The Bathurst name comes from Beada – Hyrst meaning Battle-Wooded Hill. In the East regions (Sussex) where it was they used "u" to replace "y" so it could be Beadahurst, other variations are, Beaduhurst, Bodehurst, Badahurst. Its an Anglo Saxon name for the area.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

From the Deans Family site

The children of George DEAN and Mary Parker were---
1.William DEAN.B 25th.Dec.1827.D ca Oct.1828.
2.Ann DEAN.B 8th.May 1830.D ca Nov.1832.
3.Joseph Henry DEAN.B 26th.April 1835.Hurdsfield.D 23rd.Nov.1916 Woodbury,
South Canterbury.He married Sarah Ann Bathurst daughter of Richard Bathurst
a clerk in Holy Orders and his wife Phoeby (nee Uridge).Sarah Ann Bathurst was born ca 1839 at 6 Brand St.Greenwich.
Joseph and Sarah were married in the Temporary Church,Lyttelton on the 19th.Jul.1855.Sarah D 30th.Jan.1919.
Joseph built the Nugget Hotel at Arowhenua Ca 1858 now known as the Crown Hotel.He also owned 10 acres at Pleasant Valley.
4.John DEAN.B 26th.Apr.1835.Hurdsfield.D 21st.Jan.1909.Geraldine,South Canterbury.He married Emma Bathurst sister of the above Sarah Ann.Emma was born 4th.Nov.1840 also at 6 Brand St.Greenwich.They married at the Temporary Church,Lyttelton on the 16th.Sept.1856 by the Rev.B.W.Dudley.
The Bathurst family came out to N.Z. with their widowed mother Phoebe on the Ship "Samarang" which departed 24th.Mar.1852 and arrived 31st.Jul.1852.The Bathurst children were Caroline (17),William (15),Richard (13),Ellen (12),Sarah (11),Emma (10) and Thomas an infant.
Phoebe's husband Richard Bathurst,who died in 1845 was a Clerk in Holy Order.The Bathurst ancestors were a wealthy family having been involved with England's Kings through the ages.

5.Edwin DEAN.B 14th.Jun.1838.Macclesfield.D 16th.Aug.1914.Dannevirke.He
married Mary Ann Alding.Daughter of William and Mary Jane Alding.Mary Ann was born ca 1861 at Milton under Wychwood.They were married in St.Peters Church, Waipawa on the 18th.Aug.1878.
6.Mary Ann DEAN.B 11th.Apr.1841.Macclesfield.Her first marriage was to George Charles Allen a carpenter.They married at the Temporary Church Lyttelton 5th.Apr.1858.He drowned at Lyttelton 8th.Apr.1859.Her second marriage was to William Webb.B ca1826.Arrived N.Z. 1846.Married at the Chapel School at the head of Akaroa Harbour.
7.Hannah DEAN.B 23rd.Oct.1843.Macclesfield.D18th.Mar.1932 at No 3 Basque Rd.Auckland.She married Alfred Valentine Harrison at the Schoolhouse,Clive, Hawkes Bay on the 1st.Feb.1862.
8.George DEAN. B.2nd.Sept.1845 at Windmill Rd.Macclesfield.D Tai Tapu from Purau 27th.July 1931.He married Catherine Veal 1852 Cornwall.Daughter of William and Elizabeth Veal who arrived in N.Z. ca 1871.George and Catherine were married at St.Michaels Church,Christchurch 14th.Jun.1873.Catherine
D 23rd.Nov.1886.
The children of George DEAN and Hannah Rathbone were....
1.Thomas DEAN B9th.Jan.1851.Macclesfield.D11th.Jul.1901.Greymouth.
2.Jimina DEAN B23rd.Mar.1853D11th.Jul.1855.Port Cooper.
3.William DEAN B7th.Jan.1856.Purau.Dca 1926.Waihi.Married Leonora Jury B.
ca 1863 St.Ervan.Cornwall.They married at the Registrars Office Kaiapoi.She
D ca 1936 Waihi.
4.Samuel DEAN B ca 16th.May 1858.D 17th.Nov.1926 Nelson.
5.Sophie DEAN B13th.Sep.1860.Purau.Married James Munro at Christchurch
6.Francis DEAN B26th.Mar.1863.Purau.Buried 4th.Jan.1930.Married Agnes Smith
B ca 1878 Christchurch.Married 23rd.Apr.1898 Spreydon,Christchurch.They had one child Elsie Janet B24th.Apr.1898.
7.Albert Peter DEAN B28th.May 1865.
8.Martha Harriet DEAN B21st.Aug.1867.Camp Bay.D26th.Jul.1873.Camp Bay.

