Categories: Mary Ann, sailed 24 September 1841.
Another of the few remaining links of the "pioneer past" has been removed in Mrs Ann Cresswell (wife of Mr Edward Cresswell). Born on May 9th, 1828, in Lasham, Hampshire, England, the deceased, with her parents, Mr and Mrs Eyles, left England on board the "Mary Ann," on September 17th, 1841, and landed in Nelson on February 12th, 1842. Mr Eyles lived in Nelson for some years, and at the death of Mrs Eyles the daughter was left in charge of the home and family. Mr and Mrs Cresswell were married on September 12th, 1846, and began their married life on the Wai-iti and afterwards removed to Stoke, where they lived for almost 60 years, Mrs Cresswell being well known for her kindness and willingness to help in time of need. The homestead at Stoke was sold about two years ago, after which the aged couple lived for the most part with their only surviving daughter, Mrs J. V. Win, of Dovedale, at whose place Mrs Cresswell passed away peacefully at 5 o'clock on Wednesday morning (March 6th). Mrs Cresswell had been a confirmed invalid for two years. Just two years ago, while on a visit to her daughter, she was stricken down with paralysis, and had not walked a step since. Some three weeks ago the invalid showed signs of failing, and never rallied. Mrs Cresswell has left a large family of seven sons and one daughter. The grandchildren number 57, and. the great-grandchildren 22. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
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