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Glasgow to Port Chalmers 1860

OTAGO COLONIST  SEPTEMBER 28 1860
Otago Witness September  29 1860 page 4
Shipping Intelligence: September 24 - Henrietta, Cumming, from Glasgow, May 30 1860
[Otago Witness 4 August 1860, Page 4]

Passengers - Paying their own passages : 
Andrew		John 
[Begg		Samuel]
Black		Archibald 
Bremner 	John 
Cameron		Duncan, wife, 2 sons & 2 daughters
Dickson		William 
Dugard		Robert  (Duguid)
Eadie		William  wife, 1 son, 2 daughters
Erskine		James
Falconer	Janet
Farmer		James B. 
Ferguson	William 
Graham		George 
Grant		Elspeth 
Greig		David & wife
Greig		Janet
Hamilton	Mrs. David
Hewat		Robert wife & son & daughter
Litster		James 
McColl		Duncan 
McGill		William 
McLellan	James 
McLellan	Catherine 
McNeil		Hector, wife & daughter
Mill		Robert
Mill		William and wife Catherine 
Munro		Donald 
Oliver		Elizabeth 
Reid		Simon 
Robertson	Jas.
Ross		Donald  & wife
Smeaton		James 
[White		John]

Assisted emigrants:
Ballantine (?Ballantyne) Francis & Wife, 4 sons, 5 daughters
Cairns		 Peter & Wife, 1 son
Cameron		 Ewen & Wife, 7 sons, 3 daughters (Allan, Duncan & Ewen)
Cameron		 John and wife & Margaret (Angus Cameron paid �3 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on Sept. 24 1860 for John's passage))
Candich		 Margaret & 1 daughter
[Crichton	 William]
Clark		 Ann
Couper	(?Cowper)	 Ann
Crichton	 William
Dallas		 Thomas & and wife Elizabeth
Deans		 George & Wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters (Alexander Deans paid �44 5s passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago)
Deans		 John & Wife, 1 son, 1 daughter
Duncan		 Peter
Duncan		 William
Ferguson	 James
Gordon		 John
Grant		 James & Wife (Elspet)
Gray		 Walter wife, 3 sons, and daughter.
Greig		 Janet (paid �14 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on February 2 1872)
Gunn		 Hugh
Hardie		 James, & Wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters
Henderson	 John & Wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter (Alexander Henderson paid �38 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on April 16 1863)
Hislop		 Mungo & Wife, 1 son
Hunter		 Archibald & Wife, 1 son
Kinloch		 Margaret
Livingston	 Charles & Wife, 3 sons, 4 daughters
Mackay		 Angus
McColl		 Duncan & Wife, 4 sons, 4 daughters
McEwen		 Jessie
McKenzie	 John & Wife and 2 sons
McLaren		 John ?gardener (Dundee)
McLaren		 John & Wife, 2 sons 
McLeod		 Alexander & Wife, 1 son, 2 daughters
McPherson	 Angus & Wife
Marshall	 James & Wife, 2 sons
Mathieson	 Alexander
Morrison	 Malcolm & Wife, 5 sons
Murdoch		 Peter
Oliver		 John wife and 5 sons (James Oliver paid �10 passage money to the Provincial Government of Otago on May 26 1869)
Orr		 John & Wife, 6 (?5)sons, 3 daughters
Robertson	 Robert & Wife, 6 daughters [Annie]
Robertson	 John
Rogers		 George & Wife
Sinclair	 Robert & Helen, James, John, Arthur 
Sinclair	 Robert & Wife
Smith		 George
Steedman	 James & Wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter
Steven		 James
Sutherland	 John (?Lybster)
Sutherland	 Benjamin
Sutherland	 John & Wife, 1 son, 1 daughter
Swan		 Agnes
Webster		 Robert
Young		 William & Wife, 3 sons (James)
The above list includes 
  4 farmers
26 ploughmen
17 shepherds
  3 masons
  9 quarrymen
  3 blacksmiths
  4 carpenters
  1 tailor
  1 teacher
  4 gardeners
14 labourers
20 female servants.

