HANNAH KING HANSEN
edmondsallan - hello to all , Last night that lad of mine came home ,with his very nice girl friend ,& said ,they would get the tea.What a tea - starters - oysters ,large prawns , shrimps & lettuce with a beautiful sauce , followed by the nicest Salmon pie ( cooked by his favourite female companion ( MAN SHE CAN COOK !!!) that I have ever tasted - Yum !!!! Why mention this beautiful food etc ? It has got nothing to do with ancestry work. I just wanted to let you know how the struggling poor Live , and I haven't forgotten my younger days up north & the sea food we eat . Besides, its a great way to refresh the gray matter.
Their is qite a story,behind , around & with this ancestor of ours - " Hannah King Hansen " She married a George Clapham , the Captain of a whaling ship . They settled in the near by township of " Kerikeri ". They shifted to Sydney - Australia in 1845 when things around that area were getting out of hand , Wars Etc . Her hubby "George " died not long after they shifted , leaving her as a widow with three children .
While in Sydney & after " Georges" death . In 1848 she married again - " Jeremiah Letheridge " Hannahs daughter- Hannah Elizabeth Clapham in 1861 in Sydney at the age of Seventeen ( 17 ) married a " George Pinn Mountain " ( later we will come back to him ) In 1863 , both the these two families , " Letheridges & Mountains " moved back to, the " Purerua " Penisula " where they farmed very successfully . " Jeremiah died in 1881. Hannah ( sen') went & lived with her Daughter ( "Mountains " ) until she died in 1907 . " George Mountain " became a entrepreneur . He set up a General Local Store in " Purerua " he also bought gum , later on started a canning factory to process mullet to go overseas . In 1880 he started to farm some land his wife's uncle " Thomas Hansen Jr " had bought on the peninsula, which was described as a very large acreage . He also had an offer to become the Manager of the well known Cattle & sheep Station " Mimiwhangata " which he did and eventually bought it .( ** > I reckon thats about a 1/3 of this story < ** ) When he died , his son " Walter Clapham Mountain " - b- 15th Dec 1864 - took over all his business interests .However that's another story about " a hell of a man in his day " Ok . Till we meet again - regards - edmondsallan