Waimate New Zealand B__GOOD Early Settlers

Bernadette  2012/04/07

Hi Don,
There are 31 Bedggood Waimate North Cemetery headstones here: http://www.myrasplace.net/hstones/hwainth1.htm and a picture of the Bedggoods’ flour mill http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/agricultural-processing-industries/5/2
Good hunting

Don  replied

Bernadette that site with the 31 BEDGGOOD headstones is a find, well organized with interesting links to Geneaology. It seems clear that there is a well defined BEDGGOOD line established in New Zealand when John BEDGGOOD and his wife Eliza Eling CLARKE reached Bay of Islands on the “Prince Regent” in 1836.

Then there is John BEDGOOD b. 1820 who landed in Bay of Islands in 1939 from the “Patriot” with his missionary father and founded the Waimate North Mission, where a Martha E. BEDGOOD was b. in 1837.
Albert Henry BEDGOOD (1874) and Eliza Ann BEDGOOD (1871) may be descendants but this is uncertain.

More information is needed to find the descendants of John BEDGOOD b. 1820 in New Zealand, and his ancestors in the UK.  Can anyone help?

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One Response to Waimate New Zealand B__GOOD Early Settlers

  1. Gavin says:

    “Then there is John BEDGOOD b. 1820 who landed in Bay of Islands in 1939 from the “Patriot” with his missionary father and founded the Waimate North Mission”

    Hiya,
    Gavin Bedggood here from New Zealand.
    I think that information I have quoted above from that post is all incorrect.
    John was born 1802 and was a “Bedggood”. Arrived in the Bay of Islands on the Currency Lass in 1836. He was not a missionary nor did he have a missionary father, he was a tradesman employed by the Mission. Waimate Mission station was founded in 1830… so he can’t have founed the mission in 1839.

    If you want any information on the Bedggoods from New Zealand please feel free to ask me as I have taking on the job of family historian.

    Regards
    Gavin
    gavinnz@xtra.co.nz

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