Robert Foster Hutchinson, 18381924 (aged 85 years)

Sergeant Robert Hutchinson
Name
Robert Foster /Hutchinson/
Given names
Robert Foster
Surname
Hutchinson
Birth October 16, 1838 36
Date of entry in original source: October 1838
Text:

When Baptized : October 21st When Born : October 16th Child's Christian Name : Robert Parents' Christian Name : William & Mary Parents' Surname : Hutchinson Abode : Drumbinnish Quality, Trade or Profession : Farmer

Quality of data: primary evidence
Baptism October 21, 1838 36 (aged 5 days)
Religion: Church of Ireland
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry Hutchinson
June 24, 1841 (aged 2 years)
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Date of entry in original source: June 1841
Text:

When Baptized : June 29th When Born : June 24th Child's Christian Name : William Henry Son of Parents' Christian Name : William & Mary Parents' Surname : Hutchinson Abode : Drumbillisk Quality, Trade or Profession : Farmer

Quality of data: primary evidence
Baptism of a brotherWilliam Henry Hutchinson
June 29, 1841 (aged 2 years)
Religion: Church of Ireland
Birth of a brotherJohn Hutchinson
May 1, 1842 (aged 3 years)

Birth of a brotherSamuel Hutchinson
June 2, 1846 (aged 7 years)
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Date of entry in original source: June 1846
Text:

When Baptized : June 7th When Born : June 2nd Child's Christian Name : Smauel Parents' Christian Name : William & Mary Parents' Surname : Hutchinson & Foster Abode : Drumbinisk Quality, Trade or Profession : Farmer

Quality of data: primary evidence
Baptism of a brotherSamuel Hutchinson
June 7, 1846 (aged 7 years)
Religion: Church of Ireland
Birth of a brotherJosiah Hutchinson
March 10, 1849 (aged 10 years)
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Date of entry in original source: June 1849
Text:

When Baptized : June 3rd When Born : March 10th Child's Christian Name : Josiah Parents' Christian Name : William & Mary Parents' Surname : Hutchinson Abode : Drumbinnisk Quality, Trade or Profession : Farmer

Quality of data: primary evidence
Baptism of a brotherJosiah Hutchinson
June 3, 1849 (aged 10 years)
Religion: Church of Ireland
Religious marriageHarriott KernickView this family
February 6, 1862 (aged 23 years)
Note: "England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPTF-H7H6 : 13 October 2019), Harriett Karmick in entry for Robert Hutchinson, 6 Feb 1862; citing Marriage, , possibly other reference information Lancashire Record Office and Hampshire Record Office, England; FHL microfilm .
Birth of a sonAlexander Robert Hutchinson
1862 (aged 23 years)

Military
18th Royal Irish Regiment
July 4, 1863 (aged 24 years)
Death of a sonAlexander Robert Hutchinson
1863 (aged 24 years)

Note: Died on passage to New Zealand
Birth of a daughterHarriet Jane Hutchinson
1864 (aged 25 years)
Death of a daughterHarriet Jane Hutchinson
1864 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Kernick Hutchinson
May 13, 1866 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a sonEdward Bryant Hutchinson
January 7, 1870 (aged 31 years)
Note: "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5SF-1MS : 15 February 2020), Robert Hutchinson in entry for Edward Bryant Hutchinson, .
Death of a sonEdward Bryant Hutchinson
1872 (aged 33 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam Hutchinson
July 17, 1882 (aged 43 years) Age: 80
Note: "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FT3X-7TT : 10 March 2018), DEATHS entry for William Hutchinson; citing Clones, Jul - Sep 1882, vol. 3, p. 81, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,591.
Residence February 1922 (aged 83 years)
Event
Newspaper Report
February 3, 1922 (aged 83 years)
Veteran of the Maori War - Auckland Star - 3 February 1922
Veteran of the Maori War - Auckland Star - 3 February 1922

