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Looking for James HARRISON from Nantucket to New Zealand approx 1830

Query by Timi

James HARRISON was an employee of Raymond and Young as captain of a whaling ship, possibly the "Norval", sailed from Nantucket to Sydney (Australia) and then to Wellington ( New Zealand) sometime in the 1830's. He married a Maori chiefteness ( Mereana Ngamai ) daughter of Rawiri Te Motutere, and worked out of Kapiti Island.( Wellington).
He was my Great Great Grandfather.
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on 2011-11-09 17:06:47

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by kiwidealz on 2012-10-03 06:08:14

Hi James Harrison was my g-g-g-grandfather. I have copies of his payslips from 1841 when he worked on Kapiti island - there is also reocrd of him robbing a whaleing ship of Kapiti and i have a copy of the letter sent to the secretary of state USA about the incident.He had 2 sons, John who married into the Mabel family in the Hutt Valley, James who married Julia Wallace and he had a daughter, Mary (aka Mere Ngamai or Mere Ngamai kapa II) - she is my g-g-grandmother. Mere married James Robson and they ended up in stratford, taranaki. Mere's mother was married to wi Tako ngatata after the death of james harrison.

by Timi on 2012-10-12 18:05:55

Hi kiwidealz
I don't know if you got my last response, May have been blocked by my computor security. If so, sorry. I would like to make further cotact with you to exchange info if possible. The information I have is that James and Mereana Ngamai did have 2 sons,John and James(my great grandfather) and a daughter Mere Kapa Ngamai11, your
g-g-grandmother but that John had died at a young age. However James and Julia Wallace did have a son John. You will be able to contact me by email. harrisonjim@xtra.co.nz.

by JackHarrison on 2013-05-26 06:06:27

I am also a gg grandson of James Harrison & Mere Ngamai. My father was George Harrison, son of Job Harrison & Julia Davis.
I went to Nantucket in 2001 trying to get some info but everything shut down over the winter & I didn't get very far.
Jack Harrison

by Timi on 2013-05-26 21:50:58

Hi Jack
Who were Job Harrison's parents please? My great grandparents were James Harrison & Julia Wallace. James was a son of James from Nantucket and Mereana Ngamai.


My email is james.haratini@gmail.com.

by JackHarrison on 2013-05-28 02:32:31

Hi Jim,

Job's parents were John Harrison & Elizabeth Mabey. John was the other son of James from Nantucket & Mereana Ngamai.
Job was born in 1864 & died in 1942. He was married to Julia Davis.


by Timi on 2013-05-28 21:44:46

Hi Jack
Now I can recognize the connection. Did John have a sawmill in the "Hutt" area.
I have been trying for ages without success to get info. on James from Nantucket.
If you have any info to share I would love to have it. I assume you have info. regards Mereana Ngamai, if not I can send you all I have.
Are you able to correspond to me via my email, james.haratini@gmail.com please?
Jim Harrison

by Janetd2006 on 2014-03-09 19:05:41

I would like some more info on this name too.
I am researching the Mabey family, my connection is to Elizabeth Sarah Mabey (1841-1922)wife of John Harrison who was a sawmiller in the Hutt Valley.
I am interested to see Jack Harrison has listed Julia Davis as the wife of Job Harrison (1864-1942) was she married twice, I have her down as Julia JUDD.
I can be contacted at janetd2006@gmail.com
Janet Doyle

by Timi on 2014-03-09 21:31:28

Hi Janet
My connection to James Harrison from Nantucket is that his and Mereana Ngamai's youngest son James ( Brother to Mere and John) was my Great Grandfather. I believe Jack's connection is with John. I don't know if Jack was married twice.
Jack Harrison has been in contact with me. He lives in Tauranga.
My email is: james.haratini@gmail.com I would love to share information with you.

by Nixsta on 2023-02-05 03:50:34

Hi Kiwidealz, Mere Ngamai who married James Robson were my g g grandparents. I was telling my mother about the information and documents you had about James Harrison, her g g grandfather & she was intrigued. She had little information about him despite growing up in Stratford with extended family.

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