John Chalton 1833-1900. Baptised 5 Feb 1833. Note John died 27 December 1900, however his death often shows as 1901, possibly due to his death being registered in the new year.
John arrived in New Zealand aboard the Blue Jacket 16 March 1860. On Jane’s death certificate she is described as a “labourer’s wife”.
Married Jane Clark 1842-1879 1 May 1862. John and Jane had four children, two boys and two girls.
Jane was born in Nelson, NZ. (Note According to some family trees Jane was born in Hobart in 1844 this is incorrect).
The Clarks arrived in NZ aboard the Olympus in 1842. The Clarks then moved to Hobart, then returned to New Zealand around 1847, settling in south Auckland. Jane’s family, the Clarks lived at a farm called Seagrove, Waiau Pa, and Clarks Beach near Waiau Pa is named after them.
Jane died of cancer July 1879 age 37 years. Buried at Timaru, NZ.
Two of Jane's nephews died in WW1 in action.
Leslie Goldie Clark 1893-1915. Killed in action, Gallipoli, May 1915, NZ Army serial number 12/707.
Joseph Reynolds Clark 1874-1916. NZ Army serial number 8/3215. Wounded France, died of wounds. "died of wounds to head, arm and leg". June 1916, buried at, Bailleul Cemetery, France.
John and Jane marry, 1 May 1862, Papakura
1863 Birth of a daughter, Emelia
1864 Death of a daughter, Otahuhu, South Auckland
1868 Birth of a son, Edgar, Napier
1868-1870 Living at Napier
1870 Birth and death of a son, John Charles, age five weeks in Auckland, Birth notice NZ Herald 6 August 1870 says "Napier papers please copy"
1873 Birth of a daughter, Agatha Jane
1879 Jane dies at Otipua, Timaru
1879 onwards; after Jane’s death Edgar and Agatha lived with the Clark family at Waiau Pa, South Auckland.
1887 Edgar dies at Seagrove, Waiau Pa
1900 John dies
1924 Agatha Jane dies at Seagrove, Waiau Pa
John and Jane’s children were
Emelia Chalton 1863-1864, died of croup.
Edgar Chalton 1868-1887 Born at Napier, died of tuberculosis and pneumonia.
John Charles Chalton 1870-1870
Agatha Jane Chalton 1873-1924, Agatha appears on the 1896 electoral roll, the first national election at which women were allowed to vote after a law change in 1893. Buried Waiau Pa.
None of John and Jane’s children married or had children.
Family branch ends.