ʻOhana of Captain Edmund Saffery, Sr., Kupuna Nāʻehu, and Kawaʻawaʻaiki Nāʻehu

If you are a descendant of (Captain and Judge) Edmund Jerry Saffery, Sr. (originally from Upwell, Cambridgeshire, England) who settled in ʻUlupalakua, Maui, Hawaiʻi in 1839, this site was created with you and your ʻohana in mind!

Edmund Jerry "Kele" Saffery, Sr., who was 33 years old at the time, arrived in Hawaiʻi around the year 1839. Captain Saffery commanded the first schooner which brought gold from San Francisco for one, E. Forster. He was also one of the numerous captains of the whaling ships that first anchored near Olowalu, Maui.

After he had been in the islands for about five years, he married on the island of Hawaiʻi, a wahine referred to as, Kupuna Nāʻehu. It should be noted that Kupuna is also the Hawaiian term for "grandparent" or "ancestor." Whether or not she has another given name is not known. The name "Kapuna" does appear on the marriage record. Eleven days after his marriage, on June 3rd, 1844, Edmund Saffery became a Hawaiian citizen. Together, the pair had one child, Fanny.

Captain Edmund's second marriage was to the niece of Kupuna Nāʻehu, Kawaʻawaʻaiki "Waiki" Alapaʻinui Waikipoha Nāʻehu. They had thirteen children: Edmund II, Henry, William Gale, Caroline (Kalalaina) John Pueo, Thomas Edmund, Mary, Emma Victoria, Analani, Charles Thomas, Juliana, Helen, and Emmalia Nellie.

Bringing together the descendants of all of these Saffery lines remains one of our core objectives.

Sources: Naturalization, Book D, p. 11, "Roots & Branches of Arthur Kapewaokeao Waipa Parker, Sr. & Eva Margaret Vieira," published in 1989.

Post update: Mar 4, 2020 10:10:00 PM

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