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Hawkes Bay Herald Dec 1857
Special Note on Wonga Wonga detained in Wellington owing to a fatal accident. On Tuesday at 11pm a man named John McEvoy a provincal Govt labourer fell overboard and drowned
Another fatal accident reported was a seaman who came out in the Alma- as a seaman under cogoname of John Jones- Hit by screw and disappeared.
Births At Mangakuri on the 21st ult wife of W.Fred, Hargreaves Esq a daughter
On 27th ult at Doonside Maraekakaho (Hastings) Wife of Frederick F.Ormond Esq of a son
Death on the 1st Oct 1857 in Saint Mary"s Convent of Mercy, Patrick st Cork, Ireland, Sister Rose Doherty, daughterof late Nicholas Doherty,Esq J>P>Ballydruid near Cahir, County of Tipperary, greatly loved and lamented by all.
Married the 24th inst by Registrar of marriages Mr Samuel Davis to Miss Catherine Breingan
On 29th inst at St.James River Hutt by Rev T.B.Hutton,
Alexander third son of the late Rev Alexander Kennedy Minister of Jura
and Colonsay Argyleshire, Scotland to Martha Ridgway, second daughter
of Charles Brown Esq of Wellington New Zealand
Post Office Unclaimed Letters Napier
Allsop T.V Mussen H.G.(4)
Blygh Mussen P and H.G.
Hill,Ninian Tully J.
Law, Chas W (5)
Wetere Kia Inia
Returned Letters - Loye.N, Post Office Melbourne
Venner,Thomas Post Office Melbourne
Detained for postage
Gumersal-agent, Brierly Avenue Ardwick Manchester England
Robert Goode, bricklayer Prahrar Post Office Melbourne Victoria
Mrs Powdrell, Bar Hill, near Malpas Cheshire, England
Bunton Mr John Paterson, New Jersey United States, America
Mr E.C.Lawrence,customs,Topsham, near Exeter, England. Posted at sea without necessary pre payment.
1.Death at Mayfield Sussex, Charles Hardaway Hitchings
Esq, Barrister-at-law, of the Middle temple, aged 35. The deceased was
brother to Thomas Hitchings Esw., Native Surgeon and others for this
Birth at Wairoa 8th inst the wife of Capt.R.P.Burgess of a son, Mother and child doing well.
Married on Thursday 28 inst. by the Registrar of Marriages for the district of Ahuriri, Mr Henry Alley to miss Isabella Walker.
Australian Bishops- Mr Labouchere, on the part of the
Government, has given formal assent to the erection of an independent
episcopal province. Dr.Selwyen ther Bishop of New Zealand being metropolitan.
In addition to the two existing bishoprics N>Z> and Christchurch
three others to be formed-one Nelson-one Wellington- one Tauranga -The
Rev.O.Hadfield,Archdeacon of Kapiti-will be Bishop of Wellington. Rev
William Williams Archdeacon of Waiapu-Bishop of Taauranga and the Bishop
fo Nelson will probably be conferred upon the Rev.Charles J>Abraham,
B.D.Archdeacon of Waitemata, formerly Fellow of Kings College Cambridge.
Feb 28 from Spectator Wreck of American Ship Alexander
-One Man Joseph Soldier death by drowning
Married at Te Aro on Monday the 22nd March by the Rev.W.Kirton,Agnes, third daughter of Mr James Craig to Mr James Ross Bain, Master Mariner of Wellington.
The Magistracy -Mr J.B.Ferguson has been added to the Commission of the Peace for Province of Wellington after resignation of J.V.Smith Esq
Proclamation by his Exellancy Col -Thomas Gore Browne,Companion of the most honourable Order of the Bath,Governor and Commander-in-Chief over Her Majexty's Colony of New Zealand- to do with all parties Aboriginal Natives and conflicts at New Plymouth and to do with unlawful assembly with Arms.
Steam traction on common roads another trimph of steam with a load of seventeen tons, travelling about 3 and a half miles an hour and consuming one half to three quarters cwt of coal, finishes off article and states" could prove that horses may be superseeded to a great extend in agriculture"- Signed Engineer ( I love it just think what this would mean now days, 100 years makes a difference)
Written a letter to the Chairman of Ahuriri Settlers
Association -Capt J.C.Lambton Carter from Mr Wm Bowler Chairman of the
Wellington reform Association dated 23/2/1858
unclaimed letters Post Office Napier
Birth at Napier on Wednesday the 10th inst Mrs Sebley of a son
Married at Lyttleton on 16th March by the Rev.W.Dudley, Robert Heaton Rhodes Esq J.P. of Purau to Sophie Circuit, youngest daughter of Robert Latter J.P.Lyttleton.
