Francis Gledhill

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1853–1855 1st New Plymouth Independent
1865–1866 3rd Omata Independent

Francis Ullathorne Gledhill (1803 – 2 October 1882) was a New Zealand politician.

He was born in 1803 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and came to New Zealand in 1844, settling in New Plymouth and opening a shop and the first tanning works in the area.[1] He served in the first and third Parliaments, representing New Plymouth in the former and Omata in the latter.[2] Between his two terms in office, he was a volunteer in the First Taranaki War.

He died in New Plymouth on 2 October 1882,[3] and was buried at Te Henui Cemetery.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Some of Gledhill's papers may be found within "Puke Ariki". Archived from the original on 20 June 2008. in New Plymouth. Much of this material is military in subject matter, referring to his service in the First Taranaki War. See "GLEDHILL, Francis Ullahorne, 1803-1882 (A395)". Retrieved 3 February 2008.


  1. ^ "Obituary: the late Mr. F. U. Gledhill". Taranaki Herald. 4 October 1882. p. 2. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 108.
  3. ^ "Death". Taranaki Herald. 3 October 1882. p. 2. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Cemetery search". New Plymouth District Council. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Town of New Plymouth
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Omata
Succeeded by