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Francis Octavius Harwood MP (1816 - 1900)

Octavius Harwood was born at Stepney Green in London in 1816. He was the eighth of Robert Harwood and Mary Soutter’s 10 children, a family position reflected by his name (Latin for eighth). His father ...

5/7/2007 6/18/2022

James Worth Morris MP (1850 - 1933)

"Hemi Morris; Timi Morete"

Article which appeared in the Auckland Weekly News p. 28, Mar 15 1933 Early Whaling Days of the late James Morris The number of survivors of the whaling days on the East Coast has diminished steadi...

1/15/2011 5/19/2021

William Morris MP (1815 - 1882)


William left home at a young age to avoid the press gangs, became a whaler and settled in New Zealand. He never returned to Ireland. - from Overview: Jemima Morris Came to NZ from Sydney, New South...

1/15/2011 4/11/2021

William Bartlett, who came from the Bay of Islands with Captain Ellis, had for headsmen two of his sons, and one story of the whaling days must suffice. Mr. Tom Bartlett, of Tawatapu, East Coast, and o...

8/18/2010 2/2/2021

Thomas Ellison (c.1816 - c.1840)


5/19/2011 1/8/2020

Edward Weller (1814 - 1893)

Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Feb 15 2018, 2:51:55 UTC Edward Weller and his brothers were born in England but emigrated to Sydney with their parents in 1829. The Wellers were not co...

5/19/2011 1/8/2020

1/3/2008 1/8/2020

Johnny Jones MP (1809 - 1869)

John "Johnny" Jones (March 1809 – 16 March 1869) was a pioneer settler in New Zealand. Johnny lost his wife Sarah in 1864, a loss he never fully recovered from. Before he too passed in 1869, he buried ...

9/24/2012 1/8/2020

Albert Pearson Brown MP (1836 - 1908)

"Albert Pearson Brown was born 1836 in New Jersey. He shows up in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania in the 1850 census.With him was his mother Amy Brown (mistranscribed as 33 yrs but actually 53...

2/8/2017 11/12/2019

John Joseph Fluerty MP (1821 - 1876)


7/17/2009 8/20/2019

Katarina Hikimapu Takune (1815 - 1894)

"Catherine Hikimapu Keenan", "Catherine Hikimapu"

7/30/2008 6/19/2019

Joseph George Thoms (1798 - 1852)

"Geordie Bolt"

He was a whaler. Matters concerning land ownership are in an online article here: . " Soon after arriving in Te Tau Ihu in 1829–30, the whaler Joseph Toms married (by Maori custom) Te Ua Torikiriki, da...

11/27/2008 6/10/2019

Captain Henry Trapp MP (c.1800 - 1837)

"Kapane Terapu"

3/12/2009 4/30/2019

Captain John Howell (1810 - 1874)

John Howell was baptised at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, probably on 8 July 1810, the son of William Howell and his wife, Mary Collings. At the age of about 12 he stowed away on a smuggling vessel; app...

7/10/2008 4/30/2019

William Palmer MP (1815 - 1903)

"William McLeur Palmer"

Whaler on the Otago coast. Born in Sydney he came to New Zealand, ca 1832, where he worked at the Fort Bunn shore-whaling station in Fiordland. Younger brother of Edwin Palmer, husband of Patahi, who i...

11/22/2010 4/30/2019

William Jenkins MP (1813 - 1902)

"Bill the Steward"

William Jenkins, known as 'Bill the Steward', was born on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England, on 13 September 1813, the first child of William and Catherine Jenkins. Following his father's calling, Wil...

11/1/2008 10/1/2018

Capt. James Hayter Jackson MP (1800 - 1877)

"Jimmy Jackson"

James Jackson (who later called himself James Hayter Jackson) was born on 24 November 1800, in Putney, London, England, the son of James Jackson, a mariner, and his wife, Sarah Smith. Jackson first cam...

2/4/2007 12/26/2017

Eliza Jackson MP (1826 - 1910)

BOLTON, 540 ton barque sailed from Gravesend on 29 Oct 1841, arrived in Nelson, 25 Mar 1842. Captain J P Robinson commander, George T Morgan surgeon superintendent. Steerage passengers: ROIL, Thomas (4...

2/4/2007 12/26/2017

Richard Tiki (Dicky) Barrett MP (1806 - 1847)

Richard (Dickie) Barrett. aka Tiki PareteRichard "Dicky" Barrett (1807–1847) was one of the first European traders to be based in New Zealand. He lent his translation skills to help negotiate the firs...

1/3/2014 12/23/2017

These are my accumulated notes/links/speculation on this dude... I think we have tracked down his parents, but I want these notes stored for future reference.***Major note: I was told Peter Coffin was ...

10/29/2012 12/19/2017

William Wakefield MP (1801 - 1848)

William Hayward Wakefield (1801 - 19 September 1848) was an English colonel, the leader of the first colonizing expedition to New Zealand and one of the founders of Wellington. In 1826, he married Emil...

3/27/2010 12/14/2017

Makareta Norton (1820 - 1854)

5/26/2016 12/11/2017

Wakaiwa Rawinia Barrett MP (c.1811 - 1849)

Rawinia Street is named after her.* Reference: BillionGraves - SmartCopy : Jun 14 2020, 5:51:08 UTC

2/26/2014 12/11/2017

Captain John Agar Love MP (1794 - 1839)

"Jackie or Hakirau"

Captain John Agar Love, master of the trading ship Adventure, and his first mate Richard (Dicky) Barrett arrived off Ngamotu (later New Plymouth) from Sydney, in February, 1828. They quickly formed goo...

3/13/2009 12/11/2017

Elizabeth Guard MP (1814 - 1870)

"Betsy | Betty"

Elizabeth Parker, or Betty (as she was usually known), was born on 3 December 1814 and baptised at Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents were Harriott and Stephen Parker. In about 1819 Ha...

2/2/2009 12/11/2017

Capt. Jacky Guard MP (1793 - 1857)

"Captain Jacky Guard | Jacky"

John & Betty Guard Our New Zealand Connection: John 'Jacky' Guard had arrived as a convict in Port Jackson on board the Indefatigable in 1815. He had been transported for stealing a quilt valued at fiv...

11/14/2010 12/11/2017

William Edward Reeve, SNR MP (1810 - 1907)

Anglican Church, Johnsonville, Reeve buried there William donated the land on corner of his land for first Johnsonville school Land boundaries: Ironside Road Moorefield and johnsonville road bill cutti...

7/31/2010 12/11/2017