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Private Alexander Henderson (.1816.....1886. )

Settled in New Zealand

Back to . . 58th Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
  • Born : Late 1815 early  1816
  • Baptised: 19 Jan 1816 Church of Ireland, Inver, co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Where Born : Cranny, Inver, co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : : 25 Nov 1844 
  • Ship Arrived on : "Agincourt"  to Norfolk Island and Sydney
  • Transferred :
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 15 May 1837 
  • Regimental # :    906
  • Where Enlisted :  Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Date of Discharge :   30 Sep 1848
  • Where Discharged :    Auckland, New Zealand 30 Sep 1848
  • Died : 12 Mar 1886 . 
  • Where Died / Buried : : Mangonui, New Zealand / 13 Mar 1886 Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Parents Names : Hugh Henderson and Sarah nee Gervais/Jervois
  • Spouse's Name : Anne Jephson
  • Born :  ca 1814
  • Where Born : 26 Dec 1814  Cashel, co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Date Arrived : : 25 Nov 1844 
  • Ship Arrived on : "Agincourt"  to Norfolk Island and Sydney
  • Died :  12 Sep 1891
  • Where Died / Buried : Turner Street, Auckland, New Zealand/ 14 Sep 1891 Symonds Street Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Date Married :  20 Feb 1839 by license
  • Where Married : St. Johns Parish Church, Cashel, co. Tipperary, Ireland
  • Spouse's Parents. John Jephson and Maria Morrissey
  • Descendants :
    Information supplied by  Fay Brett  fanzusa@comcast.net
    Area Settled :
    New Zealand
    Children :
    Alexander and Anne Henderson:  
    John 1839 Southampton HAM England;
    Mary Jane 1847 Auckland NZ;
    Alexander [George] 1850 Auckland NZ;
    Joseph 1852 Auckland NZ:
    William 1854;
    Hugh 1856 Howick, Auckland NZ;
    Henry [Thomas] 1857 Howick, Auckland NZ;
    Sarah Anne 1858 Howick, Auckland NZ
    History & Achievements :
     
    ALEXANDER HENDERSON  did NOT remain in Australia.  He went to New Zealand with the regiment and took his discharge there.  He remained there for the rest of his life.
    Alexander was aboard the SLAINS CASTLE to Auckland in April 1845 where they fought in the Maori Wars.  Then the JAVA from New Zealand to Sydney on 5 Dec 1846; he was aboard the THOMAS LOWRY from Sydney to New Zealand on 14 Jun 1847 where he took his discharge in 1848.  He received the New Zealand War Medal.
    Alexander joined the Armed Police Forces in Auckland after his discharge and moved to Howick in 1855.  He also worked as a shoemaker from about 1852.  17 Nov 1857 he received a Crown Grant of land in Howick, Auckland.  
    They moved to Mangonui circa 1858 after conveying the Crown Grant lands and he seems to have given up policing in favour of shoe and boot making.  According to Electoral Rolls he lived in Crispin Cottage, Mangonui from 1865.
    7 June 1841 Census of Scotland, Alexander was billeted with the 58th Regiment, under Lt. Col. J.W. Frith at Edinburgh Castle in Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland

     

     

    References
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