Robert John KNOX
- Born: 1830, St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
- Marriage: Mary
- Died: 21 Mar 1902, Turakina, Rangiteki, New Zealand at age 72
Cyclopedia of New Zealand Volume 1 p1336
Mr Robert John Knox, Secretary and Valuator to the Lethbridge Town Board, was born in Edinburgh, and came to New Zealand in 1840, per ship "Martha Ridgway", being one of the old Port Nicholson settlers. Mr Knox remained in Wellington until 1846, when he went to Wanganui, residing there for about eighteen months, and subsequently returning for a short time to Wellington. He settled in Turakina in 1866, accepting the management of the Hon. W. B. Rhode's station. Mr Knox retained this position for about three years when he took up land in conjunction with the late Mr James Hogg, about five miles from Turakina. He was engaged in the farming line for about eighteen years, and after the dissolution of the firm he continued on his own account, purchasing an area of 320 acres in Turakina. In addition to the freehold Mr Knox has a lease of 749 acres. His farm carries about 900 sheep, and fifty head of cattle. Mr Knox was in March 1875 elected a member of the Town Board and many years ago was appointed secretary and treasurer to the Lethbridge Town Board, a position which he holds at the present time. For about eight years Mr Knox was chairman of the Turakina School Committee.
Robert married Mary. (Mary was born about 1832 and died on 7 Mar 1920 in Turakina, Rangiteki, New Zealand.)