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1 May 1886
Dunedin - Divorce -
Courtenay - Obituary - FOSTER -
The people of Courtenay were saddened on the arrival of the remains of
the late Mr Frederick N. Foster from Little River this
morning. The sudden death of Mr Foster occurred ---- at
Ellesmere. ----- The deceased served for some years
in the Indian Navy --- proceeded to England and visited
Australia, finally coming to
Canterbury in 1871. In 1872 he was appointed master at the
Courtenay School --- for 14 years. ------ Mr
Foster leaves a wife ----- lots more
Monday 3 May 1886
Lyttelton - inquest - FLEURY -
an inquest into the death on board the Coptic
on Saturday, will be held --- Lyttelton at 4-30pm today.
Dunedin - Divorce
Wednesday 5 May
Dunedin - Death - ADAIR -
the man --- at Musselburgh yesterday has been
identified as Harry Adair, a single man, and an old
resident at Clinton.
Little Akaloa - Death - MAY -
on Saturday Mr W. B. Tosswill held an enquiry into the death of Mr
May's little girl at Little Akaloa. -------- about 8 years old.
Friday 7 May 1886
Blenheim - divorce -
Harry DOREEN v.
Elizabeth Doreen ------ more
Scholarships Examination - The Results -
a long list of names - email for a copy.
Saturday 8 May 1886
Napier - accident - PATTEN -
a serious buggy accident occurred yesterday to Mr E. Patten,
Collector of Customs and his wife. ---- Mrs Patten breaking
both her thighs and Mr Patten had his left leg broken.
Christchurch - Death - OSBORNE -
Alfred Osborne, the man who was injured -------- on April
12th died this morning at the Hospital.
Lyttelton - Death - REID -
There died at Lyttelton yesterday, aged 53 years, Alexander
Reid, for many years one of the pilot staff at Lyttelton
Heads. Reid came to Lyttelton as second mate of the barque
Miles, ---- of Bristol. He married in the Colony and
returned to England, and came out the following voyage with
Rose as mate of the Mermaid, in 1862, and settled in
Lyttelton. ------- he was one of the oldest
serving pilots in
the New Zealand service. Deceased was born at
Monday 10 May 1886
Dunedin - Sudden death - CAMPBELL -
Mr J. Campbell, Head Master of the State School at Clinton,
died suddenly last night.
Lyttelton - Funeral - REID -
the remains of the late Mr A. Reid, --- were interred in
the Church of England Cemetery yesterday afternoon. -----
fully 250 being present.
Wellington - Law Examination passes -
The following list of candidates who passed the law examinations in
March last -
James Allison Beattie,
Christchurch; Owen James
Hodge, Dunedin; John
Adam Anderson, Invercargill;
Percy Edward Baldwin,
Dunedin; Alfred Richard
George William Basely, Auckland;
Robert Corbett, Auckland;
Solomon J. Frost, Nelson;
Andrew T. Maginnity, Nelson;
Robert Gilkison, Dunedin; Alfred
Henderson, Auckland; Edmund
lee, Napier; Robert Ward
Frederick Pratt, Christchurch; Donald
Urquhart, Invercargill; George T.
Wood, Christchurch; Norwood Young,
Christchurch - Sudden death - STOUPE -
at about 20 minutes past 8 o'clock last night William J. Stoupe,
grocer, ----- died very suddenly. ----------
Christchurch - Heathcote Bridge - HAYWARD and
a very long column about an accident on the Ferry Road
bridge, Hayward was killed.
Tuesday 11 May 1886
Lambeth - Death - TOWNSEND -
Mr Robert Townsend, late of Akaroa, Canterbury,
NZ, died at Beaufoy Terrace, Lambeth on March 9th.
The death is also announced of Mrs McBAIN,
wife of Captain McBain of the s.s. Countess of Aberdeen, a lady
with many friends in Otago.
Blenheim - Divorce -
DOREEN and DIAMANTE --------- more
Christchurch - Inquest - STOUPE -
an inquest on the body of William J. Stoupe, ------ a long
Auckland - Death - SLOAN -
J. Sloan, chemist, at Wangarei, was found dead in his bed
Wednesday 12 May 1886
Constable Allen left for
Dunedin by express yesterday to catch the s.s. Wairapa
at the Bluff, and proceed to Melbourne to bring back W.H.MESSENGER
who has been apprehended there on a charge of deserting his wife and 6
Thursday 13 May 1886
Christchurch - Inquest - CUNNINGHAM -
at the inquest this afternoon on the body of Cornelius Cunningham
a long column about Elizabeth Clinker, a servant
employed at J. Anderson's boarding-house, Armagh Street.
