CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
Davies, Richard, Settler, Bloomsbury Farm, Paraparaumu. Mr. Davies is a native of North Wales, having been
born in 1852. Educated at Timperley, near Manchester, he came to Wellington per ship `Halcione.' He was successively employed as a carpenter, builder, and farmer, and was afterwards a partner in the Hawera Sash and Door Factory for several years. In 1890 Mr. Davies purchased 328 acres at Paraparaumu. The whole of this property has been felled, and 600 sheep are depastured thereon. In local politics he is a member of the school committee. In February, 1876, Mr. Davies was married to
a daughter of Mr. Wootton, of Nelson, and has had twelve children, of whom three sons and four daughters survive.
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