Remnant, Mrs

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Photographer: James Akersten (b.1855, d.1928)
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Jane Neasham Remnant nee Sherman (1835-1887), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England, to William Hancock & Elizabeth Sherman. At the age of 7 she travelled out to Nelson, NZ, with her family on the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842. On January 28, 1853, 17-year-old Jane Sherman was married to George Remnant from Albury, Surrey, England, who was working as a shepherd at the Awatere sheep station, "Flaxbourne." The service was conductd by the Rev. H. F. Butt and theirs was the first ever European marriage recorded as taking place in the Awatere. The wedding took place in the cob house which was the first home of Alexander and Marjory (nee McRae) Mowat of the "Altimarloch" sheep run, where Jane had been employed as a domestic help. Around 1857 the couple removed to the Moutere, having walked all the way with their 3 small children - the first of a family of 15. In 1865 George was granted land at Ngatimoti, inland from Motueka - Section 25, Block 10, Motueka Survey District - which he named "Lackner Farm", and this is where he and his wife Jane continued to live until their deaths. George also shared land at the Ngatimoti Peninsula with his brother Christopher, who settled nearby with his family after arriving in Nelson in 1864 on the ship "Anne Dymes".

- Anne McFadgen

Posted on 20-09-2019 22:48:55