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Adelaide Robertson (Peckham)

Birthplace: Staplehurst, Kent, United Kingdom
Death: Died in New Zealand
Place of Burial: New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Peckham and Mary Peckham
Wife of James Robertson
Mother of William James Robertson; Mary Elizabeth Murphy; Caroline Jackson; Edward George Robertson and John Alexander Robertson
Sister of Mary Ann Williams; William Peckham; Caroline Ellerm; James Peckham and George Peckham

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March 18, 1832
Staplehurst, Kent, United Kingdom
Staplehurst, Kent, United Kingdom

name: Adelaide Peckham
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 18 Mar 1832
baptism/christening place: Staplehurst, Kent, England
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death date:
name note:
father's name: William
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Mary
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I03591-7
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1835741
reference number: item 1 p 118 no 944

April 30, 1840
Age 8
Wellington, New Zealand

The BOLTON departed Gravesend on 19 November 1839 and arrived in Wellington on 30 April 1840, with Captain John Percival Robinson in command.

William 44 Agricultural Labourer
Mary 44
Mary 17 Sempstress
William Jnr 15 Agricultural Labourer Servant to Harrison
Caroline 11
Adelaide 8
James 6
George 1

Such was the rush of people to emigrate to New Zealand that they could not all be accommodated on the ships already chartered by the company, and a additional vessel put on the berth to take those who had been shut out of previous ships was the Bolton.
She left Gravesend on the 19th November, three days later she was off the Isle of Wight and took just under a month to reach Santa Cruz, Teneriffe where she made a call. She was a slow craft and didn't reached Port Nicholson until 30th April 1840. All the Bolton's passengers were landed at Thorndon Beach, and the greater part of them lived in very primitive shanties known as Bolton Row until they could build themselves something more substantial. Among the passengers were the
Rev's J. F. Churton and J. G. Butler, the second and third clergymen to be sent out by the company.

Age 25
New Zealand
Age 26
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1858/4781

August 9, 1859
Age 27
Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1859/3000

Age 29
Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1861/7969

Age 31
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1863/10801

Age 33
New Zealand

New Zealand BDM Registration 1865/11709

May 10, 1912
Age 80

Mrs. Adelaide Robertson, of Banks Terrace, Wellington, is taking steps to establish a claim to the Gransberry estate, which has been locked in Chancery for many years. Mrs. Robertson has been a resident of Wellington since 1840.

(Wanganui Chronicle 10 May 1912)

Steps are being taken by Mrs. Adelaide Robertson, of Banks-terrace, Wellington, to establish a claim to the Gransberry estate, which has been locked up in Chancery for many years. Mrs. Robertson arrived in Wellington n the ship Bolton in 1840 with her parents when she was only six years of age, and has lived here ever since. Her father (Mr. Peckham) was at one time gardener to Mr. St. Hill, a Magistrate in Wellington in the early days, who later on occupied a similar post under Sir George Grey, during the latter's first term as Governor of New Zealand.

(Evening Post, 8 May 1912)