NameThomas W Kendall
Birth13 Dec 1778, North Thoresby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Death6 Aug 1832, Shoalhaven River, New South Wales, Australia
BurialLost at sea26
OccupationMissionary/Farmer27
FatherEdward Kendall (~1712-~1806)
MotherSusanna Surflit (~1746-~1810)
Spouses
Birth21 Mar 1784, Kirmington, Lincolnshire, England28
Death22 Apr 1866, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia29
Burialaft 22 Apr 1866, Kiama Private Cemetry, New South Wales, Australia8
Marriage21 Nov 1803, Kirmington, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom26
ChildrenSuzannah (<1804-1881)
 Elizabeth Jane (<1805-1870)
 Thomas Surfleet (1807-1883)
 Basil O (1809-1852)
 Joseph (1809-1865)
 John (1813-1813)
 Samuel (1816-1827)
 John (1818-1895)
 Lawrence (1819-1881)
 Edward (1822-1902)
Notes for Thomas W Kendall
Arrived in the colony in 1813 with his wife and family on the ship Earl Spencer.

KENDALL, THOMAS, the first missionary in New Zealand, appointed the first resident magistrate in that colony by the Governor of New South Wales, November 9, 1814.
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The Rev. Mr. Marsden, accompanied by Messrs. KENDALL, Hall, and King, their wives, and several mechanics, with some sheep and cattle, embarked for New Zealand, from New South Wales, in a brig manned by convicts, and were well received by the natives of the Bay of Islands, from whom they purchased 200 acres of land (for 12 axes) on which to form a mission station.
November, 1814. Kidnapping and outrages carried on by Europeans on the New Zealanders. It was attempted to be suppressed by the New South Wales Government appointing Mr. Thomas KENDALL and three chiefs (Kuatara, Hongi, and Koro Koro) magistrates for the Bay of Islands territory 1814.
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In the November 1828 Census was listed as living at Illawarra.
Arrived on the "Elizabeth" in 1827
According to Steven Howard (steven_howard@compuserve.com) the Rev Thomas Kendall was a missionary in New Zealand from 1814 to 1825. From there he travelled to Chile and thence to Australia in 1827 where he settled at Ulladulla in New South Wales. Steven Howard has recorded Thomas Kendall as dying on 6 August 1832. He is recorded as being lost at sea off Jervis Bay, NSW.8
A further source “Biography - A Legacy of Guilt” by Judith Binney (933.101 K33B) is listed by Malcolm Irving [27 Kriewaldt Cct, Higgins, ACT, 2615. (02) 6254-0643] for the death on 6 August 1832 and from the same reference, that he was lost at sea.

Arrived New South Wales 1813 as member of Church Missionary Society, appointed to work among the Maoris and study their language; settled at Bay of Islands, New Zealand, 1814 being appointed Justice of the Peace in November; opened school for Maori children, 1816; became involved in musket trade until his departure for Valparaiso, 1825 to work as chaplain and schoolmaster; visited England 1820-21 with two Maori chiefs.3

1814 Nov 8 Re permission to proceed to New Zealand and retain land in the Colony (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.361).3
1814 Nov 9 Natives not to be carried off from New Zealand without permission of chiefs (Reel 6044; 4/1730 pp.327-9).3
1814 Nov 9 General order re removing natives from New Zealand (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.1).3
1814 Nov 12 Appointed Justice of the Peace at Bay of Islands (Reel 6036; SZ759 p.3).3
1814 Nov 18 Re instructions to prevent distillation of spirits in New Zealand (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.373).3
1815 Sept 6 Re runaways at Bay of Islands (Reel 6004; 4/3494 pp.165-6).3
1815 Sept 9 Captain H M Hovelll stating that Thomas Stardy, prisoner, had been placed on “Brothers” and John Mulse, prisoner, on “Trial’ (Reel 6045; 4/1733 p.170).3
1815 Oct 23 Re escape of five prisoners (Reel 6045; 4/1733 pp.83-5).3
1815 Nov 29 To Hovell, master of “Trial” re Kendall’s assertion that runaways on board “Trial” (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.272).3
1816 Nov 11 Re embarkation of Whikakadda (Reel 6046; 4/1736 p.167).3
1821 Jan 4 Wife of sailed to New Zealand per “Active”, 12 Apr 1817 (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.10).3
1824 Feb 21 Seeking confirmation of his appointment as a Justice of the Peace; also wished to ascertain whether he would be paid for the apprehension of runaway convicts (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.20).3
1824 Jun 5 Re duties as Justice of the Peace, Bay of Island, New Zealand (Reel 6019; 4/3522 p.66).3

Kendall, Thomas. Mr and Mrs. Arrived from Engand. Sydney Gazette Oct 16, 1813
Kendall, Thomas. Subscription to NSW Philanthropic Society. Sydney Gazette Jan 22, 1814
Kendall, Thomas. Leaving the colony. Sydney Gazette Feb 26, 1814
Kendall, Thomas. Sent by Rev S Marsden to establish a friendly intercourse with the natives of N.Z. Sydney Gazette Aug 27, 1814
Kendall, Thomas and family. Leaving the colony. Sydney Gazette Oct 29, 1814
Kendall, Thomas (missionary). Appointed a Justice of the Peace, Bay of Islands. Sydney Gazette Nov 12, 1814
Kendall, Thomas. N.Z. mission established. Sydney Gazette March 25, 1815
Kendall, Thomas. Account of Mr Marden’s visit to New Zealand. Sydney Gazette Apr 29 & May 6, 1815
Kendall, Thomas. Letter for. Sydney Gazette Aug 12, 1815
Kendall, Thomas. Account of N.Z. mission. Sydney Gazette Aug 19, 1815
Kendall, Thomas. Grant. Sydney Gazette Jan 24, 1818
Kendall, Thomas. New Zealand mission. Sydney Gazette Jan 9, 1819
Kendall, Thomas. Sailed from New Zealand for England. Sydney Gazette June 3, 1820
Kendall, Thomas. Land Grant. Sydney Gazette May 5, 1821
Kendall, Rev Thomas. Arrived from England by the Cpeke. Sydney Gazette May 19 1821
Kendall, Rev Thomas. Account of visit of Maori chiefs to England, & Mr Kendall’s plan for re-establishing a school in New Zealand. Sydney Gazette June 2, 1821
Kendall, Rev Thomas. Letter of appreciation to Capt. McPherson. Sydney Gazette June 2, 1821
Kendall, Rev Thomas. Correction of statement re his family in Gazette of 2nd June. Sydney Gazette June 9, 1821
Kendall, Rev Thomas. Leaving for New Zealand. Sydney Gazette June 16, 1821
Kendall, Rev Thomas. Sailed for New Zealand. Sydney Gazette July 7, 1821
Kendall, Thomas. at Bay of Islands. Sydney Gazzette Jan 16, 1823
Kendall, Thomas. Sent over to New Zealand by the Church Missionary Society. Sydney Gazette Dec 11 182? p.4
Kendall, Thomas. Has returned from New Zealand. Sydney Gazette April 14, 1825 p.2
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