Tuesday, August 26, 2008

1820s Pacific Missionaries

I have a cousin in the North of New Zealand that I have a funny thing in common with - we are both descendants of the missionaries that circulated between
Tahiti, Northland, and Syndey, but not on the side we are related on, so neither
of us had any idea of it until running across references on the net. Hers was Mr Puckey, and mine was JM Orsmond. Those people formed quite a limited circle in the 1820s and tended to have large families and intermarry with each other as I think I
have said, so to study one is to come across them all, appearing in different settings.

Family history is strange.