Lyttelton Times April 1899 

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Saturday 1 April 1899
Property Sale - 002
CALLAGHAN - Patrick,  at Duvauchelles Bay 165 acres,  12 room homestead --- 

Accidents & Fatalities - 003
HOLM -  in a boating acc. on 18 March -- body found -- 
HUNTER - Leonard, age 14,  dislocated a thigh in Rakaia acc. was able to leave hosp.
SUTHERLAND -  Mrs, --  badly hurt at Rakaia acc.  progressing ----

Farm for Sale - 005
HERON - David, (deceased)  758 acres,  near Otopopo, Oamaru,

Farm to Let at Kirwee - 006
KINGSBURY - Mr E.R.   431 acres --  now occ. by Mr  Kingsbury --- 

Missing Friends - 007
BUCKINGHAM - James, b. Brixham, last heard of 20yrs ago   & Richard,   brother John asks --
CHURCHWARD - John, b. Buckfastleigh,   ---  more -- 
DAWSON - Thomas, sailor, son of George, Winstanley Hall, Lancashire, --
MELVILLE - Philby,  niece Mrs J. Anderson looking for him --
PRANGNELL - Frederick William,  parents ask --
REIMANN - Carl, last heard of in Sydney 1889 --
SMITH - Peter,  ---   niece Margaret looking for uncle --
UPHON - Edith, left -- Brisbane  brother Harry Rands looking ---
WARD - Henry Cooper, left Camberwell 33 yrs ago   brother John asks --
WALKER - Dan, left Leeds 20yrs ago   brothers Joe & Alfred ask --
WELLER - (nee Goodison) nephew John Cresswell looking --
WORTHINGTON - John, left Liverpool 37 yrs ago for Auckland,   sister Mrs Mary Moore looking --

Missing - 008
BAKER - William, sailed for NZ 1880
BARRETT - Fred, Frank, Henry & Charlie, left. Eng. 13yrs ago -- 
BARRETT - Robert, left 68yrs ago   a hotelkeeper -- grandchild Emma Skinner asks
CARMISHEAL - Thomas,  left for NZ  40 yrs ago -- 
COSMAN - Francis ---  dau. Annie asks ---
CROOK - Alfred, bootmaker, sailed 26 yrs ago  ---- sister Emma asks
DANIELS - James, son of William, Belton, Lincolnshire,  59yrs ago --  niece Anna King asks --
GARDNER - Charles,  last heard of at Manukau 2 yrs ago  brother Frank C. asks
GEORGE - Joseph, left Teath, 35yrs ago, sisters Priscilla & Jane ask --
GORMAN - James, left Bradford,  Yorkshire 9yrs ago --  father P. Gorman asks --
HARLAND - Mrs, seeks her son  left for Dunedin 25yrs ago.
MORAN - Mrs Mary, last wrote home 9 Sept. 1882 --   sister Rosetta asks.
NORMAN - Henry, left -- Herts, 20yrs ago --   sister Emma asks --
SCOTT - Alfred, was in Wellington, NZ in 1886  brother Sidney --
WIGLEY - Charles,  steward on a NZ steamship --
WREN - William Humphries, came here in 1883 --  mother asks --

Answers - 008
BALDWIN - Francis,  forwards his address to hus sister Elizabeth ---
COOPER - Mrs Henry ---  will send your address --- 
TAIT - Thomas William,  address supplied by Mr JOYCE --  
WOOD - Henry W.   he is chief steward on a steamer  at Wellington --  

The Waiakahi Estate, Waimate  - 009
Ballot for sections -  long list of names ------

Missing - 009a
WRIGHT - Emma, dau. of a Hunua settler  disappeared from her home 7wks ago found yesterday


Monday 3 April 1899
Accidents & Fatalities - 011
CARLSON -   12 yr old son of J. Carlson, Wellington,  drowned --
HAY - John,  age 54, married,  found dead  in his house ---Dunedin --
JOHNSTONE - Robert,  a fireman, age 28, drowned at Port Chalmers ----
LIVINGSTONE - John,   a miner at Notown,  broke his thigh -- 
Body of middle-aged man was found near wharf at -- Auckland --

