Elizabeth Jane AUTON (10.3.5.2.1)
18 March 1877 Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Birth of Brother
Joseph William AUTON born 1880 Yorkshire, England when Elizabeth was 3
Birth of Sister
Annie AUTON born 1883 Yorkshire, England when Elizabeth was 6
1883 To New Zealand on the ship Crusader with parents Christopher AUTON, Margaret Ann AUTON, siblings Joseph William AUTON, Annie Louisa AUTON and cousins Myers AUTON, Annie HOLDSWORTH, Christopher Kidd AUTON, Thomas AUTON, Mary Alice AUTON, Annie AUTON, Elizabeth AUTON and Maggie AUTON
Printed in ‘The Press’ Saturday 24 1883 – Re The Crusader Voyage
Messrs Shaw, Savill and Co’s well known ship Crusader arrived on Thursday night with 381 immigrants on board, nominated by friends resident in the colony. they voyage from London or from leaving Plymouth, where the passengers embarked, to anchoring off the Heads, occupied ninety-four days, and was as to weather remarkable for freedom from severe gales and unpleasantly strong winds and stormy seas. The ship anchored at the heads on Thursday night, and while there was struck by one of the hard squalls, which broke her cable, and the anchor had to be let go to bring her up. The steam tug Lyttleton went down for her yesterday morning and towed her up to an anchorage of Ripa Island. She was cleared by the Health Officer, and after inspection by the Immigration Commissioners, the friends of those on board were admitted, and during the day a large number of passengers were landed.
The vessel came into port in admirable order, aloft and allow, reflecting every credit upon Mr Richards, the chief officer. the ‘tween decks were occupied wholly by the immigrants, and the condition of single men’s quarters down the fore hatch, the married people’s down the main hatch, and the single women’s down aft was all that could be wished, everything being beautifully clean and orderly.
Dr Husband, now finishing his fourteenth voyage to the colonies in charge of immigrant ships, and who was here last in the ship Rakia, is to be congratulated upon the success of his work. He had a busy time of it with measles from soon after starting to making the Cape of Good Hope, and he reports on death of an infant Fergan, of convulsions. Mrs Toombs gave birth to a female child during the voyage. The doctor gives the passengers a first-class name for orderly behaviour and respect for authority, and expresses his satisfaction at the way in which the matron, Mrs Jackson discharged the responsible duties of that position over 166 single women. The later complained a little of the stringency of Mrs Jackson’s regulations, but no doubt saw the propriety of the extreme circumspection they imposed on the voyage ended. Dr Husband wishes to mention the services of Mrs Johnson, Mrs McPherson and Miss Phynn in the capacity of assistants. He also reports that the medical stores put on board were of first quality and abundance. The passengers themselves speak in high terms of his attention, and of the courtesy of the officers, mentioning especially the kindly and sociable manner of the master. Captain Lewellyn Davis, an old and able commander in the employ.
A very sad occurrence took place while running down the easting. On March 6th, the ship was in 46,35S, 125.2E and travelling at 11 knots an hour. It was about noon when a boy named Edward was leaning over the bulwarks and overbalanced, falling into the trough of a heavy sea. Captain Davis, on the poop at the time, had a moment before told the lad to get down, and he noticed the little fellow go over instantly backed the yards and hauled up the courses and as the Doctor states ‘with astonishing smartness he had the boat lowered’. The poor little fellow was seen astern once from the ship, struggling in the water, and a life buoy was thrown to the spot by the master. The boat was out over an hour, but the search was fruitless.
Enquiries made amongst the passengers as to the dietary scale elicited the most satisfactory replies. The food was of good quality, and very liberal in quantity.
The monotony of the voyage was relieved from time to time by concerts and entertainment.
The names of the officers of the Crusader are Mr Richards, chief, Mr Edwards, second, and Mr Enon, third.
1883 at 20 Stewart Street, South Belt, Christchurch, New Zealand
10 April 1883 West Christchurch School, Christchurch, New Zealand
Brother emigrated to Australia
Abt 1900 Joseph William AUTON emigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia with some of his brothers.
