James REED(adopted name) was born Maurice Philippe de MONTBOISSIER BEAUFORT de CANILLAC on the 28th October 1792 in Hampstead, Middlesex, England. The following record was found in a REED family Bible "Maurice Philippe de MONTBOISSIER BEAUFORT de CANILLAC born at Hampstead London 28th October 1792, son of Comte Maurice Philippe de MONTBOISSIER BEAUFORT de CANILLAC, baptised in the Catholic faith." His birth record is found in the HERALDS COLLEGE REGISTER 1793[#115 - last entry]; registered by exiled French Aristocrat Maurice Philippe de MONTBOISSIER BEAUFORT de CANILLAC: "I certify that my first child Maurice Phillippe [sic] de MONTBOISSIER BEAUFORT de CANILLAC was born at Hampstead in the County of Middlesex on the twenty eighth day of October last and baptized the 30th of the same month by *Phillippe Francoise D'ALBIGNAC de Castlenau, Bishop of Angouleme (now residing at Richmond in Surrey) who like myself was compelled to quit France by a Decree of the Legislative Assembly of that country."
Allow two hours minimum if you want to walk to this isolated beach from Waihi beach. This will be enough time to get there take a look around and get back. Of course if you have time take a book and lunch and spend as much time as you can. Its beautiful and quiet.
However the day we went as the bay came into view there smack in the middle of the stunning white sand beach was a breached container of timber washed up from the wreck of the Rena. I am sure this will be cleaned up soon. Meanwhile it was interesting to look closely at the damage and see the power of the sea which had busted the container open and even taken the entire heavy steel end right off!
Click on the top pic and the others should open as well.
Looking back east at the Mount click on the top image and the others should become available as a strip.
Orokawa Bay comes into sight (see the red spec on the beach)
A closer look
The contents and torn steel!
From the beach. Thats Mayor Island on the blue horizon.
Large rock formations and oh, that looks like Rob again.
My G, G, Grandfather and his wife Kahumahinga lived and raised kids on one of the Kermadec Islands (Raoul) which was then known as Sunday Island. References keep popping up from time to time here is the latest.
Captain James Reed, son of Count Maurice- Phillippe de Montboisier Beaufort, married Te Kahumahinga or Agnes, daughter of Te Pukere and Paretona originally of Urenui. She was a connection of Te Rauparaha. He met her at Te Awaiti, the whaling station. They had 3 children born in Cloudy Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound- Thomas- 1832, Edmund- 1833, Charlotte- 1835. In 1836, The couple, their 3 children and a group of slaves which she had been given by Te Rauparaha, sailed to Raoul Island in the Kermadec group north of New Zealand. They were later joined there by Daniel and Noa Baker.
The Reeds had 4 children born on the island- Harriet Anne- 1837, Sarah Kaohi- 1839, John- 1840, and William - 1844. In 1843 the island, which is a live volcano, began erupting, and the Reeds decided to return to New Zealand. Their 8th child William was born at Northcote, Auckland in 1844. Captain Reed and Te Kahumahinga had a Christian marriage at St Pauls Anglican Church, Auckland on 15 April, 1845. They had 4 more children later, a girl, Thomas2- 1850, James-1850, and Alice- 1855.