John Wallace (1788 - 1880) MP

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16 March 1880 - DEATH of John's father ... Another of the veteran founders of the colony has passed from our midst. We refer to Mr John Wallace, father of Mr J. H. Wallace, the auctioneer, who died today in his ninety-second year, at his residence, Boulcott-street. Mr Wallace, who was an old person friend of the late Dr Feathersotn, arrived in the colony in the Amelia Thompson, 3 Sep 1841 (with his son Robert Douglas Wallace 1823-1876). Capt Dawson, in 1841. He resided for some time in New Plymouth and Nelson, finally settling in Wellington, where his family is located. When a Constitutional Government was granted to New Zealand, Mr Wallace was elected one of the city members in the first Provincial Council. For several years he had charge of the Provincial Treasury and was voted by the Council a retiring pension. Mr Wallace's habits were unassuming and studious, and he was well known among our leading citizens in the early days of the settlement. At home he was known as a frequent contributor to the scientific journals of his day, especailly for some valuable papers upon optics. He also envinced considerable devotion to art studies, and his paintings were very much admired. He was a Fellow of the local Society of Arts at Birmingham, and was in the habit of contributing art critiques to the journals of that town, Mr Wallace was born on the 14th December, 1788, and passed away peacefully in a fine old age, to which it is permitted to a very rare few to attain. 19 March 1880 ... The remains of the late Mr John Wallace were interred this morning in the English cemetery, the Ven Archdeacon Stock officiating. The funeral was strictly provate. - John is buried Plot 3406, Section C of E at Bolton street cemetery NOTES

  • John's wife, Elizabeth nee Rollason, aged 60, and his daughter Marian Rollason Wallace, aged 19 arrived into Nelson on the Fifeshire 1 Feb 1842.
  • Wallace Place in New Plymouth was named after him

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John Wallace's Timeline

1788
December 14, 1788
1816
February 11, 1816
Age 27
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
1880
March 16, 1880
Age 91
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