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Monday  2 December  1907
Obituary  -  FIELD  -  001
Mr Strickland S. Field,  whose death occured at Heathcote Valley on 27 November  was a very old settler,  having arrived with his parents and a younger
brother in the Canterbury  at  Lyttelton  in October 1851.  Mr Field was then a young man aged 17  born in London in 1834 ---------  Mr Field sen took
up a cattle run  where Templeton now is ----    Mr Field sen.  returned to England in 1858  -----  Mr S. Field was married in 1858  to a daughter of
Dr Parkerson  of Christchurch.  about 1862  and with his brother bought Gray's Hill Run  in the Mackenzie Country  from Mr Hayhurst   ------- 
leaves 2 sons,   5 daughter,  Mrs Field died some 9 years ago.     -----  long column  ----

Auckland Divorce Court  -   003
Stanley Henry WHITE  v.  Caroline White 
Mary  BURNS v.  Thomas Burns  

Gisborne  -  OWENS  -  004
The body of a middle-aged man,  well dressed,  was found ----   a piece of paper with John Owens ----  was found ----  the body has not been
identified locally ---------

Hawera  -  MORRISON  -  005
A boy nmed Hector Morrison,  8 yrs old,  son of a settler at Waihi,  was caught in the belting of the milking machine ----   he died yesterday.

Dargaville  -  MULHERN  -  006
Edward Mulhern,  about 9 years of age,  while bathing at Kaihu creek  ------   was drowned ----  the body has not yet been recovered.

Maintenance  007
HENNESSY  -  John ----  maintenance of his father  -----
CURTIS  -  Mary   against Frank Curtis,  alias Webb,  ---    2 children ----


Tuesday  3 December  1907
Matrimonial  -  ARDLEY  -  008
Harry Ardley  was charged by his wife with failing to contribute  ---  herself and child  ---- -------

Illegitimacy  -  GREGORY  -  009
John A. Gregory -----  maintenance of his illegitimate child ---

Neglecting Children  -  JARVIS  -  010
Jane Jarvis  was charged  with deserting her 2 children,  aged 7 years,  and  10mths  ---  married woman ---  husband disappeared years ago,  ------  
was discharged without conviction  ---  lots more ----

Retiring  -  BLOXAM  -  011
--- Mr A.R.Bloxam,  who has been registrar and sheriff of the Supreme Court at Christchurch for 26 years,  will retire at the end of this month. ----  training
as a lawyer -----  came to Lyttelton in 1863,  2yrs later appointed clerk in the Warden's Court at  Kaniere,  Westland.  in 1879 appointed temporarily clerk
of the Magistrates Court,  Greymouth.  in the same year he became deputy-registrar and deputy-sheriff for Canterbury and in 1881  he was appointed to his
present position.

Auckland  -  Divorce Court  -  012
HORSFALL -  Rose H.  v.  James Horsfall -------
RICKETTS  -  Albert  v.  EmmaRicketts  -----
MEYER  -  Emily  v. John Myer ---
RHODES  -  Alfred  v.  Esther Rhodes  -----
GOOCH  -  Fanny Emily  v, Charles Augustus  Gooch -----
GODFREY  -  Sydney Herbert  v.  Margaret H. Godfrey ----

Dunedin  -  012
McCULLOCH  v.  McCulloch,  husbands petition ---- 
KELLY  v.  Kelly  wife's petition  --------


Wednesday  4 December  1907
Auckland  - Divorce -    013
ANKETELL  -  Ellen Emma Anketell petitioned for a divorce  from Charles Edward Anketell  -------  married  in August 1895  at Melbourne ---   came to NZ
                            6 years ago  ---   to Rotorua ---  until November 1902

Wellington  -    013
TOLLEY  -  Mary Tolley  v.  Edward Charles Albert Tolley,  a butcher  --------


Thursday  5 December  1907
Divorces  -  014
TAIT  - Emily Tait   & Samuel Fullerton Tait  --- married 12 July  1878  at Christchurch ----
WINTON  - Emily Jane Winton  & George Winton ---  married a little over 8 years --------
ROWLANDS   -   Lilian Rowlands  &  William Rowlands --------
PREECE   -    Annie Preece & Charles Henry Preece  ----
MOREY -   Albert Morey  &  Helen Morey  married October 2 years ago  ----
BRINKMAN -   Ethel Agatha Brinkman ----hus. Harold Henry Brinkman.  married in November  1903  at 18 years of age,  her husband  aged 19,  has child --- 
De La MARE -  Glanville De la Mare   &  Annie Elizabeth De la Mare -----married 1888 in Christchurch,  and 2 boys aged 17 and 19 were born to the couple

Divorces  -  015
BURT  -  George H. Burt  & Margaret Burt  married in 1897 in Dunedin  lived in Christchurch until August 1902 -----  no children
CHARLTON  -  Anna Mary & John Robert  ----   marriage took place in Belfast, Ireland in 1889 
GOOD  -  Peter  ---  & Elizabeth    married in April 1902 
IRVINE  -  Ada Elizabeth  & William  Irvine    on 23 May 1901 he left her ------

