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The Otago Witness was a four page newspaper was published weekly, on Saturday mornings.  BDM's are found on page two above the editorial and on the same page as the shipping column

January 6
Birth. At Lourel Point, Anderson's Bay, on the 3rd inst., the wife of David Bower of a Daughter.

January 20 1855
Birth. At Hill Side, Dunedin, on the 14th inst., the wife of Francis A. Cargill, Esq., of a Daughter.

Died. At Saddle Hill Park, on the 13th inst., William age 2 years and 7 months, son of Mr William Jaffray.

February 3 & February 10th
Birth. At Glenythan Cottage, Walker Street, Dunedin, on the 21st ult., the wife of Mr William Simpson of a Daughter.

February 10th
At Manor Place, on the 5th instant, the wife of Mr J.R. Johnston of a Son.

February 17 1855
At Dunedin, on the 3rd ult., the wife of Mr B. Dawson, late of Aden Cottage, Thorpe, county of Surrey, of a Son and Daughter.

At Maclaggan Street, Dunedin, on the 6th ult., the wife of Mr James Kilgour, merchant, of a Daughter.

February 24 1855
Marriage. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Caversham, Dunedin, by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, M.A. John LEMON, Esq., of Goodwood, eldest son of the late J. Lemon, Esq., of St. Ann's, Jamaica, to Mary Emma, youngest daughter of John Sumpter, Esq., of Whetstone, in the county of Middlesex, England.

The Times, Friday, Jul 06, 1855
February 24 1855
On the Feb. 21, at Caversham, Dunedin, by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, M.A. John LEMON, Esq., of Goodwood, Otago, New Zealand, eldest son of the late J. Lemon, Esq., of St. Ann's, Jamaica, to Mary Emma, youngest daughter of John Sumpter, Esq., of Whetstone, in the county of Middlesex.

March 24 1855
Birth. At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 16th inst., the wife of Mr John Logan of a Son.

March 31 1855
Births. At Green Island Bush, on the 13th ult., the wife of Mr William Martin, of a Daughter.

At Stafford Street, Dunedin, on Saturday, the 19th ult., the wife of John Hyde Harris, Esq., M.P.C., of a Son

At Dunedin, on the 29th inst., the wife of Mr. Robert Twelvetree, of a Daughter.

May 5 1855
At Derry, banks of the Molyneux, on the 27th March, the wife of Thomas Martin, Esq., of a Son.

At Breadalbane, on the 5th ult., the wife of Mr S. Gibbs, of a Daughter. 

At Waihola Park, on the 14th ult., the wife of James Gillon, Esq. of a Daughter.

May 26 1855
Birth. At Owhiro, East Taieri, on the 21st instant, the wife of the Rev. William Will of a Daughter.

June 30 1855
Birth. At Dunedin, on the 19th ult., the wife of Mr Millstead of a Daughter.

Death. At the School-House, East Taieri, on the 15th instant, Isabella Saylers, wife of Mr Alexander GEBBIE, Teacher. Much and justly regretted.

July 14 1855
Births. At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 26th ult., the wife of Mr Andrew Kay of a Daughter.

At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 28th ult., the wife of Mr A. Baker of a Son.

At Woodhaugh, near Dunedin, on the 12th inst., the wife of Mr Edward McGlashan of a Son.

July 28 1855
Births. At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 17th inst., the wife of P. Proudfoot, Esq., of a Daughter.

At the North-east Valley, on the 22nd inst., the wife of Mr Peter Crew, of a Daughter.

At the North-east Valley, on the 24th inst. the wife of Mr Hans Strain, of a Son.

11 August 1855 Otago Witness
Births. At Stafford Street, Dunedin, on the 15th ult. the wife of Mr F. Hare, of a Daughter.

At Meadowbank, Tokomairiri, on the 17th ult., the wife of Mr John McKechnie of a Son.

At Brooklands, Inch Clutha, on the 14th ult., the wife of Mr William Willocks of a Son.

At Ebbin Cottage, Dunedin, on the 4th inst., the wife of Mr H.F. Hardy of a Daughter.

Marriages.
At Hillside, the residence of Captain Cargill, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. William Bannerman, William Ferguson, Esq., Molyneux, to Robina, daughter of the late Robert Rattray, Esq., W.S. Edinburgh.

At the house of Robert Williams, Esquire, Caversham, on the 9th instant, by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, M.A., James Pillans MAITLAND, Esq., eldest son of Joseph Maitland, Esq., and grandson of the late A. Maitland, Esq., of Dundrennan, to Ann HAZIL, only child of the late Charles Septimus Clunn of Birchinton, Kent.

August 25 1855
Marriages.
At Royal Terrace, Dunedin, on the 20th ult., by the Rev. Thomas Burns, Mr George ELDER BROWN, of Maxwellfield, Anderson's Bay, to Maxwell McDonald, youngest daughter of James Finlayson, Esq., 23 Chapman Street, London. 

At Hopefield, Anderson's Bay, on the 9th instant, by the Rev. Thomas Burns, John SOMERVILLE, second son of Mr John Somerville of Charlesfield, to Margaret OUGHTON, youngest daughter of Mr George Brown of Anderson's Bay.

September 8 1855
Marriage. At Silver Mains, East Taieri, on the 21st ult., by the Rev. William Will, James GIBSON, eldest son of Mr William Gibson, Silver Stream Station, to Harriet SHALDERS, eldest daughter of the late Robert Shalders, Canterbury, New Zealand.

September 29 1855 page 2
At Dunedin, on the 16th inst., the wife of Mr J.W. Jones, of a Daughter.

Married. At Harriot Hill, Dunedin, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Thomas Burns, Mr Robert MARSHALL, Dunedin, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr David Miller.

October 13 1855
At Dunedin, on the 25th August, the wife of Mr William Barr of a Son.

At Jessiewood, South Molyneux, on the 21st ult., the wife of A. Mercer of a Son.

At Dunedin, on the 3rd instant, the wife of Mr Thomas Adams, late of Adelaide, of a Son.

Obituary - Captain J. Chetham Strode, of the 14th Regiment, who died at Southill, Somerset, on the 16th ult, of fever, and of an inflammation of the liver (contracted in India), saw during his brief career, much active service.... He is the youngest son of Vice-Admiral Sir E.C. Strode, K.C.B., K.C.H. - Illus News, March 24. [brother to Alfred Chetham Strode. R.M., (Resident Magistrate) Returning Officer for the Dunedin Country  District]

October 20 1855
Birth. At Meadowbank, Tokomairiro, on the 15th instant, the wife of John Cargill, Esq., J.P., of a Daughter.

October 27
Birth. At Caversham, on the 15th instant, the wife of Donald Reid of a son.

Nov. 10th 1855 Otago Witness
Married. On Tuesday, 23rd, Oct., at the residence of the bride's father, John Richard Jones, Esq., of Matainaki, Waikouaiti, eldest son of John Jones, Esq., of Dunedin, Otago, to Mary, fourth daughter of John Orbell, Esq., of Hawkesbury.

December 15 1855
Birth. At Fergus Hill, Green Island Bush, on the 5th instant, the wife of Mr Thomas Ferguson, of a Daughter.

December 22 1855
Birth. At Hawkesbury, on the 28th ult., the wife of Henry Charles Hertslett, Esq., J.P., of a Son

December 29 1855
Births. On the 4th inst., at Glenham, Mataura, the wife of F.L. Mieville, Esq., of a son.
On the 28th inst., at Dunedin, the wife of Mr. J. Healey of a son.

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