Friday 14 May 1886
Springfield, Canterbury - Marriage write
up - SEAY
- BARR -
Great rejoicing took place at Springfield on the occasion of the
marriage of Miss Seay to James Barr jnr. The ceremony was
performed on Wednesday last at the residence of the bride's father
---- assembled in the schoolroom at
Annat. Miss Bowler presided
at the piano in the intervals of dancing -- and also Messrs Davies and Wilkinson entertained the
company with various musical selections. ---------
Christchurch - Fatal accident - McMANUS -
--- an accident happened at Messrs Lightband,
Allan and Co's tannery at Woolston. by which a man named
John McManus lost his life. ------ McManus was a single man,
about 30 years of
age, He came to Lytelton as a stowaway from the Cape in the
s.s. Rimutaka on her last trip. He has no relations in the Colony
and was a native of Scotland. -------- a long column
Christchurch - CLINKER
Elizabeth Clinker -----
Dunedin - Fire -
GILL - flour Mill -
M. Gill's flour mill at Milton, was totally destroyed by fire
last night. ------
Christchurch - Inquest - CUNNINGHAM -
at the inquest yesterday afternoon on the body of Cornelius Cunningham,
---- a verdict ------ was returned.
15 May 1886
Dunedin - Fatal accident - GILMOUR -
An escape of gas occurred yesterday evening in the house of Mr
W.T.Gilmour. Walker street, resulting in the death of his
father James Gilmour sen. ------
The deceased was about 80 years of age.
Monday 17 May 1886
Wellington - SHEATH -
A telegram was received from Otaki this morning stating that Mrs James
Sheath, wife of the Postmaster at Tauranga, was drowned in
the Otaki River yesterday.
Letters of Naturalization -
Lyttelton - accident - DAVIS -
an elderly man named James Davis, at work on the Ocean Steamer's
Wharf this morning, met with a serious accident ------ lots
Christchurch - Sydenham - DAVENPORT -
--- Mr W. H. Davenport, who formerly kept a grocer's shop in the
Triangle, and has been lately residing in Bowen street,
Sydenham, ----- about 64 years of age ---
daughter Miss Emily Davenport, --- a long
Christchurch - Inquest - HEATON -
the inquest on Samuel Heaton is to take place --at the
Heathcote Arms Hotel.
Christchurch - Funeral - McMANUS -
The funeral of John McManus, who was accidentally killed
------ took place yesterday afternoon in the Heathcote
Valley Cemetery -----
Sumner - fisherman - HEATON -
A fisherman named Samuel Heaton died suddenly on Saturday evensong in
his hut at Fisherman's Flat, Sumner. -----He was about 50
years of age, -----
and leaves a wife, who
is sick and 6 small children. the eldest 14 years of age.
Christchurch - inquest - McMANUS -
on Saturday afternoon ------ held an inquest on the body of
John McManus, ---- - verdict accidental death.
Auckland - ROBINSON
A married woman named Sarah Robinson has been found dead in bed at
Tuesday 18 May 1886
New Plymouth - Fire - BOSWELL -
An 8 roomed house in Gover Street, belonging to A. Boswell
was burnt down at 1-30am this morning. The family
Gisborne - Inquest - NEATE -
The man Neate (not O'Neill) died on Saturday from injuries
he had received. ------ more
Dunedin - Explosion
- IRWIN -
A report was current today that Mrs Irwin was dead, but it proved
untrue. She recovered consciousness but for a few minutes
and is still in a critical state. The enquiry is proceeding.
Christchurch - Inquest - HEATON -
An inquest on the body of Samuel Heaton, who died suddenly on
Saturday last, was held at the Ferry Bridge Hotel
----- a verdict of Natural causes was returned.
Auckland - Drowning - COOK -
Wellington - Died suddenly - RUTHERFORD -
Mr C. Rutherford, one of the earliest residents in
Carterton, died suddenly this morning from bronchial asthma.
