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TOUCHING ON DEATH

A Medical History of Early Auckland Based on the First 384 Inquests.
By Laurie GLUCKMAN, Edited by Ann GLUCKMAN and Mike WAGG.
Published in 2000 by Doppelganger, Southern Publishing Group, Auckland.
ISBN 0-9582104-2-X

No index was included in this book. The record of inquests contained within come from four leather-bound volumes owned by Dr Gluckman, which contains copies of the inquest findings. The originals of these inquests conducted between 1841 and 1864 have been lost, apart from a few dating to 1854, now held by National Archives.

The Gluckmans chose not to include all details of the inquests and have left out names of many witnesses and jury members. The difficulties in interpreting old and faded handwriting, and the inconsistencies in spelling in the mid-1800s, means that some of the names may be incorrectly interpreted.

Note that one or two of the inquests concerned fires and did not involve any named person, hence these numbers are missing from the inquests indexed below.

This index is in two parts, the first is and index of the names in the inquests, including that of the deceased, named witnesses and those accused of murder. The second is of medical personnel named in the book. This includes those whose brief biographies were written by Gluckman and also those who are mentioned in the various inquests. Many doctors would have multiple entries as they performed many autopsies or gave evidence at many inquests, hence the page number alongside their name is usually the first or most significant entry
involving them.

An Index of Names:
Surname: First Names: Year :Inquest date :Status: Cause of Death: Inq. No.
ADAMSON John 1847 30 July Deceased ?Accident, no verdict 52
ALEXANDER Mary, about 40yrs 1860 17 May Deceased Typhus fever 283
ANDERSON William 1857 31 May Deceased Accidental drowning 199
ANDREWS H. J. 1854 30 Dec Witness 143
APPLEYARD John 1859 24 Jan Deceased Drowning, intoxication 251
ARTHUR Joseph, child 1863 31 Oct Deceased Run over by omnibus 377
BACON John 1844 22 July Witness 26
BADLEY Winifred, 16mths 1858 27 Jul Deceased Ran under horse & cart 234
BARCHARD Alfred, hotel keeper 1858 12 Oct Owner Fire at Wharf Hotel 242
BARNARD William 1857 19 Jun Deceased Accidental drowning 206
BARNETT Constable 1864 11 Jan Witness 379
BARR William, a prisoner in gaol 1848 19 Sep Deceased Convulsions, disease of the brain 73
BARRETT James 1854 5 Aug Deceased Ruptured gall bladder 136
BARRETT Sarah, a child 1857 8 Sep Deceased Drowning (Well) 213
BATES William 1844 29 Mar Deceased Drowning 19
BEARD Joseph 1855 17 Feb Witness 144
BEGG David, soldier 1857 8 May Deceased Suicide by razor 204
BELCHER Anne 1844 22 July Deceased Intoxication, drowning 26
BENNETT Hugh, Private, 65th Regiment 1854 29 June Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 135
BETTRIDGE Robert, a child 1857 5 Dec Deceased Fall off precipice 219
BOULT William, aged 3 1861 2 Jan Deceased Drowning (Well) 298
BOURNE Catherine, about 70yrs 1862 28 Jun Deceased Aortic aneurysm 336
BOURNE William, child 1846 20 Sep Deceased Run over by horse & cart 42
BOWDEN (alias) William 1852 4 Feb Accused 116
BOWLES William 1860 8 Oct Deceased Cerebral disease 292
BRADLEY John Arthur 1842 20 Apr Deceased Natural causes 11
BRADY John 1856 7 Mar Deceased Drowning 173
BRAN Silas 1847 1 July Witness 51
BRENNAN Michael, about 55yrs military pensioner 1861 8 Oct Deceased Apoplexy (strangulation while intoxicated) 316
BRODERICK John 1856 8 Nov Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 188
BROWN James 1860 24 Apr Deceased Heart disease 282
BROWN Robert, 44y, labourer & horse-breaker 1863 4 Apr Deceased Kicked by horse 359
BROWN William 1848 15 Sep Witness 72
BRUCE James, steward, ship 'Rock City'. 1855 25 Jun Deceased Drowning 153
BUCHANAN Robert 1858 18 Nov Deceased Drowning, intoxication 245
BUNN Benjamin 1863 8 Sep Deceased Drowning (assault?) 373
BURKE Daniel, soldier, 71st Regiment. 1862 21 Jan Accused 324
BURKE Mary, about 49y 1863 10 July Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism 364
BURN Joseph 1857 5 Jun Deceased Crushed by rolling log 205
BURNS ? 1847 25 Oct Accused Executed by hanging 55
BURNS Margaret, 40-50yrs 1863 19 Sep Deceased Choked by food 372
BURRELL William, a child 1856 5 Dec Deceased Natural causes 192
BURROWS Thomas 1860 26 Jul Deceased Suicide by gunshot 285
BUTCHER Francis, Corporal 1850 10 Dec Accused 95
