Alice Moore married Reginald Blunden on January 30 1875. They lived at The Downs in South Canterbury, and had 5 sons (including Harold Ernest) and one daughter.
Alice's grandparents, the Moore family lived in Salisbury, England, and Dr Richard Moore was Mayor of Salisbury. He and many other Englishmen had been seriously disturbed by the growing influence of the Oxford Movement, (?) so much so that he resolved to emigrate to New Zealand.
Richard Moore, his wife, one son (Thomas, Alice's father) and five daughters, and their governess, Miss Liberty, set sail in August 1851 from Plymouth in the 630 ton vessel Sir James Pollock under Captain Withers and arrived 116 days later in Lyttelton, port for Christchurch, New Zealand. Among the passengers was Felix Wakefield.
It seems that the situation upon arrival in NZ led to second thoughts for Richard Moore, for he soon decided to return to England with his son to put him into school. They sailed in the William Hyde for Sydney via wellington where they paid their respects to Sir George Grey, and thence to Hokianga where the vessel was damaged on the bar. So, too, was their will to continue the voyage, and they returned to Lyttelton!
Richard's son, Thomas Richard Moore, was born in 1815 and died in 1860, aged 45 years. He is buried in the Barbadoes Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Thomas married Elizabeth Burdis, who was born in 1815 on the Isle of Wight, and died in 1887 aged 72 years.
Thomas and Elizabeth Moore had 6 children:
Alice Moore first married John Murphy at St Lukes Church, Christchurch on July 12 1864.
Alice Moore and John Murphy had five children:
John Murphy was killed in an accident, and Alice later married Reginald Blunden.
Alice Moore and Reginald Blunden had 6 children:
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