John Woodill THOMAS
1858 in North Dalton, Yorkshire, England
02 May 1857 in North Dalton, Yorkshire, England . (Child noted as being unwell in the Church Register)
William THOMAS and Jane Marie WOODILL
Said to have had a sickly childhood
Also known as:
Jack or Jock.
Arrived in New Zealand on The Captain Cook on 5 September 1863
Elizabeth Ann BATES on 12 Nov 1877 in Akaroa, New Zealand at age 19
16 Aug 1881 in Akaroa, New Zealand
19 Aug 1881, Church of England Cemetery, Akaroa, New Zealand
Cause of Death:
There are two different stories. One is that John fell out of a boat in Akaroa Harbour, the other is that he fell off a horse and lay in the snow all night. Either way, he got pneumonia badly. This flared up rheumatic fever which he may have had as a child. He died four weeks later.
Jane THOMAS Died 26th Jan 1887 Aged 50. Also John THOMAS died 16th Aug 1881 Aged 24