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Looking for the family of Robert Jenkins of Wellington New Zealand

Query by NeddieR

John Cocking aka Roberts aka Robert Jenkins came from England and initially settled in Australia. It appears that he may have come out to Australia before or after his wife and family who arrived in Sydney in 1835 on the "Margaret". They settled in the Braidwood area of NSW and was by this stage known as John Roberts. At some stage he left his family and moved to Wellington in New Zealand changing his name to Robert Jenkins. He had a family with a Maori woman (name unknown). The children's names were Mary Ann, William, Charles and Jethro. John Cocking aka Roberts aka Robert Jenkins died in Wellington in 1859. If any one has any information on this Jenkins family I would be very interested.

John Cocking married Anna Maria Whitmore in London, England in 1816. His English origins are unknown to me although they appeared to have lived in Blackfriar Road, Southwark, Surrey when the children were born. If any one has any info on this I would also be interested.

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on 2012-08-08 08:46:03

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by GregCrump on 2019-04-02 00:29:40

HI there.

We have a Robert Jenkins in our family history who married a Polynesian lady with the name of A Hui in NZ. They had one child. Mary Anne Jenkins born approx 1840 in Port Nicholson, Welling ton, NZ. She went onto to have 8 children onwe of whom was Henry Strickland, my Great Grandfather. That's about all i have and not sure it is the same Jenkins

by NeddieR on 2019-04-03 06:33:31

Hello Greg I am delighted to hear from you. Yes it is quite possible that your Mary Anne Jenkins is the same as mine. According to John Roberts aka Robert Jenkins' last will and testament her mother was E or F Hui and she was born in 1842 I found this in a NZ paper "Daughter born 11th April, 1842 to Robert Jenkins's lady" He also refers to Mary Ann in his Will. I can't lay my hands on the newspaper that this report was in but if you are interested I will have a hunt for it. Mary Ann was definitely born in Wellington or there abouts and I have just got some information from an Australian cousin about one of his children born in NZ to Ms Hui. Have you done your DNA. If so my DNA matches are up on Gedmatch and also FTDNA. I would love to talk further with you my email address is [email protected] I am a direct descendant of John Cocking aka John Roberts aka Robert Jenkins and his wife Anna Maria Whitmore.


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