Our family follows on from John DEAN and Emma Bathurst. John was at various times a carrier,bushman and sawyer.
An Obituary in the Timaru Herald of the 25th.Jan.1909 reads....
One of the old identities of South Canterbury who occupied a place of honour in the leading car in the Jubilee Procession on the 14th inst. as one of the oldest,Mr.John DEAN died at Geraldine on Thursday just a week after the celebration.It was observed when he was in Timaru that he looked very aged and frail.The deceased arrived at Lyttelton in 1851 and came to Timaru in 1852 under engagement to Mr.G.Rhodes joining his brother Mr.Joseph DEAN who came down in 1851.After working at the "Levels" for four or five years the brothers went sheep farming on their own account in North Canterbury for some years and then returned to South Canterbury,where they settled,John at Geraldine and Joseph at Woodbury.The deceased was a quiet unassuming man,well thought of by all who knew him.He leaves a widow and five sons and two daughters.
They had 16 children as follows....
1.William George DEAN.B11th.Aug.1857.Lyttelton.D2nd.Feb.1929.Piri Piri.He M Harriet Alding B28th.Apr.1861 Oxfordshire.M18th.Sep.1877 Te Aute.She D11th.May.1928 Dannevirke.They in turn had 13 children,eight males and five females.
2.Mary Ann DEAN.B1859 Geraldine.D13th.Feb.1946 Hawera.Her 1st. marriage was to Thomas John Robertson Gibson M31st.Dec.1877 Geraldine.Her 2nd. marriage was to James Reardon B ca 1847 Kerry,Ireland.D1st.Mar.1892 Waipukerau.Her 3rd. marriage was to Patrick O'Keefe Bca 1864 Cork,Ireland. M12th.Nov.1892.He died 4th.Jul.1948.Hawera.
3.Ellen DEAN.B ca 1860 Geraldine.D18th.Jun.1897.Dannevirke.She had a son James B Aug 1878.Baptised 30th.Aug.1882.Father unknown.She married William Fitzjohn 18th.Nov.1882 at Otane,Hawkes Bay.
4.Richard Edward DEAN.B ca 1863 Woodbury D28th.Jul.1952.Waikato Hospital.He married Athalinda Evans B9th.Jan.1865 Lake Tekapo M at StThomas's Church.Woodbury on 6th.Apr.1885 Div 27th.Jan.1917.
5.Fanny DEAN.B12th.Aug.1865.Buried 12th.May.1870.Raukapuka.
6.John Thomas DEAN.B1866 Geraldine.D21st.Apr.1944 Geraldine.He married Mary Elizabeth Dineen on the 6th.Jun.1894.She died 21st.Aug.1963 Timaru.
7.Annie DEAN.B4th.Aug.1848 Geraldine.D11th.Dec.1839 at Wellington Hospital from Paekakariki.She married Edward Thomas B1867 Timaru.They were married at Marton.He D27th.Jul.1950 at Paekakariki.
8.Emily Edith DEAN.B ca 1871 Geraldine.D13th.May.1943 Timaru.She married William George Wright B ca 1869 at the house of Wm.Wright,Charles St.Kaiapoi
on the 15th.Apr.1892.
9.Francis Rosina DEAN.B20th.Apr.1872 Geraldine.D1st.Feb.1922.Woodbury.She married John Vance B1862 Colaghty,Ireland on the 23rd.Mar.1896 at Geraldine.
10.Gwendoline Bertha DEAN.B14th Apr.1874 Geraldine.D14th.Jun.1922 Palmerston North.She married George Bright B ca 1862 Nelson.They married at the Registrars Office,Palmerston North on the 8th.Apr.1896.
11.Fredrick DEAN.B30th.Apr.1876.D2nd.May 1964 New Plymouth.Unmarried.
12.Frank Bathurst DEAN.B16th.Mar.1878.D 22nd.Jul..1897.Unmarried.
13.James Anderson DEAN.B21st.Aug.1879 Geraldine.D7th.Dec.1952 at 121 Geraldine St.Christchurch.He married Ada Jane Bracefield B 1879 Timaru,at the house of J.Bracefield of Orari.His occupation at the time of marriage was storeman.
14.Alice Maude DEAN.B6th.Jan.1882.M Andrew Roy.
15.Emma DEAN.B ca 1883 Geraldine.D18th.Jan 1898 Geraldine.Unmarried.
16.Linda May DEAN 27th.Sep.1886.Geraldine.D31st.Jul.1911.Geraldine.

