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Monday 1 March  1896
Gisborne  -  LAKER  -  001
Mr Laker,  3rd officer  -------   died at midnight ------

Westport  -  EMANUEL  - 002
A young girl named Laura Emanuel was drowned on Saturday afternoon,  when bathing in the Buller river.  -------

Dunedin  -  BARRETT  -  003
A recent arrival  named Bruce Barrett   died   -----    more ----

Bankruptcy  -  004
DUNPHY  -  Patrick,  late Waikari,  now Amberley -----

Death  -  SCOTT  -  005   page 3
A woman named Mrs Scott,  wife of a labourer living at 98 Salisbury street,  died yesterday under unusual circumstances ----- a young girl,  daughter of the deceased  by a former husband  states  on 16? February  Scott came home  ---  quarelled with his wife ----   Friday 19 Feb.  the doctor was called
----  lots more  ----


Tuesday  2 March  1886
Bankruptcy  -    007
WILSON  -  Twentyman,  hotelkeeper  ---   

Inquest  -  HAMPTON  -  009
at Ashburton  on the infant dau. of Mr William Hampton, Lauriston.  died on Saturday morning after a short illness. ----

Patents  -  008   page 3
POND  -  James Alexander  of Auckland    -------
TEUTENBERG  -  of Auckland,  mechanical engineer -----
HARBUTT  -  Thomas Jefcoate, of Auckland,  corn-broom manufacturer  ------
CLARKE  -  William Samuel,  of Auckland,  plasterer ----
GREENSHIELDS  - Walter,  of Auckland
DOUGLAS  -  Archibald,  -----
KELLY  -  Thomas  of Auckland,  plasterer. ---


Wednesday  3 March  1886
New Plymouth  -  Death  at sea  -   KAYE  -  011
About 6am  when the Hawea was about 20 miles from this port,  a man named Kaye  --- drowned ----  being conveyed to Wellington,  his sister and brother-in-law  recently arrived from England  to take him Home on the Arawa -------   more  -----

Bankruptcy  - 012
COUPLAND  -  Percy,  of Linwood,  a labourer ------

Drowning  -  Stanmore Brige -  Christchurch  -  013 &  013a      page 2  & 3
rumoured a child had been drowned in the river near Stanmore bridge  ------  several persons endeavoured to recover the body -------

Drowning  -  Stanmore Bridge  -  014    page 3
---  went to Binsland this morning  to enquire about the supposed case of drowning  ------  more  -----


Thursday  4 March  1886
Accident  -  McCLENNAGHAN  -  015
an accident ---  to a farmer Mr McClennaghan  of Killinchy  ---   driving a load of grain to Doyleston station  -----

Conclusion of Inquest  -  SCOTT  -  016
Mrs Mary Scott  who died on Sunday  ---   Emma SMALL,  widow,  lives next door ----  James Pullan  in Scott's house on the night -----  Miss Phipps,  deceaseds daughter ----  Fanny Smart  next door neighbour ----

Nelson  -  SNODGRASS  -  017
Three lads,  2 brothers named Snodgrass  went bathing in the Matai river  ----    deceased George Snodgrass  was 12 years of age  won a Provincial
scholarship at Christmas  -------


Saturday   6 March  1886
Inquest  -  McMILLAN  -  018
to be held tomorrow at Southbridge -- Mrs McMillan,  died in childbirth  on 25 February  ---   since the internment certain statements have been made
  ---  resulted in an inquest being ordered.

Inquest  -  McMILLAN  -  022  &  022a
The inquest on Mary McMillan,  who died soon after confinement  ----  body has been exhumed  -----  Mrs Edwards  the nurse who was present at the
confinement ----   confined morning of Sunday 21 February  was attended by Mrs Edwards  who is advanced in years and very deaf,  ----     
died 25 February ----

Wellington  - Drowned  -  SCHULTZE  -  023
the body of a man named E. Schultze who has been missing from the ss Kiwi  since Saturday  was found floating in the harbour ---

Presentation  -  Sefton  -  RALPH  -  025
--  farewell Mr E.W.Ralph,  who for 6 years has had charge of Mr Vaughan's office  -----  Mr M. Robertson,  on behalf of subscribers presented Mr Ralph
with marble timepiece  ----  Rev Tout,  and Messrs Barclay, W. Hunter,   and H.W. Hammond,  referred to the loss from  the district  --------


Monday 8  March  1886
Deaths  -  026
SCHULTZE  -  E.  who has been missing ---    was found floating in the Wellington  harbour -----
DOUGLAS  -  Hugh,  a porter,  fell off the Queen's wharf  last night  and was drowned.