BYCROFT Mary, aged 14 1861 1 Jan Deceased Thrown from cart 300
CALDWELL John, a lunatic 1847 23 Nov Deceased Natural causes 59
CALLINAN Mary, aged 3y 9m 1856 2 Dec Deceased Burns 191
CALLNAN William 1859 30 May Deceased Drowning 265
CALTHORPE A prisoner 1848 19 Sep Witness 73
CANE Charles, child 1848 28 Dec Deceased Drowning 77
CANNING Francis 1855 12 Mar Deceased Inflammation of lungs 147
CAPPING Francis 1852 13 Feb Deceased Suicide by gunshot 115
CAREY Jeremiah 1859 20 Apr Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 260
CARTHY John 1861 1 Jan Deceased Suffocation by collapse of bank of earth 297
CHAMBERS Charles 1843 4 Feb Deceased Natural causes 23
CHAPLIN Catherine 1856 9 Jul Deceased Burns (?murder) 182
CHERRINGTON William, aged 4 1861 14 Oct Deceased Alcoholic poisoning 317
CHURCHES Phoebe, aged 6 1862 12 Apr Deceased Dray overturned 331
CLARK Andrew, 56y, tailor 1862 17 Dec Deceased Drowned (suicide?) 349
CLARK Samuel 1863 16/20 Jul Deceased Drowned 365
CLARK William 1863 16/20 Jul Deceased Drowned 365
CLEARY James, Sergeant, NZ Fencibles 1857 18 Apr Witness 202
CLEMENS Private 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
CLIFFORD David, aged 35 1862 15 Jan Deceased Suicide by gunshot 321
CLIFTON William, Sgt. Major 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
COCHRAN William, about 50yrs 1859 17 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 250
COLEMAN Joanna 1847 2 Nov Deceased Unknown causes 58
COLLINS Eliza 1862 15 May Deceased Choked on food 332
COLLINS Samuel 1860 27 Mar Owner Fire in Shortland St. 280
CONDEN Laurence, aged 2 1859 4 Apr Deceased Drowned (Well) 257
CONNOR Esther 1844 9 Mar Witness 20
CONNOR John 1855 10 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 159
CONNORS David, soldier 1858 9 Mar Deceased Sunstroke 227
COOKE James, Gunner, Royal Artillery 1860 26 Jan Deceased Accidentally stuck by falling bucket 276
COOLAN Thomas 1853 12 May Deceased Drowning 125
COOPER Adjutant 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
COOTE W. H., a vagrant 1848 17 Feb Deceased Natural causes 64
CRAIG Female infant 1857 ? Deceased Convulsions 214
CRAIG Infant son of John & Elizabeth 1844 14 Dec Deceased Overlaid by mother 31
CRAWFORD Ellen, aged 32 1851 14 May Deceased Internal bleeding 103
CRAWFORD Hannah, aged 8 1859 17 Aug Deceased Drowning (Well) 269
CRAWFORD William, aged 45yrs 1859 14 Nov Deceased Apoplexy 274
CROGHAN John 1858 20 Sep Accused 238
CROSS Henry 1842 24 May Deceased Intoxication 12
CROWLEY Margaret, aged 3 1864 13 Feb Deceased Bronchitis 382
CULBERTSON Alfred 1856 2 Apr Deceased Fell over precipice 176
CUNNINGHAM William 1851 9 Sep Deceased Drowning (apoplexy) 106
DALRYMPLE Robert, Chief Mate on ship 'Harp'. 1856 14 Mar Deceased Drowning, intoxication 175
DAVIDSON Martha 1847 6 Oct Witness 54
DAVIS James 1858 30 Jan Deceased Intoxication 224
DAVIS John 1850 6 Dec Deceased Internal bleeding 94
DAY Samuel, infant 1862 15 Sep Deceased Overdose of laudanum 345
DE THERRY Charles 1848 12 Sep Witness 71
DEERING Michael 1858 4 Oct Deceased Fell off wharf, drowned 240
DENBY John Grant, grocer 1863 15 Jun Owner Fire in Queen Street 362
DICK Robert 1842 19 Apr Deceased Head injury from fall 10
DICKINSON John, about 10yrs 1862 7 Feb Deceased Drowned 326
DIXON Charles 1851 7 Oct Deceased Apoplexy 109
DIXON John 1852 4 Feb Deceased Murder by stabbing 116
DONOVAN Denis 1855 8 Mar Deceased Intoxication 146
DONOVAN Eugene, aged 36, former soldier, ex-39th Regt. 1861 18 Nov Deceased Split decision: natural causes (heart/kidney disease) or starvation 319
DRAKE John, Private, 65th Regiment. 1860 30 Jul Deceased Suffocated while intoxicated 286
DRINKWATER John 1854 14 Jan Deceased English cholera 130
DRISCOLL Florence (a male) 1855 20 Nov Deceased Apoplexy 167
DUCROS William 1859 20 May Deceased Drowning 264
DUFF Matilda 1863 17 Oct Witness 376
DUNNE Agnes 1848 6 Oct Deceased Apoplexy 75
DURBRIDGE Sergeant 1857 18 Apr Witness 202
DWYER James, gaoler 1848 19 Sep Witness 73
ELLIOTT George, about 25yrs, carpenter, HMS 'Pelorus' 1861 2 Oct Deceased Fall from horse 315
ELLIS Sarah, aged 8 1850 11 May Deceased Burns 90
ERANGIAWIA An 'aboriginal' 1845 22 Mar Deceased Drowning 32
EVANS Walter, aged 27 1860 6 Nov Deceased Intoxication 293
FAHY John, about 45yrs 1862 4 Jul Deceased Drowned 339
FALLON Caroline (wife) 1854 7 Feb Witness 133
FALLON Michael 1854 7 Feb Deceased Congestion of the brain 133
FAY Ann 1856 16 May Deceased Murder by axe 178
FELLS William 1851 13 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 98
