Samuel m. Eleanor Escott
b. abt 1834 4Q 1868 b. 13 Oct 1851
d. 6 Mar 1901 d. 30 Jul 1921
bur. 11 Mar
(aged 68 yrs)
I I I I I I I I I I
Samuel Dixon Lucy Eveline Eleanor Caroline Frederica Mary Aurelia Lewis John Temple Lara William Alan Ronald Adeline Camilla Oswald
1Q 1869 Feb 2Q 1870 1Q 1871 3Q 1872 4Q 1873 28 Jun 3Q 1878 31 Oct 4Q 1882 1Q 1884 1Q 1889 30 Oct 4Q 1890
c. 14 Mar c.14 May 1871 c. 5 Mar 1871 c. 22 Sept c. 3 Apr 1874 c. 25 Dec 1882 c. 25 Feb 1884 c. 8 Feb 1891 c. 8 Feb 1891
Bampton Bampton Bampton Bampton Bampton Bampton Bampton Bampton Bampton Bampton
d. 19 Aug 1925 d. 13 Feb 1956 d. 1960 d. 4Q 1909
ChCh. NZ Cove ChCh NZ
bur. 14 Oct 1876 bur. 7 Mar 1884
m. 1895 m. 2Q 1889 m. 1Q 1893 m. 15 Jul 1903 m. 26 Dec 1913 (aged 9 wks)
St. Andrews, Little River
ChCh., NZ Cardiff ChCh.,NZ
Barbara Jane Romeo Russell Minnie Baker Mary Bertha Harris
Duncan b. 26 Sep 1884
d. 10 Apr 1946 d. 1961
ChCh., NZ _____________________I__________
I I I
I Sidney Thomas Samuel Escott
I 30 Jul 1914 5/6 Aug 1816
I c. 31 Oct 1915 c. 25 Feb 1917
I d. 1997 d. 21 Jun 2000
I Ruru Lawn Cem.
I Christchurch Christchurch
I m. 1838 m. 1939
I Iris Edith Carswell Kathleen Norma
I Hammil Millicent Copplestone
I m. 1850 m. 1949
I Joan Gwendoline Mavis Edna Joyce
I Dando (nee Fine)
I Margaret Bowden I
I d. 2007 I
I ________________ _I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _______________
I I I I I
I Peter Harris Patricia Kathleen Adrienne Mary Graeme Lara
I 1950 1954
I ChCh ChCh Rarotonga Auckland
I m. m. m. 26 Jan 1973 m.
I ChCh., NZ ChCh., NZ I Ross Leslie Richards
I I I I I I
Alexander Robert Dixon Samuel Venner Alfred Allan Arthur Henry Escott Lewis Romeo Duncan Lara William Farney
b. 1895 b. 20 Jan 1897 b. 6 Jul 1898 b. 8 Sep 1899 b. 23 Mar 1901 b. 3/4 Sep 1904
c. 14 Mar 1897 c. 13 Oct c. 31 Dec c. 1 Jul c. 5 Dec 1905
d. 1966 d. 1975 d. 1893 d. 1971 d. 6 Nov 1981 d. 1973
m. 1921 m. 1919 m. 1930 m. 26 Dec 1922 m. 19 Mar 1928 m. 1933
Eliz. Lewis Bennett Eileen Agnes Peattie (Carson) Mollie Duckworth Muriel Iris Pruden Caroline Mona Whittey Norah Mataura Sheehy
b. 15 Jul 1900 b. 30 Jun 1906
d. 1967 d. 1964 d. 1991 d. 5 Jun 1996 d. 1968
I ____________I__ I __I____________________________________
I I I I I I I
Dixon Bennett Alison June Barbara Isobel Malcolm Venner Caroline Jocelyn Margaret Uralee Robin Lewis Charles
b. 10 Aug1922 20 Oct 1924 5 Oct 1933 22 Apr 1931 5 Jul 1945
d. 1989 d. 2007
m. 1952 m. 1955 m. 1949 m. Aug 1955 m. 7 Feb 1953 m.
