Fredrick William Simmons Renner

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Fredrick William Simmons Renner

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of George Renner
Husband of Janet Renner
Father of William Henry Renner; Mary Elisabeth Renner; George Renner; Alfred James Renner; Joseph Renner and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Renner; Henry Renner and James Renner

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About Fredrick William Simmons Renner

Master Mariner. Master of several China traders, notably "Strathfieldsaye" and "Faraway." Emigrated to Nelson, New Zealand with wife and two sons in 555 ton "Queen Margaret" arriving October 18, 1855 after a passage of 116 days from London. Was Master of numerous steamers on New Zealand coast until 1876. On February 7, 1864, while Master of the Wonga Wonga (76 tons) saved 60 of 72 survivors of H.M.S. Orpheus wrecked on Manukau Bar, our of a crew of 250. Purchased the schooner "Hannah Barratt" in Sydney in 1876, and worked the N.Z. coast until 1883. Rescued Captain Jas. Stevens, sole survivor of schooner "William and Mary," capsized and bottom up near Xapiti Island. Lost at sea with all hands (7 or 8 all told) in "Hannah Barratt" in Cook Strait, New Zealand April 2, 1883, believed to have capsized near Terawhiti. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Terawhiti.

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Fredrick William Simmons Renner's Timeline

1824
July 13, 1824
Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
1852
January 23, 1852
Age 27
1854
March 2, 1854
Age 29
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1856
1856
Age 31
Wellington, New Zealand
1858
1858
Age 33
Wellington, New Zealand
1860
April 2, 1860
Age 35
1862
1862
Age 37
1883
April 2, 1883
Age 58
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand