Arthur Reginald Clarence BLUNDEN
ARTHUR Reginald (born Dec 25 1875, died 22 Sept 1960), married Nora Shand, took overThe Downs after his father, Reginald, died in August 3 1914.
Neil Ralph BLUNDEN
Neil Ralph, (born 1916), Dip Ag Sci Canterbury Agricultural College 1936. Killed in Action March 1942, while serving in Europe with RNZAF.
Bernard Lionel BLUNDEN
BERNARD Lionel, (born 28 August 1881, died 8 August 1973), sheep farmer at Waikari, North Canterbury, married Lillian Bassett.
GLADYS Helen (born November 7 1886) married Charles Godfrey Cracroft Harper.
Paul Moore HARPER
Killed in Pacific in 1943 WW2
William Banks DENSHIRE
Farmer. William Banks Denshire, was from England. The Denshire family tree goes back to 1743, George Denshire being Mayor of Stamford. Brought up at Thetford House, Baston, Lincolnshire, and educated at Marlborough Grammar School and Marlborough College (England).
After his father married Elizabeth Smith, the family moved to Ashstead House, Surrey. William Banks attended the wedding of his sister, Selina, at Ashstead House in 1872, and then set sail for New Zealand.
In 1872 he came to New Zealand and left again for England in 1874. After spending some time in England and America he returned to New Zealand and took up farming near Ashburton where he procured 2000 acres at Wakanui. He took a keen interest in sport generally, and was well known as an owner of thoroughbred horses. In1895 he was the convenor of a meeting to form the Ashburton Golf Club & was the 1st Captain. He was Chairman of the Ashburton High School Borad of Governors from 1903 to 1904.
He married Fanny Dodson, a daughter of Mr Joseph Reid Dodson who was Mayor of Nelson and owned the 1st breweries there.
Sailed on Rimutaka to London, June 1904
Full name: William Bankes Denshire Born: 17th October 1853, Baston, Lincolnshire, England Died: 29th April 1920, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand Teams: Nelson (Main FC: 1873/74); <all_teams.html>
Main FC Nelson (1873/74) Miscellaneous Nelson (1873/74) Ashburton County (1883/84) Ashburton County and South Canterbury (1896/97)
Edith Marion DENSHIRE
Died aged 3 months
Corporal Charles de Chair DENSHIRE
1917Oct12 14195 Corporal DENSHIRE Charles De Chair OIR KIA France Son of Fannie Denshire, of 22, Jackson Rd., Fendalton, Christchurch, and the late William Banks Denshire. Native of Ashburton, Christchurch BELGIUM - TYNE COT CEMETERY
Dorothy Linton DENSHIRE
Doy, Glad and Kath were known to all the family as "the aunts". Their mother never allowed them to marry and they all lived together and looked after Granny Denshire at their home in Jacksons Rd Fendlaton until she died aged 101. The curtains were usually drawn, and knocks on the door would be answered only if they desired company!
They were always cheerful, and enjoyed the races, parties, and the odd sherry. It was not unknown to "smell" the aunts before seeing them - their fur coats were kept free from weevils with lnberal supplies of camphor! They were all real characters, and well loved.
William Stanley DENSHIRE
Died aged 11 weeks
Derrick Charles BLUNDEN
Married Olive, from UK. Died from diabetes. No children.
William Charles DENSHIRE
Clerk in Holy Orders
WILL = Effects under 4000 pounds.
Died at Moorcroft House, Hillingdon, near Uxbridge, 24 Mar 1868.
Widow Elizabeth mary Ann of Ashtead
Emma DE CHAIR
or is it de Chain? (ancestry.com)
27 in 1851 Census at Baston
Captain George Henry DENSHIRE
51st Foot, Lieutenant George Henry Denshire to
be Adjutant, vice Lieutenant A. S. Wynne,
promoted. Dated 1st July, 1871.
51st Foot, Lieutenant George Henry Denshire, to
be Captain, vice R. N. Franks, retired. Dated
28th March, 1874.
1861 Census - 15yr old Scholar at Hillmorton Rd, Rugby
1891 Census - Single, Lodger, "Living on own means"
Emma never married and in the 1901 Census was recorded as the HEAD at Ashstead House. Her grave is at St Giles Church, Ashstead.
Mary de Chair DENSHIRE
Married John Henry William Somerset ... lineage back to King Edward III
Hester SHRAPNELL Coles
from Henbury, Gloucester (when married)
Captain George DENSHIRE
Captain, 80th Regiment
Reverend Henry DENSHIRE
Clerk in Holy Orders
Rector Mark GARFIT
Rector of Stretton, Rutland