Archibald Cook, aged 10 was drowned whilst playing --- at
Thursday 20 May
Blenheim - Fatal accident - SCOTT -
A young man named Thomas Scott met with a fatal accident whilst rabbit
poisoning at Mr A.P. SEYMOUR's
Tyntesfield Station yesterday. -------
Friday 21 May 1886
West Melton, Canterbury - Sudden
death - BAMFORD
A farmer named Jonathon Bamford, who resided by himself in a
house at West Melton, was found dead last night.
Saturday 22 May 1886
Dunedin - Arrival of the R.M.S. Kaikoura -
The RMS Kaikoura arrived at 8am, and the mails were
immediately transhipped to the boats in waiting. It was intended
to have landed the Wellington passengers, to allow the vessel to
proceed to Auckland direct ------ The
Kaikoura's passage from Plymouth, including detentions,
occupied 39 days, 18 hours, 26 minutes, her actual
steaming time being 393 days 1 hour, 12 minutes. She
has 178 passengers ---- A birth occurred on the
voyage, but no deaths.
Passengers for Lyttelton -
Saloon - Mr M.H. -yre, Misses
Hastings, Musgrove, Rev H.C.M. Watson.
Second cabin - Mr and Mrs Hilliard, Mr and Mrs
Tickell, Mrs Rowbottom, Misses Rowbottom (2),
Hanniford, Mr Howard, and 75 steerage.
Rangiora - Found dead in
bed - O'LOUGHLIN -
An elderly farmer named Andrew O'Loughlin, a long and much
respected resident of Moeraki, was found dead in his bed this
------- He was a widower with 10 or 11 children, the oldest
about 16 years.
Lyttelton - accident - REID -
A boy named Frederick Reid, aged 10 years of Dampier's Bay,
Lyttelton ----- the injuries are serious
Sudden death elderly farmer, Andrew
Coughlin of Moeraki found dead in
his bed. He was a widower and leaves 10 or 11 children oldest 16 yrs.
Monday 24 May 1886
Moeraki - Inquest - O'LOUGHLIN -
an inquest on the body of Andrew O'Loughlin, who died suddenly at
Moeraki on Friday night, was held ----- more
Tuesday 25 May 1886
Wellington - Fatal death - YOUNG -
H.D.Young who was accidentally shot at Day's Bay on Sunday while
practising with a revolver, died last night.
Letter of Naturalization -
LOWENSTERN - a letter of naturalization
has been issued in favour of Isaac Lowenstern, clerk,
Christchurch - Fire - CALVERT -
about 10 o'clock last evening ------ Selwyn
street South in the Spreydon district, --- 5 roomed cottage
owned and occupied by Mr W. Calvert, plasterer,
who at the time was
absent with all members of his family attending a tea meeting.
Wednesday 26 May 1886
North Canterbury - Waiau - Fire -
Lyndon Station - McFARLANE
-- a fire broke out in the Lyndon station stable at Waiau. Mr A.
McFarlane and most of the
men were on their way to Waiau at the time. Mr D.D.
McFarlane being away on
the rabbit fencing committee. The stable was totally destroyed.
----- considerable sympathy is felt for the Messrs McFarlane, who
are young men just making a start in life.
Saturday 29 May 1886
Banks Peninsula - Okain's Bay - HARRIS -
a serious accident happened ---- on May 19th by which
Mr Harris had his leg broken --------
Dunedin - Inquest - FINCH -
the inquest on the blasting accident was concluded today --- Mrs Finch
came to her death by a stone ----- more
Dunedin - Funeral write -up - IRWIN -
--- late Mrs Irwin --to the Southern Cemetery yesterday
afternoon ------ more
Monday 31 May 1886
Christchurch - Death - McGREGOR -
an elderly woman named McGregor died suddenly last night. She was
found lying in the street and expired shortly after removal.
Christchurch - McMAHON
a child 4mths old named Catherine McMahon, daughter of John
McMahon, carpenter, East belt, died suddenly
yesterday. --- an inquest will be held. The other children
in the family had
been ailing from measles, and the little one deceased was taken
ill and died in a short time.
Kaiapoi - accident - MOORE -
A very severe accident occurred at Kaiapoi on Saturday afternoon
to Miss Moore, daughter of the Mayor . -----
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