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Charles Nicholas Rowe

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Charles Nicholas Rowe. Veteran of the Taranaki Land Wars. He ran a general store at Urenui, Taranaki District with a former war comrade - George Bertrand.

Charles Nicholas Rowe

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    Charles Nicholas AWMM
  • Surname
    Rowe AWMM
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    New Zealand Wars N/N AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    12 June 1847 AWMM ByfleetSurrey AWMM
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    • Married AWMM
      Bridget Emma Rowe AWMM
    • Married AWMM
      Catherine Willson AWMM


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    • Lived at Urenui in Taranaki where he ran a store supplying settlers.

      Immigrated to New Zealand aboard the ship 'Joseph Fletcher' in the 1840s.

      Son of Henry Nathaniel Rowe, Esq and Jane Rowe
      Husband of Bridget Emma Rowe and Catherine (Kaea or Kitty or Kiti Willison / Rowe
      Partner of Parekaiuru Irihapeti (Elizabeth) Dix AWMM
    • ROWE CHARLES NICHOLAS, Storekeeper, Urenui. Mr. Rowe's business was established in the year 1877, and a considerable trade is done with the settlers in the district. A branch of the store has been established at Ureti (twelve miles up the Mimi Valley) and is managed by Mr. Frank Aroa, who is also postmaster. Mr. Rowe is a son of the late Mr. Henry Nathaniel Rowe, one of Taranaki's early colonists, and was born in Surrey, England, of an old and well connected family. He came to New Zealand with his parents in the ship “Joseph Fletcher,” in the forties, and landed in Auckland, but removed to Taranaki shortly afterwards, and assisted his father on his farm at Bell Block. On the breaking out of the native disturbances, Mr. Rowe saw service with the Taranaki militia and cavalry volunteers, and was some time attached to the transport corps. At the conclusion of the war, he settled at Urenui. He is assisted in his business by Mr. George Bertrand, an old comrade who served through the war with him. Mr. Rowe takes an interest in local affairs, and is much respected. He is married, and has four sons and one daughter. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 December 2022 - Reference : Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Wellington Provincial Districts) : New Zealand Electronic Text Collection : Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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  • Death
    20 April 1916 AWMM
    UrenuiTaranaki AWMM
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    Urenui Cemetery, Taranaki AWMM
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06 December 2022JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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