1904 at Lepper Road, Inglewood, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Birth of Daughter
Daisy Sarah Annie AUTON born 2 September 1904 New Plymouth, New Zealand
Daisy Sarah Annie AUTONs father could have been Elizabeth’s father Christopher AUTON There were incest charges regarding another one of his daughters and Daisy was born in his home
Death of Daughter
Daisy Sarah Annie AUTON died 17 September 1904 New Plymouth, New Zealand
Family emigrated to Australia
About 1905 Elizabeth’s parents and siblings emigrated to Australia. Elizabeth lived with her Uncle William AUTON
Christopher AUTON and Margaret Ann AUTON separated 1907 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia due to incest charges against Christopher AUTON
Marriage of Brother
Death of Mother
Margaret Ann AUTON died 1917 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Annie Louisa AUTON wrote to Elizabeth AUTON after the death of their mother asking Elizabeth to write to Sarah AUTON informing her of her mother’s death.
Elizabeth Jane AUTON married John SANDERS 11 April 1922 Methodist Church, New Plymouth, New Zealand when she was 45
1922 at 218 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Death of Father
Christopher AUTON died 12 January 1929 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Death of Husband
John SANDERS died 3 June 1934 New Plymouth, New Zealand age 77. They had been married 12 years
Death of Brother
Joseph William AUTON died 1934 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia age 55
Death of Uncle
William AUTON who was Elizabeth’s only relative in Taranaki, died at Elizabeth’s home at 223 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand 4 January 1938
2 July 1968 New Plymouth, New Zealand aged 91
4 July 1968 Taranaki Crematorium, New Zealand
9 July 1968 Ashes scattered in The Garden of Remembrance, Te Henui Cemetery
About John SANDERS (10.3.5.1.1/1) (husband of Elizabeth Jane AUTON)
Parents: John SANDERS and Ann MARTON
Previously married: Louisa who died in 1920
Death of First Wife
Louisa died 23 January 1920
Occupation: Farmer at Lepper Road, Inglewood, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Died: 3 June 1934 New Plymouth, New Zealand aged 77
Interred at Inglewood Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Daisy Sarah Annie AUTON (10.3.5.2.1)
2 September 1904 Lepper Road, Inglewood, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Daisy Sarah Annie AUTONs father could have been Christopher AUTON – father of her mother Elizabeth AUTON – There were incest charges regarding another one of his daughters and Daisy was born in his home.
17 September 1904 New Plymouth, New Zealand
Inglewood Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand Infants Burial Plot
Cause of Death
Unusual cause of death. Marasmus is a condition where progressive wasting and emaciation occurs often due to starvation
10.3.5.1.1 AUTON, Elizabeth, England and Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index 1877
10.3.5.2.1 AUTON, Elizabeth Jane, 1881 England Census, Yorkshire, Grantley
10.1 Information about the ‘Crusader’ From Savill, d (1986) Sail to New Zealand London Robert Hale
10.1 Crusader Passenger List voyage to New Zealand 1883 List of Assisted Government Immigrants
10.1 New Zealand ‘The Press’ Saturday 24 1883 – Re The Crusader Voyage
10.1 New Zealand School Project, West Christchurch School and Burwood School 1882 – 1896
10.3.5.1.1 AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Marriage Index 1922
10.3.5.1.1 AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand, Cemetery Records 1800 – 2007
10.3.5.1.1 AUTON, Elizabeth, New Zealand Taranaki Herald 3 July 1968
10.3.5.1.1:1 Death of Louisa SANDERS (wife of John SANDERS) Death. Tarankai Daily News, 24 January 1920
10.3.5.1/1 Death of John SANDERS, New Zealand, Taranaki Herald 4 June 1934
10.3.2.1.1 Daisy Sarah Jane AUTON New Zealand Birth Registration
10.3.2.1.1 Daisy Sarah Jane AUTON New Zealand Death Registration