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Old Pioneers MUSTER ROLL - 1890

Journal by ngairedith

the original list taken from MUSTER ROLL
... It would be an exceedingly interesting feature in connection with such an historical event as that of yesterday to place on record the names of all the early settlers who were present. We have gone to considerable trouble to compile a list of those who were in the procession, but from the circumstances it is quite possible that some have been omitted. So far as we have been able to learn, however, the particulars that we now append are full and correct, but if any of our readers can furnish the names of any pioneers who have been overlooked, we shall be glad to complete the list later on.

The roll of founders of the colony present stands as follows:
With the Mayors' carriages
* Mr. George Allen, arrived in the Catherine Stuart Forbes in 1841 (had visited Auckland in 1839, and returned to England);
* Mr. John Plimmer, 1842, in the Gertrude.

In the first old identities' carriage
* Mr. J. H. Wallace and Mr. P. Hume, 1840, the Lady Lilford;
* Mr. J. Harding (of Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay), 1842, the Birman;
* Mr. H. Collett, 1840, the London;
8 Mr. C. W. Keys, 1840, the Cuba.

Second carriage
* Mrs. Robert Burgess (maiden name Petherick), 1840, the Aurora; * Mrs. Calders, Mrs. Gee, and Mrs. Colman, 1840, the Blenheim (these three ladies are sisters, and have lived at Kaiwarra ever since their arrival);
* Mr. David Lewis, 1840, the Oriental.

Third carriage
* Mrs. Caroline Evans, 1840, the Adelaide;
* Mrs. Margaret Smith, 1841, the Lady Nugent;
* Mrs. Jane Retter, 1841, the Lord William Bentinck;
* Mrs. Rebecca McLeod, 1841, the Catherine Stuart Forbes.

Fourth carriage
* Mr. G. Mudgway & Mrs. C. Mudgway, 1841, Catherine Stuart Forbes;
* Mrs. John Webber, 1841, the Lady Nugent;
* Mrs. Hook, the Mautoki (cannot recall the date);
* Wi Hapi Pakau, of the Hutt, who says that he is one of the few Maoris alive who recollect the arrival of the pioneers of Wellington.

Fifth carriage
* Mr. Thomas Freethy, who came to New Zealand in the French vessel Justine, in 1840;
* Mr. Charles Collis, 1842, the Birman;
* Mr. David Dick, 1840, the Bengal Merchant;
* Mr. Edwin Ticehurst, 1840, the Adelaide;
* Mr. John Knowles, 1841, the Gertrude;
* Mrs. B. Harrison, 1841, the Catherine Stuart Forbes.

Sixth carriage
* Mr. G. H. Luxford and Mr. W. N. Luxford, 1840, the Adelaide;
* Mr. Ward Parker, came to Adelaide by the Poictiers in 1848, and came on to New Zealand in the Mary Ray in 1862;
* Mr. C. Simmonds, 1856, the Ann Wilson;
* Mr. T. A. Shirley, 1841, the Arab.

Seventh carriage
* Mr. R. Hewit, 1840, the Adelaide;
* Mr. G. Buck, 1842, the Birman;
* Mr. W. Gooden, 1841, the Arab;
* Mr. T. Benton, 1842, the London;
* Mr. John Daysh, 1841, the Gertrude.

