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Wednesday 1 December 1869
Lyttelton -  001
SMYTH - John,  ------   lots more   continued from November 1869


Thursday 2  December 1869
Bankruptcies Properties For sale  -  003
PEARCE - W.C.  cottage and land in Lyttelton.
SINCLAIR - William,  land in Heathcote Valley.
HENWOOD - John,  1 acre at Kaiapoi,  with improvements.
SMITH - John,  farm at Selwyn.
GRIFFITHS - Evan,  land and cottage at Lyttelton.
PARKERSON - R.K.  improved land at Timuka.(spelt as in paper)
WESTON - W.  sundry properties in Akaroa district.
WRIGHT - H. land on North rd of Kowai.
ALPORT -  H.E. peoperty in Christchurch.
HILL -  Joseph,  trustee's interest in Avonhead property.


Friday 3 December 1869
Death -  007
PACKWOOD - son of Mr, of Kaiapoi, who met with an accident  near Oxford,  died on Thursday ---

Claim  - 007
OLIVER  - John Pascoe,  of Lyttelton,  storekeeper,   all persons having any claim against the above estate -------

Inquest -  008
Body found of a child in the river,  ----  adjourned till Friday ---


Saturday 4 December 1869

Inquest - 009
PACKWOOD - William,   ------  dragged by the tether of 2 ropes of 2 horses  -----    verdict accidental death.


Wednesday 8 December 1869
Bankruptcies -  013
WRIGHT - David,  meeting of creditors 15 December --
BOWDEN - William, application for discharge 13 january 1870
MOSS -  Henry,  --- bankruptcy be annulled --
BARNARD - William,  final examination  13 January
WEST - Henry Charles,  meeting of creditors  15 December ---

Supreme Court -  014
BARNARD -  William,  of Rangiora,  storekeeper,     application for discharge  13 January


Saturday 11 December 1869
Supreme Court -  022
WEST - Henry Charles,  of Christchurch,  a publican,   -----   adjudged bankrupt on 7 September last ----


Monday 13 December 1869
Inquest -  025
McKENZIE -  a child 15mths  son of Mrs McKenzie,  inquest held at Woodend Hotel ---  accidental drowning ---


Tuesday 14 December 1869
Deserting -  028
KENNEDY - William, from 18th Regiment, (Royal Irish)  and
SMITH -  James,  to have medical examinations

Bankruptcy -  029
WILSON,  Samuel,   a carrier and trader,  ---  lots more ---
HERON - Robert  & George,  adjourned

Bankruptcy -  030
BURTON  -  John  and
CARTER -  John,  well sinkers,    -----   granted final discharge  ----   lots more -----

Bankruptcy   031
BROOKER - George,   hotelkeeper,  of Royal Hotel, --  appeared in 1867  with his father who is since deceased  as prop. of Zetland Arms ---  lots more ----

Bankruptcy -  031  & 032  & 033
STIFFE -  Sydney Burrows,    commission agent ---    lots more ----
RIDDLE - Charles,  adjourned --

Bankrupt - 033 & 034
BRADLEY - Joseph,  William BLUNT  and William BRYANT  ------  more  -----
CATON -  John Henry --  adjourned ---

Bankruptcy -  035
NINNIS -  Egerton  adjourned to 13 January
GRIFFITHS - Evan,   ----
DOUGLAS - James Ferguson,  adjourned to 13 January
PEARCE - W.C. ---  labourer of Kaiapoi ----
HILL - Joseph ---   farmer of Avonhead  --   had a sheep station at the  Ashburton ----
BLACKMORE - Abraham, ----

Bankruptcy - 036
BLACKMORE - Abraham,     adjourned  ----  more  ---
SOLOMON - Joseph,  adjourned ---
SCOTT - Alfred,   a sawyer of Duvauchelles Bay,   -- final discharge granted.
GILKES - Robert,  a baker in Gloucester st,    --- final discharge granted.
DEMPSIE - John Currie,    a marriner,    lots  more -----

Bankruptcy -  037
PIPER - Henry,  adjourned to 13 January
SCOTT - John,   adjourned to 13 January
PARKERSON - Richard Knowles,  adjourned to 13 January
HERON - Alexander,  ----  more ---
GARDINER - Joseph,  a flax ropemaker,  adjourned to 13 January

Land For Sale   - 038
GRANT & BURRELL  -  Rangiora  -  100 acres of good freehold land  rural section No 3006. adjourning farms of Messrs Grant & Burrell


Thursday 16 December 1869

Supreme Court -  047
COX - William,  of Grassdale Station,  a labourer,    adjudged bankrupt on   14 December ---

Supreme Court -  048
DONALD - William,  of Addington,  butcher,   filed this day   unable to meet his creditors.

