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Henry Pierce HORNIBROOKE 1850--1919 - Coromandel, New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

The following biography was written about 1902 and taken from:
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, as was the photo at end -

Henry Pierce HORNIBROOKE was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, in 1850, and arrived at Auckland, New Zealand, in 1867.
After spending some time on a farm he was for four years engaged in coal mining, and in supervising the native flax industry at the Bay of Islands, after which he turned his attention to gold mining. Mr. Hornibrooke took the first management of the well-known Try Fluke and Kaipai Vermont Gold Mines, which he developed and brought to the front rank of gold-producing mines of the district, as well as others in the Te Aroha and Coromandel districts. He was then invited by his Excellency Signor Ferdinand Martini to go over to the Erithrean Colony of Abyssinia to prospect for gold and other minerals, on behalf of the Italian Government. Mr. Hornibrooke accepted this invitation, and was most successful in finding a large number of reefs showing the precious metal. Before his departure from Erithrea he had the satisfaction of seeing a company formed, with a capital of £80,000, half English and half Italian, to develop his valuable discoveries, for which, as a bonus, Governor Martini promised him a mining concession in any other part of the Colony of Erithrea. Mr. Hornibrooke returned to his wife and family after a lapse of fully two years, during which he had a pleasant trip through England, Ireland, and the Continent. He has been a member of the Thames and Coromandel Licensing Bench, and secretary to the Coromandel school committee, and is a Freemason of many years' standing.

Mr. Hornibrooke was married to Miss MILLINGTON, of Staffordshire, England, and has seven children.
- this was Amy Churm Millington (1858-?) married 16 Sep 1879 in Coromandel

Henry Pierce Honribrooke was a son of John HORNIBROOKE (1821-1889) & Helen Neal WELSH
- John & Helen were from Ireland and died in Heielberg, Melbourne, Australia


HENRY & AMY had 8 children

... 1
1880 - 1944 Mary Helena Hornibrooke
- born in Coromandel
- she died 31 July 1944 aged 63

... 2
1883 - 1969 Amy Cathleen Hornibrooke
- born in Coromandel
- she died 23 May 1969 aged 86

... 3
1884 - 1976 Charlotte Anne Hornibrooke
- born in Te Aroha
- married Frank Charles GARLAND (1891-1980) in 1920
- she died aged 76

... 4
1886 - 1895 Henry Pierce Hornibrooke
- born in Te Aroha
- died aged 9 in Coromandel

... 5
1888 - 1963 William Thomas Hornibrooke
- born 28 February 1888 in Coromandel
- served as Corporal 14428 with the NZEF, 14th Reinforcements Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company, embarking from Wellington 26 June 1916. His NEXT OF KIN was his mother, Mrs Amy C. Hornibrooke, Kwington Avenue, Mount Eden, Auckland
- died 7 May 1963 aged 75

... 6
1892 - 1984 Minnie Eileen Hornibrooke
- born 21 February 1892 in Coromandel
- married ? VINCENT
- died 10 April 1984 aged 92

... 7
1893 - 1966 Florence Alberta Hornibrooke
- born 28 August 1893
- married Robert James THOMPSON in 1920
- she died 24 May 1966 aged 72

... 8
1896 - 1950 Ivy Beatrice Hornibroke
- married John Llewellyn VERRAN (1892-1932) in 1923
- son of John VERRAN & Caroline THUNDER
- she died 12 July 1950 aged 54



the name Llewellyn runs through a number of Verran families
1881 - Llwellyn Newton Verran was born to James VERRAN & Elizabeth SNELLING
1892 - John Llewellyn Verran was born to John VERRAN & Caroline THUNDER
1898 - Llewellyn Verran was born to Thomas Henry VERRAN & Mary Ann WHELAN

because there may be a connection, see also
Verran @ Coromandel


Henry Pierce HORNIBROOK died 20 April 1919 aged 69

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