Greendale Cemetery, on Greendale Road near the settlement of Greendale, is one of the closest to the epicentre of the 7.1 Darfield earthquake on September 4, 2010. In fact, the source of that earthquake has been named after the region – the Greendale Fault.
Large local families include Early, Adams, Ridgen, Rudd, Warren and Mulholland, among others.
High-resolution photographs of gravestones are available, plus one or two of the cemetery/church if applicable. This includes a full transcription, particularly for those stones that are hard to read or eroded.
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ADAMS, Ada (d. 14th December, 1940)
ADAMS, Derek Seaton (d. 4th January, 2008)
ADAMS, Edgar Pannett (d. 19th December, 1981)
ADAMS, Francis John (d. 1959 via BMD) Age 7 days.
ADAMS, Harriet (d. 15th July, 1934)
ADAMS, John Ashcroft (d. 14th January, 1969)
ADAMS, Lilian Mary (1905 – 1986)
ADAMS, Lucy (d. 4th June, 1869). First wife of Thomas William ADAMS (below). Nee Pannett. Tragically, Lucy died by drowning in the well while drawing water 2 yrs after marrying Thomas, and one year after their first child was born.
ADAMS, Thomas William (d. 1st June, 1919). First farmer at Greendale. Born in Gravely, England. Obituary. Thomas married Lucy (nee Pannett) (above), who died 2 yrs after their marriage. Thomas then married Lucy’s sister, Harriet (above).
ADAMS, Thirza (1876 – 1970)
ANDREWS, Frederick John (d. 25th March, 1988)
BARKER, Henry (d. 16th October, 1940)
BENJAMIN, Elizabeth (1875 – 1966)
BEVERIDGE, Leslie Alexander (d. 21st November, 2002)
BEVERIDGE, Malcolm Alexander (d. 10th March, 1956). Age 7. Also memorialised on this headstone is 17 year old Roger Aubrey HART, son of Aubrey and Florence HART, who died 15 days later.
BLACK, Leslie Albert (d. 26th June, 1975)
BLAIKIE, Annie (d. 15th September, 1928)
BRAY, Caroline (d. 1st February, 1895). News report.
BRUCE, David (d. 19th June, 1917). Husband of Dolina Bruce.
BRUCE, Dolina (d. 15th March, 1926)
BRUCE, Mary Elsie Dove (d. 26th August, 1970)
BRUCE, Muriel Shona (1932 – 2002)
BULL, Joseph (d. 17th July, 1934)
BULL, Susannah (d. 20th December, 1946)
BULL, William (d. 3rd April, 1893)
BURDON, Isaac (d. 12th November, 1908)
BURNS, Elizabeth (d. 1895 – 1966)
BURNS, Samuel Robert (d. 20th May, 1972)
CHATTERTON, Alfred Ernest (d. 7th September, 1969)
CHURCH, Elizabeth (d. 8th February, 1929)
CHURCH, George Frederick (d. 16th February, 1917)
CHURTON, Margaret Letitia (d. 5th May, 2008)
CLARKSON, Clara Jane (d. 19th July, 1941)
CLARKSON, Robert Warcup (d. 11th April, 2002)
CLUCAS, Florence Emily (d. 19th November, 1915)
CLUCAS, Mary Jane (d. 26th February, 1954)
CLUCAS, Robert John (d. 7th March, 1988)
CLUCAS, Thomas Edward (d. 6th March, 1971)
CLUCAS, Thomas Louis (d. 25th September, 1996)
COLEE, Alfred William (d. 5th August, 1929)
COLEE, Elizabeth Anderson King (d. 15th June, 1915)
COLEE, Robert (d. 13th October, 1938)
COLEE, Walter Cuthbert (d. 22nd May, 1966)
COLLIN, Frank Garrett (d. 15th July, 1990)
COMPTON, John Albert (d. 20th May, 1917)
COMPTON, Lucy Gertrude (d. 1st September, 1935)
CRIDGE, George (d. 1861 – 1937)
CRIDGE, George (1888 – 1964)
CRIDGE, John Alexander (d. 11th July, 1986)
CRIDGE, Thomas William (d. 25th July, 1912)
DEAN, Violet Esther (d. 8th November, 1930). Age 5.
