To Face The Daring Maoris
by Michael Barthorp
This is the story of the first New Zealand War 1845 -- 47.
The following is the complete Index.
Some of the folk are Famous and well known: Others are
ordinary men and woman who were the Pioneers of our Country.
ANSTRUTHER Robert Col
AWARRE ( friendly Maori and guide )
ARNEY Maj Charles Augustus 58th Foot
ALLEN William. Drummer 58th Foot
ATKYNS Capt Auckland Volunters
BAKER Rev, Missionary, son of a native woman
BALNEAVIS Henry.Colin, Lieut 58 Foot
BANNATIME Richard,Assist Surgeon
BARCLAY Lieut 96th Regiment
BARKER, Edward Oliver. Ensign 58th Foot
BEATTY Jack Lieut 99th Greadiers died of wounds
BEST A.D.W Capt Commander 80th Staffordshire Volunteers
BLACKBURN Ensign 99th Reg. Killed in action August 1876
BLAND Lieut R.N. H.M.S. Racehouse
BOULCOTT Hutt Vally Wellington
BOWEN M.L. General
BRADDOCK Edward. General
BRETT Pvt 58th Foot Killed in action 16 May 1848 Hutt Vally Boulcott Farm
BRIDGE Maj Cyprion Commander 58th Foot Born Canada 7 June 1807, died at Cheltrnham England 7th July 1885 aged 78yrs His Records of the campaign are held in theAlexander Turnbull Library Wellington. Eldest son of Lt/Col Cyprian BRIDGE and Elizabeth Powell BRIDGE nee GODDARD who's father emigrated to Canada in 1790. The BRIDGES were a Suffolk family from Harwich. They Decend from John BRIDGE of Ramsey and Dover Court who held the appointment of Deputy Commissioner for the Suppression of Pirates in 1565 and again in 1577. Maj Cyprian BRIDGE married Sophia Anne WALKER , she died in 1842.They had 7 children. On the 8th August 1843 he married again to Louisa BOWEN daughter of General M.L, BOWEN. she died 29 July 1860. They had 4 children 3 died at infancy and the son Herbert Bowen BRIDGE born 1848 Bay of Islands and his first son Cyprion both settled in New Zealand. Maj C. BRIDGE married a 3rd time to Mary Louisa WILLIAMSON.
BROWN Maori Volunteer
BROWN George Sgt 58th Foot Reg No 1091
BROWN J. Pvt 58th Foot
BURROWS. Robert. Rev Missionary
BUSBY James British Resident Bay of Islands
BUTLER William Sir
CAMPBELL Cpt. Wanganui Settler
CHURTON Mr. Wanganui Settler
CLARKE E.B. Archdeacon
CLARKE H.T. Interpretur, Wounded in action July 1845. Civil Commissioner at Auckland
CLENDON James Reddy. Pahia Magistrate
COCKCRAFT William Wild Joseph Cpt 58th Foot detachment from Norfolk Island
COLLINSON T.B. Lieut Royal Engineers
COMPTON George Capt. Built Fort Richmand, Commander Hutt Militia
CONNER James Pvt 58th Foot
COOK Mary married Cpt Charles THOMPSON
COOPER Colour/Sgt 58th Foot
COOPER Isaac Rhodes Lieut 58th Foot
CREACY George Pvt 58th Foot
CROZIER Midshipman R.N
DAWSON Capt Commanded " Slain's Castle
DENNY Richard Capt 58th Foot, Light Company
DEERING R.B Lieut 58th Foot, 99th Reg
DESPARD Henry Col 99th Reg. Col in charge of all troops died 1858
DOCKRILL Cpl 58th Foot Killed in action 16 May 1848 Hutt Vally Boulcott Farm
DIGHTON Mr Interpreter
DOHERTY Pvt 58th Foot died in action Ohaeawai June 1845
DRESING Charles Lieut 58th Foot
DREST Jerry Sullivan
DUFFY Hooks Pvt 58th Foot
EDWARDS J.D.M.Bidwell Lieut 58th Foot
EGERTON Lieut R.N. H.M.S North Star
EYETON W.A. Capt 96th Reg
FALCON Lieut R.N. H.M.S Caster
FELTER George Colour/Sgt 58th Foot
FIGG Lieut. Commander Auckland Volunteers
FITZROY Robert R.N. Capt Governer New Zealand
FLEMING James Pvt 58th Foot no 2053 killed in action 1845
FORTESCUE Sir John. Historian
FOWLER William Pvt 96th Reg
FREE William Cpl 58th Foot. Light Company. Enlisted Dublin 1842 aged 17yrs. Commissioned in the NZ Mitilia died New Plymouth NZ 1919 age 93yrs.