From Otago Colonist, 28 September 1860 P.4 "THE HENRIETTA"
The barque "Henrietta" arrived at the Heads on Monday morning, after a passage of 115 days from Glasgow.  The rather protracted voyage is referable to bad weather since passing the meridian of the Cape, previous to which not a reef had been taken in the topsails. She had on board, at starting 238 souls, equal to 194� statute adults, a  number which has been somewhat reduced by the casualties noted below. We regret to learn that sickness has prevailed, and is still prevalent among the passengers to a considerable extent, though there have been no infections or contagious diseases. Various reports are in circulation as to the cause of illness, it having been alleged by some that the accommodation on board was insufficient, by others that the passengers have not received the necessary medical attention: and certainly the disgraceful fact that the surgeon was locked up on a charge of drunkenness a few hours after landing, does not say much for his fitness for his onerous duties. The captain states, however, that the passengers were far from generally healthy when they embarked, and their appearance on boarding was certainly not such as could have been wished, or equal to that of previous arrivals. One female died on board the "Oberon" on the passage up the harbour. We presume that some inquiry will take place, and therefore refrain from further comment.
The following births and deaths have occurred:

BIRTHS
July 17		Mrs. J Deans	 of a son premature (died in 24 hours)
July 20		Mrs. R Sinclair	 a son
July 17		Mrs. Hamilton	 a daughter 

DEATHS
July 18		Mary Deans	 aged 2 yrs	 Decline
July 19		R Robertson	 aged 40	 Apoplexy
August 6	John Sutherland	 aged 23 months	 Decline
August 30	Robert Orr	 aged 2 yrs	 Marasmus
Sept 5		John Cameron	 aged 15 yrs	 Brain fever
Sept 7		Hannah Oliver	 aged 19 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 13		Catherine Cameron aged 20 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 17		Catherine Cameron aged 19 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 22		Grace Cameron	 aged 23 yrs	 Brain Fever
Sept 26		Mrs. Ballantine	 aged 26 yrs	 Decline

The following address was given signed by 70 passengers:
"Dear Sir,-
Now that we have landed in our adopted land we feel it to be our duty to express our high appreciation of your qualities as a commander and your conduct as a gentleman. We likewise desire to testify our appreciation of the conduct of Mr.Finnie Chief Officer and Mr.Turner second Officer and also of the crew who have done everything in their power to add to our comfort by many acts of kindness during the voyage With every wish that prosperity may attend to you to the termination of your career we remain yours, &c."
  

Information courtesy of Alison de Caen who is researching the Hamilton and Litster families. Posted 3 January 2000.

Otago Witness, 6 October 1860, Page 5
The following; letter, accompanied by a gold chain was presented to Captain Cumming of the Henrietta by a number of the passengers : We, the undersigned passengers by the barque Henrietta, from Glasgow to Otago, wish to express our gratitude and esteem of Captain Cumming as a commander and gentleman, and also his uniform kindness and attention to promote our comfort during the voyage, by presenting him with a gold chain, wishing that all success may attend him to the end of his career.

HENRIETTA - 1859
Master: Captain Andrew Cumming
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1856.
Tonnage: 432 tons.
Construction: 1854 in Sunderland.
Owners: Raynor Bros.
Port of registry: Sunderland
Port of survey: Clyde
Voyage: sailed for India


Deans - Two families from Berwick, SCT, arrived in Dunedin from Glasgow, Sept. 1860. A son John George m. Emily Smart in Timaru in 1879 and went to Waimate until 1894. What did his parents' family do from their arrival in 1860 till 1879? Also the other family, George, wife, 3 Sons & 3 daughters. What became of their lives? Both arrived on the Henrietta.  If you have any information to share of the deans family please contact Barry Pycroft. Posted 26 March 2007.

John DEANS and his wife Alison ANDERSON, both born around 1828, John in Foulden Deans, BEW, Scotland, and Alison in Lintlaw, Scotland. Marriage was on 28 March 1856. A child, George, who was born 18 Jun 1856 in Bewwickshire, Scotland, died Green Island, Dunedin, and buried 3 days later in the Green Island Cemetery.  John George married Emily SMART on 21 July 1879 at the St Mary's School Church in Timaru.

Emily SMART married George DEANS, son of John. George died 15 Nov 1930 in Green Island. Seven children of George and Emily who moved with with George to Waikaka Valley,  Southland sometime between 1894-1897, ocupations listed as Carter, and Farmer.

