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John Gore
Ann Read
John Gore
Catherine Cock
(ca. 1760-1820)

Susannah Gore **


Family Links

1. Edward Sole **

2. Richard White Foreman

Susannah Gore **

  • Born: 1794, Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England
  • Christened: 23 Feb 1794, Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England
  • Marriage (1): Edward Sole ** on 14 Oct 1817 in Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England
  • Marriage (2): Richard White Foreman on 26 Feb 1838 in Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England
  • Died: 24 Jun 1871, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand at age 77

bullet   Cause of her death was Gangrene of the Foot.


bullet  General Notes:

"The Register of Emigrant labourers Applying for a Free Passage to New Zealand indicates that Susannah and Richard made application under the scheme along with, or on behalf of, all 15 members of their combined family, although the names of John Sole, Richard Sole and William Foreman are not listed in the later embarkation register for the Oriental......The 1852 Census shows that Richard White Foreman, shoemaker, lived on a quarter-acre fenced section with Susannah and two male adults. At that time there were no children listed living at home. During the Taranaki Wars, Susannah and her husband were among the evacuees who were sent to Nelson. The Statement of Expenditure for Rations covering the period June to October 1860 indicates that Susannah and Richard arrived in Nelson within a few months of the outbreak of the war, probably because they were senior citizens and would not have been able to take an active role in defending the settlement. For 14 weeks, from 22 June until 26 October 1860, their ration entitlement at Nelson is shown as 12s. 10d. per week. Richard was not entitled to vote in the 1862 election because he appears to have temporarily lost his residential qualification as a result of being evacuated to Nelson. In 1863 he was entitled to ten shillings per week under the Public Releif Fund dated 31 March of that year. An entry in the Taranaki Almanac, 1869, indicates that Richard was back in New Plymouth working at his trade as a cordwainer (shoemaker).

Susannah lived in New Plymouth for 30 years before dying at the age of 77 from gangrene of the foot. Her death occurred at her son David's Tukapa home. A brief article in the Taranaki Herald on Wednesday 28 June 1871 reads: 'Another old settler has passed from amongst us in Mrs Foreman who after a long and painful illness died on Saturday morning at about 5 o'clock. She leaves a large family of between 80-100 children and grandchildren. She was buried on Sunday last and was followed to her grave by a large number of persons.' Susannah's grave is in the St Mary's churchyard where she is buried with Richard White Foremand who predeceased her by 11 months." Source: From the Marshes to the Mountain by Faye Clark pp36-39.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

She had a residence in cnr Aubrey & Mt Edgecombe Sts, New Plymouth, , , New Zealand.


Susannah married Edward Sole **, son of Edward Sole and Mercy Chittenden, on 14 Oct 1817 in Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England. (Edward Sole ** was christened on 19 Aug 1792 in Monkton, , Kent, England and died on 19 Sep 1833 in Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Witnesses were William White, Jane Hodgman and James Sole.


Susannah next married Richard White Foreman on 26 Feb 1838 in Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England. (Richard White Foreman was born in 1797 in Saint Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England and died on 5 Jul 1870 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.)

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