Captain William Hobson

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Captain William Hobson

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Waterford, Port Láirge, Ireland
Death: September 10, 1842 (49)
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Hobson and Martha Jones
Husband of Eliza Elliott
Father of Wi Hopihana; William R Hobson; Eliza Hobson; William Robert Hobson; Mary Esther Hobson and 2 others

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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
March 1830
Age 37
Plymouth, Devon, England
Age 38
Nassau, Bahamas
Age 39
Plymouth, England
December 13, 1839
Age 47
September 10, 1842
Age 49
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
September 13, 1842
Age 49
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand