Caroline Ellerm (Peckham) (1827 - 1895)

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Birthplace: Kent, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Christchurch, New Zealand
Managed by: Penelope AA Holden (Richards)
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Kent, United Kingdom

name: Caroline Peckham
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 30 Mar 1828
baptism/christening place: Staplehurst, Kent, England
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father's name: William
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mother's name: Mary
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indexing project (batch) number: I03591-7
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1835741
reference number: item 1no 752

March 30, 1828
Age 1
Staplehurst, Kent, United Kingdom
April 30, 1840
Age 13
Wellington, New Zealand

The BOLTON departed Gravesend on 19 November 1839 and arrived in Wellington on 30 April 1840, with Captain John Percival Robinson in command.

William 44 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 44
Mary 17 Sempstress
William Jnr 15 Agricultural Labourer Servant to Harrison
Caroline 11
Adelaide 8
James 6
George 1

Such was the rush of people to emigrate to New Zealand that they could not all be accommodated on the ships already chartered by the company, and a additional vessel put on the berth to take those who had been shut out of previous ships was the Bolton.
She left Gravesend on the 19th November, three days later she was off the Isle of Wight and took just under a month to reach Santa Cruz, Teneriffe where she made a call. She was a slow craft and didn't reached Port Nicholson until 30th April 1840. All the Bolton's passengers were landed at Thorndon Beach, and the greater part of them lived in very primitive shanties known as Bolton Row until they could build themselves something more substantial. Among the passengers were the
Rev's J. F. Churton and J. G. Butler, the second and third clergymen to be sent out by the company.

Age 22
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1849/154

October 9, 1895
Age 68
Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1895/6277

Ellerm.— Oct. 9, at the Queen's Jubilee Home, Caroline Ellerm; aged sixty-eight. Wellington papers please copy.

(Star, 14 October 1895)

October 10, 1895
Age 68
Christchurch, New Zealand

Surname: ELLERM
First name(s): CAROLINE
Date of death: Wednesday, 9 October 1895
Cemetery: Linwood
Date of burial: Thursday, 10 October 1895
Block number: 23
Plot number: 58
Age: 68 years
Occupation: Unknown
Place of birth: KENT ENGLAND
Years in New Zealand: 55