interesting marriage capers
Victim: Matthew Philip Creed (c 1837-1904)
Circumstance: Marrying the Maori. Matthew Creed stowed away to New Zealand to become a logger. He married a Maori warrior, Ramarihi Te Kohiwi. His wife was a fiercely independent lady and after the birth of their children abandoned them to fight in the Maori wars. In later years he and his wife worked hard to brew good cider on the land.
Origin of this story: Information from Catherine Creed