William Wilson McCARDLE (Snr)
William was born at Parton, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
He married Janet Martin (born at Langs, Ayershire, Scotland in 1846) in 1866.
They had 10 children, 8 boys & 2 girls. One son died in infancy.
William was a farmer, at Makoura, Pahiatua, Mangahao, Pirongia & finally at Walton.
He was the original purchaser of 3 sections in Levin in 1891. These sections, today, are 2, 4, 6, 8 Hereford St, Levin & 146, 148 Cambridge St, Levin.