FINNERTY Michael 1852 4 Feb Deceased Internal bleeding 112
FINNIGAN James 1857 8 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 193
FISHER Dugald, about 50yrs 1859 13 May Deceased Drowning 261
FISHER Francis 1841 24 Dec Magistrate 8
FLANNIGAN John, Private 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
FORBES Robert 1849 9 Apr Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 81
FOSTER Charles, 26y, sawyer 1862 26 Aug Deceased Crushed by felled tree 342
FOSTER Police Private 1853 12 May Witness 125
FOWELL Isaac 1861 28 May Deceased Liver & lung disease 305
FRANCIS Emmanuel, a seaman 1857 3 Mar Deceased Drowning 197
FRASER Donald 1848 20 Mar Deceased Crushed by falling wood 66
FRAZER Alexander 1844 16 Aug Deceased Lung disease 27
FRAZER John, crewman, ship 'Ida Zeigler' 1861 13 Sep Deceased Refer inquest No. 314 309
FRAZER John, crewman, ship 'Ida Zeigler' 1861 13 Sep Deceased Drowning, intoxication 314
FRENCH (alias) Isaac 1852 4 Feb Accused 116
FRODSHAM John 1851 2 June Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 104
GARLICK George 1855 15 Oct Deceased Drowning, intoxication 164
GARRATH Corporal 1846 9 Nov Witness 48
GAVIN Thomas 1854 26 Sep Deceased Fall of a bank of earth 138
GEALE Piers 1851 20 Oct Deceased Drowning 110
GEDDES Alexander 1851 30 Apr Deceased Fall from horse 101
GILLINGHAM John, Private, 65th Regiment. 1863 7 Sep Deceased Fell from horse, run over by wagon 370
GILLINGHAM Robert 1856 6 Nov Deceased Hit by horse & cart 189
GIMBEL Clement 1859 18 May Deceased Drowning 262
GOODFELLOW Euphemia, aged 33 1861 26 Dec Deceased Horse & cart overturned 320
GOODMAN Henry, Private 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
GOODWIN James 1861 14 Jun Deceased Intoxication 307
GORYCH William 1848 15 Sep Deceased Accident in shipyard 72
GREEN Alfred, Gunner, Royal Artillery 1863 9 Jan Deceased Boat capsized, drowned 350
GREEN Elizabeth, wife 1863 9 Jan Deceased Boat capsized, drowned 350
GREEN Frederick 1857 14 Apr Deceased Drowning 201
GREENWOOD William 1858 20 Jul Deceased Heart disease 233
GRUT Emily, a child 1857 22 Jul Deceased Burns 207
HALL Hughman 1854 4 Feb Deceased Drowning. intoxication 132
HAMILTON Joseph, soldier, 58th Regiment 1855 5 Mar Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication while swimming 145
HAMILTON Martha 1854 7 Feb Witness 133
HAMPTON Elizabeth 1859 9 Apr Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 258
HAMPTON Mary Jane, aged 9 1863 19 Jan Deceased Burns 352
HANAN John 1859 3 Feb Deceased Drowning 253
HANDLEY Norah, 1 year 1841 24 Aug Deceased Murder 2
HANSON James, Sgt., aged 30, Commissariat Staff Corps 1862 3 Jul Deceased Apoplexy 340
HARNITT Letitia 1858 28 Jun Deceased Exposure, intoxication 231
HARPER Jane Alice 1863 17 June Deceased Murder by stabbing 361
HARRIS William 1848 29 Jan Deceased Drowning 62
HART Ann, a nurse 1862 15 Sep Accused 345
HAWKINS John, ex-58th Regt. 1859 14 Nov Deceased Crushed by felled tree 273
HAYES Thomas (a boy) 1856 8 Jul Deceased Drowning 181
HAYES Timothy 1854 5 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 137
HEDGE Thomas, a seaman 1863 28 Jan Deceased Drowned (assault?) 353
HENRY Hugh, 48yrs, farmer 1862 17 Nov Deceased Cart overturned 346
HERBERT James, 25yrs, seaman 1859 9 Feb Deceased Suicide by hanging 254
HESLIN John, soldier, 2nd Battery, 14th Regt. 1862 21 Jan Deceased Murder by stabbing 324
HEWLETT Edith, aged 20 1862 30 Jun Mother 337
HEWLETT Female newborn infant 1862 30 Jun Deceased Neglect of proper assistance during birth 337
HILL Catherine 1852 15 Mar Witness 117
HILL Robert Prince 1848 18 Aug Deceased Accidental drowning 69
HILLYER Thomas 1841 24 Dec Deceased Head injury 8
HINN Hannah 1847 6 Oct Deceased Childbirth & phthisis 54
HISLING Private, ?58th Regt 1848 31 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 63
HOBBS William, seaman, 'City of Poonah' 1848 8 Aug Deceased Fall from mainsail yard 68
HOPWOOD John 1841 24 Aug Accused 2
HORNE Robert 1856 1 Nov Deceased Drowning 187
HOWELL John 1852 9 June Deceased Drowning 118
HUDGINS Edward 1848 19 Dec Deceased Fell from a hay dray 76
HUGHES Mary, child 1854 9 Jan Deceased Burns 131
HUIRUA A slave, aged 18-19yrs 1846 17 Nov Deceased Natural causes 45
HUMPHRIES Giles, aged 3½ 1860 10 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well) 295
HUTCHINSON Charles, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. 1853 16 JuneDeceased Drowning 126
