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I G. H. SAXTON Mr G. H. Saxton, late of Robinson's Bay, Bay, Banks Peninsula, was born nt Darlpy 1 dale, Derbyshire, England, ard educated al Blneooat School, London.. He left school at fifteen years of age, and joined the Midland Railway Company, D«*rby, as a clerk. Be left for New Zealand in November, 1857, , landed in 1858 at Lytte ton, going to Akaroa and then started pit sawing in Le Bon'a Bay He was there five years, and then with his j partner, late Mr F. Williams,, went p|t ! tawing in Duvaucheile for the late Mr H. *" Piper for a time, Then they "bought land , from Mr Pavitt in Robinson's Bay, and started Baw milling by water power and Bteam. They oarried,on* this mill until the timber in the bay waa cut out, buying land up to 2000 acres all in Robinson's Buy. They -carried, on sheep farming for, a few -years J.wh,fen, they dissolved. partnership, Mr Saztoi]'buying out Mr Williams's sha\e. Be ~oatfit&;o!S£siiee"p larnrthfrfol'j-ii numßer of: years? „ Since then he has jived l -a retired life irf Masterton and Wellington."'Bis term on ,the Peninsula was forty two, years. He was highly respected by all who knew hiifa ; livinß.tp the good.pjdage 0f.78, years 4 dayje. &ffifa&ol!m SfebtSft w yeate'offi the Roi i Board and school committee, and was alsoja odronor, JP, and lay reader in Akaroa: He leaves a widow,' five Bons and three daugn< ters.; ",/-'' < V~- t i

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OBITUARY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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OBITUARY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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