Sadly he died, drowning in a river near Ica Station. Wairarapa. am searching for anything on him, especially how he came to be one armed. He died 1883. Have located the site he is buried at, next to get up there to see it. John was a shepherd. about 49 years old. Names of Hedgeland comes from Devon.
Any one recognise the name please, or is related, please get in touch, am helping a friend in OZ also a Gt. Grandson.. more hands make light work! Thank you.