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GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Auckland 1856

Journal by ngairedith

... The House met pursuant to a proclamation by his Excellency the Governor, bearing date the 9th day of February, 1859

(does not say WHERE the House met but the following names were taken from the
Daily Southern Cross, 18 April 1856 which was an Auckland paper)

PRESENT - 30 members
? Thomas BECKHAM, Esq (1810-1875)
- He was also a member of the Auckland Provincial Council

? Francis Dillon BELL, Esq (1822-1898)
- Francis married Margaret Joachim HORT in Wellington on 2 April 1849
- daughter of the Jewish merchant Abraham Hort

? Dingley Askham BRITTIN, Esq (1823-1881)
- He returned to England on 'urgent business' in 1856 and did not return

? Walter BRODIE, Esq
- He represented the Suburbs of Auckland electorate in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament, but resigned before the end of his term on 6 December 1859

? Hugh Francis CARLETON, Esq (1810-1890)
- Hugh married Lydia Jane WILLIAMS at Pakaraka, Bay of Islnads 30 Nov 1859
- There were no children. He died in Surrey, England

? Charles CLIFFORD, Esq (1813-1893)
- Charles married Mary Ann HERCY in Wellington 13 January 1847
- they had 4 sons and a daughter

? John CUFF, Esq (1805-1869)
- He represented the Akaroa electorate in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament from 1855 to 1858, but resigned before the end of his term

? William Crush DALDY, Esq (1816-1903)
- William married Frances Harriett PULHAM (1820-1877) in 1841
- he next married Amey SMITH (nee AMERTON) (1829-1920) in 1880
WILLIAM died at Ponsonby, Auckland 5 October 1903

? Alfred DOMETT, Esq (1811-1887)
- Alfred married the widow, Mary GEORGE (nee ?) in Wellington 3 Nov 1856

? Alfred William EAST, Esq

? Charles ELLIOTT, Esq (1811-1876)
- He represented the Waimea electorate in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament from 1855 to 1858 and resigned before the end of his term

? Isaac Earl FEATHERSTON, Esq
- Isaac married Bethia Campbell SCOTT at Edinburgh, 10 December 1839

? William FITZHERBERT, Esq (1810-1891)
- William married Sarah Jane LEIGH in London 1840/41 & emigrated to Wellington 1841

? William FOX, Esq (1812-1893)
- William married Sarah HALCOMB 3 May 1842 in London & they emigrated 6 weeks later on the George Fyfe

? Robert GRAHAM, Esq (1820-1885)
- Robert married Sophia SWANN (?-1862) in San Francisco 11 June 1850 & had 3 children
- he married Jane Stephenson HORNE in Auckland 2 June 1870 and had 3 sons

? John HALL, Esq (1824-1907)
- John married Rose DRYDEN in England about 1860
- He died in Christchurch

? Thomas HENDERSON, Esq (1810-1886)
- Thomas married Catherine MacFARLANE in 1834. They emigrated with Catherine's siblings to Wellington in 1840 and they moved north to Auckland where not a single house had yet been erected

? Walter LEE, Esq (1811-1887)

? Alfred LUDLAM, Esq (1810-1877)
- Alfred married Frances 'Fanny' Minto GIBBES (1822-1877) in Sydeny 1 Oct 1850

