george percy willis
my grate,grate,grate grandfather george percy willis and wife elizabeth arrived on the cressy at lyttelton horbour on friday december 27,1850.
george willis was born on april,18,1812, in whitchurch,buckham,george was the son of thomas and elizabeth (nee willet) willis.
george and elizabeth family frist went to akaro and then bought 50 acres at race course rd, upper riccarton, george sold 20 arces to brother john and wife chalotte, and help build cob cottage, witch know as choke bore lodge.
george and elizabeth built live in accommodation house in malvern area that were stopping place for cob and co coaces, including horse and jokey inn at church coner(destroyed in fire in 1887), springfield hotle,(known as willis,s sheffield hotle.
george was licensee for the horse and jokey,george and elizabeth had 10 kids five boys and five girls, elizabeth died in 1902, george died 12 yrs early and both burried in family plot waddinton...