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Charles Arthur Palmer

Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Kaikoura, Kaikoura District, Canterbury, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of John Palmer and Miriam Palmer
Husband of Emma Palmer
Father of Annie Evans; Oscar Palmer; George Henry Palmer; Salome Wayland; Amy Ellen Perrin and 4 others
Brother of Henry Palmer; John Albert Palmer; George Palmer; Salome Lovell; Stephen Palmer and 1 other

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

September 15, 1818
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Age 27
Nelson, Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
Age 31
Age 40
June 23, 1870
Age 51
Kaikoura, Kaikoura District, Canterbury, New Zealand