The table below shows the people that make up the group.
|No||Last Name||First Names||Maiden Name||Relationship||Occupation||Born||Died||School Year|
|1||Lawrence||James (1)||Husband||Baker||1841||1 Apr 1900|
|2||Lawrence||Frances Marsh||Rodgers||Wife||1840||4 Jan 1917|
|3||Lawrence||Amellia||Child||21 Apr 1864|
|4||Lawrence||Edward||Child||31 Oct 1865||27 Nov 1899|
|5||Lawrence||George Grey||Child||miner||5 Mar 1867|
|6||Lawrence||Frances||Child||7 Oct 1868|
|7||Lawrence||James (2)||Child||Baker||9 Sep 1870|
|8||Lawrence||Charles Lenton||Child||14 Feb 1872|
|9||Lawrence||Thomas||Child||14 Mar 1874||15 May 1941|
|10||Lawrence||Arthur||Child||6 Jun 1875|
|11||Lawrence||Harriet||Child||5 Nov 1877|
|12||Lawrence||Mary-Ann||Child||19 Sep 1879||c1944|
|13||Lawrence||Hannah||Child||29 Mar 1882|
The table below shows any historical notes about the party group.
|Note||Date||Short Description||Note Text|
|1717||1840||Birth of Frances Marsh Rodgers.||
Frances Marsh Rodgers was born in London, England. Her father was Mr W Rodgers.
|1718||1841||Birth of James Lawrence (1)||
James Lawrence (1) was born in Norwood, Tury, Surry, England, to James Lawrence and his wife Ann Stanaway Gardener.
|1719||1857||James (1) came to New Zealand||
James Lawrence (1) came to Auckland in the ship 'Tamar' and moved to Waiuku where he trained as a baker.
|1722||1857||Frances came to New Zealand||
(from Frances obituary) 'Left (England) as a young girl in 1857, in the ship 'Tamar' under the command of Captain Ross and landed in Auckland in 1858. After spending two years in Auckland she went to Begonia (Bendigo?), New South Wales where she married and returned to the dominion'
|1720||1860||James (1) went to Australia.||
James (1) went to Australia and took part in the Snowy River gold rush in New South Wales.
|1721||1861||James (1) returned to New Zealand.||
James returned to New Zealand and went into business with Mr H Robertson. They built the London Dining Rooms in Jetty Street, Dunedin. When gold was found in Gabriel's Gully, Mr Lawrence moved there for a time. He then continued to follow the Otago gold rushes. He established bakeries at various diggings including the Nokomai, Nevis, Kawarau (the original name for Cromwell), Foxes, Arthurs Point, Cardrona and Bendigo. The prices for a four pound loaf of bread varied considerably between the diggings - as follows: Nokomai - 6 shillings Nevis - 6 shillings Arthurs Point - 7 shillings Foxes (Arrowtown) - 11 shillings When Mr Lawrence commenced business at Fox's, there were no scales and candles in 1 pound packets were used as weights.
|1723||1863||Mr Lawrence went back to Australia.||
James (1) went back to Australia and visited Sydney and Melbourne. During this visit he married Frances Rodgers, the daughter of the late Mr W Rodgers, in Christ Churcn, Bungarra (near Jyndabyne) in New South Wales.
|1724||1864||Mr & Mrs Lawrence returned to New Zealand.||
James (1) and Frances returned to Dunedin. James went ahead to Cromwell and set up his bakery. It was the first shop in Cromwell to have a plate glass window. Frances followed her husband once the business was set up. James ran a successful bakery in Cromwell. The price of a four pound loaf was one shilling and sixpence.
|1725||1866||The bakery is closed and James becomes a carter.||
The bakery was for sale by mortgagees. James (1) engaged in carting to the Carrick Range.
|1726||1871||James moved to Quartzville.||
James moved to Quartzville on the Carrick Range where he took up residence with stables. He ran the commercial hotel and set up a bakery.
|1727||1872||James (1) took up a coal mining lease.||
James too up a coal mining lease in Shepherds Creek, near Tom's Gully.
|1728||1875||The coal lease turned into a working mine.||
The coal lease turned into a working mine and supplied coal to James's bakery.
|1729||1885||James (1) secured the mail contract for Bannockburn - Nevis.||
James (1) secured the mail contract for Bannockburn - Nevis.
|1730||1887||James (1) moved his bakery down to Bannockburn.||
On Feb 19 1887, James (1) moved his bakery down to Bannockburn. He set up business in dwelling #113 which comprised of the bakery, shop and residence.
Mr Lawrence (James 1) had a long time interest in mining. His son Edward was the discoverer of the Day Dawn reef in the Caledonian reef area of the Carrick Range. All of his sons were involved in reef mining. James had a financial interest in a number of quartz reef gold mines and batteries on the Carrick Range. These included the Day Dawn, the Star of the East, and the Young Australian.
|1732||1890||James (1) and Edwin Luscombe growing lucerne.||
James (1) and Edwin Luscombe started growing lucerne for winter feed, possibly at Quartzville.
|1733||1894||James Lawrence (2) joined his father in the bakery in Bannockburn.||
James Lawrence (2) joined his father in the bakery in Bannockburn.
|1734||1895||Arthur Lawrence also joined his father in the bakery in Bannockburn.||
Arthur Lawrence also joined his father in the bakery in Bannockburn.
