Thomas Francis GIBSON
Thomas was born at Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.
He married Mary Ann/e Croft (also born at Knaresborough in 1841) in 1864.
They had 3 sons & two daughters.
The family emigrated to NZ arriving on Christmas Day 1880 at Wellington. As there were children on board with measles all the parents were quarantined on Soames Island in Wellington harbour.
The family moved to Moutoa where Thomas was a settler. He as appointed Foxton Town Clerk and was in this position up till he died. A coronor's court found that he had committed suicide.