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Captain Robert Brown and Te Wharerimu

Query by kirstmac1

Hi I looking up the founder of Codfish island, I know that Im related to them, I would like to know through what children.
My grandmother was Muriel Brown (died 1976 0r 1978) are you able to help.

Many thanks

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by ngairedith on 2017-07-24 11:03:54

hi Kirstmac1,
that's a rather impressive ancestor to have :). He arrived in NZ long before all the influx of immigrants/settlers.

Your grandmother Muriel was born 3 Dec 1893 and died 15 June 1978. Who was her husband? because if you follow him back he should lead you to either Thomas or Robert Brown as per the list below ...

Captain Robert Brown (-1844) arrived in Otago on the 'Glory' in 1823. He 'married' Te Wharerimu shortly after and had 5 children (dates are approx)
* 1825 - Tame 'Thomas' Brown
- first half-caste child born in southern NZ
- married Mary Thomas, a daughter of a shore whaler
* 1826 - 1901 Papu 'Robert' Brown
- married Tini 'Jane' Palmer, daughter of Ned Palmer's uncle, Edward Palmer & Patahi
* 1828 - 1899 Kararaina 'Caroline' Brown
- married whaler John Howell of Riverton
* 1832 - 1921 Tera 'Sarah' Brown
- married the Tasmanian born whaler Ned Palmer
* 1836 - 1907 Peti Hurene 'Elizabeth' Brown
- married Tame Parata (1837-1917) later MP for Southern Maori

Ned (Edward) Palmer was one of three Palmer men who played a significant role in the history of whaling and agriculture at Taieri, NZ. All three married Nga Tahu women and fathered large families.
* Edwin Palmer married Patahi, his brother William Palmer (Ned's uncle) married three Nga Tahu women

you might like to download this pdf
Two Hundred Years on Codfish Island (Whenuahou)

there is a family tree here

by MJ_Dunlop on 2018-01-10 05:29:25

Hi Kirstin. I am also a descendant of Te Wharerimu and Capt. Robert Brown, by way of their son Robert and Jane Palmer. Their son William's son Thomas Brown was my Great-grandfather and his wife's name was also Muriel. Not your grandmother though!

by kaiheraki on 2019-04-30 02:35:26

Hi I have a bit of whakapapa of the browns. I have Muriel churnside married walter Maxwell brown he is the son of emma te maka maria brown daughter of George Edwin brown and Helen mcnaught son of Robert brown and te wharerimu - my email is

by kaiheraki on 2019-04-30 02:37:42

sorry that's Robert brown and jane palmer - Roberts the son of Robert brown and te wharerimu

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