The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Carleton, Hugh Francis

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Carleton, Hugh Francis, eldest son of Francis Carleton, of Clare, co. Tipperary, and Greenfield, co. Cork, by Charlotte Molyneux, eldest daughter of George Molyneux Montgomerie, of Garboldisham Hall, co. Norfolk, and grandnephew of Viscount Carleton, was born in 1810. He settled in the Bay of Islands, N.Z., in 1842, and married Nov. 30th, 1860, Lydia, daughter of Archdeacon Henry Williams, of Waimate, N.Z. He was for many years Speaker of the Auckland Provincial Council, and in 1854 sat in the first General Assembly at Auckland. He was a member of the House of Representatives for nearly thirty years, and was, up till his retirement from politics, Chairman of Committees. He died in London on July 14th, 1890. Mr. Carleton was the author of "A Page of the History of New Zealand" (Auckland, 1854); "Life of H. Williams, Archdeacon of Waimate" (Auckland, 1874).