Wakefield, William Hayward, 1801-1848

Colonel Wakefield. Professional soldier. Brother of Edward Gibbon Wakefield. Principal Agent for the New Zealand Company. Arrived in Wellington 1839, purchased land and was responsible for the interim government of that settlement. Also supervised the Company's settlements at Nelson, Wanganui and Taranaki and started negotiations for the settlement at Otago. Married Emily Eliza Sidney who died 1827; their daughter, Emily Charlotte, married Edward William Stafford 1819-1901. His year of birth is often incorrectly given as 1803 (information from Philip Temple)

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Date: 1842 - 1845 Description: Views of Wellington between 1842 and 1845. The top view shows the house of William Wakefield (the site of the Beehive) looking up The Terrace beyond. The cen...
Date: 30 Apr 1843 From: Wakefield family : Papers Description: Letter to William Wakefield at Wellington; discusses the problems of land purchases from Maori, their language and the activities and influence of msissionar...
Date: 1839, 1912 Description: Deed of sale - Chiefs of Kapiti or Entry Island to William Wakefield in trust for the Governors Directors and shareholders of NZ Land Company of London, 25 O...
Date: [1841-1859] Description: Letters, apparently transcribed from originals by unknown hand (see Name entries below) Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1815-1853 Description: Complete copy of ADD MS 35261, comprising copies of letters, transcribed and annotated by A J Allom, secretary to E G Wakefield, from Edward Gibbon Wakefield...
Date: 1815-1845, 1897 From: Wakefield family : Papers Description: Copies of letters, transcribed by Frances Harriet Torlesse in 1897, to Catherine Torlesse from her brothers Edward Gibbon, William Hayward and Arthur Wakefie...
Date: [1830s-1870s] From: McLean family : Papers Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: [1970s] From: Starke, June, 1923-2006 : Research papers Description: Drafts of an article about Colonel William Wakefield and a flag he brought to New Zealand in 1839 which was being restored for an exhibition Quantity: 1 fol...
Date: 1842 - 1847 By: Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810?-1865; Melville, Henry, 1792-1870 Description: Three panoramic views of Wellington, between 1842 and 1845. The top view stretches across Thorndon Flat with Dr Evans' house on the left, a range of early ho...
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Date: 1843 By: Fox, William (Rt Hon Sir), 1812?-1893 Description: A single-storied wooden house, with French doors and a conservatory to its right, a sweeping curved drive and circular flowerbeds, with part of Hill Street i...