Henry Morshead Symons

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Henry Morshead Symons

Birthplace: Cornwall, England
Death: Died in Foxton, Horowhenua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Foxton, Horowhenua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Symons, MD; Henry Symons; Mary Symons and Mary Symons
Husband of Ann Maria Barnett; Rauti Morshead-Symons and Rauti Symons
Father of Elizabeth Simpson; Eliza Maria Poole; Emily von Alzdorf; Elizabeth Simpson; Eliza Maria Poole and 13 others
Brother of Mary Jane Geake; Elizabeth Beatrice Symons; Ellen Symonds; William Septimus Morshead Symons and Emily Morshead Symons

Occupation: Farmer / Publican/ Ferry driver
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About Henry Morshead Symons


Also known as Te Pahua Simmons. Henry Morshead Symons of Cornwall, son of Dr Harry Symons and his wife Mary (nee Morshead) and his cousin Charles Henry Symons came to NZ with their uncle, James Henry and his wifeJane and their 4 children. Henry wa s18 and Charles17. They sailed from Gravesend on the "Catherine Stewart Forbes" which made only 1 stop at Azores arriving at Port Nicholson 11/6/1841. They first lived with Judge Halswell in a house near the present Parliament buildings. James and Jane acquired 100 (?)acres in Upper Willis St which they farmed and called "Goathurst" In1844, Henry and Charles moved north to the Manawatu river, where their uncle James had leased land from Maori at Oturoa, just south of Whirokino. They both took Maori wives and wreaths, for a time, safe from raiding parties. Henry's first wife was Rauti, of high rank of the Ngati Raukawa . He was employed by Capt. Robinson and Dr Best as stock manager. Henry and Ann Maria were proprietors of a licensed hotel for a while and Henry also operated a ferry across the Manawaturiver, but most of his life as spent Farming. Henry married Ann Maria Bruce on 26 September 1853 in Rangiatea Church , Otaki. Source:KiwiGen Web Ring

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Henry Morshead Symons's Timeline

Cornwall, England
March 5, 1825
Age 1
Saint Germans, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
July 23, 1846
Age 22
Horowhenua, New Zealand
July 23, 1847
Age 23
Age 24
New Zealand
Age 25
Age 25
Age 29
Age 29
Waotu, Waikato, New Zealand