John was born in Ireland.
He married Mary Bingham (born in Ireland in c 1842) in Ireland in 1859.
They had four sons & two daughters, all born in Ireland. One daughter died young (13).
The family emigrated to NZ in 1887, arriving in Wellington. John was a chemist who had difficulty setting up in business in NZ.
The family moved back to Ireland, around 1900 (other than the married daughter) and then came back to NZ around 1908. One son was a doctor in Pukekohe, Takapuna & Rotorua. Two of the sons appear to have gone to Sth Africa shortly after returning to NZ. Another died quite young (33) in Wellington.