Wellington Province


UDY, Mr. William

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Mr. William Udy

Mr. William Udy, who has served as a councillor of the borough, is the third son of the late Mr. Hart Udy, and was born in Cornwall, England. Coming to the Colony with his parents, he worked with his father till reaching the age of twenty-four, when he married, taking over the homestead on his father leaving Matarawa for Greytown. For many years the subject of this notice engaged in sheep and dairy farming in the Wairarapa and at Otaki, where he was a member of the Highway Board. He occupied a seat on the Carterton-Taratahi Road Board, and is an ex-councillor of the Borough of Greytown. Some years ago he settled in Greytown on his farm, which is now managed by his sons. An enthusiast in dairying matters, Mr. Udy is a director of the New Zealand Farmers' Dairy Union and other companies. He assisted in forming the first dairy company in the Wairarapa. As a youth, Mr. Udy was a popular footballer and cricketer. In the Greytown Rifles in 1863 he held an ensign's commission, subsequently rising to lieutenant, and eventually becoming captain. He has taken a considerable share in public movements, and is still ready to render willing service. His family consists of eight daughters and three sons.

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