- Born: 1842, Worsley, Manchester, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Mary TONGE on 19 Dec 1863 in Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
- Died: 4 Jul 1920, Ashridge Rd, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand at age 78
- Buried: Park Island Cemetery, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Cause of his death was Heart Failure.
Peter owned freehold land in Ponsonby Auckland in 1882. Lot 70-71 of 18 Section
8 . 1 acre Valued at 250.00 pounds. His occupation was Engineer.
They lived in Napier from about 1899 in Emerson St then shifted to 8 Station st then Ashridge Rd Napier where he finally died. He married Mary Tonge in Eccles Lancashire England . Peter came to N.Z on the boat Countess of Kintore leaving London arriving in Auckland on 22 August 1873. He came by himself and rest of family followed 6 months later on the Loch Awe which arrived in Auckland on June 22nd 1874.
Death notice , Daily Telegraph , Monday 5 July 1920: DERBYSHIRE , at Ashridge Rd, Napier South , on July 4th 1920 Peter beloved husband of Mary Derbyshire , in his 78th Year. Private interment.
Buried Park Island Cemetery 6 July 1920. Lot 1379A Block 36
Peter married Mary TONGE, daughter of Charles TONGE and Mary Ann VALLENTINE, on 19 Dec 1863 in Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England. (Mary TONGE was born on 2 Jan 1842 in Winton, Lancashire, England, died on 28 Aug 1930 in Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and was buried in Park Island Cemetery, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.) The cause of her death was Senile decay, aortic disease and finally heart failure.