Derek James Gilmore Athlone David Harris Leslie Albert Susan Celia
Armstrong Hall White Betty Wilson Cowell Turner Lawrence
I I I _________I_____
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I I I I Sarah Susan Andrew Lawrence
Christine Annette I I 25 Mar 1975 25 Nov 1977
I I I I I I I
Carol ine Shelley Philippa Margaret Nicola Bernadette Michael Leslie Lawrence David Paul Lewis Margaret Louise
Cowell Cowell Cowell Turner Turner Turner Turner
21 May 1959 4 Oct 1960 19 Jun 1963 14 May 1954 17 Apr 1956 24 Oct 1959 27 Apr 1962
m. Dierdre Ann m. Karen Jean Petrina Dawn Arthur George
Newton Searle Redwood Norris
ALEXANDER ROBERT DIXON 1895:
1924 NZPO Directory - Alexander Robert, baker, 282 Wilsons Rd., Opawa, Christchurch.
1928 Stones Directory - Alexander Besley, baker, 7 Domett St., Christchurch (private residence).
1941 Stones Directory - Alexander Robert Besley, 7 Domett St., Christchurch.
1955 Stones Directory - Alexander Robert Besley, baker, 7 Domett St., Christchurch.
Died aged 70 yrs.
Wife ELIZABETH LEWIS BENNETT: Died aged 72 yrs.
ALFRED ALLAN BESLEY 1898: Residing Sydenham at time of baptism. 1928 Stones Directory - Alfred Allan Besley, (civil servant) Deputy Registrar BDM, 22 Buffon St., Sydenham Christchurch
1955 Stones Directory - Alfred Allan Besley, Registrar BDM, 103 Dyers Rd., Cashmere, Christchurch.
Wife MOLLY DUCKWORTH:
ARTHUR HENRY ESCOTT BESLEY1899: Residing Sydenham at time of baptism. 1928 Stones Directory - Arthur Escott Besley, warehouseman, 42 Chelsea St., Bromley, Christchurch
1941 Stones Directory - Arthur Escott Besley, 42 Chelsea St., Christchurch. 1955 Stones Directory - Arthur Besley, 42 Chelsea St., Bromley,Christchurch. Died aged 71 yrs. Arthur a warehouseman aged 23 at time of marriage with present and usual address Waltham. Witnesses to wedding A A Besley, civil serrvant, Wellington and Ida Pruden, tailoress, 420 River Rd Avonside.
Wife Muriel Iris Pruden: Daughter of George Ernest Pruden(builder) and Catherine Ada Pegler.Muriel Iris was a 22 yr old spinster from Morven at time of marriage and her present and usual address was avonside. Iris Muriel died 1991.
CAROLINE JOCELYN BESLEY 1933:
GEORGE BESLEY 1795: 1841 - 45 yrs, farmer, dwelling South Coombe, Templeton with wife, 5 children and 5 servants. 1851 - 56 yrs, farmer of 366 acres, employing 12, dwelling Higher South Coombe, Templeton with wife, 7 children. 1861: 66 yrs, farmer of 350 acres employing 5 men and 3 boys, dwelling Higher South Coomb with wife and 4 offspring. George paid rent for Lower South Coombe Farm, taking on Landfoot (farm?) as well for a while in 1863, at least until 1864. 1871 - 76 yrs, Farmer, of 66 acres, dwelling Great Esworthy with wife, 2 adult daughters 2 American grandchildren and a farm servant. Died aged 80 yrs.
Probate: 7 June 1875. Effects under 300 pounds. The will of George Besley, late of Esworthy Farm in the Parish of Templeton in the County of Devon, yeoman, who died 29 Mar 1875 at Esworthy Farm, was proved at Exeter by Isabella Besley of Esworthy Farm, Widow, the relict and sole Executrix.
