Macdonald Dictionary Record: Samuel Simpson Rodgers

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Samuel Simpson Rodgers. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: ,, a P. R. 311 a Rodgers , Samuel Simpson (1837. was born in Leicester shire Eng. and came out to Canty in Joseph Fletcher arriving 24.10.56 He worked as a shep herd in the Hunters Hills and then took up caring. He bought a bullock team which he worked between Waimate , The Hook and the back country or a time he also worked his tam bot eun Oar arne and the Cardrona gold diggings . He settled at Makikihi and bought a farm and did con trait work . He left for Eng. in 1900 Acland says he drove the first sheep to graze the Hunters Hilson fom North Canty . They were 18 mon hs on the road and were shor before they reacted the Rakaia marr. '60 e dau. of Divid Lindon of Auck. She d. y + left 6 sons 3 daus. note the above diving story is almost exactly repeated in the dary of W.l. Teschemaker. Cyclop N.Z 11 : Acland; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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