HUTHERWAY George, Pensioner, NZ Fencibles 1855 17 Aug Deceased Visitation of God, intoxication 158
Illegible Charles, aged 38, shoemaker 1863 17 Nov Deceased Intoxication 378
Illegible Joseph 1862 6 Jun Deceased Drowned 335
Illegible Martin, aged 26, soldier, 2nd Bn., 18th Regiment. 1864 11 Jan Deceased Intoxication 379
Illegible Thomas 1845 20 Aug Deceased Suicide by hanging 36
IRVING Henry 1857 2 Mar Deceased Drowning 196
Jacki, A Sandwich Islander 1860 8 Aug Deceased Drowning 289
JAMEISON Anne 1850 23 Dec Deceased Apoplexy 97
JESSOP John 1842 10 June Deceased Drowning 13
JOHNSON Thomas 1863 15 Jun Deceased Fell from cliff & drowned 360
JOHNSON (?) John 1847 15 Mar Deceased Drowning 49
JOHNSTONE Thos., aged 9 1850 7 May Deceased Kicked in head by horse 89
JONES James 1849 20 June Deceased Murder by stabbing 83
JONES Margaret 1859 5 Mar Deceased Fell off wharf 256
JONES William, 25y, labourer 1863 20 Jun Deceased Heart disease 363
KANNIO A Sandwich islander 1852 7 Feb Deceased Drowning 113
KELLY Thomas 1862 18 Jan Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism 323
KENNEDY William, aged 55, shipwright/carpenter 1863 12 Aug Deceased Fell down stairs and fractured skull 367
KENNEY William 1845 11 Sep Deceased Intoxication 37
KERARA An aboriginal woman 1855 12 Nov Deceased Murder by axe 166
KERR John 1852 13 Feb Witness 115
KILKENNY Mary, aged 54 1862 10 Mar Deceased Ulceration of stomach 328
KILLAWAY Robert, soldier, 65th Regiment. 1858 21 Dec Deceased Drowning 249
KING Isabella 1846 9 Nov Deceased Stabbing, no verdict 48
KING John 1846 9 Nov Accused 48
KINGDON John 1855 2 Oct Deceased Drowning 161
KNUCKEY Patrick 1855 28 Sep Deceased Suicide by razor 160
LAMB Euphemia, aged 8 1859 7 Sep Deceased Fell from cliff onto rocks 270
LAURIE William, a child 1858 20 Dec Deceased Drowning in a pond 248
LAWRY Samuel 1848 18 Aug Witness 69
LAWRY Timothy 1854 30 Dec Witness 143
LEECH Robert 1846 12 Oct Deceased Rupture of blood vessel 43
LEONARD James 1858 11 Jan Deceased Drowning 223
LEYLAND Edward 1863 5 Sep Witness 369
LORRIGAN Daniel 1852 29 Dec Deceased Fall from horse 121
LOWDEN James 1858 24 May Deceased Suicide by razor 230
LUNDIN Elizabeth, a child 1858 10 Aug Deceased Visitation of God 235
MACAULAY Alexander 1855 1 Dec Deceased Struck by falling tree 169
MACKIE Alexander, a coach- builder 1862 20 Mar Owner Fire in Queen Street, deliberate? 329
MADDISON Thomas, aged 28 1859 3 Jul Deceased Drowning 268
MAGEE James 1853 21 June Deceased Thrown from horse & drowned in a swamp 127
MAHON Michael, aged 4 1860 6 Mar Deceased Accidentally poisoned 279
MAILIEU William Adam, doctor 1852 15 Mar Deceased Suicide by razor 117
MAITHER James 1849 7 Feb Deceased Drowning 79
MAKING Catherine 1847 6 Oct Witness 54
MALONE Michael, aged 7 1857 18 Apr Deceased Accidental poisoning 202
MANN Charles 1848 18 Feb Deceased Suicide by gunshot 65
MARRAT John 1859 3 May Deceased Drowning 263
MARSDEN Charles 1855 12 Nov Accused 166
MARTIN Adam, Second Mate, ship 'Avalanche' 1858 6 Oct Deceased Drowning 243
MARTIN Ann, infant 1844 9 Mar Deceased Act of God 20
MASON Child of William 1841 13 Sep Deceased Drowned in a pit 5
MAXWELL James 1857 13 Apr Deceased Head injury 200
MAXWELL Matilda, aged 18mths 1857 13 Aug Deceased Burns 210
MAYHEW William, aged 45, carpenter 1862 17 Jun Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism 333
McBRIDE Elizabeth 1855 7 Aug Deceased Accidental poisoning 157
McBRIDE Private, 58th Regt. (husband) 1855 7 Aug Witness 157
McCARTHEY Charlotte 1845 28 May Deceased Intoxication 34
McCARTHY David, Corporal, 70th Regt. 1861 19 Jun Deceased Exposure & cold (suicide) 310
McCARTHY Dennis 1851 24 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 107
McCOLL Duncan, aged 38-40 1862 25 Nov Deceased Suicide by drowning 347
McDONALD Daniel 1844 16 May Deceased Fall from cliff 24
McDONALD Fanny, aged 2-3 1857 2 Feb Deceased Natural causes (assault) 194
McDONALD Rosa, a child 1857 2 Feb Witness 194
McELWAINE George, gaoler 1848 19 Sep Witness 73
McEWEN Alexander 1849 14 Feb Deceased Apoplexy 80
McGLATHERY John 1845 18 Dec Deceased ?Assault, no verdict 41
McINNES Samuel 1857 14 Dec Deceased Drowned while bathing 217
McINTOSH Catherine, aged 4 1846 1 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well) 46
McINTOSH James 1857 27 Apr Deceased Brain haemorrhage 203
McINTOSH John 1842 15 Nov Deceased Drowning 16
McKAY Eliza, a child 1845 10 Nov Deceased Drowning (tan pit) 39
McKEE Catherine, a lunatic 1854 30 Dec Deceased Suicide by window glass 143
