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Papers Past HB Herald 04 Jan 1879

SIMON - ROBERTS At Springfield, Puketapu, on 26 Dec 1878, by the Rev. W.C. OLIVER, David SIMON to Charlotte ROBERTS, both of the Island of Jersey

PALMER - CROSSE : On 30 Dec 1878, at Whakaruatapui, by Rev. S. WILLIAMS, William PALMER of Porangahau to Elizabeth Anne CROSSE, daughter of the late Mr C.G. CROSSE Esq, of Porangahau

Deaths BAILLIE : At Milton Rd, Napier, on Dec 26 1878, Alexander Cameron, infant son of George BAILLIE. Aged 8 months

COOK : On 30 Dec 1878, at his residence, Empire Hotel, Napier, John COOK, late of Onehunga & Thames. Aged 58 years

R m Court Henry BLAKE, 11 years, Charles BLAKE, 8 years were in court under the "Neglected Criminals Children's Act ". Their father had died in the gaol from excessive drinking a few days ago and they were now utterly destitute. They were sent to the Industrial school at Meanee for a period of two years.
Monday 06 Jan 1879
Death UPHAM : At Napier, on Jan 3, Percy Firth, fifth son of Edward Johnson & Rosa UPHAM. Aged 6 years

Kopua - On Saturday a boy named SMALL, about 7 years fell down a well 36 feet deep, containing 4 feet of water. He was in the water for 10 minutes and found it was impossible
to resuscitate the lad.
J.A. ANNESLEY - Veterinary Surgeon - Milton Road
Tuesday 07 Jan 1879

Death STEWART : At Napier on Jan 6, F.R. STEWART. Aged 28 years. Christchurch papers please copy. The funeral will leave Mr. D. BLACK's Q.C.E. Boarding house, today at half past 3

A fatal accident occured at the town hall reserve, Carlyle St, yesterday afternoon, by which a laborer named John CARTWRIGHT lost his life. He was undermining a portion of the reserve when a large quantity of earth fell on him. He leaves a wife but no children. John COUGHLAN had his left arm broken at the same time

Kopua - Two men named ROBERTS & BROWNING were killed yesterday by a fall of earth at the mouth of the tunnel on BELL & Co's contract, Ormondville

The following valuers under the Land Tax Act are gazetted:
Charles William FERRIS - Gisborne
Edwin CARTER - Clyde , Wairoa
William Levison COWARD - Waipawa
Joseph TURLEY - Papakura Road District
Walter HALLETT - Puketapu Road District
Frederick DELANEY - Meanee & Redclyffe Road District
John COLLINGE - Havelock, Heretaunga & Clive road District
Edmund TUKE - Maraekakaho, Kereru, Aoranga, Okawa & Petane Road District
Christopher Robert ROBINSON - Te Mata Road & all outlying districts
Charles George Lindsay MARGOLIOUTH - Borough of Napier

James GILLIGAN, the well known race horse owner was found dead in his bed at the Occidental Hotel ( Wellington) this morning
Wednesday 08 Jan 1879

Mrs FINLAYSON - Draper - Wairoa

Inquest Held at the Royal Hotel yesterday morning on the body of John CARTWRIGHT, before
Dr. HITCHINGS, Coroner
Thomas BEAR ( Foreman)
William ASHTON
William RYDER
Thomas RICE
Thomas TENNY
Ezekiel ROWE
Cause of death - HB Herald report- 06 Jan
William KYLE - Laborer in the employ of DAVIES & CONNOR - the contractors
John QUINE - As above
John BRIGGS - Overseer
Charles Emerson TENNET - Medical Practitioner
Verdict : Accidentally killed by a fall of earth

Friday 10 Jan 1879
Death KIRKPATRICK : On Jan 9, at his residence, Waghorn St, after a short illness, Robert KIRKPATRICK. Aged 37 years.

An election was held for four members of the Hospital Committee yesterday.
Those elected were:
Dr SPENCER - 26 votes
M.R. MILLER - 26
C.B. WINTER - 25
Tuesday 14 Jan 1879
Birth MAHON : At Brewster St, Napier, on 12 Jan, wife of M.J.MAHON, District County Clerk, of a daughter

We learn from Gisborne, that Peter REAGAN cut his throt and is now in the hospital in a dangerous condition.
Josiah Richard EVANS - Saddler - Taradale
Henry MONTEITH - Auctioneer - Napier
Archibald M'LEAN - Manager of Douglas M'LEAN's Satation - Maraekakaho
Frederick Christian CALDWELL - Accountant - Bank of Australasia - Napier
Thomas CLANEY - Constable - Napier
Robert Alexander Duncan MOWBRAY - Teller - Union Bank - Napier

Wednesday 15 Jan 1879
Birth REDWARD : At Port Ahuriri, on 14 Jan, wife of Tomas REDWARD, of a son

Death SHIRLEY : At the residence of James EVINSON, Waipawa, after a long and painful illness, Henry SHIRLEY. Aged 49 years
Thursday 16 Jan 1879

