Sebright Kershaw AMBLER
Sebright was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
He married Jane Prain (born in Waitaki) in 1888 in Oamaru.
They had six children, three of whom were born in Levin.
One son, Kershaw served in WW1, and was wounded twice in 1916 & 1918.
Three sons-in-law also served in WW1. Norman Horrobin, Arthur Thompson (wounded three times) & Philip Doyle, who died of his wounds in 1916 in Belgium.
Sebright is shown as starting as a wheelwright by 1890 in Hilderthorpe in the Waitaki. By 1896 he is in Levin as a wheelwright & then in Shannon as a coachbuilder.
In 1895 he was arrested (& later discharged) in Levin for deserting his wife & family in Oamaru. In 1910, 1911 & 1913 he was charged with non payment of maintenance, receiving one month in prison each time.