Topic: Webster, Frederick Lewis

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Frederick Lewis Webster was a passenger on the Amelia Thompson.

 

 

Frederick Webster was born in 1838. He died on 15 April, 1903.

He and his brother William set up a successful and long-running business, Webster Bros, in 1861. They were commission agents and general merchants.

Later Frederick also went into business with William Hulke, who later became famous by being the first person to import the Jersey cow to Taranaki.

Webster Bros first set up business at the back of James Lane where they stayed for about 35 years. They later moved to Buller Street.

Frederick also served in the Taranaki Volunteers during the 1860s land wars. He was Captain of the Bush Rangers in 1863.

Frederick was a member of the New Plymouth Provincial Council and was a trustee, chairman, director or member of a number of different committees and businesses.

References:
ARC 1213 - Amelia Thompson
Taranaki Herald 9/1/1965
Taranaki Names Index
ARC 2002-356
Skinner Obituaries

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