Wife ISABELLA VENNER 1806: 1841 - 30 yrs. 1851 - 40 yrs. 1861 - 53 yrs. 1871 - 63 yrs. 1881 - 74 yrs, retired farmers wife, widow, visiting household of Jane Payne, Bridge Cottage, Templeton.
HENRY BESLEY 1842: SEE BELOW
LARA WILLIAM BESLEY 1882: 1891 - 8 yrs, scholar, living with parents. 1901 - 16 yrs, bakers assistant to Aunt and Uncle (Jane Ford Escott and Francis William Cottrell)Station Rd., Pinhoe. Married by lic. he was 31 and she 38 yrs. Witnesses to marriage - O Harris, farmer, Kaikoura; S Harris, shopkeeper, Little River; Anne Harris.
1918, 1919. 1921, NZPO Directory - Lawr (Lara) Wm Besley, baker, 22 Sea View Rd, New Brighton.
1924 NZPO Directory - Lara Wm Besley, 163 Seaview Rd., New Brighton.
1928 Stones Directory - Lara William Besley, 163 Seaview Rd., New Brighton.
1941 Stones Directory - Lara William Besley, baker, Waddington, Sheffield.
1928 Stones Directory - Lara William Besley, 163 Seaview Rd., New Brighton, Christchurch.
Wife MARY BERTHA HARRIS: Died aged 85 yrs.
LARA WILLIAM FARNEY BESLEY 1904: 1928 Stones Directory - Lara William Farney Besley, clerk, 24 Buffon St., Christchurch
1941 Stones Directory - Lara William Besley, railway clerk, 10 Regent St., Christchurch
1955 Stones Directory - Lara William F Besley, railway clerk, 10 Roxburgh St., Christchurch
Wife NORA MATAURA SHEEHY: Died aged 57 yrs.
LEWIS ROMEO DUNCAN BESLEY 1901: 1928 Stones Directory - Lewis Romeo Besley, 24 Buffon St., Christchurch.
1941 Stones Directory - Lewis Romeo D Besley, 73Knowles St., Christchurch.
1970 Wises Directory - Lewis R Besley, baker, 103 Brynley St., Hornby, Christchurch.
Died in 81st year.
Wife CAROLINE (Cassie) WHITTEY: Died in 90th year. Both buried Waimairi Cem.
MALCOLM VENNER BESLEY: 1955 Stones Directory - Malcolm Venner Besley, mercer, 143 Colombo St., Christchurch - private residence 143 Centaurus Rd Christchurch
1970 Wises Directory - Malcolm V Besley, mercer, 143 Colombo St.
MARGARET URALEE BESLEY 1931:
ROBIN LEWIS CHARLES BESLEY 1945:
SAMUEL BESLEY abt 1834: 1841 - 8 yrs, with family. 1851 - 17 yrs, living with parents. 1861 - 28 yrs, farmers son, living with parents. 1869 Relieving Officer of the poor was his occupation at time of children's baptisms, until 1882 when it changes to farmer but address of Brook St doesn't alter. 1881 - 47 yrs, Relieving Officer Munic., dwelling Brook St with wife and 5 children plus sister-in-law, Bessie Escott and a 15 yr old servant. 1891 - 58 yrs, Farmer and Registrar, dwelling 37 Brook St Bampton, with wife and 5 offspring - servant Sarah Chiplin 15 yrs..
Probate: Samuel Besley of Bampton, Devon, farmer, died 6 March 1901. Administration (with will) Exeter 21 June to Eleanor Besley, widow. Effects £892 5s 4d.
Wife ELEANOR ESCOTT 1851: 1881 - 29 yrs. 1891 - 39 yrs. 1901 - 49 yrs, widowed farmer (employer), dwelling 37 Brook St Bampton, with 4 children, niece Theresa H Besley,, 2 servants and sister-in-law Louisa E, 55 in residence.
