Thomas Errol GROOBY 165
- Born: 21 Sep 1862, Pangatotara, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand 165
- Marriage: Margaret McLEAN on 24 Apr 1893 in Registry Office, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand 165
- Died: 22 Jan 1931, Orinoco, Nelson, New Zealand at age 68 165
- Buried: Waiwhero, Motueka, New Zealand 165
He was known as Orinoco Tom or Thomas Grooby Quartus.
Thomas and Margaret lived and farmed at the top end of Lloyds Valley at Orinoco. Jack Canton described Tom as a little man and remembered the three children being referred to as wings and legs.
They had a few sheep and a few cows and a pig, a few fowls and a smallhouse, and although it was very seldom anyone went up to see them, the house was kept spotless. (CANTON 1984)
Thomas married Margaret McLEAN, daughter of Archibald McLEAN and Betsy West DUNCAN, on 24 Apr 1893 in Registry Office, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand.165 (Margaret McLEAN was born on 15 May 1866 in Riwaka, Nelson, New Zealand,165 died on 14 May 1943 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand 165 and was buried in Waiwhero, Motueka, New Zealand.)
Russell Marshall has marriage as 1883?