Book, 'The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium: Th...

Name/Title

Book, 'The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium: That is, to the End of the Commonwealth Volume II'

Maker

Charles Rollin (1661-1741)

Maker Role

Author

About this object

This book, the full title of which reads ‘The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium: That is, to the End of the Commonwealth Volume II’, belonged to Jane Takotowi Clendon (nee Cochrane). This publication dates from 1740, so is well cover 250 years old. According to Jane's great-granddaughter, Florence, Jane was "a gracious, well-educated woman who had a good grasp of classical English and the French language" which she passed on to her daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters.

Jane was born in 1838 and was the daughter of Dennis Browne Cochrane and his wife Takotowi Te Whata. She married Captain James Reddy Clendon on 9 January 1856 in Rahu-Rahu in the Hokianga region when she was only 18 years old (she was 40 years younger than her husband). In October 1872, Jane’s husband died, leaving her with eight young children, the eldest not quite 16 years and the youngest only 17 months old. She also inherited a crippling load of debt from her husband. Before the 20th century, there was no government support for families in financial difficulties, so Jane was forced to pay her debts and provide for her eight children by undertaking small endeavours such as selling firewood, bark, and home produce. By 1881 Jane had paid her debt, managing to save her house and educate her children.

For more information about the Clendon family and Clendon House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Medium and Materials

Paper, cardboard and leather

Measurements

17.5 x 11 x 2.8cm

Date Made

1740

Place Made

Dublin, Ireland

Publisher

G. Risk, G. Ewing & W. Smith

Publication Date

1740

Publication Place

Dublin, Ireland

Number in Series

Volume Two

Subject and Association Keywords

Girlhood

Credit Line

Collection of Clendon House, Heritage New Zealand Historic Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Book

Object number

XCH.281

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