Lawrence (Laurence) ARCUS
Lawrence was born in Lerwick, Shetlands.
He married Agnes Jamieson (also from the Shetlands) in London 1877.
He immigrated along with his wife, brother Peter (Snr) (see his profile) & parents, in the 1875 on the ship "Avalanche"..
he returned to England to get married and then they both came out again.
They had five children, born in Wellington, Masterton & Otaki.
In 1880, Lawrence was in Masterton, as a carpenter. By 1896 he was at Ohau, still as a carpenter.
He retired to Wellington around 1928.