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Charles Hook Gordon Logie Research

by: Catherine Davis

Notes on Chas Hook Gordon Logie 1810-1866. In the year 1839 came from London with a letter of introduction from Lord Glenelg of the Home Office, London to Sir Geo. Gibbs the Governor of N.S.W. at Sydney Australia. Appointed A.D.C. to Governor Hobson (lst Governor of N.Z.) and came to Russell N.Z. in 1839 with Hobson - Was present at the famous Treaty of Wailangi with the Maoris when Auckland was proclaimed capital of NZ. In 1840, Logie accompanied Hobson to Auckland. There is a water colour painting in the Hockew Library, Dunedin of the proclamation of Auckland to be the capital of NZ and there are Governor Hobson and a few officials around the flag-pole. Logie was present at this ceremony & is mentioned by name with a few Historical Notes. After­wards when the Governor died at Auckland, Logie joined the Colonial Service and held appointments of the officer-in-charge customs Dept at Wellington & Nelson, was then finally appointed to Dunedin as Commissioner of Customs, Postmaster-Receiver of Land Revenue - Habour Master - Sub. Colonial Treasurer as well as Lay reader in the Anglican Church to the time of his death in Dunedin in 1866.

(Extract from History of the Clans - R.R. McIan 1845. from Sir Robert Cummin, who died about 1275, are descended the Cummin of Altyne, the Logie of Auckry etc. all families of freak respectability in the North of Scotland. Notes on Alexander Mathias Gordon Logie, Baptismal Registrar, Parish of Speymouth, Born 28th Feb 1781. Son of Jas & Elizabeth Logie nee Gordon of Gordon Castle, Scotland. Major 5th Regiment- Bombay, India 1809.

Compiled by Herbert Gordon Logie Auckland 1960-61 copied by Catherine Davis Great Great Great Granddaughter to Jas Logie