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Ann was a Paintress
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"Our first arrivals in New Zealand."
Joseph and Louisa sailed from Gravesend on the "Westminster" on 13th October, 1857, arrivin g in Christchurch 9th January 1858. They paid their own fare, about 30 pounds, 2nd cabin/st eerage class. His occupation was a saddler - Rupert Tipples. From "White Wings" - In 1858 th e "Westminster" made a fast run to Lyttelton, arriving there after a remarkably fine passag e on the 9th January, being only 88 days port to port. The passengers spoke highly of the com forts provided on the ship. Among the 110 souls on board were the Rev. James & Mrs Andrews, M r & Mrs Gould, Messrs Moorhouse, Bonner, Wincop, Burton,(possibly this should have read Buxto n? - Glenda) Mrs Biggs & family, & others whose names are still honoured in Ch.Ch. After disc harging passengers & cargo, the ship sailed for Wellington & Nelson, arriving at the latter p ort on the 6th March 1858.
Soon after Joseph & Louisa arrived in New Zealand, Joseph opened a saddler business in Manche ster St. Ch.Ch., being one of the first to commence that line of business, and after conducti ng it successfully for 14 years, he retired on account of ill health and purchased a farm o n the outskirts of the city, where he lived for about 2 years. He then resided at Heathcote f or about 20 years, and had many property transactions, by which he acquired a great knowledg e of values, his services being frequently called into requisition as a valuer on that accoun t. In 1895 Joseph built the charming residence, Rotorua, at the corner of Office & Boundar y Roads, St. Albans. He took part in local politics, having been a member of the 1st Sydenha m Borough Council, & subsequently of the Spreydon & other Road Boards. Another of his beautif ul homes was that of "Casterton" in Bridal Path Road, Heathcote.
"This is the last Will and Testament of me, JOSEPH SHIRLEY BUXTON, of the Heathcote Valley ne ar Christchurch in the provincial district of Canterbury and colony of New Zealand. Gentleme n whereof I appoint my wife, MARY BUXTON, and my two sons-in-law, RICHARD WRIGHT of Irwell i n the said district, Farmer, and WILLIAM WARDELL of the city of Christchurch, aforesaid Groce r, to be Trustees Executrix & Executors. I give & bequeath unto my said wife all and singula r the household furniture and effects which shall be in and about the house occupied by me a t my decease. I devise and bequeath all and singular the rest residue & remainder of my esta te whether real or personal unto my trustees upon the trusts following, that is to say as t o my two farms situate at Ashley in the provincial district of Canterbury upon trust to pay t he income thereof respectively to my said wife during her life as and whom such income situat e respectively become payable by the tenants thereof. As to my farm situate at WAimate in th e said district containing about 6040 acres more or less upon trust for my son, WILLIAM SHIRL EY BUXTON, subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the existin g mortgage shall have been paid off or reduced by me during my life then charged and chargeab le with the payment to my estate of the sum of 3,000 pounds or such a sum as shall with the m ortgage existing on the said farm at the date of my decease make up the said sum of 3,000 pou nds and as to all that parcel of land containing 50 acres more or less situate at Shirley nea r the city of Christchurch aforesaid also all that my property situate in Market Square wit h the Buildingsthereon now occupied by JAMES BLIGH also all that my quarter acre situate in B attersea Street in Sydenham near Christchurch aforesaid one acre more or less situate at Coal gate also 5 acres of bush land situate in the Ashley District upon trust for my son JOSEPH FR EDERICK BUXTON absolutely free from encumbrants and as to all that parcel of land containin g about 68 acres, more or less, situate in the Heathcote Valley aforesaid about 4 acres mor e or less comprising my property situate on Ferry Road, Woolston, near Christchurch aforesai d 600 acres more or less comprising all my property situate in Southland in the colony of N.Z . and 3 acres on the Great North Road, Papanui near Christchurch aforesaid upon trust for m y son, ALBERT ERNEST BUXTON, absolutely free from encumbrances aand as to all that parcel o f land containing one acre and seventeen perches situate in Durham Street, South Christchurc h aforesaid two roods more or less situate in Colombo Street, Sydenham, aforesaid and three q uarters of an acre situate at Addington near Christchurch aforesaid upon trust for my daughte r, ADA MARY WRIGHT. the wife of the said RICHARD WRIGHT, for her sole and separate use and a s to all that parcel of land containing one acre seventeen perches more or less situate