Arrived: 1835 (before)
Country of Birth; USA
Areas in New Zealand; Kapiti, Banks Peninsula
Details; Seth Randall HOWLAND was born in New Bedford, Bristol, MA, USA around 1808. The son of Daniel H. HOWLAND & Huldah RANDALL and came to New Zealand on the whaler 'Good Return' between 1830 and 1835.
Seth was married to Lucretia G. HATHAWAY on the 29 August 1830 at Dartmouth, MA, USA before coming out, but he fathered a few children here and eventually, under pressure, was married to Hari aka Hare TIKI (daughter of Opito aka Pita TIKI and Moki) on 17 February 1846, at Port Levy by Monseigneur Pompallier.
Seth died the 21 September 1877 and is buried outside cemetery boundary at Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula, NZL
The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, 23 December 1843 relates Seth's part, mostly observational, in the Wairau Massacre. Seth said he was the master whaler in the schooner 'Three Brothers' which belonged to Joseph Thoms. The Three Brothers transported Rauparaha, Ranghiaita and five and twenty other natitives to the Wairau from Mana Island about the 28th of May. Seth had two whale boats and had joined the schooner at Tarwaite and went on with her and the two boats to Ocean Bay where he landed the natives.
In 1877, a dreadful calamity came about in the arctic when a large whaling fleet was encased in ice. Among the boats were ones owned by R S Howland.