GALBRAITH. G.T. Surgeon 99th Reg
GALLAGHER J. Pvt 58th Foot
GARSTIN Christophilus. Ensign 58th Foot
GILFILLAN. J.A. Wanganui Settler.
GIPPS Sir George. Governor of New South Wales
GLEN.Pvt 58th Foot Tried for stealing 1p.4s.6p 150 lashes.
GRAHAM Capt R.N H.M.S Caster
GRANT William Edward Capt 58th Foot. Killed in action 30 June 1845.
GREY George Capt R.N Governor New Zealand. Aged 34yrs Oct 1845
GREY Elizabeth . Wife of George, arrived Auckland 14 November 1845
HALES. T. Pvt 58th Foot Wounded in action 8th May 1846 Ruapekapeka.
HALLAM Pvt 58th Foot
HANAH Pvt Major's orderly
HANSON Interpreter a Maori man.
HARA Maori Chief
HARDINGTON ( Hotel Auckland)
HARDY Jonas Pasley Cpt 58th Foot
HATTAWAY Robert 58th Foot Enlisted in Chatham 1842 just before 19th birthday
HAY Alexander MacLeod Lieut 58th Foot
HAY Commander R.N.
HENDERSON Capt Royal Artillery
HERBERT Charles St John Lieut 58th Foot
HETE Te Haara Maori Chief
HIKA Hone Chief of Nagapuhi
HINTON Joseph Sgt Returned to England 1850.
HOBSON William Cpt R.N. Governer NZ
HOBSON William Native Chief
HOLMES Lieut R.N. Used his gun boat in defence of Wanganui
HOME Sir Everard Capt R.N Commander H.M.S North Star
HUNT Pvt Deserted 2 september 1846, recaptured within 2 days
HUNT.R Mr Brewery owner St Martins Stamford England
HULME Lieut/Col 96 Reg
HUME George Ponsonby Capt
HYDE Pvt Deserted 2nd September 1846, recaptured 2 days later
INGATE Pvt. 58th Foot. Light company. Shot on gaurd duty 1.30am 11 July 1845. Buried at Waimate on the 12th July in the church yard aged 22yrs. Born in Kirby Cane in Norfolk was a farm labourer.
INGATE Debra only living relation to pvt INGATE living in Rumburgh in Suffolk England.
JOHNSTON Acting Commander R.N. H.M.S. Hazard
JOHNSTON Lieut 99th Reg
JOHNSTON Mary Ann
KAWITI. Maori Chief died 1853
KELLY William Cpl 96th Reg, killed in action 8th May 1845 at Puketutu
KEMP Pvt 58th Foot, deserted 2 September 1846, recaptured 2 days later.
KEMP. Rev. Missionary
KEPPEL Sir Henry, Rear Admiral. R.N.
KIDD Doctor. Medical Officer at Ruapekapeka
KING George. Maori Chief
KIRBY Edward. Quartermaster
LANGFORD Capt Royal Marine
LARRETT Andrew.58th Foot. Died in action 8th May 1845 Okaihau
LAST Maj 99th Reg
LAWRIE. T. Pvt. 58th Foot
LAYE Joseph Henry. Capt
LEEDS Lieut. East Indian Company ship Elphinstone
MACATEER John Pvt 58th Foot. Died 1876 Bay of Islands
MACPHERSON E. Maj. 99th Reg
McCLEVERTY W.A. Lieut/Col. 48th Reg Commanding Troops Wellington
McCONNELL I Sgt. Number 3 company
McIVOR.J.Pvt 58th Foot.
McKIERNAN Patrick Pvt
McKILLOP. H. F. Midshipman of the Calliope. Enterd the Navy in 1839, seved on H.M.S Belleisle at the age of 19yrs on the China Station 1841-42. died 1879.
McKINNON Pvt. Killed in action 1st July 1845.
McMILLAN. John. Killed in action 8th May 1845.
MAHER Julia. John MITCHELL's Wife. Married in Sydney 26th April 1847.
MAHER Sgt. Julia's Father.
MAIN. Robert.. Ensign
MAITLAND Frederick. General. Died 1848 85yrs.
MAKETU. Wanganui Chief
MARLOW Capt. Royal Engineers
MASTER. Frances Charles Chester. Lieut 58th Foot.
