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Caroline Archer

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South Canterbury

Biography contributed by Wendy Napier-Walker

Caroline Archer was born Caroline Day to William Day and Ann Day nee Millgate in 1840 in Deal, Kent, England.

In 1841 Caroline was aged 1 year and living in Deal, Kent, England.  At the time of the 1851 census Caroline was living at 86 Lower Street, Deal, Kent.  In 1861 she was living at 12 Silver Street, Deal, Kent, occupation Dressmaker.

Caroline married Joseph Flanders on 14 May 1866 in Deal, Kent, England. Joseph died on 10 July 1869 in Medway, Kent England.

In 1871 she was living in Gravel Walk, Rochester, Kent, occupation Dressmaker.

Caroline’s parents William Day and Ann Day died in 1877 and 1879 respectively in Eastry, Kent.

Caroline married secondly, Isaac Archer in 1882 in New Zealand.  Isaac’s first wife Ann died on 21 September 1879 age 46 years in Waimate, leaving three children; William Thomas Archer born 1868, George Henry Archer born 1869 and Harriet Elizabeth Archer born 1871.

Caroline died on 27 March 1926 age 83 years in Waimate and is buried in the Waimate old cemetery in Plot 000406 in the Methodist section.  Isaac died in 1908 age 69 years and is also buried in Waimate old cemetery.

Caroline’s sisters Eliza Goldsmith and Ellen Mayfield also living in Waimate signed the Petition.

Caroline’s sister Anne Eliza and her husband Samuel William Goldsmith emigrated to New Zealand on the Strathallan in 1858/9, arriving in Timaru. Another sister Elizabeth and her husband John Bowles emigrated to New Zealand on the Mystery arriving in 1858/9 in Lyttelton. Both families later ended up in Waimate.


Ancestry Public Member Family Trees
Ancestry UK census records
NZ DIA Marriage Index – 1882/3020 Caroline Flanders/Isaac Archer
NZ DIA Death Index – 1926/1721 – Caroline Archer
Waimate District Council cemetery online database
Timaru Herald 9 April 1927, Page 16 – Auction Sale of Suburban Property (Isaac Archer (decd))
Rootschat New Zealand website – “Bowles and Goldsmith of Waimate South”

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.