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Friday  1 May  1903
Arrival  -  002
GUTHRIE  - 
Dr T.O.Guthrie,  formerly of Lyttelton,  has been on a visit to Europe,  arrived by the s.s. Monowai  this morning.

Obituary  -  Napier  -  003
LAWRENCE  - 
Mr James Lawrence,  a very old settler of the district,  died today aged 76.

Wellington  -  004
BENNETT - 
At Mangaweka,  the 7 year old son of Mr harry bennett,  licensed interpreter,  was run over yesterday  -------   died -----

Maintenance  -  005
AYRES  - 
William Herbert Ayres, -----  deserted his wife and children -------


Saturday  2 May  1903
Fatalities  -  007
ROSS  - Mr John Ross,  manager of the Phoenix coal mine  died suddenly  at Whangarei.
HARDINGE  -  James,  dropped down dead in the Royal Hotel -----  was a gardener,  married,  living in Montreal st,  Sydenham.

Missing  Friends   -  008
DAND  -  Henry Grainge,  son of late James Dand,  of Morwick,  Northumberland,  England,  last heard  engineer on board  ship China  1872
LUKE  -  George Henry,  last heard of in Timaru  -----  Henry Luke,  c/o  Post Office,  Dunedin inquires.
WHITE  -  William,  came to Lyttelton  on ship Dona Anita  1863,  brother Edwin inquires,  address Sutton Grange,  Victoria.
HAGAN  -  Edward,  left Brachalisea,  Ireland,  30 years ago  for Australia,  last heard from 20 years ago,  Niece  asks,  c/o Hugh Bradley,  Eskdale,  Hawke's Bay
HALLMOND  -  Alfred,  platelayer,  Marton, NZ,  wants to hear from his sister, not seen for 9 years, was adopted by Julia Bramston --------
HODSON  -  John,  wrote from -- Rotheram, NZ  in 1883, last heard from Burra Burra Hosp. in 1885  brother George  asks  -------  Oldham, Lancashire, England.
NOTON  -  Emily,  sister Annie Ruth,  --- Hampstead, London,   married Charles West, shoemaker,  left England, in Jan, 1884, last heard from in 1887
O'NEILL -  Thomas Houston,  nephew Harry Aska,  care Tatchell,  Solicitor,  Bendigo.
EDWORTHY  -  William  H.  deceased,  born 1864  native of Devonshire?  left Navy in 1893,  relatives  are sought. by Fred Greenfield.
TYRRELL  -  Mrs H.  in 1885  was at Humsden,  NZ  brother and sister inquire.
GIBSON  -  Mrs  widow,  left London  for Chrsitchurch  in 1883   and sister  (next line)  
TEESTON  -  Mrs,  widow  and sister of Gibson,  nephew asks
CARROLL  -  William,  last seen in Blenheim,  NZ  in 1883,  supposed to be in the USA,  brother Tom  asks
SIDDALL  -  Arthur,  on Middlegate Bar,  York,  left with his brother for Australia,  26 years ago,  daughter Ada  asks.
MAURICE  -  Edward,  went to NZ  in 1878-9   sister Annie asks.
HAINES  -  Albert J.  left Bredon,  Worcestershire,  in 1883,  last address,  in 1896  was Kaikole,  Bay of Islands,  parents  ask.
McCARROLL  -  Adam,  went to Auckland,  NZ  4 years ago,  later to Maurutius,   sister Annie  asks.


Monday  4 May  1903
Fatalaties  -  010
LINGAR  -  William,    died at Wellington,  was a German  in the country about 3 months.
O'NEIL  -  John  of Kaiapoi,  attempting to stop a runaway horse and trap of Mrs Danille  of Woodend,  was knocked down,  he is not severely injured.

Auckland  -  011
MORRIS  - 
Mrs Morris,  an aged widow,  who was brutally assaulted at her res. at Managere  2 months ago,  died yesterday ---------


Tuesday  5 May  1903
Accidents  & Fatalities  -  013
MATTHEWS  -  James, a miner of Denniston, Westport      died  ------
MUNRO  -  Daniel, of Auckland received severe injuries to the head in a  wagon accident.  ------
SHARRON  -  inquest  tomorrow.


Wednesday  6 May  1903
Death  -  014
ALBINE ?  -
  --  a married woman  named Albine(o)  died suddenly    at Sydenham  this morning  -------

Absent without leave    -    HMS  Wallaroo  -  015
George Wenlock  and David Hart,  2 mariners  from HMS Walleroo  failed to go on board  when their vessel left Lyttelton --- remanded for 8 days.