Accidents & Fatalities - 012
DOWDLE - Thomas,  --- shooting rabbits on Sat. 
BARTRUM -  infant son of Mr B.P.  --- drowned --  Geraldine ---
CAIRNS - a young man --  accident at New Brighton --

Kaiapohia Monument - 014
unveiling ceremony of the monument at the Kaiapohia Pa  ---  more ----

Reefton - 015
MASON - John,  killed in the mine --  more -- 

Presentations - 016
MASSEY - Mr C.B.   resigned as City Inspector ---
HAWKEN - Mr M.  -- Marshland Cricket Club -- 

Obituary - 017
REYNOLDS - Hon. William Hunter, b.  at Chatham in 1822 arr. Otago 1851  ---  more --- 


Tuesday 4 April 1899
Accidents - 018
BAKER - Frank,   from Woodend,   ---  horse bit him -- 
CHAMBERS -  dau. of Mr.  age 12,  fell from a horse --- 
SLOANE - Norman,   kicked by a horse at Kaiaophia --------

Wellington  - 020
EWART - George W. found dead --  married --
FELLOWS - John,  drowned in the Ruamahunga River ----
Body of a man found in the harbour in Auckland  a fireman of a steamer ---

Unveiling of Monument - 021
Kaiapohia Monument,  unveiled --  more ----


Wednesday 5 April 1899
Accidents - 022
SARGISSON - H.  who fell from a bicycle on the Tinwald Rd  now able to move --

Accidents & Fatalities - 024
Auckland - open verdict on man found drowned --- 
PRUE - John, age 30 found dead in his bunk  on Higgin's station at Napier
MEARES - a girl, seriously burned --- 


Thursday 6 April 1899
Obituary -  027
CAMPBELL - Mr Edmund De Breon,    died suddenly  age 57 ---  Hokitika ---

Inquest - 029
KEMP - Amy, died on Monday  age about 34, housekeeper to Charles James Russell, --- lots more --

Presentations - 030
HUME - Mr & Mrs,  at Kaiapoi,  --- bidding goodbye --
INGLIS - Mr C.H.   Manager of Timaru, Farmers Co-op  left for Christchurch
KIDDEY - Miss L.   & Mr C. Baynon,  getting married -- 
MURRAY - Rev. D.J. been at Lyttelton for 3 yrs left for Thames ---

Auckland - 031
ROBERTSON - James,  name of person who drowned --  see 024


Friday 7 April 1899
Property for Sale - 033
CHAPMAN -  late Edward, ESQ,  500 acres of the Springbank  Estate  ---

Presentations - 035
BAUMBER - Rev. W.  transferred from Wellington to Christchurch  --- 
MORLEY - Mr J.H. late Town Clerk, Kaiapoi,   ----
WARD - Joseph.  last 20yrs, a lay reader at Tinwald  --  was 84 -- 

Property Sales - 036
CORDY -  late John,  sold, 3961 acres Hororata sheep station.
SLEE - Mr F. J.  bought 485 acres  part Sherwood estate.


Saturday 8 April 1899
Inquests - 039
FINDLAY - Clarence Roy,  inquest will be held today ----
STEVENS - Frederick,    died from a gunshot wound ---

Missing -  040
BAKER - William, sailed for NZ in 1880 --  
BARRETT - Fred, Frank, Henry & Charles, left Eng. for Aus. 13yrs ago --
BARRETT - Robert, left Eng. 68yrs ago, granddaughter Emma Skinner asks
CARMISHEAL - Thomas, left for NZ 40 yrs ago --
COSMAN - Francis,  left Eng. in 1852 -- dau. Annie Cosman asks --
CROOK - Alfred, bootmaker, sailed for NZ 26yrs ago  ---
DANIELS - James, son of William, Belton, Lincolnshire --
GARDNER - Charles, brother Frank C. asks ---
GORMAN - James, left Bradford, Eng. 9yrs ago -- father P. Gorman asks --
HARLAND - Mrs looking for her son left Eng. ofr Dunedin 25yrs ago.
MORAN - Mrs Mary, last wrote on 9 Sept. 1992 ---
NORMAN - Henry, left -- Herts, 20 yrs ago --   sister Emma, asks ---
SCOTT - Alfred, was in Wellington, NZ in 1896 brother Sidney asks.
WIGLEY - Charles, steward on NZ steamship ---
WRENN - William Humphries,  came here in 1883,  last heard of At Alstonville, Aus.  --

