Thomas Chamberlain

Thomas Chamberlain[1]

Male 1806 - 1859  (52 years)

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  • Name Thomas Chamberlain 
    Born 11 Jun 1806  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 06 Jul 1806  Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Occupation 1841  Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agricultral Labourer 
    Reference Number WI..SF 
    Died 5 Jan 1859  Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sacred to the Memory of
    Sacred to the Memory of
    Notes 
    • Thomas and Catherine came to New Zealand on the ship "London" arriving on 2 May 1842.
      Thomas Chamberlain[1] was born at Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England on 10 June 1806 the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (nee Edinborough) Chamberlain[7]. He was married in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England circa 1831 to Sussannah Catherine Bull.
      Sussannah and her sisters had kept a school and Thomas' family had felt he was marrying beneath him. Sussannah was born on 7 February 1809[2].
      The Chamberlains were leasing land at Daventry from Sir Chas Knightly in 1841 he told them that he wanted their land fro cropping. After a lot of pressure they agreed to a price for one crop, the land to revert to them after the crop was harvested. He planted a crop of acorns.
      They had effectively lost their land and so had to leave so came to New Zealand. Sussannah and Thomas came to New Zealand in the ship 'London' arriving on 2 May 1842 with three children; their youngest Edwin had died on the way out and was buried at sea.

      Chamberlain Road, Karori
      Named after Thomas Chamberlain, one of Karori's earliest settlers, who arrived in Wellington with his wife and three children in May 1842 on the London. He soon took up and cleared bush-clad land in Parkvale, the Parkvale Road area of Karori. They moved on after about three years to a dairy farm in the subdivided part of Northland area, then part of Karori. In 1855 the family moved again this time to the Wairarapa. source Karori Streets Karori Historical Society.


      Thomas died on 5 January 1859, aged 52, of a heart attack, just a year after moving his family to Masterton. Sussannah died many years later on 1 January 1891 age 82.
      Both buried Masterton Cemetery.
    Person ID I282  Frost Family
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father Thomas Chamberlain,   c. 01 Dec 1776, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 19 May 1839, Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Edinborough,   b. Abt 1774, Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1851  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1800  Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sussannah Catherine Bull,   b. 7 Feb 1809, Eydon, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1891, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [1
    Married 17 Oct 1831  Eydon, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Household Census 1841  Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Chamberlain 35
    Susanna Chamberlain 33
    William Chamberlain 9
    Giles Chamberlain 3
    Edwin Chamberlain 5 Mo 
    Children 
    +1. William Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 7 Jun 1832, Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1885, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Sarah Ann Chamberlain,   b. 11 Jun 1834, Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1873, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +3. Giles Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 31 Mar 1838, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1928, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Edwin Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 21 Jan 1841, Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1842, On board ship Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Edmund Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 31 Oct 1843, Tinakori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1930, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +6. Thomas Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 3 May 1847, Northland, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1908  (Age 61 years)
    +7. Samuel Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 8 Apr 1849, Northland, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1884, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     8. Sussanna Edinborough Chamberlain,   b. 16 Nov 1851, Northland, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1853, Karori, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 06 Jul 1806 - Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHousehold Census - Thomas Chamberlain 35 Susanna Chamberlain 33 William Chamberlain 9 Giles Chamberlain 3 Edwin Chamberlain 5 Mo - 1841 - Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1859 - Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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    Thomas Chamberlain
    Thomas Chamberlain
    Thomas Chamberlain Senior
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  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Chamberlain NZ Family Papers, Unknown.

    2. [S317] Chamberlain Key, The, (World Chamberlain Genealogical Society).