? Fredericd Ward MERRIMAN, Esq
- Frederick married Susannah Augusta ATKYNS (nee GREENE) in Auckland 4 May 1850
21 July 1865 We regret to Have to record that Mr Frederick Ward Merriman died at his house at Parnell at ten o'clock yesterday morning, at the age of forty seven. Although the event caused a deep feeling of sorrow throughout the city when it became known, it could not have taken any one by surprise for it was well known that Mr Merriman's illness was of such a nature as almost to preclude any expectation of his recovery. This lingering and hopeless illness he bore with great patience from its commencement about four months ago till its fatal termination yesterday. No one was better known or more highly esteemed among the older colonists of Auckland than Mr Merriman. His great abilities as a lawyer caused him to be selected to discharge some of the most onerous duties in connection with the profession, while the frankness and honestly of his nature endeared him to all who enjoyed the privilege of his acquaintance. Mr Merriman, who was Born in Wiltshire, and educated at WInchester, came to Auckland in 1844, during Governor Fitroy's administration, when he commenced practice as a solicitor. In 1854 he was returned as member of the House of Representatives for the suburbs of Auckland, and was elected Chairman of Committees, the duties of which office he discharged till 1856 when he was succeeded by Mr Carleton. From 1856 till 1861, he was Provincial Law Officer, and since that time he has filled the office of Crown Solicitor. For several years he was also a member of the Provincial Council. Mr Merriman married Mrs Atkyns, the widow of Captain Atkyns, and leaves a family.
The funeral will take place to-day at three o'clock, and the procession will start from the residence of the deceased, at Parnell and proceed to the Cemetery at Symonds street. The members of the Auckland Masonic lodges will be present, as, no doubt, will be a large number of the citizens who have been on terms of friendship with the deceased

? Christopher 'William' RICHMOND, Esq (1821-1895)
- he married Emily Elizabeth ATKINSON 15 September 1852. Emily's brother Harry Albert Atkinson later became the Premier and Colonial Treasurer

? Henry SEWELL, Esq (1807-1879)
- Henry married Lucinda Marianne NEDHAM in 1834
- he married Elizabeth KITTOE in 1850

? John Valentine SMITH, Esq (1824-1895)
- owner of Mataikona and Lansdowne stations and the local militia leader, who persuaded the Government to build a stockade in Masterton.

? Edward William STAFFORD, Esq (1819-1901)
- Edward married Emily Charlotte WAKEFIELD (1828-1857) in Wellington 24 Sep 1846
- he married Mary BARTLEY in Auckland 5 Dec 1859 & had 6 children

? Charles John TAYLOR, Esq (1826-1897)

? Charles 'Dudley' Robert WARD, Esq (1827-1913)
- Dudley married Anne TITBOALD 26 January 1850 at Rotherhithe

? William WELLS, Esq (1810-1893)
- he came to Nelson in the 1840s and purchased land in Wakapuaka

? John WILLIAMSON, Esq (1815-1875)
- John married Sarah BARRE about 1833 in Ireland? and had 5 children. They emigrated to Sydney in 1840 and then to Auckland in 1841

ABSENT - 7 members
? John CARGILL, Esq (1821-1898)
- son of William Cargill below

? William CARGILL, Esq (1784-1860)
- William married Mary Ann YATES & had 17 children

? James Edward FITZGERALD, Esq (1818-1896)
- James married Frances 'Fanny' Erskine DRAPER Bloomsbury, London 22 Aug 1850

? Joseph GREENWOOD, Esq (1818-1861)
- Joseph married Catharine Sabina ?. They travelled to NZ with their son Colin Halskeith Greenwood on the Minerva in 1847
- he died at No. 21 Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, London, 18 July 1861 aged 42

? James MacANDREW, Esq (1819-1887)
- James married Eliza Hunter REYNOLDS in London on 17 Oct 1848

? William 'Charles' PARKER, Esq (1809-1898)
- Charles married his first cousin Hannah PHIPPS (1815?1889) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and had 13 children. Charles & Hannah are buried at Motueka

? William Thomas Locke TRAVERS, Esq (1819-1903)
- William married Jane OLDHAM at Cork, Ireland, in 1843
- he died in an accident at Hutt railway station on 27 April 1903
27 April 1903 Mr W. T. L. Travers, the well-known barrister, whilst getting off the train at the Lower Hutt station to-night, fell between the platform and the cars. One leg was broken and he was cut about the head. The leg has been amputated below the knee. At a late hour the patient was in rather a critical state. William died the following day

Grave of Alfred Ludlam (1810-1877)
Plot 5304, Bolton Street Cemetery

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