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John Jeffs
The Charlotte Jane

Original information:
John Jeffs migrated to Canterbury when he was four with his parents, Charles Jeffs, an agricultural labourer (1830-1902), and Mary (26), his siblings Richard (4), Albert (2) and Sarah (infant), and his relatives Benjamin Jeffs, an agricultural labourer (1826-1903) and Elizabeth (25).

Charles Jeffs bought land at Templeton; Benjamin was granted a wine and beer licence in Kaiapoi and built the Sneyds Arms hotel in the 1860s.

In 1900, Charles was in Templeton; Richard and Benjamin were in Rink Stables, Dunedin; and John Jeffs was in Southbrook.