Married 25th March at St.James Church Hutt, by the Rev T.Biddulph Hutton,George Sisson Cooper Esq, J.P. of Napier Ahuriri Commisioner for the purchase of Native Lands for Hawkes Bay district, to Ellen Chaffers, eldest daughter of Daniel Riddiford Esq, of Woburn, the Hutt.
Married at St.Pauls on the 21st April by the Rev J.F.Lloyd, Captain James Braund late of Bideford,Devonshire, England to Mary, Eldest daughter of the late Mr William Dennet of Auckland
Married at Napier on the 13th inst by the Registrar of Marriages Mr Henry Howard to Miss Eliza Burton.
Birth at Napier on the 23rd inst Mrs John Sim, of a
daughter. Birth at Patangata on 24th ult the wife of Samuel Lozell of
a daughter dated May 8th
Death at Napier on the 4th inst,aged 21, from injuries
sustained through her clothes having caught on fire, Elizabeth Gould,
wife of Private Gould, 65th Regt, after severe and lengthened suffering.
Southern Cross Capt Mourylan sailed from Wellington to London on 5th inst-First Cabin passengers were Mr and Mrs T.Barlow and child,Mr and Mrs Struthers and 2 children,Archdeacon and Mrs Hatfield and child,Mrs Johnson and 2 children,Major and Mrs D'Arcy and 5 children,Dr.Garrett,Mr Stutfield,Mr B.Gordon,Master Taylor,Master Hall.
Notice to Thomas Craig Carpenter from John Helier Vautier
dated 16th April
21st June Ambrosine from London-left Deal on 27th Feb-passengers W.A. and J.N Wood,Capt and Mrs Marshall, and 3 children(note arrival back in the colony after a absence of two years in England),Miss Bowler,Messrs J.Dalrymple,N.Jacobs,Steerage Messrs.W.Jones,G.Dyson,W.C.Carver,J.Longsod,C.Gamble,C.Haigh.C.D.Lockwood,Miss Sophia Cook
Post Office letter detained for postage
Married at Napier on the 29th inst by the Registrar of Marriages, Mr John Harvey to Miss Emma McClatchie
Married on Thursday 17th June at Sans Souci by the Rev.D.Bruce,Capt Hugh Anderson,late of Aberdeen to Margaret,youngest daughter pf Rev Norman McLeod of Wangari
Birth on 21st June at Tredenham House, Hutt, the wife of George Gwavas Carlyon Esq of a daughter
Died on the 31st May at the residence of Mr Dinnin,Posonby Road, Mr Daniel Davis of the firm of Dinnin & Davis of Auckland and band master of the 58th Regt aged 33 years.( H.B.Herald Sat 19th 1858)
$100 reward a prisoner escaped from Gaol at Wellington
Inquest on Wednesday and inquest was held touching death of infant child of Mr J.Smim, found dead in bed same morning-verdict of accidental death,
Escaped prisoner Wood seen in this area and is belived
to be on his way to Wairoa
Arrived-26 July Wonga Wonga-A.Kennedy- from Wellington-Passengers-Mrs
Harris,Mrs Catchpool,Messrs Fugere,Sturm,Preston,Ferrers,Imlay,J.W.Pilcher,Henderson,Bray
and Wife,Wilson,Pilcher,wife and 8 children.
The brigantine Esther-Capt John Blair, arrived
Birth on the 28th July, the wife of Mr William Lechner,Pourerere
of a daughter.
Married on the 7th July at Christchurch,Nelson, by the venerable Archdeacon Paul M.A, R.J.Duncan esq of Wellington to Mary Ann Blackmore, eledest daughter of J.R.Dodson Esqq of the firm of Hooper & Dodson, Nelson.
