Samuel “Old Biggs” Biggs


Samuel “Old Biggs” Biggs

Bristol, England
Death 28 Feb 1882 (aged 86)
Nelson, New Zealand
Burial Nelson, Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
Plot Baptist Block 01, Plot 221
Memorial ID 178184047 View Source
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Samuel BIGGS along with his wife Isabella and their children, arrived in Nelson, New Zealand from London, England aboard the 'Mariner' on 20 Sep 1850.

Details as per the passenger list:
- Samuel BIGGS age 44 (servant)
- Isabella BIGGS age 42 (wife)
- Eliza BIGGS age 23 (domestic servant)
- Sarah Elizabeth BIGGS age 16 (domestic servant)
- Isabella BIGGS age 14 (child)
- Harriet BIGGS age 5 (child)

🕊DEATH NOTICE | Nelson Evening Mail - 01 Mar 1882 (Papers Past)

BIGGS.—February 28, at his residence, Surrey Cottage, Waimea Road, Samuel Biggs aged 87 years.

🕊OBITUARY | Star (Christchurch) - 08 Mar 1882 (Papers Past)

"Old Biggs" is dead. Samuel Biggs, or as he was more generally called, "Old Biggs," arrived in Nelson in the ship Mariner on April 30, 1851, and though he was by no means one of the pioneers of the settlement, he did good service during his residence there.

He was one of the first to introduce the culture of bees into the district, and it was as an apiarian that he was most widely known.

Mr Biggs was a native of Bristol, in which city he was born on Dec. 4, 1795, and he had thus entered upon his 87th year. Many contributions from his pen appeared in the local journals, "Old Biggs" being the nom de plume used.

NZ DEATH RECORD | 1882/1451 - Samuel BIGGS age 87


the memory of
Samuel Biggs
Who died February 28th 1882
Aged 87 years

Also of his wife
Who died December 29th 1875
Aged 67 years

Even so them also which sleep in Jesus
will God bring with him
Thess. IV. 14.

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Age: 87, 02 Mar 1882 is the interment date

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