In Memoriam  -  DIGBY  -  027
Frederick Henry Digby,  brilliant sporting journalist -----  secretary of the Canterbury Jockey club  ----   died on Saturday morning ----      age 45 ----

Death  -  FREE  -  028
An old lady named Eliza Free,  aged 70  wife of Thomas Free  dropped dead at her res.  London street,  Richmond ---   an inquest will be held today.


Wednesday  10 March  1886
Deserted Children  -  NOLAN  -  031
Etta Nolan,  aged 8  and John Nolan  aged 3  were again brought before the court  charged  with being deserted children.  -----  sent to St Mary's
Catholic Industrial School  till they reach age 15.

Deaths  -  032
SEALEY -  Dr,  an old settler, of Nelson  died ------   prominent member of the Masonic body ------
BROWN -  John,  another old nelson settler of 40 years  died -------
McCRAE  -  Alexander,  a fisherman,  was found in the harbour at Dunedin -----   


Thursday  11 March  1886
Inquest   -   MUMBY  -  - 033
Mrs Mumby   ----  death took place in Dr Alexander's surgery,  had gone to have some teeth extracted ---  

Bankruptcy - 034
TEAGUE -  J.D.  in the bankrupt estate of J.D.Teague,  an auction sale of paperhanging will be held at 1pm tomorrow ------


Friday  12 March  1886
Probates  -  036
WILLIAMS  -  John Colin Campbell  ----
BOON  -  Ambrose ---
HALKETT  -  Peter A. ----
COTTRELL  -  Fanny ---
MUNRO  -  William  ---
LEWIS  - Edward ---
COOPER   - John  ---
JACKSON  -  Charles  ---
McDONALD  -  George ---
SQUIRES  -  John  ---
HARRIS  -  William Chambers ---


MESSENGER  v  Messenger  -  037
Application by Mrs W.H.Messenger  for an order compelling W.J.Messenger  to contribute to the support of 6 children of  whom he is the grandfather, 
and who has been deserted by her husband and left destitute  ------  more  -----


Saturday  13 March  1886
Accidents  and Fatalities   -  040
ANDERSON  -  John  of Mauku,  Auckland,  died from injuries received while bush-felling.
WATKINS - GEAR - STITT  -  scaffolding fell  at Freeman's Bay  all injured ---
MORRIS  -  Bandmaster's wife died suddenly ----  post mortem  ordered.


Monday  15 March  1886
Deaths  -  041
WATSON  -  a Maori  known as "Old Watson"  was found drowned in Havelock Harbour ---   took an active part in the Wairau massacre  17 June 1843.
RYNING  -  Sygoart, a Norwegian  a gold miner fell  over a high face ---     ------  an inquest will be held tomorrow.
TOBIN  -  Mary  aged 14  was drowned while attempting to cross the Arrow River  on a plank.

Deaths  -  042  page 3
MORRIS  -  Mrs,  wife of Bandmaster Morris  ----  death from natural causes,  held no inquest.
PARATA  -  Miranda  mystery solved  -   body reported missing  been identified as missing Native Parata  

Obituary    -  NEILL  - 043
-- an old settler  and digger  one of the pioneers of the Otago goldfields  ------  was followed by a large concourse of mourners  to the Addington Cemetery. 
Mr George Neill  had lived a somewhat adventerous life.  A native of County Cavan.  Ireland,  came to Victoria in the "Great Britain"  ----  after participating
in the Snowy river rush,  he went to Otago in the ship "Blue Jacket"   --- worked on diggings in Otago and Westland  ----   finally settled in Lyttelton.  9 years
ago suffered a paralytic stroke  ---   lived with his son  Mr John Neill  at the Caledonian Hotel  where he died on Friday morning  aged 69 years.  --------

Application  for Patents  -  044
WILLIAMS - Charles of Auckland  ------
CARROLL  -  William   and
BROWNLIE  -  James  of Tapanui,  Otago  -----
CUNNINGHAM  -  David  of Dunedin,  blacksmith ----  
HEMENT  -  Thomas Charles,  of Christchurch,  plumber    -----
FRIEND  -  John Edward  of Auckland,  engineer,  ----
HUME  -  James Aitchison,  of Auckland ---  
SERVICE  -  William,  cardboard box manufacturer.  -----


Tuesday  16 March  1886
Dunedin  -  HAWORTH  -  045
A cablegram  has been received notifying  the death in Melbourne  of Robert Haworth,  of Dunedin,  the well-known mining speculator.


