SMART Elijah

Elijah Smart came from Moulton Northamptonshire England and emigrated from England on the first 4 ships (‘Randolph’) into Lyttelton 1850. So yes, we are descendents of the famous ‘First Four ships’ – important in the snobbery of Christchurch!
Elijah worked around the Mackenzie Country eventually buying a farm near Burke’s Pass and called it ‘Dornie’ after a Scottish place associated with his wife. Elijah died on 5 December 1930 and is buried at Burkes Pass.

Elijah Smart was the 10th of 14 children to William Smart & Sarah Wilson. They were the largest family on the ship ‘Randolph’. Two more children were born in Riccarton NZ.

WILLIAM SMART was born 1805 in Moulton, Northamptonshire, England

He married SARAH WILSON in Moulton, on the 11th November 1830
– Sarah was born 1810 in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire.

They had 12 children in Moulten.
They emigrated to New Zealand on the RANDOLPH arriving in Lyttelton on the 16th December 1850
They had 2 more children in Riccarton, Christchurch.

THEIR 14 CHILDREN
- those born in Moulten:

(1) Edmund Smart 18 Sep 1831 – 1919
– he married 1. Sarah Jane COX (1835-1920) in 1853
– he married Sarah when he was 22 & she was 18
– they and had 6 children
– he married 2. Frances MEEK (1829-1888) in 1873
– he married Frances when he was 42 & she was 44
– no children
– Frances was previously married to William Thomas PENTECOST and had 9 children. The first, Isaac Henry Pentecost, married Edmund’s daughter Clara Jane SMART and the second, Frances Sophia Pentecost, married Edmund’s brother Enon
– he married 3. Jane Susannah UREN (nee WALKER) (1842-1918) in 1899
– he married Jane when he was 68 & she was 57
– no children
– Jane was previously married to John Ellis Uren (1834-1896) in Victoria, Australia in 1861 and had 10 children. John was born 16 Feb 1834 in Madron, Cornwall to John UREN and Elizabeth ELLIS. He arrived in Victoria on the “Indiana” in July 1857. He died in Christchurch in 1896 aged 62.
– A daughter of John Ellis & Jane Susannah Uren, Elizabeth Jane Uren, (born 1862 in Ballart – died 1901 in NZ) married William Matthews JARDEN (1859-1903) in 1883

(2) Amon “Itaman” Smart 1 Dec 1832 – 25 Jan 1913
– buried Tempelton Christchurch
– he married Ann BAKER in 1873 – no children
– he married Mary Elizabeth LINKWATER in 1906 – no children

(3) Amos Smart 13 Feb 1834 – 14 Sept 1915
– buried Balcaim, Rangiora
– married Margaret HULCUP 4 Aug 1856 St Michael’s Christchurch
– they had 14 children

(4) Amey Smart 13 Oct 1835 – 9 March 1896 buried Timaru
– married Charles BOURN 20th May 1852 in St Michael’s Christchurch
– they had 17 children
– (Charles had arrived on the same ship as a 21 year old)

(5) Horton “Acton” Smart 22 Jan 1837 – 10 June 1877
– buried Barbadoes Christchurch
– (didn’t marry) Rosanna NEAL and had 5 children
– she is buried as Rosanna JOHNSON, the surname of her husband whom she married in 1856

(6) Eliza Smart 29 May 1839 – 12 Aug 1901
– buried St Saviours, Templeton
– married William ELLIS 30 Dec 1858 Wesleyan Church Christchurch
– they had 10 children

(7) Enos Smart 23 Jan 1841 – 22 May 1933
– buried Park St Napier
– married Elizabeth IRELAND Register General’s Office Ashley, Clinton
– they had 4 chidren

(8) Enon Smart 9 Feb 1842 – ?
– married Frances Sophia PENTECOST on 9 March 1874 at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Christchurch
– they had 5 children
– (see the notes at brother Edmund above)

(9) Enoch Smart 16 Aug 1844 – 10 March 1907
– buried St Saviours, Templeton
– married Margaret GOODWIN 1 May 1867 St Peters Church in Riccarton, Christchurch
– they had 12 children

(10) Elijah Page Smart 16 April 1846 – 5 Dec 1930
– buried Burkes Pass
– married Mary GREIG on 28 August 1878 in the residence of Mr Andrew BURNETT in Timaru
– they had 8 children

(11) Eli Perkins Smart 17 Jan 1848 – 23 Sep 1938
– buried Old Gorge Cemetery, Woodville
– married Mary COGAN on 25 October 1872 at St Peters Church in Riccarton, Christchurch
– they adopted 2 children

(12) William Wilson Smart 22 March 1850 – 31 March 1935
– buried Havelock North
– married Mary MOODY on 18 July 1877 in Kaiapoi
– they had 7 children

Those born in Riccarton, Christchurch:

(13) Emily Smart 8 Jan 1852 – 7 June 1894
– buried Old Waimate
– married George DEANS on 21 July 1879 at St Marys Church School in Timaru
– they had 8 children
(after her death George married her neice Sarah Ann ELLIS on 27 July 1910 in Dunedin – no children)

(14) George Thomas Smart 1 Sep 1853 – 28 June 1896
– buried Linwood, Christchurch
– married Isabella McDONALD 24 January 1878 at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Christchurch
– they had 9 children