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William Williams

Also Known As: "Parata"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plumptre House, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Hukarere, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Napier, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Williams and Mary Marsh
Husband of Jane Williams
Father of Mary Williams; Jane Elizabeth Williams; William Leonard Williams; Thomas Sydney Williams; James Nelson Williams and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Sydney Williams; Lydia Williams; Archdeacon Henry Williams; Joseph Williams; Catherine Williams and 3 others

Occupation: missionary
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About William Williams

William Williams was born at Plumptre House, Nottingham, England, on 18 July 1800, the ninth and youngest child of Mary Marsh and her husband, Thomas Williams. He was baptised on 30 October 1800. His father, Thomas, died of typhoid when William was three. After an unsuccessful attempt to carry on the hosiery business his mother, Mary Williams, moved with her younger children to Southwell, Nottinghamshire, where she began a school for young ladies. At Sheffield, on 11 July 1825, William married Jane Nelson of Newark, Nottinghamshire, and on 12 August they embarked on the Sir George Osborne. After a three month stay at Sydney they landed at Paihia, Bay of Islands, on 25 March 1826. Between 1826 and 1846 they had nine children, all born in New Zealand. He was a missionary and among Maori known as Parata (Brother). In 1840 he collected signatures to the Treaty of Waitangi. On 9 February 1878 he died at Hukarere. His full biography can be found at this link: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w26/williams-william

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William Williams's Timeline

1800
July 18, 1800
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
1826
April 12, 1826
Age 25
1827
October 23, 1827
Age 27
Paihia, New Zealand
1829
July 22, 1829
Age 29
Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand
1831
February 9, 1831
Age 30
Paihia, New Zealand
1837
August 22, 1837
Age 37
Waimate, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand
1839
February 25, 1839
Age 38
Paihia, Northland, North Island, New Zealand
1841
April 7, 1841
Age 40
Poverty Bay, North Island, New Zealand
1843
August 22, 1843
Age 43
Turanga, North Island, New Zealand