On foot
* Mr. John Gell (wearing a Maori mat), 1842, the Bombay;
* Mrs. Epuni and Mrs. M. Maunie, representing native old identities;
* Mr. Lancelot Holmes, until lately Chief Pilot of Wellington, born at Petone in March, 1840, said to be the first European child born in Port Nicholson;
* Messrs. J. Petherick, F. G. Petherick, and R. Davis, 1840, the Aurora;
* Mr. J. Brown, 1840, the Blenheim;
* Mr. T. Howell, 1840, the Martha Ridgway;
* Mr. J. Howe, the Clifton;
* Messrs. N. Valentine and J. Valentine, 1846, the Java landed first in Auckland);
* Mr. H. Parker, 1845, the Gertrude;
* Mr. R. Prouse, 1840, the Duke of Roxburgh;
* Mr. P. Gooden, 1840, the Martha Ridgway;
* Mr. G. Hobbs, 1842, the Birman;
* Mr. J. H. Houghton and Mr. E. W. Petherick, 1840, the Aurora;
* Mr. E. A. Hutchings, 1848, the William Alfred;
* Mr. J. Retter, 1841, the Lord William Bentinck;
* Mr. Eli Buck, 1842, the Birman;
* Mr. Hart Udy, senr., and Messrs. W. Udy, J. Udy, and Hart Udy, junr. his sons), 1840, the Duke of Roxburgh;
* Messrs. James Knight, Samuel Smith, J. W. Bryant, J. C. Bryant, T. Bassett, J. Hawke, W. Cocking, David Hunter and Robert Hunter, 1840, the Duke of Roxburgh;
* Mr. C. Saywell, 1840, the Martha Ridgway;
* Mr. C. W. Brown, born at the Hutt in 1841, his parents having arrived in the Martha Ridgway;
* Mr. J. Cudby, 1843, the Thomas Parkes;
* Mr. J. G. Ross, 1842, the Lady Nugent;
* Mr. W. Dorren, born at Petone in 1840:
* Mr. Thomas Rogers, born at Petone in 1840 disputes Mr. L. Holmes' claim to be the first European child born in the district (see Register of Births);
* Mr. H. Eglinton, 1849, the Slain's Castle;
* Messrs. G. Tonks, W. Tonks, T. Morgan, and G. Bell, 1842, the Birman;
* Mr. G. Spackman, 1840, the Bolton;
* Mr. J. Bills, 1842, the Clifton;
* Mr. W. Rowe, 1859, the Wild Duck;
* Mr. W. Lockyer, 1842, the London;
* Mr. H. Green, 1853, the Rajah;
* Mr. C. Mudgway, 1841, the Catherine Stuart Forbes;
* Mr. A. W. Rudman, 1842, the Phoebe (to Nelson);
* Mr. J. Vile, 1841, the Arab;
* Mr. J. D. Benge, 1841, the Olympus;
* Mr. E. Cahill, 1846, the Java;
* Mr. Geo. Every, 1840, the Bolton;
* Mr. Jas. Robinson, born here in 1842parents came in the Martha Ridgway;
* Mr. C. W. Brodie, 1842, the Cuba;
* Mr. F. Cooper, 1841, the Oriental;
* Mr. G. Judd, 1840, the Martha Ridgway;
* Mr. C. Stuart, 1842, the Birman;
* Mr. D. Clark, 1840, the Glenbervie;
* Mr. T. Hayward, 1846, the Driver;
* Mr. J. Philps, 1841, the Lord William Bentinck;
* Mr. D. Dick, junr., born here in 1840parents came in the Bengal Merchant;
* Mr. Joseph James, 1849, the Catherine Stuart Forbes;
* Mr. W. Dodds, 1841, the Lady Nugent;
* Mr. C. W. Gooden, 1840, Mr. P. Monaghan, 1846, the Martha Ridgway;
* Mr. H. Southee, 1841. the Lady Nugent;
* Mr. P. Managhan, 1846, the Java;
* Mr. G. L. Layfield, 1853, the Northfleet;
* Mr. J. Hill, 1841, the Arab;
* Mr. E. Bannister, 1840, the Bolton;
* Mr. T. W. McKenzie, 1840, the Adelaide;
* Mr. A. Murray, 1841, the Tyne;
* Mr. A. Pringle, 1840, the London;
* Mr. H. F. Eagar, 1842, the Scotia (from Sydney);
* Mr. W. B. Howe, 1841, the Clifton;
* Mr. G. Barrett, 1848, the Bernicia;
* Mr. J. Bidmead, 1842, the London;
* Mr. D. Harris, 1842, the George Fyfe;
* Mr. G. Brown, 1841, the Blenheim;
* Mr. T. O'Malley, 1846, the Lord Auckland;
* Mr. Jas. Smith, 1856, the Lancashire Witch;
* Mr. H. Rudman, born in Nelson, 1843parents came in the Phoebe;
* Mr. T. H. Robinson, 1841, Lady Nugent;
* Mr. G. H. Hawkins, born in Wellington, 1844;
*i Mr. W. Sievers, 1849, the Mariner;
*i Mr. W. Jenkins was in the colony before the New Zealand Company's settlers, having arrived in the Henry Freeling in 1836;
* Mr. J. Webber, 1841, Lady Nugent;
* Mr. Jas. Smith, 1840, the whaling ship David;
* Mr. T. Bevan. 1841, the Lady Nugent;
* Mr. R. Miller, 1840, the Blenheim;
* Mr. T. Allen, born at Wellington in 1848 parents came in the Catherine Stuart Forbes;
* Mr. A. R. Meech, born here in 1845parents came in the Oriental:
* Mr. A. Wall, 1841, the Lord William Bentinck;
* Mr. J. Yule, 1840, the Bengal Merchant;
* Mr. E. Waite, born here in 1850parents arrived in the Sir Robert Peel;
* Mr. Hugh Calders, born here in 1848parents' vessel, the Blenheim;
* Mr. Francis Bradey, 1840, the Adelaide:
* Mr. Duncan Sinclair, born here in 1849parents landed at Kapiti in 1846;
* Mr. James Lingard, 1841, the Gertrude;
* Mr. Joseph Rawson, came from Sydney in 1846;
* Mr. James Stockbridge, 1842, the London;
* Mr. T. O'Loughlin, born here in 1843;
* Mr. D. Hobbs, 1843, the Birman;
* Mr. John Knowles, 1841, the Oriental;
* Mr. J. E. Smith, came to Auckland in the Tomatine in 1842;
* Mr. J. O'Meara, 1842, the Planet;
* Mr. Fred. Bradey, 1840, the Adelaide;
* Mr. R. Woodman, born here in 1840parents came in the Bolton;
* Mr. D. Cruickshank, 1850, the Phbe Dunbar;
* Mr. John Pattinson, 1840, the George Fyfe;
* Mr. H. Ashton, 1848, the Blundell;
* Mr. C. Hewitt, 1846, the Levant;
* Mr. T. Mackintosh, came to Nelson in 1842 in the Levant;
* Mr. J. Davison, about 1840, the Marion Kelly;
* Mr. F. W. Revell, born at Taranaki in 1843 parents' vessel, the William Bryan, the first ship to Taranaki;
* Mr. A. Wise, came from Melbourne in 1855;
* Mr. M. O'Connor, arrived 1846;
* Mr. G. Sample, 1845;
* Mr. T. Claridge, 1842, the London;
* Mr. W. Edwards, 1849, the Larkins, Mr. T. Campbell, one of the arrivals by the Lady Nugent, was unable to be present personally, but was represented by his son, Mr. Thomas Campbell.

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