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Private Levi  ( Ley ) Cockerton (c 1824 .....1873 )

Settled in New Zealand

Back to . . 58th Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
  • Born : c 1824
  • Where Born : Maidstone, Kent, England
  • Occupation :  papermaker / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : London 10 Jan 1845. Sydney 13 June 1845.
  • Ship Arrived on :  " Ann "
  • British Sovereign Sydney 20 Sept 1845. Bay of Islands 9 Oct 1845.
  • Rank on Discharge :  
  • Date of Enlistment :  07 Dec 1842 12th Regiment:
  • Regimental # : 2000
  • Transferred : 58th Regiment
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  • Date of Discharge :  28 Feb 1853.
  • Where Discharged :  
  • Died :  1873
  • Where Died / Buried : Auckland, New Zealand buried 14 June 1873, aged 48 years of Shortland Street
  • Parents Names :  George Cockerton & Sarah Cockerton.
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  • Date Married : 1850
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  • Descendants :
    Information supplied by  Teresa Wilcockson  teresa.wilcockson@blueyonder.co.uk
    Area Settled :
    New Zealand
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    History & Achievements :
    LEVI COCKERTON. he was born about 1824 in Maidstone, Kent, England. Parents were George Cockerton & Sarah Cockerton.
    Levi served in Australia but then traveled to New Zealand where he fought in the Maori wars.
    He traveled from Australia to NZ on the ship Caduceus Levi Cockerton England papermaker 39yrs old Port of departure Melbourne port of arrival Auckland.
    Reference to Levi can be found in the following sources
    Hughes, H. & L. Discharged in New Zealand.
    p.49
    12th Regiment:
    Regimental No: 2000
    Rank on Enlistment: Private
    Surname: COCKERTON
    First Name: Levi
    Born; Maidstone
    Occupation on Enlistment: Papermaker
    Date of Enlistment: 07 Dec 1842.
    Place of Discharge: AK (presumably AUCKLAND)
    Date Discharged: 28 Feb 1853.
    Type of Discharge: F (Free Discharge)
    Ship: ANBS (Codes are used in the book for the ship names, which provide dates of sailing, so therefore:
    AN = ANN: London 10 Jan 1845. Sydney 13 June 1845.
    BS = BRITISH SOVEREIGN: Sydney 20 Sept 1845. Bay of Islands 9 Oct 1845.
    STOWERS, R. (1998) The New Zealand Medal to Colonists. Detailed medal rolls of officers and men in colonial units. NZ Wars 1845-1872.1st Waikato Militia Regiment, p.85:
    COCKERTON Levi, Sergeant No. 9 Coy (Company) (joined Sandhurst 1/9/1863 - ). Also 2000 Private, 58th Foot (7/12/1842 -28/2/1853; Auckland; Mauku (Titi Hill) 23/10/1863; Irihanga 18/1/1867 & 15/2/1867; Te Akeake 4/2/1867; Whakamarama 15/2/1867 (Tauranga Campaign). Born 1824 Maidstone, Kent. Paperman. Arrived aboard Caduseus ex Melbourne; Gazette 1871. Issued 13/11/1872; 286: AD32/2478.
    Levi remained in New Zealand until his death in 1873
    He is buried in Auckland, New Zealand
    Cemetery Records - Symonds Street
    The Anglican St Paul's register has Levi Cockerton buried 14 June 1873, aged 48 years of Shortland Street. Service by Rev Nelson - reference 105/32
    Cockerton, Levi, d.1873
     
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    Last revised: May 02, 2007.