896, Parish Church, Rangiora; b. Abt. 1860, Portsmouth, England; d. August 03, 1942, Rangiora Hospital from 56 Ivory Street residence.
iv. ISABELLA MARION CONE, b. July 24, 1869, Rangiora; d. March 03, 1880, Rangiora.
v. SARAH ANN CONE, b. November 12, 1870, Rangiora; d. November 29, 1872, Rangiora.
vi. EDITH AMELIA CONE b. August 16, 1872, Rangiora; d. December 27, 1955, Auckland where she is buried; m. JAMES ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM, June 11, 1903, Residence of George Cone, Cone Street, Rangiora; b. June 20, 1871, Dunedin, Otago; Occupation: Coal merchant d. November 12, 1935, Christchurch.

4. SARAH ANNE CONE was born August 13, 1844 in Aldham, Suffolk Baptism: September 01, 1844, Aldham Parish, Suffolk , and died December 28, 1919 in 262 King Street, Rangiora where she is buried. She married THOMAS WILLIAM PURSEY November 11, 1862 in St Johns Anglican Parish Church, Rangiora, son of JAMES PURSEY and LUCY FRAMPTON. He was born Bet. 1836 - 1837 in Somersetshire, and died November 12, 1909 in Rangiora. Their children:

i. ELLEN (NELLIE) MATILDA PURSEY b. August 11, 1863, Mt Grey Downs, Rangiora; d. August 14, 1936, Petrie St, Richmond, Christchurch; buried Rangiora; m. JOSEPH ALFRED TUER, December 31, 1885, At the house of Thomas William Pursey, Ashley; b. 1858, America; d. October 24, 1899, Rangiora.
ii. ANNIE LOUISA PURSEY b. 1866, Ashley, Rangiora; d. January 17, 1941, Thorneycroft St, Christchurch; Burial: Waimairi Cemetery, Burnside; m. PETER IVERACH, September 16, 1886; b. January 12, 1856, Olrig, Caithness, Scotland; Occupation: Blacksmith Ashley; Waiau; d. April 24, 1940, St George's Hospital, Christchurch.
iii. GEORGE WILLIAM PURSEY, b. Abt. 1867, Rangiora; d. November 07, 1873, Moeraki Downs, Ashley Bank.
iv. EMILY ANN (ANNIE) PURSEY b. November 11, 1870, Ashley Bank, Rangiora; d. September 19, 1949, Rangiora where she is buried; m. MOSES THOMAS WATERS, August 04, 1892, Residence of T W Pursey, Ashley; b. November 26, 1862, Kent, England; d. March 11, 1953, Rangiora.
v. FREDERICK (FRED) JAMES PURSEY, b. 1873; d. December 31, 1950, Christchurch. Burial: Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch
vi. ALBERT (BERT) CONE PURSEY, b. 1874, Ashley, Rangiora; d. August 10, 1955, Christchurch. Burial: Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch
vii.EDITH AMELIA PURSEY b. 1875, Ashley, Rangiora; d. October 20, 1937, Fernside Christchurch; m. OLIVER DIMMACK CATCHPOLE, December 1926; b. April 15, 1883, Woodend, Canterbury; Occupation: Blacksmith d. September 13, 1956, Fernside Christchurch.
viii. PRISCILLA SARAH (CILLA) PURSEY b. 1879, Ashley Bank, Rangiora; d. 1926, Fernside Christchurch; m. OLIVER DIMMACK CATCHPOLE, December 30, 1908, Methodist Church, Rangiora; b. April 15, 1883, Woodend, Canterbury; d. September 13, 1956, Fernside Christchurch.

v. CHARLES CONE born December 1846, Aldham; died aged 13 months on January 1848, Aldham. He was buried January 03, 1848, Aldham, Suffolk with his mother.

Painting by Emily W Harper, 1957. Christchurch from near Gloucester Street Bridge. Owned by Acland family. Ref. Paintings of Canterbury 1840 - 1890 by John Oakley 1969


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