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Cemeteries

Monumental Inscriptions from
Canterbury, New Zealand

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These pages contain extracts from the cemetery and monumental transcripts for the province of Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand. The surnames included are those families with whom I have a genealogical connection, although of course not all people with the same surname are necessarily related.
The strays page contains the names of people with other surnames who are mentioned on the gravestones, or buried in the same plots. Where both the maiden and married surnames are given, that woman is in both lists.

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The list has been drawn up from typed transcripts held by the New Zealand Collection of the Canterbury Public Library, in Christchurch. These transcripts were mostly compiled by volunteers from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. The transcripts contain a number of abbreviations, which I have used here, and they do not always reflect the exact wording on the gravestone.
 

Key to the tables:

Entries in the surname tables are sorted by first name, and then date of birth (where possible, always check all possible names).

The strays table contains all people with other surnames included on the same tombstone or in the same plot as someone with one of the listed surnames. They are sorted by surname and then first name. Some women appear in both lists.

Common abbreviations are a: aged; b: born; bro: brother; d: died; dau: daughter; husb: husband; p.a.: passed away. Information shown in [square brackets] was obtained from other sources (mostly parish registers or death indexes). The Back to ABC button will take you back to the letter index at the top of the page.

Information in italics is drawn from the burial registers of the cemetery or church and not headstones. I have not included material from burial registers unless there was no gravestone or gravestone information was incomplete, and I have not checked all the burial registers.

Names in bold face are my known relatives. Email me for more details

A fuller description of all the cemeteries listed is below.

 

Surname index

  • DOIG
  • FRAMPTON
  • GRAY / GREY: first names A-E, F-L, M-Z
  • VIGERS
  • Strays - surnames not in above lists
    • BALMFORD, BIRD, CAMERON, CLARKE, CONEY, DALY, DICK, DUTHIE, DYNES, FINDLAY, GREER, GROVES, HIGHT, IRONSIDE, LEMON, LE LIEVRE, McCALLUM, MacFARLANE, McKENZIE, MacPHERSON, MARDON, MURPHY, NEWTON, NORTON, OLISLAGER, OLIVER, POPE, RICHARDS, RYDE, SADLER, SHEPHERD, SIMPSON, SINCLAIR, STEWART, THOMPSON, TORRANCE, VUCETICH, WOOD, YOUNG

 

Cemetery list

Unless stated otherwise, the cemeteries are non-denominational.
The Canterbury Public Library has an online
guide to many Christchurch cemeteries. The links in the list below take you straight to pages about individual cemeteries.

Addington Addington Cemetery, Selwyn Street, Christchurch
Akaroa A Church of England Cemetery, Akaroa
Ashburton Ashburton Public Cemetery, corner Smithfield and Bremners Roads, Ashburton
Avonside Holy Trinity Avonside Churchyard, Lychgate Close (Stanmore Road), Christchurch (Anglican)
Barbadoes Barbadoes Street Cemetery, Christchurch (Anglican & Dissenting/Roman Catholic)
Belfast Belfast Cemetery, Belfast Road
Bromley Bromley Cemetery, Linwood Avenue, Christchurch
Brookside P Brookside Presbyterian Cemetery, Boundary Creek Road
Burwood All Saints' Burwood Churchyard, New Brighton Rd, Christchurch (Anglican)
Chertsey Chertsey Cemetery, Main South Road, Chertsey
Coalgate South Malvern Public Cemetery, Coal Track Road, Coalgate
Ellesmere Ellesmere Public Cemetery, Leeston-Rakaia Road (Presbyterian, Methodist and Anglican sections)
Fairlie Fairlie Cemetery
Gebbies V Gebbies Valley Churchyard
Gov. Bay St Cuthbert's, Governors Bay (Anglican)
Halswell St Mary's Churchyard, Halswell Rd, Halswell (Anglican)
Hinds Hinds Public Cemetery, Isleworth Rd, Hinds
Homeview Homeview Public Cemetery, Cheviot
Hororata J St John's Churchyard, Hororata (Anglican)
Hororata P Hororata Public Cemetery
Horsley Horsley Down Public Cemetery, Hurunui County
Kaiapoi Kaiapoi Public Cemetery
Linwood Linwood Cemetery, Butterfield Avenue, Christchurch
Lyttelton P Lyttelton Public Cemetery, Reserve Terrace, Lyttelton
Oxford Oxford Public Cemetery, Main Road, Oxford
Papanui St Paul's Churchyard, Harewood Road, Papanui, Christchurch (Anglican)
Prebbleton All Saints' Churchyard, Prebbleton (Anglican)
Rakaia Rakaia Cemetery, Bakers Street, Rakaia
Rangiora A Rangiora Church of England Cemetery
Rangiora E Rangiora East Belt Cemetery (Presbyterian, Methodist)
Ruapuna Ruapuna Public Cemetery
Springston Springston Public Cemetery
Sydenham Sydenham Cemetery, Simeon St, Christchurch
Teddington St Peter's, Teddington (Anglican)
Waddington Waddington Cemetery
Waimairi Waimairi Cemetery, Grahams Rd, Christchurch

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Created: 8 May 1999
Last modified: 13 April 2000

 
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