Lyttelton Times    -    August  1893

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Tuesday 1 August 1893
Bankruptcy -  003
JAMESON - George William,  farmer,  Leithfield,  --- lots more ---

Obituary -  004 & 005
OLLIVIER - John,  an early Canterbury settler,  b. England 1811,  age 81 now,  came here in ship "John Taylor" in 1853 --   leaves 6 sons,  2 daughters,
                     one widow of Mr R.P.Crosbie,   --- Heathcote Cemetery ---

Obituary -  006
SPROTT -  William Kinloch,   age 29,  a promising artist, ---  b. 14 October 1864 at Dunedin,  son of late Andrew,  solicitor,  ---   a lot more -----


Wednesday 2 August 1893
Auction -  008
BIRCH - H.P.  (leaving for England)  selling,  really first-class household furniture ----

Bankruptcy -  009
BROOKS -  Thomas,  Christchurch,  hotelkeeper,  ---  more ----

Accidents  &  Fatalities -  010
GRANGER -  Jacob,  a settler,  found dead on the road near Tophouse,  ----
MURPHY - Cornelius,  from Cheviot,  was road-making large stone rolled  -- broke his leg --
PATTERSON -  Grace,  age 12mths,  died suddenly ---  had measles ---

Valedictory -  012
JONES - George,  prop. of Oamaru Mail,  about to go to England ---  

Auctions -  013
ODELL - Mr G. at German Bay,   his milch cows,  dairy utensils,  horses,  pigs  etc. ---


Thursday 3 August 1893
Inquest  - 014
ALEXANDER - Cyril,  age 12mths,  son of Mr Thomas Alexander,  died suddenly ---

Accident - 016
COX -  Arthur,  auctioneer, Geraldine,   driving from Temuka to Geraldine  ---  horse plunged --   serious ---

Fatalities -  017
JOBB -  on 15 July drowned in Waimata River, Gisborne --
RICKETTS - William,  found dead on road-side --  Auckland --

Auction Clearing Sale -019
JENNINGS - Mr Clifford,  Ellis Flat,   Ashley,  ----- 210 merinos --  farm equipment,  all household furniture etc ---

Accidents -  020
CREW - a workman,  hurt by a falling stone --
MURPHY - Cornelius,  working at Cheviot, suffered a broken leg is doing fine

Funeral -  021
OLLIVIER - John,  will leave his res. today at 2-30pm for the Heathcote Cemetery -- the Mayor has closed the Council offices for the afternoon ---

Inquest  -  022
PATTERSON - Grace,  age 12mths,  died suddenly ---   had measles -- 


Friday 4 August 1893
Funeral Service -  025
GABRIEL - Rev. Mother ---  only relative in Colony Very Rev. L.M.Ginaty S.M.

Funeral Service -  026 027
OLLIVIER -  John,    50 carriages --  at least 250 people --  members of family,  Mrs Crosbie, Miss Ollivier,  Mr & Mrs A. Morton Ollivier and family,
                  Mr & Mrs Walter M. Ollivier,   Mr & Mrs Spooner and Miss M. Crosbie. ---  very long column ----


Saturday 5 August  029
Auction -  029
CHATFIELD - Mr W.G.   giving up dairying at Barry's Bay,  --- 40 cows,  -----  more ----  

Desertion -  030
FRASER - John,  at Timaru --  deserted his wife and infant child on 5 January --- 

Hotel & Farm  - Auction -  032
HUTCHINGS -  deceased,  Wheatsheaf Hotel,  3miles from Prebbleton and 3 miles from Templeton  --  hotel has 15 rooms,    4 roomed cottage  31 acres of land ----

Land Board - 033
MASON  - Jane,  lot 3 -- Lake Ellesmere Reserve --
BEERE - William Hay,  sections 36400  to 36405
FRASER - John -- deferred --
SADLER - Henry,  lot 23 reserve 1263 village settlement
HOBBS - George, lot 884 village settlement
BRADBURY - J.W. lot 2  reserve 1261
SUMPTER - James, lot 12  reserve 191  
BURKE - Michael as administrator of estate  to John Manchester ---
MONKLEY - George   to  D.Hall ---
PATTERSON - James  to John Patterson
TAYLOR - Joseph,  permitted to capitalise ---
FOX - Mr Ambrose,   allowed to lease  in Stour Village settlement ----
DOUDS -  James & Eliza  occupation licenses 7 * 8  Stoneyhurst ---

Auction - 034
MADDRELL -  deceased --  quarter acre section Waltham rd,   4 roomed house ---  


Monday 7 August 1893
Massey Harris  cultivator Trial  -  037
CROWE -  F. farm  at  Oxford West, 
RUDDOCK - at  Southbridge --
PAGE -  H. farm, at  Broadfields
PREBBLE - J.W.  at Prebbleton.
GEBBIE -  W.  at Mount Pleasant farm, Southbridge.

