A Carpenter by trade, he married Mary Coster on the 16th September 1852. As there was no church at Lyttelton at that stage, they were married in a temporary church. They would go on to have 5 children.
The city records report that he lived in Lyttelton, Strowan, Bryndwr and also settled on the North Belt – now known as Bealey Ave.
He is buried at Linwood Cemetery.
*photo taken by Annette Bulovic*