John Dalbeth was born about 1840, in Tollcross, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of John Wilson. He married Harriett Lucinda Wyse on 10 May 1861, in St. Thomas, Dublin North, County Dublin, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 7 April 1926, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.
The Maori sign the Treaty of Waitangi giving control to the British in exchange for protection and guaranteed Maori possession of their lands.
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · New Zealand Settlements Act
The New Zealand Settlements Act was passed to be able to seize any of the land from the Maori tribes who had been in rebellion against the Government since the beginning of the year. This confiscation law targeted Kingitanga Maori mainly because they were whom the government had waged war against in the attempt to restore British Law to the tribes.
Contracted form of Old French Jo(h)anne, from Latin Io(h)anna ( see Joanna ). In England this was the usual feminine form of John from the Middle English period onwards and was extremely popular, but in the 16th and 17th centuries it steadily lost ground to Jane . It was strongly revived in the first part of the 20th century, partly under the influence of George Bernard Shaw's play St Joan ( 1923 ), based on the life of Joan of Arc ( 1412–31 ). Claiming to be guided by the voices of the saints, she persuaded the French dauphin to defy the occupying English forces and have himself crowned, and she led the French army that raised the siege of Orleans in 1429 . The following year she was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, and a year later she was burned at the stake for witchcraft at the age of 18 or 19. Her story has captured the imagination of many writers, and she is variously portrayed as a national and political hero, a model of apolitical straightforwardness and honesty, and a religious heroine. She was canonized in 1920 . More recent influences have included the American film actress Joan Crawford ( 1908–77 , born Lucille le Sueur ), the British actress Joan Collins ( b. 1933 ), the American comedienne Joan Rivers ( b. 1933 ), and the West Indian pop singer Joan Armatrading ( b. 1950 ).