1843 Burgess Roll

Evening Post 28 June 1901

In all colonial cities that grow up in the course of half a century there always comes a time when there is difference of opinion as to, who are best entitled to be considered as among the pioneers and founders of the settlement. In Wellington, just now a good deal of interest attaches to the identity of the oldest inhabitants. An original copy of the “Burgess Roll for the Borough of Wellington for the year 1843,” which has been submitted to us for our perusal, is a document of some value, and it occurs to us that publication of the names contained in it will be welcomed by many readers.

The list is as follows:—

William Allen, Von Charles Allsdorf, Archibald Anderson, James Annear, James Baird, John Baird, Richard Baker, John Barr, James Bell, Kenneth Bethune, Thomas Bevan, William Bewick, Robert Bould, Joseph Boulcott, Frederick Bolton, Samuel Charles Brees, John Brice?, Stephen Brooke, Richard Brown, William Henry Brown, Henry Buck, George Buck, James Bull, William Stephen Bulter, Edward Catchpool, Salvator Cemino, Charles Clifford, Robert Collier, James Collins, William Anthony Cooper, George Curtis, Rowland Davis, Edward Davis, John Dimond (sic), John Dorset, John Duck, George Duffield, David Durie, George Edwards, John Evans, Morgan Evans, Isaac Earl Featherstone, George Fellingham, John Ferguson, William Fisher, John Fitchett, William Fitzherbert, James Ford, James Rumsey Forster, Edward Thomas Fox, John Fuller, John Gower, William Guyton, Thomas Guthrie, John Thomas Hansard, Richard Davies Hanson, William Hay, Thomas Hendry, Alfred Hewitt, Henry St. Hill, Abraham Hort, sen., Abraham Hort, jun., Alfred Hort, Robert Houghton, Peter Hume, George Hunter, David Isaac, Robert Jenkins, Edward Johnson, John Johnson, William Johnson, David Johnson, James Kelham, Robert Kemble, Thomas Kennedy, Frederick John Knox, Robert Langdon, Nathaniel Levin, Solomon Levy, David Lewis, Henry London, John Loyd, Alexander Lyall, William, Lyon, Frederick Mitchel, John McCarthy, Thomas McKenzie, John McLaggan, James Mcally, Charles Monsheer, George Moore, James William Muir, William Nichol, William Norgrove, Timothy O”Meara, Robert Park, Thomas Mitchell Partridge, C. M. Penny, Charles Pharazin, William Pike, Stephen Pilcher, T. D. Pratt, Edward Prince, Thomas Rae, John Brown Reading, Alexander Reid, Henry Reid, William B Rhodes, Thomas Richardson, James Roberts, A. Robertson, Edward Roe, sen., Edward Roe, jun., John Roots, Hugh Ross, Thomas Saint, Burgess Sayers, George Scott, Charles Sharp, William Shelton, William Sheppard, Charles Henry Squib (sic), James Stacey, Edward Stafford, Charles Stevens, J. M. Stokes, Robert Roger Strang, George A. Stafford, Charles Suisted, Robert Sutton, James Tain, John Tomlin, William Vavasour, William Villiers, William Edward Vincent, John Wade, Robert Waitt, John Wallace, John Howard Wallace, William Ellersley Wallace, James Ward, George Waters, John Waterson, James Watt, Thomas Henry Watson, Henry Welsh, Thomas Whabby, George White, James Wilson, Jonas Woodward, John Yule, and Moses Yule.

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