William Marsters

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Birthday
6, 1831
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 22, 1899 (67)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1831
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 22, 1899 (67)

About

As an explorer, he settled one of the Cook Islands with his wife and his two Polynesian mistresses.

Before Fame

Born Richard Masters in Leicestershire, England, he traveled to the Cook Islands in 1856.

Trivia

The New Zealand Government gave the Marsters family full ownership of Palmerston Atoll in 1954.

Family Life

He settled in Penrhyn, Cook Islands, and married the daughter of a chief.

Associated With

Palmerston Islanders are known for flying the British flag and sporting large photos of Queen Elizabeth in their houses.