Thursday  7 May  1903
Absent without leave  -  ss Aparima 016
James Beaton  and William Smith,  absented themselves without leave  ------    

Presentation  -  018
NEVILLE  - 
Mr J.N.Neville,  of the Lyttelton Post and telegraph Office,  was married today, was presented with a set of brass-mounted fireirons and fender

Death  -  019
SIMPSON  -
  Mr E.Y.Simpson,  of Messrs Simpson and Williams,   stationers and booksellers  -------    aged about 40 ----  came out in the ship Canterbury with his parents, 
                        his father established the business -----    leaves a wife and 2 girls and a boy   about 12 and 10  and the boy about 6 years.  an inquest will be held tomorrow.


Friday  8 May  1903
Auckland  -  021
GEORGE  - 
John Sutherland George,  aged 40, a single man,  and plumber,  died  ------

Death  -  022
MOWAT  - 
Mrs Alexander Mowat,   early settler in the Awatere district,  died this morning  aged 73.  She arrived in Nelson in the ship Mary Ann  in 1842.


Saturday  9 May  1903
Missing Friends  -  023
DAND  -  Henry Grainge,  son of late James Dand,  of Morwick,  Northumberland,  England,  last heard  engineer on board  ship China  1872
JOHNSON  -  William Henry, left England Nov. 1888  -- by Tainui  for Sydney and Dunedin  sister Maria Dalgleish-----  Liverpool, England.
LUKE  -  George Henry,  last heard of in Timaru  -----  Henry Luke,  c/o  Post Office,  Dunedin inquires.
WHITE  -  William came to Lyttelton  in ship Dona Anita  1863  brother Edwin  asks.
HAGAN  -  Edward,  left Brachalisea,  Ireland,  30 years ago  for Australia,  last heard from 20 years ago,  Niece  asks,  c/o Hugh Bradley,  Eskdale,  Hawke's Bay
HALLMOND  -  Alfred,  platelayer,  Marton, NZ,  wants to hear from his sister, not seen for 9 years, was adopted by Julia Bramston --------
HODSON  -  John,  wrote from -- Rotheram, NZ  in 1883, last heard from Burra Burra Hosp. in 1885  brother George  asks  ----Oldham, Lancashire, England.
NOTON  -  Emily,  sister Annie Ruth,  --- Hampstead, London,   married Charles West, shoemaker,  left England, in Jan, 1884, last heard from in 1887
O'NEILL -  Thomas Houston,  nephew Harry  Aska,  care Tatchell,  Solicitor,  Bendigo.
CREASE  -  Robert  went to Australia  in 1884  ---  last wrote home in 1862,  sister Sarah  asks.
STACKPOLE  -  Dr.  relatives of  Dr Stackpole ( who went to NZ about 27 years ago   died on the West Coast)  sought by his son.
JONES  -  David,  left Rotherhithe  20 years ago  for Otago  NZ  sister Elizabeth  asks.
WILLIAMS  -  John,  of Widemarsh,  Hereford,  last heard of in Wellington,  NZ  in 1882,  sister Olive asks.
GRANVILLE  -  Thomas,  left Queenstown  for Melbourne  40 years ago.  brother Jim  asks.
PARMENTER  -  Eliza  and her 2 daughters sailed from Glasgow for Dunedin  in 1874-75   Niece inquires
KNIGHT  -  Joseph  last wrote Home about 1892  from Dunedin,  brother Joe asks
MADDISON  -  William,  last wrote from Wellington  in 1897  daughter Edith  asks.
BUDDLE  -  Richard,  went to NZ  40 years back,  last heard of October  1867,  sister Mary asks
BURRIDGE  -  or BARRATT -  John  went to NZ  40 years back  last heard of about 1888,  brother George asks
HAWKINGS  -  Margaret,  formerly  LIVESEY nee HARRIS  left Cornwall  30 years back, ----- son Peter  asks
READ  -  Fred,  left Hempnall,  Norfolk  for Australia  about 1864  last heard working in gasworks in Adelaide  30 years ago,  brother asks.
DOAD  -  William  and John,  left Shropshire 30 years ago last heard of in NZ 1900  sister Elizabeth asks
LEANEY  -  Josiah,  was owner in 1867 of land on the Waiotara ? block near New Plymouth  brother Joseph  inquires
BOWEN  -  John  is inquired for by sister  Harriet,  last heard of 30 years ago  told he was in Millwall?  going to Australia  about 1888
LANCASTER  -  Charles  gave his address in 1897 as Ruby st,  Wellington,   mother asks.
MULLIS  -  Frank  was in NZ  in 1882?  nephew T.C.Mullis  from Portland  asks
PIDDINGTON  -  Arthur  -  went to NZ  28 years ago  last letter from Palmerston North  in 1895   sister Sarah asks.

