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Details for Thomas Chrisp

Warrant Number:2413
Gender: Male
Age Group:Adult
Occupation:Harbourmaster / Settler
Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: 03 May 1911 (Wednesday)
Date of Burial:04 May 1911 (Thursday)
Cemetery: Makaraka
Block: MKF
Plot #: 1330
Map Location:View on Map
Inscription:Captain Thomas Chrisp was born in Blyth, Northumberland, England, on 24 January 1837.
He married Mary Elizabeth Dawson in 1859 and became a Master Mariner in 1866.

After an extensive sea-faring career he came to the frontier township of Turanga, now Gisborne, in 1874 accompanied by Mary and five children.

This stone was erected by his descendants on 3 May 2011 in honour of his valuable contribution to the early development of Gisborne.
External Link:For Those Who Lie Beneath (Book)
Council has confirmed this plot does not currently have a headstone.

Picture of Makaraka cemetery, block MKF, plot 1330.

Historic picture of Makaraka cemetery, block MKF, plot 1330.