Emily SMART, daughter of William SMART and Sarah WILLSON, was born 8 Jan 1852 Riccarton, Christchurch, baptised 15 Feb 1852 at St Paul's, Papanui, Christchurch, died 7 Jun 1894 in Waimate, buried 3 days later in the Waimate Cemetery.

Between them, 7 confirmed children:
Sarah Emily Allison - b. 14 Jan 1880 Waimate
William George - b. 4 Jul 1883 Waimate
Frederick John - b. 7 Jun 1885 Waimate
Flora Isabella Alice - b 24 Mar 1887 Waimate
Ellenor Mary May - b. 12 Oct 1889 Waimate
Jessie Maud Mary - b. 1 May 1891 Waimate
Charles Alexander - b. 4 May 1894 Waimate (died about 1 month after Emily)

Emily did have another child before Sarah Emily, but I'm not sure of George is the father or not. He is: James Henry SMART - b. 21 Jul 1874, Greendale, Canterbury.

George remarried in 1910 to Sarah Ann ELLIS on 27 Jul 1910 at Burnside, Green Island, Dunedin. No children from this marriage, but Sarah did have one from her previous marriage. Also, Sarah was the daughter of William ELLIS and Eliza SMART. (Eliza being Emily's sister).


Otago Daily Times 17 June 1912, Page 4
Another one of the sturdy band of pioneers passed away at his residence, Lakeside, on Friday, May 24, in the person of Mr Arch. Black, of the firm of Morrison and Black, farmers. He was one of the earliest, settlers in the Cluthua district, having resided on the same farm for 50 years. He was widely known and highly respected by all who came in contact with him. He was born in the parish of Kilfinnan, Argyleshire, Scotland, and came out to New Zealand in the ship Henrietta, arriving in Port Chalmers in 1860.

Oamaru Mail, 4 August 1919, Page 3
By the death on Saturday at his residence, Lune street, of Mr William Dickson at the ripe age of 85 years, the Oamaru district loses one who has long been associated with its white stone activities. He was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1842, and reared to a country life. In 1860 he landed at Port Chalmers from the ship Henrietta, and for a short time was in Dunedin and Invercargill. Since 1868 he has been settled in the Oamaru district, mostly engaged in working the white stone, and since 1895 was in charge of the T.T. quarry. His wife predeceased him in 1903. Latterly he had been residing in Oamaru. He was a member of the Court Pride of Oamaru Foresters' Lodge, of which he was the oldest member, and in which he took a great interest. He held the position of P.C.R., and at the time of his death was a trustee.

Otago Witness 2 February 1899, Page 23
Mr James Hardie, who passed away last week at his daughter's residence in George street, was a settler of nearly 40 years standing, and was one of the first three persons who want to live at Mornington. He was born at Aberdeen, where he served his time to the masonry trade, and he was one of several Scottish masons who wore chosen in 1855 to go to Rio to superintend the native labour in the building of Price's second railway. After a couple of years in South America, he returned to Great Britain, but in 1860 came to the colony with his family, arriving at Port Chalmers in the Henrietta. He was engaged on various public works, including the building of the first bridge over the Mataura at the town of that name, the contraction of several culverts in the Kwarau district. though erection of the fist lighthouse in Otago, and the erection of the first gaol. For several years he carried on a contracting business in Mornington, where he was well known not only in business, but also in temperance work, to which he was enthusiastically devoted, especially in connection with Bands of Hope. He lost his wife in 1863, but he is survived by a family of four daughters and two sons Mrs J, Neil of George street), Mrs A. M'Laren (of Goodwood, Palmerstpn), Mrs W. H H. Carey (of Mornington), Mrs Bremner (of George street), Mr John Hardie (of Mornington), and Mr George Hardie (of Wellington). He also is survived by 33 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He had lived to his eightieth year.

Oamaru Mail, 2 October 1914, Page 4
On the 1st October at her residence, Margaret Cunningham, relict of the late Robert Hewat. Private interment.
The death is reported of Mrs Hewat, of Reed street, relict of the late Robert Hewat. The deceased lady, who was 84 years of age, had been ailing for some time, and her demise was not unexpected. With Mr Hewat, Mrs Hewat bore her share of the trying vicissitudes of pioneer colonisation. The late Mrs Hewat was born at Edinburgh. She arrived at Dunedin with her husband and family in 1860 by the ship Henrietta. After a few weeks in Dunedin Mr and Mrs Hewat decided to make their home in Oamaru, and were therefore residents of very long standing. Mr Hewat predeceased his wife by four years. The deceased lady was of sweet retiring disposition and these qualities gathered round' her a wide circle of friends. Throughout her long residence here, and while the strength to do so remained she took an active part in Church life at St. Paul's, of which congregation she was one of the oldest members. She is survived by a family of four sons and three daughters, to whom widespread sympathy will be extended in their bereavement. G.L. Greenall, Undertaker, Thames Street.

