Henry Sewell

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Henry Sewell
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Henry Sewell ca 1856
1st Premier of New Zealand
In office
7 May 1856 – 20 May 1856
MonarchVictoria
GovernorThomas Gore Browne
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded bySir William Fox
3rd Colonial Secretary of New Zealand
In office
7 May 1856 – 20 May 1856
GovernorThomas Gore Browne
New Zealand Legislative Council
In office
1861–1865
Personal details
Born(1807-09-07)7 September 1807
Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Died14 May 1879(1879-05-14) (aged 71)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Political partyNone
Spouse(s)Lucinda Nedham (m. 1834–1844; her death)
Elizabeth Kittoe (m. 1850)
Children6
ParentsThomas Sewell
Jane Edwards
RelativesRichard (brother)
William (brother)
James (brother)
Elizabeth (sister)
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Henry Sewell (7 September 1807 – 14 May 1879) was a New Zealand politician. He is the first Premier of New Zealand. He later became Colonial Treasurer (1856–59), as Attorney-General (1861–62), and twice as Minister of Justice (1864–65, 1869–72).

References[change | change source]

  • Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Scholefield, Guy (1925) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record (2nd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Sewell, Henry (1980a). W. David McIntyre (ed.). The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853–7 : Volume I. Christchurch: Whitcoulls Publishers. ISBN 0 7233 0624 9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Sewell, Henry (1980b). W. David McIntyre (ed.). The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853–7 : Volume II. Christchurch: Whitcoulls Publishers. ISBN 0 7233 0625 7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)