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Charles Hook Gordon Logie

Charles Hook Gordon Logie

Male 1810 - 1866  (56 years)

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  • Name Charles Hook Gordon Logie 
    Born 11 Aug 1810  Christchurch, Newgate St, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Aug 1813  Christchurch, Newgate St. London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Move 1839  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles left England for new position with the British Government in Sydney, Australia. Charles and his family arrived in Sydney aboard the ship Augusta Caesar in 1839. 
    Move 17 Mar 1840  Kororareka, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Following employment opportunities with the British Government, Charles, his wife and two children moved to New Zealand. They traveled from Sydney, Australia aboard the ship Westminster 
    Census 1845  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles Logie's family consisted of 1 male, 1 female, 3 male children and 3 female children. he was a 'landing waiter' and lived in a clay house on Customs House land. He had 4 goats.
    Census 1849  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles Logie. 1 male under 2, 2 males between 2 and 7, 3 females between 7 and 14. Occupation listed as 'Collector of Customs'. 1 male could not read, 2 males could read only, 1 male and 5 females could read and write. They lived on Customs House land in a earth house with a thatch roof and had 12 goats and a garden.
    Occupation Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Commissioner of Customs 
    Occupation Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harbor Master 
    Occupation Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Postmaster 
    Occupation Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Receiver of Land Revenue 
    Occupation Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sub-Colonial Treasurer 
    Buried Sep 1866  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 19 Sep 1866  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Some say Charles was Aide-de-camp to Hobson in New Zealand and was involved in the Treaty of Waitangi. However, due to lack of proof discovered thus far, we currently state that Charles was never ADC to Govenor Hobson - he was the storeman -virtually the lowest ranking official that came to NZ with Hobson. However he was probably the first New Zealand civil servant as his employment did start before there was a NZ government. When he died he was the longest serving civil servant in the country and held the highest non-appointed position. Going by seniority etc. he should have been head of the Customs Dept, in Auckland.

      Charles Logie could have been at a signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, as opposed to the signing. The treaty was signed at a number of places, with a particularly large gathering in late April 1840. He may have attended this ceremony.

      One early book about Dunedin states that Charles Hook Gordon Logie was born about 1810 in London, England. He married Ellenor McGrah Chalan in 1832. Charles and Ellenor had four children in Chelsea, England; Eleanor, Laura Rosina, Charles Joseph Gordon and Alexander William. In 1839 with a letter of introduction from Lord Glenelg of the Home Office, London, he went to Sydney, Australia to meet Sir George Gibbs, the Governor of New South Wales. "He was appointed aide-de-camp to Governor Hobson (the first governor of New Zealand) and sailed to Russell, New Zealand aboard the "Westminister", arriving on 17 March 1840." (source: photocopy of an old book page but the title and author was missing.)

      Charles arrived in New Zealand with his wife and two children soon after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, which was signed on 6 February 1840. In 1840 when Auckland was proclaimed the capitol of New Zealand, he accompanied Hobson to Auckland. Following the Governors death, he joined the Colonial Service, where he held the appointments of the office-in-charge Customs Department at Wellington and Nelson. He was subsequently appointed to Dunedin as a Commissioner of Customs, Postmaster, Receiver of Land Revenue, Harbour Master, SubColonial Treasurer as well as Lay Reader in the Anglican Church up to the time of his death in 1866.


      Records of Laura Logie Timpson state: "Logie, Charles Hook Gordon, born in London 1810, landed Sydney 1839, and took charge of Government stores at Aukland, 1840; was present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi; landed surveyor at Wellington; sub-collector at Nelson, and Collector of Customs at Otago, superseding Sub-Collector Shand, and arrived December, 1852, with his wife and family. Walked to Dunedin twice a week to transact business, and on one occasion, night coming on, lost his way in the bush and spent the night somewhere about the Upper Junction; acted also as postmaster, receiver of land revenue, chief gold receiver, harbour master, comptroller of navigation laws, Sub-Colonial Treasurer, and was also, lay reader in connection with the Anglican Church both at Port and Dunedin. Mr. Logie and one of his sons erected the first Customhouse at Bluff on its being declared a port of entry, and the building is said to be standing to this day. Made the journey overland to Invercargill to establish an overland mail service, continued for some years, Jock Graham being the postman. Rev. W. Bannerman accompanied him back, and they missed their way on the Mataura Plains. Died September 19th 1866."

