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Jean Manson (Smith)

Also Known As: "Jane Smith", "Jean"
Birthplace: Kilmaur, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Teddington, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Smith, Sr. and Agnes Smith
Wife of Samuel Manson, Sr
Mother of Agnes Blatchford; Robert Manson; Marion Smith; Jeannie Orton; John Manson and 12 others
Sister of William Smith; John/James Smith, Jr.; Agnes Gray; <private> Bulloch (Smith); Mathew Smith and 2 others

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Jean Manson's Timeline

February 22, 1820
Ayrshire, Scotland
July 12, 1839
Age 19
Kilmaurs, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sourced from: "The Cyclopedia of New Zealand", Canterbury Volume, 1903….

April 22, 1840
Age 20
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
May 10, 1841
Age 21
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
June 5, 1842
Age 22
Aboard Ship "Thomas Harrison" in the Bay of Biscay
October 25, 1842
Age 22
Nelson, New Zealand

Left London: Thursday 26th May
Arrived Nelson: 25 October 1842

Extract from "The Weekly Press", December 11, 1901, page 14.

In the month of November 1842, there arrived at Nelson, the ship Thomas Harrison, from London, which brought out Mr John Deans, Mr and Mrs Samuel Manson, and three children, the youngest of which was born at sea on 5th June, and is now Mrs John Smith of Teddington.

Manson was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canterbury in the ship Thomas Harrison in 1842 with John Deans (1820-1854). In 1843 he helped build the first house on the Canterbury Plains. This was built without nails as these had been left in Wellington by mistake.

He later leased from Maori a large block of land which he named Kainshill, at what is now known as Teddington, and farmed dairy cows.

January 7, 1844
Age 23
Christchurch, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand
June 10, 1845
Age 25
Lyttelton, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand
June 7, 1847
Age 27
Lyttelton, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand
August 16, 1848
Age 28
Lyttelton, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand