Note: nd, the Sub-Protector of Aborigines, notes that there are only two other Europeans living at Maketu, William Rogers and a Mr Dally. They were working for William Mayhew Junior; an American whaling captain who had purchased Gilbert Mair's trading station at Wahapu, Bay of Islands. William Rogers was trading flax as well as potatoes and pork to Mayhew. William Rogers was a shipwright and built numerous boats for the Maori coastal trade. He was also Maketu's first postmaster.
One descendant is: My name is Billie Dell. I am searching for info on William Henry Rogers, his parents, siblings, etc. I would appreciate any other information you may have. William also had three other wives. I come from him and Kataraina, four generations after. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am wondering if you know if William Henry Rogers had a son named James who was born 1826 in New Zealand or Salem, Massachusetts I think he was born in Massachusetts but I am not sure, he married Emma Webh and his son Charles Rogers was my girlfriends Great grandfather who come to Queensland to live . I know it makes William 17 years old when James was born but going by my girlfriend her 3 great grandfather was William Henry Rogers came to New Zealand and not long after he arrived his wife died and he was given 3 New Zealand wife�s This is the story that has been past down from generation to generation and my girlfriend remembered this story because it was told so often by her grandfather and father. Glenda CURTIS email@example.com;
Note: The history of the Rogers family is closely aligned to the history of Maketu storekeepers. William Rogers is said to have been born in Massachusetts, USA and came to New Zealand around 1834. He first appears in Maketu in 1843 when Edward Shortla
Note: died aged 65
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