Cressey, Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann Brunning, aged 22, came out to Canterbury in 1855 with her widowed mother of the same name and her mother's two sisters, Lucy and Mary Ridley. The following year Sarah married Thomas Bennett Cressey, a butcher. After periods in Christchurch and in Southbridge, the family moved to the West Coast in the late 1870s. Sarah became ill and died in 1882 in Christchurch. The rest of the family settled in Ahaura, where Thomas was the butcher.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopied typescript of Cresseys and blackberries: the story of the children of Thomas and Sarah Cressey by Irene Lister. Includes illustrations, newspaper clippings and an index.
Sarah Ann and Thomas Bennett Cressey had nine children, whose stories are given here, with genealogical tables and information about their descendants to date.
Photocopied typescript and illustrations of Hornchurch to Christchurch The Cressey-Brunning Story, The story of Sarah Ann Brunning, c. 1835 – 1882 and Thomas Bennett Cressey, c. 1829 – 1919. Includes a description of Hornchurch and detailed history of the Cressey family.