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JOHN JOHNSON (1805-1866) of Kororareka

Journal by ngairedith

New Zealand came under the jurisdiction of the British Crown in 1840.
Hotels selling alcohol had to get liquor licences.
The first licence was issued to JOHN JOHNSON (1805-1866) of the Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Kororareka (Russell) in the Bay of Islands on 30 October 1840. In July 1864 he was granted a license to stay open until 12 midnight

Daily Southern Cross, 14 November 1856
... JOHN JOHNSON, of Russell, innkeeper, says - he acted, together with Marshall, as agent for Hugh McLiver. He remembered Hugh McLiver saying, ... in 1854, when telling of some provision being made for his mother, that there was always a home for her at his own house ... more from the Supreme Court case of McLiver v Macky

Daily Southern Cross, 12 February 1866
... In our obituary of to-day is recorded the death of JOHN JOHNSON, (aged 60) one of the oldest colonists of New Zealand.
Mr Johnson, who was a shipwright by trade, came to Hokianga in 1831 as carpenter of the brig 'Sisters', a flax trader from Sydney, which he left and settled on shore. Some time after he established a hotel at the Bay of Islands, called the 'Duke of Marlborough' and had the hotel up to the time of the sacking of Kororareka
(10 March 1845), from which he retired three years ago.
... A few days since Mr Johnson came up to Auckland in order to place one of his sons, who was suffering from some ailment, under the care of a medical man in the city; and on Thursday last, when standing in Dr Merrett's shop, he was struck with paralysis. He was immediately conveyed to the house of Mr Lundon, Kyber Pass Road, where he died yesterday afternoon.
* At the residence of Mr David Lundon, Kyber Pass-road, John Johnson, Esq, Kororareka, Bay of Islands, aged 60 years
... Mr Johnson has lately been engaged in agricultural pursuits and leaves a widow with one son and two daughters

I would like to know the name of John's wife...
On each of the 3 births of their children (on BDM) she is recorded as: Na Monie Johnson, Iramonie Johnson & Mamonie Johnson?? I would hazard a guess that it may have been Naomi, your help would be appreciated
their known children were:
he LEFT 3 children in 1866 but there may have been others
* 1851 - Susanna Johnson
* 1855 - 1879 James Hawkins Johnson
New Zealand Herald, 12 November 1879
...JOHNSON - At Nuhaka, Gisborne, on October 14, James Hawkins Johnson, only son of the late John Johnson of Russell, Bay of Islands, died aged 24 years
...(Nuhaka is 70km south of Gisborne, 36km east of Wairoa)
* 1857 - Mary Ann Johnson

It would, no doubt, have looked at lot different when John built it

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by henniepennie on 2016-03-07 06:10:07

Hello, I was wondering if you found out any answers in regards to John's wife name? :)

by ngairedith on 2016-03-07 06:48:41

no henniepennie I have not

by henniepennie on 2016-03-07 15:33:05

Okay, thankyou :) I will let you know if I find any information, I am researching this line also :)

by henniepennie on 2016-03-07 18:24:30

Hello again, I wonder if you could please point me in the direction of where you found the birth certs you mentioned above? I have reason to believe they may have also had a daughter Margaret Johnson?...

by henniepennie on 2016-03-08 02:14:06

Could this be who you are looking for?....4 lines down...

1840 Askena, parents: John & Elizabeth ROBERTON [no s], Wahihi, trader
1842 Elizabeth, parents: John & Agnes CUMMINS, Koro., cooper
1844 John, parent: MC LIVER, Koro., carpenter
1852 Susanna HAWKINS, parents: John Johnson, M. Hepoti Hemani
1854 Thomas HANSEN, parents: Thomas & Elizabeth Bowyer, Whangaroa
1866 Raiha, parent: Owen DAVIS, Pupuke, master mariner
1866 Atareta, parents: James RUDOLPH, Kaeo & Korohu
1866 William, parent: Patrick CAMPBELL, Kaeo
1866 George, parents: George & Ellen DOWNES
1869 Andrew, parent: Owen DAVIS, Pupuke
1869 Adah Mary, parent: Owen DAVIS, Pupuke
1871 Selina, parent: Charles WRIGHT, Kaeo
1871 Enoch, parent: Owen DAVIS, Whangaroa
1877 Lucy Ellen, parents: George & Eleanor DOWNES

It was found on this website here...

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