Doctor Thomas Richard MOORE
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:
ELIZABETH, born 1841, died April 6 1885, married Dr Ronald MacDonald of Auckland, no children.
ALICE born 1844, died 1917, married John Terry MURPHY on July 12 1864, after he died Alice married REGINALD BLUNDEN, and so established the Moore and Murphy links with the Blunden family.
THOMAS Richard, Pupil No. 93 at Christs College. Played cricket in Canterbury XI against All England in 1864 and 1877. Managed and eventually owned Waimarama Station, Hawkes Bay, NZ.
ELLEN, died of Scarlet Fever, May 8, 1881 aged 32 years. Married Frederick Houth Mienertzhagen, who developed Waimarama Station, Hawkes Bay, NZ, later sold it to Thomas and retired to England.
Another 2 daughters (?) may have died of Scarlet Fever also (?).
Ellisa (or Ellen?) MOORE
Ellen died of Scarlet Fever, May 8, 1881 aged 32 years. Married Frederick Houth Mienertzhagen, who developed Waimarama Station, Hawkes Bay, NZ, he later sold it to Thomas Moore and retired to England.
John Murphy emigrated to NZ before 1850. He acquired 14000 acres, and was killed in a riding accident.
Star , Issue 1378, 27 July 1872, Page 2
MURPHY July 27 at The Downs, Cust Valley, John Terry Murphy, Esq. aged 30 years
Mary Phoebe MURPHY
MARY (May) Phoebe born Sept 25 1866, married twice - first Williams, then married Frederick Anderson. Provided a home for Joyce and Peg Blunden, after their mother died.
Margaret Leslie MURPHY
MARGARET Leslie, born April 26 1868, never married, lived at Oxford (cared for Alice Blunden after her mother died).
MABEL born October 4 1869, lived at Oxford, married late to George Beere, moved to Fendalton, Christchurch.
ALICE born July 7 1871, married Cecil Wood on Dec 19 1907, two sons Cecil Leonard Erlysman (married Jean Mary Richards, children Elizabeth, Michael, Peter), and Lionel John (killed on Active Service, April 6 1944.)