Junior Somes Scholarship P Carrington, JG Denniston, JA Gordon, JWT Ross, AL Rowe, EN Thompson Junior Somes Scholarship for Music LE Bullock, LCSC Christie, HL Jenkins, E Lund, AW Napper, FO Ormandy, ET Salvesen Senior Somes Scholarship for Music HHB Ballan, CH Ballantyne, L Burns, WL Chrystall, A Dawson, AG Gurnsey, FW McCaldon, FA Miller, A Morgan, HL Muff, LE Owen, TC Rae, WC Smith, CS Ward, WG Wilson Maria Somes’s death on 26 July 1911 was announced in The Press 29 November. She was 95 years old. This photograph was taken on her 91st birthday on the croquet lawn at her home, Annery House, Devon.
1 See also Teal, FJ 2012 Maria Somes College 25 pp34-36
9 Saxton, E to HF Alston 25 October 1850; Alston, HF to E Saxton 26 October 185; Saxton, E to HF Alston 28 October 1850; Alston, HF to E Saxton 29 October 1850; Alston, HF to E Saxton 20 October 1850; Saxton, E to HF Alston 2 November 1850; Alston, HF to E Saxton 4 November 1850; Saxton, E to HF Alston 21 November 1850; Alston, HF to Saxton, E 21 November 1850; Saxton, E to HF Alston 29 November 1850; Alston, HF to E Saxton 3 December 1850. Somes Trust Land CADA. The letters which are held in the Christchurch Anglican Diocesan Office are copies of the original letters. There are two sets, one in Christopher Alderson Calvert’s hand and the other which appears to be correspondence referred to by Alston in his letter of 3 December 1850.
2 Crown Grants in lieu of Canterbury Association Land orders [referred to as ‘Q’ and ‘Z’ in register/index to Crown Grants] 1856. pp124-125. CAAR CH290 2584 Box 840 Record number 37/6 Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Ka ¯ wanatanga 3 Christopher Alderson Calvert, Secretary to the Bishop Designate, described Thomas Jackson variously as a friend of Maria Somes, as the Minister of the Parish in which Mr Somes resided and as a person in whom Maria Somes had confidence after Joseph Somes died. Memorandum, Somes Trust Land, Christchurch Anglican Diocesan Archives (CADA) 6 Chapman, R. 2000 Canterbury Association land purchasers. Records of the Canterbury Museum Vol 14 pp 27-35 7 See Chapman above. The Town sections in both locations were already surveyed and laid out in sequence. The Rural sections were not numbered, but acquired their numbers as the choice was made. 8 Town Section 1 is on the corner of Norwich Quay and Canterbury Street. In the Deed of Conveyance it is noted that the hotel Canterbury Arms was on the site. This was correctly the Canterbury Hotel. On 7 March 1855 Thomas Jackson made an agreement with Richard Davis as proprietor. See Deeds Book 9 Folio 161 Christchurch Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Ka ¯ wanatanga Rural section 1 is described as “containing 50 acres or thereabouts statute measure commencing on the North Western Corner of the Town section numbered 120 on the Jackson Road Lyttelton thence proceeding in a Northerly direction along the Eastern edge of the said Road as distance of Eighteen Chains and twenty links thence at a right angle easterly a distance of Forty chains thence at a right angle southerly a distance of Twelve chains and twenty links thence at a right angle Westerly Eleven chains and thirty three links at the North Eastern corner of Town Section 176 and returning along the northern boundary of the Township of Lyttelton to the commencing point”. 4 The Prow http://www.theprow.org.nz/john-waring-saxton/ 5 Calvert, CA Memorandum CADA
10 Alston, HF to T Jackson 3 December 1850 Somes Trust Land CADA
11 Alston, HF to JR Godley 3 December 1850. Dispatches to the Colony Book 2 CADA
12 Christ’s College Board of Governors Minute Book 25 May 1855. Christ’s College, Canterbury.
13 Crown Grants in lieu of Canterbury Association Land orders [referred to as ‘Q’ and ‘Z’ in register/index to Crown Grants] 1856. pp124- 125. CAAR CH290 2584 Box 840 Record number 37/6 Christchurch Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Ka ¯ wanatanga 14 Deeds Book 5D folio 391 Dated 19 August 1857 Christchurch Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Ka ¯ wanatanga 15 Deeds Book 5D folio 496 Dated 29 March 1859 Christchurch Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Ka ¯ wanatanga
16 Christ’s College Board of Governors Minute Book 18 January 1858. Christ’s College, Canterbury.
17 Joseph and Maria Somes File, Christ’s College Archives. The photograph was gifted to Christ’s College by Miss Marjorie Bloxan, a descendant of Maria Somes brother Rev. Charles Waring Saxton.
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