John Watkin

Studio portrait of John Watkin. The Watkin family were one of the early settler families in Cardiff, South Taranaki. Watkin is wearing a three-piece dark-tone suit and is seated in an elaborate wicker chair. He has a full white beard. His right hand is resting on a table with a patterned cloth and vase of flowers and grasses on top of it. There is an elaborately carved pedestal to Watkin's left. The photograph is adhered to a cardboard mount.
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John Watkin and Betsy nee Makelin had several daughters and one son - Alfred Edward. A.E. moved to south of Auckland, and then later Whakatane area. A.E. married 3 times. He was a very successful breeder of Jersey cows - OK stud farm.

- Jules Millar posted 7 years ago.

John Watkin was married to Betsy Makelin. They migrated to Taranaki from Shropshire, UK. Parents to my great grandmother Clara Elizabeth Sheard, Clara was married to Albert Sheard. My grandmother was Florence Watkin FitzGerald (nee Sheard) born in Cardiff, Taranaki, 25/04/1901. Florence married John Garrett FitzGerald and operated the general store in Uruti, Taranaki. Their children; Patricia Florence, Pamela and Garrett FitzGerald.

- Gail FitzGerald posted 8 years ago.

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