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Rev.William Williams family

Arrived: 1826
Country of origin: England
Area in New Zealand: Bay of Islands, Poverty Bay
Source: Poverty Bay and the East Coast of the N.l. by J.A.Mackay: Memoirs of the Life and Gospel Labours of the Late Daneil Wheeler:

Details: William Williams, born at Nottingham in 1801, his father, Thomas Williams "being of good Welsh family', joined the Missionary Society and had had some medical training. He and his wife, Jane Nelson, landed at the Bay of Islands on the 25th of March 1826. His brother Henry was also here with the Missionary Society. They and their children went to Poverty Bay (Gisborne) in 1840. Rev Williams was to become Bishop. His son William Leonard was also Bishop after his father. His grandson Herbert William Williams also became a Bishop of the district.

Children:
Dau Mary born 12th April 1826
Dau Jane Elizabeth born 23rd October 1827
Son William Leonard born 22 July 1829
Son Thomas Sydney born 9th February 1831
Son James Nelson born 22 August 1837
Dau Anna Maria born 25th February 1839
Dau Lydia Catherine born 7th April 1841 (first white child born at Poverty Bay)
Dau Marianna born 22 August 1843
Dau Emma Caroline born 20th February 1846

New Zealand Herald 7th October 1896
Napier, Tuesday. Mrs Williams, widow of the late Bishop Williams, and mother of the present Bishop of Waiapu, died early this morning, aged 95, Deceased arrived at Paihia, Bay of Islands in March, 1826, and afterwards resided at Poverty Bay for 28 years, till obliged to leave on account of the Hau-hau disturbance in 1867, when she came here, and has since resided in Napier. She came to the colony with her husband over seventy yours ago, and had a narrow scape at the Poverty Bay Massacre. She retained all her faculties, and had a remarkable memory up to the last.

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