Richard Holyoake was born 2 June 1808 in Weymouth, Greater London, England, United Kingdom and died 30 August 1893 in Takaka, Tasman Region, New Zealand of unspecified causes. He married Eliza Kimble (c1825-1912) 11 March 1841 in Camberwell, England, United Kingdom.

Richard came to New Zealand first as a whaler. He returned to England before migrating in 1842 with his second wife and their baby son. They went to Riwaka, just north of Motueka. A distinguished descendant was Keith Holyoake, the first person to be both Prime Minister and Governor-General of New Zealand.


Offspring of Richard Holyoake and Nomen nescio
Name Birth Death Joined with
Richard J Holyoake (1842-1941)
Emily Eliza Holyoake (1844-1932)
Catherine Holyoake (1846-1939)
Alice Holyoake (1848-1927)
George James Holyoake (1850-1889)
Thomas Henry Holyoake (1851-1913) 16 July 1851 Motueka, Tasman Region, New Zealand 30 December 1913 Riwaka, Tasman Region, New Zealand Laura Ellen Jacka (c1851-)

Cornelius Holyoake (1853-1932)
Clara Selina Holyoake (1855-1857)
Clara Louise Holyoake (1858-1953)


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  Robin Patterson