Wednesday  17 March  1886
Dunedin  -  Death  -  PRICE  -  046
Mr C.E.Price,  an old resident of Queenstown,  died of heart disease  while tending horses.

Tai - Tapu  -  SHEEHAN  -  048
Mrs Sheehan,  wife of John Sheehan,  farmer,  -----   accident -----

Deaths  -  049
PRATTLEY  -  boy aged 7  son of Mr Eli Prattley,  died -----   more  ----
STEWART  -  John Campbell,   recently arrived settler,  died  -------  at Pleasant Point ------   


Thursday  18 March  1886
Death  -  052
OLLERENSHAW  -  Benjamin,  age 65,  lessee  of the Caversham quarry,  was killed by a slip -------

Methven  -  McNEIL -  053
John McNeil,  the man -----  at Messrs McCafferty McKendry's farm  ----  died ---  an inquest will be held --


Friday 19 March  1886
Bankruptcy  -  054
BYRNE  -  W.J.  of Christchurch ----  

Death - Lyttelton  - JONES     -  055
John  Jones ---  on board the ss Aorangi  ----- went to Engl;and  and came out last steamer voyage  working his passage --  has 2 or 3 children in the Burnham Industrial School  --- absent from his ship for a week  ---- -  inquest will be held.

Death  -  Napier  -  CHEE  -  055
Ah Chee,  a Chinaman  who was discharged from Hospital  on Tuesday  -----  

Neglecting to support  -  LINDON  -  056
Martha Lindon,  complained that D. Johnston  had refused to to contribute towards the support of her child ----   more  -------


Saturday  20 March  1886
Lyttelton  - Inquest  -  JONES  -  059
-----  John Jones   ---  on board the ss Aorangi yesterday morning ----  William Thomson said he was storeman of the Aorangi. he had kmown deceased
since 9 November last -- had family trouble in Wellington ---   Anthony Harris said he was an ordinary seaman on board ----  Charles Gregory   last saw
deceased night of 17 February ---    Patrick McCormack,  police constable stationed at Lyttelton ---    


Monday  22 March  1886
Dunedin  -  CARRICK  -  061
Jessie Carrick,  age 17,  dropped down dead in Stuart street on Saturday night.

Application  for Patents  -  062
CORRICK  -  Henry,  bootmaker of Christchurch.--------
ROBB  -  John,  blacksmith,  threshing machine proprietor ----  and
MADDOCK  -  Richard   both of Doyleston ---
CLEGG  -  James,  of Auckland  perambulator manufacturer ----
KELLY -  Andrew  of Auckland  engineer ----
BASTEN  -  Walter edward,  coachbuilder  of Auckland ----  

Deserting Children  -  063
SIMMS  -  Elizabeth Alice Simms, has been arrested in Dunedin  ---  deserting her 4 children  on 9 April  1885  --------

Death  -  DEMPSEY  -  064
-- death of an infant through collisionof 2 vehicles,  took place on Lincoln road ----  Mrs Dempsey,  wife of Patrick Dempsey  --------  was driving towards
 town in a spring cart with her 2 children --------  a man named MIRCHOFF,  driving out towards Halswell Hotel in a spring cart,   ----   lots more ------ 
an inquest will be held --


Tuesday  23 March  1886
Probates  -  067
SAUNDERS  -  Isaac  ---
MERTON  -  Charles --
VIRTUE  -  Mary ---
NALLY  -  John  -- letters of administration

Inquest  -  DEMPSEY  -  068  page 3
Inquest at Halswell -- manslaughter against Mehlopt  -----  

Farewell  -  DANKS  -  069
A meeting of Sunday School teachers of Wesley Church  -----  to say goodbye to Miss Danks,  eldest daughter of Mr Thomas Danks of this city  who is
about to proceed to Melbourne  -------  Mr J. Sherries --  presented Miss Danks with a beautiful albumn  ---------

Inquest at Halswell  -  DEMPSEY  -  070  1& 2  page 4
---  death of child Martin John Dempsey  aged 10mths ----  the other child 2 years ----   
------a very long snippet     --------------


Wednesday  24 March 1886
Bankruptcy  -  071
GRETT  -  Jacob,  of Lincoln,  a baker ---