MASTER F.R.C. Ensign 58th Foot
MATHEWS James. Sgt. 58th Foot. Light Company
MATSON Henry Capt. 9th company 58th Foot, with over 30yrs service in 1845
MIDDLETON Fredrick Dobson. Ensign
MILLS Pvt Royal Marines. Killed in action 8th May 1845
MITCHELL John Cpl 58th Foot. From Staffordshire England, enlisted at Uppingham 1841. Wounded at the battle of Ohaeawai in 1845. Became a Captain in the New Zealand Militia. His diary is with the Museum Of the Northamptonshire Regiment. Settled in NZ. Last time he saw his father was 21 June 1841.
MITCHELL. John Thomas. Nephew of John MITCHELL. Named after his Grandfather.
MITCHELL Mary. Mother of John Thomas, sister to John.
MITCHELL. William. Pvt 58th Foot. Brother to John MITCHELL
M'LERIE John. Lieut .Adjutant. Born Brompton Kent 1809
MOIR William Sgt/Major.58th Foot. Reg No 1363
MONOGHAN Pvt.58th Foot. 5 Company. Lost an arm.
MOORE Sir John. 58th Foot
MOORE William Pvt. Reg No 1674. Killed in action 8th May 1845
MORGAN Lieut. R.N. H.M.S Hazard
MORTON Thomas. Reg No 1366 Killed in action 8th May 1845.
MULLIGAN W. Pvt. 58th Foot.
MUNRO M. Pvt. 58th Foot
MUNRO D. Sgt 58th Foot.
MURRAY. Midshipman. H.M.S North Star. Died of wounds 11 Jan 1846.
NENE Tamati Waaka Chief of Hokianga
NOPERA. Brother of Tamati.
NOPPS Mr. Master of H.M.S. Racehouse
NORMAN J. Pvt. 96th Reg
NORTH Christopher.96th Reg. Killed in action 8th May 1845.
NUGENT Charles Lavallin. Capt 58th Foot
NUMMINGHAN W.Pvt. 58th Foot.
O'CONNELL C.P. Lieut. 51st Regiment.
O'CONNELL. Sir Maurice. Lieut/General. Father to C.P. O'CONNELL Commanding in N.S.W.
O'HARA Patrick. Drummer
O'REILLY. B.H. Ensign 99th Reg.
OTWAY. Lieut. H.M.S. Caster
OXFORD Edward. Assassin
PAGE. George Hyde. Lieut.58th Foot Married Charlotte PITT in NZ 1848.
PAINTER Pvt. 58th Foot
PALLETT Jonathon Pvt. Reg No 1086. Was son of a Sgt/Major killed in action at Waterloo.
PANAKEREO. Tamati NENE brother
PATUONE. Tamati NENE brother
PAUHA. Relation to Te Rangihaeata
PAULET Lord William. Crimean War
PEDDER Thomas. Lieut 58th Foot
PETLEY John Alexander Charles. Lieut 58th Foot
PHILPOTS G. Lieut. R.N. Killed in action 30 June 1845.
PHILSON Thomas Moore. Asst Surgeon. 58th Foot
PINE Chilly. Surgeon. 58th Foot. Veteran of the China war 1841
POKAI Hone Hika. Maori Chief. Died 1850 Kaikohe aged 40yrs
POMARE. Maori Chief.
PORTER. Pvt 58th Foot. Deserted 2 September 1846, recaptured 2 days later.
POWER. Deputy Assistant Commissary General.
POWER.W. Pvt 58th Foot
PUNCHED John Pvt 58th Foot. Reg No 1449. Killed in action 8th May 1845.
REED. Capt. 99th Reg
REES Doctor. Wanganui Settler.
RIPA. Brother to Tamati NENE.
REWA ( Manu) Maori Chief
RIEL Louis. (Rebellion in Canada).
ROBERTSON. Acting Commander R.N. H.M.S Hazard
ROBINSON Jack. ( Hobbs)
ROLFE Reverand. From Headcorn Kent.
ROPIHA Honi. Friendly Maori 58th Foot.
ROSS Doctor. Assistant Surgeon Calliope
RUSH Alfred. Lieut 58th Foot
RUSSELL Andrew Hamilton Capt. 58th Foot
RUSSELL. J. Pvt. 58th Foot
SCULTHORP Pvt. 58th Foot. Died about 1847 Wanganui
SELWYN Bishop. First appointed Bishop of NZ.
