William Lewis JENNESS
William was born at Lower Hutt.
He married Beatrice Alexander (born at Wellington in 1881) at Lower Hutt in 1904.
They had three daughters & one son. Two of the daughters died in infancy.
William started out as a watchmaker in Nelson. He returned to Petone around 1905.
He ran a watchmaking & jewellery business in both Petone & Wellington.
In 1910 he purchased the busineess of L A Bowen in Queen St Levin, installing a manager. He then sold the business to the manager in 1911.