'Steadfast', Thomas Spencer, Commander, John Gundry, Surgeon-Superintendent. Sailed 27 February from London, arrived Lyttelton 8 June, 1851. List of Persons whom the Canterbury Association, have authorized to embark for Canterbury.
Small family from Nelson arrived in Lyttelton in 1851. I don't know how they got to Nelson but we presume that it was unlikely that they travelled overland. Reference: The Lyttelton Times June 28 1851.
Mary married William Palmer in 1858. Spring Grove, Nelson, New Zealand. 
31 OCT 1900.
Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand. 
↑ Source: #S4942 mar 6 217 Newbury Cannon Page mar 6 217 Newbury Cannon Newbury
↑ Source: #S4945 Page Very hard to read. Educated guesses!! Cunham? Cottage?. James? Small, 35, relieving? officer, yes; Martha, 33, yes?; George, 5, yes; Martha, 2, yes; Mary, 4 mths, yes; plus 1 servant
↑ NZBDM Marriages 1858/1947 Mary Small William Palmer
↑ Source: #S4947 Have copy Page Have copy Hope; Mary Maria Palmer; 59; Morbus Cordis & general anasarcan, 5 years, W B Pearlen, M R C J Ford, 11 Oct 1900; James Small, farmer, Martha Small; bur 31 Oct 1900, St Pauls Brightwater; W G Baker, C of E; b England 54 years; Brightwater, 19, William Palmer; M 41, 39, 35, 19, F 33, 31, 29, 27, 25, 23; William Palmer, son, Hope,
↑ Source: #S4934 Colonist, Volume XLIV, Issue 9943, 30 October 1900, Page 2 Page Colonist, Volume XLIV, Issue 9943, 30 October 1900, Page 2 DEATH. PALMER.— On October 28th, 1900, at Hope, after a long and painful illness, Mary Maria, dearly beloved wife of William Palmer, aged 59 years. Her end was peace.
↑ Source: #S259161 Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXIV, Issue 257, 30 October 1900, Page 2 Page Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXIV, Issue 257, 30 October 1900, Page 2 DEATH. Palmer.— On October 28th, at her residence, Hope, Mary Maria, dearly beloved wife of William Palmer, senr., after a long and painful illness, aged 59 years. Her end was peace.
↑ Source: #S4944 Page St Pauls. Plot 26 Mary Marion beloved wife of William Palmer died 28 Oct 1900 a 59 yrs. Wm G Baker took service
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Saint Pauls Churchyard
Brightwater, Tasman District, Tasman, New Zealand
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