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dose any one know the name of John Watt pig farm

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SON of GEORGE WATT OF ABERGELDIE CAMBRIGE NEW ZEALAND AND BROTHER OF CHARLIE WATT OF KINTOCHER CAMBRIGE NEW ZEALAND

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on 2012-11-17 19:36:55

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by ngairedith on 2012-11-17 19:42:53

hi MGWATT,

they are mentioned on the site Cambridge, Waikato Museum ...
... GEORGE WATT was born in Aberdeen, Scotland about 1844 and sailed to Lyttleton in the 'Blue Jacket' 1866.
He came to Cambridge (Waikato, NZ) about 1871 and took up farming. He enrolled as a trooper in the Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers in November 1872 and served until 1880.
He returned to Christchurch 1873 and married Elizabeth Clark McCandlish. They raised 11 children. Two of their daughters, Grace and Margaret, died after nursing throughout the flu epidemic in 1918.
George became involved with all aspects of the dairy industry even to the extent of operating a Dairy Factory from 1889 in conjunction with James Hally.
He was a first class cheese maker, and they killed about 5000 pigs annually for their Waikato Bacon Company.
The Dairy Factory was bought by the Cambridge Co-op Dairy Co Ltd in 1901 (now Fonterra).
George became an Elder of the Presbyterian Church in 1879, a member of the Cambridge Road Board and the Waikato Farmers' Club.
He died 10 May 1918 and Elizabeth 13 June 1931.
They are both buried at the Cambridge Cemetery, Hautapu
- there is a photo of George Watt here

by MGWATT on 2012-11-17 20:38:22

I have all this on my face book page what Cambridge museum cant tell me is the name of John Watt farm George had two son's that were in the first world war one being my grand dad Charles Watt who had the farm called Kintocher and John watt who had the pig farm I need the name of this farm Charles watt had the best dairy herd for seven year runing wining a cup for each of his children

by Chrysta on 2014-04-23 06:03:39

Hi, perhaps if you can find death notices it might mention Mr Watt late of...
PP has a photo of the three of them together plus other snippets if you want to browse. Takes a bit of time though.
Hope this helps

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