Jabez FOSTER & Sarah Ann PENNEY - New Zealand
I would like to know in which town of New Zealand Jabez FOSTER lived. His father was Stovin Foster an his mother was Ann Darnell. Stovin and his family (4 of their then 5 children at the time) emigrated to New Zealand from Liverpool on the PHOENIX arriving in Auckland on the 7th February 1860
Their eldest child, Jabez, who was then 12 stayed behind to finish school and arrived in New Zealand 7 years later at the age of 19.
From Auckland they moved to Doubtless Bay in the far north (which extends from Taupo Bay in the east, to the Karikari Peninsula in the west. It also includes the settlements of Hihi, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa and Whatuwhiwhi, with its centre in busy, historic Mangonui) - this would have been an enormous journey back then, a distance from Auckland of about 300km. They were ferried some of the way in small boats up the Oruati River, a generally north flowing river that drains into Mangonui Harbour at the southern end of Doubtless Bay.
Three of their children died young and are buried in the orchard at Goshen, Oruaiti, Mangonui, where Stovin and Ann were also buried (Stovin dying 4 years and 1 week before Ann)
Jabez married Sarah Ann Penney when he was 23 and they had 15 (known) children
.. 3 of his children married MARIA siblings (2 daughters marrying William Henry Maria)
.. 3 of his children married PEPI siblings
.. 3 of his children married THOMAS siblings
.. 3 of his children married GARTON siblings AND another Garton sibling married his brother Stovin`s son