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Eleanor (Maunder) Sperrey (1836 - 1865)

Eleanor Sperrey formerly Maunder
Born [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1858 in Geelong, Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 29 in Otago, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Feb 2015
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The married name appears as both Sperry and Sperrey.

In 1858 widower John Sperrey and Eleanor Maunder were married in Geelong, Victoria.. [1]


On 31 August 1859 they had a son. [2] On 1 September 1859 their infant son died [3]

On 1 September 1860 they had another son, John Haywood . [4] On 27 January 1861 John Haywood, the infant son of John and Eleanor Sperrey, died aged 5 months.[5]

On 7 January 1862 they had a daughter, Eleanor Katherine [6]

New Zealand

In 1864 the family moved from Geelong to Dunedin, New Zealand.

They had two more children born in New Zealand, John Herbert (Mar 1863 - Jan 1864) and Clara Maunder (Jul 1864 - Sep 1877).


On 22 October 1865 Eleanor Sperrey passed away, aged 29. [7]

Death Notice [8]
On the 22nd October, Eleanor, the beloved wife of John Sperry, aged 29 years.

She is buried with her daughter Clara and son John Herbert in the Anglican Section, Block 2P Plot 45 of the Southern Cemetery, Main South Road, Dunedin. [9]


  1. Online marriage search
    Event: marriages
    Registration number 3563 / 1858
    Family name: Maunder
    Given name(s) Eleanor
    Spouse's family name: Sperrey
    Spouse's given name(s) John
  2. Family Notices (1859, September 15). Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), p. 3. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from
  3. Family Notices (1859, September 3). Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), p. 2. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from
  4. Family Notices (1860, September 5). Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), p. 2. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from
  5. "Family Notices" Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) 29 January 1861: 2. Web. 5 Mar 2021 <>.
  6. Family Notices (1862, January 9). Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), p. 2. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from
  7. NZBDM deaths 22/10/1865 1865/10228 Sperry (sic), Eleanor, 29Y
  8. Otago Daily Times, Issue 1189, 24 October 1865, Page 4
  9. Cemetery record
    Surname Sperrey
    Forename Eleanor
    Age 29 Years
    Gender Female
    Date of Death 22 Oct 1865
    Last Address Wellington
    Cemetery Southern Cemetery
    Location Block 2P. Plot 45
    Date of Burial 25 Oct 1865
    Type Burial

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Thank you for Eleanor (Maunder) Sperrey's details Terry. Although I have details of more than 90,000 Maunder descendants, this Eleanor is not among them. Do you know the names of her parents? Or maybe Maunder was her surname after an earlier marriage? Any help given is received with thanks - Best wishes, Allen Maunder [email address removed]
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