      DUNEDIN CUSTOM HOUSE

      Reed, A. H. (Alfred Hamish), 1875-1975.
      The story of early Dunedin. Wellington: Reed (1956)

      In May 1855 the honest Dunedin villagers were startled by the report of a robbery at Port Chalmers, where the iron revenue chest containing 1,400 pounds had been removed from the custom house. The thieves had apparently been able only partially to break open the chest before daylight, and it was found stranded upon the rocks with a few coin scattered around. As a first precaution Charles Logie, Commisioner of Customs, had the crews of all ships in the harbour interrogated. On a check being made it was found that the shortage amounted to no more than fifty shillings, and the thieves were never discovered. This may be a suitable place to make a brief reference to Charles Logies. He was born in London in 1810, and was present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. His appointment to Otago was made in 1852. Twice a week he walked from Port Chalmers to Dunedin to transact business, and, on one occasion at least, lost his way, and spent the night in the brush in the neighbourhood of the Upper Junction. Besides being commissioner of Customs he was, for a time, postmaster, receiver of land revenue, harbour-master, sub-colonial treasurer, as well as lay reader in the Anglican Church. A century later his granddaughters informed me that his respect for the crown was such that he would never allow anyone to remain hatted in Her Majesty's Custom House. His name may still (1956) be seen in Dunedin above the entrance of the Social Service premises, formerly the Custom-house. Logie died in 1866.

      The Dunedin Custom House, designed by a local man, George Greenfield. The proportions are poor, the central section with pediment being too narrow for the wings, but the classical portico was popular, for it was near to the tram shop and one was able to take shelter under it and notice the name of Charles Logie, the Collector of Customs, over the door. The Custom House looks more attractive from a side angle; with two of John Millar's handsome lampposts and two of the early telegraph posts. On the left can be seen the Engine Station of the Volunteer Fire Brigade.

      Charles sister, Emma lived with Charles and his family.

      Charles Logie's name was included in a Proclamation to Queen Victoria as noted in the newspaper, "New Zealander" on 26 Jan 1859.

      Below is a sample of one type of report made by Charles Logie in the position of Immigration Officer at Dunedin / Port Chalmers:

      Signed: Chas. Logie, Immigration Officer
      Custom House
      This 18th day of June 1853.

      Letter ref 17/53. UD191d
      Custom House Nelson
      18th June 1853

      Sir,
      I have the honor to report for the information of your Honor, that the Passengers as per inclosed Lists, assisted by His Majesty's govt, have been safely landed with their baggage at this port, from the Ship "Maori" Petherbridge ex-London, and on inquiring it appears that Captain Petherbridge has treated them well and kindly throughout/ throughout the voyage -
      I have the honor to be
      Sir
      Your Honor's
      Most obedient Humble Servant
      Chas Logie
      Immigration Officer.

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nzbound/nzbound/nelson.htm
    • (Research):Treaty of Waitangi 1840 Her Majesty Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland regarding with Her Royal Favour the Native Chiefs and Tribes of New Zealand and anxious to protect their just Rights and Property and to secure to them the enjoyment of Peace and Good Order has deemed it necessary in consequence of the great number of Her Majesty's Subjects who have already settled in New Zealand and the rapid extension of Emigration both from Europe and Australia which is still in progress to constitute and appoint a functionary properly authorized to treat with the Aborigines of New Zealand for the recognition of Her Majesty's Sovereign authority over the whole or any part of those islands. Her Majesty therefore being desirous to establish a settled form of Civil Government with a view to avert the evil consequences which must result from the absence of the necessary Laws and Institutions alike to the native population and to Her subjects has been graciously pleased to empower and to authorize "me William Hobson a Captain" in Her Majesty's Royal Navy Consul and Lieutenant Governor of such parts of New Zealand as may be or hereafter shall be ceded to Her Majesty to invite the confederated and independent Chiefs of New Zealand to concur in the following Articles and Conditions.

      Article the First The Chiefs of the Confederation of the United Tribes of New Zealand and the separate and independent Chiefs who have not become members of the Confederation cede to Her Majesty the Queen of England absolutely and without reservation all the rights and powers of Sovereignty which the said Confederation or Individual Chiefs respectively exercise or possess, or may be supposed to exercise or to possess, over the irrespective Territories as the sole Sovereigns thereof.

      Article the Second Her Majesty the Queen of England confirms and guarantees to the Chiefs and Tribes of New Zealand and to the respective families and individuals thereof the full exclusive and undisturbed possession of their Lands and Estates Forests Fisheries and other properties which they may collectively or individually possess so long as it is their wish and desire to retain the same in their possession; but the Chiefs of the United Tribes and the individual Chiefs yield to Her Majesty the exclusive right of Preemption over such lands as the proprietors thereof may be disposed to alienate at such prices as may be agreed upon between the respective Proprietors and persons appointed by Her Majesty to treat with them in that behalf.

