|G3||Henry Bull and Martha Smith||Edward Taylor and Anne Turner|
Kate Mary Taylor|
= (1) 1906
Mildred Martha Bull
Evelyn Margaret Robinson
Ansley was born at Turkey Street near Enfield in Middlesex on the 17th July 1855 and was christened at the Jesus Anglican Church in Forty Hill. He was the youngest of the seven sons of Henry and Martha Bull. Henry was a Hay Carter and Farmer.
In the 1861 Census, Ansley (aged 5) was with his family at Turkey Street. It is interesting to note that his two oldest brothers were "Gun Makers", aged 16 and 13, presumably working at the Royal Enfield munitions plant, just down the road.
In 1862 at the age of 6, Ansley emigrated to New Zealand with his family, sailing on the Queen of the Mersey from London on the 3rd July and arriving at Lyttelton on the 19th October. The family lived at 24 Burke Street in Addington, Christchurch, where Henry had a market garden.
He was apprenticed at the age of 12 to a saddlery at the Forge in Riccarton Road (the building is still in existence, directly opposite Waimairi Road) and walked to work from Addington. He had to be there at 8am sharp.
Until 1880 Ansley worked as a Saddler in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Napier.
On the 23rd August of 1873, the Taylor family emigrated from London on the Cardigan Castle, arriving at Lyttelton on the 15th Nov 1873. Kate was 14.
The family lived at 18 Harmon Street in Christchurch and Edward continued to work as a Painter.
On the 18th October 1880 Ansley (25) and Kate (20) married at the Sydenham Methodist Church. Their brothers Albert Smith Bull and Thomas Edward Taylor were witnesses.
After they were married the lived firstly in Selwyn Street (near Albert Smith and Henry Bull) and later moved to nearby 125 Antigua Street.
Shortly after their marriage Henry became a manager for Farmers Ltd (presumably the stock & station company rather than the department store) in Christchurch.
Kate died in Christchurch on the 25th July 1925.
Ansley made a will on the 24th February 1941 in Christchurch Hospital in which he left his estate to Eunice and Vera and he died on the 3rd July 1944 aged 89. Presumably he was unwell for some time before his death.
Shortly before he died he was living in the Winchester and then St. Winifreds rest homes.
At his death the value of the estate was approximately £400.
Ansley and Kate are buried together in plot 1788 at Addington Cemetery, close to their home and to their parents, sharing their grave with Roland who died in 1939 and Eunice who died in 1956.