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Manuscript number: NZMS 1393
Title: Documents relating to Courtenay William Aylmer Thomas Kenny.
Subjects: New Zealand -- History -- 19th century; Auckland (N.Z.) -- History; Queen Charlotte Sound (N.Z.); Kenny, Courtenay William Aylmer Thomas, 1835-1905; Prisons -- New Zealand; Domett, Alfred, 1811-1887; Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898; Bernard, Charles Edward, 1847-1922; Quick, William Henry, 1843-1911; Hall, Thomas; Conolly, Edward Tennyson, 1822-1908
Time period: 1858-1884
Bio Note: Courtenay William Aylmer Thomas Kenny was born on Christmas Day 1835 in Moulmein, then regarded as Indian territory but now part of Myanmar. Educated at Harrow, he came from a military family and rose to the rank of captain in in the 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment of Foot. He arrived in Wellington on the "Philip Laing" in December 1856, reputedly after recovering from a leg wound received during the Crimean War. He was a sheepfarmer, a justice of the peace, a commissioner of Crown Lands, the member of parliament for the Picton electorate from 1866 to 1881 and a member of the Legislative Council from 1885 until his death on 12 December 1905.
William Henry Quick was born in Sierra Leone on 15 October 1843. Educated in England, New south Wales and Tasmania, he was admitted as a solicitor in Sydney in 1866 but moved to Wellington soon after. One of the most distinguished lawyers of that city, he was also a prominent member of the Anglican Church, serving for many years as Chancellor of the Wellington Diocese.
Charles Edward Bernard was born near Dublin in 1847. He migrated to New Zealand in 1868, initailly settling in Nelson. He worked on a sheep station and in the Armed Constabulary before joining the Railway Department in 1880 and eventually becoming stationmaster at Cross Creek in the Wairarapa.
For more information on Edward T. Conolly, see Judith Bassett. 'Conolly, Edward Tennyson', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 6-Jun-2013 URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/biographies/2c29/conolly-edward-tennyson.
Physical description: 1 folder of 4 items
Collection: New Zealand manuscripts

Abstract

A collection of documents relating to Courtenay William Aylmer Thomas Kenny, being -

Document appointing C W A T Kenny as Commissioner of Crown Lands, 28 August 1862

Lease effected 11 May 1877 between C W A T Kenny and Thomas Hall of land in Queen Charlotte Sound.

Lease effected 14 February 1884 between C W A T Kenny and Charles Edward Bernard of land in Queen Charlotte Sound.

Also included is a "Copy of the Regulations of the Gaol 1858".

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