Eliza SMART

Eliza SMART was born on 29 May 1839 at Moulton, Northampton. Like the rest of her family, she came to New Zealand in 1850 on the Randolph. She died on 23 August 1901 in Templeton and was buried in the St Saviours Cemetery at Templeton on 25 August 1901.

Eliza married William ELLIS on 30 December 1858 at the Wesleyan Church in Christchurch. William was baptised on 12 September 1832 at Skipton In Craven, Yorkshire, England. For a while William was a labourer at Templeton, but by 1882 he did have his own block of land in the area and was farming it. He died in Christchurch Hospital on 30 December 1894 and is buried in the St Saviours Cemetery at Templeton.

They had ten children:

  • Martha ELLIS was born about 1861 in Christchurch and died on 3 April 1925 and is buried in the Fairlie Cemetery at Fairlie. She married Thomas SADLER about 1888. There were seven children.
  • George Thomas ELLIS died about 1864 and was buried in the St Saviours Cemetery at Templeton on 6 January 1864.
  • George Thomas ELLIS was born on 27 August 1864 at Christchurch and was baptised on 16 July 1871 at St Saviours Church in Templeton. He died on 6 January 1928 in Christchurch and is buried in the St Saviours Cemetery at Templeton. George married Sophia PARISH about 1887.
  • William ELLIS was born on 6 August 1867 in Christchurch and was baptised at the St Saviours Churh in Templeton on 29 September 1867. He died on 2 July 1945 in Christchurch and is buried at the Linwood Cemetery in Christchurch. He married Susan Cecilia MILLER on 23 October 1890. They had five children.
  • Sarah Ann ELLIS was born on 4 June 1869 in Christchurch and was baptised at the St Saviours Church in Templeton on 8 August 1869. She married John HARWOOD about 1890. They had two children. Her second marriage was to George DEANS on 27 July 1910. There were no children from this marriage. George was previously married to Emily Smart, Sarah Ann ELLIS's Aunt, and there were eight children from this marriage.
  • Emily Elizabeth ELLIS was born on 30 May 1871 in Christchurch and was baptised at St Saviours Church in Templeton on 16 July 1871. She died about 1877 in Christchurch and was buried in the St Saviours Church Cemetery on 7 August 1877.
  • Mary Twiggs ELLIS was born on 25 April 1874 in Christchurch and was baptised at St Saviours Church on 16 August 1874. She died about 1970 in Christchurch and is buried in the Bromley Cemetery in Christchurch. Mary married Albert BRADLEY on 27 July 1899 at the Avonside Holy Trinity Church in Christchurch. They had three children.
  • Amy Kezia ELLIS was born on 22 July 1876 in Christchurch and was baptised at St Saviours Church in Templeton on 5 November 1876. She died in Christchurch on 16 June 1935 and was buried at the St Saviours Church Cemetery in Christchurch on 18 June 1935. Amy married Edward George HINTON on 2 May 1906 at St Michaels Church in Christchurch. They had four children.
  • Walter ELLIS was born on 11 November 1878 in Christchurch and was baptised at the St Saviours Church in Templeton, Christchurch. He died on 16 November 1927 at the Timaru Hospital, Timaru and is buried in the Fairlie Cemetery at Fairlie. He had three children.
  • Amelia ELLIS was born on 9 December 1880 and was baptised at St Saviours Church in Templeton on 17 April 1881. She married John MURPHY about 1912. They had three children.

Her brothers and sisters:

Edmund - born 18 September 1831
Amon - born 1 December 1832
Amos - born 13 February 1834
Amey - born 13 October 1835
Horton - born 22 January 1837
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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