Thursday  25 March  1886
Bankruptcy  -  074
BEVINS  -  Thomas,  of Kaituna,  ----

Fatal Fire  -  Wakari  -  TRUMAN  -  075
Fire at Mr Truman's house at Waikari -- is a bootmaker ---  thought he had the family out,  relaised a son was still in there, -----    went back in and never
came out ----  Truman's body has been recovered --- fire started under the house ------  family of 6,   father aged between  40 and 45 years.
-----  longish column ----

Lost Overboard  -  KIRKLAND  -  076   page 3
an apprentice named Richard Albert Kirkland  was lost overboard during the voyage of the barque Trevelyan.  details will be found in our shipping column  page 2

Rangiora  -  LARKIN  -  077
---  John Larkin,  working with Judson's threshing machine at Woodend,  slipped ----   left foot crushed ---  amputated  ----  doing as well as can be expected.

MURPHY  v  MURPHY  -  078  1 & 2
John Murphy, jun. was proceeded against by his wife  Margaret Murphy  who applied for an order protecting her earnings and giving her support and custody
of her child  -----    said she was 19 years old,  child  16mths old ---- at present with her mother -----  married 3 years ---   lots more  -----


Friday 26 March  1886
Inquest  -   Fatal Fire  -  TRUMAN  -  080
-----   father lost his life in brave attempt to save his child --   Richard Truman  and Frederick Truman  were accidently burnt to death   -----

Divorce  -  081
EBERLING  -  petition for judical separation  -----

Solicitor -  082 &  083
DONNELLY  -  Mr Michael Donnelly  was this morning admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court. ------   matriculated student of the Otago University  ------

Probates  -  084
DIGGLE -  Nathaniel  --- granted to Henry Halliwell  and William Deater,  executors
WALMSLEY  -  T.  ----
WHITE  -   letters of administration  granted to W.H.White  and Ed.  White ---


Saturday  27 March  1886
The Late Mr Richard TRUMAN  -  086
who met with his death -------was much respected in Oddfellows' circles of the Northern District.  provincial Grand Master  of the Ashley district -- 
at time of death  acting as N.G. of the Loyal Waikari Lodge  --- interred at Waikari Cemetery  today  -----

Death  -  HORNBY  -  087
The Kaiapoi Fire Brigade have sustained a severe loss ---  death of one of their oldest and most respected members  Mr Elijah Hornby  ---  died on
Wednesday last  -------    lots more ----



Monday  29 March  1886
Naturalisation  -  089
SCHULZ  -  August,  blacksmith,  Addington.

Patents  -  090
ASHTON  -  John,  of Ashburton,  gardener ----  improved water spreader
DANKS  -  Thomas  of Christchurch  ----  unbreakable wrought iron pump
POSTLETHWAITE  -  of Geraldine,  farmer,   a hedge cutter
WARBURTON  -  James  -  of Lakeside,  for an improved plane
CHAPMAN  -  E.A.,  Grampians,  for a wire strainer
GRAHAM -  Robert  of Wellington   improvements in pistons for steam engines.
HEBDEN  -  Frank,  of Christchurch   insulators for telegraphic and telephonic purposes
McKAY  -  Daniel  of Rangiora,   improved milk strainer
REEVES  -  of Waikari  improved brake
CANNING  -  F.S.  of Gore,  joiner's bench jaw
RAILEY  -  Isaac  of Auckland  a new amalgamator  for metals.


Tuesday  30 March  1886
Bankruptcy  -  092
FORD  -  William,  of Christchurch  ,   clerk,  

Death  -  MULLIN  -  093
Mr John Mullin,  well-known licensee of the Red Lion Hotel  at Rangiora,  died  this morning a fter a long illness.

Inquest  -  PARKE  -  094
Christina Parke  aged 17  died suddenly on Thursday last ------   more  -----

Deaths  -  095
ASKEW  -  Mrs  of Newmarket, Auckland  died ---   
BERNARD  -  Walter,   disappeared at mouth of Totara river,  Ross,  horse returned home riderless --- body found - inquest to be held
McQUEEN  -  Alexander,   -------


Wednesday  31 March  1886
Death  -  SMITH  -  097
Died on Wednesday last  at the Hospital ---  an old identity  of the coursing world,  Edward Smith better known as "Old Harry" ---  was for some time
trainer to Mr Boyd Thomson  -----  deceased aged 64  ---- more ----

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
19 April  2009

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