Married at Napier on the 2nd inst Mr James Hamshar to Miss Mary Barben
Supreme Court Notice in the matter of Estate of Charles Brown of Waipukurau,in the district of Ahuriri,deceased -Testate. -Trustees Frederick S.Abbott and Edward Collins. Estate granted to Robert Rodger Strang,Esq Registrar of the Court
Death by drowning on Wednesday man named Charles Collier lost his life while in charge of a punt being brought to the Gem for Capt.Sturley-man disappeared.
Capture of the Notorious John Wood by a party of three,
viz,Lance Corporal James Connor,Private John Willis(65th Regmt) and
a man named John Smith(.Have this article if wanted.)Evidently his real
name was James Sinclair absconded from Hobart 4/3/1856-held on a charge
of being an accomplice for the murder of Mr Dunne, of the Franklin river.
Births at Te Aro on the 24th ult, the wife of Captain
H.F.Turner , H.M.65th Regt. of a son
Death at Wellington on the 20th ult at his residence the Union Bank of Australia,Adam Cumming McDonald Esq aged 35 years.
H.B.Herald Napier Oct 9 1858
Ellen has arrived and Capt.Ruxton reports the arrival in Auckland of the ships "Mary Ann" and "Avalanche" from London, the former with 240 passengers, and the latter in 94 days, with 144.
H.B.Herald Oct 16th,1858
Death at Wairoa on the 29th Sept in the 21st year of
age,Elizabeth,wife of Edward A Hamilton, and second daughter of Robert
Hunt,Epsom,County of Eden,Auckland-(H.B. Nov 6th 1858)
Post Office Napier Letters detained for postage Capt.P.0'Brien, 8 Clifton Crescent,Birkenhead, England. Miss H.Miller,Dungerin,Londonderry,Ireland
Hawkes Bay Tribune 1858
Nov 19-Mary Ann -Ashby for Portsmouth.Passengers; Mr and Mrs Lake,Mr and Mrs Marsack,2children and servant.Mr J>S.Hickson,Lieut Herries (65th Regt Major Thompson,Captain Reynolds,Thompson Wynard,Lieutenants Tighe,Crosse,Harrison,Russell,Russel Mariner,Hill,Tighe,Ensign Wynard,McRae,Adjutant Bolton,Doctor Thompson,Snell,Tydd,Quarter-master Slattery,Mrs Slattery and 4 children,Mrs Bolton and 1 child,Miss Tighe,25 Sergeants, and 172 rank and fiole of the 58th regt.
Nov 20 H.B. 1858
Dec 4 1858 H.B.Papers
Birth at Napier on Saturday the 27th ult, Mrs William
Miller of a son.
11 Dec 1858
Dec 25 H.B
Births Drower- at Waipukurau, on 13th Dec, Mrs Frederick
Howe Drower of a daughter
Birth at Napier on the 18th instm Mrs J.J.Kelly,
of a daughter
H.B.Paper dated 24th Jan,1859 at Napier
Letter to H.S.Tiffen regarding nomination for Representative at forthcoming Election of member for the Provincial Council for the Province of Hawke's Bay.From.
Edmund Tuke, Wm.Villers,Senior George,.A.Oliver, John Begg, Frederick F.Ormond, John Garry James, N.Williams, Geo.Thos Fannin, B.D.Danvers, Robert Breingan ,J.L.Herrick, James Hallett, Joseph Torr, Wm.Couper,junior J.B.McBain, John Francon ,William Henry Torr, Monchalin Basill, John MacCarthy ,Thomas Sherley, John Steven,,Junior Edward Davis, George Herbert, Matthew Sullivan, F.D.McKain,James Hawkins ,Thos.Sherley,,Junior James Chase.
This letter was replied to and anyone wanting these letters can contact and I could e.mail or post. This applies to allitems that appear on this list.
Military Promotion in Feb 12 H.B. Paper( from
London Gazette October 26)-To be Major-General,Col.Wynard,C.B,from
58th Foot.To be Col.Ieut-Colonel Patience, 65th Foot.To have commission
ante-dated,Colonel C.A.Arney,half pay unattached.-Exchanges: 6th
Foot,Capt.A.Cooper from 58th, v. H.L.Battiscombe, who exchanged
Drowning, On Wednesday last an inquest was held
at the New Pa Petane, before T.Hitchings Esq, Coroner,touching
the death of Aangus McQyarrie. The following jury were empanelled;John
Macarthy(foreman),Joseph Torr,Wialliam Henry Torr,James.B.McKain,Frederick
D.McKain,Isaac S.McKain,John Stevens,Samuel Lozell,James Hampshaw,George
Herbert,Archibald McDonald,Samuel Single- Witness called William
Henry Thompson. - Verdict unanimous- Found drowned.
