Amey SMART was born on 13 October 1835 and was baptised on 8 May 1836 in Moulton, Northamptonshire. Shed died on 9 March 1896 in Timaru and was buried in the Timaru Cemetery on 18 March 1896

She married Charles BOURN on 20 May 1852 at the St Michaels Church in Christchurch. Charles was baptised on 30 October 1829 in Oundle, Northamptonshire, England, died on 9 February 1907 in Riccarton, Christchurch and was buried on 12 February 1907 at the Timaru Cemetery in Timaru. The ship he arrived in New Zealand on, the Randolph, was the same ship that Amey came to New Zealand on.

Charles was originaly a cabinet maker in Christchurch then had his own farm in Riccarton, Christchurch. He then purchased another farm in Burnham, then on to Southbridge, before purchasing a large property in Waimate as well as having another plot of land at Geraldine. In the early 1900's, Charles had retired and was living in Timaru.

(Charles BOURN and Amey SMART)

Several variations of names have been seen with this family. The first is the surname BOURN. In the process of research, a number of records and index's also have BOURNE. Also, for Amey's, while it is commonly accepted that it should be Amy, both her birth and baptismal certificates clearly have Amey.

Amey and Charles had seventeen children:

(Horton Smart BOURN)


Her brothers and sisters:


Edmund - born 18 September 1831
Amon - born 1 December 1832
Amos - born 13 February 1834
Horton - born 22 January 1837
Eliza - born 29 May 1839
Enos - born 23 January 1841
Enon Page - born 9 February 1842
Enoch - born 16 August 1844
Elijah Page - born 16 April 1846
Eli Perkins - born 17 January 1848
William Willson - born 22 March 1850
Emily - born 8 January 1852
George Thomas - born 1 September 1853

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(page last updated 29 May 2004)