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Stephen Charles Hartley

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Death: December 6, 1858 (76)
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Hartley
Father of William Henry Yates Hartley; Mary Hartley; Stephen Charles Hartley; Emma Hartley and James Hartley

Managed by: Yvonne TeUtupoto Wharehinga
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About Stephen Charles Hartley

Stephen Charles Hartley born about1792 in Falmouth,Cornwall,England ,was an immigrant to New Zealand aged 47 years.He died on 6 December 1868 at age 76 years. His wife Mary Langston was an immigrant to N.Z. at age 45.She was born about 1794 also in Falmouth in Cornwall,England.She died at age 67 years on 21 April 1861 at her son Stephen's home in the Manawatu. Their daughter Mary born about 1824 and son Stephen born about 1825 in Falmouth,Cornwall emigrated to New Zealand with their parents at age 15 and 16 respectively.

 Arrived in N.Z. via SS Duke of Roxborough with wife Mary and three children of which Stephen Charles b. 1823 was possibly the younger of the three children.The family came from Cornwall and are stated to be connected to the Hartley Potteries at Falmouth in that County. 

The Hartleys were a very wealthy family in England and owned a pottery works,a diamond mine in South Africa and had fingers in other pies.Little is known of what led them to New Zealand but after some years,Mr and Mrs Hartley, Senr. went back to England,leaving Charles,who was already making his way, in New Zealand. It is the writers understanding however that Mr Hartley ,Senr.and his wife lived in the Wellington suburb of Newtown,and that Mr Hartley set up the first gunsmith shop in New Zealand.Although it is not known by me at this stage where or in which country Mr Hartley ,Senr. died, I presume it was in Welington,New Zealand .His widowed wife Mary,then moved up to live with her married son Stephen Charles Hartley ,Junior.,his wife and their family and eventually settled at Palmeston North.

These notes added by Jack Richardson,Tauranga NZ email

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March 17, 1782
Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
July 2, 1823
Age 41
Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Age 41
Cornwall, UK
August 6, 1825
Age 43
Cornwall, Great Britain
November 14, 1829
Age 47
Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
December 6, 1858
Age 76
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand