Transcripts for John GREIG


Cyclopedia of New Zealand 1905 edition

John Greig, farmer, Pleasant Point. Mr Greig was born Ross-shire, Scotland in 1839 and was brought up to pastoral pursuits. He was in the service of the Duke of Leeds, the Mitcheels of Linfern and Messrs Tait and Urquart of Strathglass. Mr Greig married Miss Christina McIntosh in 1861, and came out to New Zealand in the ship "Sebastopol" in 1862. He obtained an engagement with Messrs Kennaway, Lee and Acton, of Opawa Station, Timaru and was afterwards with Mr Sheath of Birmingham. He has been a member of the Pleasant Point School Committee for a number of years, and is chairmen of the Cemetery Board and Library Committee. Mr Greig has a family of five sons and two daughters. One of the sons is in Queensland and one is in the Government service in Christchurch.


Obituary Notice

Published in the Timaru Herald on 28 November 1905

Mr Greig, who died on Saturday at his residence at Pleasant Point, was one of the oldest and most respected farmers in the district. He came out in 1861 and was at Pleasant Point for 40 years and at Albury for 2 years, and during his lengthy residence at the Point, he was actively engaged in the interests of the local public. He was chairman of the Cemetery Board for 15 years, a director of the Saleyards Company, a member of the Point School Committee and of the Point Caledonian Society, and he was chairman of the Albury School Committee. He left 5 sons and 2 daughters.


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