Missing - 041
BUCKINGHAM - James, of Brixham last heard from 20yrs ago  brother John asks.
CHURCHWARD - John, of Buckfastleigh --- 
DAWSON - Thomas, sailor, son of George, -- Lancashire -- brother Solomon asks
GEORGE - Joseph, left St. Teath, 35yrs ago  --- sisters Priscilla & Jane ask.
MELVILLE - Philby, last heard of at Marton,  NZ, 15yrs ago, niece Mrs J. Anderson asks
PRAGNELL - Frederick William, last heard of in Chch, NZ    parents ask
REIMANN - Carl,  last heard of in Sydney 1889 -- 
SMITH - Peter,  late Alyth, Perthshire,  niece Margaret N. now in Rangiora, asks
UPHON - Edith, left --- Aus. for NZ brother Harry Rands asks.
WALKER - Dan,  left Leeds 20 yrs ago  brothers Joe and Alfred ask --
WARD - Henry Cooper, left Camberwell 33 yrs ago -- brother John asks.
WELLER - (nee Goodison) nephew John Cresswell asks.
WORTHINGTON - John, left Liverpool, 37 yrs ago -- sister Mrs Mary Moore asks.

Presentations - 042
CARR - Rev. T.G.   Rangiora saying goodbye -- 
McNICHOLL - Mrs,     leaving for Lyttelton ---


Monday 10 April 1899
Obituary - 045
HAY - Mrs T. Osborne,   until a few weeks ago lived at Te Raki, Chatham Islands --  more ---

Obituary - 046
HOMAN - Mr H.R.  age 41,  b. at Denvizes, Wiltshire,  lived here over 20yrs -- leaves a wife and one child --

Presentation - 047
GRIGG - Rev. W. and Mrs,  moving to Reefton --   from Swannanoa ---

Obituary - 048
SHRIMPTON - Mrs Ingram,   d. at Timaru  age 86 --  a pilgrim of Canterbury --  52 grandchildren
                    and 40 g. grandchildren  --  hus. d. 1878  ---

Farewell - 049
WESTAMCOTT - Mrs,  at the Choral Hall --  well-known in musical circles in Chch for many years ---


Tuesday 11 April 1899
Fatalities - 051
DUN - David, a farmer near Gore,    --- killed by falling into a ditch --
FAULIS - Patrick, --   body found floating in harbour -- Wellington --
JOHNSON - Robert, fireman, drowned on Good Friday --   Dunedin --
LAWSON -  son of James, fatally burned on Sunday -- 
ROPER - Robert, a farmer of Halkett,  died -- 
KELLY - David, age 67, found dead in his garden at Milton --

 Land Sale - 053
Waimea Estate,  portions of known as Wantwood, Mt. Peel and Croydon and Waimea river paddocks, 
                    35,439 acres   passed in ---

Spreydon School -  054
Presentation of Prizes  - long list of names ---  Dux, Annie STEEL  ---  email for a copy


Wednesday 12 April 1899

Dunedin - 057
JOHNSON - Robert, still looking for the body in the harbour ---


Thursday 13 April 1899

Accidents  & Fatalities - 058
ASTER - Walter,  died --  shunting engines -- New Plymouth --
GARLAN - Thomas -- nearly fell from the steamer --  Auckland --
LEVY - George,  fell down a lift shaft --  Auckland --
McCONCHIE - William, died --- age 62 -- Nelson --
PELHAM -  suffered concussion -- Petone ---
WHITE - Philip, jockey,  died --  on 3 April --- Auckland --

Dunedin - 060
BOYD - Capt. died --  local manager of NZ Shipping Co.