Mr Henry SHIRLEY whom died at Willow Bank, Waipawa on Friday night last, had been a resident in this district for about 22 years. He previously had been the proprietor of the Bird in Hand Hotel - Port Ahuriri ( now Commercial) Waipawa Resident Court
Robert CARNELL alias CAMPBELL appeared on a charge of assaulting Margaretta PUUPU, a half caste woman. CARNELL was a bullock driver and was found guilty

Mr ADAIR - Porongahau Hotel
Friday 17 Jan 1879

Birth CLARK : At the residence of her father, Kaikora, on 15 Jan, Mrs Charles CLARK from Poverty Bay, of a daughter

One of the most severe earthquakes that has been felt in Napier for some years was experienced last night at about a quarter to 11 o'clock
Saturday 18 Jan 1879

Death SHARPE : At the residence of Mr.W.DENHOLM, Port Ahuriri, Lucy, second dughter of the late Thomas SHARPE, Auckland. Aged 17 years. The funeral will leave Mr DENHOLM's residence at 10.30 this day.

Hawkes Bay Hospital
The following have been elected members of the Hospital committee by the various bodies: Hawkes Bay County Council : Thomas TANNER, James Nelson WILLIAMS
Wairoa County Council : John Alexander SMITH
Napier Municipal Council : Henry WILLIAMS, George Henry SWAN
Mayor of Napier : John Helier VAUTIER
Elected by subscribers : William Isaac SPENCER, Matthew Robertson MILLER, Henry Arthur CORNFORD, Charles Basil WINTER

Monday 20 Jan 1879

Death WATT : At Longlands, on 18 Jan, James WATT, Esq. Aged 45 years. The funeral will leave his late residence on the hill at 3pm today

Tuesday 21 Jan 1879

H. B. Education Board
Woodville School - nearing completion
Waipawa School - to be completed in 2 to 3 weeks.
Clive - presently raising the frame
Taradale - Contractors have failed. New contractor to be found.
Napier School - Completed by the end of Feb.
Mr.A. M'LEOD - resigned from Hampden School
Mr LYNSAR - Master of Te Aute
Robert HALT is to take up the contract for Taradale School
Wednesday 22 Jan 1879
Death MORRIS : At Waipukurau, on Jan 18, William MORRIS. Aged 38 years. Birmingham papers please copy

Energetic efforts are being made to get the new District School building in Clive Square completed. We need scarce say that though a thoroughly qualified staff of teachers have been engaged for the school, no fees whatever will be charged.

Following is the list of immigrants for Hawkes Bay by the ship "Hudson", which sailed from Plymouth on the 20 Nov.last.
Charles & Isabella CLEGG
John & Jane RYDER & child
Thomas & Mary SHEERES, one son & 2 daughters
Single Men:
Joshua ADAMS
Robt.A. BOYD
Johnstone BOYLE
Robert BOYLE
George IRWIN
William. J. SCALLION
Single Women :
Nominated Families:
Charles & Mary A. MITCHELL & 3 children
James & Margaret YOUNG , 2 sons, 1 daughter & 1 female infant & 1 male infant.
George & Daniel JENKINS
Nominated Single Men:

Thursday 23 Jan 1879

In the list of immigrants for Hawkes BAy expected to arrive by the ship "Hudson" which appeared in yesterday's Herald, we omitted to mention the following expected by the "Warwick". Thomas REIDY & Anne POWELL.

The Penny Savings Bank system will be introduced into state schools on their resumption
Friday 24 Jan 1879

Death O'BRIEN : At the Konini Hotel, Konini. on Jan 23, John Thomas O'BRIEN, eldest & only son of John William O'BRIEN. Aged 6 years & 4 months. The funeral will leave Mr M'CARTNEY's, Taradale at 2,30pm this day for the Napier Cemetery.

James GILBERD - Cordial Manufacturer - Napier
Joseph WELLS - Blacksmith

Saturday 25 Jan 1879

Birth GILBERD : At her residence, Taradale, on Jan 22, wife of H.J.GILBERD, of a daughter

W.MILLER - Fire Inspector to the Borough of Napier
Monday 27 Jan 1879

Last Saturday morning between 9 & 10 o'clock, the Konini Hotel was destroyed by fire. The landlord J.W. O'BRIEN & Mrs O'BRIEN were in Napier when the fire occurred. Their son had been interred in the cemetery on Friday.

Rev. Mr WILKINSON - Newly appointed United Free Methodist Church Minister
Tuesday 28 Jan 1879

Birth NEAL : On Jan 26, at Hastings, wife of H. NEAL, of a daughter

Marriage BOYLE - ANNABELL : By the Rev.A. SHEPHERD, on Jan 25, James BOYLE of Catlands, Havelock to Lizzie, second daughter of Mr ANNABELL, Hastings

Napier School Committee Messrs LAWES, SHANLY, John M'VAY, R.G. GRAHAM, J.W. CRAIG, F. TUXFORD, M'DOUGALL & Rev D'Arcy IRVINE


Wednesday 29 Jan 1879
The accomadation house at Woodville that was formerly occupied by the murdered man OLLANDT and his partner THOMPSEN, has been burnt down

School Committee's Porangahau Messrs - STEWART, POOLE, HERTZEL, CITTADIIN, Graham SPENCER & Jesse HERBERT