Obituary  -  HUDSON  -  017
Mr Edward Hawksworth Hudson, of Hudson's Road, Greenpark,   one of Canterbury's early settlers passed away last Monday ----  youngest son of
Captain Hudson  of Old Wadworth Hall,  Yorkshire,  who was Captain of 3rd West York Company.  He was born at Conisbro,  near Doncaster,  Yorkshire
on 19 July 1822 so thus attained  an age of 85 ---- -----  in 1861 he left England for New Zealand in the -------   sailing ship Royal Stuart   ------  lots more -----

Obituary  -  WESTRUPP  -  023
Captain J.E.Westrupp,  a highly respected shipmaster passed away on Wednesday morning --------    was born in Nelson in 1850  commenced his seafaring
career when only 10 years of age. ----  in 1873 secured his masters ticket ---  leaves a widow and 3 daughters.


Friday  6 December  1907
Inquest  -   Palmeston North  -  GOLDFINCH  -  021
Lucy Goldfinch  ------    a ride on a horse,  the pace was at first slow,  but soon became faster  and the girls slipped off  ----  deceased struck the ground
----    lots more ------


Monday 9  December  1907
Examination results  -  scholarship -  025
The following are the successful competitor's in the examinationrecently held for Girls' High School entrance scholarships  - 
THOMPSON  -   Doris,  Waltham School  340  1st
BACHELOR  -  Elsie,   Waltham School   331  2nd
DEVEREUX  -  Evelyn,  Richmond School,  310  3rd
TWENTYMAN  -  Violet,  Sumner School,  300  4th

Accidents  -  Ashburton  026
HARRIS  -  Andrew,  a miner, working at Mt. Somers coal pits got his right foot badly crushed -----
COCHRANE  -  George,  the body was found in his hut at Elgin, Wakanui, -----  singl,  about 30 yrs of age ------

Meeting of creditors  -  FINDLAY  -  028
----   Elizabeth Findlay,  grocer,  Waltham,  -----   lots more -----

Deaths  -  029
GAMBLEN -  New Plymouth  -   William Joseph,  a middle-aged man,  sexton at the Tehenui cemetery ------  
MACE  -  Pahiatua  -  20mths old infant  daughter of Alfred Mace  has been drowned through falling into a well
MARSHALL  -  Nelson  -  George   was found dead near his residence at Ngatimote ------
FORDHAM  -  Dunedin  - Charles Henry,  aged 15 years,  died suddenly  -------


Tuesday  10 December  1907
Christchurch  -  McKEGNEY  -  030
Mary McKegney  -----    comitted to the Samaritan Home -------

Bankruptcy  -  Orders for discharge  -  031
JACQUES  -  W.A.
MARSHALL  -  Frederick L.Robertson
BELWOOD  -  A.C.
IDIENS  -  A.C.
COBELDICK  -  William  jnr.

Maintenance case  -  032
MARTIN -  Robert ----  

Accidents  -  033
McLAY  -  George,  dredgemaster,  the body has been found in the Molyneux,  near Clyde.
SHARP  -  Daniel. a swagger,  about 66 years of age was burnt to death in a hut at Kirwee


Thursday  12 December  1907
Accidents  -  035
SIMPSON -  Auckland   -  steamer Albatross  was some distance up the harbour -- heard cry of  man overboard --- Simpson,  a stoker,  on HMS Pegasus ------
ABEL  -   Taihape  -  Charles  -  a Fijian  -- went to sleep on a table and fell off dead ----  at inquest --- 
BURNSIDE  - Dunedin  -    Edward  -  at a flax-mill at Evan's Flat  a single man  ---  was accidentally killed.

Meeting of Creditors  -  BOYD  -  036
Thomas Boyd  of Christchurch,  cycle maker  ----   lots more  ----

Invercargill  -  Divorce  -  037
SMITH  v. Smith  -----  more ---

Wellington  -  Divorce Court  -  038
HOWAT  -  Sophia  v.  Charles Howat  ------  wife's petition  ---   grounds of  -------
LOVE  -  Theophilus  v. Mary Love -----    husbands petition  ----    desertion ---
BURGESS  -  Nathaniel  v. Adelia Burgess,   husbands petition  -----
OLIVER  -  William Dryden  v.  Mary Louisa Oliver,  husbands petition ----
HOSKINS  - Arthur Oswald  v. Rose Hannah Hoskins,  husbands petition ----


Tuesday  17 December  1907
Application  in  Bankruptcy  -  039
LAUGIER  -  Eugene, ------   a long column -------


Wednesday  18 December  1907
Lyttelton Tunnel -  TAYLOR  -  041
Albert W. Taylor,  the man who was found in the Lyttelton tunnel last night seriously injured -----  progressing favourably --------

Maintenance  -  CURRIE  -  043
Robert Currie was charged with failing to comply  -----  illegitimate child -------


Thursday  19 December  1907
Bankruptcy   discharges   -  044
WOODARD  -  James
DAVIDSON  -  W.L.
SCOTT  -  James

Deaths  -  047
GOJACK  -  Peter  ------     at Waiuku -----
STUBBERFIELD  -  Mrs at Palmeston South ---  her husband is a carpenter at Christchurch.

