William Thomas CLAPHAM
William was born in London, England.
He married Martha Milner (born in Durham, England in 1843) at Fitzroy, Victoria Australia in 1867.
They had nine children all born & lived in Australia. Three died in Infancy & one at age 2.
It is not known when William & Martha came to NZ. We do know that he was a Minister of the Church of Christ.
In the 1905 electoral rolls he is shown as a minister in Wanganui.
However they must have come to Levin to live as they owned a property in Queen St in 1906.
William died & was buried in Levin, His widow returned to Australia to be with her children.