Wellington Province


BURRIDGE, Samuel Vickers

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Mr. Samuel Vickers Burridge Manager of the Gear Company's Fellmongery Department, was born at Kaiapoi in 1861, and was apprenticed to the late J. W. Ellen, fellmonger, in his native place. Mr. Burridge afterwards worked for Messrs. Webster Bros. for three years, and for the Kaiapoi Woollen Company for two years, and for Messrs. Murgatroyd and Sons for three seasons. He afterwards joined the Wellington Woollen Company as classer and wool buyer, which position he held for four years. Mr. Burridge left the Woollen Company to enter the Gear Company's employ, becoming manager of the fellmongery department in 1888. During his residence in Petone the subject of this notice has taken a fair share in the management of the local governing bodies. He has occupied a seat at the Council Board of the Borough of Petone for five years, and is also a member of the Hutt Borough Council; he is a member of the Suburbs of Wellington Licensing Committee, and of the Dairy Regulations Committee, on behalf of the Petone Borough Council. Mr Burridge has shown interest in friendly societies, having become a member of the local Foresters' Court. As a farmer he has given attention to the breeding of Ayreshire cattle, and has been successful as a prize winner - at Wellington Show [1895] he took both championships, and in 1896 one championship and four first prizes. In 1885 Mr. Burridge was married to the fourth daughter of the late Mr. William Campbell, of Kaiapoi, and has one daughter.

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