Note: DIAMOND WEDDING

DIAMOND WEDDING VETERAN OF THE MAORI WAR ---------------------------------------------- INCIDENTS OF THE EARLY DAYS ---------------------------------------------- "Yes, " said the old gentleman, " it will be 60 years on Monday since we married at Portsmouth. I have come down to put the notice in the "Star" Well preserved notwith- standing his 82 years, Mr Robert Peter Hutchinson related to a "Star" repre- sentative how he was in India and came to New Zealand with the 18th Royal Irish, took part in the Waikato war and also served under General Sir Trevor Chute. Born in Ireland in 1839, he said he was "one of the Hutchinsons of County Fermanagh." Evidently soldiering is in the blood for Mr Hutch inson had no less than eleven nephews in the Boer War. He joined the 18th Royal Irish regiment, and was married on the 6th of February, 1862, at St. Thomas' Church, Portsmouth, to Miss Harriett Kernick, second daughter of Captain William Kernick of Christow, Devonshire, England. Mr and Mrs Hutchinson came to Auckland with the regiment in the ship Elizabeth Ann Bright in 1863. He was a sergeant in the 18th and went right through the war and took part in various fights. Mr Hutchinson related an incident that occurred in the early days of Auck- land when men o-war sailors from three vessels in port resented criticisms in the Press "I was present on that occasion." said Mr Hutchinson. "You see the 'New Zealander' was quite right in what it published. but when 300 sailors walked up and put ropes round the office at the top of Shortland Street intending to pull it down something had to be done. A hotle publean told them not to do it, but a big sailor picked him up in his arms, carried him inside, and told him to mind his own business. It was then that Major Paul took a hand in the matter He hurried with what men he could gather together. I was sergeant, but there were not many soldiers in the bar- racks, and some were only recovering from wounds, or sickness. Major Paul asked the sailors not to do anything till he asked for an explanation. I stayed outside the office and kept the sailors talking. Presently the Major came out and made a speech to the sailors. He said it was wrong to risk killing innocent people by pulling over the office. He ex- plained that the whole thing was a mis- take made by one man. He told the sailors they must not disgrace the Bri- tish Navy and as a result the sailors went away, and the office was saved."

"I said the newspaper was right in what it published. The facts were that the 40th Regiment was sent up the Wai- kato River to cut off the retreat of the Maoris, when they were attacked on the other side. Some 200 men-of-war sailors were sent with them. The orders were not to attack, until the Maoris were re- treating. The sailors came up in another vessel, promptly jumping ashore, and attacked the path. That upset all the arrangements, and the article in the 'New Zealander' suggested that in future the sailors should not be used in actions on land because they would not obey the orders of the general. It was that caused the trouble and but for Major Paul, the office would cer- tainly have been pulled down, for I can assure you the sailors were very much in earnest"

At the end of the war Mr Hutchinson returned home with his regiment, and was transferred to the 68th. Later he returned to Melbourne in the ship Bal- larat and came across to Auckland ac- companied by his wife. The aged couple now reside at 201, Mount Eden Road "I don't owe any one money" he said, with a smile. "so not many people in Auckland know me now" Mr William Kernick Hutchinson of Auckland is the only surviving child of Mr and Mrs Hutchinson.

Death June 8, 1924 (aged 85 years)
Note: "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG6K-J4VR : 4 January 2018), Robert Foster Hutchinson, 1924; citing Death, New Zealand, registration number 1924/912, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.
Burial
Family with parents
father
18021882
Birth: 1802
Death: July 17, 1882Drumbinnisk, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
mother
Marriage
Marriage:
elder sister
20 months
elder brother
1836
Birth: October 1836 34Drumbinnisk, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death:
2 years
himself
Sergeant Robert Hutchinson
18381924
Birth: October 16, 1838 36Drumbinnisk, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: June 8, 1924Auckland, New Zealand
3 years
younger brother
1841
Birth: June 24, 1841 39Drumbinnisk, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death:
10 months
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
1846
Birth: June 2, 1846 44Drumbinnisk, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death:
3 years
younger brother
1849
Birth: March 10, 1849 47Drumbinnisk, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death:
Family with Harriott Kernick
himself
Sergeant Robert Hutchinson
18381924
Birth: October 16, 1838 36Drumbinnisk, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: June 8, 1924Auckland, New Zealand
wife
Marriage
Marriage: February 6, 1862Saint Thomas' Church, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
11 months
son
3 years
daughter
18641864
Birth: 1864 25New Zealand
Death: 1864New Zealand
2 years
son
18661945
Birth: May 13, 1866 27Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 16, 1945Auckland, New Zealand
4 years
son
18701872
Birth: January 7, 1870 31Youghal, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Death: 1872India
BirthAghadrumsee Church Records
Date of entry in original source: October 1838
Text:

