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James Knight working in the Potting Shed.

James in potting shed

Trevor wrote "... Attached please find pics of my Great Grandfather born in East Dean on 26 Oct 1853. James worked in a Coal Pit from age 11 in Westbury S about 1864, He lived in St Whites about 1866, later working as a Nurseryman. He married Sarah Goodman 17 April 1875 in Westbury S. They emigrated to New Zealand in 1877 on the Rangitiki, and after a small variety of work, James ended up as a Gardener at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens where he stayed for 37 years".

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