Find your ancestors in New Zealand Pensions Granted 1868

Delve into your ancestors’ financial history. Find out whether they were granted a pension by the colonial government in 1868, why they received it and how much they were given.

Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but the New Zealand Pensions Granted 1868 records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Reason for payment
  • Amount paid
  • Government Act under which the payment was made

This is an index of roughly 185 pensions and allowances that were paid by the colonial government of New Zealand in 1868.

This information was sourced from a report to the New Zealand House of Representatives. It included details of pensions, the amount they totalled and the reasons why they were granted.