Villers, William, 1808-1862

Carpenter and landowner. He arrived in Wellington in 1840 with his wife and two small children. His first wife Mary Jean née Lutton, died and he later married Robina Agnes McKain on 15 July 1847 in Wellington. The Villers and McKain families went to Hawke's Bay in 1850, settling at what was then known as The Spit and is now Westshore. They traded with Maori and later, as more settlers arrived, kept an accommodation house. Villers purchased 11,500 acres of land 12 miles north of Napier in the Esk Valley in 1855 (now part of Hedgeley station). See `Early stations of Hawke's Bay' by Miriam Macgregor, 1970.

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