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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
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