Inquest Held at the Royal Hotel, yesterday afternoon before Dr. HITCHINGS, coroner & a jury on the body of Walter KELSALL, who had met his death through being accidentally shot at the butts on Saturday last.
E.PRICE ( Foreman)
Duncan GUY - Clerk at RM Court
Frederick Irving
De LISLE - Doctor- Who said it was a shot that had passed through the calf. It was a mere flesh wound. No bones or important arteries were cut. He considered the deceased died from Pysemia or blood poisoning.
"We find that the deceased was accidentally shot and that no blame attaches to Walter NEWTON. We are of the opinion that a more careful system of signalling
should be used in future"
Thursday 30 Jan 1879
Birth WARE : On 28 Jan, at Waitangi, wife of R.C. WARE, of a son

Death M'DONALD : At her late residence, Pukahu, on Jan 28, Mary, beloved wife of Donald M'DONALD. Aged 28 years. Deeply regretted. The funeral will leave her late residence this day at 1pm.

STUBBS : At the residence of Mr SKIPWORTH, Makaraka, Miss Mary.J. STUBBS. Aged 29 years. Deeply regretted

KELSALL : At Napier, on 27 Jan, Walter KELSALL, late master gunner, Coast Brigade Artillery. Aged 46 years

Gisborne Jan 29 - Colonial Fever of a severe type is very prevalent. Mr A.C. HARRISON, squatter, died today. W. MATTHEWSON is very low


RM Court Larceny - Thomas FLOYD - Charles GOLDSMITH, two boys, the former 10 years old, were brought up charged with having stolen peaches and pears from the garden of Mr James BURNESS, of Tennyson St, on Saturday last, valued at 1 pound. GOLDSMITH had been arrested the previous night and a key was found on him which fitted the lock of Dr, DE LISLE's safe, which had been stolen that day. Both GOLDSMITH & FLOYD had previously had similar charges against them, for which they had been imprisoned.
Both were remanded till next day.
FLOYD's father was also in gaol

Friday 31 Jan 1879

Court The two boys FLOYD & GOLDSMITH were again brought up . They were both sentenced to six months imprisonment and to be whipped privately, once.

Tuesday 04 Feb 1879

Birth WHITE : At Exemere, Te Aute, on Feb 01, wife of J. Franklin WHITE, of a son

Hallensteins has opened a branch in Napier. Mr T. BRIDGER - Manager

Education Board
Mrs GUSH - At Clive School
Miss DONEY - resigned - Hastings School
Mrs M'LEOD - sewing mistress - Hastings School
Miss Louisa CAMPBELL - Pupil Teacher - Hastings School
A. K. HARLOCK B.A. - Master of Hampden School
Wednesday 05 Feb 1879

Birth PRICE : At Napier, on 31 Jan, Mrs.E. PRICE of a daughter

BYRNE : At Napier, on 04 Feb, wife of Peter BYRNE of a son

Deaths LAGOR : At Hastings, on Feb 02, William Henry LAGOR ( late of Cornwall). Aged 44 years

HARE : At the Napier Hospital, on 04 Feb, John HARE. Aged 47 years.

DUNN : At Napier Hospital, on 04 Feb, Eward DUNN, formerly of the 65th regiment. Aged 52 years
Thursday 06 Feb 1879

Death HARSANT : At Waipawa, Feb 4, Walter HARSANT, son of Dr. HARSANT, late Magistrate at Raglan, Auckland. Aged 27 years.
The funeral procession will leave the Oddfellow's Hall, Waipawa at 3 o'clock, this afternoon.

An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at Napier hospital before S. BEGG, coroner, respecting the death of John Hare. The evidence of Dr. De LISLE was to the effect that death had resulted from apoplexy, and a verdict to that effect was returned by the jury.

Gisborne - Feb 05.
Five deaths occurred today - 3 adults & 2 children.
Friday 07 Feb 1879

GRAHAM : At Gisborne, Poverty Bay, on Feb 01, Mrs Andrew GRAHAM, of a son.

Denis O'BRIEN has been arrested in connection with the Konini Hotel fire.
Saturday 08 Feb 1879

Mr WAITE - Schoolmaster - Waipawa

Inquest On the late fire at the Konini hotel was held at the Court house yesterday, before J.E. MACDONALD Esq, coroner and the following jury: F. TUXFORD ( Foreman)
Thomas BOWES
John O'BRIEN - late proprietor of the Konini Hotel
- Brother to John, living at the Incline, occupation - wool washer.
William James BROWN - Carpenter - Taradale
Donald M'DONALD - Shepherd - living at the Incline - Mr KINROSS's Station.
Inquest adjourned until Monday next.
Mon 10 Feb 1879

Capt. SMITH, of the ss "Mohaka" was drowned yesterday morning while coming up to the bar at Porangahau. He went up the mast to look out and in doing so, fell overboard. There being a heavy sea no attempt was made to save him. We have since heard the body has been washed up on the beach at Porangahau.

Birth MACLEAN : At the residence of Arcdeacon WILLIAMS, Gisborne, on Jan 29, wife of C.H. MACLEAN, of a son.

Bleeding at the nose can be stopped by telling a man that his parents were born in a poorhouse. His nose will stop bleeding and yours will begin.
Tuesday 11 Feb 1879

Public spirit is very strong as regards enquiring what was done on board the ss " Mohaka" to save the late Capt.