McKEE Robert 1855 20 Dec Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 171
McKENZIE Norman, aged 4 1858 27 Sep Deceased Kicked by horse 239
McKEOWAN Francis, Private, 58th Regiment 1850 10 Dec Deceased Murder by stabbing 95
McKINNON Bernard, soldier 1863 10 Jan Deceased Drowned 351
McLEAN John 1859 7 Jun Deceased Drowning 267
McLEARY Charles, about 30yrs, Gunner, R. Artillery. 1861 1 Aug Deceased Intoxication 311
McLOUGHLIN John, Private, aged 32, 78th Regt. 1861 17 May Deceased Intoxication 304
McMAHON Mary 1859 1 Jun Deceased Aortic Aneurysm 266
McPHEE James, about 38yrs 1864 9 Feb Deceased Intoxication 384
McPHERSON A. 1844 12 Apr Witness 21
McPHERSON David, aged 16 1863 6 Oct Deceased Drowned 375
McSHANE Daniel 1855 10 Apr Deceased Fell over a cliff 149
MEAD Daniel, about 50y, carpenter 1863 17 Feb Deceased Boat c apsized, drowned 355
MECH John 1854 7 Dec Deceased Drowning 141
MENARY William 1858 20 Sep Deceased Murder (head injury) 238
MILLER Gerry 1841 17 Sep Deceased Heart disease 6
MILLER William 1849 24 Dec Deceased Sunstroke, drowning 85
MILLS Emily, aged 11 1847 4 Oct Deceased Drowning (Well) 53
MILNER John 1859 3 May Deceased Drowning 263
MOLONEY Ellen, aged 5 1847 1 July Deceased Burns 51
MONAGHAN Edward, about 33yrs 1860 2 Aug Deceased Consumption (Tb), lungs 287
MONTGOMERY George, a child 1856 6 Sep Deceased Drowned in a creek 184
MOODY Silas, Private, 58th Regiment 1851 3 Oct Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 108
MOORE Mary, child 1844 7 Mar Deceased Drowning (Well) 18
MOORE William, a prisoner 1854 2 June Deceased Dysentery 134
MOOREAN William, aged 18 1862 22 Jan Deceased Drowned? 325
MORRIS Catherine 1859 12 Sep Deceased Burns, intoxication 271
MORRISON Charles, 50-60yrs, travelling tailor 1863 8 Sep Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism 371
MORRISON Ewen, aged 10 1860 13 Feb Deceased Crushed by felled tree 278
MOUDEN William 1858 15 Apr Deceased Accidental drowning 229
MOWBRAY Robert, a soldier 1855 2 Apr Deceased Heart disease 148
MULLANY Michael 1857 30 Dec Witness 221
MULLANY Michael, aged 2 1857 30 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well) 221
MULLIGAN John, Private 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
MURPHY Constable 1864 11 Jan Witness 379
MURPHY Jerome 1861 15 Mar Deceased Suicide by gunshot 301
MURPHY John 1859 18 Oct Deceased Collision on highway 272
MURPHY Lawrence 1857 6 Feb Deceased Fell of wharf, drowned 195
MURRAY Anne, aged 3 1841 9 Sep Deceased Burns 4
NAUGHTON James, Commissioner of Police 1863 5 Sep Witness 369
NEIL Margaret 1854 27 Nov Deceased Apoplexy 139
NEILL Patrick, aged 44yrs 1858 5 Nov Deceased Ruptured heart 244
NEILL William, aged 25, a soldier in gaol 1861 15 Oct Deceased Crushed by fall of rock at prison quarry 318
NEILL William, Private, 58th Regiment 1853 30 Mar Deceased Drowning 123
NICHOLAS Emily 1855 14 Nov Deceased Drowning (Well) 168
NOLAN John 1856 7 Jul Deceased Visitation of God 180
NUGANT Captain 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
NUNAN John 1842 1 July Deceased Natural causes 14
OCKRIM Mary, aged 7 1856 30 Jul Deceased Burns 183
ODIUM John 1859 10 Apr Witness 259
ODIUM Thomas 1859 10 Apr Owner Fire in house, deliberate 259
O'DONNELL Robert 1863 21 Jul Deceased Choked by food 366
O'NEILL John 1860 20 Dec Deceased Drowning 296
ORGANS James (a boy) 1856 8 Jul Deceased Drowning 181
OSTER Sergeant, Armed Police 1863 17 Nov Witness 378
OWEN Roger 1851 6 Aug Deceased Internal bleeding 105
OWEN Sarah, a child 1850 25 Nov Deceased Drowning (Well) 93
PAGAM Thomas 1858 8 May Deceased Intoxication 228
PALMER William 1857 8 Dec Deceased Drowning 220
PARATT Captain 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
PARKER James, aged 26 1861 3 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 299
PASCOE John, ex-HMS 'Orpheus' 1863 3 Feb Deceased Drowned as result of shipwreck 354
PATTERSON Michael, soldier, 58th Regiment. 1855 1 May Deceased Accidental drowning in a well 152
PATTESON J. C., Anglican Bishop 1861 10 Apr Witness 302
PEARCE David 1858 6 Sep Deceased Apoplexy 236
PEARCE Henry, a seaman 1855 30 Jul Deceased Drowning 156
PEGUIN Bridget 1855 9 Nov Deceased Exposure 165
PENNEHAMINA Wilmot, native child 1851 9 May Deceased Drowning (Well) 102
PERRY John, 36y, bushman 1862 30 Jul Deceased Drowned in water hole 341
PERRY Joseph 1849 4 Dec Deceased Internal bleeding 84
PETERS Daniel, seaman, schooner 'Neptune' 1848 20 Apr Deceased Fell overboard and drowned 82
