Macdonald Dictionary Record: Thomas Gay
George Ranald Macdonald
One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Thomas Gay. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G. 82a. In 63 , the Sinclair, the father and eldest son having ben drowned in 1845 decided to- lave N.Z. and seek a more spacious home where there was plenty of room the Bassi for all of theme. They bought a barge 3o0 tons which was commanded by Capt Gay and first had a look at vancouver and furs hed inf by buying the w and of Ni.H.r.w being encouraged there to by the chief Kai ch amc a. The Silas being settled, Capt Gay returned in the barque Besie to dispose of her and took a cargo of iles to Auckland. it Auckland he was charged with the serious crime of assault on the high seas. His friend the Hon. Wim Mont gomer went up to And. to testify to his character and a petition for mered was sent from Banks Pen. but Gay was convicted s but not of He d e on his the most serious offence. He died at Newcastle s way back to the Islands. married eldest Sinclair dau. family James a descendant of the Sula who married Knudsen George Herman v. von Holt the largest dairy farmer in the Haw aran Francis group , milking 750 Freda cows wiss visited Canty Eliza. Mar 1952; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
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