Thomas Crowther Plante was born 14 January 1844 in Westminster, England, United Kingdom to Peter Plante (1804-1864) and Mary Raynes Smith (1810-1891) and died 18 February 1919 in "Waitai", Otira-road, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Isabella Guthrie (1847-1897) 1870 in New Zealand. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Thomas was mentioned in Wise's New Zealand Directory 1878-9 - page 5


Offspring of Thomas Crowther Plante and Isabella Guthrie (1847-1897)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Curtis Crowther Plante (1870-1927) 14 December 1870 Timaru, Canterbury Plains, New Zealand 21 May 1927 Waitui, Otira road, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Edith May Constance Macarthur (1877-1964)

Guthrie Raynes Plante (1872-1931) 12 February 1872 Temuka, Canterbury Plains, New Zealand 10 October 1931 Mount St Evins Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Charlotte Madeleine Farina (1879-c1969)

Robert Stuart Plante (1873-1942)
Isabella Steele Plante (1874-1948) 26 June 1874 Temuka, Canterbury Plains, New Zealand 21 January 1948 a private hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Francis Beaumont Stephens (1871-1939)

Ada May Plante (1875-1950) 4 October 1875 Temuka, Canterbury Plains, New Zealand 3 July 1950 Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Jessie Jane Plante (1877-1964)
Mary Agnes Plante (1880-1964)
Mabel Plante (1882-1967)
Alice Edith Plante (1886-1944)
Thomas Halkett Sawson Plante (1888-1955)


Mr Thomas Crowther Plante, who died at his home, Caulfield, on February 18, was well known in the city, where, in partnership with one of his sons, he represented a leading English firm of hide and leather merchants. Mr Plante leaves four sons and six daughters.

Weekly Times, 1 March 1919, page 24

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1896," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 November 2016), Thomas Crowther Plante and Isabella Guthrie, 1870; citing Marriage, New Zealand, New Zealand, Wellington; registration number 1870/7977.
¶ Death
  • PLANTE.—On the 18th February, at his residence, "Waitai", Otira-road, Caulfield, Thomas Crowther Plante, in his 76th year.
The Age, 19 February 1919, page 1

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