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George TATTLE oldest living native of Wellington 1917

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on 2013-06-02 01:34:24


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by rip1944 on 2013-06-06 01:32:28

Hi Ngaire Edith

Can you confirm for me that George TATTLE claimed to be the "Oldest Living Native of Wellington" on the basis that he was still living there in 1917?

The reason for my query is that he was not, of course, the oldest person born in Port Nicholson who was still alive, so I would like to understand his claim.

My Great-granduncle, Thomas ROGERS/RODGERS was born in Pit-one, Port Nicholson 29 Feb 1840, his parents, Charles ROGERS/RODGERS & Cecilia Eliza (nee HERBERT), having arrived on the "Oriental" on 31 Jan 1840. Thomas received a grant of 50 acres of land for being the first child born in Port Nicholson (when "Wellington" was known as "Britannia"), but in the late 1870s settled in Manawatu. He died in Palmerston North in 1933.

Personal: thank you for the large amount of very useful data which you upload. It has proved very useful in my research: I seem to find some connection every week or so.


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