Topic: Judges of the Maori Land Court

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A list of Maori Land Court Judges from 1865 - 1889

Name Title Date of Appointment District
Francis Dart Fenton Chief Judge 09 January 1865 Auckland 
John Rogan  Judge  09 January 1865  Tairawhiti
George Clarke  Judge 09 January 1865  Waikato-Maniapoto 
 James McKay (the Younger)  Judge  11 February 1865   Waiariki - Rotorua MB
 William Bertram White Judge 11 February 1865  Waiariki - Taupo MB
 Thomas Henry Smith Judge  07 April 1865  Takitimu 
 Walter Lawry Buller Judge  07 April 1865  Aotea 
 George Frederick Swainson Judge  07 April 1865   poss Aotea?
 James Booth Judge  07 April 1865  Tairawhiti 
 Henry Alfred Home Munro Judge  15 November 1865   Tairawhiti & Takitimu
Frederick Edward Maning  Judge  15 November 1865  Tairawhiti, Waikato-Maniapoto, Waiariki - Taupo MB
John Jermyn Symonds Judge  17 February 1873 Tairawhiti & Aotea 
 Samuel Deighton Judge   17 February 1873  Waipounamu 
Henry Halse  Judge  17 February 1873 Waiariki - Opotiki MB, Waikato-Maniapoto & Tairawhiti 
 Theophilus Heale Judge  30 April 1877  Takitimu, Aotea & Waikato-Maniapoto 
John Alexander Wilson  Judge  18 June 1878   Waiariki - Opotiki MB
Charles Heaphy, V.C.  Judge  04 September 1878   Aotea & Takitimu
Thomas Edward Young  Judge  03 March 1879   Aotea
 James Edwin McDonald Judge  18 October 1880   Waiariki - Taupo MB & Aotea
Laughlin O'Brien Judge 18 October 1880  Waiariki - Taupo MB, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti & Waipounamu
Frederick Maurice Preston Brookfield Judge 29 April 1881 Tairawhiti 
Edward Marsh Williams Judge 29 April 1881  Waiariki - Rotorua, Maketu & Taupo MB's, Takitimu & Tairawhiti
Edward Walter Puckey Judge 18 May 1881  Aotea, Waikato-Maniapoto, Takitimu, Taitokerau, Waiariki
William Gilbert Mair Judge 22 March 1882 Waiariki - Rotorua & Whakatane MB, Takitimu & Tairawhiti 
James Edwin McDonald Chief Judge 14 November 1882  Waiariki - Taupo MB, Aotea
Henry Tracy Clarke Judge 12 March 1883 Waiariki & Waikato-Maniapoto 
Alexander MacKay Judge 20 May 1884  Tairawhiti, Takitimu & Aotea
Richard John Gill Judge 08 January 1885 Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waipounamu 
David Scanell Judge 05 December 1885  Tairawhiti
Robert Ward  Judge  13 February 1886  Aotea 
Herbert William Brabant Judge 22 December 1886  Waiariki, Aotea, Taikitmu, Waikato-Maniapoto
George Elliott Barton Judge 19 November 1888 Tairawhiti 
Hugh Gordon Seth-Smith Chief Judge 08 February 1889  Takitimu, Tairawhiti, Waikato-Manipoto & Waiariki
Spencer William von Sturmer Judge 21 February 1889  Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Takitimu, Aotea & Waiariki
Robert Trimble Judge 15 November 1889  Waipounamu & Aotea

Provided by Mary Page former long time employee of the Maori Land Court in Rotorua. Also districts verified in the Maori Land Court Minute Book Index http://www.knowledge-basket.co.nz/databases/maori-land-court-minute-book-index/

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