Married on the 2nd Inst, at St.Peters Church Wellington by the Rev.Arthur Stock,Frederick John Tiffen,Esq of Ahuriri, to Lucy Eleanor second daughter of G.D.Monterth.Esq,Coroner and Provincial Surgeon,Wellington
At the Tutaekuri Catholic Mission, on the 23rd February, by the Rev.E.Regnier, Mr Thos,Taylor, to Miss Maria Northe daughter of John Northe,Barrack Sergeant.
Birth at Petane, on the 10th Feb, the wife of Mr J.B.McKain of a son.
The Eliezer left Auckland at Midnight on Saturday.
On that evening of that day the John Scott,with 200 passengers,anchored
in Auckland harbour. The Eliezerin addition to a full cargo and
12 passengers, has on board Chloroform, a thoroughbred entire
for Mr Riddell, and 2 mares for Mr Aitken.She called in at Poverty
Bay in passing.
Married at Napier on the 27th inst by the Registrar of marriages, Donald Gollan Esqq, to Fredericka, relict of the late C.L.De Pelichet esq. Reported April 30 1859
An inquest was held at Poverty Bay on the body of Mr Edward Deacon.He was 38 years old and had been a resident for 17 years. It appeared that on day before he disappeared, he had drunk freely and had suffered from derlirium tremens after drinking freely of Tartar.
Fatal accident on Friday the 11th inst, and accident by which two lives were lost-A boat carrying four persons in it-named-Charles Williamson,James Peacock,John Healy, and Christopher Griffiths were leaving the Wainui River-its destination CapeTurnagain. When a blind roller turned her over.Peacock and Healy perished.The bodies have not been recovered at the date of our informant leaving.
Melancholy event- on Friday last some children belonging to the garrison partook of the poisonous berry known as Tutu. To one of those children, the poisons proved fatal- The victim was a boy named John Greenaway, aged two years and nine months, the son a a private.Dr.MacShane attended at once, but his efforts proved unavailing. His death occurred between 3 and 4 0'clock on the Saturday finishing the child's suffering.
March 30th-Birth at Doonside, Maraekakaho, on
the 24th inst, the wife of G.A.Oliver Esq, of a daughter
Reported April 2 1859 Birth at Napier, on the 1st inst, Mrs David Carswell, of a son
Birth at Doonside Maraekakaho on the 5th inst the wife of Wm Doubleday Esq of a son
Birth at Napier, on the 17th inst,Mrs W.W.Yates of a son. Reported April 23 1859
April 16 H.B.Tribune 1859
Justices of the Peace for province of Hawkes Bay
Jun 11 1859
Fears are held for the safety of William Davis and old resident in Napier, who left in a boat and has not yet been sen or found.His boat was found with no sign of its late occupant.
Superintendent's Office,Napier,June 15th,1859
Melancholy Accident- 14/6/1859 "Gil Blas" from Auckland NZ, coming through the rip at the entrance of Port Phillip Heads.Heavy seas swept the decks,carrying overboard her Commander,M.H.Redwood;two passengers named Frederick.S.Brooke and J.Bell;and a seaman named James Simpson(who was at the wheel at the time) Mrs Wedgewood wife of the commander was on board.One of the passengers leaves wife and 6 children to lament his untimely death.Praise was given to the pilot schooner "Anonyma" who gave assistance and brought up to Hobson's Bay by Mr.Pilot Kerr.
Captain.Bowden of the "Moa" has been appointed Commander of "Prince Alfred".Capt Aanderson of the "Spray" to be successor of Capt.Bowden. New Zealander,May 28
Birth at Mohaka on the 29th May, Mrs John Sim of
Squatting on Native Lands-Mr H.St.Hill of Wellington had been fined by the Waipukurau Branch under the Native Land Purchase Ordinance Sess.7,No.19 for occupying native lands as a sheep run in the south Porangahau district Regrets were expressed that he was chosen to be a scapegoat,instead of all being brought within the influence of the law.
Births at Petane, on the 16th inst,Mrs Fredk.MdKain, of a daughter
At Petane, on the 20th inst,Mrs Villers of a son
At Napier, on the 21st inst, the wife of John Christie, of a son.
