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Agnes Sarah Stuart Erskine (1812 - 1883)

Hon. Agnes Sarah Stuart Erskine
Born in Hampstead, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[children unknown]
Died in Nelson, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Nov 2017
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Birth & Baptism

Agnes was born on 24 March 1812 in Hampstead, Middlesex, England to parents Thomas Erskine and Sarah Buck. Agnes was baptised at St Mary, St Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, England on on 25 Nov 1812. She is baptised a second time at St George The Martyr, Southwark, London, England on 23 Nov 1817. She is baptised a third time at St George The Martyr, Queen Square, Holborn, Middlesex, England on 23 Jan 1818 with her brother Hampden.[1][2][3]

Residence in England

1851 Bitterley, Ludlow, Shropshire, England (Unmarried, visitor, 33Y) 1861 Kingscote, Cotswald, Gloucestershire, England (Unmarried, visitor, 47Y)


Agnes emigrated from Gravesend, London to Nelson, New Zealand via Lyttelton aboard the Zealandia ship in Dec 1871.[4]STAR, ISSUE 1190, 11 DECEMBER 1871

Death & Burial

Agnes 80Y passed away on 17 May 1883. She is buried with her brother Erskine Thomas and his wife Apollonia at the Wakapuaka Cemetery in Nelson.

On 17th May, 1883, at the residence of her brother, Wakapuaka Road, Suburban North, Honble Agnes S. S. Erskine, of paralysis, aged 70 years. NELSON EVENING MAIL, VOLUME XVIII, ISSUE 116, 17 MAY 1883[5]

Gravestone Inscription: In loving memory of Major the Hon E. T. Erskine late 63rd Bengal Infantry died Jul 31st 1893 aged 86 years and of his wife Apollonia died Sept 26th 1904 aged 63 years also of his sister the Hon. Agnes Erskine died May 17th 1883 aged 70 years.

Underneath are the everlasting arms. Deut. XXXIII.27.[6]


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch ( : 19 March 2020), Agnes Stewart Sarah Erskine, 1812.
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch ( : 19 March 2020), Agness Sarah Stewart Erskine, 1817.
  3. "England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992," database, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Agnes Sarah Stewart Erskine, 23 Nov 1817; citing Baptism, , London Metropolitan Archives, England; FHL microfilm 394,842.
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  6. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 7 August 2019), Agnes Sarah Stuart Erskine, 1883; Burial, Nelson, Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand, Wakapuaka Cemetery; citing record ID 143693643, Find a Grave,
  • Ancestry - 1851-1861 England Census, London, England,

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