Birth MOORE : At Napier, on Feb 02, wife of Thomas MOORE, of a son.

Inquest Continuing - Re: Konini Hotel
William GOUGH - Carpenter - Birch's Station - Patea
Arthur SHIELD - Sheepfarmer - Waikonini Station
John WHEELER - Sawyer - Napier
Jane WEBB - Her husband worked on Mr WALLIS's station
William COLEMAN - Ostler at the Konini Hotel
Verdict : That the Konini Hotel was destroyed by fire under suspicious circumstances, but there is not sufficient evidence to show how it originated.
Wednesday 12 Feb 1879

Marriage ABBOTT - DANIELL : On the 5th at Mt. DESERT, Wanganui, by Rev. T. L. TREADWELL, Joseph ABBOTT of Raumai, Rangitikei, to Mary, widow of the late R.A. DANIELL of Wanganui.

Rev.J. PARKIN of Waipawa formerly of Napier, is to be appointed to a circuit on the West Coast.

Denis O'BRIEN - charged with setting the fire at the Konini Hotel was discharged as Inspector SCULLY had no evidence to offer.

Search party that spent 12 hours looking for Capt. SMITH. Messrs WAUD, C. HALES, J. CHOOT, J. HUMBLEBEE, W. O'NEIL, C. MOORE, H. M'MULLIN, DORIN, T. LAMBERT, FERRINGER, DEMPSEY & BOYLE

The stockade at Mt. Vernon has burnt down. It is thought to have been an act of incendiary.

Authority has been received for the immediate erection of the necessary offices and police buildings, at Napier, Danevirk, Clive, Taradale, Hastings, Woodville & Tologa Bay.

Fire at Gisborne - Feb 11 A terrible fire is raging. The places burnt are : BEST's draper & grocer, MASMYTHS - jeweller, Albion Hotel, ADAIR's Store, BRADLEY's Stables, GOODS jeweller, Dr. CURRIES, COOPER & GFIFFITHS shoe shops, ADAM's stationer, FINNERAM's cottage. The brick walls of the new BNZ building, stopped the progress up the street.

Thursday 13 Feb 1879
Inquest: Was held yesterday afternoon at the Railway Hotel, Port Ahuriri before Dr. HITCHINGS, coroner, on the body of Thomas SMITH, late master of the ss "Mohaka", who was drowned on the "Mohaka's" last trip to Porangahau.
John BURTON ( Foreman)
Leicester REDWARD
William BURTON
William COX
Walter CATO
William WILKIE
Alexander DAVIDSON
William MORRIS
Hans Peter HENDRICKSEN - Seaman - ss "Mohaka"
James Logan MUIR - Seaman & Cook - ss " Mohaka"
Henry NELSON - Engineer - ss "Mohaka"
John FARMER - Constable - Porangahau
Thomas STEWART - Settler - Porangahau
Accidentally drowned.

The partnership of Joseph BELL, George BUTLER & John W. PORTER, contractors, Kopua has been dissolved

James S. MASTER - Licensed Native Interpreter

Friday 14 Feb 1879

Mr A. DOWELL - appointed to command ss "Mohaka"

Birth WIGAN : At West Clive, on 28 Jan, wife of O.S. WIGAN, of a son ( stillborn)

MOTLEY : At Shakespeare Terrace, Napier, on 9 Feb, wife of W. MOTLEY, of a daughter

Death COUPER : At Havelock House, on Feb 13, William COUPER Esq. Aged 78 years. The funeral will leave for Havelock cemetery tomorrow at 2pm.

Bay of Plenty Times A boy of about 10 years of age, William FLOYD has been living in Opotiki for the past 3 years with the maoris. According to the natives he was sold to them at Napier by his mother for 2/6d and a kit of kumara. He states his mother and father are still living in Napier and his father is employed as a carter.

Sale of Mr Massey HUTCHISON"s Wharerangi & Warepanga estate, containing 416 acres freehold & 512 acres leasehold to G. PEACOCK Esq for 5,000 pounds.

George Edward Robert M'ALPINE - Bootmaker - Napier
Saturday 15 Feb 1879
Death HAINES : At Meanee, on Feb 12, Sydney HAINES. Aged 30 years.
William .Arthur. BEECROFT - Hotelkeeper - Railway Hotel - Hastings.
Britton IRWIN - Police Constable
William Henry TYLEE - Clerk - Union Bank

Tuesday 18 Feb 1879

Birth MILLER : On 17 Feb at her residence, wife of M.R. MILLER, of a son

Wairoa - 17 Feb A fire occurred destroying four buildings on the Marine Parade. R. DAVIS - Ironmongery & Timber - totally destroyed as were JOHNSON's - tailors, & PARKER's old shop.
FLINT's Store - Most of the goods had been removed.
In order to save the Clyde Hotel, GILLIGAN's Bootshop was removed from the blocks out into the street and this stopped the progress of the fire.