Auckland Star, 9 September 1926, Page 11 MRS. MARGARET HOLMES.
Another of New Zealand's pioneers has died in Auckland in the person of Mrs. Margaret Holmes. Born in Lockgelly, Scotland, she arrived in Dunedin in 1860, in the ship Henrietta, being them fourteen years old. Her father, the late Mr. James Steedman, opened a blacksmith's shop in Rattray Street, and later at Waihola and Oamaru. He used to take pride in the fact that he made the first plough for a well-known firm in the South, whose implements have since become famous. The deceased lady married Mr. John Holmes, who had arrived in Dunedin from Victoria, with a fine team of horses, and frequently accompanied him on his trips to the diggings and inland. Her husband carried the first boat from Dunedin to Lake Wakatipu, and also a well-known bridge for the same district. He died in 1913. Mrs. Holmes had many interesting stories to tell of those early days, when Dunedin was a village. She leaves a family of thirteen, and many grandchildren, most of whom are in New Zealand.

Otago Witness, 20 October 1860, Page 5
An Inquest was held at the house of Mr. John Johnstone, farmer, North Taieri, on the body of Wm. Ferguson, labourer, who recently arrived in this colony by the "Henrietta." James Smeaton, an acquaintance and fellow passenger, stated that deceased had been afflicted with rheumatism at home, which induced him to come to New Zealand, in the hope of getting rid of it. He was very lowspirited on the voyage out, and rheumatic. On his arrival he heard that this was a very bad climate for rheumatism, which information had afterwards depressed his spirits. About two weeks since deceased went into the employment of Mr. Johnstone, and feeling rheumatic pains in his back and hip, he obtained an embrocation from Dr. Nelson. On Saturday last he became worse, and confined to bed. On Sunday his friend Smeaton visited him ; on bidding deceased farewell, the latter said it is not very likely you will see me again. Smeaton endeavoured to cheer up his drooping spirits by telling him he would soon get rid of his rheumatism. Deceased said, there is more the matter with me than rheumatism. I have taken a draught out of the bottle of embrocation, in older to make away with myself, as I am not going to be a burden upon any person. Smeaton then bade him good bye, and went down stairs and informed Mrs. Johnstone of deceased's attempt to destroy himself. Mrs. Johnstone sent up the servant Angus Ross to bring away the bottle of embrocation ; he immediately returned, saying deceased was nearly gone, he was either vomiting blood or something else. Mrs. Johnstone and Smeaton immediately went up stairs to deceased, who was then dead, with his throat cut, and the razor with which he had committed the rash act, lying close by. The Jury, after a short consultation, returned a verdict" That deceased bad destroyed himself, being at the time perfectly sane." The Coroner therefore ordered him to be buried at night, between the hours of 9 and 12, and his property to be confiscated.

Otago Witness, 20 September 1905, Page 29
The Wyndham Herald reports the death of Mr John McLaren, of Wyndham, who died on the 10th inst. while sitting in a chair. The deceased, who was 66 years of age, arrived at Port Chalmers in 1860 in the ship Henrietta, and has been a resident of Wyndham for the past 35 years. Mr M'Laren is survived by his widow, two sons, eight daughters, and 11 grandchildren. 

Clutha Leader, 12 July 1895, Page 5
Our obituary to-day contains the name of another old and much respected settler of the Clutha district Malcolm Morrison who died on Tuesday last at the full age of 76 years, after only about a week's illness. Mr Morrison was born at Mill House in the parish of Kilfinnan, Argyleshire, Scotland, on August 12, 1819. He arrived in Otego by the ship Henrietta in 1860, and after spending about two years in Dunedin looking out for a suitable locality in which to settle, he decided on the Kaitangata district. la 1862 he took up the Lakeside property, on which he has resided ever since. Mr Morrison took a lively interest in public affairs and for many years was a member of the Crichton Road Board. He was a first-class Gaelic scholar and was president of the Clutha branch of the Gaelic Society. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. His end was peace, as he passed away quietly at 8.30 p.m. in presence of all his family, he being quite conscious to the last. He leaves a widow, four sons and one daughter, all grown up.