Answers  -  023
(From "Lloyd's Weekly"  London)   
we have to thank the Lyttelton Times  and Canterbury Times  NZ  for the following batch of replies.
ELLIS  -  Samuel,  left England  30 years back  replies from Gore  NZ  to sister Martha in London,  (12 Oct)
TUCKER  -  Denis,  left Chathams 30 years ago,   asked for by sister Lucy in Sunderland, Mr Tucker died in 1899  replied Wm Bell, of Wellington.
BIRCHLEY  -  J.  sought by brother Charles in London  Lawrence Reade of Foxton  forwards the address in Palmeston
HARTRIDGE  -  Mrs Henry  last heard of in 1870, asked for by --at Aldershot, (14 Sept) reply from  Fielding NZ that Mr and Mrs Hartridge both died 25 yrs ago
OSBORN - William left England 40 years ago  for NZ  died about 1887-9  reply from R.S.Thompson of Taranaki  in reply to sister Sarah from Ipswich (12 Oct)
CLEMENTS  -  John,  have address in Christchurch  (5 Oct)  

Fatalities  -  025
CORNTHWAITE  and  PARRY  -  working No 4 shaft at  Waihi   fell some distance,  both  died ------


Tuesday  12  May  1903
Absent without Leave -  029
BRAITHWAITE  and  HUTCHINSON  -  were each fined  ---- without leave from the s.s. Perthshire ------


Thursday  14 May  1903
Missing Person  -  032
RAMSEY  -
The mother of the sailor John E. Ramsey,  who in October 1899?  was in the beaque Woo?ung  is inquiring as to where he is now.  -------


Saturday  16  May  1903
Dunedin  -  035
DOUGHERTY - 
John Dougherty,  at Port Chalmers,  when crossing a staging  between Tarawera  and the shore ----   fell into the graving dock  and was killed. 
                                an inquest will be held.

Missing Friends  -  036
REED  -   Miss Mary Reed, teacher of singing and music res. in 1887 in Sydney,  Ballarat  and New Zealand  and
LOGGIE  - .  Mrs Jane,  of  Sydney,  Ballarat  and New Zealand  or any of her children (Ingram) daughters of the late Mrs Mary Reed, Dublin -------
HAGAN  -  Edward,  who left Brachalislea,  Ireland  30 years ago for Australia  --------
HALLMOND  -  Alfred,  Platelayer, Marton, NZ  not seen since 9 years of age,  adopted by ---  BRAMSTON  -------
HODSON  -  John  ---- see 9 May
NOTON  -  Annie Ruth   --- see 9 May
O'NEILL -  Thomas Eouston  ------
CREASE  -  Robert, went to Australia in 1884 ------  see 9 May
STACKPOLE  -  Dr  ----  see 9 May
JONES  -  David  left Rotherhithe,  20 years ago for Otago  NZ,  sister Elizabeth asks
WILLIAMS  -  John  of Widemarsh,  Hereford,  last heard of in Wellington  in 1882 ----
GRANVILLE  -  Thomas,  left Queenstown for Melbourne  40 years ago.  brother Jom asks
GRANVILLE  -  Thomas,  left Queenstown  for Melbourne  40 years ago.  brother Jim  asks.
PARMENTER  -  Eliza  and her 2 daughters sailed from Glasgow for Dunedin  in 1874-75   Niece inquires
KNIGHT  -  Joseph  last wrote Home about 1892  from Dunedin,  brother Joe asks
MADDISON  -  William,  last wrote from Wellington  in 1897  daughter Edith  asks.
BUDDLE  -  Richard,  went to NZ  40 years back,  last heard of October  1867,  sister Mary asks
BURRIDGE  -  or BARRATT -  John  went to NZ  40 years back  last heard of about 1888,  brother George asks
HAWKINGS  -  Margaret,  formerly  LIVESEY nee HARRIS  left Cornwall  30 years back, ----- son Peter  asks
READ  -  Fred,  left Hempnall,  Norfolk  for Australia  about 1864  last heard working in gasworks in Adelaide  30 years ago,  brother asks.
DOAD  -  William  and John,  left Shropshire 30 years ago last heard of in NZ 1900  sister Elizabeth asks
LEANEY  -  Josiah,  was owner in 1867 of land on the Waiotara ? block near New Plymouth  brother Joseph  inquires
BOWEN  -  John  is inquired for by sister  Harriet,  last heard of 30 years ago  told he was in Millwall?  going to Australia  about 1888
LANCASTER  -  Charles  gave his address in 1897 as Ruby st,  Wellington,   mother asks.
MULLIS  -  Frank  was in NZ  in 1882?  nephew T.C.Mullis  from Portland  asks
PIDDINGTON  -  Arthur  -  went to NZ  28 years ago  last letter from Palmeston North  in 1895   sister Sarah asks.
HOINVILLE  -  Charles,  left London for NZ in 1864,  sister Ellen inquires
LOVEGROVE  -  Alfred,  left East Molesey,  Surrey,  26 years ago  for NZ,  nephew inquires.


