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11 Avon Street
Sheet No: 223
Central Christchurch

Biographical information provided by Briar Barry for the He Tohu exhibition:

Hannah Wigzell (nee Lee) married Charles Wigzell, a gardener, in 1846 in Kentucky, USA. Although her husband was an American, Hannah was born in the United Kingdom in 1825, making her 21 at the time of her marriage. She was about 68 years old when she signed the Petition in 1893, as she passed away the following year, aged 69. Helen Wigzell, who signed the same Sheet of the Petition, was Hannah’s daughter. 

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

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Posted: 28 Apr 2019

Dear Marilyn, I did not see your comment until now. Please email me at [email protected] if you can as I understand my gg grandfather was also Charles. They lived in Avon Street. I understood they came from the UK as well on the 6th ship, one of the first six, known as the summer ships. It seems that the log here on Charles and Hannah is incorrect as they allege they came from America...? Kind regards, Mary

Marilyn Brazier

Posted: 05 Mar 2018

I am a 3g granddaugher of Charles Samuel and Hannah (nee Lee) and I like the relative below know that they (Charles and Hannah) were both born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England and then migrated in 1851 to New Zealand with their 2 children Charles Edward and Walter George with a further 6 children born in New Zealand - including my gg grandfather William Henry.

Mary (nee Wigzell)

Posted: 08 Oct 2017

I understand that my great-great grandfather, Charles Wigzell came to NZ in about 1850 with his wife, Hannah and that Charles was born in Kent, England. I am not sure where the information came from that he came from Kentucky and was American as I have never heard of that. If you have any information on this I would be delighted to know.