SHIPLEY. Pvt 58th Foot. Friend of HINTON
SHORTLAND Edward. Interpreter
SIMMONS William Henry More. Lieut 58th Foot
SMITH John. Pvt 58th Foot, Light company. Wounded in action.
SPEIGHT W.I Sgt. 58th Foot, Reg No 1542. Light Company killed in action 8th May 1845.
SPRATT Pvt 65th Reg Killed in action 1847.
SPRECKLAND. Pvt 58th Foot
STANLEY Capt R.N.
STANLEY Pvt 58th Foot
STAPP Charles. Pvt 58th Foot, Light Company enlisted with FREE in Dublin. Died Auckland 1900
STEVENS Charles Pvt 58th Foot, Reg No 1190. Killed in action 8th May 1845.
STEVENSON. T Sgt 58th Foot
STEWART Cpl. 58th Foot Died Ohaeawai 1st July 1845.
STUART J. Pvt 58th Foot.
SULLIVAN Sgt. 58th Foot
SUMMERS Edward. 58th Foot, . Reg No 318. Killed in action 8th May 1845.
SUTHERLAND Cpl. 58th Foot. Married Mrs YETTS who's husband was killed at Okaihau.
SUTTON Pvt. 58th Foot.
SURREY. W. Pvt 58th Foot.
TANNER William Pvt
TAWHAI Mohi or Moses
TAYLOR Richard. Reverand. Wanganui Missionary
TE HARRE Hete. Maori Chief
TE MAMAKU From Upper Wanganui
TE RANGIHAEATA. Died 1856. Nephew to TE RAUPARAHA
TE RAUPARAHA Maori Chief Wellington area
TE WAREAITU Was hanged for the upraising in the Hutt Vally
THELWALL Ensign. 65th Reg.
THOMPSON Charles William Capt 58th Foot, No 3 company, Light Company. Born 22 July 1819 Market Hill county Armagh. Married Flora COOK
THOMPSON Mary Jean born 1842 daughter of Charles and Flora
THOMPSON Charles born 1844. Son of Charles and Flora.
THOMPSON L.J. Ensign 58th Foot.
TIGHE Capt. 58th Foot.
TIMBRELL Thomas Richardson. Paymaster
TURNER Mr Deputy Assitant Commissary General
TURTON Richard. Pvt. Died of wounds Auckland.
VOLTR R.H. Pvt Wounded 20th June 1845.
WAAKA William. Brother to NENE
WAKEFIELD Arther Capt. Brother of Edward WAKEFIELD
WAKEFIELD Edwin Gibbon
WALKER Sophia Ann
WARDRUM Samual Pvt.58th Foot, Reg No 645. Known as Gunner. Died May 1845. From County Tyrone. Enlisted 7th Dec 1829. Left a widow in Parramatta N.S.W.
WELLER Pvt.58th Foot, Killed in action 1847. 58th Foot
WESTROPP Micheal Loinel. Lieut. 58th Foot
WHISKER Alexander Pvt. 58th Foot. born 22 July 1819 Markethill County Armagh. His records and diary are held in the Auckland Institute and Museum. He wrote songs and ballards describing the action of the war. Also had one other son born New Zealand 1847
WHISKER Flora nee COOK. Alexander's wife.
WHISKER Mary Jane. born Dublin 1842. Daughter to Alexander and Flora.
WHISKER Charles. Born Dublin 1844. Son to Alexander and Flora.
WHITE Mrs. Bay of Islands Canteen Manager
WHITETHREAD Pvt. 58th Foot
WILFORD Mr. Bookkeeper St Martins Stamford England. He was a cripple
WILLIAMS Henry. Clergyman.Missionary, Former Naval Officer.
WILLIAMS John. L/Sgt.58th Foot. Sketched battles with water paints
WILLIAMSON Mary Louisa. 3rd wife Major BRIDGE
WILMOT Lieut. Royal Artillery. Son of the A.D.C. to the Governer of Van Diemans Land
WILSON Doctor. Wanganui Medical Practitioner
WOLFE James. General
WYATT Maj 65th Reg. In Command of Wanganui
WYNYARD George Henry. Ensign 58th Foot.
WYNYARD H.J. Auckland Militia
WYNYARD Robert Henry. L/Col 58th Foot. .From 1842 Commander of the 58th.
YETTS (Yeats) Robert Reg No 1352. Light Company. died of wounds 8th May 1845
With Grateful Thanks to Owen & Kay
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