DENT, Charles (d. 27th April, 1908)
DUNLOP, Alice Ada (d. 7th August, 1928)
EARLY, Alice Elizabeth (d. 5th May, 1954)
EARLY, Beatrice Stuart (d. 1998)
EARLY, Charles (d. 30th August, 1926)
EARLY, Emily Frances (d. 8th January, 1916)
EARLY, Frederick George (d. 1956)
EARLY, Leslie John (d. 1957).
Additional information from C.Clayton of Whitianga, Coromandel, NZ:
Leslie EARLY married Rosetta Mildred WELLS, daughter of Henry Charles WELLS and Sarah Annie MILLS, Sarah was the daughter of John MILLS and Johanna WITHERS. John MILLS was my third great granduncle, his older brother William MILLS who also came out to New Zealand was my fourth great grandfather.
EARLY, Sonia Ann (d. 27th April, 1981)
EDBROOKE, Henry (d. 6th February, 1947)
EVANS, Louisa (d. 31st December, 1903). Killed in a train accident at Heathcote. Refer to “Reader Comments” below for further information.
EVISON, Charles (1875 – 1948)
FORD, Emily A (d. 30th October, 1929)
FORRESTER, Matthew Miller (d. 12th October, 1976)
FORSTER, Phebe (d. 7th February, 1903)
FOSTER, Douglas Maxwell (d. 7th April, 1982). RNZAF No. 413746
FOSTER, Steven Gareth (d. 23rd October, 1983)
FREW, John (d. 11th July, 1895). Date of death differs in news report. See “Readers Comments” below for more information.
FREW, John Edgar (d. 4th July, 2002)
FREW, Rose Ann (d. 19th February, 1966).
GIBBS, John Thomas (1843 – 1939)
GIBSON, John W (d. 21st April, 1953)
GIDDINGS – children of George and Mary E. Giddings:
GIDDINGS, George (d. 30th April, 1916). Born Offord, Huntingdonshire, England.
GIDDINGS, Richard (d. 17th December, 1911). Funeral notice.
GILLANDERS, George (d. 15th December, 1993)
GILLANDERS, Hector (d. 11th December, 1892)
GILLANDERS, Hector Macdonald (d. 14th June, 1948)
GILLANDERS, Joyce (d. 13th August, 1977)
GILLANDERS, Mary Ann (d. 1941)
GILLANDERS, Maud Sarah (d. 11th September, 1946)
GOUGH, Charles (d. 29th April, 1881). “Lost in the surf from the wreck of the Tararua“. An engineer on the doomed ship, Charles’ body was identified by his wife, who recognised her own sewing on his clothes.
GOUGH, James (d. 28th December, 1920). Arrived in NZ 1859.
GOUGH, James (d. 1?th November, 1926). Age 9 years.
GOUGH, Lewis Francis (d. 4th July, 1968). Died in Murren, Switzerland.
GOUGH, Thomas (d. 2nd May, 1953)
GOUGH, Thomas Charles (d. 21st December, 1985)
GREEN, William (d. 11th May, 1901)
HARRISON, Lilian Betty (d. 16th March, 1993)
HART, Aubrey George (d. 11th February, 1978)
HEAL, Thomas (d. 26th June, 1959)
HICKS, Alma Elizabeth May (nee Yeatman) (1920 – 2009)
HOLLAND, Emily (d. 31st October, 1937)
HOLLAND, George W (1849 – 1939). “Arrived in NZ 16.10.1863”.
HOLLAND, Margaret (d. 8th June, 1888). Died after “giving birth to premature twins“.
HOLLAND, Robert (d. 4th November, 1888). Died suddenly of heart disease.
JANE, Mary Eddy (d. 18th March, 1888).
Many thanks to blog supporter and reader Ian Newton who provided the following information about Mary Eddy JANE (nee MANN) and Harriett Jane JANE (nee Lane) whose burial is also marked by this headstone.
Mary Eddy Mann was born in Zennor in Cornwall, England and married Alfred Jane on 29 April, 1874 in the Grade Parish Church, Chadwick, Cornwall. Alfred and Mary Eddy arrived in New Zealand on the St Lawrence on 30 August, 1874. The couple settled in the Greendale area where Alfred took up farming. The couple had a family of 6 children. Mary died on 17 March 1888 on the farm in Greendale as a result of congestion of the lungs and a ruptured blood vessel in the lungs.