Coffin Line

To follow the Coffin Bathurst Line in New Zealand, see the website.
This is Caroline Bathursts decendants.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Bathurst Line

Bathurst Line

1390-1423 Richard Bathurst, of Bodehurst, UK, Sussex
1st reputed direct lineal Ancestor. Maybe Married to an Agnes.

1415-1464 Lawrence Bathurst, apparently Richards 2nd son. Supported dethroned King Henry VI during “War of the Roses”. For his “treason”, His Estate at Bathurst, Sussex, was confiscated (passed to Battle Abbey). Retired to Cranbrook, Kent and executed.It is possible he fought at the Battle of Hexham, (thousands of Royal soldiers were killed after that battle). Married Agnes.

1432-1461 Lawrence Bathurst, only son, of Cranbrook and Canterbury, Kent

1549 Died Lawrence Bathurst, only son, of Cranbrook, Canterbury and Staplehurst, Kent. Married-Godleve, Daughter of Robert Chapman. Lawrence buried 1549, Staplhurst age 92. Godleve buried, Staplhurst, 1547.

1537 Thomas Bathurst, Clothier, of Cranbrook (1537) and Canterbury when will approved in 1542. Earliest Proven Direct Lineal Ancestor. Had 3 Known sons and 3 Known Daughters. (Most published genealogies ascribe them to Lawrence, i.e. omitting a generation).
1549 Robert Bathurst, 3rd Son of Thomas, Clothier, of Horsmonden, Kent –owned Sprivers Manor there in Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Also of Canterbury (1549). Buried Horsmonden 1576. 1st  Married to a daughter of William Saunders. By whom he had 5 known sons and 3 daughters. Married 2nd, Alice, who was buried, Horsmonden, 1546, by whom 2 sons and 5 daughters. Robert Lent money to the King in 1542.

1563-1623 Robert Bathurst IV, High Sheriff of Cloucester and Justice of the Peace

1568 Paul Bathurst, of Horsmonden, Sutton Valence and Nordian. Clothier. Married, Horsmonden to Elizabeth, Daughter of Edward Horden, “Knight of the Green Cloth” to King Edward VI. She Inherited the Manor of Finchcocks, in Goudhurst, Kent, from her Father (Finchcocks Manor is located 1 ¾ miles SW of the parish church, Goudhurst, Kent. It belonged to the Finchcock family from 1256, the Horden Family Purchased the Manor in 1450, into Bathurst hands 1568 for 250 years) – and Paul Herby acquired it by his marriage to her. She was buried at Goudhurst, 1594. Paul reputed died at Goudhurst in 1599 but his will was not proved until 1626 and mentions various grandchildren not born at the time of his death. They had 7 sons and 4 daughters.
1573 Edward Bathurst, eldest son of Paul, Baptised, Horsmonden, 1573. Married, Bexley, 1597, Nazareth (1575), Daughter of Sir John Leveson, “Knight of Horne Place”, Halling, Kent. She was Buried Goudhurst, 1634. Edward Buried, Goudhurst, 1619 (will proved same year).It appears he died before his father – if so he, although he lived at Fincheocks, he never inherited it. He had 5 sons and 2 daughters. His Eldest son, Thomas (1548-1638) inherited Fincheocks but had no children by his wife Elizabeth Hooper. The Estate therefore passed to his brother –
1598-1633, Thomas Bathurst
1599-1651, Edward “ (see below)
1601-1659, William “
1603, Richard “
1607, Ann “
1611, Elizabeth “    

