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William Judson

Birthplace: Eastwell, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Woodend, Canterbury, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of James Judson and Elizabeth Judson
Husband of Sarah George
Father of <private> Judson; <private> Judson; James Judson; Elizabeth Judson; Mary Sybil Judson and 8 others
Brother of Thomas Judson; John Judson; Sarah Judson; Isaac Judson; Mark Judson and 3 others

Occupation: farmer/landowner
Managed by: Lynne Anne Laugesen
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About William Judson

William left England for a better life in New Zealand after his brother Mark wrote home about New Zealand after he moved there. William and Sarah and 5 children sailed from Gravesend on 29 November 1859 on the ship Clontarf. The children were James 12, Elizabeth 10, Mary Sybil 7, Sarah Ann 3, Martha 4 mths who died at sea. William and Sarah were 32.They arrived in Lyttelton, NZ on 16 March 1860.Williams 1st job after arriving was as a clerk in a lawyers office in Christchurch. He used to walk from woodend to Christchurch, leaving at 4am. He was a good marksman with a rifle, purchased land in woodend and Oxford. He was highly respected by the local maoris of the time.

There is also a Judsons Road, Woodend ,and other signs of the Judsons.

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William Judson's Timeline

August 5, 1827
Eastwell, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
January 4, 1847
Age 19
Leichestshire, waltham-on-the-wolds, England
Age 19
Age 22
January 14, 1853
Age 25
Eastwell, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Age 31
Eastwell, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
January 7, 1862
Age 34
Woodend, New Zealand