Mr. Charles Hesketh,
who sat for City Ward in the City Council from 1893 to 1900, was born at Manchester in 1842, and is the third son of the late Mr. Emanuel Hesketh, for many years a schoolmaster in Auckland. He was educated in Manchester, and served an apprenticeship to the soft goods trade in that city. He left his native land in 1859 and arrived with his parents in New Zealand in the same year. After a short time on a farm he joined Mr. Alfred Buckland, the well-known cattle auctioneer of Auckland, and remained in his service for twenty years. In conjunction with Mr. Alexander Aitken, he established his present business of grain
merchant and has been remarkably successful. A past master of the Remuera Lodge, Mr. Hesketh takes a great interest in Freemasonry. He saw active service during the first Taranaki war, and also went through the Waikato war, for which he was awarded the New Zealand medal. He is a thorough sportsman and takes an ardent part in all outdoor pastimes, cricket perhaps being his pet hobby. Ever keenly interested in local affairs, Mr. Hesketh has been a member on the Remuera school committee and highway board, and of the Auckland licensing bench as well as of the City Council. He is married and has three children.