Captain William Kernick,

Name
Captain William /Kernick/
Name prefix
Captain
Given names
William
Surname
Kernick
Birth
Yes

Birth of a grandsonAlexander Robert Hutchinson
1862

Marriage of a childRobert Foster HutchinsonHarriott KernickView this family
February 6, 1862
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 .
Death of a grandsonAlexander Robert Hutchinson
1863

Note: Died on passage to New Zealand
Birth of a granddaughterHarriet Jane Hutchinson
1864
Death of a granddaughterHarriet Jane Hutchinson
1864
Birth of a grandsonWilliam Kernick Hutchinson
May 13, 1866
Birth of a grandsonEdward Bryant Hutchinson
January 7, 1870
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 grandsonEdward Bryant Hutchinson
1872
Event
Newspaper Report
February 3, 1922
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 of a grandsonWilliam Kernick Hutchinson
February 16, 1945
Death
Yes

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.