Auction -  037a
CROWE - Mr,  (giving up housekeeping)  at 6 Chester st,    sell  all furniture ---- 

Accidents &  Fatalities -  041a
HENDERSON - W.T.  a carter, age 29  ---   inquest at Auckland --- 
McTAIGUE -  lad age 11   kicked by a horse ---   fractured a bone ---
McINTYRE - Grace,  age 12mths  died   from measles ---
FALLOON -  M.    -- fractured elbow.
SMITH -  John,  died from heart disease  ---  more  ---

Death - 045
THOMAS - Edward,  died suddenly  on Friday night ---  

Obituary -  046
WILLIAMS - John,  receiver of Land revenue for last 5yrd, died on Sat. morn.  age 59 --  came on "Randolph"   age 16,
                      leaves a widow and 5 children ---  funeral today at Barbadoes st Cemetery.


Tuesday 8 August 1893

Obituary -  048
COX - Arthur Gladstone,  3rd son of Mr Alfred Cox,   met with a trap acc. on Wed. and died  --- ---   born South Canterbury, near Timaru ---

Wedding at Wanganui -  049
FANTHAM - RICHARDSON - Mr A.A.Fantahm, jnr.  of Hawera, --  m. Miss Martha, 3rd dau. of late Mr J.Richardson, of Wanganui.
                 ----   more ----

Accidents & Fatalities -  050
SMITH - Miss Annie,  of the nursing staff, Auckland,  died  -- 
JOPP -  Mr A.A.  a sheep farmer at Waimata  drowned 18 July ---  body found ----
BROWN - Mr S. of Hansen st, Wellington ---  gas explosion ----
SHEEHY - Ellen,  age 40 died suddenly --- working as a servant ---- Christchurch --
BIRD -   inf. son of Mr Thomas Bird, of Pleasant Point,  died -----

Auction -  052
HUTCHINGS -  deceased -- Wheatsheaf  Hotel, 3 miles from  Leeston & Prebbleton ---  15 rooms,  --- more ---

Land Transfer Notices - 053
Church Property Trustees -  5 acres,  Halswell district ----
ROPER - Edward William,  1 rood Lot 29 Sumner,  occ. by W.Hogg  also 2 roods Linwood,
                    occ. by Thomas Roskruge & Arthur William Winter.
BAILEY - Samuel, 1 rood, Rolleston district --  occ. by Edmund M.Blake,
HAMILTON - John,  1 rood 26 perches,  Christchurch,  occ. by applicant.
CHIDGEY - Arthur,  2 roods 9 perches,  Christchurch,  occ. by applicant.
GALPIN - Edwin,  66 acres,  Southbridge --  occ. by applicant.
PORTER - John,  20 perches,  section 79, Akaroa --  occ. by J.Vangioni ---
VANGIONI -  Joseph,  20 perches,  section 78, Akaroa,  occ. by applicant.
CUFF - Albert  &
GRAHAM - Frank,  15 and half perches,  part sections 903 & 905,  Christchurch,  occ. by R. Kent and applicants.
DUFFY - Thomas,  1 rood, section 268, Christchurch,  occ. by Mrs Fraser.

Auction -  054
MADDRELL -  deceased ---   1/4 acre, Waltham rd ---  4 roomed house ---

Obituary -  056
MARTIN -  Mr P. died on Sunday -- arr. in Melbourne in the Ballarat diggings,  came to NZ middle 50's --   was a builder ---
                 born Aberdeenshire 1839  --  founder of Caledonian Society  

Funeral -  057
WILLIAMS -  John,  receiver of land revenue ---   took place at Barbadoes st Cemetery --- more ---


Wednesday 9 August 1893
Inquest - 059
COX -  Arthur Gladstone,   died Monday  --  accidental death ---

Auction -  060
RANDALL -   and
MUSGRAVE - dissolution of partnership ---  560 acres at Dunsandel --- 7 roomed house 

Fatalities -  061
ANDERSON - John, a stoker, age 40 married with 11 children dropped dead  ------ Dunedin --
MILLER - James,  and a boy named Harry Raines, were milking cows, when a tree fell on them killing the man, the boy and 2 cows --  Wellington.
MILLER -  James, formerly of Timaru,  and Harry age  7yrs ---

Obituary -  063
OLDFIELD -  Mrs Harriet.  almost the last Lyttelton resident who arrived by 1st 4 ships   died on Monday --  widow of William, ---
                         arr. on the  "Cressy"     lived in Lyttelton since 1850  age 76.

