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The Otago Witness, newspaper published weekly, on Saturday mornings.  The  shipping column. and BDM's are usually found on page 4 above the editorial. 

Saturday 2, 1858�
Married. At Owhiro, East Taieri, on 24th ult., by the Rev. William Will, Mr Robert Stevenson, to Ursula, the eldest daughter of Mr Andrew Watters, North Taieri.

Births. At East Taieri, on 20th ult., the wife of William Bisset of a Daughter.

At Dunedin, on the 26th ult., the wife J.C. Carnegie, of a Daughter.

23 Jan 1858
Birth At the residence of her father, Upper Kaikorai, on the 19th instant, the wife of Mr Thomas Jones, junr., of Waikouaiti, of a daughter.

February 13 1858
Birth. At Ocean Bank, Anderson's Bay, on the 3rd instant, the wife of Mr D. Weir, of a son.

Feb. 13 1858
Mr S. Gundry's dwelling-house, with all it contained, was burnt to the ground on the 8th Jam. The calamity was rendered more severe by the fact that a child 2 years old, a grand-daughter of Mr Gundry, and a daughter of Mr Latter, perished in the flames. The fire originated from a lantern which had been left alight in the room where the poor child was sleeping; the candle burned down and set fire to the matting and the floor on which it was placed. It unfortunately happened that all of the adult members of the family were absent at an evening party.

February 20 1858
Birth. At Rattray Street, on the 13th instant, the wife of Mr Wm. Wilson of a son

February 27 1858
Died. On the 2nd instant, at Port Chalmers, Miss Isabella Wright, aged 18 years, one of the passengers by the Strathallan, and a daughter of Mr John Wright of Browneyside, near Chathill, Northumberland.

Mar. 06 1858�
Births, At Kelvin Grove, North-east Valley, on the 19th ult., the wife of Mr James Hunter, of a Daughter.

At Rattray Street, Dunedin, on the 2nd inst., the wife of Mr Philip Campbell, of a Son.

At West Taieri, on the 4th instant, the wife of James Fulton, Esq., of a Daughter.

March 13 1858
Married. At Maclaggan Street, Dunedin, on the 12th instant, by the Rev. Thomas Burns, Mr John Somerville, Joiner, to Margaret Ellis - passengers per ship Robert Henderson

March 20 1858
Birth. At Caversham, on the 12 inst., the wife of Mr. F.H. Watts, of a Daughter.

March 27 1858
Birth. At Silverside, East Taieri, on the 22nd ult., Mrs William Shand, of a Daughter.

Died. At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 22nd ultimo, Jane Warren, eldest
Daughter of Mr John MUIRHEAD, lately of Alva, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

April 10 1858
Married. At Christchurch, on the 9th ult., by the Venerable Archdeacon Matthias, Thomas Woolaston WHITE, Esq., of Oxford, eldest Son of the late Rev. Taylor White, late Vicar of Cuckney Notts, and Nephew of the present Sir Thomas Woolaston White, Bart., of Wallingwells and Langold, to Charlotte Letitia, eldest Daughter of the late Rev. Francis Arthur Jackson, late Vicar of Riccall, Yorkshire.

Deaths. Killed during the siege of Lucknow, in India, by a round shot, Captain G. W.W. Fulton, late of the Bengal Engineers.

Died at Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 4th inst., of croup, Angus Matheson, aged 5 � years.

April 24 1858
Birth. At Alma Cottage, Upper Harbour, on the 1st instant, Mrs Frederick Coxhead of a Daughter.

May 1 1858 page 4
The death of Mr Angus Gunn, a settler residing in the North-east Valley occurred suddenly on Sunday morning. He remarked it was so fine a day, he would go into Dunedin to Church, and went out previously to attend to his cows. He milked one,, when he rose up, uttered a cry, and clung to  apost. A blood-vessel had burst, and in a few moments he was a corpse.

May 8 1858
Marriages.�At Silver Acres, Anderson's Bay, on the 1st instant., by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, John Borton, Esq., of Maerawhenua, Waitangi, to Mary Eliza, eldest daughter of S.F. Every, Bart., of Eggington Hall, Derbyshire.

At Silver Acres, Anderson's Bay, on the 1st instant., by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, William Henry Valpy, Esq., of The Forbury, Dunedin, to Penelope Caroline, youngest daughter of S.F. Every, Bart., of Eggington Hall, Derbyshire.

May 15 1858
Births. At the North-east Valley, on the 14th ult., Mrs A. McSwan of a daughter.

At Cheetwood, East Clutha, on the 24th April, Mrs William Robinson Perkins of a Son.

At the Cottage, Hillside, on the 1st instant, Mrs Thomas Hastie of a Daughter.

The marriage of her Royal Highness the Princess Royal to Prince Frederick William of Prussia took place at the Chapel Royal, St. James's on Monday, Jan. 25.