Monday 18 May  1903
Dunedin    -  037
BLACKIE  - 
A woman named Annie Blackie,  aged 33  and dumb  has been missing from her home  --------   her cap has been found in the sandhills.


Tuesday  19 May  1903
Fatalities  038
GAMBLE  -  James, a carter,  was dragged on the tram-line by his horse in Auckland   ------  died  ---  an inquest will be held this afternoon.
WEIR  -  Margaret,  a  widow,  a resident of Whangarei    aged 62  died suddenly in the street here today -------


Wednesday  20 May  1903
Mount Patriarch  -   040
TAPP  -  
There were 130  applications today  for Mount Patriarch,  a small grazing run of 16,020  acres  in the Marlborough district, including several from other provinces. 
                    The successful applicant was Mr H. Tapp,  son of a well-known Blenheim settler.


Thursday  21 May  1903
Nelson  -    041
AYDON  - 
A woman aged 35,  the wife of Mr Archibald Aydon,  a bootmaker,  of Grove st,  Nelson,  gave birth to triplets  last night,  all boys,  the family previously
                     numbered  7 sons.


Friday  23 May  1903
Divorce  -     045
HEINITZ  - 
Richard Heinitz,  an electrician-----  formerly of Auckland,  now of Wellington,   with James Wilson,  married in London,  unknown to either of their parents, 
                         petitioner obtained 2 years work in NZ  wife remained behind ---  -----   lots  more  -----


Saturday  23 May  1903
Divorce  -    048
HEINTZ  -
--    3 private detectives were employed,  ----  they crawled under the house and listened to a conversation in a bedroom  which they overheard.  petition
                            dismissed with costs.


Monday  25 May  1903
Fatalities  050
CARROLL -  Benjamin A.  the cook of the coastal steamer Akarana,  was lost overboard off Tutekaha,  ---   search was fruitless.  Auckland
HAMILTON  -  William,  inquest,  a verdict of death from exposure ----

Birdling's Flat  -     051
HARRIS  - 
A shooting accident ----   serious injury of Mr Sydney Harris,  jun  son of Mr S. Harris  of Little River  ----   brought to town this morning for medical treatment.

Little River  -  052
ARCHER -    
ISLES   -
  2 very well-known residents of Little River have just sold their properties  ---  leaving the district.  Mr John Archer  who was the 1st settler in the district  has
                        decided to settle near Christchurch -- Mrs Isles  the other departure  was also an early resident --  she will take up a farm near the city.


Tuesday  26 May  1903
Auckland  -  052a
BIGELOW  - 
John Bigelow,  who  was injured by a fall in the Calliope Dock  has died in hospital.


Wednesday  27 May  1903
Dunedin  -    054
JONES  -  A man named Richard Jones,  aged 40  supposed to be a widower,  was found dead on the beach in Blanket Bay, Otago Harbour ----    


Thursday  28 May 1903
Fatalities  -  055
FEE  -  Patrick, an elderly man a res. of Clarence st,  Ponsonby,  was found in the harbour,  --------
MEIHANA  -  Niko,  aged about 18 was feeding a horse,  picked up a gun to shoot a bird and stumbled  ----  died instantly.

Probates  - 056
DOYLE  -  Bridget  ----
FLANAGAN  -  Daniel ----
MAHR  -  William  ------
CHAPMAN -  Thomas
ANDERSON  -  Charles --
THOMPSON - Ellen
YOUNG  -  Charles James
WALES  -  William
DICKINSON  -  Joseph
SKELLY  -  Thomas
HODGSON  -  Elizabeth
McKAY  -  Isabella
HARRIS  -  Horace
DONAHUE  -  A.


Friday 29 May  1903
Masterton  -     058
BUICK  - 
William B. Buick, a well-known resident of Opaki   was born in Wellington  in 1842,  been farming in the Wairarapa  for over 20 years -------

Fatalities  -  059
FEE -  Patrick,  inquest at Auckland  --- found drowned  ----  body found in harbour ---
FERGUSON  -  Edwin  aged 21  was found dead at  at bottom of cliff at Denniston,  Westport,  
FRASER  -  Duncan   an elderly man  dropped dead in the main street,  Timaru  ------
DEIGHTON  -  Henry  --- found dead on Mr Acton-Adams farm near Papanui --  inquest will be held.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
12 August 2009

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