Inquest -  064
SHEEHY -  Ellen,  died while in the employ of Mrs Rose Florence Humphreys for about 1 mth as a cook ----  more -----

Sale of Hotel -  065
Wheatsheaf Hotel -  sold to Mr James Talbot  for 500 pounds
CONDON - Mr  bought a house and section in Waltham Rd,  for 100 pounds.


Thursday 10 August 1893
Accidents & Fatalities -  066
O'LEARY - Dennis,    age 21,  drowned in the Awatere River ----
NEIL - Annie,  dau. of James,  (inquest 0  of Oxford district,  died  from natural causes.

Meetings of Creditors -  068
MILLS -  John James,  farmer,  late Prebbleton ----

 Auction -  069
MURRAY - Mrs W. (leaving for Auckland)  property and    household furniture and effects ---   at (New Brighton rd)  ----  2 and quarter acres,  house of 7 rooms ----

Funeral write - ups - 070
COX - Mr A.G.  was interred at Temuka Cemetery  cortege one of largest seen ---  
MARTIN - Peter,  yesterday --  to Linwood Cemetery -- 
SPROTT - Mr W.K.  died Auckland on Tuesday  interred at Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch

For Sale or Let -  071
WALKER - John,  deceased,  297 acres, 9 roomed house,  on Main rd from Palmerston North to Ashurst ---

Application for License - 073
WHITTINGTON -  James,  of Kirwee,  holder of license  ,  --- transfer to John S. Butcher --


Friday 11 August 1893
Bankruptcy -  075
JANE -  Alfred,  of Greendale,  farmer -----

Meeting of Creditors -  076
HURSE - James,  farmer,  and stock dealer, Rangiora ---   lots more
PARKERSON - Edward,  adjourned meeting ---

Bankruptcy -  078
JANE -  Alfred,  farmer,  of Greendale.  -----

Fatality - 079
MENLAHARATY -   a young man age 23  coming from Makuri  to Pahiatua  with his father --   has died ---  been living in Dunedin.


Saturday 12 August 1893
Fatalities -  081
DRINKWATER - James   and
HAWKINS -  George,  drowned  on 3 August    ---  New Plymouth ---
O'LEARY - Dennis,  drowned in Awatere River on Wed.  inquest held today ---  

Meeting of Creditors -  083
HURSE -   James,  farmer, and stock dealer of Rangiora,  ---   1st meeting of creditors --- lots more ---
PARKERSON -  Edward,  adjourned ---

Auction -  081
HURSE -  James,  of Rangiora,   bankruptcy  sale of stock,  list ---


Monday 14 August 1893
Presentation - 085
DOBBIN -  Richard,   been 2nd clerk at Chch branch of Marine Insurance Co.  promoted to chief to chief clerk, Dunedin --- a handsome gold chain  and a photo ---   more ---

Accidents & Fatalities -  086
SKIMMINGS -  Mrs Mary,  age 53,  died at Palmerston ----
COOK -  Mr A.E.  had shoulder severely strained playing rugby ---
WALLS -  James,   fractured a collar bone -- riding in the Grand National Hurdle race at Riccarton.

Presentation -  088
MEIKLE -  Miss,   getting married,  ---  a silver cruet and cake basket -- 

Fatal Accident -  089
RENNER -  George,  son of prop. and editor of the Kaikoura Star.    on New Brighton tram ----

Presentation -  090
SUITER -  Sergeant J.A. --approaching marriage ---  handsome marble clock ---   "presented to Sergeant J.A. Suiter,  by N. Battery Artillery 1893"  --- more ----

Auction -  091
WHITEFOORD -   40 acres,  RS no's 1283 and 2066  with house and buildings  near Skew bridge,  Kaiapoi.  ------


Tuesday 15 August 1893
Accidents & Fatalities -  093
MANSFIELD - Mary,  age 16,  died suddenly at the Children's Home  ----
RENNER -  G.  ---  died Sunday  falling off a tramcar ---    body transferred to the Wakatu  for Kaikoura.

