Wakefield, Edward

Edward Wakefield, registered as Felix Edward, was born in Launceston, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), on 22 May 1845, the son of Eliza Felicie Bailli and her husband, Felix...

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Wakefield, Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon Wakefield was born probably in London, England, on 20 March 1796. His father, Edward Wakefield, was a farmer and land agent, who had married Susanna Crash in London...

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Wakefield, Edward Jerningham

Edward Jerningham Wakefield, known as Jerningham, the only son of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and Eliza Anne Frances Pattle, was born in London, England, probably on 25 June 1820....

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Bowden, Thomas Adolphus

Thomas Adolphus Bowden, known either as Tom or Adolphus, was born at Aldermanbury, London, England, on 26 July 1824, the son of Rebecca Treacher and her husband, John Saunders...

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Murphy, Michael

Michael Murphy is said to have been born in Ireland probably in 1806 or 1807. Neither his parents' identities nor his birthplace are known. After travelling to Australia, he...

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Featherston, Isaac Earl

Isaac Earl Featherston was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on 21 March 1813, the son of Thomas Featherston, a wealthy retail grocer and his wife, Jane Earl. He was educated...

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Bell, Francis Dillon

Francis Dillon Bell, usually called Dillon, is said to have been born in France on 8 October 1822. His father, Edward Bell, was a merchant and the British consul at Bordeaux. His...

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Hodgkinson, Samuel

Samuel Hodgkinson, the son of Mary Fisher and her husband, Richard Hodgkinson, a farmer, was born at Babworth, Nottinghamshire, England, on 11 March 1817. He attended day schools...

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Jackson, James Hayter

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...

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Spain, William

William Spain was born at Cowes, Isle of Wight, on 14 March 1803, the fourth child of George Spain, merchant, and his wife, Sarah Rosendal. William was educated at Hyde Abbey...

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Godley, John Robert

John Robert Godley, founder of the Canterbury settlement, is said to have been born in Dublin, Ireland, on 29 May 1814, the eldest son of John Godley, a prosperous landowner of...

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Tuckett, Frederick

Frederick Tuckett was born at Frenchay, near Bristol, England, on 27 August 1807. He was the fifth and youngest son of Phillip Debell Tuckett, a woollen manufacturer, and his wife...

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Paremata Te Wahapiro, Te Kiore

Born in the Ngati Tama stronghold of Poutama, North Taranaki, early in the nineteenth century, Paremata was the eldest son of Ngati Tama fighting chief Te Taku, and Kauhoe of...

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Dieffenbach, Johann Karl Ernst

Johann Karl Ernst Dieffenbach is said to have been born at Giessen in the Grand Duchy of Hesse on 27 January 1811. The son of a respected Protestant cleric and professor of...

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Smith, William Mein

William Mein Smith is said to have been born on 7 September 1799 at Cape Town, South Africa, and was baptised there on 3 October 1799. He was the eldest son of William Proctor...

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Te Puni-kokopu, Honiana

Honiana, as he was known in his youth, belonged to Ngati Te Whiti and Ngati Tawhirikura hapu of Te Ati Awa. His descent was distinguished. His father was Rerewha-i-te-rangi,...

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Brees, Samuel Charles

Samuel Charles Brees was born probably in Great Britain in 1809 or 1810. There is no record of his parents' names. He married Ann Taylor; the date and place of their marriage...

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Carpenter, Robert Holt

Robert Holt Carpenter was born in England probably in 1819 or 1820, the son of a cabinet-maker, Edward Carpenter, and his wife, Louisa A'Mutie. He trained as a bookbinder,...

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Clifford, Charles

Charles Clifford was born at Mt Vernon, Lancashire, England, on 1 January 1813, the eldest of nine children of George Lambert Clifford and his wife, Mary Coyney. The Cliffords...

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Dougherty, Sarah

Sarah McAuley, the daughter of William McAuley, a farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Atkin, was born in Londonderry, Ireland, probably in 1817 or 1818. She sailed to Canada with her...

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