Frederick William Teschemaker

1st Mar 1834 - 21st Nov 1878


Son of Thomas Teschemaker (q.v.), a planter in British Guiana. Frederick William Teschemaker spent his very early years in Guiana, but by 1841 his family were living in Tiverton, Devon. By the time of the 1851 Census they were living in Exmouth, Devon.

In 1855, following the death of his father Thomas, Fred and his brother Tom emigrated to New Zealand, along with their mother Harriet. They took over a 20,000-acre sheep run inland from Timaru near Lake Benmore, which they named Haldon, after the Haldon Hills in Devon. Eventually they built up the run to 57,000 acres, before selling it and buying another run at Otaio Station, south of Timaru.

On their deaths, Fred and Tom and their mother Harriet were all buried at Timaru Cemetery.


We are grateful to Peter Wingfield-Digby for compiling this entry.

Information on the lives of several Teschemakers and Thierens in New Zealand can be found in the handwritten notes available in the Macdonald Collection at the Canterbury Museum: [accessed 27/11/2019]. For Frederick William see

For an account of the landowning interests of Frederick and Thomas John in New Zealand see L.G.D. Acland, The early Canterbury runs, containing the first, second and third (new) series (Christchurch, New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd) [accessed via 09/03/2011].

Further Information


Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

New Zealand 

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (3)

New Zealand
22 Beacon Hill, Littleham, East Budleigh, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England
Peter Street, Tiverton, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England