Ivor was born at Monmouthshire, Wales.
Ivor travelled to NZ with his brother Robert, arriving in Jan 1863 on the "Caingoram".
He married Mary Howe (born at Wellington in 1843) at Wellington in 1866.
They had six sons & five daughters. One son died in infancy.
Ivor held freehold land in Wellington from 1871. In 1880 he was a carter then became a storeman. He moved to Levin (Weraroa area) around 1899 as a farmer.
He, along with two sons-in-laws, (Thomas Poad & William Wilson) signed the 1905 Levin township petition.
A daughter-in-law, Catherine James (nee Smith) owned a property in Town Block 1, Section 6.