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Monday 1 February  1886 -
Patents  -  001
TURNER  - 
of New Brighton,  for a combination churn.
HALL  -  John,  of Auckland,  an improved rivet or bolt
TEUTENBERG  - Karl,  making receptacles for cartridges

Wellington  -  Fatal  accident  - 
KIRWIN  -
    Kirwin,  who received injuries by falling from the Hutt train on 22 January,  died in the Hospital last night.

Marriage  -  005
MAUNSELL  -  BEAUCHAMP    -Mr John Frederick Maunsell,  4th son of the Venerable Archdeacon Maunsell  was married at St Mary's Acton  on the 12th inst.
                             to Emma Louise,  the niece and adopted daughter of mr Henry H.Beauchamp,  of East Lodge, Acton,  -----

Letter of Naturalisation  - 
PETERSON  - 006
      A letter of naturalisation has been issued to Nils Peter Peterson,  of Lyttelton.

Christchurch  -  Divorce  - 
OVENDEN  - 002 (1 & 2)
    more -------

Lyttelton -  Obituary  - 
Dr CHAPMAN    - 003
    a sad death occurred at Lyttelton omn Saturday,  that of Dr Henry Hugh Chapman,  -- of Dampier's Bay ---------  as recently as last Monday
                                 Dr Chapman concluded the purchase of the business and premises of the late Dr Macdonald  --------   a longish column

Timaru  -  Death  - 
CAIN  - 004    
-- of Captain Cain,  one of Timaru's oldest settlers,  which occurred on Friday -----   aged 70.

Kaikoura  - 
MADDEN -  007
   ---  a man named William Madden  was killed  ---  by a kick from a horse.


Tuesday   2 February  1886
Bankruptcy  -  009
TOLAN & WHEELER  -   John Tolan  and Alfred Wheeler,   contractors

Dunedin  -  Drowned  - 
ROBERTSON  -  008
    William Robertson,  19 years of age  was drowned at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

Canterbury  -  Halswell  -  Inquest   -  
McCORMICK  - 010
   an inquest held yesterday afternoon ----on the body of the illegitimate child of a domestic servant  Maria McCormick, 
                            which died almost immediately after its birth. ----------------

Lyttelton  -  Funeral write up  - 
Dr CHAPMAN  -- 011
    a long column about the funeral.

Christchurch  - 
 WILSON -  012
    Wilfred Wilson,  a boy 9 years of age  -------    the child had been  adopted by a Mr J. PLUM,  the mother believed to be away in England 
                            ------   more.

Lyttelton  - 
DONALD,  MOTLEY,  ROUSE, MACDONALD, CHAPMAN   -
Within the last 3 years the deaths of 5 medical men residing in Lyttelton,  have been recorded
                         in these columns. Of these Drs Donald  and Motley  had ceased to practise and were both  well advanced in years;  but Drs Rouse,  Macdonald  and Chapman 
                                -  men in the prime of life -  were cut off in the middle of a useful career,  in one case by accident,  in the others by sudden and short illness.

Christchurch  -  Fire  - 
WRIGHT  -
   --- a woman named Mrs Wright, -----  the eldest girl about 8 years old was awakened by the place being on fire.  ------   fortunately Mrs Crewe, 
                            a neighbour  heard her cries ----  more


Wednesday  3 February  1886
Woodville  - 
CAMERON  -  013
     A prisoner  named John Cameron  alias BARLOW ----     an inquest will be held.

Destitute Children  - 
NOLAN  -  014
    Ella Nolan  aged 7 and half  and John Nolan  aged 2 and half  -----


Thursday  4 February  1886
Fatal Accidents  -  015
DOWLING  -  Henry  of Dunedin,  was killed by a fall of earth.
BAUFFE  and
DEMBER  -    suffocated by foul air ----
DONOLLY  -  Matthew,  aged 23  ------ died    an inquest will be held.

Divorce  -   
OVENDEN -  016
     ---------  more ---


Friday  5 February  1886
Rakaia  -  Inquest  -  
SHANNON  -  017
    --  the daughter of William Shannon  fell down the well  in the garden and was drowned.  An inquest will be held ----
                             mother was ill in bed ----  child aged 2 years 3mths


Monday 8 February  1886
Bankruptcy  -  018
ULRICH -  Charles Albert ---  

Patents  -  019
BAYLEY  -  Reginald  of New Plymouth,  draftsman,  invention for cement  and concrete.
McDONALD  -  George,  chief Officer of the ss Mahinapua  and
McLEAN  -  James ,engineer,   both of Dunedin, -------
CLARKE  -  William Samuel,  of Mt Eden,  plasterer,  ------
TEUTENBERG  -  on Mt Eden,  mechanical engineer,  -------

Deaths   -  020
TURNBULL  -  Mrs Turnbull and 2 young children  drowned  ------  bodies found near Whangarei 
HUXTABLE  -  Dr.   he leaves a wife and child ----
HOLLYMAN,  HORTON,  -----William Hollyman  and Horton  were buried beneath bricks -----

Accident  - 
COLLINS  -  021
  --  at Lyttelton,  a man named William Collins  fell between the ss Wakitipu  and the wharf ----  
                                pluck of one W. Steward  --- saved him ----

Inquest  - 
WHEELER  -  022
    An inquest  was held at Mr David Graham's Betshanger estate,  Rangiora ---  death of    Emma Wheeler  -----  lots more ----

