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Names of the Europeans Resident on the Hokianga, 1838
as compiled by James Busby in "Despatches from the British Resident, 1833-1839"

Notes:  1. Transcribed from the copy held in the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.
       2. It is as well to recall that many of those who were being recorded were illiterate and thus could not themselves
           check the spellings of their names.  
           The recorder simply transcribed what he thought he heard and thus names may not concord with later spellings
           of the same name.
           The
name spellings are those which most accurately reflect that used in the original document and Column 2
           includes alternatives and those in current usage.
       3. The Original Busby census grouped residents, it is assumed as place of residence or work.  The same
           groupings have been maintained.
       4.
Place-name spellings have also been maintained as in original document although it is clear that modern-day
           spellings can be significantly different.
       5.
Occupations:  In a recent discussion with others in the district, we all concluded that most of those listed were
           probably capable of doing many jobs and that listed below was simply what they were doing at the time.
       6. Copies of the
original census images can be found here Page 1,  Page 2     
Census of 1838
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Name - Spelling as in
Original Document
Possible Alternative  
Spellings
Place of
Residence
Occupation
John Martin       
  Heads
Pilot
Revd. J. Whiteley, Mrs Whiteley & 3
children     
  Pakanai
Weslyan Missionary
Captain Young, Mrs Young & 2
children
  Koutu Mangeru
Trader
Charles Davis                           
Edward Davis
  Koutu Mangeru
Koutu Mangeru
Assisant to Young
Assisant to Young
George Nimmo
  Koutu Mangeru
Trader
Peter Monro, Mrs Monro & 3 children
  Te Mata
Trader
George Hardiman
  Te Mata
Servant
Hugh Manahall
Hugh Munhall or,  Manall,
or Manhall or, Munhaul
Waidia
Carpenter
William Smith
  Waidia
Sawyer
Peter Lynch
A MacKenzie
  Manga Manu
Manga Manu
Sawyer
Sawyer
John Leaf
S. Baker
Benjamin Baker
  Widinake
Widinake
Widinake
Sawyer
Sawyer
Sawyer
Thomas Poynton, Mrs Poynton & 2
children
  Papakawau
Sawyer
Nathan Pidding
Nathan Pickering
Papakawau
Labourer
James MacCartney
  Papakawau
Labourer
Peter McCarthy
  Papakawau
Labourer
Thomas Davis, Mrs Davis & 3 children
  Paraumu
Farmer
James Honey
Edward Sullivan
Henry Button
M. Conor
  Motu Karaka
Motu Karaka
Motu Karaka
Motu Karaka
Sawyer
Sawyer
Sawyer
Sayer
William Trusted
  Mata Karaka
Trader
Edward Fishwick
  Mata Karaka
Trader
Edward Tewitt, Mrs Tewitt & 2 children
EdwardTewett
Mata Karaka
Servant
Thomas Cassidy
John Brooks
  Waima
Waima
Sawyer
Sawyer
J. N. Inches
  Waima
Trader
John Turnbull
Alexander McGregor
  Rangiora
Rangiora
Sawyer
Sawyer
Edward Chadwick
  Okuwao
Sawyer
R. H. Smyth
William Newton
  Paheke
Paheke
Trader
Trader
Doctor Ross & Mrs Ross
  Kohu Kohu
-
G. F. Russell
  Kohu Kohu
Trader
Robert Campbell
  Kohu Kohu
Carpenter
J. Dryden
  Kohu Kohu
Carpenter
Robert Angus
  Kohu Kohu
Carpenter
I. Ive
I Ives
Kohu Kohu
Servant
Alexander Chapman
  Motiti
Shipwright
Charles Harriss
Charles Harris
Motiti
Sawyer
Peter Flynn
  Motiti
Blacksmith
Thomas Hollingsworth
James Hollingsworth
  Motiti
Motiti
Sawyer
Sawyer
John Wright, Mrs Wright & 2 children
  Otarahiko
Blacksmith
D. B. Cochrane
  Rahu Rahu
Sawyer
Bishop Pompallier, Priest & Servant   
  Totara
Roman Catholic
Bishop
Thomas Jones & Mrs Jones
  Rahu Rahu
Labourer
Joseph Wright
  Manga Muka
Sawyer
Henry Harrisson
  Manga Muka
Carpenter
Robert Hunt
  Motu Rata
Sawyer
Henry Pearson
  Tongataboo
Sawyer
John Baker
John Davis
  Mangamuka
Mangamuka
Sawyer
Sawyer
Francis White, Mrs White & 8 children
  Mata
Trader
James Louden
  Mata
Carpenter
Reverend N. Turner, Mrs Turner & 9
children
Reverend W. Woon, Mrs Woon & 4
children
Reverend J. Hobbs, Mrs Hobbs & 4
children
J. Buller, Mrs Buller & 1 child
  Mangangu
Wesleyan Missionaries
William Monk, Mrs Monk & 2 children
  Mangangu
Carpenter
Samuel Makin, Mrs Makin & 2 children
  Mangangu
Labourer
Samuel Grant
William Nicholson
  Oriva
Oriva
Sawyer
Sawyer
W Marriner & Mrs Marriner
  Te Horeke
Trader
E. W. Cook & Mrs Cook
  Te Horeke
Asst to Mr. Marriner
R. H. Bullen
  Te Horeke
Labourer
John Edjerley
John Edgerley
Te Horeke
Botanist
John Roach
  Te Horeke
Carpenter
William Overton
  Te Horeke
Labourer
J. Anderson
A. Thompson
J. Hutchins
William Waters
Michael Hollenbach
  Mare Mare Kaudi
Mare Mare Kaudi
Mare Mare Kaudi
Mare Mare Kaudi
Mare Mare Kaudi
Sawyer
Sawyer
Sawyer
Sawyer
Sawyer
James Odeland
  Pipiro
Carpenter
James Pearson
  Pipiro
Sawyer
John Marmon
Richard Marriner
Francis Bowyer
  Puke iaitanga
Puke iaitanga
Puke iaitanga
Sawyer
Sawyer
Sawyer
Charles Baron De Thierry, Baronness
De Thiery, 5 children & 2 servants
  Waihou
Trader
John Ryan
  Waihou
Sawyer
Michael Hancey
Michael Handy, Hardy or
Harding
Motu Karaka
Sawyer
John Keenan
  Papakawau
Labourer
updated -3 May 2012
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