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Capt. Albert William Hansard (b. 21 Jan 1821, d. 05 May 1869)Albert William Hansard (son of Thomas Curson Hansard and Mary Palmby)30, 31 was born 21 Jan 1821 in Holborn, London, UK, and died 05 May 1869 in Marylebone, London, England32.He married (1) Fanny M. Steele.He married (2) Elizabeth Percival on 21 Sep 1843 in St. Michaels, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK33, daughter of Robert Percival.He married (3) Jane Jennings on 12 Oct 1850 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Notes for Albert William Hansard:
Albert William was a juror for the courts1851-1852
Lived at Queen Street, Auckland, New Ulster, New Zealand
he is supposed to have gone to Japan and crontributed to the development of modern Japanese journalism.(see Sophia Universtity)
FYI:He arrived in NZ on the 372 ton barque "Lallah Rookh" which was built in St. Hellier, Jersey in 1839 by Edward Allan.Captain Henry Kenney and Surgeon Mr. L. Moore (possibly the brother of Thomas Moore who wrote poetry about Lallah Rookh)
http://www.geocities.com/wlorac/nzmarr2.txtsee 1840 marriage
ALBERT W. HANSARD
Albert William Hansard was born in London on January 22, 1821. From his teens he served
as a printer's apprentice. At the age of twenty-two, Hansard married Mary Percival (19)**note she wasat Hertfordshire. The couple had two children, a daughter, Mary, and a son, Robert. Unfortunately, in 1847 both his son and wife died. The following year in November, Albert
and his daughter left England for New Zealand.
Father and daughter arrived at Auckland on April 18, 1849. Here Hansard served as a
General Agent and Realtor. He married Jane Jennings in October of the following year. In
early 1852, Hansard became a partner in Hansard & Brookfield. Soon after, a son, Albert
Francis, was born. In 1855, another son, Arthur, was born, but this was followed two years
later by the death of his second wife, Jane. Hansard remained in New Zealand until the
summer of 1860. By December of the same year he was renting a lot in the foreign
settlement at Nagasaki.
On June 22 Hansard published the debut issue of Nagasaki Shipping List and Advertiser,
which not only constituted the first English language newspaper in Japan, but was the first
modern newspaper of any language in the country. His four-page newspaper came out
twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at a price of $20 per year.
Hansard published only twenty-eight issues of Nagasaki Shipping List and Advertiser (the
final one October 1) out of his offices at No. 31 Oura, before moving to Yokohama, where he
established the Japan Herald in late November. He remained in Yokohama until the summer
of 1865, when he was forced to return to England for health reasons. He died in London of
scarlet fever on May 5, 1866 at the age of forty-five.
A.W. died on 5 May 1866 at 19 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone, sub districk St. Mary, County of Middlesex, UK (outside London) he was 45 years old, proprietor of a newspaper, C. Smith present at death. same address, registered 8 May 1866
More About Albert William Hansard:
Christening: 13 Mar 1821, St. Andrew, Holborn, London, England.34
City Directory: Bet. 1849 - 1860, Check for this.
Emigration: 18 Apr 1849, arrived in Auckland, NZ on the "Lalla Rookh".
Occupation 1: Bet. 1851 - 1852, House and Land Agent in Auckland, New Zealand.
Occupation 2: Secretary of the NZ Insurance Co..
More About Albert William Hansard and Elizabeth Percival:
Marriage: 21 Sep 1843, St. Michaels, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK.35
More About Albert William Hansard and Jane Jennings:
Death of one spouse: 04 Mar 1857, Auckland, New Zealand.
Marriage: 12 Oct 1850, Auckland, New Zealand.
Children of Albert William Hansard and Elizabeth Percival are:
- +Mary Elizabeth Hansard, b. 11 Jul 1844, 4 Sutherland Street, Walworth, Sub-district of St. Peters, Registration District of St. Mary Newington, County of Surrey, d. date unknown.
- Robert Hansard, b. 1846, d. 1846, Middlesex, London, England.
Children of Albert William Hansard and Jane Jennings are:
- Albert Frances Hansard, b. 25 Mar 1852, Auckland, New Zealand36, d. date unknown, London, England.
- +Arthur Charles Hansard, b. 1855, Auckland, New Zealand, d. 22 Jun 1914, Seboruco Cemetary, Santurce, Puerto Rico59 years old37.