Ellen Chant

Female, (circa 1841 - 1934)
FatherWilliam Chant (circa 1819 - 1900)
MotherEliza Trihorn (circa 1820 - 1890)
BirthEllen Chant was born circa 1841 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. 
Note NOTE: No birth record has been identified in British civil registration records. Her obituary states she was 93 years old on 1 July 1934. Her death registration (NZ 1934) gives birthplace as Salisbury England. 
INFO CHRISTENING RECORDS INDEX. Ellen Chant, b. 1 Jul 1841, Christening 25 Jul 1841 at Southampton, Hampshire, England. Father William Chant, Mother Eliza. (EngWalChrAnc.) 
INFO Probable BAPTISM RECORD from IGI. Extracted from records of Southampton All Saints Parish. Hampshire England. Ellen [Chant], baptized 25 Jul 1841, daughter of William Chant and Eliza. (IGI.) 
INFO ENGLAND BIRTHS AND CHRISTENINGS INDEX. Ellen Chant, b.1841, baptised 1841 at Southampton, All Saints, Hampshire, England. Father William Chant. Mother Eliza. From LDS FHL film 1041734. (EngBirChrAnc.) 
MarriageShe married Frederick Thomas Farmar, son of Broadley Farmar and Hannah Bishop, 5 November 1859 in Motueka, New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Marriage 1859 Chant, Ellen #59/348. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341154.) 
Exhibit PHOTO bust of Ellen Farmar. No identification of photographer. (CorresMARNI Letter Jun2002.) 
INFO SHIPPING ARRIVALS. Evening Post [Wellington, NZ], 10 Oct 1885,p.2. Port of Wellington arrivals, October 10, Waihi, from Blenheim. Passengers include Miss Farmar and Mrs. Farmar. (EvenPosPP.) 
Exhibit PHOTO of standing woman leaning on a chair. Identified in album as Mrs. Farmar. Photographer William H. Macey of Blenheim N.Z. (CorresANNTA email 21Oct2000) Date estimated to be 1890s because of sleeves on dress.
INFO FEMALE VOTERS 1893. Farmar Ellen, Blenhiem married woman, Wairau, 955. (CorresGEOCU e-mail 5Jun2002.) 
INFO DIRECTORIES. 1914 Mrs. Fredk Thos Farmar and 1915-1934, Mrs Ellen Farmar of 252 Armagh st Chch. (StonNelsDir LDS0447572-576.) 
INFO DIRECTORY. 1923 listings: Farmar & Co, produce merchants, High st. B=Blenheim. Farmar Arthur Jas, sheep frmr, Beaver rd, B. Farmar Ellen Mrs. 252 Armagh st, Chch. Farmar, Fredk. Broadley (of Farmar & Co.) produce merchant, High st; p r New Renwich rd Fairhall, B. Farmar Fredk Seymour, shp fmr, Waikakaho, M=Marlborough. (StonCantDir LDS 0447573 May 1923, p. 579.) 
INFO DIRECTORY 1929 Farmar Mrs Ellen, 252 Armagh st, Chch. (on Armagh sat between Madras st. and Fitzgerald ave.) (WiseNZPODir 1929.) 
INFO SON ARTHUR'S OBITUARY. 28 Jul 1932. Marlborough Express. Survived by mother, age 91 of Christchurch. (MarlExpress, 28 July 1932.) 
DeathEllen Chant died 19 July 1934 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 
INFO OBITUARY. Evening Post. 20 July 1934. p.9 Mrs. Ellen Farmar. Blenheim. The death has occurred at Christchurch of Mrs. Ellen Farmar, aged 93, widow of the late Mr. F. T. Farmar, a former Mayor of Blenheim. The deceased lady arrived in Nelson with her parents by the ship Olympus in 1842, and married Mr. Farmar in 1859. In the following year they came to Blenheim, where Mr. Farmar engaged in business as a cordial manufacturer. They resided here for 74 years, and took up residence in Christchurch in 1906. The old lady had vivid recollections of the hardships of the Nelson pioneers and remembered the Wairau massacre. Sons of the late Mrs. Farmar are Mr. J. B. Farmar (Blenheim), Captain Frank Farmar (of the steamer Port Fairey), Mr. Charles Farmar (Canterbury), and Mesdames H.W. Horton (Blenheim), R. Scott (Blenheim), A. Nairn (Christchurch), S. Broadbent (King Country) are daughters. There are 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. (EvenPostPP.) 
INFO DEATH NOTICE. Farmer, July 19 1934, Ellen, late of 252 Armagh St, in her 94th year. Interment at Blenheim. 
INFO OBITUARY 20 Jul 1934, Marlborough Express. "Another link with early colonial history was severed by the death at Christchurch yesterday afternoon of a very old former Blenheim resident..." Mrs. Ellen Farmar of Armagh St. Christchurch, was age 93 on 1 July 1934. Recalled Wairu Massacre. To Blenhiem 74 yr. ago for 44 years. Amazing physical alertness and mental vitality to end ... slight deafness. Died of heart seizure. Parents Mr. & Mrs. Chant from Salisbury England to N.Z. on the Olympus in 1842 to the Nelson District. Mrs. Farmar age 1. 1859 married F.T. Farmar. 1860 to Blenheim. Husband had first horse and cart in Blenheim. Survived by F.B. Farmar of Blenheim, Captain Frank Farmar of the Port Fairey due in N.Z. July 31, Charles Farmar of Canterbury, Mrs. H.W. Horton and Mrs. R. Scott of Blenheim. Mrs. A. Nairn of Christchurch and Mrs. S. Broadbent of King Country. 20 grandch, 22 g-grandch. Burial at Blenheim Tuesday. (MarlExpress, July 20, 1934, p.4f.) 
INFO DEATH REGISTRATION. Ellen Farmar, widow. d. 19 July 1934, of 252 Armagh Street, Christchurch. female, age 93. Causes: Coronary thrombosis 3 hours, Myocarditis and auricular fibrillation 10 years, Cholelithiasis 15 years. Medical attendant S. Stunter, last seen on July 19, 1934. Father and mother both given as -- Chant. Father's occupation farmer. Burial 24 July 1934, Omaka. Services W.O. Robb, Presbyterian. b. Salisbury England. In New Zealand 91 years. Married in Nelson at age 18 to Frederick Thomas Farmar. Surviving male children ages 73,60,57; female 66,65,62,59. Informant L.A. King Undertaker of Christchurch. Registrar J.M.Gahey, 21 July 1934. (NZDeathCert E. Farmar, 1934, #782, p. 284.) 
INFO DEATH NOTICE. Farmar, At Christchurch, on July 19th 1934, Ellen, widow of the late Frederick Thomas Farmar, of Blenheim, aged 93 years. Private interment at Omaka Cem on Tuesday morning. (MarlExpress 23 Jul 1934, p.4.) 
INFO PROBATE FILE. FARMAR, Ellen, Christchurch. Widow. Will. Filed 13 Aug 1934. Court: Wellington. Archives ref: AAOM 6029 55032. Held at Archives NZ Wellington. (NZSGIndex5.) 
INFO CEMETERY MONUMENT: Omaka Cemetery, Blenhiem N.Z. Farmar family includes: Ellen Farmar wife of F.T. Farmar d. 19 July 1934 a. 93. (NZCemRec LDS6341119#219 p.13 #193.) 


Frederick Thomas Farmar (1833 - 1913)