Neglected children   - 
SHEA  -  023
  Edward Shea  and John Shea,  2 children  aged  8 and 6 years  ---  as neglected children,  --- children's mother was dead ---   
                        children  sent to Burnham  --------


Tuesday  9  February  1886
Death  - 
COOPER  -  025
   This morning a blacksmith named John Cooper,  residing at Opawa road  died suddenly ---


Wednesday  10 February  1886
Inquest  - 
COOPER  -  026
   an inquest on Mr John Cooper  was held ----   heart disease---

Deaths  -  027
GUION  -  Mr Stephen,  founder of famous Trans-Atlantic line of that name ----
BROOKS  -  Mr R.A.Brooks,  of Robert Brooks  & Co ,  director of NZ Trust & Loan Co.  Union Bank of Australia  and British and
                        Australian Trust and Loan Co.  age 50.


Friday  12 February  1886
Ohoka  -  Death  - 
COLLINS  -  028
   a farmer named William Collins ---- had been ailing for some time ----  daughter Isabella --- an inquest will be held ----


Saturday  13 February  1886
Wellington  - 029
HOGGER  -    during the voyage of the ship Opawa  from London  a boy named H.Hogger  fell from the cross jackyard  into the sea. ----
WATSON  -  Thomas,  aged 10  son of Thomas,  engineer  of the steamer Tui,  drowned in the harbour  ----  was fishing  ------

Dunedin  -  Accident  - 
PRINCE  -  030
   Walter Prince,  electrician,  was mounting a horse at Queenstown -----  animal bolted  ----  skull is fractured,  no hopes of his recovery.

Invercargill  -
GIBSON &  STUCK  -  031
---  went into the bush  near Riverton  to obtain saplings ---  saw a burning tree  the top part fell  striking both lads, 
                    Gibson  died instantly  while Stuck escaped with a broken leg ---- 

Funeral  - 
RICHARDS  -  031
   after  the funeral ---   a number of boys went to bathe in the lagoon  --- one named Joseph Richards  aged 12  ----drowned  one of his companions 
                    Nickless 
attempted to rescue  ----  


Monday 15 February  1886
Inquest  - 
GRAHAM  -  032
   at the inquest at Lyttelton  on the child James Leonard Graham,  a verdict of  death from natural causes ------


Wednesday  17 February  1886
Wellington  - 
FARIER  -  033
   a shepherd named Farier  fell  into a boiling spring  on Saturday night  ----  died  -----

Nelson  - 
SHARP  -  034
   a shocking fatal accident - Mrs John Sharp  was driving her carriage by herself  when the horse took fright and bolted  ------ 
                         was thrown into the centre of the street  and survived only a few minutes.


Thursday  18 February  1886
Presentation  -
 SMART  -  035
  ---   presenting Mr James Smart,  on the eve of his marriage,  with a handsome marble time-piece  with his name suitably inscribed.

Accidents  & Fatalities  -  036
KERR  -  at Kaiapoi  a boy named Ker,  aged 13  drowned in a water hole in the river  -----
LEE -  Mr H.  Lee,  of the Crown Hotel,  Temuka,  met with a nasty accident on Tuesday aft.  --- exercising a trotting horse ---  horse shied --- 

Inquest  - Nelson -  
SHARP  -  037
   -- on Mrs John Sharp, a verdict of accidental death  was returned.  The accident cast a gloom over the community.


Saturday  20  February  1886
Nelson  - 
DECK  -  038
   as the little steamer Elsie  was on her way from Motueka to Nelson,  Captain Johnson noticed a boat bottomed turned up and a man yelling
                         at the top of his voice.  ---  was Mr Deck of Motueka  ---   been there for 16 hours  -------

Inquest  - 
HOLLYMAN  - 038
   The inquest on Hollyman  the victim of the late Nile street bridge accident,  ----  adjourned until Monday.


Monday 22 February  1886
Presentation  - 
BACK  -  039
  -- presentation  to  Mr F. Back,  recent Traffic Manager of the Hurunui - Bluff  railway,  on the eve of his departure to Tasmania.  -----  lots more  -----

Presentation   - 
CLARKSON  -  040
  ----  bid farewell to Mr A.Clarkson  on his departure to Melbourne  ---  a gold locket set with diamonds  and suitably inscribed.  ---------


Tuesday 23 February  1886
Inquest  - 
PAYNE  -  041
  ---  at Lincoln swamp  ---  body of Jessie Payne  -- was drowned accidentally while bathing in the Kaituna River -----

Inquest  - 
BROWN  -  042
---  body of Martin Brown,  who fell from a stack at the Temuka linseed Company's works,  ----   accidental death.

Inquest  - 
HOLLYMAN  - 043
  The inquest on Hollyman  ------death resulted from the collapse of the Nile Street bridge  ----   lasted all day --- adjourned till Thursday.


Thursday  25 February  1886
Inquest  - 
MIDGELY  045 (1, 2 and 3)
  ----  death of Johnson Midgley, -------      2 and half columns long  ------

Inquest  - 
MIDGLEY  -  044
  The Coroner's jury -- returned a verdict    ----  he died from natural causes  -----

Inquest  -  Auckland  - 
WOOD  -  046
  -- on the body of Wood  who was killed at Cambridge ---  accidental death ---  deceased was a grandson of Colonel Haultain.


Saturday  27 February  1886
Bankruptcy  -  047
BURNLEY  -  William,  of Christchurch, 

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
21 March 2009

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