Henry Tancred (New Zealand politician)
Henry John Tancred ca 1882
|New Zealand Legislative Council|
|Died||27 April 1884
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Spouse(s)||Georgeanna Richmond, married 1857, no children|
Henry John Tancred (1816 – 27 April 1884) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician.
Tancred was baptised on 14 May 1816 at the Isle of Wight. His father was Sir Thomas Tancred, 6th Baronet and his elder brother was Sir Thomas Tancred, 7th Baronet. He was educated at Rugby School. He served in the Austrian army and fought in Austria, Hungary and Italy. He was severely injured in a fall from a horse and had a speech impairment as a result.
Back in England to recuperate, he became interested in the Canterbury Association and decided to emigrate. He arrived in Canterbury in December 1850 from Wellington on the Barbara Gordon, just prior to the arrival of the first Canterbury settlers.
He married Georgeanna Janet Grace Richmond in Nelson on 30 July 1857.
He became a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council at its establishment in 1853 and retained membership until the abolition of provincial government in 1876. In 1866, he was elected speaker of this council.
Member of the upper house
Member of the executive
In the first Stafford Ministry, which he joined on 5 August 1858 as a member of the executive council, he was appointed as Secretary for Crown Lands (19 August 1858) and three months later (3 November) Postmaster-General. He held those offices until the end of this government on 12 July 1861.
Member of the lower house
|Parliament of New Zealand|
Tancred died in Christchurch on 27 April 1884, aged 68 years. He was buried at Barbadoes Street Cemetery three days later. He was survived by his wife. There were no children from the marriage.
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- Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
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