Andrew John SALTON
- Born: 7 Feb 1857, East Linton, Midlothian, Scotland
- Marriage: Jane TEMPLETON on 7 Feb 1883 in Seaview, Southland, New Zealand
- Died: 8 Aug 1913, Scotts Gap, Southland, New Zealand at age 56
- Buried: 10 Aug 1913, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand
Southland Times , Issue 9283, 30 July 1886, Page 3
Thursday, 29th July. IN RE ANDBEW SALTON, FARMER, OTAUTAU. The creditors in this estate met in the B.M. Courthouse, the Deputy-Assignee presiding. The debtor's statement of his affairs showed bis liabilities (all unsecured) to amount to L 248 5s 9d the principal creditors being Jane Salton (widow), L7O; Beid and Gray,L4o; James Salton;( wages), L20 10s W. L North, Ll7 5s E. Henderson (wages), Ll6 10s Orr Johnson (wages), Ll2; W. Todd, L 1 0; the balance being made up of eleven debts under LlO. The assets, consisting of furniture, tools, sheep, a cow, and two debts, amounted to L 23 11s 3d. The debtor, examined on oath, deposed that he sold twelve horses, three double farrow ploughs, a waggon, and a lot of harness for L 99, through Carswell, White and Co. on 3rd July. He owed the auctioneers L 45 for goods, which sum was deducted from the proceeds of the sale. His brother and one of his men bought a horse each at the eale, and as he (debtor) owed them money he instructed the auctioneers to deduct the prices of the animals, Ll3 ss, from the amount he had to receive. Since 3rd July he had received Llll, and had paid it away. Carswell, White and Co. retained L6O to pay themselves for goods, &c. The wire, which formed part of the goods was used recently to fence a section of 160 acres "which he held from his mother on a verbal lease. He fenced the section to get the horses into condition for sale He held the section from year to year and had within the past few months put improvements on it to the extent of L3O. These consisted of a stable, an addition to the house, fencing, etc. Small and Co.'s timber, for which they claimed, went to line the house. The horses now on the farm belonged to his mother and brother, as did a waggon. Had given four horses to his mother three years ago in consideration of money lent. He sold his share in a mining claim at Merrivale for Llo\emdash (Mr Affleck :To your brother, of course. Yes. There was now an entire horse on the farm it belonged to his brother, and was kept on a part of the land which had been excepted by his mother from the lease. He had said for years past that he might file any day. The Deputy-Assignee said that the position of the matter was that the debtor, with the full knowledge that he was insolvent, had paid away Llll to sundry creditors dnring the past three weeks. He thought the circumstances should be laid before the Judge, It appeared to be a family arrangement all through. On the motion of Mr Affleck, it was resolved that the conduct of the debtor be brought before the Bankruptcy Court at its next sitting. The meeting then adjourned.
Andrew married Jane TEMPLETON, daughter of William TEMPLETON and Unknown, on 7 Feb 1883 in Seaview, Southland, New Zealand. (Jane TEMPLETON was born about 1860 in Waimatuku, Southland, New Zealand and died in 1948.)