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Title: Thomas Maxwell, Scot > NZ
Posted by: Baabaa Black sheep
Date: 13 November 2005

Update to our other postings in this forum-

Another cousin has just informed me of the following which I know will interest those of you researching this line.
Thomas Maxwell, Shipwright of Aberdeen, Scotland arrived in NZ aboard the Barque "Roseanna" The Capt was James Herd and the trip encompassed navigation of NZs Port Nicholson (Wellington) before landing in the Bay of Islands on Oct 26, 1826.
Thomas was part of the "First NZ Company" who were suppose to settle in NZ. It is believed passengers aboard "Rosanna" witnessed a haka being performed which terrified them. Most insisted they be taken to NSW instead. However 5 stayed behind. They were known locally as the "Scotch Mechanics". For a while they worked for Gilbert Mair. Thomas Maxwell had a better class Grog shop at Toru Toru.In 1833 a dispute arose between himself and Mair over compensation for pulling the grog shop down,it seems the land was in dispute. This dispute was referred to Busby, for a descision. I am applying for a copy of Busbys notes. I have also obtained copies for land claim documents for Thomas Maxwell and James Moncurs joint land claim plus Honatana Te Irirangis.E-mail me if you want more info on those. A few notes of interest-
Port Nicholson was Maxwells last port of call before his boat sank.
Te Ngeungeu married Moncur after Maxwells death. Moncur suffered the same fate a few years later.
Te Ngeungeu and Moncur had 2 daughters.

On a more recent note ...can I appeal to anyone with information on who Tamaki Maxwells parents where to make contact. We have been trying to find that answer for over a year and it would make his GGrandson very happy to finally have an answer. The LDS family history information is incorrect as to the children of Patariki and Hera.
We do have Patarikis children and their respective mothers in a document left behind by his second wife Hera Maurahu. Again e-mail if you want clarification - Joy


Title:Date:Posted By:
Thomas Maxwell, Scot > NZ13 November 2005Baabaa Black sheep
     Re:Thomas Maxwell, Scot > NZ16 November 2005Joy
     Re:Thomas Maxwell, Scot > NZ02 February 2014Averyl Maxwell

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