Mrs HARDY - Assistant mistress - East Clive School in addition to the post of sewing mistress Mrs GUSH - West Clive School Mrs TENNANT - Sewing mistress - Danevirk

Wednesday 19 Feb 1879

Marriage MEINERTZHAGEN - CARLYON : On Dec 28 1878 at St Margaret's Westminster, by Rev. Fredk CARLYON, assisted by Rev. J.S. NORTHCOTE, Ernest L. MEINERTZHAGEN, of Wimbledon Common to Alice Gwavas, daughter of the late Capt. G.C. CARLYON, of Gwavas, Hawkes Bay, N.Z.
Thursday 20 Feb 1879

Death COWAN : On 10 Feb, at Ormond, Anne, beloved wife of Michael COWAN. Aged 28 years

A.B. THOMSON - Headmaster - Napier District Public School

From Napier District School - That up to yesterday, 270 scholars had been classified. This is a PUBLIC FREE SCHOOL.

Gisborne Feb 19.
The Borough Council has passed a By-Law, prohibiting the building of any building unless they use stone, brick, iron or concrete in the business and crowded portion of Gladstone Road. And also prohibiting roofing with inflammable material in the borough.

Monday 24 Feb 1879

Page 2 - Write up - Kaitangata Mine Explosion. Full list of the 32 killed ( Will , if anyone interested send them the list).
Tuesday 25 Feb 1879

Marriage NEWMAN - FEATHERSTON : On Thursday Feb 20, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, by the Ven. Archdeacon THORPE, Alfred Kingcome NEWMAN, eldest son of Capt. NEWMAN, of Arlington, Hawkes Bay to Octavia ( Ava), youngest daughter of the late Issac Earl FEATHERSTON.M.D

The well known chief Karaitiana TAKAMOANA M.H.R, for the East Coast, breathed his last an early hour yesterday morning at the Maori Club. he had been ailing for some months. The body of the deceased chief was conveyed to Pakowhai yesterday.

Napier District Shool, opens for the first time this morning.

Harry KENRICK Esq, R.M. of Gisborne - appointed R.M. for the district of Wairoa, with jurisdication to 50 pounds.

Resignation of the commission held in the Napier Artillery by the Honorary Assistant Surgeon, F. DE LISLE, is also gazetted

Gisborne - Feb 24 A young man named BAKER, cut his throat at Ormond. He was low spirited from fever. The verdict returned was one of "unsound mind".

Mr Noble came through from Wairoa to Gisborne in a one horse break in 60 hours. He only had to take the horse out of harness once. It is a fair road, and a splendid grazing country. Fruit is abundant along the road.

Thursday 27 Feb 1879

Birth BAXTER : On Feb 26, at Whately Rd, Christchurch, wife of John BAXTER, of a son.

Archibald BRYSON resided in Hastings St. Napier

A man named NORTHOVEN, a carpenter at the ferry, Tologa Bay, committed suicide yesterday, by hanging himself.

Saturday 01 Mar 1879

Deaths LYON : On Saturday 22 Feb, at his late residence, Boulcott St, Wellington, William LYON. Aged 73 years

LESLIE : On 23 Feb, at Gisborne, Poverty Bay, Alexander Knight LESLIE, after a long and painful illness. Aged 24 years
Monday 03 Mar 1879

Births WELSMAN : On Mar 01, the wife of J.S. WELSMAN, of a son

APLIN : At the Willows, France Rd, wife of Hugh APLIN, of a son

Deaths MANN : On Mar 01, at Symonds St, Auckland, Caroline, widow of thelate T. MANN. Aged 70 years.

LE OUESNE : On Mar 01, at Napier, Joseph LE QUESNE. Aged 45 years. Jersey papers please copy. The funeral will leave his late residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

R. M. Court
Was a claim of 16 pounds 5/ for rent of a house in Napier, which defendant had never occupied, but which had been taken for him by an agent and kept in readiness for him for a considerable time. The judgement was for the plantiff

Wednesday 05 Mar 1879

Births EVANS : On 19 Feb, at Taradale , wife of J.R. EVANS, of a daughter

DANVERS : On Mar 03, at Farndon, wife of A. DANVERS, of a son ( prematurely)

TAYLOR : On Mar 04, at Havelock, Mrs J.C. TAYLOR, of a son

Licensing Court
Daniel WOOD, transferring the license of the Napier Hotel to John ASHTON - Granted
John ASTON - transfer of the license of the London Hotel to Louis BINNIE - Granted
George ELLIS - transfer of the Masonic to James Robert SCOTT - Granted

Tuesday 04 Mar 1879

Births WINTER : On Mar 02, at the Bungalow, Napier, wife of C.B. WINTER, of a son

FOREMAN : On Mar 03, at Dickens St, Napier, wife of Thomas FOREMAN, of a daughter

Napier District School now has over 400 scholars
Miss COVENEY - Teacher - Meanee
Mr GOSNELL - Drill Instructor - Wairoa School

Thursday 06 Mar 1879

Birth HUGGINS : Om Mar 03, at Waipukurau, wife of T. HUGGINS, of a daughter

ROBB : On Mar 04, at Waipawa, wife of Alex ROBB, of a son

Deaths WILSON : On 02 Mar, at Waipawa, John Henry Wilson. Aged 54 years.

GANT : On 05 Mar, at Napier Hospital, John William GRANT, of Ormondville. Aged 24 years. ( That is how the names appear). The funeral will leave the hospital this day at half past 3.

