Monday, May 18, 2015

Thomas Charles Byde Rooke

Thomas Charles Byde Rooke Rooke was born on May 18, 1806, in Bengeo, Hertford, England; he studied to be a Doctor. He first landed in the Islands at Lahaina in 1829. He married Grace Kamaikui, the second daughter of John Young; Grace’s sister, Fanny, had a child, Emma, she was hanai (a traditional custom of adoption) to the Rookes (she became Queen Emma.)

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