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 William Thomas Sanday

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William Thomas Sanday

  • Birth 1837
  • Death 19 Mar 1906
  • Burial Waiuku, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Memorial ID 10556603

Son of William and Esther Johns Sanday of Cornwall, England. Brother to Honor, Mary and Joseph Sanday. He went to New Zealand and raised horses for the British Cavalry. He never married or had any children. He died as a result of throat cancer believed to have been caused by drinking a very hot cup of tea. He was known for his champion breeding stock and his help in clearing the land for farming and animal husbandry at that time. He is the brother of Joseph Sanday and Honor Sanday Yeo. Joseph came to America and Honor stayed in Cornwall. Joseph Sanday is the grandpa to Vivian (Peters), Priscilla ( Tiller, Hauxwell Hack), Allen, Marland, Manley, Edwin, Don, Christina (Pilgrim), Howard, Walter, Donald and Robert Sanday. All are deceased but Edwin and lived/live in Michigan. Most are on find a grave. Joseph Sanday is buried in an unmarked grave in Bruce Armada Cemetery on the east side.
From Cyclopedia New Zealand:

Old Colonist, "Sanday Heath," Waiuku, was born at Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England, in 1837. He was brought up to farming, and acquired a most intimate knowledge of stock. In 1861 he arrived in Auckland by the ship "Zealandia" (Captain Foster), and went to Waiuku, where he was employed in bush felling and fencing. Subsequently he was employed by the late Mr. Samuel Browning, whose extensive estate at Waiuku he managed for over twenty years. During the period of this engagement, he purchased his present valuable property of about 410 acres, which he cleared and improved by outside labour. In 1890 Mr. Sanday severed his connection with Mr. Browning, and went to reside on his own property, which contains 300 acres of the Aka Aka swamp land. Through his untiring efforts, the property has been thoroughly cleared (except that some pretty clumps of bush have been left for shelter), fenced, drained, and laid down in grass for fattening stock. Mr. Sanday is a well known breeder of blood stock; the celebrated racehorse "Waiuku," by St. Leger out of Musket Maid, was reared by him, and also "Okoari," full sister to "Waiuku." Many valuable young animals running in his paddocks will do equal credit to Mr. Sanday as a breeder. During his long residence in Waiuku, Mr. Sanday has taken a prominent part in local matters, and has been for over twenty-seven years a member of the Waiuku Road Board. He has been a member of the Aka Aka Drainage Board since its formation. Mr. Sanday is unmarried.



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thomas Sanday (1837–19 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10556603, citing Waiuku Cemetery, Waiuku, Auckland Council, Auckland, New Zealand ; Maintained by Sandayheath (contributor 46606164) .