John Henry Dalzell (1841 - 1924) MP

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Birthplace: Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: Died in Manawatu-wanganui, New Zealand
Cause of death: Blood Poisoning from arm infection
Occupation: Farmer
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About John Henry Dalzell

In 1861 John Dalzell emigrated to New Zealand and is thought to have worked on the Lyttelton tunnel. John later left for Gabriel’s Gully in the Otago gold diggings, and made enough money to “nominate” some other members of his family to the South Island. James Dalzell, a twin of John, arrived at Lyttelton in 1863. On this voyage also, was a James Dalziel from Scotland, his wife and three children, so no wonder there is confusion in later years! Shortly after James’ arrival, John Dalzell purchased land at Glasnevin, and by the end of 1865, James had also purchased in that same area. Being the stubborn old man that he was, when his arm became poisoned he refused to have it amputated and died as a consequence.

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John Henry Dalzell's Timeline

1841
September 14, 1841
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
1861
1861
Age 19
New Zealand
1877
February 18, 1877
Age 35
Christchurch, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand
March 20, 1877
Age 35
Presbyterian Manse, Christchurch
1878
November 24, 1878
Age 37
Canterbury, New Zealand
1884
September 18, 1884
Age 43
November 18, 1884
Age 43
Christchurch, New Zealand
1885
May 12, 1885
Age 43
1888
December 22, 1888
Age 47
Canterbury, New Zealand
1891
September 27, 1891
Age 50