|1735||1897||James (1) awarded the mail contract for Cromwell - Bannockburn - Nevis.||
James Lawrence was awarded the mail contract Cromwell - Bannockburn - Nevis and return three times per week. Bannockburn - Nevis return once per week. The contract was for a term of one year and the contract was for £100. Mr Lawrence may have had the stables built to support this contract (location #110)
|1736||1900||Death of James Lawrence (1)||
James Lawrence (1) died on 1 Apr 1900 of enteritis after being unwell for three weeks. He was 59 years of age. He was buried in the Cromwell cemetery. It appears that the bakery was closed down on the death of James (1) Around Sept of 1900 Thomas Lawrence (with his young son Edward) moved to Australia to go gold mining. Arthur and James (2) Lawrence also moved to Australia to join Thomas some time after 1903.
|1737||1900||Frances Lawrence continued to live in dwelling #113 after her husbands death.||
Frances Lawrence continued to live in dwelling #113 after her husbands death.
|1738||1903||Mr Alexander Robertson purchased dwelling #113.||
Mrs Lawrence moved to Arrowtown to live with her daughter, Mrs A Ritchie (Ivy Beatrice Lawrence). Mr Alexander Robertson purchased dwelling #113 from Frances Lawrence.
|1770||1907||Mrs Frances Lawrence moved back from Arrowtown.||
Mrs Frances Lawrence moved back to Bannockburn from Arrowtown and once again lived in dwelling #113 with her daughter and son-in-law.
|1771||1917||Death of Frances Lawrence.||
Mrs Frances Lawrence died on 4 Jan 1917 at the age of 77 years. She is buried in the Cromwell cemetery with her husband James (1) Lawrence. The Rev. W P Rankin officiated at the grave.
|1739||General Notes on Amellia Lawrence.||
Married John Jenkins (miner) in Cromwell Presbyterian Church 13 Dec 1890. Children - Arthur, Lillian, Ida, Ted
|1740||General Notes on Edward Lawrence||
Edward discovered the Day Dawn reef. Accidentally drowned in Dunedin at St Clair beach 27 Nov 1899. His clothes were found on the beach.
|1741||General Notes on George Grey Lawrence||
Married Mary Anne (Toms) in Cromwell Anglican Church 1896. Children - Mary, James George was a Carrick Range gold miner.
|1742||General Notes on Frances (2) Lawrence||
Married Edwin Luscombe in Cromwell Anglican Church 1887. Children - Clarrie, Winnie
|1743||General Notes on James (2) Lawrence||
Married Ada Kate Baker in Invercargill. Moved to Australia. Children - Vera, Horace James marriage broke up and James committed suicide - Nullabor Plains
|1744||General Notes on Charles Lenton Lawrence||
Married Maude Isobel West in Dunedin, St Matthews Church 1900. Children Sydney James (b.22 Dec 1903. d.23 Dec 1954) (This is not the Charles listed in Stones directory - not from Smith's Gully)
|1745||General Notes on Thomas Lawrence||
Married Elizabeth Jane Toms in Cromwell Anglican Church 1895 Children - Edward Thomas, Icy Beatrice, Frances Elizabeth. Thomas died - Cromwell cemetery 16 May 1941
|1746||General Notes on Arthur Lawrence.||
Married Lucy (?) Went to Australia with Thomas gold mining. Arthur died in Sydney, Australia.
|1747||General Notes on Harriet Lawrence||
Married Jock Currie
|1748||General Notes on Mary-Ann Lawrence||
Married Alexander Robertson in St Andrews Church, Cromwell 18 Jan 1899. Mary-Anne died in Gore c1944 (see party group 428)
|1749||General Notes on Hannah Lawrence||
Married Mr Miller. Hannah died in Wellington.
The table below shows a list of images related to the party group. Click on 'View Image' to display more details about the image, and to view the image.
|Image Id||Source||Date||Short Description|
|126||Cromwell Argus via Eileen Olds||13 April 1887||Bannockburn Bakery - James Lawrence||View Image|
|202||Alexandra Museum - Cyclopedia of NZ 1899||c1898||Mr James Lawrence and Mrs Frances Lawrence (Snr)||View Image|
|206||Cromwell Argus via Mrs C Spears||8 Feb 1895||Court Case - Boys throwing stones, Aggie Ross, Quartzville.||View Image|
|337||Mrs V Paterson, Bannockburn||c1899||Bannockburn Volunteers, 4th NZ Contingent - Boer War.||View Image|
|514||Miss A Parcell Collection||c1900||Lawrence brothers (?)||View Image|
|1074||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1930||1927 One Ton Chevrolet Truck (Berty) owned by Ted Lawrence - Nevis Road||View Image|
|1075||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c 1930||1927 one Ton Red Chevrolet Truck (Berty) - Nevis Road||View Image|
|1081||Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, NSW||21 Jul 1863||Marriage Certificate : James Lawrence and Frances marsh Rodgers||View Image|
|1082||Mrs R Winter - Rotorua||29 Mar 1882||Birth Certificate of Hannah Lawrence||View Image|
|1083||Mrs R Winter - Rotorua||1 Apr 1900||Death certificate - James Lawrence||View Image|
|1084||Mrs R Winter - Rotorua||10 Jul 1901||Marriage Certificate - James Lawrence & Ada Kate Baker||View Image|
|1091||Mrs R Winter - Rotorua||c 1922||James Lawrence (2)||View Image|
|1092||Mrs R Winter - Rotorua||c1922||James Lawrence (2) with son Horace Lawrence||View Image|
|1598||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1953||Arthur Lawrence (baker) - Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia||View Image|
|1599||Mrs M Valk - Cromwell||c1953||Mrs Arthur (Lucy) Lawrence, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia||View Image|
|2001||Cromwell Argus, via Mrs D McKenzie, Alexandra||8 Jan 1917||Obituary - Mrs James Lawrence||View Image|