CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1906
Nelson, Marlborough and Westland
THOMPSON, John, Farmer and Carter, Foxhill. Mr. Thompson has for many years driven to and from Motupiko, and is a well-known and trusty carrier. He was born in Essex, England, in 1850, and came to Auckland with his parents in the ship Bank of England, in 1856. Shortly afterwards the family removed to Taranaki, where four years were spent, and then they decided to make Nelson their home. Since 1876, Mr. Thompson has resided at Foxhill, where he has a farm. For twenty-five successive years he has been a member of the local school committee, and has also filled the position of secretary. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Order of Oddfellows. He married a daughter of Mr. James Knapp, of Spring Grove, and has a family of two sons and four daughters.