1599 Edward Bathurst, The 2nd son of Edward, Baptised, Goudhurst, 1599. “Gentleman Harbinger” to King Charles I. Married, Horsmonden, 1635, Martha, Daughter of John Hooper, Lawyer, of Stockbury, Sister of who married Thomas. Martha Born 1600 Buried Goudhurst 1675. Edward buried Goudhurst, 1651 (will dated same year). 8 sons and 6 daughters. Fincheocks Manor inherited from him by his eldest son Edward, 1634-1690. He married but had no children. Manor Passed to the 3rd son, Thomas, 1642-1718, but he was not married and it then passed to William.
1632-1726, John Bathurst (maybe a mistake unless one of his brothers died young)
1634-1718, Thomas “
1636, Charles “
1637-1711, Elizabeth “
1640, Edward “
1642, Richard “
1644, Okes “ (female)
1645-1727, William “ (see below)  

1646 William Bathurst, the 5th son of Edward, Baptised, Goudhurst, 1646. Soheiter, of Wilmington, Kent. Married, 1680, Anne, Daughter of Richard Gamon, “Clarke of his Majesties Works”, and widow of Kinsmen, Lancelot Bathurst. William and Anne were both buried at Wilmington, -she in 1708, aged 65, he in 1727, aged 81. They had 1 child.
1680 Edward Bathurst, only son of William, born 1680. Eminent Lawyer. Edwented Trinity College, Oxford. Admitted to Middle Temple, 1696: Called to the Bar, 1704: Master, 1729: Reader, 1731: Treasurer, 1743. He bought Fincheocks from his Father and rebuilt it at great expense, 1725. Inherited his Fathers Wilmington property, but sold it. Acquired the Estate of Triggs, Goudhurst, through his first wife, married 1708, Elizabeth (born 1685), 3rd daughter of Stephen Stringer of Triggs, “High Sheriff of Kent”. She died 1715, aged 30 and buried at Goudhurst, leaving 3 sons and 1 daughter. Edward married 2nd, Mary, Daughter of Dr. Charles Gyles, Surgeon, of Lamberhurst and Jane. She was buried, Goudhurst, 1776, leaving 3 sons and 1 daughter. Edward Buried, Goudhurst, 1772, aged 92. Fincheocks had been sold by him to his Eldest son by his second Marriage, Charles, a Lawyer, who died without Issue in 1767, buried Goudhurst. Fincheocks thereupon passed to his Brother -
1st Wife Elizabeth
1706-1751, Edward Bathurst
2nd Wife Mary
1726, Charles Bathurst
1728, Richard “ (see below)
1731-1788, Mary“

1728 Rev Richard Bathurst, 3rd son of Edward. Vicar of All Hallows, Hoo, Kent, 1790-1795, West Peckham, Kent, 1795-1801, St Margaret’s, Rochester, Kent, 1801-1803, Minor Canon of Rochester Cathedral, 1784-1803. Married, Northfleet, Kent, 1767, Elizabeth Boulter Brooker of Northfleet. Both Buried at Rochester Cathedral – he in 1803, aged 75, she in 1816, aged 71. Parents of 6 sons and 5 daughters.
1774, Edward “ (see below)
Charles Lacey Bathurst
William “

1774 Edward Bathurst, eldest son of Richard, Baptised, in Goudhurst 1774. Inherited Fincheocks manor from his father 1803. Unfortunately Edward was a heavy Gambler. He was involved in Gambling at snail racing. With his friend the Prince Regent. Incurred Heavy Debts as a result, and had to sell his estate and pay them off. Sold Fincheocks to a Robert Springelt probably somewhere between 1811 and 1820. Married Isthy, East Greenwich 1793, Sarah MacPherson, Spinster. Issue 3 sons. 2nd Marriage Mary Ann, who died in 1871, aged 87. Apparently having 7 children.
1800-1845 Richard Bathurst, Clerk, Married (or maybe unmarried) to Phoebe Uridge (1811-1889), Greenwich, England
In his will Phoebe is reffered to as the women he lives with.
Pheobe emigrated in July 1852 to New Zealand, on the ship "Samarang", together with her seven children. Her eldest daughter, Frances BATHURST emigrated on the ship "Midlothian", also to New Zealand in October 1851. Frances married Thomas Fowler on board.

1830, Francis Elizabeth, married Thomas Fowler
1835. Caroline Henrietta “ (see below)
1837, Richard George “
1839-1919, Sarah Ann, Married Joseph Henry Dean of the South Canterbury Dean family.
1840-1914, Emma, Married John Dean, brother of Joseph
1843, Edward “
1843-1916 Dorothy Ellen “, Married: William Thomas
1845, Thomas  “