John Sherwood migrated from England to New Zealand.
John was born in 1810 at Hull, Yorkshire, England.
John was a retired corporal of the 16th Queen's Lancers. He enlisted aged 20 in his home town and seven years later was ordered to India where he served for a further 17 years. He won four medals including medals for the Battle of Ghazni, Afghanistan 1839 and the Battle of Sobraon, India 1846. He resigned from service due to ill health.
John and his family left London on the 10 January 1856 on. He, his wife Kitty, and three eldest children, John, Rhoda and William arrived in Nelson on the 19 May 1856.
The passenger list stated:
Sherwood John (38yrs), Kitty (32), John (5), Rhoda (2), Kitty (under 1)
On arriving at Nelson, he joined the Police force in 1857 and remained in the force until 1874 when he became a messenger to the Supreme and Magistrates Courts. He resigned from this post after a stroke in 1882.
He passed away on 13 Nov 1887 aged 77 years old at his residence at Nile Street East, Nelson, New Zealand.