R.M. Court Margaret DONOHUE, was brought up before the court, charged by her father, Hugh DONOHUE, with not being of sound mind. Remand for medical examination.

Waipawa Licensing
Four applicants for new licenses
Mr PETTIT - Settlers - Waipawa
Mr NEWMAN- for a building just completed at Onga Onga
Mr M'KNIGHT - for a house at Ormondville
Mr MORTENSEN - For a house at Norsewood.
There not being a quorum present, the business was postponed till Monday next.

William HAWKER -resides at Taradale
John WHELAN - resides at Taradale

Saturday 08 Mar 1879

Birth SWEETAPPLE : On Mar 06, at Napier, wife of R.D. SWEETAPPLE, of a son

James ROULSTON - new landlord of Terminus Hotel

Court Margaret DONOHUE - Found to be sane
James Hope ROWAN - professional wool sorter
Edward Hume CAMERON - Manager of Ohoko Station at Patea for the STUDHOLME Bros.

Monday 10 mar 1879

Birth BEAR : At Nelson on & Mar, wife of T.W. BEAR, of a son

Deaths HILL: At Taradale, on Mar 8, William HILL. Aged 57 years. The funeral will the residence of his son, R. HILL, on Monday at half past 4.

DOBSON : On Mar 9, at Milton Rd, Bridget DOBSON. Aged 17 years. The funeral will leave the Milton Rd, tomorrow at 3 o'clock
Tuesday 11 Mar 1879

Birth MARTIN : On Mar 09, at West Clive, wife of John R. MARTIN, of a son

Wednesday 12 Mar 1879

Births BIRTH : On 7 Mar, at Fitzherbert Terrace, Wellington, wife of Azim.S. BIRCH, of a daughter

Newman : At Sandford, Onga Onga, on 7 Mar, wife of James . M. NEWMAN, of a son

Thursday 13 Mar 1879

Deaths FOREMAN : On Mar 12 at Napier, Anna Jane, infant daughter, of Thomas FOREMAN.

KELLY : On Mar 12, at Napier Hospital, William KELLY, late of 65th Regiment. Aged 51 years

Waipawa Licensing Court
Robert M'KNIGHT - License for hotel at Ormondville
John PORTER - Ditto
Frederick MORTENSEN - License at Norsewood
James WILLIAMSON - Transfer of the license of the Railway Hotel, Takapau, to hotel to be erected at Norsewood.
All above declined
Mr PETTIT - Settlers Hotel, Waipawa - Granted
J.M. NEWMAN - A new hotel to be built at Onga Onga - Granted.

Saturday 15 Mar 1879

Death MASTER : On 31 Dec 1878,at the Rectory, Chorley, Lancashire, the Rev. James Streynsham MASTER M.A, Rector at Chorley & Hon. Cannon of Manchester. Aged 80 years

A criminal information has been laid against George Prior DONNELLY & Joseph PRICE for combining and conspiring to defraud Renata KAWEPO of the well known racehorses Otupai & Tawera.

Robert Edgar STEVENS - Sheepfarmer - Potaka
Samuel Walter Perry PEDDLE - Resident of Potaka

Monday 17 Mar 1879

Birth BOYD : At Wairoaite, on Mar 12, wife of T. BOYD, of a daughter

Wed 19 Mar 1879

Marriage FAUVEL - TONKS : At the residence of the brides father, Webb Street, Wellington, Francis, youngest son of Ph. FAUVEL Esq, Jersey, Channel Islands to Alice, eldest daughter of W. TONKS Esq, merchant, Wellington
Thursday 20 Mar 1879
Death RYAN : At Napier Hospital, on Mar 18, James RYAN. Aged 42 years.

A young man named Michael O'NEILL, who was in the employment of Michael HAYDEN, contractor, was drowned yesterday. he had been bathing in the sea.

The deceased was an arrival by the " City of Auckland" and it is a curious circumstance that this is the third of those immigrants who have perished by accident.
First - CRONAN - killed at Meanee, by being dragged by a horse.
Second - BRUNEN - Killed at Kopua, by a fall of earth.

Mr THOMPSON - Book Keeper - Criteron Hotel
Henry HILL - Inspector of Schools

Friday 21 Mar 1879

Death BEGG : At Prospect, Napier, on Mar 20, Samuel BEGG. Aged 66 years The funeral will leave his late residence on Sat 22 at 3pm

Sat 22 Mar 1879

Birth FOX : At Napier, on Mar 20, wife of T. FOX, of a daughter
Tuesday 25 Mar 1879

Birth CHEGWIDDEN : At Napier, on 24 Mar, wife of E. CHEGWIDDEN, of a son

John HARDING of Mt. Vernon, Waipukurau, addressed a temperance meeting at Caversham, Dunedin

Thursday 27 Mar 1879

R.M. Court Bolet CHRISTIANSEN & her daughter Annie, aged 13 years, were charged with shoplifting from the bootshops of Mr TUCKWELL & Mr REARDON & stealing boots from each place.
Bolet was discharged.
Annie - sentenced to one weeks imprisonment , with hard labour.
Ole CHRISTIANSEN - Husband & father of the prisoners was charged with being a receiver of stolen goods. The boots were found on his feet. Defendant said he did not know the boots were stolen. The Bench gave him the benefit of the doubt & discharged him.

