Doctor Francis Logan. R.N. and family.
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Doctor Francis Logan. R.N. Born 28 01 1780 ,The Braes , Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Father William Logan. Mother Janet Gray. Married in 1771.Janet died aged 104 at West Broadstone, Beith. Ayrshire.

Medical studies Glasgow University.1804-06.

Joined Royal Navy as surgeon.

Married Janet Wallace , born 1808. Glasgow

Son. Houston Francis born in Glasgow 1838.

Sailed from Glasgow 30 10 1839, arrived Port Nicholson 20 02 1840.

Ship, Bengal Merchant.

This was the first migrant ship sailing to New Zealand from Scotland, fourth from the U.K. Built in Calcutta 1812, 478 tons. Previous voyages were India 1820, Madras 1822, N.S.W. 1829, Madras 1831, N.S.W. 1835, 1836, 1838. The N.S.W. voyages were all with convicts. N.Z. 1839-40. There is a blank until 1852 when she arrived in Melbourne from London in september.

112 days voyage Glasgow to N.Z. A four month diet without fresh meat or vegetables The ship was chartered by the New Zealand company,

and had a very big send off from Glasgow, Lord provost etc involved.

Dr Logan was described as surgeon superintendent and naturalist.

Accompanied by Janet Logan, wife, and son Houston Francis Logan

Janet Logan buried 19 08 1903 Bolton St. Wellington Aged 95 on official records.

Plot 108.O public. reinstated monument at P11 16 Pub Cem Reg no 3243

Francis Logan died 30 05 1862, buried 02 06 1862 Bolton St cemetery, Wellington.

Aged 84 on official record

Plot 108.O public reinstated monument at grid P11 16 Pub. Cem. Reg no 115 Reg gen Folio 1862/104

Houston Francis Logan, died 14 08 1922 aged 85 on official records

Public 14 04 1922 Pub Cem Reg no 3852.

All three moved to make room for a motor way to a common grave in 1969.

Will of Francis Logan. Probate Wellington Court No 161 filed 15 07 1862.

Francis owned 700 acres at Porirua (farming) and 2 acres in Wellington..

He had a Webb St. Wellington, address in 1854/55.

Dr. Logan was accompanied on the Bengal Merchant by Alexander Scott, his ploughman!

Houston Logan. Worked initially in a provisions store with an uncle, Robert Wallace. Another uncle, George Paxton Wallace, who had also been on the Bengal Merchant, was drowned when the "Maria" was wrecked in 1851 en route from Lytellton to Wellington.

Houston Francis, was in business in Cuba St. and Lambton Quay from 1866 to 1884 when he retired. Address is 36 Brougham St. He represented Te Aro Ward from Sept. 1887 to Sept. 1893.

Wellington City Council Sept 1877- Sept. 1883

Occupation retired gold miner at time of death. He was founder of the Star Boating club in Wellington. Alexander Turnbull of library fame, and J.E. Fitzgerald, one time MP and cabinet minister, also wit and eccentric were also members.

He took part in the Mahakipawa gold rush, being in the first party to leave Wellington! As part of his council work, he was responsible for a lot of planting of trees in the city. Pirie St. The Basin, Newton Park, Queen's Park, and Thorndon.

Houston was commissioned in the Militia during the Maori Wars, an account of his activities survives in some letters he wrote to relatives in Scotland at the time.