PIGEON George 1855 3 May Deceased Suicide by gunshot 151
PILKINGTON Mrs 1846 9 Nov Witness 48
POOLE W. G. Outfitter & draper 1860 30 Jun Owner Fire in Auckland 284
PORTER James, aged 48 1858 11 Oct Deceased Heart disease 241
PROCTER Mary, aged 20-30 1862 29 Aug Deceased Apoplexy 344
PULLMAN William Noble 1855 17 Feb Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 144
PURCHAS Arthur Guyon, a child 1855 19 Apr Deceased Drowning in a creek 150
PURTLE William 1852 9 Feb Deceased Internal bleeding 114
QUINTON John 1857 8 Jan Witness 193
RATHBONE Richard 1853 30 Apr Deceased Murder by axe & sword 124
RAYNER Jane 1841 20 Sep Deceased Suicide by poison 7
REDWOOD William 1857 14 Apr Deceased Drowning 201
REID Robert 1852 15 July Deceased Internal bleeding 120
ROBERTS Peter 1856 15 Sep Deceased Fell off wharf, drowned 186
ROBINSON Jamina, a child 1842 18 Oct Deceased Drowning (Well) 15
ROBUS John 1856 11 Feb Deceased Suicide by knife 172
ROGAN William, aged 20 1860 8 Dec Deceased Drowning 294
ROWLING James, sailor, HMS 'Calliope' 1853 5 Sep Deceased Drowned when a shore boat capsized. 128
ROXTON M., a sawyer 1858 14 Sep Deceased Aortic Aneurysm 237
RUSSELL John, about 50yrs 1860 18 Apr Deceased Consumption (Tb), lungs 281
SCHIORDER Alfred, about 35yrs 1860 24 Aug Deceased Suicide by poisoning 290
SCHITTLER Ernst, aged 16 1862 14 Feb Deceased Drowned 327
SCOTT Isabella 1856 15 Sep Deceased Intoxication 185
SCOTT James, 42y, labourer 1863 5 Oct Deceased Suicide by gunshot 374
SCOTT Janet, aged 38 1859 25 Feb Deceased Intoxication 255
SCOTT William Covey, aged 73, farmer 1863 5 Sep Deceased Murder by gunshot 369
SEXTON George, about 40yrs, 65th Regiment 1862 17 Jun Deceased Fall from precipice 334
SHANGHAN James, a band sergeant, 58th Regt. 1849 2 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 78
SHAW Mathew, about 55yrs 1848 2 Aug Deceased Heart disease 70
SHAW Thomas (son) 1848 2 Aug Witness 70
SHAW Toby 1845 20 May Deceased Lung disease 33
SHEPHERD W., Sergeant 1857 4 Aug Witness 208
SHIPTON Richard 1850 10 Oct Deceased Drowning 92
SIMMONS Colour Sergeant 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
SIMMS Sergeant 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
SINCLAIR Dudley 1844 23 Sep Deceased Suicide by knife 29
SKEVINGTON John, Reverend, 30 yrs 1845 22 Sep Deceased Act of God 38
SMALE David, Captain 1851 24 Oct Deceased Drowning 111
SMART Thomas, aged 8 1863 14 Mar Deceased Drowned (Well) 358
SMITH George 1851 22 Feb Witness 100
SMITH Jane 1854 4 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 129
SMITH John 1846 3 Nov Deceased Drowning 44
SMITH John, about 34y 1863 18 Feb Deceased Crushed by felled tree 356
SMITH Thomas 1858 27 Mar Deceased Suicide by razor 226
SMITH William 1858 2 Mar Deceased Drowning 225
SMITH William, seaman, ship 'Osprey' 1845 15 Nov Deceased Accidental discharge of a canon while loading 40
SNOW Hannah 1847 25 Oct Deceased Murder 56
SNOW Mary 1847 25 Oct Deceased Murder 57
SNOW Robert, Lieutenant, HMS 'Dido' 1847 25 Oct Deceased Murder 55
SOAPER William, a prisoner 1856 11 May Deceased Heart disease 177
SOUTH Mary, aged 35 1864 6 Jan Deceased Apoplexy 380
SPARE Ann, aged 50yrs 1858 2 Dec Deceased Intoxication 246
STACKPILE George, grocer 1863 14 Aug Owner Fire in Wyndham St. 368
STAPLETON Martin 1852 23 June Deceased Fall from horse 119
STEWART Madeline, aged 2-3 1863 17 Oct Deceased Accidental poisoning 376
SULLIVAN James, aged 50-60 1862 10 Dec Deceased Drowned 348
SUSTIUS George 1861 10 Apr Husband 302
SUSTIUS Sophia, about 33 1861 10 Apr Deceased Spasm of the heart 302
SUTLIFF William 1857 5 Dec Deceased Drowning 215
SYNDON Joseph, a sawyer 1855 12 Oct Deceased Accident (tree-felling) 163
TAMARAPA A 'native man' 1848 12 Sep Deceased Natural causes 71
TARAIWARU An 'aboriginal' 1854 30 Nov Deceased Consumption 140
TAVERNER Thomas, aged 21 1861 27 Aug Deceased Drowning 313
TAYLOR Douglas, child 1844 7 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well) 30
TAYLOR Hugh 1856 14 Jun Deceased Intoxication 179
TAYLOR James, aged 3 1843 12 Jan Deceased Drowning 22
TE RAKATAU Aged 45, Chief of Ngatihaua 1864 29 Feb Deceased Died in prison hulk of dysentery 383
TEAGUE Samuel, aged 16mths. 1857 30 Mar Deceased Drowning (Well) 198
THOMPSON John 1851 22 Feb Deceased Apoplexy 100
THOMPSON T., Corporal, 58th Regt. 1855 5 Mar Witness 145
TIERNEY Michael, Private, aged 35yrs, 70th Regt. 1861 7 Aug Deceased Intoxication 312
