Arrived: 1837 (before)
Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Bay of Islands
Source: Australian Newspapers, Paperspast
Details: The Sydney Gazette Tuesday 16th May 1837. On the 14th of March at the Church Missionary Station, Bay of Islands, New Zealand by the Rev. W H.Williams, Mr W.J. Lewington to Miss Ann Mitchell.
New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator 14th October 1843. Flax. (snip) Besides Mr Terry, there are several other persons now succssfully dressing flax. Mr Lewington at Wangari, has supplied Mr Robertson with some flax of superior quality.
Daily Southern Cross 15th March 1867. Auckland Court case (snip). He next put a deed of conveyance by William Browne to William James Lewington dated 13th May 1851.
Son Albert James Lewington
Obituary Tuapeka Times 12 August 1891.
Commander Lewington was fifty-two years of age, and was well known in Auckland thirty years ago. He was born either at Auckland or Taranaki, and was a Sunday school scholar at the old High street Wesleyan Sunday School. About thirty years ago he left for Sydney with his parents, and subsequently married Miss Mitchell (and became a member of the firm in which he was a managing partner), and whom he leaves a widow with seven children. Deceased was a man of temperate habits Twenty years ago he joined the N.S.W. Brigade as sab-lieutenant, and rose in due course to the rank of commander. In 1887 he was elected to a seat in the Council of the New South Wales Rifle Association, and was also on the Executive. His tragic death will be heard of with regret by many in Auckland.
William James Lewington had a close association with the Mitchells, marrying Ann, being in business with the family. Ian Miles and his family have done extensive research and their results can be found in a file attached to the Mitchells which includes information about William James Lewington.
Anglican baptisms Auckland City Library