The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Mr. William John Willmet Philson
Mr. William John Willmet Philson, who represents the Chamber of Commerce on the Auckland Harbour Board, is the third son of the late Dr. Philson. Mr. Philson was born in Auckland in 1854; and was educated at the Church of England Grammar School under the Rev. Dr. Kinder. On leaving school he entered the office of Messrs Must and Co., merchants, of Auckland, and some years later, that of Mr. H. B. Morton, general merchant, with whom he remained for about eleven years. He left this firm in 1883 on receiving his present appointment as manager of the Colonial Sugar Refining Co., Ltd., when it began operations in Auckland. Mr. Philson has been for six years on the Cathedral parish vestry, and was for a number of years on the committee of management of the St. Stephen's Native School, Parnell. He married a daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Hargreaves, and has three sons and three daughters.