John Deans – Riccarton, East Ayrshire, Scotland to Canterbury, New Zealand

Many thanks to Matthew Hennessey, Underground Overground Archaeology, Christchurch, New Zealand.

John Deans was born in Kirkstyle, Riccarton, East Ayrshire.

Messrs William and John Deans of Riccarton, Canterbury were the sons of Mr John Deans, Kirkstyle, Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland and were born at Kirkstyle. John on 24/05/1820 and William about 3 years earlier. They emigrated to New Zealand and became prominent farmers and businessmen.



Below – I would love one of these bricks for my collection. Ah well!

McSkimming (another Scot) purchased the Homebush Brick and Tile Company in 1924.




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