James Jacob ESSON
James was born in Picton.
He married Jane Orr, (born at Wellington in 1870) at Wellington in 1892.
They had one daughter.
James was a senior public servant. Secretary to the Treasury, Ass. Public Service Commissioner, 1st Chair of the NZ Govt, Railways Bd & many others.He started out his working life as a telegraphist.
He was also Asst, Quartermaster to the NZEF in WW1 & after Gallipoli was appointed Colonel Commandant of the NZEF in Egypt.