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Private John Charrington (Cherrington)(c.1824.........)

Settled In New Zealand

Back to . . 58th Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
  • Born : c. 1824,
  • Where Born : Suffolk
  • Occupation : Soldier / Gumdigger
  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on Sydney via Norfolk Island on the Hydrabad sailed for NZ on the Slain's Castle returned to Sydney and garrison duty on the Java in December 1846 back to NZ on the Thomas Lowry in June 1847
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 29 April 1844
  • Regimental # : 2173
  • Where Enlisted : Ipswich
  • Date of Discharge : 31 March 1853
  • Where Discharged : New Zealand
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  • Where Died / Buried : Kawa Kawa cemetry
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  • Spouse's Name : Mokeke
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  • Descendants :
    Information supplied by Michael Haydon mhaydon@clear.net.nz
    Area Settled :
    Otiria District of Kawakawa
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    History & Achievements :
    Private John Charrington/Cherrington, Reg settled in Bay of Islands where he died in 1892. Arrived Sydney via Norfolk Island on the Hydrabad and then sailed for NZ on the Slain's Castle and on to the Bay of Islands for the Northern Wars.   He returned to Sydney and garrison duty on the Java in December 1846 before coming back to NZ on the Thomas Lowry in June 1847. He was promoted to Coporal 15 Jan 1850.   After discharge, he worked as a gumdigger and settled in the Otiria District of Kawakawa, close to the scene of the fighting in which he was involved, including Ruapekpeka Pa. At this storming, he reputedly was amongst the party early on the Sunday morning when Kawiti and his men were caught sleeping.   On his return to the north after his discharge, John married a native woman (Mokeke) whose husband Te Aho died of wounds received in the fighting at Ruapekapeka on the side of Kawiti and had three children. Many of his descendents still live in the Kawakawa district.  
     
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    Last revised: February 22, 2004.