Otago Witness 8 October 1902, Page 58
The death is announced of Mrs Malcolm Morrison, a resident of Lakeside, Kaitangata, of some 40 years standing. Mrs Morrison came out to New Zealand in the ship Henrietta, with her husband and family. The late Sir John McKenzie came out by the same ship. Two years after their arrival in the colony the family removed to Lakeside, where Mrs Morrison has lived ever since. Deceased, who was said to be one of the most accomplished Gaelic readers in Otago. She was 79 years of age, and is survived by six sons and one daughter, her husband having died six years ago.

Bruce Herald, 18 February 1907, Page 3 Early Settlers' Picnic.
James Morrison, River Bend, Stirling; ship Henrietta: Born at Kilfinnin, Argyllshire, in 1857, so I was only a little "kid" when I first set eyes on Maoriland. However, I must allow there is no place in the world like New Zealand.

Otago Daily Times August 1916, Page 3
The Mataura Ensign states that Mr Hector McNeil, of Forest Hill, who died on Thursday at the age of 89 years, arrived at Port Chalmers, with his wife, in the ship Henrietta in the year 1860, and in a few months went south and took up land at Forest Hill, where they had remained ever since. Mr M'Neil belonged to the Island of Mull, and possessed many of the best qualities of the typical Highlander. Mr M'Neil leaves a widow and eight of a family, including Mr D. M'Neil, head master of Waihopai School, and Mr Angus M'Neil (school inspector) and Mr A. McNeil (draper( all of Invercargill.

New Zealand Herald, 24 February 1909, Page 8
The death has occurred at Dunedin of Mrs. J. Neil, wife of the well-known herbalist. Mrs. Neil, who was 65 years of age, landed in Dunedin early in the year 1860 in the Henrietta, and had resided in and around the city since, with the exception of two years on the West Coast, where she was married in 1868 and about one year in her native land. She has left a family of nine. The eldest son (Dr. J. Hardie Neil) is now practising in Auckland, and Dr. W. F. Neil is now in England. The two sons were students and graduates of the Otago Medical School. Mr. J. G. Neil, the third and youngest son, is a graduate of the New York College of Pharmacy.


Otago Daily Times 6 January 1908, Page 4
By the death of Mr James Smeaton at Mosgiel on December 22 Otago loses another of her early settlers. Born at Gargunoch, Scotland, in 1836, he sailed for New Zealand in the ship Henrietta in 1860 amongst his fellow passengers being the late Sir John M'Kenzie. Mr Smeaton first went to Tokomairiro, and whilst there made part of Gabriel Read's prospecting outfit, and when gold was discovered at Gabriel's Gully he was naturally attracted thereto. Was later on in business at Princes street South, Dunedin, during part of which time he was engaged in carrying to the goldfields at Dunstan. These being the days of the bushrangers; some rather exciting times were experienced. On one occasion, when on his way to town with a quantity of gold, the subject of this note thought it advisable to temporarily rid himself of his wealth when seeing some men approaching. Mr Smeaton afterwards went to North Taieri for a decade, combining farming with blacksmithing. He finally settled down at Mosgiel as a blacksmith. One of Mr Smeaton's early jobs was to convey a large boat from Dunedin to Lake Wakatipu, via Waimea Plains. This craft was floated on to the waggon at about the site where the chief telegraph office now stands. Mr Smeaton was a member of the Mosgiel Borough Council and a steward of the Taieri Amateur Turf Club at the time of his death. He leaves a widow and a family of 10 to mourn.

