Country of origin: England
Area in New Zealand: Kapiti, Port Nicholson, Nelson
Details: Crisp, Benjamin 1808 - 1901, Carrier, temperance reformer, character
Benjamin Crisp was born in London, England, probably on 11 May 1808, the son of Sophia Crisp and her husband, Benjamin, a tinsmith. He left England in 1819 for Australia, where he worked as a whaler, farm worker, and bullock driver. In 1837 he moved to New Zealand, joining a whaling party on the Kapiti coast and then working as a boatman at Port Nicholson (Wellington).