Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z.
David Whyte (born at Glasgow in 1837) came of a Huguenot family which found refuge in Perth (Scotland). From 1859 till 1862, and from 1864 till 1869, he was engaged upon railway and bridge construction work in India, and, from 1869 till 1885, he was in the wholesale tea business in Glasgow. In 1885 he bought the Abbotsford estate at Tiniroto. He died on 6 September, 1910.