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Elizabeth Matilda Curtis (Jones)

Birthplace: Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, UK
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Jones and Mary Jones
Wife of William George Curtis
Mother of Martha Thorne; Harriet Duncan and William Curtis
Sister of John Jones; Martha Caird and Richard Jones

Managed by: Shireen Avril Schofield
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About Elizabeth Matilda Curtis

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 5 October 1867, Page 4 Arrival of the Cissy.

The Cissy, Captain Spencer, arrived here on Thursday morning, September 26, having left the Downs on the 8th of June last. She passed the Sciliy Islands on June 14th, Maderia, on the 23rd, and crossed Equator on the 14th July. On the 2nd of August, spoke the brig Life Brigade, and on the 11th of the same month rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Sighted Cape Foulwind on the 16th instant, but then met with a severe gale, and had to run before it for forty-eight hours and it took seven days to recover the lost ground. She rounded Cape Farewell on Tuesday last. She brings twenty-five saloon passengers, including Bishop Suter and several clergymen, and ninety-eight in the steerage. The following are the names of the passengers :

Saloon —

The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Nelson, Dr. Suter b. 1831 Middlesex, England. Residence Middlesex Mrs. Suter Miss Cruickshank Miss Dowker Rev. W. H. Ewald (William Harris Ewald b. abt 1840 Italy. Residence: 1861 - city, Middlesex, England) Rev. B. Harvey, Mrs. Harvey and three children (Bache Wright Harvey) Mrs. Keast Rev. C. O. Mules (Charles Oliver Mules) Miss O'Brien Mr. Rogers Rev. R. J. Thorpe, Mrs. Thorpe and two children, Miss Thorpe (2) (Richard Joshua Thorpe born: 1838 - Lancashire, England) Mr. Williams.


Mr. and Mrs. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Castle and child Mr. and Mrs. Collins and child Mr. and Mrs. Day and child Mr. and Mrs. Hickman and four children Mr. and Mrs. Hill Mr. and Mrs. Jones and two children Mr. and Mrs. Krase and five children Mr. and Mrs. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Norton Mrs. Paten and two children Mr. and Mrs. Penny and two children Mr. and Mrs. Rebble Mrs. Smith and five children Mr. and Mrs. Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Tibbot Mr. and Mrs. Townson Mr. and Mrs. Vinsen Miss Allen Miss Allan Miss Allwright Mr. Aston Miss Bates Mr. Bower Miss Bailey Mr. Carrington Miss Catherall (2) Miss Cottin Miss Day Miss Defriey Miss Dixon Miss Dorsett (2) Mr East Miss Edwards Miss Evans Miss Gosling Miss Harrison Miss Hayes Miss Hinton Miss Holliday Miss Howard Mr Howard Miss Hibbert Miss Hughes Miss Jones Miss Jones (3) Miss Lamb Miss Manley (2) Mr Midwinter Miss Murray (2) Miss Night Mr. Parker Miss Ranner (3) Mr Richardson Miss Roberts Miss Rogers Mr Ross Miss Staples Miss Stewart Miss Tomlin Miss Traviss Miss Turner Miss Volter Miss Wilson Miss Willsby Miss Woodcroft

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 28 September 1867, Page 3 ARRIVAL OF THE BISHOP OF NELSON.

The arrival of the ship Cissy, on Thursday morning last, with Bishop Suter, several clergymen, and a more numerous body of immigrants than have reached our port in a single ship for many years, was an event that appeared to afford a considerable amount of satisfaction throughout the city. The voyage of the Cissy was not quite so rapid as had been anticipated, it having occupied 110 days from the Downs, but the passage, on the whole, was a highly pleasant one. The ship on her arrival anchored in the outer roadstead, and did not enter the harbour until yesterday morning. A special thanksgiving service was arranged to take place in Christ Church, at eleven o'clock, at which all the passengers attended, vehicles having been engaged to convoy them from the landing-place at the Port to the church. Before the service commenced the church was crowded to overflowing, a considerable number of persons who were in attendance being unable to obtain admission. The Revs. W.H. Ewald (Chaplain to the Bishop), E. J. Thorpe, C.O. Moules, and B. W. Harvey, took part in the service, and the Bishop preached an impressive sermon from the text, "My foot standeth in an even place in the congregations will I bless the Lord, Psalm xxvi., 12." The service was delivered extemporaneously, and created a highly favourable impression of the Bishop's power as a preacher. After service, the immigrants were taken to the Provincial Hall, where luncheon for them had been provided. As about fifty of the immigrants were single females, a Committee of Ladies which had been formed, were in attendance for the purpose of distributing them among the various applicants who needed their services, and we believe very few were left without engagements.

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Elizabeth Matilda Curtis's Timeline

Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, UK
October 18, 1870
Age 27
December 23, 1872
Age 29
West Coast, New Zealand
Age 31
November 20, 1877
Age 34