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Charles Lett

Birthdate: (42)
Death: 1854 (38-46)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Lett and Anne Lett
Partner of Isabella Mendez
Father of Charles Lett; James Lett and John Lett

Occupation: Deputy Postmaster
Managed by: Ana Cotter
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Immediate Family

About Charles Lett

Charles Lett attended Trinity College from 1829. He had three children with Isabella Mendez, a Catholic, but never married her and they lived apart for many years. He left Isabella with three young children (the oldest was three or four) and sailed to New Zealand on the "Brigantine Harrington", arriving at Port Nicholson on June 15, 1841. He walked with four others to Wanganui, where he was appointed deputy postmaster. He held this office until his death in 1854.

After 13 years, Isabella and her three sons (the eldest Charles was 16 by then) followed Charles to New Zealand. They sailed on the "Stately" to Port Nicholson, arriving on March 7, 1854. They found Charles Lett Snr an alcoholic and drinking heavily. He died little more than five months later. Charles was described in the newspaper as a good cricketer, oarsman and all round sportsman, who also liked horse racing.

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Charles Lett's Timeline

April 1829
Age 17
Trinity College
Age 25
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
May 1849
Age 37
Wanganui, New Zealand
Age 42