Friday 28 Mar 1879

Death M'LENNAN : At Napier, on Mar 27, beloved wife of R.H. M'LENNAN, Esq. Aged 22 years. The funeral will leave the Masonic Hotel at 1pm today

Saturday 29 Mar 1879

Birth KING : On Mar 28, at Sea Point, Napier, wife of Alfred KING, Esq, of a son.

Marriage LEYLAND - SUBRITZKY : On Mar 28, at St. John's, Napier, by Rev. De Berdt HOVELL, John Edward, eldest son of Edward LEYLAND Esq, East Clive, to Louisa Bertha, third daughter of J.L. SUBRITZKY, Esq. J.P., Ohora, Mongonui

Death TYLEE: At Napier, on Mar 28, Mary Rickett, beloved wife of J.T. TYLEE. Aged 55 years. The funeral will leave her late residence, on Sunday at 10 am. Mrs J.T. TYLEE - the deceased was the wife of the Commissioner of Crown Lands of this district.
Monday 31 Mar 1879

Birth EDWARDS : On 28 Mar, at Napier, wife of W. EDWARDS, of a daughter

Tues 01 Apr 1879

Death CAULTON : On 29 Mar, Beach Rd, Napier, John CAULTON. Aged 73 years

George JACKSON - Boarding House - Spit
Watene TE HAPUKU - resided at Te Aute

Thurs 03 Apr 1879

We regret to state that two children of very tender age , named MANSFIELD & HAWKINS, were drowned at the Spit, yesterday about noon. The children were amusing themselves in the water at the back of the N.Z.Shipping Co. when the accident happened. They were discovered by the father
of one of the children. We hear they were brought out alive, but expired shortly afterwards.

R.M. Court Edward GOLDSMITH., Augustus DURNEY & Albert WILLIAMS,all boys under 14 years, were charged with larceny of posts and rails,the property of Dr. HITCHINGS. They were sentenced to one months imprisonment with hard labour and to be once privately whipped.
Anne CHRISTIANSEN -charged with stealing two watches and a ring, property of R.W. JENSEN.
Bolet, Charles & Elina CHRISTIANSEN, mother, brother & sister of the accused were charged with receiving. Elina was discharged in consequence of her previous good character and also because she was required as a witness.
Remanded until tomorrow

Friday 04 Apr 1879
Inquest At the London Hotel, Port Ahuriri, before Dr. HITCHINGS, corner, on the bodies
of Thomas MANSFIELD, aged 3 years 3 months and Amelia Mary HAWKINS, aged 3 years 4 months, who were drowned in the lagoon at the back of the N.Z. Shipping Co. stores.
Daniel COTTON was foreman of the jury.
Verdict : Accidentally drowned

R. M. Court
Evidence was taken from:
Hans BYGUM - Jeweller - Emerson St
Rasmus Waldemar JENSEN - Watchmaker -Emerson St
Anne Maria JENSEN - wife of Christen JENSEN - Spit
Chritina JENSEN - daughter of Anne Maria JENSEN
Verdict: Bolet was discharged. Annie & Charles committed to trial at Supreme Court.

Sat 05 Apr 1879

No less than 2451 telegraphs passed through the Napier Telegraph Office in one day this week.

Mrs SCRIVENER, wife of a hotel keeper at Matawhera, was found dead in her bed this morning. Death due to heart disease.

Monday 07 Apr 1879

Members of Waipawa County Council:

Tuesday 08 Apr 1879
Missing Issue

Wednesday 09 Apr 1879

Birth REDWARD : At Port Ahuriri, on 6 April, wife of Leicester REDWARD, of a daughter

Thursday 10 Apr 1879

Birth ANDERSON : On 9 Apr, at Taradale, wife of S.F. ANDERSON, of a son

Friday 11 apr 1879

Birth KROGH : At Port Ahuriri, on Apr 10, wife of O. KROGH, of a son.

Hannah FALLON - Dressmaker - White Rd
John MARTIN - Cook - Clarendon Hotel
William OATLEY - Plumber - Napier
John.W. PORTER - Contractor - Ormondville

Sat 12 Apr 1879
Missing Issue.

Mon 14 Apr 1879
Woodville School was opened on Wednesday last.

Tues 15 Apr 1879

" Employment of Females Act" - Unlawful to employ females after two o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday and after six O'clock in the evenings
on other days of the week, in establishments such as factories, wholesale houses, dressmakers, drapers & other establishments of the like nature.
Mr LIGHT - engineer of the ss " Clyde" - lost his home in Wairoa to fire. The home had been tenanted for the last 9 months by Rev. J. SPEAR & had been empty for two days. Mr LIGHT had taken possession on the previous Thursday & intended moving his family to Wairoa on the next trip of the Clyde on Saturday evening.

Thursday 17 Apr 1879

Deaths M'INTYRE : At West Clive, on Apr 15, Henry, youngest son of David & Agnes M'INTYRE. Aged 6 months

SOWRY : On 10 Apr, at Rose Farm, Woodville, Hannah, beloved wife of Joseph SOWRY. Aged 42 years.