And of Harriett Jane JANE (nee Lane) Ian Newton informs us:
Harriet Jane Lane was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England about 1866. She was previously married to George Cookson Valentine and was a widow when she married Alfred Jane on 8 February 1892 in Greendale. Alfred and Harriet had 6 children before Harriet died undergoing an operation at Christchurch Public Hospital on 14 June, 1904.
Alfred left the Greendale area about 1907 and went to Heriot in Otago, where he had a son farming.
JARMAN, Burton Elworthy (d. 31st May, 1989). “2nd NZEF No. 16473 Div. Cav.”
JARMAN, Frank Waldron (d. 24th April, 1970)
JARMAN, James Gough (d. 17th November, 1926)
JARMAN, Louisa Jane (d. 18th July, 1923)
JARMAN, Myra Agnes Lilian (d. 21st October, 1999)
JARMAN, Phyllis Amy (1900 – 1937)
JARMAN, Robert Nesslea (d. 14th November, 1957)
JONES, Charles Richmond (1925 – 1981)
JONES (Baby/Stillborn 23 February, 1935)
JONES, Mabel Olive (1895 – 1969)
KAY, Alexander (d. 19th February, 1939)
KAY, Edgar Stanley (d. 3rd November, 1984)
KAY, Richard John (d. 12th January, 1918). Age 4.
KNEALE, Rosaline Helen (1901 – 1938)
LAMB, Benjamin (d. 7th August, 1938)
LOCKER, Mary Jane (d. 2nd November, 1925)
LOCKER, Thomas Henry (d. 6th September, 1956)
LOCKER, William James (d. 27th October, 1959)
MANCIN, George (d. 1st November, 1902)
MANCIN, Jane (d. 28th May, 1889)
MARCH, Samuel (d. 26th August, 1892)
McCROSTIE, Hugh (d. 23rd May, 1908)
McGUINNETY, Ruth (1928 – 1994)
McLAUGHLIN, Colin Ashley (d. 21st May, 1988)
McLAUGHLIN, John Alexander (d. 21st January, 1950)
McLAUGHLIN, Nancy Ashley (d. 15th May, 2003)
McMILLAN, Frances Gladys (d. 29th September, 1975). Nee Barker.
MISKIMMIN, Ellen (d. 2nd February, 1955)
MORLAND, Charles James (d. 24th July, 1933)
MORLAND, Graeme Alister (d. 17th March, 1984). Result of accident.
MOOR, Maureen Maisie (d. 29th September, 1987)
MULHOLLAND, Agnes Margaret Estella (d. 11th July, 1996)
MULHOLLAND, Margaret Frances (d. 24th July, 1953)
MULHOLLAND, Rowland Barclay (d. 11th November, 1925). Age 5.
MULHOLLAND, William Walter O.B.E (d. 9th November, 1971)
NAUGHTON, M J (Joe) (1917 – 1986)
NEEDHAM, Catherine Ann (d. 10th September, 1905)
NEEDHAM, Evelyn May (d. 1943)
NEEDHAM, Susie (d. 6th April, 1987)
PASCOE, Barrie Oliver (d. 10th December, 2000)
PASCOE, Leonard (d. 28th July, 1987)
PASCOE, Thomas John (d. 1st September, 1975)
PEARSON, Noreen Marion (d. 13th July, 2009)
POLSON, George McLeod (d. 6th August, 1927)
POLSON, Myra Alice (d. 13th April, 1986)
PUMPA, Jared Christian (d. 4th November, 2005)
READ, Charles Edward (d. 25th March, 1981)
REDFERN, Charles Olave (d. 15th January, 1987)
REDFERN, John Olave (d. 20th June, 1937)
REID, Dorothy Overland (d. 3rd September, 1975)
REID, Joan (d. 17th April, 1951)
REID, Margaret (d. 30th June, 1945)
REID, Margaret Robertson (d. 25th August, 1919). Age 10. Only child of Robert and M F Reid.
REID, Robert (d. 5th January, 1928). Born Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1856.
