CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



UPPER HUTT:

MARTIN, Alexander Gordon

Page 844

Martin, Alexander Gordon, Farmer, Upper Hutt. For over fifty years Mr. Martin has been a settler in the district. Born in Kirkcuddbright, Scotland, in 1834, he arrived in Wellington per ship Cornwall in 1853, and took up his residence in the Valley when the country was without roads, being covered with dense bush. Mr. Martin was married to a daughter of the late Mr. James Brown in 1856, and has had twelve children, of whom eleven survive.



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