Married at Napier, on the 19th inst,by the Rev Peter Barclay,Mr Edward Watts to Ann Mein, second daughter of Mr John Steven,Builder.
On the 5th May, at the parish church,Hartlepool,by the Rev.Henry Jones,curate of Wakefield,brother-in-law of thr bride, assisted by the Rev.Robt.Taylor,Thos Tanner.Esq, of Grosvenor-place-Bath, and Hawkes Bay New Zealand, second son of the late Joseph Tanner Esq, of Erchfont,Wilts,to Julia, second daughter of John.P.Denton of Hartlepool,Esq.,Justice of the Peace for the county of Durham.
Sailing match-boat race between Henry Sherley's whale boat and the "Aquilla's" jolly boat.-distance run 8 miles. Whale boat was steered by Toby of the Wonga Wonga and the Aquilla by her owner Capt.Austen. After a spirited contest the former boat beat the latter by more than half a mile.
Oct - Nov 1859
Bush Licenses & Renewals of Existing Ones
(Hotels Etc) 29th Oct
Dec 3 1859- On Tuesday last the barque "Eclipse was towed inside the harbour by the Wonga Wonga. The ship "Christopher Newton" one of Shaw Saville, arrived Sunday last from London, after a passage of 117 days.Among the passengers is Mr Tanner, of Ahuriri and we understand he has brought with him some pheasants,hares,rabbits, and an entire horse from a celebrated racing stud in England_-Spectator-Nov 28
Passengers per Christopher Newton are-Mr and Mrs W Tanner,Mr and Mrs T Tanner,Mr Tanner,Misses Tanner (3) Messrs., H.Edwards,S.Hamilton,Mr and Mrs Croxton,Sarah Croxton,Elizabeth Lye,Eliza Mathews.
Napier Mechanics Institute
Coroners Inquest on the 26 ult an inquest was held at Sherley's Hotel Napier,before T.Hitchens,Esq., Coroner, and a jury, on the body of Josiah Joseph, a foreigner, who was cook and steward of the "Sea Serpent," brigantine,Capt.A.Blair. It appears that the vessel sailed from this port on the 25th ult, and whilst off the Bluff, seeing a boat making for her, fired a gun, which unfortunately burst into pieces, and the poor man was killed on the spot.It ws the recognised duty of the deceased to load and fire the gun, and he had always don so: no flaw had ever been suspected in it.A piece of the gun weighing two and a half pounds was taken from the base of the skull of the deceased after death.The jury returned the following verdict:-That the deceased met his death by the accidental bursting of a gun.
H.B.Herald Napier 10, 1859
BIRTH At Napier on the 4th Inst, the wife of Mrs Thomas TAYLOR, of a son
BIRTH At Spring Hill Ruataniwha on Monday the
14th inst Mrs LUGONG of a daughter
Resident Magistrates Court -Nov 25-ALLEY V REYNOLD,debt
McMANUS V EGAN debt 5 pound 10s for balance of a horse and board and lodging.Judgment for plaintiff 1 pound 6s.11d-the defendant to pay costs.
Trustees of Britannia Lodge Wellington V SHEPHERD- 12 Pound, amount of promissory note and interest.Judgment for plaintiffs, amount to be paid by instalment
EGAN V McMANUS -debt 5 pound 19s for balance of
a horse and board and lodging.Judgment for Plaintiff 1 pound 6s
11d.-the defendant to pay costs
BOORMAN V EGAN- debt 2pound 12s.6d the cost of a lease prepared by plaintiff for defendant.Judgment confessed. With cost SHERLEY V BUNSTER debt 16 pound 10s. for board,lodging and liquor.Case dismissed from the non appearance of the parties
(looks as if Egan v McManus had a little thing going between them as there were a couple of other cases with each in turns being plaintiffs)
Letter to His Honor the Superintendent
Letter to His Honor the Superintendent,William COLENSO, and Thomas
HITCHINGS,Esquires,Members of the Provincial Council for the Town
Gentlemen-We the undersigned Electors and Freeholders
of the Town of Napier, request that you will at your earliest convenience,
convene a Public Meeting, in order that an opportunity may be afforded
for the expression of opinion on the subject of the Land Regulations,
by the Members of the Council for the Town of Napier and their Constituents.
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