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Samuel May Colenso

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Penzance, Cornwall, England
Death: April 4, 1866 (83)
Penzance, Cornwall, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Colenso and Elizabeth Williams
Husband of Mary Veale Colenso
Father of William Colenso and Edwin Colenso
Brother of John William Colenso

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Samuel May Colenso

Samuel May Colenso and family. Samuel May Colenso was a saddler from Penzance born in 1786. Samuel was an Alderman on the Penzance Borough council - A position that was an appointment not an elected office at the time. The first elections to the council were held on Christmas Day 1835.Samuel was also a member of the Freemasons, being a member of the "Druids Love and Liberality Lodge" Redruth (listed 1809). The list of members include some very famous names from West Cornwall's History including Lemon Hart, producer of the famous Lemon Hart rum and several members of the Branwell family, who were of course related by marriage to the Brontes.

Samuel had 10 children 9 of whom survived into adulthood. One of his sons was the Rev William Colenso one of the most interesting and influential people in the early history of New Zealand. More information will be written about William in a future entry of this blog.

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Samuel May Colenso's Timeline

March 31, 1783
Penzance, Cornwall, England
November 7, 1811
Age 28
Penzance, Cornwall, England
Age 43
Penzance, Cornwall, England
April 4, 1866
Age 83
Penzance, Cornwall, England