May 22 1858
Mr John Olson, a settler, residing on the banks of the Harbour, he having arrived by the first ship, the "John Wickliff," came to Dunedin to make some small purchases  and while in the store of Mr J. Brown, was suddenly taken ill. He sat down in a chair apparently unable to breathe. Mr G. Smith and Mrs Mills, who were passing at the time, went in to afford what assistance they were able. The deceased held out his hand and said "Goodbye, I am going," immediately expired.

May 29 1858
Birth. At Invercargill, on the 17th ult. Mrs Blaclock of a Son.

Emigration and Matrimony.
A colonial proverb: "Single men may succeed, married men must" any any single gentleman having a little money, and emigrating to get a little more, should stop a week, uncord the box, take out the red waistcoat, ride round the neighbourhood, simplex munditiis, Coelebs in scarch of a wife, and seek to add to his outfit some far prettier and more fruitful than patent plough, thrashing mil, or thorough-bred. And if he draw a prize ( and ladies say there are no blanks) he will find the New Zealand valley a golden spot, where he may exclaim "Hic ipso tecum consumere oevo" which for the edification of maidens who have lost their Latin, we may freely translate into "Here with thee and a good cigar, I could wear away even life itself."
Mr Hursthouse's Work on New Zealand.

June 5 1858
Married. At the Forbury, near Dunedin, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, Bayly PIKE Esq., of Waitaki, to Juliet Anna OWEN, relict of the late W.A. Mackworth, Esq., of Melbourne, Victoria, and youngest daughter of the late W.H. Valpy, Esq., formerly of the H.E.I. Company's Civil Service.

June 12 1858
Birth. At Waihola Lake, on the 1st inst., the wife of Mr William Grey, of a Daughter.

Married. At Caversham, Dunedin, Otago, by the Rev. Thomas Burns, John Graham, Mail Contractor, youngest son to the late William Graham, Esq., of Glasgow, to Margaret, fifth daughter of James Marchbank, late of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

At Waihola, on the 8th inst., by the Rev. Wm Will, Mr Edward BOYD to Jane, third daughter of Mr D. Hagart, late of Fifeshire, Scotland.

At Wakari Cottage, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. Thomas Burns, Mr Archibald BARR, of the Post Office, Dunedin, to Sarah PATERSON, eldest daughter of Mr George Hepburn, merchant, Dunedin.�

June 19
Birth. At Dunedin, on the 15th inst., Mrs Witherby, of a son.

Married. At Lee Street, Dunedin, on the 10th instant, by Rev. Thos. Burns, Mr Hugh CALDER, Caversham, to Marion, youngest daughter of the late Mr Alexander Smith, Merchant, Paisley.

July 3 1858
Fatal Accident. We regret to have to record the death of a fifteen months old, son, of Mr Thomas Swale, Green Island, who was accidentally drowned in a clay-hole near his father's dwelling on Sunday the 27th ult....�

July 10 1858
Birth. On 6th instant, at Green Island Bush, Mrs Thomas Howarth of a daughter.

Married. At Episcopal Church. Dunedin, on the 6th July, by the Rev. Mr Wyatt, Dr. Knowles KING, to Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr H. Frazakly, merchant, late of Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Saturday July 31 1858
Married. At the Episcopal Church, Dunedin, on the 31st instant, by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, George R.B.B. BERNEY, Esq., eldest son of the late George R.B. Berney, Esq., of the H.E.I. Company's Civil Service. to Laura Rosina, eldest daughter of Charles Logie, Esq., Collector of H.M. Customs, of the Province of Otago.

August 7th. 1858�
Marriage. At the Episcopal Church, Dunedin, on the 3rd instant, by the Rev. J.A. Fenton, William DAVEY, Esq., of Koau Bank, Inch Clutha, to Mary youngest daughter of the late John Bowler, Esq., London.

Saturday 21st August 1858 page 4
Births. At Puerna, South Molyneux, on the 4th instant the wife of Mr J.H. Perkins, of a son.�

At Tokomairiro, on the 7th inst., the wife of Mr W. Matheson, of a son.

At the North-east Valley, on the 14th instant, the wife of Mr R.L. Jeffreys, of a son.

Sept. 4 1858 page 4�
Births. At East Taieri, on the 22nd ult, the wife of William STEVENSON, of a Daughter

At Owhiri, East Taieri, on the 23rd ult;, the wife of Mr James CULLEN, of a daughter.

At East Taieri, on the 28th inst., the wife of George COWPER, of a Son.

Married. At Brooklyn, on the 24th ult., by the Rev. Thomas Burns, Mr Alexander CHALMERS, Esq., of Chalmerstoun, to Elizabeth, third daughter of the late James Borthwick, Esq., wire-cloth manufacturer, Edinburgh.

