Bible fly Leaf

This is the Copy of Fly Leaf of The Wilkinson family Bible
Found at the Alexander Turnbull Library Wellington New Zealand


The Reference to find this is as follows

Buller, James, 1812-1884 : Papers
Record Title : Miscellaneous papers on wreck of the Sophia Pate
Reference Number : MS-Papers-0180-14
Collection Record : Buller, James, 1812-1884 : Papers (MS-Papers-0180)
Issue Restriction : Restricted : Microfilm available. Use MS-Copy-Micro-0201-3
Issue Copy : Copy for Issue : Correspondence and miscellaneous papers (microfilm of MS-Papers-0180, folders 13A-14) (MS-Copy-Micro-0201-3)
Collection Status : PART OF COLLECTION
Issue Status : Issuable ITEM
Quantity : 1 folder(s)
Physical Description : Mss (photocopies)
Scope and Contents : Notes on fly-leaf of Bible re John Wilkinson and the wreck of the `Sophia Pate' at Kaipara Harbour, 1 Aug 1841
Finding Aids : Inventory available
Names : Sophia Pate (Ship) (as a subject)
Places : Kaipara Harbour
Institution : Alexander Turnbull Library

A Transcription of the Document is as Follows
Wesleyan Mission Station
Tangiteroria Kaipara
New Zealand

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way ? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word “ Psalm 119.9

John Stuart Wilkinson was born on Friday morning January 28th 1831 and baptised on Sunday February 20th 1831 by Rev Mr Starrott Curate of Paul’s Parish in cork Ireland
His mother died in Sydney in New South Wales on the passage to New Zealand and his Father and his younger brother Richard and sisters Mary and Susanna were unfortunately drowned with many other dear friends and relatives through the wreck of the “Sophia Pate” which vessel unhappily struck and was lost in attempting to enter the Kaipara Harbour August 31st 1841
From which calamitory shipwreck the owner of this Book together with the Book itself was rescued the only representative of the passengers then on board whence he was taken under the fostering care of the writer
James Buller

Turnbull Library did hold the bible belonging to JS Wilkinson The Bible was reclaimed by owner 1968 but photocopy of fly leaf with MS notes held MS room at Turnbull Library MS Papers 180 folder 14 Buller, James