John was born in Scotland.
He married Eliza Staff (born in Wellington in 1868) in 1890.
They had 3 daughters & six sons, one of whom died very young. He (Hugh) is the only family member buried at Tito Tiro Rd cemetery.
One son, Andrew, served in WW1. One son-in-law, Arthur Jenkins, died of wounds in Greece in WW2.
John was an accountant. He started in Wellington & returned to Wellington after a short stint in Levin between 1901 & 1905. It was during this time son Hugh died.