When Baptized : October 21st When Born : October 16th Child's Christian Name : Robert Parents' Christian Name : William & Mary Parents' Surname : Hutchinson Abode : Drumbinnish Quality, Trade or Profession : Farmer

Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage

"England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPTF-H7H6 : 13 October 2019), Harriett Karmick in entry for Robert Hutchinson, 6 Feb 1862; citing Marriage, , possibly other reference information Lancashire Record Office and Hampshire Record Office, England; FHL microfilm .

Death

"New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG6K-J4VR : 4 January 2018), Robert Foster Hutchinson, 1924; citing Death, New Zealand, registration number 1924/912, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.

Event
Note: DIAMOND WEDDING

DIAMOND WEDDING VETERAN OF THE MAORI WAR ---------------------------------------------- INCIDENTS OF THE EARLY DAYS ---------------------------------------------- "Yes, " said the old gentleman, " it will be 60 years on Monday since we married at Portsmouth. I have come down to put the notice in the "Star" Well preserved notwith- standing his 82 years, Mr Robert Peter Hutchinson related to a "Star" repre- sentative how he was in India and came to New Zealand with the 18th Royal Irish, took part in the Waikato war and also served under General Sir Trevor Chute. Born in Ireland in 1839, he said he was "one of the Hutchinsons of County Fermanagh." Evidently soldiering is in the blood for Mr Hutch inson had no less than eleven nephews in the Boer War. He joined the 18th Royal Irish regiment, and was married on the 6th of February, 1862, at St. Thomas' Church, Portsmouth, to Miss Harriett Kernick, second daughter of Captain William Kernick of Christow, Devonshire, England. Mr and Mrs Hutchinson came to Auckland with the regiment in the ship Elizabeth Ann Bright in 1863. He was a sergeant in the 18th and went right through the war and took part in various fights. Mr Hutchinson related an incident that occurred in the early days of Auck- land when men o-war sailors from three vessels in port resented criticisms in the Press "I was present on that occasion." said Mr Hutchinson. "You see the 'New Zealander' was quite right in what it published. but when 300 sailors walked up and put ropes round the office at the top of Shortland Street intending to pull it down something had to be done. A hotle publean told them not to do it, but a big sailor picked him up in his arms, carried him inside, and told him to mind his own business. It was then that Major Paul took a hand in the matter He hurried with what men he could gather together. I was sergeant, but there were not many soldiers in the bar- racks, and some were only recovering from wounds, or sickness. Major Paul asked the sailors not to do anything till he asked for an explanation. I stayed outside the office and kept the sailors talking. Presently the Major came out and made a speech to the sailors. He said it was wrong to risk killing innocent people by pulling over the office. He ex- plained that the whole thing was a mis- take made by one man. He told the sailors they must not disgrace the Bri- tish Navy and as a result the sailors went away, and the office was saved."

"I said the newspaper was right in what it published. The facts were that the 40th Regiment was sent up the Wai- kato River to cut off the retreat of the Maoris, when they were attacked on the other side. Some 200 men-of-war sailors were sent with them. The orders were not to attack, until the Maoris were re- treating. The sailors came up in another vessel, promptly jumping ashore, and attacked the path. That upset all the arrangements, and the article in the 'New Zealander' suggested that in future the sailors should not be used in actions on land because they would not obey the orders of the general. It was that caused the trouble and but for Major Paul, the office would cer- tainly have been pulled down, for I can assure you the sailors were very much in earnest"

At the end of the war Mr Hutchinson returned home with his regiment, and was transferred to the 68th. Later he returned to Melbourne in the ship Bal- larat and came across to Auckland ac- companied by his wife. The aged couple now reside at 201, Mount Eden Road "I don't owe any one money" he said, with a smile. "so not many people in Auckland know me now" Mr William Kernick Hutchinson of Auckland is the only surviving child of Mr and Mrs Hutchinson.

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