RIDGEN, Amy May (d. 31st January, 2009)
RIDGEN, Annie Gertrude (d. 22nd May, 1954)
RIDGEN, Charles Edgar (d. 8th July, 1951)
RIDGEN, Edgar John (d. 16th December, 2005)
RIDGEN, Frank Charles (d. 24th June, 2008)
RIDGEN, George (d. 12th June, 1906)
RIDGEN, Hannah (d. 5th May, 1944)
RIDGEN, Helen Matilda Colee (d. 2nd January, 1917)
RIDGEN, Rachel Elizabeth (d. 22nd July, 1994)
ROULSTON, Lucinda (d. 8th November, 1888)
RUDD, Annie Elizabeth (d. 8th May, 1904)
RUDD, Charles (1882 – 1964)
RUDD, Charles Dodsworth (d. 20th May 1999)
RUDD, Frank Watson (C.Y.C) (d. 22nd October, 1918). Died of sickness and buried in Kantara Military Hospital, Egypt.
RUDD, George (d. 1st July, 1897). Died at the home of his son-in-law.
RUDD, Helen (1893 – 1977)
RUDD, James Watson (d. 4th July, 1903). Accidental death.
RUDD, John Dodsworth (d. 16th February, 1931)
RUDD, Jonathan (1884 – 1967)
RUDD, Kate Elizabeth (d. 1945)
RUDD, Laura Jane (1886 – 1969)
RUDD, Mary Louisa (d. 8th August, 1910)
RUDD, Mary Louisa (1894 – 1971)
RUDD, Mildred (1889 – 1964)
RUSSELL, Winifred Frances (d. 5th December, 1956)
SANSON, Alfred (d. 10th January, 1958)
SANSON, James (d. 15th November, 1912)
SANSON, Mary (d. 24th August, 1903). Born Manchester, England.
SHEATE, Mary (d. 26th November, 1921)
SHIPLEY, Burton (d. 7th March, 1911)
SHIPLEY, George Burton (1926 – 2004)
SHIPLEY, Hazel Edna(d. 18th October, 1970)]
SHIPLEY, William (d. 15th September, 1934)
SMITH FAMILY – Annie S (d. 10th February, 1905, age 18), George A (d. 17th May, 1905, age 23), Edmund (d. 1st June, 1906, age 52), Phillip F E (d. 18th April, 1924, age 35), Mary A (d. 7th December, 1946, age 62), Susannah (6th December, 1950, age 87).
SMITH, Mary Jane (d. 27th November, 1892). Daughter of R & A Holland.
STEPHENS, Richard (d. 4th June, 1971)
STEVENSON, William (d. 21st July, 1957). Age 73.
STEVENSON, William (d. 10th January, 1917)
SUTTON, Margaret Ruth (d. 10th March, 2009)
SUTTON, William Richard (d. 6th March, 2002)
TAEGE, Flora (d. 21st September, 1940)
TAEGE, Flora Adelaide (1902 – 1908)
TAEGE, Herman August (d. 27th February, 1959)
TAEGE, Venice Eve (d. 30th July, 1998)
TAYLOR, Leonie Margaret (d. 6th October, 2010)
TAYLOR, Shona (d. 5th September, 2006)
THOMPSON, Doris Ruby (d. 1976)
THOMPSON, Jane (d. 7th June, 1904)
THOMPSON, Laura E (d. 7th March, 1905)
THOMPSON, Robert (d. 10th September, 1999)
THOMPSON, Ruby Minnie (d. 1941)
THOMPSON, Sarah Agnes (d. 1st March, 1949)
TOWNSEND, Arthur C E (d. 2nd February, 1979)
WARD, George (d. 20th November, 1905)
WARREN, Annie Elizabeth (d. 22nd November, 1953)
WARREN, Florence Mary (d. 11th May, 1937). Age 1 day.
WARREN, George (d. 28th August, 1878)
WARREN, John (d. 1st August, 1887)
WARREN, John Wells (d. 5th April, 1947)
WARREN, Margaret (d. 13th January, 1978)
WARREN, Marjorie Ruth (d. 30th January, 1983)
WARREN, Mary Hannah (d. 6th May, 1909). Age 7. Daughter of John and Mary Warren of “Waianiwa”.
WARREN, Mary Jane (d. 9th January, 1927)
WELLS, Eliza (d. 12th April, 1903)
WELLS, Mary A (Martha?) (d. 3 October, 1880)
WICKENS, Alice Jane (d. 1952). Nee Taege.
WILSON, Thomas (d. 1835 – 1910)
WILSON, William Alexander (d.illegible)
YEATMAN, Charles William (1899 – 1978)
YEATMAN, John (d. 3rd September, 1904)