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Philip John Aubrey

Arrived: 1828
Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Bay of Islands
Source: website; Paperspast

Details: At the New Plymouth R.M.Court the other day (1886), Philip John Aubrey was charged with using obscene words. Defendant said he was that drunk he did not remember anything, and would throw himself on the mercy of the court. He said he was one of the oldest identities in New Zealand, having come out in the Columbus, and been in the colony 57 years and had never been in court. He was born he said on the 3rd of July 1795 and was 10 years old at the battle of Trafalgar and 20 years old at the battle of Waterloo. His Worship let him off, but warned him that if he appeared before the court again, he would be sent to prison, even if he were one hundred years old.

John Aubrey died at Blenheim aged 99 on the 7th of August 1894. He arrived in the Bay of Islands in 1828