John H Paton was a blacksmith in Ashhurst and there was a Theodore Paton in Ashhurst ,are they related? Theodore (Tim) is my Uncle
John Paton was married to Isabella McGregor in Marton where John learnt his trade.
John and Isabella's daughter Mahalia McGregor Paton married Robert McKenzie. Their daught Isabel McKenzie is my Mother.
Tim Paton and Mona Bishop had two children June and Mervyn. June married Roy Lester and they had a Cordial Factory in Levin in the 1945 onwards. Merv looked after the family farm.
John and Isabella Paton are buried in the Ashhurst cemetery as is Theodore Paton and Mona Paton plus Mervyn Paton