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Taranaki's early settlers: The Veales
John Veale was born 5 Oct 1786 in Clawton, Devon, a farmer, to parents Oliver Veale (1737-1807) and Ann Cuttin (1755-1831). He married HANNAH FURZE 9/30/1807 at Clawton, Devon. Hannah was born 1788 in North Tamerton, Devon, daughter of parents George Furze (1757 – 1844) and Prudence Orchard (1767 – ) The family immigrated on the "Amelia Thompson" in 1841 to Taranaki and on arrival, John Veale had bought one town section (one acre) and a section of rural land (fifty acres) for each of his nine children. He died 08 Dec 1851 in New Plymouth. Hannah died 23 Jun 1858 in New Plymouth. Their children:
1. Ann Veale (1808 – 1871) (a) mar: Richard
Rundle (1800 - 1894)
(Obituary) They had 12
children - John,
Jane, William, Charles, Richard, Ann, Hannah, Sally, Robert, George, Samuel and Frederick 2.Oliver Veale (1810
– 1888) mar: Mary Ann Bailey They and their children; Samuel, Elizabeth,
Marwood Bailey, Hannah, Ellen and Albert lived in Illinois, USA
2.Oliver Veale (1810 – 1888) mar: Mary Ann Bailey They and their children; Samuel, Elizabeth, Marwood Bailey, Hannah, Ellen and Albert lived in Illinois, USA
4. John Veale (1814 – 1907) Occ: carpenter and builder; (Obituary) Mar: to Agnes Cole (1815 - 1878), they arrived via Auckland on the "Hamilla Mitchell" in 1854. Their 6 children - Thomas, Elisha, John, Jane, Elizabeth, Sophia.
5. Harriet Veale (1816 – 1891) Mar: John Martyn son of John Martyn and Elizabeth Bray. He d. 1881 in Nth Tamerton, Cornwall. 1 son - Richard. Harriet d. in Week St Mary, Cornwall, England.
6. Hannah Veale (1819 – 1886) (b) Mar: 1843 to James Dingle who arrived on the "Brougham." (1817 - 1896)(Obituary) They had 10 children - Sampson, Harriet, John, William, Mary Jane, Mildred, Helen, Richard, Hannah Veale and George Thomas.
9. Jane Veale (1821 - 1908) Mar: William Black (1815 - 1894) (b) (c) a crew member on "Amelia Thompson". (Obituary) Their children were John, Walter, Elizabeth, William, Alice, Fred, Alfred, Annie and Alexander.