The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts]
Mr. John Grey Trevor
Mr. John Grey Trevor was Mayor of Blenheim in the year 1899. He was born at Wallsoken, Norfolk, England, and was a great grandson of Lord Hampdeu, and a nephew of the Bishop of Ripon. After receiving a preliminary education at King William's College, Isle of Man, where he was associated with Archdeacon Farrar. Deacon Williams, Crossley Ward, Hamilton Ward, and others whose names have become household words. Mr. Trevor went to the Moravian College at Neuwied. Prussia. He was also for one year at Heidelberg University. Mr. Trevor then returned to England, where he entered the Customs, and was engaged in the tea and East India department, at London, for five years. He subsequently came to New Zealand, and settled in Blenheim. Mr. Trevor was, for some years, a member of the Blenheim Borough Council, a member of the Blenheim Hospital Board, and a member and president of the Blenheim Bowling Club. He died on the 10th of August, 1903, aged sixty-seven years.