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Templeton, John. The 19th Century Oke Family of Southampton. A short family history of the family starting in 1682-1870, originally from Sherborne, Dorset, who moved to Southampton. Article is in the Hampshire Family Historian, vol.XII, no.1, May 1985, pages 15-16. Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h v12

Tilmouth, James.  A Mariner Among The Maoris.  A history of James Heberley eldest child of John Jacob Heberley. John Jacob a native of Germany who was captured at sea, and taken to Weymouth to start a new life, and settled there and married Elizabeth Curtis on 2 Jan. 1809.  Their son James born at Weymouth, 22 Jan. 1810 and died in Picton New Zealand 26 September 1899, had 3 brothers, and at age 11, went to sea.  He had a hard life until he got to New Zealand in 1830, where he married a Maori lady Te Wai Nahi, 13 December 1841.  They had 8 children.  James became the first Pilot for Wellington and The Sounds.  He also claimed to be the first man to reach the summit of Mount Egmont on Christmas Day 1839, in company of Dr. Ernst Dieffenbach assisted by maori porters. Article has a picture of James, also another one with his wife Te Wai Nahi, and a sketch of Mount Egmont, with maori folk in the foreground.  Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XV, no.3, November 1988, pages 171-174, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h


 

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