Burial register ID: 5921
Surname: PETTIT
First name: PETER
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 84 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 19-Aug-1920
Date of burial: 21-Aug-1920

Block: 194
Plot: 49

Bio contributor: Jessie Aylen (nee Rochfort)

PETER PETTIT 1837 – 1920

Peter Pettitt was baptised 30 June 1837 at St Dunstan’s Church, Stepney, Middlesex, England. He was the son of Peter Pettitt and Mary Toye, and married Caroline Blenkarn, the daughter of Robert Blenkarn and Sarah Ann Harrison on 27 September 1858 at St Peter’s Church, Bethal Green, Middlesex, England.

Peter & Caroline’s children were Peter, born 8 Sep 1859; Mary, born 1860, died 1862; Walter John, born 1861; Henry, born 1867; and Robert, born 1869. Peter, Caroline, Walter John, and Annie Elethea Pettitt are all buried in the same plot.

It is not known when Peter and his family came to New Zealand, but his sister Elizabeth Thompson and her family came to New Zealand on the “Buckinghamshire”, arriving in May 1874. Their daughter Jessie Thompson was born on the Journey.

There are 3 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
PETTIT PETER 84 Years 19-Aug-1920 21-Aug-1920
PETTITT ANNIE ELEATHEA 82 Years 03-Oct-1954 05-Oct-1954
PETTITT WALTER JOHN 68 Years 09-Sep-1930 11-Sep-1930