Timaru - 062
HOWLEY -  Thomas,  clerk at Timaru Magistrate's Court -- left yesterday to visit the Old Country --


Friday 14 April 1899
Samoa -  064
FREEMAN - Lieut. of the "Tauranga"  killed  --- 

Fundraising - 065
JONES - late Mr A.S.  plasterers  raising funds for his family --

Presentations - 066
SIMPSON - Miss Eva  &
HARRISON - Mr E.  getting married --   St Albans Methodist Choir --


Saturday 15 April 1899
Divorce Court - 068
FIELDER - William H.  v. L.M.Fielder
MOLLER - C.F.  v. L.R.Moller
WHITTON - F.  v Edith Whitton & F.G. More of Masterton.
HOLLAND - James A.  v Sarah Holland  & H.A. Shephard
TOWLE - Henry Francis  v Agnes K. Towle & George Hall

Missing - 070
HARRISON - Edward (deceased)  & Sarah ,  left London for NZ 19yrs ago -- 
McLAUGHLIN - Patrick, a miner of Reefton went back to  Belfast, Ireland, about 1879 ---
MOSLEY - James Joseph, dau. Katy  ----
SMITH - William, son of George, cooper, -- Huddersfield --  age about 63 ---

Moissing - 071
CLARK - George & Martha, sailed for Chch in 1877,  sister Charity asks.
CLARKE - Benjamin, late R,N, left London for Melbourne in 1863, sister Eliza asks.
COURT - Thomas,  last heard of 20yrs ago -- brother James asks.
FRANKLIN - Alfred, left England 1877 for NZ  brother Samuel asks.
LANE -  Mark George, sailed from London about 1865  brother John asks.
LYNCH - John, nail maker, Kilarney,  joined 58th Reg. in 1847 -- brother Dennis asks.
MARTINSON - Albert H. last known Dunedin in 1894   mother asks.
PICKEN - Thomas, of Kidderminster -- sister Amy asks.
ROBINSON - Joseph, formerly ploiceman, Sheffield, sailed from London in 1879  ---

Answers - 071a
BREACH - William,   lived in Chch 20yrs ago,  son William  answered --
DODD - William & John,  -- Mrs Peale asked for her 2 brothers 
LEGGE - Mrs Mary Anne,  asked for by her brother Charles Robinson ---
PICKLES - Mrs,  nee Maria Saunders,  response came from  her at Denniston --
WRENN - William Humphries -- came here in 1883 -- was wool pressing at St Helen's, Hanmer.
JAMIESON - Daniel,   ---Thos H. Goldrich last saw him ---
RAIKES - Mrs  ---


Monday 17 April 1899
Farm for Sale - 074
BURLAND - Mr C.W.  in occupation,   20 acres, Prebbleton, ---

Divorce Court - 075
BRIMFIELD -  v. Brimfield,   formerly of Roxburgh, Otago.
MANNING v Manning   and Robert Colquett --- 
KNIGGE  v Knigge  age 60 -- 

Obituary - 076
ERICKSSON - Mr John,  died age 71 --  a carpenter by trade -- came here in 1859    1865 he marr. a dau. of late Samuel Webb ----

Wellington - Fatalities - 077
ENGALL - Mr H.A, died in a bus --  --
HOWETT - Edward,  died --- from burns  --  a child --
ROSS - Douglas,  died on Friday,  age 4 and half -- 

Accidents - 078
A member of the crew of the steamer Morayshire was found in the water --
Timaru -  a man about 50 a German  was found dead in a shed  ----

Presentations - 080
CONGREVE - Mr Robert,    -- departure for England --
FORRESTER - Mr H.   member of the Sydenham Football Club ----
TAYLOR - Miss,  getting married --    from Church of England Sunday School, Kaiapoi. ---


Tuesday 18 April 1899
Fatalities - 082
CROWE - infant dau. of Mr Harry Crowe,  
KANE - Hugh,  age 45 -- found dead near Howick,  Auckland. (as spelt in paper)
JOHNSTON - Louis, age 70,  found dead at Okain's Bay.

