Charles Arthur Palmer (1818 - 1870) MP

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Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Kaikoura, Kaikoura District, Canterbury, New Zealand
Managed by: Dr. Trevor Charles Adams
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About Charles Arthur Palmer

Charles Palmer ran away to the navy 1830 (1832?), powder monkey of the HMS Powerful (Capt Liardet). He worked his way up to take charge of a gun.

1840: Wounded at the siege of Acre, a seaport town in Palestine. Discharged with the Turkish Star. He became an aide to Capt. Francis Liardet who had been appointed New Zealand Company agent at New Plymouth.

1841 emigrated on the Whitby preliminary expedition to Nelson, dep. Gravesend 27 Apr 1841, arr. Wellington 18.9.1841 a banquet was held at Barrets Hotel.

Charles Palmer married Emma Webber, at St Mary's Abbot, Kensington, London 1842.

On 16.11.1842 with Charles' sister Salome and brother John emigrated on Phoebe as fore-cabin passengers to Nelson. Arr. Nelson 29 Mar 1843. Charles leased the property at Appleby on the east bank of the Waimea River.

1847: Both Charles and Salome are witnesses of John Palmer's wedding.

Charles Palmer is recorded in the 1849 census.

1866: At appleby Charles experienced big problems with floods. He decided to move to Kaikoura where he purchased property at the foot of Mt Fyffe which he called Brentwood.

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Charles Arthur Palmer's Timeline

1818
September 15, 1818
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1842
1842
Age 23
Kensington, Greater London, UK
1846
1846
Age 27
Nelson, Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
1870
June 23, 1870
Age 51
Kaikoura, Kaikoura District, Canterbury, New Zealand
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