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Re: Sinclairs in New Zealand
I have some articles and photocopies from books about Captain Francis
Sinclair in New Zealand. I could probably send you a couple.
Intersting though that in your comments you said:
, I heard the interesting story of
>Niihau and the Scots sea captain who arranged with King Kamehameha I of
>Hawaiian fame to purchase the island. He was lost at sea but his widow
>(Elizabeth McCutcheon Sinclair) carried out this agreement and the family
>operate a plantation there, in conjunction with the Gay family,
Because as far as I knew Capt Francis and his family were very settled in
Pigeon Bay. It was a couple years after his death that Eliza was pursuaded
to leave by her family. They then went searching for a new place to settle
and ended up with the Islands. Capt Francis was lost at sea in 1846 off the
coast of New Zealand. With no previous plans made to move to the islands.
I don't know all the facts but have been facinated by this family for many
years and so have read a great deal on them. Plus Pigeon Bay is my favourite
place in New Zealand.
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