Accidents & Fatalities -  094
THOMPSON - Joseph,  a bootmaker, at Waikari  son of Walter Thompson   serious gun accident

Auction Moeraki Downs -  096
McLOUGHLIN  -  late Andrew,  farm,   occupied by McLoughlin Bros. 118acres  with cottage and outbuildings  ---   more  ---

Obituary -  097
VICKERY -  John,  an old identity  of Upper Riccarton  died 10 August   arr. on Isabella Harens  in 1850  under engagement of Mr John Shand,  --  ---  age 78  ---
                    leaves a widow,  and large family,  bur. at Riccarton on Sunday
HENDERSON -  Thomas,  well known builder of Timaru,  died on Sunday --    married only a few months.


Wednesday 16 August 1893
Land sale -  100
O'NEIL -  Mr P.  of Church Bush,  Kaiapoi,   bought   40 acres of land at auction from Mrs Whitefoord ---    also sold his Ravenswood farm  to Mr C. Chinnery --

Late Fatal Accident -  101
RENNER -  Frederick,  remains of  were conveyed by train  to Lyttelton to go by steamer to Kaikoura -- a member of Canterbury Institute of Journalists --

Death -  102
SHORTLAND -  Dr,  age 81,  at Plymouth, England,  brother of Willoughby Shortland,  Acting-Governor on death of Governor Hobson, 1st Governor of NZ.

Inquest - 103
SKIMMING -  Mrs,    inquest on her husband Lowry   ---  more ---


Thursday 17 August 1893
Licensing Notice -  105
CAUDWELL -  Henry William,  victualler of Chch,  holder of publican's license for Shades Hotel  --- apply for a transfer  from myself  to  John Ezra Ingle ,  my appointee.


Friday 18 August 1893
Fatality -  109
FUSSEL -  John,  age 25,  was killed on Wed. aft. at tai-Tapu by the wheel of a dray passing over him ---  

Fatality - Reefton - 110
Sister Mary Gertrude was killed in a dray accident and had recently come from Maitland Australia ----

Inquest   - 111
RIORDAN - Maurice,  infant child of Thomas,       ---  died from bronchitis ----

Fatalities -  112
SIMPSON -  David Rassie,  fell from a window of Terminus Hotel, Auckland   --- 
RAYMOND -  a young man  found dead at Manaia,  leaning over the handle of a plough which he had been using.

Obituary -  113
TAYLOR -  Francis Horace,  well-known settler from Mt Somers district ---  died on Wednesday --- age 74


Saturday 19 August 1893

Auction -  113
BANKS -   late Thomas,  60 acres at Brookside,  RS 4757    ------

Accidents & Fatalities -  116
RAMSAY -  skeleton found at Whangarei Heads -- buried Kamo Cemetery -----
SIMPSON - inquest on body of Simpson, who fell out of the window --  Auckland ---

Bankruptcy -  118
JAMIESON - George,  ---   sell RS 3248,  20 acres in Ashley District ---


Monday 21 August 1893
Presentation -  120
DELBRIDGE - Mr J.   -- leaving Christchurch   to manage Sydney branch  of Messrs Henry Berry & Co. ----

Accidents  & Fatalities - 121
WATT - William,    was killed instantly ascending Paritoto  a sugar loaf island,  age 21,  son of Mr McGregor Watt, 

Obituary -  123
IRWIN -  Rev. H.   minister of St Peter's, Pres. Church, Ferry Rd.  b.Co. Monaghan, Ireland,  --- in 1873 at age 27,  licensed to Presbytery of Bally Bay , Co. Monoghan
                     ---    1st Sunday in January 1886  preached at Ferry rd


Tuesday 22 August 1893
Inquest  -  125
HOGG -  James,  a boarding-house keeper --  found drowned in the Avon, ---  hus. of Margaret -------

Licensing - 126
MEYER -  Frederick,  will transfer license From Nutley Sheppard to myself   for  Lyttelton Hotel --- 

Letters of Naturalisation - 127
SWANSON - George Barnhard,  labourer Hornby, 
GLEUSTEIN - of South Rakaia, labourer.
CHAPMAN - Diedrich,  Kaiapoi,  farmer.