Sat 19 Apr 1879

R.H. HUNTLEY, late Catholic Schoolmaster at Meanee, was found dead in a water closet at Greytown. The inquest was held at the Bush Inn, near Greytown. Verdict: Death was caused by apoplexy

Tuesday 22 Apr 1879
Nothing of local interest

Wed 23 Apr 1879
Death PARKERSON On Apr 22, Montreal St, Sth Christchurch, Ada Jane Mount, wife of Edward PARKERSON. Aged 21 years

His Honor Judge KENNY, arrived in Napier yesterday and will take his seat on the bench for the first time today.

James Luke SEBLEY - committed suicide yesterday at Waipawa.
HB Herald 24 April 1879

Birth ST. CLAIR : At her residence in Coote Rd, Napier, on Apr 23, wife of J.M. ST.CLAIR, of a daughter

Deaths DUNCAN : At Wellington, on 19 Apr, Herbert Rhodes ( Bertie), eldest son of R.J. DUNCAN. Aged 14 years

TYNE : At Waipukurau on Apr 22, Kate TYNE. Aged 25 years. The funeral will leave the Napier Railway Station for the cemetery at 1.15 pm this day.

Gisborne - Apr 23 Mr REES, has satisfactorily settled the question about Mr Woodbine JOHNSTON's run. Mr JOHNSTON retains 11,000 acres, The natives get 3, 000 & 500 acres will be vested in trustees

Friday 25 Apr 1879

The first natural death has taken place in Woodville, since the settlement of the township. Mrs Joseph SOWRY died of consumption. She leaves a husband and a family of 12 children.

A fire occured in the Ohira Bush, Patangata, completely destroying the home of Mr & Mrs FLOYD.

George HOARE - Labourer - Maraekakaho
William Henry GOLLOP - Proprietor - Commercial Hotel - Spit
Eliza Jane GOLLOP - wife of William
Louis BINNIE - Hotel keeper - Spit
James GRAY - Hotel keeper - Albion
Emma GRAY - wife of James
George BLADES - Teller in BNZ Bank

Sat 26 Apr 1879

Death FINCHAM : At Napier Hospital, on 7 Apr, Annie Kathleen FINCHAM. Aged 22 years.
Mon 28 Apr 1879

Births DAVIDSON : At Taradale, on 23 Apr, wife of R. DAVIDSON, of a daughter
NEALE : At Napier, on 23 Apr, wife of W.A. NEALE Esq of Olrig Station, of a daughter.

Death O'CONNOR At the Napier Hospital, on Apr 27, John Thomas O'CONNOR. Aged 21 years. The funeral will leave the hospital at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Inquest Was held at Richmond Park, Waipawa, on Wed last, before Dr. TODD, coroner & a jury, touching the death of James Luke SIBLEY, which occured on Tuesday afternoon. Jury:
COWARD ( Foreman)
Deceased had taken his own life by hanging.
Evidence was given by:
John HARTLEY - Carpenter - Father -in - law of the deceased.
Stated that the deceased was complaining about pains in his head and appeared to be deranged
Mark Hartley SEBLEY - 13 years of age - son of the deceased. He had found the body.
Frank BODLE - Banker - Waipawa. stated the deceased was worried about his debts as he had no money in the bank.
William EBBETT - Labourer
11 jurymen
subscribed their names to a verdict to the effect that the deceased committed suicide whilst in a state of insound mind. Only one juryman dissented.

Tues 29 Apr 1879

Birth GALLAGHER : At Napier, on Sunday 27 Apr, wife of R. GALLAGHER, of a son

Marriage O'CONNOR - SINDELL : At Waipukurau, on 21 Apr, by Rev. Father REIGNIER, William O'CONNOR of County Barrey, Ireland to Mary Ann SINDELL, of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Death SIBLEY : At Willow Farm, Waipawa, on Tues 22 Apr, J.L. SIBLEY. Aged 40 years

It has been decided , we learn to hold an inquest on the body of the wife of Roderick Hugh M'LENNAN. Mrs M'LENNAN died some few weeks ago at the Masonic Hotel, and it being thought by the police authorities that the circumstances in connection with her death call for an inquiry, an order for the exhumation of the body has been issued by
the coroner Dr. HITCHINGS, and a post mortem will be helld by Drs SPENCER & DE LISLE. The inquest is to be held at the barracks on Wednesday next,
but it will be only for the purpose of identifying the body prior to forwarding the stomach , to the Government Analyst at Wellington. On receipt here of his report the inquest will be resumed

Wed 30 Apr 1879
The inquest on the body of Mrs M'LENNAN is tobe held at 10.30 this morning at the Barracks. As we stated yesterday theinquest will be limited to the jury identifying the body.

Roderick HughM'LENNAN is charged with having obtained money and goods on false pretencesand will be brought up on remand at court this morning.M'LENNAN is animmigrant per the ship "Wellington", which arrived at Port Chalmers on20 Mar 1878. He then proceeded to Canterbury as chief shepherd for Sir Thomas TANCRED. Six months ago he went to Melbourne for the purpose of getting married. He did so and on his return to Dunedin he lived in hotels and borrowed and spent money very freely

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