Descendants of Robert WYETH - Jamaica & Jane RUNNALLS Cornwall - Wairarapa
Robert WYETH was born in Jamaica, West Indies
He arrived in Port Nicholson (now Wellington) on the 3rd January 1840, sailing on the CUBA having left Deal, England on the 2nd August 1839 - a journey of 154 days.
All the passengers were men, any wives following in the next ship.
He married Jane RUNNALLS in April 1840 in Petone, 8 months after his arrival in the colony.
She was born in 1816 in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK - not known when or who with, she emigrated to New Zealand but it would have been only months before her wedding.
(Her sister Sarch Runnalls also emigrated and had emigrated with her husband Thomas Poad)
Robert and Jane had at least 12 children:
William George Wyeth 1841 Wellington area - 1916 Masterton - he married Mary HORSFALL
Charles Wyeth 1842 Wellington area - 1928 Invercargill
- he married Elizabeth Ann Shirreffs
Maria Ann Wyeth 1844 Wellingtn area - 1920 Masterton
- she married Isaac Sykes 1843 Hutt Valley - 1871 in Hutt River
- he was 27 with 3 small children when he drowned he is buried in
Christ Church Taita Cemetery
- she remarried in 1877 to Orlando Gorringe
Sarah Jane Wyeth 1847 Wellington area - 1930 Masterton
- she married Walter Harris
Thomas Wyeth 1849 Wellington area - 1940 in Masterton
Mary Wyeth 1851 Wellington area - 1852
unnamed baby Wyeth 1853 - 1853
Joseph Wyeth 1854 Wellington area - 1902
Elizabeth Ann Wyeth 1856 Hutt Valley - 1921 Masterton
John Wyeth 1858 Stokes Valley - 1942 Palmerston North
Mary Ellen Wyeth 1861 Stokes Valley - 1951 Masterton
- she married John Linoln Murray
unnamed baby Wyeth 1864 - 1864