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Wednesday  2 December  1868
Bankruptcy  -  003
DODD  -  Henry,  cab driver,  Christchurch, was to be held  -- today,  meeting called for Wednesday next --------

Law Notices  -  004
SCOTT  -  David,  for an order of adjudication  and meeting of creditors ----
FLINT  -  George,  deceased,  probate  to father  as sole executor.


Friday 4 December  1868
Inquest  -  BEATTIE  -   006
held at Miners' Arms,  Coal Track ----  J. Beattie, a farmer, residing at the Courtenay Township -- found dead in the river bed  where his trap
had evidently capsized ------   witnesses    were    -  
Simon McRae  -  I keep the Miners' Arms Hotel ---   
George Robinson  - I live on the Coal Track  was going across the river bed yesterday when I saw the wheels of the trap ------
Constable Joseph Judge  -  
Courtney Nedwill -    medical practioner  -----
------      verdict   accidental death.

Inquest  MONCRIEFF  -  007
held at the Heathcote Arms Hotel ----   Thomas Moncrieff  been found drowned on the mud flat at the mouth of the Avon.-----   witnesses  -
John Morris  -  deceased was my mate  I was fishing with him  -----
Charles Walker -   I went with last witness  to help search for him ------
verdict  -   death from drowning


Thursday 10 December  1868
Meeting of Creditors -  010
HILL  -  Thomas,  vetinary surgeon,    was to have been held yesterday,  adjourned for 7 days
DODD  -  Henry,  South Town Belt,  cab driver,    -------

Bankruptcy -  011
GLASSON  -  John Vinage,  of Timaru,  hotelkeeper  ------
ROBSON  -  Thomas William,  Lyttelton,  marriner,  -------


Monday 14 December  1868
Meeting of Creditors  -  012
McKENZIE  -  Robert --
WORTH -  Charles Frederick  -------
SCOTT  -  David ---

Law Notices  -  013
CLEMENT  -  Meshach  ---
McKELLOW  -  Wm Henry ---
DODD  -  Henry ---
LEACH -  Christopher   (deceased) ----  leave to issue probate
HASTIE  - John  (deceased) ----  leave to issue probate to Samuel James Henry  as an executor --
HOPPE  -  Joseph ---  
RENNIE  v. DOUGLAS  ------


Tuesday  15 December  1868
Supreme Court  -  014
LEACH  -  Christopher,  deceased  -----  stood over to Friday next
HASTIE  -  John  deceased  ---  order made
CLEMENT - Meshach  -----  applied for an order of adjudication  and meeting of creditors ------
McKELLOW  -  William Henry      debtor confined to his bed through illness ---   take place 23 December  ----
DODD  -  Henry,  fixing date for discharge ----  last examination  for 4th February  ------
HOPPE  -  Joseph,  debtor,  and replant in County Court, Melbourne  -----   
RENNIE v DOUGLASS  ------  judgement by default


Thursday  17 December  1868
Fire at Oxford  -  YOUNGMAN  -  016
on Tuesday  ---  the house of Mr E.B.Youngman  was discovered to be on fire.  No one being in the house at the time  ------  in less than
10 min the roof fell in -- a subscription list has been opened and numerously signed to recompense Mr Youngman for his loss.

Refusal of Duty  -  018
GORSEY  -  Joseph
STAUNTON  -  Henry
BROWN -  George
GRUNDY  -  Francis
APPLEBY  -  John
LESLIE  -  John
Seamen on board the ship King of Italy  were charged  ---  Captain Croll stated the men had signed on at Callao ---   men said ship not seaworthy
-----    lots more   -----


Saturday 19 December  1868
Fatal Accident  -  020
BARNARD 
-    a youth  named William Barnard,  aged 14  son of Mr Barnard  of the Hurunui  was sent out to catch a horse  -------   


Monday  21 December  1868
Law Notices  -  tomorrow  -  021
McGREGOR  -  Hugh ---   meeting of creditors
WORTH  -  Charles Frederick  ---   final examination  and discharge --
McKENZIE  -  Robert,   ---   final examination  and discharge --
COX  -  Samuel,  deceased,  leave to issue probate to widow.
CLEMENT  -  Meshach,  appointment of trustee and supervisor ----
McKELLOW  -  William Henry,  for proof of claims  ------


Saturday  22 December  1868
Fatal Accident  -  022
on Friday afternoon  3 shepherds  employed by Mr McLean,  South Rakaia,  mustering sheep on the island  prior to shearing ---   William Carson 
slipped from his horse  which had swerved going through quicksand  and was drowned.  left a wife  and family ---    not such a fresh in the Rakaia
for 3 years ----  body not yet recovered.

Supreme Court  -  023
WORTH  -  Charles Frederick --   final order and discharge fixed for 4 February -----
McKENZIE -  Robert  -   similar order was made
WOODFORD  -  James,  meeting of creditors to take place 2 January.
COX  -  Samuel,  deceased,  order for grant of probate  to the widow  of the deceased.


Monday 28 December  1868
Fatalaties  -  026   -      2 fatal accidents are reported to have occurred at Bryan's ferry, near the gorge of the river Selwyn.
McFARLANE  -  Malcolm  attempted to ford it  on horseback on Christmas Day  but was carried away by the stream  and not been seen since ---
DOBBIE  -  William,  on the following morning  one of the ferrymen,  to cross a mob of sheep   also drowned  -- no bodies have been found yet.

Desertion  -  027
BROWN
  -    G.W.Brown was charged with deserting his wife and family,  left her about 3 mths ago  ------  dismissed the case -------


Tuesday  29 December  1868
Inquest  -  029
PERCIVAL  -  John Henry,  infant, aged about 7 or 8mths.  ------      son of an unmarried female  ---   died from natural causes -------

Fatal Accident  - 
McCORMACK
  - 030
Mr W. McCormack  of Sumner, --- was returning on horseback from Christchurch ----  horse bolted  ----  thrown by horse ----   died instantaneously.


Wednesday  30  December  1868
Inquest  -  HACKETT  -  031
Maria Hackett,  aged 20  ----   witnesses  -
Ellen Catherine Drummond  ----  worked in house next to where deceased lived  --------
Rose Wood  -   wife of Thomas Wood,  reside in house next door,  she had been living at Mr yates house for 15mths.  
Thomas Yates  -  a shoemaker ,  ---  lived with me as housekeeper ----   long  testimony ----
Thomas Wallace  -  chemist  and druggist  in the Triangle ----
J.D.Frankish  M.D.  -    ----------
a very long  column  -    case adjourned ----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
13 September  2009

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