Accident -  128
STURGEON - Mr a butcher,  employed by his brother in law Mr Gudsell, Tinwald, -----

Auction -  129
WORRALL -   Mr,  (leaving for Australia)  whole of his superior furniture ---  long list ---


Wednesday 23 August 1893
Partnership -  131
BRYANT -  George Frederick,  and
VOICE - Joseph William --  coach builders,  Papanui rd, St Albans ---   partnership dissolved ---

Fatality- 132
DIGNAN - Henry,  a gum digger  who drowned in May  -- body found in the Tairua river ---

Funeral Write - up -  134
IRWIN - Rev. Hugh,  yesterday at Linwood Cemetery  ---   more ---

Death -  135
WATT - Mr W.  met his death in New Plymouth,  being brought to Christchurch by the steamer  -- interred at Addington tomorrow.

Meeting of creditors -  136
WHITE -  A.  ship-owner and coal merchant at Timaru, ----   a lot more ----


Thursday 24 August 1893
Kumara -  138
DAVIDSON -  Mr M.  the funeral took place last week --   an old West Coaster ---

Funeral write - up -  140
HOGG -  James,  drowned in the Avon,  a member of the Orange and Oddfellows Societies,  also the Carriers Assoc.   ----more

Accidents & Fatalities -  141
MACCARTNEY -  injured in an explosion  at Nelson,  face swollen with burns ---
WOOD - G.  a sailor,  fell from the barque "Helen Denny"   on 25 July  and was killed.
WRIGHT - Mr Vince,  on White's bridge --     horse reared  and fell on rider --  progressing  as well as can be expected.


Friday 25 August 1893

Funeral write - up -  143
WATT -  Mr W. was killed at New Plymouth last Saturday -- interred at Addington Cemetery  -- lots more --


Saturday 26 August 1893

Land Sale -  143a
BANKS -  late Thomas,  sold 60 acres at Brookside   at 26 pounds 10shillings per acre.

Accidents & Fatalities -  145
BUCKLEY - William   and
LAWSON -  William  missing in their boat near McIntosh Bay ---  lots more  --  not found --
POWELL - a young man, a printer,   at Timaru  was run over by an express,  both legs severely hurt.

Inquest -  145a
LANGDON - drowned at Otaki -- a widower,  son in the Wairarapa,  2 daughters here and 1 in Christchurch.

Lyttelton - Property Sale -  146
McINTOSH -  lot 1 cnr section 9 roomed house --   lot 2  - 20 perches,  lots 3,4, 5,6, and 7 -- more ---

Auction - Dunsandel - 147
RANDALL & MUSGRAVE -  dissolution of partnership --  526 acres ---  7 roomed house --  more --

Property at Opawa -  148
CAMPBELL  -  J.R.  formerly occ. by Hon. E.Richardson  & J.E.Coker. ---  2 and quarter acres ---


Monday 28 August 1893
Death of early Settler -  151
MORRIS - Mrs,  widow of Mr E.  caretaker of Christchurch Domain,  died on Friday  agd 86 arr in "George Seymour" 

Presentation -  152
RIDDELL - James,  employees of Waimate Estate    --  presented to Mr James Riddell a purse of sovereigns an Albert chain -- more ---- been on station 13 years
CLARK -  at Ohoka,  presentation to Mr W.H.Clark  on the occasion of his marriage -----


Tuesday 29 August 1893
Accidents & Fatalities -  154
FAIRBURN - John,  a rabbiter,  body found near Cave Creek, Roxburgh on Friday -----
TAI WHAKE -   was drowned attempting to ford the Panui when in flood ----

Obituary -  156
NEDWILL -  wife of Dr nedwill,  died early this morning.

Wedding at Rangiora - 157
PRITCHETT - TORLESSE -  Rev. P.H.Pritchett  of Ross, Westland  to Miss Lizzie, youngest dau. of Mrs Torlesse of Rangiora. ----
                         more ---  rev. E.N.Blakiston,  best man ---


Wednesday 30 August 1893
Clearing Sale -  159
CLARKE - W.Mitchell,  giving up housekeeping   selling all his furniture ---  Holme Cottage, Carlton Mill Rd. ---
 
Bankruptcy - 160
FLETCHER -  John Lowther,  of  Waireka,  Hawkins,  ---  

Death -  162
IRWIN -  James,  died of poisoning ---  an inquest to be held ---

Funeral Write -up - 163
WEBSTER - Mrs F.A.  at Woolston Cemetery --   8yrs a volunteer organist at St John's Church ----


Thursday 31 August 1893
Presentation -  166
HALL - Mr,  employees of Kaiapoi Woollen Mill Co.   presented with a purse of sovereigns -- 
LANDELLS - Mr W.  fitter at Addington workshops over 12yrs --   moving to Ashburton --- 



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