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Henry Nicholas Greenwell

Henry Nicholas Greenwell

Male 1826 - 1891  (65 years)

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  • Name Henry Nicholas Greenwell 
    Born 9 Jan 1826  Greenwell Ford, Lanchester, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism 6 Feb 1826  Lanchester, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Shotton Hall, Easington, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    age 14, visitor 
    Died 18 May 1891  Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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'
    "A Sudden Death"
    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 Wikipedia 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 11 Feb 2014 

    Father William Thomas Greenwell, JP, DL,   b. 13 Feb 1777, Lanchester, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1854, Lanchester, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Smales,   b. 1789, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1871, Lanchester, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F1192  Group Sheet

    Spouse Elizabeth Caroline Hall,   b. 2 May 1841, Peterborough, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1939, Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1868  Montserrat Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. William Henry Greenwell,   b. 7 Jun 1869, Kalukalu, Kona, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1927, Kona Hospital, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Dora Caroline Greenwell,   b. 15 Oct 1870, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 81 years)
     3. Arthur Leonard Greenwell,   b. 7 Dec 1871, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1951  (Age 79 years)
     4. Elizabeth Greenwell,   b. 11 Apr 1873, Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1903, Hawi, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     5. Christina Margaret Greenwell,   b. 16 Sep 1874, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 89 years)
     6. Francis "Frank" Radcliffe Greenwell,   b. 26 Aug 1876, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1966  (Age 89 years)
     7. Wilfred Alan Greenwell,   b. 7 Nov 1878,   d. 1931  (Age 52 years)
     8. Julian Greenwell,   b. 2 Sep 1880, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1960  (Age 79 years)
     9. Edith A Greenwell,   b. 1884, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Leonard Lanchester Greenwell,   b. 4 Dec 1884, Hawaii, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1975, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F2686  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1891 - Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Nicholas Greenwell
    Henry Nicholas Greenwell
    Greenwell store
    Greenwell store
    Store built circa 1871 by Henry Nicholas Greenwell (18261891), who is credited with getting international recognition for the "Kona Coffee" brand. It is now the home of the Kona Historical society, run as a smll museum.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2789] IGI i6559.

    2. [S3264] 1841 Census i6559.

    3. [S2790] IGI f2686.