Burial register ID: 5678
First name: WILLIAM
Middle names: HENNING
Gender: Male
Age: 69 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 22-May-1890
Date of burial: 24-May-1890

Block: 160
Plot: 3

In Memory Of John Finlayson Gillies,

Constance Harriet Copland


William Henning Mansford and his wife

Caroline Mansford

John F. Gillies M.D.

[Monument is a marble cross]

Bio contributor: Reseach by Jane Davidson

William Henning Mansford (1820-1890)

Mansford was from Bath in England. He qualified as a civil engineer and surveyor and had experience working for the English railways before he emigrated to New Zealand in the ‘Victory’.

He settled in at Port Chalmers and purchased a block of land which was then called ‘Mansford Town’ but which is better known today as Carey’s Bay. It was from here that he successfully operated a bonded store and built the first jetty in the area. This venture was followed by an importing business which he ran from Stafford Street in Dunedin City, followed by a store in Gabriel’s Gully during the gold rush and later in Milton.

William Mansford was Registrar of Otago University between 1874 and 1890.

His wife Caroline was later interred with him.

[For more information see ‘The Otago University Review’, 1890, pp89-90

There are 4 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
COPLAND CONSTANCE HARRIET 74 Years 06-Aug-1931 10-Aug-1931
GILLIES JOHN FINDLAYSON 41 Years 05-Jul-1889 08-Jul-1889
MANSFORD CAROLINE Unknown 21-Mar-1906 23-Mar-1906
MANSFORD WILLIAM HENNING 69 Years 22-May-1890 24-May-1890