born circa 1855 England, son of Samuel Stuart, grocer [born 9 June 1818 - died 18 February 1887] and Helen Wright Hodgetts [born 1 October 1826 - died 20 September 1904], arrived Auckland, New Zealand, 10 May 1859 on the "Caduceus" from London aged about 4 years, died 6 May 1920 at his residence 18 London Street, Ponsonby, Auckland aged 65 years,
married 15 March 1911, reg. 1911/1024, St George's Church, Shortland, Thames by the Rev. Dr. O'Callaghan, Adeline Mabel Fremlin daughter of William Fremlin and Agnes
Clemintina Shaw Roworth, born 19 September 1871 Christchurch, New Zealand, died 8 February 1952 Auckland, New Zealand, reg. 1952/30302
Brother of artist, photo colourist Helen Stuart.
Mr Samuel Stuart, well-known as an artist, and now carrying on business as a photographer in the Bay of Islands and Hokianga districts, has just presented to the Auckland Museum an enlarged cabinet photograph of the celebrated Ngapuhi chief and warrior,Tamati Waka Nene, [1780s – 4 August 1871] now long since dead. It is a remarkably fine specimen of the photographic art, and the subject is a good one for artistic display, for Tamati Waka, besides having very regular features, was tattooed in the most finished and ornate style of Maori art. To this tattooing the portrait does complete justice, every line being brought out into strong relief, and the entire effect being very striking. In fact, it is the best photograph of a tattooed face that we have seen. Mr Stuart has copyrighted the picture, and there is no doubt that copies of it will be eagerly sought after.
Auckland Star, Volume XIX, Issue 9, 12 January 1888
Mr. Stuart. The remains of a well-known old Auckland resident, Mr. Samuel Stuart, were interred this afternoon at Purewa Cemetery. Deceased was the son of the late Mr. R. Stuart, and had reached the age of 65 years. He was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of England, and one of the founders of the Auckland Society of Arts, only retiring from the position of secretary on account of failing health, having been ill for the past fourteen months. In his younger days, Mr. Stuart was an enthusiastic yachtsman, was an artist, and connected with the Theosophical Society. An extremely well read man, Mr. Stuart had accumulated an extensive library, in which astronomical works had a large place. For some years deceased was secretary of the Auckland Acclimatisation Society. Deceased is survived by a widow.
Auckland Star, Volume LI, Issue 110, 8 May 1920