Presentation - 084
RAMSAY - Sgt-Major,   transferred to Palmerston Nth --- 

Obituary - 085
WILSON - James,  has died, age 68, late manager of the NZ Insurance Co.


Wednesday 19 April 1899
Canterbury Probates -  086
EVANS - L.L.    of Waikari
JOHNSON - Hannah,  Spreydon
KERBY - A.  Lagmhor,
MILES - Annie A.   Leithfield.


Thursday 20 April 1899

Presentation - 088
CHAMBERS - Mr J. about to be married  -- 

Fatalities - 089
BAMBRY - a settler, found drowned -- in the Mangatei stream, 12 miles from Makuri  ---
CAINE - Hugh, found dead at Howick ---   (as spelt in paper)
CLEMENTS - William,  remains found  ---  Masterton --

Obituary - 091
HAPUKU - wife of  died age 80 granddaughter of Chief Tehuki.

Balclutha  - 092
MARSHALL - Mrs Francis,   died  - age 92, landed Port Chalmers from the "Philip Laing"   15 April 1848 
                    died 15 April   b. Paisley, and came with her hus. & 6 of their family    -----

Missing - 093
COPELAND - James,   went missing Thursday night --  Wellington --
A young woman, boarder at the Royal Mail Hotel  missing since Thursday -- Auckland --

Meeting of Creditors - 094
WINN -  Benjamin,  photographer --   Sydenham ---


Friday 21 April 1899
Civil Service Exam - 095
ALEXANDER - W.    a Chch High School boy passed  very high --- received a cadetship ---

Mine Managers  & Coal Managers Exams - 097
long list of names of passes  for New Zealand  -- 

Fatalities - 098
ANDREWS - Miss Winnie,   -- been missing since Thursday ---  body found today  -- Auckland
McINTOSH -  John W.   inquest --  Dunedin --  accidental death --

Stock Sale - 100
BELL -  William,  lease of his farm expired --  Ferry Mead -- 


Saturday 22 April 1899
Farm For Sale - 102
CAMPBELL - Mr J.D. of Killinchy,  323 acres,   6 roomed house -- 

Missing - 104
BUCKINGHAM - James, ---
COSMAN - Francis,
DAWSON - Thomas, sailor son of George,
WELLER - (nee Goodison)  nephew John Cresswell asks ---

Missing - 105
CLARK - George & wife Martha, sailed for Chch in 1877 last seen 1888, sister Charity asks.
CLARK - Benjamin, late R.N. left London for Melbourne 1863 ----  sister Eliza asks
COURT - Thomas, last heard of 20yrs ago  -- brother James asks
FRANKLIN - Alfred, left England about 1877  brother Sam asks.
GOODWIN - Euphemia Alice,  and sister Maud, last heard of 1871  dau. Alice asks
HARRISON - Edward, (deceased) or Sarah, left London for NZ 19yrs ago --
LANE - Mark George, sailed from London 1865 -- brother John asks
LYNCH - John, of Killarney, joined 58th Reg. in 1847 ---  brother Dennis asks
MARTINSON - Albert H. last heard of in Dunedin 1894 ----
PICKEN -  Thomas,  of Kidderminster,  ---  sister Amy asks.
ROBINSON - John, formerly a policeman at Sheffield, sailed in 1879   ---- brother Sam asks
SMITH - William,  son of George, cooper, -- Huddersfield,  age 63 sister Georgiana asks.

