Joseph Hargreaves (politician)

Joseph Hargreaves (1821 – 10 April 1880) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Auckland, New Zealand.

Joseph Hargreaves
New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1860 2nd Suburbs of Auckland Independent

Born in Liverpool in 1821,[1] Hargreaves represented the Suburbs of Auckland electorate in 1860, from 5 April (elected in the electorate's second by-election that year) to 24 July, when he resigned on private grounds.[2] John Logan Campbell was elected unopposed (in the electorate's third by-election that year) to fill the vacancy.[3] He died on 10 April 1880.[4]

Hargreaves was married to a daughter[nb 1] of William Spain, who had been appointed in 1841 as a New Zealand Land Claims Commissioner and had lived in the country until 1845.[1] His wife died on 2 October 1910, aged 84.[5]


  1. ^ Some sources list her as a sister of Spain but that is incorrect.


  1. ^ a b Cyclopedia Company Limited (1902). "Mr. Joseph Hargreaves". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Auckland Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Monthly local epitome". New Zealander. Vol. XVI, no. 1491. 1 August 1860. Retrieved 13 November 2019 – via Papers Past.
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 203. OCLC 154283103.
  4. ^ "Death of Mr. Joseph Hargreaves". The New Zealand Herald. Vol. XVII, no. 5743. 14 April 1880. p. 5. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  5. ^ "A link with the past". The New Zealand Herald. Vol. XLVII, no. 14491. 4 October 1910. p. 6. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Suburbs of Auckland
Served alongside: Theophilus Heale
Succeeded by