Lyttelton Times   -  1885  - February  -  Snippets


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Monday 2 February 1885
Bankruptcy - 001
COOMBRIDGE - John, contractor, Southbridge -- 

Death - 003
GASKIN - Mr, of Sandhills Farm,  -- buried yesterday ---


Tuesday 3 February 1885
Dunedin - 005  & 005a
CAMPBELL - Robert George, age 16, accidentally shot -- 

Timaru - 006
a man (name unkown) drowned and a boy age 2yrs drowned

Stoke - 007
KEARNS - Charles .Peter, oldest Oddfellow in NZ ----  died age 68

Inquest - 008
WHITE -  John Stafford, ---  at Wellington --


Wednesday 4 February 1885
For Sale - 010
Fairlie Creek Flour Mill -   recently erected --  at Failie Creek railway terminus ---

Bankruptcy - 012
McILROY - Joseph, hotelkeeper, Kaiapoi ---

Waikato -013
SYDE - body found  the engineer of steamer Rangiriri, who drowned 7wks ago ---


Thursday 5 February 1885
For Sale - 014
BAKER - Mr George,  a dairying business -- 

Waikari - 017
GOLDING - L.  for sale ----   a list of items ---


Friday 6 February 1885
Fatal Accident - 020
GARDINER - Mr G.G. a millowner ---   more ---

Inquest  - 021
KAY - Mrs Olive,  age about 45 --


Saturday 7 February 1885
Bankruptcy - 022
DARTNALL -  Edmund Ryland, a commission agent of Christchurch --
HAMILTON - Robert, stonemason, of Christchurch --- 
PATTERSON - Hugh, a labourer, of Sheffield --

Fatalities - 024
MARTIN - Harry, son of Albin, -- found dead ----
MURPHY - Alexander, ster-oar of the Wairoa whaleboat crew --drowned 27 Jan. -- body found 
SINCLAIR - boy,  drowned -- body found at Rangitoto Reef ----

Missing -  025
GREEN - Jeremiah, formerly of Nailsworth, -- South Australia ---  more ----


Monday 9 February 1885
Drowning - 026
COOPER - Samuel, son of William, a carpenter,  age 13 --  at St Clair ---

Bankruptcy - 028
MATTHEWS - Frederick William,  hotelkeeper of Irwell ----

Fatality - 029
PLANK - James Fowler, a cabinet maker --  an inquest will be held ---


Tuesday 10 February 1885
Land Transfers - 032
DALE - Mary,  21 acres part RS  1260  & 1289, Rangiora District  occ. by George Stackwood
MANHIRE - Daniel, 4 acres, part RS 154 Chch District, occ. by Alfred Cumming & Edith Lowry

Inquest - 033
PLANK - James Fowler, ---- more ---


Wednesday 11 February 1885
Inquest -  035
BUCKETT - John, a gum digger,  drowned in the Northern Wairoa River --

Kaikoura - 036
HARLETT - John sen.  house burnt down ---
GILL - John, head shepherd, Clarence run  fell  down a cliff -- recovery doubtful --

Bankruptcy - 037
SMITH - Norton Ransom,  a joiner of Christchurch ----


Thursday 12 February 1885
Bankruptcy - 039
CLARKE - George Taylor,  NZ Master Mariner, of Lyttelton ---


Friday 13 February 1885
Bankruptcy - 042
GRIMLEY - James, labourer, of Spreydon ---
MITCHELL - David,  hotelkeeper  of Southbridge --


Saturday 14 February 1885
Property for Sale - 045
GIBSON - Capt.   selling house and land in Exeter St, Lyttelton.


Monday 16 February 1885
Fatality - 047
BROWN - Ebenezer  fell off his train near Goodwood,   ---  died ----

Invercargill -  Boating drownings - 048
ROWLANDS - Tom F.  leaves a widow & 2 young children ---  &
DUN - George, age 20   & sister Mary age 13  &

Property for Sale - 049
SHARPE - G. H.  esq.   50 acres & house of 8 rooms  in St Martins, Opawa, --

Wellington - 050
URWIN - Alfred,  drowned in Wellington Harbour --  age 18 --

Bankruptcy - 051
WALKER - Arthur,  a draper of Christchurch ---


Tuesday 17 February 1885
Missing Friends - 052
COX - Joseph Wm,  late of St Andrews, Fifeshire, Scotland ----


Wednesday 18 February 1885
Inquest - 055
HARVEY - William John, of Peel Forest,  hus. of Alma, ----

Inquest - 056
SAGE - Helen,  found dead last Sunday -- age about 25, --

Bankruptcy - 057
Von SCHOENEBERG - Hermann,  cabinet maker, of Christchurch ---


Thursday 19 February 1885
Invercargill - 058
ROWLANDS & DUN -  bodies recovered  --- apart from the girls --

Bankruptcy - 059
TAYLOR - John,   of Christchurch --
TOPPING - Thomas,  of Sefton, -

Bankruptcy - 060
WADSWORTH - Isaac,  a plasterer, of Riccarton ---


Friday 20 February 1885
Broad Bay - 063
MARTIN - an old man,  accidenatally killed --


Saturday 21 February 1885
Inquest - 065
CARTER - Edward, killed by a fall from his horse last Thursday --  lots more ---

Invercargill - 066
ROWLANDS & DUN  funerals today --  more --

Funeral - 068
ORAM - Mr M.H.  -- funeral tomorrow ---

Fatality - Pokeno -  069
PRENDERGAST - Mary,  wife of Robert,  age about 60 ---  lots more --

Drowning - 070
ROBINS - Thomas, age 9yrs, drowned -- near Gore on Saturday --


Monday 23 February 1885
Fatility - 073
WHITE - Charles Frederick, age 11 yrs son of Mr White, grocer -- 


Tuesday 24 February 1885
Bankruptcy - 074
LAMBERT - Thomas Stoddart,   an architect of Christchurch ---
HENDERSON - John,  a compositor of Christchurch -- 
HENDERSON - James, ---
WALKER - Arthur  a draper of Christchurch

Inquest - 076
CASTLES - Anne,  --- 

Inquest - 077
PRENDERGAST - Mrs,  took place at Pokeno on Saturday -- 

Inquest - 078
WHITE - Charles Frederick,  ---  held yesterday -- 


Wednesday 25 February 1885
Dunedin - 083
GULLEN - a little boy age 9 son of John,  -- died ---
MITCHEL - Joseph, a miner,  killed in the Invincible mine -- 

Missing Friend -  087
HEPTINSTALL - Emily & Mary Jane, --- 


Thursday 26 February 1885
Bankruptcy - 088
DAY - Frederidick,  hotelkeeper, of Sumner -- 
DEAN - Edgar John, of Woolston --
WALKER - Arthur -- 

Invercargill - 090
DUN - Mary,  body found -- 


Friday 27 February 1885
University e xaminations -  long list of names --
email for a copy ---  093

Bankruptcy - 095
MITCHELL - David, a hotelkeeper of Southbridge ---

Fatalities - 096
NEILSON - inquest on body of man ----
URWIN - body of young Urwin  drowned 14 Feb. was recovered ----


Saturday 28 February 1885
Bankruptcy - 098
PATTERSON - Hugh,  a labourer, of Sheffield ---
DARTNALL - Edmund Ryland, -- commission agent of Christchurch --

Pupil Teachers Examination - 099
Long list of names,  email for a copy ---

Fatality - 102
ROBELLI - Tomaso,  died in the High St --

Funeral - 103
SANDERS - Commander Frederic De Veuille, was interred at Avonside Cemetery --  more ---

Beverley Evans
8 August 2016

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