Fatality -  049
HAMILTON -  Edward,  gunsmith,  Colombo st,  ----  found on the beach at Sumner. ------


Saturday 18 December 1869

Desertion from regiment   - 052
KENNEDY - William,    deserted 18th regiment ---  surgeon reported as fit for military service ----

Bankruptcy - 053
RIDDLE -  Charles,    ---  final discharge granted.

Bankruptcy -  054
BLACKMORE -  Abraham,   Dunedin creditors ---   commenced as a publican about 4 years ago  ---  lots more ---
COX  and BABER -  to be taken off file estate wound up by private arrangement.


Monday 20 December 1869
Timaru -  056 & 057
BALFOUR -  the Marine Engineer and
SMALLWOOD -  Mr,  the teller of the Union Bank  were drowned ----     bodies still missing at sea ------lots more ----

Inquest -  059  & 060
HAMILTON - Edward, found on Thursday on beach at Sumner ---  lots more ---

Lyttelton - 061
DONNELLY - William,  deserted his wife and family   ---  discharged the accused ---
SMITH -  George, a seaman on board the ship Hydaspes  ------

Leithfield - 062
JONES - an accident,  broke his leg -- was taken to hospital ---


Tuesday  21 December 1869
To Let  -  063
CARRUTHERS - W.D.  to let for 1 years Annandale,  Avonside,   dining room, drawing room, 4 bedrooms ----  etc. ---


Supreme Court - 064
SIMPSON - George Charles,  of Christchurch,  boot and shoe warehouseman  ---   adjourned to 10 February ----


Wednesday  22 December 1869
Desertion -  066
ABBOTT -  George,  charged with deserting his 2 children --- placed them in Catholic Convent  3rd June   --- remanded to 23rd.

Supreme Court -  067
SPILLARD -  Andrew,  of Kaiapoi,  draper,   adjudged bankrupt on on 17th ---    adjourned to 3 January


Thursday 23 December 1869
Governer's Bay North School Prize List -  068
Class 1   -  1st -  Alfred VIGERS,  head of school,    2nd - Orton BRADLEY,  
Class 2 - 1st -  Mansfield BUCKLEY,   2nd - James GRAY
Junior Division -  Freeman POTTS,   James Gray, arthmetic;     John DYER, writing;
Special prize general Knowledge -  Mansfield BUCKLEY.
Recitation -  Joseph STILTON -
Boarders prize -  Joseph PARKINSON  

Fatal Boat Accident  at Timaru -  069
BALFOUR  &  SMALLWOOD,  were drowned by the upsetting of a boat  ----   very long column ----

Dunedin - Coach Accident  -  070
Passengers  - Mr PATERSON,    on the box outside, 4 young men and  a lady inside ----   lots more ---  drownings ---


Friday 24 December 1869
Convent School Christchurch  Prizes  -  073
French -  Mary LOUGHNAN        Music -   1st - Mary Loughnan,   2nd  - Margaret DONNELLY,  
Needlework -  1st Mary FITZGERALD,    2nd - Gertrude SHEATH       General good conduct -  Mary Ann HOLLY
Order and punctuality -  Catherine McINTOSH        Diligence - Agnes ORME
General Improvement -  Letitia BROWN
1st Class -  History & English  - 1st, Margaret HARRINGTON,   2nd - Mary A. WHELAN,   3rd -  Mary A. HOLLY,
                            Catherine McINTOSH,   Mary HARRINGTON.
2nd Class -  General proficiency -  1st - Gertrude SHEATH,  2nd - Emily CARRUTHERS
3rd Class -  English & History -  1st - Mary ROACH,    2nd Catherine DONNOLLY
4th Class -  Reading & spelling  -  1st - Martha DYNESS,     2nd - Julia HOWARD
5th Class -  Reading & writing -   1st -  Annie SMITH,   2nd - Ellen DUFFY


Monday 27  December 1869
The Late Mr BALFOUR -   076
trained in office of Messrs Stevenson, Edinburgh -- arrived NZ 6 years ago  appointed Marine Engineer to the Province of Otago


Friday  31 December 1869
Deserting form 18th Regiment -  079
SMITH - Thomas, arrested as a deserter ---  found unfit for military service -----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
19 December 2011