TINGEY Henry, a cooper 1862 15 Mar Owner Fire in Queen Street 330
TINN Patrick 1851 7 Feb Deceased Accidental crushing 99
TRAINOR Charles 1850 18 Feb Deceased Internal bleeding 86
TUCKER Gunner, Royal Art. 1860 26 Jan Witness 276
TUNIL Thomas 1848 5 Jan Deceased Drowning 61
TURNER Charles John 1858 6 Oct Witness 243
TURNER William, aged 28, able seaman 1863 3 Mar Deceased Fell from ship's gangway, drowned 357
TURTLEY Arthur (Thomas) 1841 27 July Deceased Drowning 1
Unknown Infant 1845 27 July Deceased No verdict 35
Unknown Male 1847 5 Apr Deceased ?Drowning, no verdict 50
Unknown Male 1848 12 Apr Deceased Open, no verdict 67
Unknown Male 1850 17 Dec Deceased Drowning 96
Unknown Male 1855 9 May Deceased Drowning 154
Unknown Male 1855 11 Jul Deceased Unknown (drowning) 155
Unknown Male 1856 24 Mar Deceased Drowning 174
Unknown Male 1856 20 Nov Deceased Drowning 190
Unknown Male 1857 3 Sep Deceased Not recorded (Drowned) 212
Unknown Male 1857 12 Dec Deceased Drowning 216
Unknown Male 1857 4 Dec Deceased Drowning 218
Unknown Male 1860 25 Sep Deceased Unknown (drowning?) 291
Unknown Male 1861 18 Jun Deceased Drowning? 308
Unknown Male 1862 26 Aug Deceased Unknown 343
Unnamed Male infant 1857 31 Dec Deceased Stillborn 222
VAUGHAN Thomas 1844 12 Apr Deceased Heart disease 21
VERNAN William George 1850 6 June Deceased Apoplexy 91
VERNER Catherine 1844 9 Mar Witness 20
WALKER Alexander 1853 8 Jan Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 122
WALKER Charles 1844 9 Sep Deceased Suicide by knife 28
WALKER Edward 1861 29 Apr Deceased Hit by mainsail, drowned 303
WALL Michael 1858 8 Dec Deceased Drowning 247
WALLIS James, an aboriginal 1854 17 Dec Deceased Assault, head injury 142
WALSH Charles 1860 2 Feb Deceased Fell off cliff, intoxicated 277
WALSH James 1862 17 Jan Deceased Thrown from cart 322
WALSH Moses, soldier 1857 4 Aug Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 208
WALTERS William, seaman, HMS 'Pelorus' 1861 30 May Deceased Fall from rigging 306
WATSON Charles, aged 59 1859 25 Jan Deceased Fell off horse, sunstroke 252
WEBB Thomas 1855 5 Dec Deceased Drowning 170
WEBBER Francis 1841 6 Sep Deceased Drowning 3
WELLARD John William 1850 26 Apr Deceased Drowning 88
WHANGAI A 'native' 1848 12 Sep Witness 71
WHITE Anne 1844 12 Apr Witness 21
WHITE John 1856 16 May Accused 178
WHITE Philip 1857 3 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication 211
WHITE Titus Angus, Govt. Interpreter 1864 29 Feb Witness 383
WILD Joseph, Private, 3rd Waikato Militia 1864 21 Jan Deceased Heart disease 381
WILLIAMS John, a seaman 1848 25 Sep Deceased Drowning 74
WILLIAMS William 1857 5 May Deceased Drowning 209
WILSON John 1846 1 Dec Deceased Drowning (open) 47
WILSON Julia 1857 5 May Deceased Drowning 209
WISHART William Aitken, aged 15, apprentice. 1860 3 Aug Deceased Accidentally stuck by falling object 288
WOOD Thomas, aged 59 1862 2 Jul Deceased Fall from precipice & drowned in pond 338
WOODMAN John 1844 4 May Deceased Drowning 25
WOODS John 1847 29 Nov Deceased Collapse of bank of earth 60
WRIGHT C., Auditor-General of New Zealand. 1858 27 Jul Witness 234
WRIGHT James 1844 19 Jan Deceased Drowning 17
WYNYARD Robert Henry, Lieut. Colonel, 58th Regiment 1850 10 Dec Witness 95
YANDALE John 1842 11 Apr Deceased Heart disease 9


An Index of Medical Personnel of Various Descriptions, Mentioned in
'Touching on Death'. Page number is usually the first (and often the only)
mention of the name. The individual may appear later, or occasionally
earlier in an inquest report but the page number given is the one with
the best information.

Surname. First Names .Period. Status. Page.
ANDREWS Henry John Died 1858 Assistant-Surgeon 75 & 234
AUBERT Mother Suzanne 1835-1926 Nun, nurse and herbalist 76
BACOT John Fl. 1849 Staff Assistant-Surgeon 155
BALLENDER John Died 1864 Surgeon 78
BANNATYNE Richard Fl. 1848 Assistant-Surgeon to 58th Regt. 149
BARR William Fl. 1848 Surgeon 150
BAYNTUN Francis Thomas 1833-1905? Surgeon 78
BEARD Joseph Fl. 1855 Chemist and Druggist 192
BENNETT John Boyle 1808-1880 Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages 79
BOND Joseph Thomas Fl. 1863 Medical practitioner of Auckland 304
BRODENS S. W. Fl. 1861 Surgeon on HM S.S. 'Pelorus' 278
BRUEN Austin Fl. 1862 Staff Assistant-Surgeon, Otahuhu 289
CAMPBELL Archibald Alexander Fl. 1855 Assistant-Surgeon to 58th Regt. 197
CAMPBELL John Logan 1817-1912 Doctor 79
CARBERRY Andrew Thomas Neill Fl. 1862 Assistant-Surgeon, 2nd Battery, 14th Regt. 288
