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Stephen Pilcher

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wychling, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
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Son of Richard Stephen Pilcher and Annis Pilcher
Husband of Ann Pilcher and Bennett Mather Pilcher
Father of George Pilcher; Susan Cleggett; Ann Pilcher; John George Pilcher; Stephen Pilcher and 9 others
Brother of Richard Pilcher; James Pilcher; William Pilcher; Sarah Ann Gower; John Pilcher and 4 others

Managed by: Gail Ann Stapleton
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About Stephen Pilcher

Following the death of Ann, Stephen decided to emigrate to New Zealand. Stephen departed England from the port at Gravesend on the 13th December 1839 arriving in New Zealand in August 1840 on the 'Coromandel'. Stephen's children, Susan aged 17, Stephen aged 11 and John aged 8, were also passengers. Another passenger listed on the 'Coromandel's' passenger list was Bennett Hook and her children, Rachael aged 12, Emily aged 8 and Friend aged 5. Stephen married Bennett Hook in New Zealand in 1842. Stephen and Bennetts relationship bloomed on the voyage out to New Zealand and daughter Sarah Annis was born on the 15th October 1840 (born prior to their marriage & conceived on the voyage) and died on the 20th October 1854. Stephen and Bennett had six more children following their marriage in 1842. In 1851 Stephen Pilcher gave some of his land away to enable the first Methodist Church to be built upon it. The Methodist Church was built in 1854. This site was later used to build Alex Cowan's factory upon. (Information from article on the net by Arthur H Carmon).


First wife was Ann McPharlane who died on 19/12/1834. They had 5 children, George, Susan, Ann, John & Stephen. Stephen sailed from London for NZ with Susan, John & Stephen on the ship Coromandel in 1839 and met Bennett Mather Hook and her 3 children. They married in NZ in 1842 and had 7 children together.

  • Immigration: Dec 13 1839 - Gravesend, England to Wellington, New Zealand
  • Emigration: aboard "Coromandel" ship; called in to Cork 2 Feb 1840, then Sydney 26 Jun 1840, before arriving Wellington 29 Aug 1840 - Dec 13 1839 - Gravesend, England to Wellington, New Zealand
  • Immigration: Dec 13 1839 - Gravesend, England to Wellington, New Zealand
  • Emigration: aboard "Coromandel" ship; called in to Cork 2 Feb 1840, then Sydney 26 Jun 1840, before arriving Wellington 29 Aug 1840 - Dec 13 1839 - Gravesend, England to Wellington, New Zealand
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Stephen Pilcher's Timeline

1794
April 24, 1794
Kent, England, United Kingdom
1797
April 27, 1797
Age 3
Frinsted, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1820
1820
Age 25
Wychling, Kent, England
1823
1823
Age 28
Kent, England, United Kingdom
1826
January 7, 1826
Age 31
Kent, England
August 15, 1826
Age 32
Lenham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1829
May 13, 1829
Age 35
Wychling, Kent, England
1832
June 10, 1832
Age 38
Lenham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
October 13, 1832
Age 38
Kent, England, United Kingdom