Lyttelton Times   -  1885  - January  -  snippets

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Thursday 1 January 1885
Inquest - Invercargill - 002
JOHNSTONE - George Otto,   hanged himself ---

Land Transfers -  003
BASHFORD - William,  4 acres part RS  357  Christchurch District. ---
LEWIS- John, 10 acres 1 r. 9p.  part RS 1810, Oxford District.
OVEREND - James, 39perches, part RS 14 Town District Woolston --
STONE - Samuel,  jnr.  10 acres part RS 4280, Rangiora survey district.

Missing Friends - 004
MULLER - Emil Julius August, of Stettin (Germany)  -----

Ashburton - 005
SHURY - Mrs,  died suddenly -- wife of Manager of the Union Bank ----

Bankruptcy - 006
WOOD - Richard, of Lyttelton, shipowner, ship chandler. ----


Friday 2 January 1885

Bankruptcy - 008
BROWN - John Thompson,  timber merchant of Christchurch ---


Saturday 3 January 1885

Attempted suicide -  011
CONNELLY - John --  wife took out a protection order ----

Accidents & Fatalities - 012
PATTERSON -  injured at the races at Auckland -- not expected to recover ---
HARVEY - Sarah & Maggie, went in a boat in the river at Tolaga -- drowned --  &
FINDLAY -  age 2 son of brother in law -- 
HOPPINS - -- riding in a hack race at Masterton --  fell and kicked ---
PRICE - Mr, broke his leg at Hokitika --
ETHERIDGE - Mr & Mrs  driving to Ross --  had accident ---
MATHESON - William  &
INGRAM - Gordon,  2 warders,  ---  Dunedin ---

Farm for Sale - 014
LAMONT -  202 acres --   Doyleston Drain Rd  --- 

Dividend - 015
ROUSE - Alfred,  estate of -- 

Clearing Sale - 016
TANCRED - Grasslea farm, Broadfield,   3033 sheep,  cattle, horses  etc --- 

Bankruptcy - 017
FISHER & WALLACE - Turkish Baths proprieters ----

Farm for Sale -  018
WINCHESTER - Mr James,  lease of 50 acres  with house and outbuildings ------


Monday 5 January 1885

Fatalities  - 020
FISH - a man named Fish,  drowned in a creek at Dargaville  -- 
PATTERSON - injured at the Ellerslie races  has died --

Invercargill -  021
HARRINGTON - Annie,  ----  has recovered --  

Gisborne - 022
HARVEY - Maggie,  body been found 8 miles away -- Sarah not found yet --

Inquest - 023
WHITEHEAD - John William,   -- accidental death ---


Tuesday 6 January 1885

Bankruptcy - 025
GORDON - Davie, bulding surveyor, of Christchurch -----

Partnerships dissolved  - 026
HOLLAND & WETHEY - Samuel & Ernest H.   partnership expired -- 
WILKIN -  Robert Wilkin,  Walter James OLLIVER, James WILKIN, Edmund Blanchford COX

Inquest - 027
PATTERSON - killed at Ellerslie races,  no blame attached -- 


Wednesday 7 January 1885
Gisborne - 030
HARVEY - Sarah --- body found ---
STUBBS - Leonard, son of a chemist, --- drowned  --

Dunedin - 031
JONES - Enoch, a fireman onboard ---  killed --   leaves a wife and 6 children -- 

Partnership Notices - 032
Samuel Holland  & Ernest Wethey ---
Armson, Collins & Lloyd,  will be known as Armson, Collins & Harman -- 

Auckland - 033
SHEARS - James,  died at the hospital --- 

Bankruptcy - 034
WHITE - Thomas Loynes a builder of Christchurch ---


Thursday 8 January 1885

Akaroa - 036
BROOKES -  son of Sgt. brookes, age 4yrs --- missing ----

Bankruptcy -
CLIFFORD - William,  of Christchurch ---  037
DAVEY - Arthur John, Springfield,  contractor, - 038
HOWE - William,  hay and corn dealer, Christchurch - 040
WILSON - Cecil Robert,  shepherd of Swannanoa --- 043
WOOD - Richard,  ship chandler, Lyttelton -- 044

Inquest -  041
SHIERS - James,  -- accidental death ---

Drowning - 042
SMITH - George, drowned at pigeon Bay --- leaves a wife and 4 children.