Accident  -  DUNLOP  -  048
Chief Engineer Dunlop  of the turbine steamer Maori  was badly scalded by one of the vessels circulating pumps  -------

Napier  -  VANTIER  -  051
the death is recorded of Mr John Vantier  ---  connected with the district for the past 50 years.  ----  he was 74 years of age.

Obituary  -  WILKIN  -  053
the death on Paris of Mr J.C.Wilkin,  managing director of the "Lyttelton Times" Company  and a well known figure in commercial and newspaper circles in Christchurch.  was born in London in 1843,  came to New Zealand with his parents in the ship Travancore,   arived Lyttelton March 1851  ----in March last
Mr Wilkin left with his wife and some members of his family on a prolonged tour of the Old World -----      was married in 1870  and leaves a wife,  6 sons, 
4 daughters,  his wife and 2 daughters Misses Alice and Zoe Wilkin  were with him, ----   other members of the family are  - 
Mrs R.G.Thomas,  wife of Supreme Court registrar,  Auckland,       Mrs S.P.R. Cook,   Masterton,  
Mr J,Wilkin,       Mr F. Wilkin,  (Waiau),      Messrs Archie Wilkin,  C. Wilkin,  and Allan Wilkin,  Christchurch,     and Mr G. Wilkin,  (Palmeston North)
-----  a very long column -------

Divorce  -  Wellington  -  PERRY -  055
Arthur Perry,  merchant,  --- divorce from Madeline Perry  ----------


Friday  20 December  1907
Auckland  - Divorce  -  056
BAKER -  Alfred Thomas  v  .Florence Isabella ------

Wanganui  -  CORRIGAN  -  057
the body of a boy named Frank Corrigan,  aged 7 and half years  was found -----  

Addington  Murder  -  WILSON  -  058
Hans Wilson,  who on 13 November,  murdered his wife at Addington -------  long column  ---------


Saturday  21 December  1907
Fatalities  -  060
REID  -  a single girl,  age 23  named Maud Reid  -------   died ---- father a bushman living in the Coromandel,  her mother resides at Otorohanga.
STUBBERFIELD  -    ------- was about 50 years of age ----  hus. Mr J.L.Stubberfield, --  ----    family of 4 sons and 3 daughters ----


Monday  23 December  1907
Blenheim  -  JOBSON  -  063
a man named Jobson was drowned in the Sounds  off the launch Victory,  on Saturday night ------

Meeting of Creditors  -  LAUGIER  -  064
-------   a very long column  ------  meeting adjourned to 6 January 1908


Thursday  24 December  1907
Maintenance  -  SIMS  -  066
John Sims ,  who was arrested on the s.s.Turakina -----  prior to her sailing for London ----  failing to provide for his 4 children -------   going to England to
be married -----   more ----


Monday  28 December  1907
Death  -  WHEELAN  -  067
The death of Mrs Ann Wheelan,  an old identity of Christchurch occurred in Wellington recently  at 76 years of age,   -- she was a native of Armagh County,  Tipperary,  a widow of Mr James Wheelan,  who came out to Canterbury in 1860 ------  resided in Christchurch for over 40 years ----  leaves a family of 4. 
Messrs John & William Wheelan,   Miss Ellen Wheelan,  of Wellington,  and Mrs John Kelly,  of Nelson.


Wednesday  30 December  1907
Dunedin  -  BROWN -  069
William allan Brown,  aged 19,  was drowned ----  in the Wangaloa Creek,  near Kaitangata.

Blenheim  -  Drowning  -  070
3  lives  lost ---    Mrs Arthur Farmar,  aged 37   (nee Jessie  Myhill Worthington)    her daughter,  Rona Worthington Farmar,  and Zita Shaw,  age 12, 
eldest dau. of Mr Frank Shaw, a well known chemist ----  occurred in the Opawa River ------   Mrs Farmar  leaves a husband,  2 younger daughters  and a son. 
Mrs Shaw had a younger daughter in the bathing party.  ---------

Wellington  -  CONOLLY  -  072
at the inquest  on the body of a woman Cecilia Conolly,  wife of Herbert Conolly -------   more ----

Triplets  -  Waitara  -  ISAACS  -  073
Mrs Isaacs,  a Native woman,  gave birth to triplets,  2 boys and a girl,  all are doing well.  ----  Mrs Isaacs is a daughter of Mr Parris Taylor -------

Taihape  -  MORTON  -  074
at the Inquest on Thomas Morton,  aged 72  ------    who died suddenly whilst unloading a truck at Ohakune Station -------


Thursday  31 December  1907
Hokitika  -  DALY  -  076
Mr Thomas Daly,  ex-county chairman,  ------  died this morning  -----  the result of a bicycle ride from South Westland,  whilst returning for the holidays.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ
25 December  2008

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