Captain William Hobson

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William Hobson

Birthplace: Waterford, Port Láirge, Ireland
Death: Died in Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Hobson and Martha Jones
Husband of Eliza Elliott
Father of Eliza Hobson; ? Hobson; ? Hobson; ? Hobson and ? Hobson

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About Captain William Hobson

Captain William Hobson RN (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was the first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi.

In November 1840 the Queen signed a royal charter for New Zealand to become a Crown colony separate from New South Wales. Hobson was sworn in as Governor and Commander in Chief on 3 May 1841.

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Captain William Hobson's Timeline

September 26, 1792
Waterford, Port Láirge, Ireland
December 17, 1827
Age 35
March 1830
Age 37
September 10, 1842
Age 49
Auckland, New Zealand