in Co lombo Street South in the city of Christchurch aforesaid and all my interest in a section o f land in Martin Street adjoining the same, all that parcel of land containing 35 acres situa te at Corsair Bay near Lyttelton in the said district, all & singular my land at New Brighto n near Christchurch aforesaid and all my land and property situate on the South Belt and Harp er Street in Sydenham aforesaid, upon trust for my daughter, SARA EMILY BARCLAY, the wife o f G.B. Barclay of Waimate, Auctioneer, for her sole and separate use and as to all that parce l of land containing one acre and seventeen perches, more or less, situate in Durham Street N orth in the city of Christchurch aforesaid and 50 acres of land, more or less, situate on th e Harewood Road near Christchurch aforesaid upon trust for my daughter EVA LOUISA WARDELL, th e wife of the aforesaid WILLIAM WARDELL for her sole & separate use & as to all that land sit uate at Ashley aforesaid containing 200 acres, more or less, (subject nevertheless to the lif e interest of my said wife therein) and all that parcel of land containing 3 acres, more or l ess, situate at Sandridge in Sydenham aforesaid upon trust for my daughter, ETHEL MAUDE, upo n her attaining the age of 21 yrs. or marrying, whichever shall first happen, free of encumbr ances and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate, whether real or personal (he rein after called my residuary estate) upon trust to sell and convert into money all such par ts thereof as shall not consist of money and to stand possessed of the proceeds of such sal e and such part of my estate as shall consist of money in trust to pay all my just debts an d funeral and testamentary expenses, all mortgages which may be existing on my said propertie s (excepting always my said farm at Waimate which I have devised to my said trustees in trus t for my son, WILLIAM SHIRLEY BUXTON, subject to a mortgage of 3,000 pounds) and to divide th e balance of my said residuary estate equally between all my children, share & share alike an d I declare that if my said residuary estate shall be insufficient to pay off such existing m ortgages the parcels of land hereintofore specifically bequested to my said children (excepti ng always my said farm at Waimate devised to my son, WILLIAM SHIRLEY BUXTON, subject to a mor tgage of 3,000 pounds shall be charged and chargeable with the payment of such mortgages pr o rata according to the respective values of the same and it is hereby expressly declared tha t in case of any of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving lawful issue, him or he r surviving such issue shall make and if more than one equally between them the share which h is or her parents would have taken under this, my Will, if he or she had survived me & attain ed the age of 21 years & if daughters upon them attaining that age or marrying whichever shal l first happen & further that it shall be lawful for my trustees to apply that income produce d by the share of any child or gradnchild of mine who may be an infant in or towards the main tenance education & support of such infant until he or she attains his or her majority an d I further declase that it shall be lawful for my said trustees in their absolute discretio n to sell all or any part of the estate to which any infant child or children of mine shall b e entitled at such time & in such manner & subject to such conditions as my trustees shall th ink fit & to invest the proceeds of such sale & apply the income thereof in the same manner a s the rents & profits of the said land would be applicable in the event of the same not bein g converted & further that it shall be lawful for my trustees to let any lawful to let any la nds to which any such infant that may be entitled or presumptively entitled for such term o f years (not exceeding 7 years) at such rent & subject to such conditions as they in their di scretion may think fit & reasonable & further that any moneys for the time being in their han ds under any of the trusts of this my Will may be invested by them upon first mortgage of rea l estate in the Colony of N.Z. or may be deposited with some banking institution in N.Z. on f ixed deposit at interest as they think fit in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand t o this and the preceeding sheet of paper this first day of August, one thousand eight hundre d & ninety five. J.S.Buxton.
Signed by the Testator, JOSEPH SHIRLEY BUXTON, as and for his Last Will & Testament in the pr esence of us and in his presence at his request & in the presence of each other have hereunt o subscribed our names as witnesses, the words "situate at the Heathcote Valley aforesaid abo ut 4 acres, more or less" between the 24th & 25th lines of the first part of this Will havin g been first inserted.
B.Ritchie Stanley T. Horton
Solicitor His clerk