CARTER John Elliott Fl. 1862 Surgeon, 14th Regt. 288
CARTER Matthew Fl. 1850 Physician 161
CLIFFORD John H. Fl. 1847 Staff Assistant-Surgeon 143
COLLINS John F. 1860 Hospital Sergeant, 58th Regt. 259
CONWAY Thomas Simpson Fl. 1844 Surgeon 127
CORBETT Robert Telfor Fl. 1866 Physician & surgeon 80
CURTIS Arthur Fl. 1857 Surgeon 221
DALLISTON James Joseph Robert Fl. 1851-63 Surgeon 169
DAVIES William D. 1856 Surgeon & Coroner 81
DAVIS Joseph Fl. 1856 Chemist and Druggist, Onehunga 231
DAY Richard Fl. 1859 Doctor of Medicine, Onehunga 247
DURBRIDGE Sergeant Fl. 1857 Former Hospital Sergeant, Fencibles 221
EARLE Edward Emra Fl. 1858 Surgeon, MRCS (England) 238
ELMSLEY Joseph Fl. 1860-64 MD (Aberdeen), of Otahuhu 268
EVERET William Fl. 1863 Staff Assistant-Surgeon to 12th Regt. 304
FENGAN William Banker Fl. 1847 Acting Surgeon, HMS 'Dido' 142
FISCHER Carl Frank Fl. 1857 Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Berlin 228
FISHER Robert Elliot Fl. 1863 LRCS (Edinburgh), of Onehunga 313
FITZGERALD Charles Fl. 1862 Medical practitioner of Howick 286
FORD Samuel Hayward Fl. 1845 Surgeon 132
FRANKLYN Henry Robert Fl. 1858-62 B.Med (Aberdeen), MRCS (England) 241
GAMMIE Patrick Fl. 1841 Assistant-Surgeon 118
GOLDSBORO Charles Field Fl. 1861-63 Surgeon to 1st Bn. Auckland Militia 294
HAMILTON Mr Fl. 1864 Druggist of Auckland 320
HESSION Thomas Oliver Fl. 1861 Assistant-Surgeon to 70th Regt. 279
HODGKINSON James Fl. 1860 MRCS (Lon.) of Remuera 260
HODGKINSON Samuel Fl. 1858 Surgeon, of Parnell 236
HOOPER Clarence Fl. 1862 Surgeon at Mangawai 302
HOOPER John Fl. 1862 Surgeon 81
HOOPER John Henry Fl. 1863-64 MRCSE, LSA, Surgeon, Hobson St. 310
JOHNSON John 1794-1848 Surgeon & Coroner 82
KENTERDINE Thomas Brutton 1827-1894 MRSC, LAC, Surgeon & Coroner 82
KING Dr Fl. 1863 Medical practitioner of Papatoetoe 307
KING Mr Fl. 1864 Druggist of Otahuhu 320
KNIGHT Charles 1808-1891 Surgeon & Botanist 83
LANCASTER John Innes Fl. 1847 Surgeon Superintendent on ship 'Sir Robert Hales' 147
LEE Walter Fl. 1848-63 MRCS (London), Surgeon 156
LEURY Morris Fl. 1842 Surgeon 125
LORRELL Cornelius Fl. 1864 Master of the General Hospital in Albert Barracks. 319
MacSHANE Eugene Fl. 1860 Assistant-Surgeon to 65th Regt. 264
MAHON Henry Welsh Fl. 1849 Surgeon, Onehunga 156
MAILIEU William Adam Fl. 1851 Died 1852 Surgeon 171 & 179
MARTIN Samuel McDonald 1805?-1848 Doctor & Journalist 87
MASON Benjamin Earnshaw Fl. 1858 Surgeon, MRCS (Eng.) 243
MATTHEWS Richard Fl. 1851-62 Surgeon, MRCS (London) 169
MATTHEWS William Fl. 1859 ? Surgeon 245
McANDREW William Fl. 1845 Assistant-Surgeon 133
McGAURAN Thomas Francis Fl. 1856-59 Surgeon 83
McGUIRE William Fl. 1862 Head Nurse, Provincial Hospital, Auckland 287
McKENZIE William Fl. 1847 Chemist & Druggist 141
MEIKLEHAM George C. Fl. 1861 Surgeon to 70th Regt. 277
MEREDITH Henry Bruce Fl. 1862 MRCS (Eng.), of Otahuhu 193
MONTGOMERY Alexander George Fl. 1857 Assistant-Surgeon to 58th Regt. 225
MOORE Philip Callow Fl. 1859 House Surgeon & Attendant 88
MORRIS Joseph Fl. 1844 Surgeon 130
NEILL Doctor Fl. 1860 Assistant-Surgeon to 58th Regt. 259
NICHOLSON Mark Edwin Bullen Fl. 1864 MRCS (Eng.), Assistant-Surgeon, Auckland Militia 321
O'HARA Doctor Fl. 1862 A military surgeon 299
O'NEILL James Fl. 1841 Doctor & Apothecary 120
PHILSON Thomas Moore 1817-1899 Surgeon & Coroner 88
POLLEN Daniel 1813-1896 Doctor, Coroner & Politician 89
POTTER Mr Fl. 1864 Druggist of Queen Street 321
PURCHAS Arthur Guyon 1821-1906 Doctor & Minister of Onehunga 89
ROBERTSON Doctor Fl. 1862 Surgeon, 40th Regt. 288
ROBERTSON Henry Fl. 1846 Staff Assistant-Surgeon 145
SAM Seth Fl. 1864 MRCS (Eng.), in charge of Maori prisoners on prison hulk 'Marion'. 322
SHIELL Thomas Wildridge Fl. 1858 B.Med (Dublin) LRCS (Ireland) 238
SHORTLAND Edward 1812-1893 Doctor & Magistrate 89
STRATFORD Samuel John 1802-1871 Surgeon of Auckland 90
TEMPLE William Fl. 1861 Assistant-Surgeon to Royal Artillery 280
THIBAULT Achilles Pierre Fl. 1863 Member of the medical faculty of Paris,
practising in Auckland 308
THOMSON Alexander Fl. 1862 Assistant Staff Surgeon, Auckland 298
THOMSON Arthur S. Fl. 1849 Surgeon to 58th Regt. 155
TURNER Charles John Fl. 1858 Medical student 242
WARRINGTON Augustus Fl. 1851 Surgeon, MRCS (London), Onehunga 169
WEEKS/WEEKES Henry 1814-1894 Surgeon, FRCS (London) B.Med (Lon) 90
WHITE Thomas Edmonde Fl. 1858-59 Staff surgeon to 65th Regt. 256
WILL George Elmsley Fl. 1861 Staff Assistant-Surgeon 284

With Grateful Thanks to Michael Butler