Henry BEVAN (Snr)
Henry was born in Manakau.
He married Miriana Reone (born c 1863) in Otaki in 1882
They had 9 children, 4 girls & 5 boys.
Henry was an early settler in the Otaki area from the early 1880's until his death.
Most of the children continued to live & work in the Manakau & Otaki areas.
Three sons, Matthew, Samuel & Thomas served in WW1.
Henry also owned the section (& built one of the first shops in Levin) on the north corner of Queen St West & Oxford St from 1889 till he sold it to Basil Gardener in 1891.