Friday 9 January 1885
Bankruptcies - 045
COFFEY - Patrick & John,  farmers,  Ashburton ---


Saturday 10 January 1885
Wellington - 049
MATHERS - Capt.  age 37 -- leaves a widow & small family in Scotland -- 

Missing Friends - 050
GREEN - Jeremiah, of Nailsworth, -- South Australia -- --------


Monday 12 January 1885
Inquest -  052
MATHERS - Capt.  of the ship "Opawa"  ---

Presentation - 053
OLLIVIER - Walter,  paymaster & cashier for many years --  silver plate ---


Wednesday 14 January 1885
Inquests - 055
DENMAN -  Julius  -- 
JAMES -

Farm for sale -  056
HENSHALL & MADELEY -   225 acres,  on Bennetts Rd, Oxford --- 


Thursday 15 January 1885
Death -  058 & 059
MEDGE - Frederick, head waiter at the Empire Hotel


Friday 16 January 1885
Wellington -  061
DIVER - Dr.  died --   

Fatalities -  062
BONNER - William, a German, age 60 --  found dead --
FOREMAN - --- found  drowned --
 

Saturday 17 January 1885
Bankruptcies -
BENNETTS - Margaret Elliott Charlotte  & 064
TURTON - Agnes,   milliners & dressmakers
KOHN - S.  Dunedin,  silversmith & jeweller ---064

Bankruptcies -
BUTTON - Edward Mayhew,  painter of Christchurch -- 066
McDONALD - James, farmer of Hororata ----- 066
HODGKINSON - Alfred, labourer, of Amberley ---069
ROBERTSON - Robert, --  bootmaker of Christchurch -- 071

Fatality - 067
FRASER - Archibald,  of Dunedin --  had accident and has since died 

Property for Sale - 070
LEATHWICK - Mr H.  cnr Ferry & Mathesons rd ---  leaving colony ---

Fatality - 072
SAVAGE - --- died in Waikato River ---

Hotel for Sale - 073
WILLIS -  Willis Hotel, Sheffield,  on 2 acres -- 


Monday 19 January 1885
Napier inquest - 076
GRIFFITHS - Charles,  -- died --


Wednesday 21 January 1885
Fatality - 078
KING -   drowned on boat in Lyytelton Harbour ----

Bankruptcy - 079
NORRIS - Joseph Foxley, law stationer, Christchurch --
LLOYD - J.  a baker, ---

Wellington -
PANZADETTI -  an Austrian --- has died ---

Kumara -
QUIELE - Robert, age 14   was killed -----


Thursday 22 January 1885

Dunedin -
OBERY - Edward --- died --- age 50 --

Auckland -
OVERINGTON - Mrs  wife of blacksmith at Te Puke -- has died --

Pleasant Point -
ROGERSON - Mr ---   died ---


Friday 23 January 1885
Property for Sale -
ALDRIDGE - Mr P. retirung  --  shop, stock and land opp. Merivale School ---

Wellington Inquest -
PANZADETTI -  Matteo,    an Austrian ---  met death by fall of earth --


Saturday 24 January 1885
Missing Friends -
GREEN - Jeremaiah formerly of Nailsworth -- S. Australia ---
HATCHWELL - Capt. Robert  ---

Bankruptcy - 
OGILVIE - William,  contractor of Sydenham -- 

Inquest -
ROGERSON - James, farmer of Pleasant Point --
FRASER - Mrs James,  late of Sockboirne ---


Monday 26 January 1885
Bankruotcy -
BROWN - Joseph, of Little Akaloa, -- 
HODGKINSON - Alfred, labourer, of Amberley ---

Pukerua -
LLOYD - Henry,  body found  in tunnel ---


Tuesday 27 January 1885
Bankruptcy -
DALZELL - John, farmer of Waikari ---

Memorial  Window -
DONALD - Dr.   to be  in the Holy Trinity Church Lyttelton -- 

Auckland  Funeral -
HOLMES - died on Friday ---- lots more ---


Wednesday 28 January 1885
Bankruptcy -
MOORE - Adolphus, --  grain merchant , Christchurch --


Thursday 29 January 1885
Greymouth -
BECKER - Charles,  age 10 - 12yrs -- drowned --


Saturday 31 January 1885
Akaroa -
BROOKES - Sidney, age 4yrs -- missing ---  lots more ---

Beverley Evans
Christchurch NZ
30 July 2016