James David Foote

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About James David Foote

Foote, James David, Sheep-farmer, Wilson's Bay, Pelorus Sound. Mr. Foote is the eldest son of the late Mr. R. B. Foote, and was born in February, 1852, at New Plymouth, Taranaki. As a lad he had, at the time of the Maori war, several experiences that nearly cost him his life with the Maoris, who were then encamped near New Plymouth; and once, when he had strayed some distance from home, he was hotly pursued, and did not regain the township for several days. Mr. Foote afterwards removed to Nelson, where he was educated, and brought up to sawmilling and farming; and at twentyone years of age he went with his parents to live at the Sounds. For about ten years he worked at local sawmills, and then took up his present farm. The property is situated on the shore of the sound opposite the tourist resort “Homewood,” and

Macey, photo. Mr. J. D. Foote.

Macey, photo. Mr. J. D. Foote.

consists of about 1000 acres of rough grazing land, which carries 1700 sheep. Mr. Foote married Miss Harvey, a daughter of an old settler in the Sounds, and has three sons and four daughters.

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James David Foote's Timeline

February 18, 1852
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
October 13, 1879
Age 27
Kenepuru Head, Marlborough District, Marlborough, New Zealand
December 19, 1880
Age 28
Pelorus Sound, New Zealand
October 19, 1881
Age 29
Pelorus Sound, New Zealand
August 2, 1885
Age 33
Pelorus Sound, Marlborough, New Zealand
June 19, 1887
Age 35
Kenepuru Head, Marlborough District, Marlborough, New Zealand
February 28, 1895
Age 43
January 14, 1900
Age 47
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
December 24, 1920
Age 68