      Article the Third In consideration thereof Her Majesty the Queen of England extends to the Native of New Zealand Her royal protection and imparts to them all the Rights and Privileges of British Subjects. [Signed] W Hobson Lieutenant Govenor

      Now therefore We the Chiefs of the Confederation of the United Tribes of New Zealand being assembled in Congress at Victoria in Waitangi and We the Separate and Independent Chiefs of New Zealand claiming authority over the Tribes and Territories which are specified after our respective names, having been made fully to understand the Provisions of the foregoing Treaty, accept and enter into the same in the full spirit and meaning thereof in witness of which we have attached our signatures or marks at the places and the dates respectively specified Done at Waitangi this Sixth day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty.
    • (Medical):See attached sources.
    Person ID I1049  7_families
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2007 

    Father Alexander Mathius Gordon Logie,   b. 28 Feb 1781, Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1815, Surat, Gujarat, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Emma Elizabeth (Elinor) James,   b. 29 Sep 1781, Goa, Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1840, Kensington, Chelsea NW, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1804  Goa, Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet

    Family Ellenor Chalan,   b. 1811, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1884, Mornington, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1827  St. Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Charles Joseph Gordon Logie,   b. 15 Oct 1829, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1903, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Alexander William Logie,   b. 12 Oct 1831, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Elinor Logie,   b. 12 Oct 1835, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1836, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Laura Rosina Logie,   b. 12 Nov 1836, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1924, Pounewea, Owaka, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Elizabeth Georgena Catherine Logie,   b. 1839, Bass Strait, , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, , , New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +6. Georgina Eliza Logie,   b. 1841, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +7. Walter Logie,   b. 1844, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1908, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +8. Edward Logie,   b. 11 Feb 1846, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1922, Fortrose, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Alfred Howard Logie,   b. 1847, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867, Lost At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +10. Herbert Logie,   b. 13 Jul 1850, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1924, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +11. Frederick Logie,   b. 23 Aug 1853, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1906, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1810 - Christchurch, Newgate St, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Aug 1813 - Christchurch, Newgate St. London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1827 - St. Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Charles left England for new position with the British Government in Sydney, Australia. Charles and his family arrived in Sydney aboard the ship Augusta Caesar in 1839. - 1839 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1845 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1849 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Commissioner of Customs - - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Harbor Master - - Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster - - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Receiver of Land Revenue - - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sub-Colonial Treasurer - - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1866 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1866 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie
    Southwark Cathedral - St. Saviours - London
    Southwark Cathedral - St. Saviours - London
    Dunedin Customs House
    Dunedin Customs House
    Dunedin Customs House side view
    Dunedin Customs House side view
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie

    Documents
    Descendants of James and Elizabeth Gordon Logie
    Descendants of James and Elizabeth Gordon Logie
    Early Otago Settlers - Charles Hook Gordon Logie
    Early Otago Settlers - Charles Hook Gordon Logie
    Logie's Attend First Sunday School in Port Chalmers
    Logie's Attend First Sunday School in Port Chalmers
    Charles Logie Spousal Death Allowance
    Charles Logie Spousal Death Allowance
    Charles Logie Death Note
    Charles Logie Death Note
    Charles Logie Resignation Rumor
    Charles Logie Resignation Rumor
    Ellenor Logie - No Death Grant
    Ellenor Logie - No Death Grant

    Headstones
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie headstone
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie headstone
    Charles headstone was toppled by vandals and is seen lying face down on the ground.

    Histories
    Logie Research by Herbert Logie
    Logie Research by Herbert Logie
    Compiled by Herbert Logie. Recopied by Catherine Davis of New Zealand.
    Dunedin Customs House
    Dunedin Customs House
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie - Customs Collector
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie History
    Charles Hook Gordon Logie History

  • Sources 
    1. [S665] New Zealand, Otago, Dunedin - Dunedin Cemetery, New Zealand, Otago, Dunedin - Dunedin Cemetery, Charles H. Logie, tombstone data, South Cemetery (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S554] New Zealand, Otago, Dunedin - 1866 - Charles Logie Death Certificate, New Zealand, Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (1866, certificate in possession of Lee R. Drew).

    3. [S670] Scotland, Moray, Speymouth - Church records, Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Speymouth, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. FHL Film #990811).

    4. [S661] Marriage Register. St. Saviour's London, Church of England, (London: Church of England, Parish of St. Saviour, 1823), 40: item 100 (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S573] England, Surrey, Southwark - Church records, Church of England. St. Saviour's Church (Southwark, Surrey), (Salt Lake City [Utah] : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1962), Page 40, record 118: Charles Hook Gordon Logie married Ellenor Chalan on 23 Sep 1827 in St. Saviour's, Southwark, Surrey, England. (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S576] England, Surrey, Southwark - Church records - St. Saviour's, Church of England. St. Saviour's Church (Southwark, Surrey), (Salt Lake City [Utah] : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969-2001).