Sons of George Whyte and Margaret Beaton , New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire , Scotland
George Whyte and wife Margaret Beaton came to Canterbury, New Zealand in 1863 on the " Lancashire Witch". They brought their son James born 1856 with them but not their son Alexander born 1854. The Whyte/White family have a long association with the New Aberdour area in Aberdeenshire.
George and Margaret farmed in the Cust area on Poynters Road.
When Margaret Whyte nee BEATON died in 1879, her death certificate shows both sons as being alive at this time. George married Hannah Cherry and they had a large family- one being Arthur Whyte who married EMMA ROGERS my grandparents.
While there is considerable knowledge in the family on the lives of the WHYTE children from the second marriage , there is almost no knowledge on either of the two sons from the first marriage.
It is believed that George's brother James Whyte later came to Canterbury, New Zealand and I would be interested to verify this fact.
After George's death on the 4th July, 1902 Hannah married a widower William Brown and they moved to the Straford area in Taranaki with some of the WHYTE children. The older WHYTE family members remained in the South Island.
I have considerable information on the family of George and Hannah WHYTE.