Property for Sale - 106
SCOTT - Eli,    263 acres at Pigeon Bay  and 120 acres at Okuti Valley ----


Monday 24 April 1899
Accidents & Fatalities - 108
COPELAND -  inquest --- Wellington --
GALLAGHER - Percy, age 4yrs drowned --  Dunedin
GREEN - Alex,  train driver  ran into an express waggon -- taken to hospital --  Wellington --
NOBLE - W. a seaman,   caught ina hawser -- taken to hospital --

Presentations - 110
KENNEDY - Mr Hans,   &
MOORE - Mr Thomas,  Addington District School ------

Inquest - 111  & 111a
McFARLAND - Robert Stephenson, d. last Friday  from a gunshot wound -- long column --


Tuesday 25 April 1899
Accidents & Fatalities - 114
BUTLER - Catherine, was killed at Baldhill Flat, --  Dunedin --
GALLAGHER - child,  accidentally drowned -- Dunedin --
HARPER - George,  barrister and solicitor --  in a coma,  Nelson  -- serious condition
KANE - Bernard,  a settler, found dead --    near Matakohe, Auckland ---
WILLIAMS - R.G.  an old resident  --  found dead --   Masterton --

Inquest - Timaru - 116
WALKER - Cuthbert Harold, age 18 ---    accidentally killed when out hunting -- lots more --


Wednesday 26 April 1899
Accidents & Fatalities - 118
BOYCE - Mrs C. of Sefton --    had accident --
KANE -  victim of dray accident -- at Matakohe --- 
OGLE - Mrs, age 70  seriously injured -- Auckland --
ROBINSON - Miss Jane, age 35 --    -- Auckland --
WATSON - John, married, age 50 drowned --    Dunedin --

Obituaries - 120
LESLIE - Mr T.W. land & estate agent --  died  on Monday  -- age 55.
SCOTT - Mr David,  b. Selkirkshire, Scotland, arr. Lyttelton "David G. Fleming" Dec. 1863, age 64 --


Thursday 27 April 1899
Blenheim - Obituary - 121
ANDERSON - Capt.  died at Blenheim,  ---  marine superintendent for Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. --- lots more --

Accidents & Fatalities - 123
BROADBENT -  victim of railway acc. died  in hospital -- Dunedin.
MILLS - an elderly woman, wife of George, -- died --  Blenheim --
O'BRIEN - Patrick,  died --  age 44,  Palmerston North ----
ROBINSON - Jane,   been an invalid for 20yrs -- inquest Auckland ---

Property Sale - 125
GAWEN - Mr C.A. deceased,   sections sold in Stanmore Rd. --- 

Bankruptcy - 126
MEREDITH - Theodore John, Auckland --   --  more ---


Friday 28 April 1899

Inquest - 128
BROADBENT - John, wool merchant --  --- more -

Inquest - 129
DUNLOP - Mr, died on Wed.  at Prebbleton ---  no inquest necessary

Presentations - 131
DALLARD - Mr G.  at Waikari,  served the district for 15yrs.
HEYWOOD - Mr E. E.   getting married -- 
WILKINSON - Miss Eva,   leaving the district --  been organist for 6yrs --
WILKINSON - Miss M.E.  --  getting married, moving to Wanganui ---

Accident - 132
SPECK - William, accident on bicycle --


Saturday 29 April 1899
Akaroa - 133
ADAMS - late Thomas,   sell  40 acres Red Point and 1 acre with the Criterion Hotel  ---

Farm for Sale - 134
CLINTON - Wm, of Darfield,  known as McPhedran's Farm --

Accidents & Fatalities - 135
BLACKLOCK -  J. a seaman,  on "Hawea"  died  at Westport --  formerly 2nd Officer of "G.M.Tucker"   --
CAMPBELL - Joseph,  legs crushed --  at Waikanae --
FARRAR - Mary,  ---  inquest at Dunedin --- 

Land Sale -  137
74 sections in Rakaia, Ashburton and Hinds  17 sold --
Charles Melbourne (4) James Santy, (2)  Thomas McGuire (3)  Samuel Finlay (1) Rebekah S. Page (2)Albert Crum (1) Henry W.  Barrett (1)

Tai - Tapu  Land Sale -138
LEATHAM - Thomas, 112 acres,    for sale ---

Presentations - 139
DARLOW - Mr W.  a pair of field glasses --- 
SUTHERLAND - Mr & Mrs J. leaving New Brighton   for Woodend School --


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Beverley Evans
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5 December 2015

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