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Kendall family

Rev. Thomas W Kendall and Jane Kendall nee Quickfall
Arrived: 1814
Country of origin: England
Area in New Zealand: Bay of Islands
Source: website- Kendall families in NSW http://users.northnet.com.au/~kendalli/index.html
book- The Bay of Islands- Jack Lee
http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/

Details: Missionary, orthographer, linguist

Thomas Kendall 1778? - 1832, was born in Lancashire, England. He was ordained in England to serve as a missionary specifically in New Zealand, with the Church Missionary Society. He, his wife, and 3 sons arrived in the Bay of Islands in 1814 on board the brig Active. Kendall started the first school in New Zealand at Rangihoua in 1816. He wrote and published the first book in Maori-A korao no New Zealand; or, the New Zealander's first book; being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives.
Kendall had an affair with Tungaroa, daughter of Rakau, the old tohunga of Rangihoua.
Marsden, having learned of Kendall's adultery, came to New Zealand in August 1823 to dismiss him. Kendall agreed to leave, but when the Brampton, on which the Kendalls had embarked, was wrecked on a shoal in the Bay he changed his mind. God had intervened it seemed, to assure him he had tasks still in New Zealand. With Jane and the family he moved back to the home he had built at Matauwhi, away from the mission, on the south side of the Bay. They remained there until February 1825, when they sailed for Chile where Kendall became the clergyman attached to the British consulate at Valparaiso. In 1827 he and his family returned to New South Wales, where he was given a land grant of 1,280 acres at Ulladulla. He died in 1832, lost at sea, at the Shoalhaven River, New South Wales.

Jane Quickfall Kendall was the wife of Thomas W Kendall, the Church Missionary Society missionary in the Bay of Islands. She arrived on the first missionary ship, the Active, in 1814, with a family of 5. They had 4 more children born in New Zealand. When Thomas Kendall had an affair with Tungaroa, Jane and the children remained at the missionary station. He later returned to the family and they moved back to the home he had built at Matauwhi, away from the mission, on the south side of the Bay. They remained there until February 1825, when they sailed for Chile where Kendall became the clergyman attached to the British consulate at Valparaiso. In 1827 he and his family returned to New South Wales, where he was given a land grant of 1,280 acres at Ulladulla.

Susannah Kendall was the eldest child of Thomas and Jane Kendall, born in Lincolnshire, England. She travelled to Australia with her missionary parents. She remained in Australia in boarding school with her sister when her parents and brothers went to New Zealand She married in Sydney in 1827.

Elizabeth Jane Kendall was the second daughter of Thomas and Jane Kendall. She was born in Lincolnshire, England in 1805. She accompanied her parents and siblings to Australia as a mission ary family of the Church Missionary Society. She and her sister remained in Sydney at boarding school, when their parents and brothers went to New Zealand. She married in Sydney in 1829 to Thomas Florance, a surveyor. They came to New Zealand in the 1830s. Their daughter Arabella was baptized in Whangaroa in 1835, daughter Sarah, born 12 December 1837, and son Alfred born 8 March 1839 were baptized 14 November 1839 at Whangaroa

Thomas Surfleet Kendall was the eldest son of Thomas and Jane Kendall. He was born in 1807 in London, England. He accompanied his parents and siblings to Australia and New Zealand as a missionary family of the Church Missionary Society. He left New Zealand in 1825 and returned to Australia. He married there in 1830.

Basil O Kendall was one of twin sons, with Joseph Kendall, of Thomas W and Jane Kendall. They were born in 1809 in London, England, and travelled with their parents and siblings to Australia and New Zealand as a missionary family of the Church Missionary Society. In 1825 they left New Zealand and returned to Australia. Basil married in 1835. His son Henry Kendall was a well known Australian poet.

Joseph Kendall was a twin son, with Basil Kendall, of Thomas W and Jane Kendall. They were born in 1809 in London , England, and travelled with their parents and siblings to Australia and New Zealand as a missionary family of the Church Missionary Society. In 1825 they left New Zealand and returned to Australia. Joseph Kendall becàme a commander of the barque Woodlark. He married twice, in 1827, and 1851 in New South Wales.

John Kendall was born and died in England on 7 November 1813.
Samuel Kendall was born on 5 June 1816 in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. He died in Sydney on 14 November 1827.
John Kendall was born in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand on 13 January 1818 He died in 1895 in Milton , New South Wales.
Lawrence Kendall was born on 31 August 1819 in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand He married Mary Ann Murray in 1841 in Sydney, and died in 1881.
Edward Kendall was born on 30 May 1822. He married Mary Jane Ridd in Kiama NSW in 1847 and died in 1902
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