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Cambridge People

Explore the history of the local people.

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Biographies

People are important at the Cambridge Museum.  All of our residents left their mark and made Cambridge what it is today. Family historians enjoy our resources and can usually add more to our archives as we share our information.

   

In 1864 the first European settlers who established Cambridge were the soldiers of the 3rd Waikato Militia. There are about 1,572 noted in the Nominal Roll held at Archives New Zealand in Wellington, before substitute soldiers started arriving in 1866. But disillusionment with the Government's handling of the settlement drove away many of the soldiers to try their luck elsewhere.

  In 1869-70 there was an Assessment List for Cambridge Rates, also held at Archives New Zealand in Wellington, in which 138 settlers' farm sections are listed.     Charles Chitty's map drawn in 1872, again at Archives New Zealand in Wellington, with farms within a five mile radius of Cambridge records 33 settlers on their farms.     Names of members of the Duke of Cambridge Lodge have been taken from the Funeral and Sickness Fund records 1867-1899.     Many of the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers who served between 1872 and 1882 are included in these brief biographies.     Researched and written by Eris Parker Ref: Cambridge Museum Archives Personal Research

Historic Cambridge residents with ‘A’ Surnames

Here is a list of all the historic residents whose surnames start with the letter A.  ALLEN, ARNOLD & AITKEN are just some of those surnames whose living legacy still reside in our beautiful town.  All…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘B’ Surnames

This is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the letter B.  BAILEY, BARTLETT, BEERE & BRIDGEMAN are just some of those surnames whose living legacy still reside in our beautiful town.  All these residents are…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘C’ Surnames

CLARE, COLLINS, COWLEY, CRICKET,  CUMMINGS & CUBIS.  This is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the letter C.   CALEY Daniel Dan arrived in New Zealand with his parents in 1859 on…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘D’ Surnames

DAVIDSON, DAVIES, DODDS &  DWYER are just some of the historic residents whose family name starts with the letter D.  All these residents are founders of our town.   DAVIDSON Robert Robert was born in Scotland in…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘E’ Surnames

This is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the letter E.  EDWARDS, ELLIOTT & EVANS are just some of those surnames whose living legacy still reside in our beautiful town.  All these residents are founders…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘F’ Surnames

FISHER, FITZGERALD, FORKERT & FORSYTH are just some of those historic Cambridge residents who helped found our beautiful town.  A full list of F surnames is below:   FARR Alfred Eliah(s) Alf was born about…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘G’ Surnames

GEORGE, GOODWIN, & GRAHAM are just some of those surnames whose living legacy still reside in our beautiful town.  All these residents are founders of our town.  Below is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘H’ Surnames

HALL, HALLY, HANNON, HOGAN & HOUGHTON, this is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the letter H.   HALL Jeffrey On the Cambridge rates assessment list for 1869-70 Jeff paid 2 pence an…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘I’ Surnames

INNES & ISHERWOOD – A waggoner and a photographer – both these historic residents are founders of our town. Here are their stories.   INNES Charles Robert Charles was born about 1866 and a waggoner when…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘J’ Surnames

This is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the letter J.  JAMES Billy T, JEFFRIES & JONES are just some of those memorable surnames whose living legacy still reside in our beautiful town.  …

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘K’ Surnames

KEELEY, KELLY, KERR & KITE are just some of those iconic surnames whose living legacy and landmarks are still a part of our town. KARL Joseph Joseph was born 1826 in Auherzen, Bohemia. He was a…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘L’ Surnames

This is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the letter L.  LAMB,  LANG, LEE & LEWIS are just some of those family names whose living legacy still reside in our beautiful town.  All these residents are…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘M’ Surnames

McCARTHY, McDERMOTT, McLEAN & McLENNAN are just some of the familiar family names whose living legacy still is alive in Cambridge.  Below is the full list of those that help found our beautiful town. MC McCABE Charles…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘N’ Surnames

NEAL,  NEWALL, & NICKLE are just some of the family names on this list of those that help found Cambridge Town .  This is a list of our historic residents, who’s surnames start with the letter…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘O’ Surnames

O’BRIEN, O’NEIL & ORUM are just a few of the family names who’s living legacy still reside in our beautiful town. O’BRIEN Charles Charles was a son of Laurence and Mary O’Brien, born at Howick…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘P’ Surnames

This is a list of our historic residents whose surnames start with the letter P.  PAGE, PARKER, PARR & PETERS are just some of those surnames whose living legacies still reside in our beautiful town.  All…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘Q’ Surnames

QUALMER Henry Henry was born 1838 in Rinsburg, Holstein, Germany. He was a carpenter, 5′ 7½” tall, when he enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia, 22 September 1863 in Auckland. He was a Private, Regiment…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘R’ Surnames

RANDERSON William Henry William joined the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers in 1872 and served until 1879. He joined the Cambridge and Waikato Reed Band in 1877 and the next year he married Emily Bartlett at the…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘S’ Surnames

SCOTT, SHAW, STEWART & SWAYNE – all these residents are founders of our town, all with land marks and streets around Cambridge named after them.  Find there stories here in the list below of our historic residents, who’s…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘T’ Surnames

This is a list of our historic residents, who’s surnames start with the letter T.  TAYLOR, THOMAS, THORNTON & TUCKER are just some of those Surnames who’s living legacy still reside in our beautiful town. TAYLOR…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘V’ Surnames

VINCENT, VOGEL & VOSPER.  This is a list of our historic residents, who’s surnames start with the letter V. VANES Thomas Thomas Vanes was born on 12 July 1872 and he joined the Duke of Cambridge…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘W’ Surnames

This is a list of our historic residents, who’s surnames start with the letter W.  Some of the Surnames on the list like – WALTON, WEBB, WILSON, WRIGHT & WRIGLEY – living legacy still reside in…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘Y’ Surnames

YOUNG James James was born in Dundonald, Ireland on 20 March 1836, where he was later apprenticed to a blacksmith and wheelwright. He arrived in New Zealand on the ‘Northern Bride‘ in 1860. He served in…

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Historic Cambridge residents with ‘Z’ Surnames

ZYLSTRA John John was born 1828 in Holland. He was a miner and 5′ 9½” tall when he enlisted in the 3rd Waikato Militia on 8 December 1863 in Dunedin. He was a Private, Regiment…

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