John Grigg (astronomer)
John Grigg (4 June 1838 – 20 June 1920) was a New Zealand astronomer.
He was born in London and married Emma Mitchell in 1858. In 1863 they emigrated to New Zealand and settled in Auckland, however Emma died in 1867. Grigg then moved to the town of Thames. During this time he was seller of musical instruments, piano tuner, music teacher and conductor.
He married his second wife Sarah Allaway in 1871 but she died in 1874. He later married his third wife, Jane Henderson, in 1887. In all, he had six sons and three daughters by his three wives.
Wayne Orchiston, John Grigg, and the genesis of cometary astronomy in New Zealand, JBAA 103 (1993), 67