Fraserfield cemetery is a private family cemetery on the lands of the Fraser Family estate. This cemetery is still in use today and is one of the few private family burial grounds left in New Zealand, being maintained by annual subscription from family members. As it is private it is not managed in a council based online search, but records are maintained in many community based grave websites.
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Duncan and Majory migrated to New Zealand in 1840 with their children
Duncan was born 1795 in Dalcattaig, Scotland and married Marjory Fraser on 24th November 1821, before migrating to New Zealand. Inscription is as follows;
In memory of
fourth son of Donald Fraser & Catherine McDonald
Born 1795 in the parish of Abertarfe
Died at Fraserfield, Parewanui
August 6th 1879
Marjory Fraser born in Fort Augustus Scotland on 13th October 1803. Marjory was 89 when she died. Inscription is as follows’
In memory of
Beloved wife of
Who died at Pukeho
January 30th 1893, aged 89
Born at Fort Augustus Inverness
Came to New Zealand 1840
Leaves 4 sons and 6 daughters
203 great grand-children
8 great great grand-children
Thomas Urquhart McKenzie was born in Edinburgh on 6th July 1820 to Robert Bruce Aeneas McKenzie and Harriett Margaret McKenzie nee Ross. Thomas Arrived in New Zealand aboard the ship Oriental on 31st January 1840 and was 84 when he died.
Margaret Fraser born in Corran Scotland was the fourth child of Duncan and Majory Fraser, arrived to New Zealand with her family in 1840 when she was 14 aboard the Blenheim, she married Thomas Urquhart McKenzie and mothered 19 children. Inscription for the headstone is as follows;
In loving memory of our mother MARGARET FRASER
wife of T. U. McKenzie
Born at Corran Argyle Scotland
Sept 26 1826
Arrived in N.Z. by ship Blenheim
Died at Feilding
April 9. 1909
Her Children rise up,
and call her blessed.
Margery Fraser was born in New Zealand 2nd of March 1843 and was the 11 child to Duncan and Marjory Fraser. She was the first wife to Francis Morris Deighton. Inscription is as follows;
To the sacred memory of
the beloved wife of
Francis Morris Deighton
who died 14th July 1868
aged 25 years.
What is your life? it is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away James V. 14.