Henry Nicholas Greenwell1826 - 1891
Name Henry Nicholas Greenwell Born 9 Jan 1826 Greenwell Ford, Lanchester, Durham  Baptism 6 Feb 1826 Lanchester, Durham  Gender Male Census 1841 Shotton Hall, Easington, Durham  age 14, visitor Died 18 May 1891 Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA 
- Greenwell died May 18, 1891 aboard a steamer that he often took between the islands, see "A Sudden Death". Hawaiian Gazette. May 26, 1891.
"A Sudden Death" Age 65 years Notes
- Henry Nicholas Greenwell, was a British adventurer who was stuck in Honolulu in 1850, after a boating accident on his way to the Californian gold rushes - and, incidentally after unsuccessfully trying to purchase a sheep station in Australia. He made the best of his bad luck, set up a general store at South Kona, purchased significant tracts of land to plant citrus and coffee, and in the 1870s also established vast cattle and sheep ranches. see http://goo.gl/M6mk3
Greenwell Private Reserve Estate
The Greenwell Farms legacy began in 1850 when Henry Nicholas Greenwell left England and first set foot on the fertile soil of rural Kona. Together with his wife, Elizabeth Caroline, Henry spent the next forty years farming, ranching and perfecting his Kona Coffee; soon exporting it to Europe and the Americas. In 1873, the President of the Kaiser's Exposition awarded the Greenwells a "Recognition Diploma" for their Kona Coffee at the World's Fair in Vienna, Austria.
Person ID I6559 Brooksbank Last Modified 7 Jul 2012
Father William Thomas Greenwell, JP, DL, b. 13 Feb 1777, Lanchester, Durham , d. 29 May 1854, Lanchester, Durham – Age: 77 years Mother Dorothy Smales, b. 1789, Durham , d. 28 Sep 1871, Lanchester, Durham – Age: 82 years Married 25 Jun 1818 St Mary le Bow, Durham, Co. Durham Family ID F1192 Group Sheet
Spouse Elizabeth Caroline Hall, b. 2 May 1841, Peterborough, Northamptonshire , d. 5 Nov 1934, Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA – Age: 93 years Married 9 Apr 1868 Montserrat  Children 1. William Henry Greenwell, b. 7 Jun 1869, Kalukalu, Kona, Hawaii, USA , d. 17 Jun 1927, Kona Hospital, Hawaii, USA – Age: 58 years 2. Elizabeth Greenwell, b. 11 Apr 1873, Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA , d. 11 May 1903, Hawi, Hawaii, USA – Age: 30 years 3. Christine Margaret Greenwell, b. 16 Sep 1874, d. 1964 – Age: 89 years 4. Wilfred Alan Greenwell, b. 7 Nov 1878, d. 1931 – Age: 52 years Last Modified 13 Jun 2010 Family ID F2686 Group Sheet
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