Otago Daily Times, 18 April 1911, Page 8
Mr Arthur Sinclair, Bluff, writes:"I arrived at Dunedin in the barque Henrietta, from Glasgow, in September, 1860. I was in Dunedin only a fortnight, and then came on to Invercargill. I reached Gabriel's Gully on the 10th of August, 1861, after walking all the way from Invercargill, which took six days. In those days there were no made roads at all, only bridle trades. The township of Lawrence was unknown, and there was only one small township about half a mile up the Gully, with one store, and the police camp was on the spur above the township, with one sergeant and two policemen. The food supplies were taken up to the Gully in bullock drays, the charge from Dunedin to the Gully being £100 a ton. After a while they used horse teams, and the roads were so bad at that time that two or three teams had to start together, so that they could pull one another out of the bogs.  The prices of food were as follows Flour, £10 per sack of 200lb; sugar, 1s 6d per lb; tea, 5s per lb  and everything else in proportion to these prices. When the first baker started to bake bread the price was Is per 41b loaf. The method of saving. the gold was a short sluice-box, about 10ft or 12ft long, with an iron plate with holes bored in it at the end of the sluice-box to let the water and gold pass through, falling into a ripple box with green baize at the bottom to catch the gold. I was only 15 years of age at the time, and was too young to dig for-gold, so I got into a store belonging to Mr McIndoe, of Tokomairiro. After a time he gave up the business, and I then went into the store of Herbert, M'Kinlay, and Co. The came business is still carried on in Lawrence, but by Mr McKinlay's sons. At that time the branches of the bank were at Wetherstones Gully, and as M'Kinlay and Co. were big buyers of gold, a part of my duty was to take gold to the bank every Monday morning on horseback. Wetherstones was then the main township. I was with the firm until I left to go up to the lakes, and I did not visit Lawrence again until 1890."

Otago Daily Times, 2 August 1898, Page 7
Another of the early settlers has just passed away after a short illness in the person of Mrs Joan Sinclair, of Castle street, widow of the late Robert Sinclair, who died some six years ago. Mrs Sinclair was born in Dunbeath, County Caithness, Scotland, in 1829. She was married in 1858, and about that time, New Zealand being much spoken of as a field for emigration, the couple left their Highland glen, arriving here by the sailing ship Henrietta in' 1860. Mrs Sinclair has lived in her home in Castle street for nearly 30 years. Quiet and unostentatious in manner but deeply imbued with that fervency of religious feeling which is so striking a characteristic among Highlanders, the couple were known among a circle of friends as embodiments- of the Christian virtues of faith and charity. Mrs Sinclair was in her sixty-ninth year and iğ survived by two daughters, one of whom is in business in Castle, street, the, other being engaged as schoolmistress at Milton.

Otago Daily Times 17 July 1909, Page 10
The death is recorded in the Palmerston Times of Mr John Sutherland, of Goodwood, one of the earliest settlers in the district. Mr Sutherland arrived at Dunedin in 1860 by the ship Henrietta. After working some time at his trade as a blacksmith at Dunedin and Waikouaiti, he went to Gabriel's Gully, where he was a partner in the richest claim. When (he claim was' worked, out he left the diggings and went to Goodwood, where he purchased the land on which he resided ever since. He was born in Caithness in 1835, and was married at the late Sir John M'Kenzie's residence at Puketapu in 1862. Mrs Sutherland survives him, and he leaves a family of one son (Mr William Sutherland, Goodwood) and two daughters (Mrs Win Pittaway and Mrs J. H. Cunningham). In 1874 during an epidemic of scarlet fever four of his children (2 boys and 2 girls) died within a period of 24 hours.

Timaru Herald, 22 September 1915, Page 7 MR ROBERT WEBSTER
An old resident of the Timaru district, Mr Robert Webster, died at Washdyke yesterday. The late Mr Webster was born at St. Andrews, Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1839, and arrived at Port Chalmers in the ship Henrietta in 1860. He obtained employment in Dunedin and Oamaru as a gardener, and later followed the Gabriel's Gully and Dunstan rushes. After a period spent on the goldlfields he resumed gardening work in Southland. Subsequently he was employed by Mr B. Rhodes as gardener, and by the Hon. John Martin in Wellington. He came to Timaru in 1871, and was in the grocery business in 1877 when he entered the furnishing trade in Barnard Street. Some years later he retired, but returned to active life again and kept a store at Washdyke until the time of his death. In 1872 the late Mr Webster married a Miss Cullmann, who died in 1887. By this marriage there, was three daughters. Mrs Foster of Ruapuna, Mrs Shields of Timaru, and Mrs Wilson of Washdyke. He remarried in 1890, his second wife being Mrs Shields of Timaru who predeceased him by eight years. By the second marriage there was no family.