Lewis, David, 1803?-1892

Clerk of Land Office, Wellington. Born in London, England. He was brought up to the trade of a hatter. When he was 33 years of age he emigrated to New Zealand in the ship 'Oriental' with his wife Martha, which arrived here in 1840, his intention being to start in business with Mr. Duppa, who came out at the same time. Mr. Duppa, however, went on to Auckland soon after landing here, but before he left for the North he recommended Mr. Lewis to Col. Wakefield, and this gentleman took the subject of our notice into the service of the New Zealand Company, and he occupied the position of Land Commissioner. Wrote to Donald McLean re map of New Plymouth settlement (undated letter); wrote to R Strang from Land Office in 1864. David Lewis, who was for many years connected with the New Zealand Company. Mr Lewis leved off Tinakori-road for many years, and Lewisville-terrace is named after him (See obituary - Evening Post, 17 October 1892, page 3).

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Date: 1863-1869 From: McLean family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-1001E Description: Papers are mostly correspondence relating to land transactions in the Wellington and Wanganui areas. Some names have been entered in the Name field. Quantit...
Date: 10 Sep 1845 By: Knowles, John, 1823-1891 Ref: MS-Papers-5835 Description: Comprises original and two typescript copies of a letter from David Lewis of Wellington to John Knowles re current state of both Wellington and New Zealand, ...
Date: 1769-1936 By: Fildes, Horace Edward Manners, 1875-1937 Ref: MS-Papers-1503 Description: Collection of letters from prominent people with New Zealand associations; diary fragments kept in Wellington by David Lewis 1844; correspondence with T E Do...
Date: 1772-1923 From: Fildes, Horace Edward Manners, 1875-1937 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1503-1 Description: Names of letter writers entered in name field. Also letter from unidentified writer, David Lewis - Fragment of diary kept at Wellington 25 Feb-12 Mar 1844 (2...
Date: [1868-1920], [1970-1980] From: Wesley Methodist Church (Taranaki Street, Wellington) : Records Ref: MS-Papers-5691-4 Description: Comprises correspondence re aspects of church administration, especially relating to land purchase, contracts, accounts and lease. Also comprises Webb Street...
Date: [1868-1920], [1970-1980] From: Wesley Methodist Church (Taranaki Street, Wellington) : Records Ref: MS-Papers-5691-2 Description: Comprises correspondence re aspects of church administration, especially relating to land purchase, contracts, accounts and leases. Also comprises Webb Stree...
Inward letters - Surnames, Les - Lew
Date: 1860-1873, nd From: McLean, Donald (Sir), 1820-1877 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0032-0390 Description: Correspondents: W Norman Leslie, Hamilton, 1873 (1 letter); J Levin [?], Defence Office, undated letter; David Lewis, undated letter; Henry Lewis (to Julius ...