William MELTON (Snr)
William was born at Hertfordshire, England.
His first marriage was to Sophia Ellingham in c 1857. She was born at Watford, England. It is not known what happened to her.
He married Bridget Carrick/Carrigg (born at Limerick, Ireland in 1848) at Invercargill in Sep 1874. Bridget had emigrated to NZ in Apr 1874.
They had 5 sons & 5 daughters. The youngest died in infancy. Three others died quite young.
William was a tramlayer in Levin for most of his working life, from 1896.