Probate: Eleanor Besley of Bampton, Devon, widow, died 20 July 1921. Probate Exeter 11 August to Lewis John Temple Besley, farmer. Effects £1205.
SAMUEL DIXON BESLEY 1869: 1881 - 12 yrs, scholar, with parents. Samuel and Barbara were married in the home of her father, Alexander, and mother, Catherine Keith, nee Farnley, at Buffon Street, Sydenham. Her father was a contractor.
1899 Electoral Roll - Samuel Dixon Besley, 35 Buffon St., Sydenham, Baker, residential.
1918, 1919, 1921, 1924, NZPO Directory - Samuel Dixon Besley, baker, 24 Buffon St., Sydenham, Christchurch.
Death cert no. 2616. some sources list him as just Dixon.
Born 1st Quarter, 1869 Tiverton 5b 481. Died aged 56 yrs.
City of ChCh Electoral Roll - Sydenham ward: Barbara Besley, housewife, Buffon St. Samuel Dixon, baker, Goethe St.
Wife BARBARA JANE DUNCAN: Daughter of Aleadber and Catherine Keith Farney.
1899 Electoral Roll - Barbara Besley, 35 Buffon St., Sydenham,Domestic duties, residential.
1928 Stones Directory - Mrs Barbara Boase Besley, 24 Buffon St., Sydenham, Christchurch
1941 Stones Directory - Barbara Boase Besley (Mrs) , 24 Buffon St., Sydenham, Christchurch
Died aged 73 yrs. Both buried Bromley Cem.
SAMUEL ESCOTT BESLEY 1916:
1941 Stones Directory - Samuel Besley, salesman, 9 Spence Street, Christchurch., 24 Buffon St., Sydenham, Christchurch
1970 Wises Directory - Samuel E Besley, hydrologist, 323 Waimairi Rd., , 24 Buffon St.,Christchurch
Meterologist most of working life, changed to hydrology before a short time in Ministry of Transport prior to retiring.
Ruru Lawn Cem - 436949 Flt/Sgt SE Besley, 41 squadron d. 21 Jun 2000 87 yrs. (1939 - 1945)
Wife KATHLEEN MILLICENT COPPLESTONE: Remarried 1950 to William Alexander.
Wife MAVIS EDNA JOYCE:
SAMUEL VENNER BESLEY 1896:
1921, 1924 NZPO Directory - Samuel V Besley, warehouseman, 18 Newcastle St., Linwood.
1928 Stones Directory - Samuel Venner Besley, warehouseman, 24 Boulton Ave., Spreydon, Christchurch.
1941 Stones Directory - Samuel Besley, warehouseman, 44 Colombo St., Sydenham, Christchurch
1955 Stones Directory - Samuel Venner Besley, traveller, 44 Colombo St., Christchurch.
1970 Wises Directory - Samuel V Besley, 55 Centaurus Rd, Christchurch.
Wife EILEEN AGNES PEATTIE: Died aged 67 yrs.
SIDNEY THOMAS BESLEY 1814: Sponsors at Christening - Edith Harris and Lara William (father) 1941. Stones Directory - Sydney Thomas Besley, 123 Hawke St., New Brighton, Christchurch.
1955 Stones Directory - Sydney Thomas Besley, baker, 123 Hawke St., New Brighton, Christchurch
1970 Wises Directory - Syd. T. Besley, 163 Seaview Rd., Christchurch.
No natural offspring though found burial of a baby from New Brighton in Christchurch burial records. Adopted Bazil who moved to Australia and changed name to Barry Montgomery.
Wife IRIS EDITH CARSWELL HAMMIL: Remarried 1949 to Max Mowbray.
Wife JOAN GWENDOLINE DANDO (nee FINE). Previously married to Wallace Leige Dando in 1940.
Wife MARGARET (Peg) BOWDEN (nee). Had an adopted daughter.