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Wilson family

Yorkie Wilson and ?

1836 (before)
Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Poverty Bay
Source: Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast of the NI,NZ

Details: Yorkie claimed to have been an acting captain in the Battle of Waterloo. He had a store at Maraetaha when his son, James Wilson (Hemi Wirihana)  was born in 1836.

Son James Wilson
He fought on the side of the rebels at Gate Pa in 1864 and afterwards engaged in whaling, then had a farm at Muriwai, Poverty Bay.