Wellington Independent 26 June 1873
WHO WAS FIRST ?
TO THE EDITOR OP THE INDEPENDENT.
Sir, — In your notice of the death of Mr James Holmes you say, “His brother, Launcelot Holmes, the pilot of the port, it is well known, was the first European child born in Wellington.” This is not true. He is neither the first nor the second child born in Wellington. The first child born of European parents under the auspices of the New Zealand Company is Thomas Rodgers, of the Hutt, the son of Charles Rodgers, who arrived in the ship Oriental. He was born February 29, 1840, and registered by the Rev John McFarlane.
— I am, &c,
J. G. R. S.
Taita, June 24, 1873.
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At Taita, Wellington, on the 21st December, the wife of Mr. James L. Sinclair, of a daughter
– also check Sinclair under could be Buried at Christ Church
Evening Post 25 October 1876
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