Married. At Dunedin, on the 2nd instant., by the Rev. Thomas Burns, Mr William THOMSON, late of Ayrshire, to Catherine, sixth daughter of the William Torrance, tailor and clothier, Edinburgh.

September 11 1858 page 5
Births. At Springbank, on the 9th instant, Mrs John Reid of a Son.

At her residence, Dunedin, on the 26th ult, Mrs William J. Dyer of a Daughter.

Died. At Dunedin, on the 5th instant, after a lingering illness, Henry Mayo, aged 14 years.

Otago Witness September 11 1858 page 5 
Fatal Accident at Waihola.

On Monday last, an accident, attended with the loss of two lives, occurred on Waihola Lake. Mr Hertslet, an old settler living at the Taieri Native Village, and Mr Kelly, started up the Waihola in a canoe to the store at the Claredon jetty for provisions, and loaded their canoe; but the wind was blowing rather fresh, and their fail vessel being very heavily laden, they postponed their return until about three o'clock. In about twenty minutes after, a shrill cry of distress was heard from the Lake...Harry Faulkner, a youth, ran to Mr George McKay's, three miles farther on, where a boat was last obtained. Darkness was coming on...This makes five men who have fallen victims to canoe navigation on the Waihola Lake since its first settlement. Mr Hertslet was unmarried. Mr Kelly leaves six helpless and motherless children to bewail his untimely end. He came to Otago in the Robert Henderson.

September 18 1858
Births. At Matainaka, Waikouaiti, on the 29th August, the wife of John R. Jones., Esq., of a Daughter.

At Dunedin, on 9th instant, the wife of Mr Henry Mackinnon, of a Daughter.

At Dunedin on the 14th instant, the lady of John Hyde Harris, esq., of a Daughter.

September 25 1858
Deaths. Drowned in the Waihola Lake, on the 6th inst., by the upsetting of a canoe, James  Augustus, second son of James Hertslet, Esq., of Brighton, Sussex, late of the Foreign Office, London.

Died, at Maclaggan Street, Dunedin, on the 18th instant, Emma, the wife of Mr W.J. Dyer, aged 27 years. [see 11th Sept.]

Oct. 2 1858.
Births. At Merrivale Station, Orawea, on the 7th July last, the wife of J.W. Raymond, Esq., of a Son.

At Princes Street, Dunedin, on the 28th ult., Mrs James Jones, of a Son.

At Violet Grove, Royal Terrace, Dunedin, on the 29 ult., Mrs John Logan, of a Daughter.

Death. At her residence, Merrivale Station, Orawea, on the 12th July last, Mary Ann, the wife of J.W. Raymond, Esq., aged 17 years.

At Sawyers' Bay, on the 29th ult., after a lingering illness, Sarah, the wife of Mr Charles Hammond.

Oct. 9 1858
Birth. At Content Cottage, Green Island Bush, on the 30 ult., the wife of Mr Thomas Grundy of a son.

Oct 16 1858
Births. At East Taieri, on the 7th instant. Mrs Robert Stevenson, of a Son.

At Anderson's Bay, on the 9th inst., Mrs David Bower, of a son.

Marriage. On Thursday, the 7th inst., at Kaikorai Bank, by the Rev. Thomas Burns, John Turnbull THOMSON, Esq., Srimenanti, to Jane, younger daughter of the late James Williamson, Esq., Kaikorai.

Oct 23 1858
Births.�At Woodside Farm, West Taieri, on the 14th inst., the wife of Mr Francis McDiamid of a Daughter.

At William Street, Dunedin, on the 15th inst., Mrs William Wetherstone of a Son.

Oct. 30 1858.�page 4
Birth. At Hill top, on the 26th instant, Mrs Andrew Robertson of a Daughter.

Died. At his residence, Koau Bank, Inch Clutha, on the 23rd instant, after a short illness, Mr William Davy, aged 28 years, universally respected by all who knew him.

November 6 1858
Birth. At Port Chalmers, on the 3rd instant, Mrs Frederick Basire of a son.

Died. At Luther Bank, Saddle Hill, on the 31st ult., of scarletina, Jane Oughton, aged two years, youngest daughter of Mr James Christie

At East Taieri, on the 2nd instant, the wife of Mr Thomas Gow, aged 48 years.

Saturday Nov.13 1858. page 13
Married. At the Episcopal Church, Dunedin, on the 9th ult., by the Rev. A.H. Wyatt, Thomas Cornet DeLACY, of Ravensbourne Lodge, Upper Harbour, late of Moscow, Russia, and son of T. Browne De Lacy, Esq., of Port-y-ruchan Court, Monmoutshire, to Frances Mary, daughter of W.J. Bolden, Esq., of London.  The Times, Tuesday, Feb 15, 1859; pg. 1

Died. At Silver Stream, on the 5th inst., Thomas, aged 14 months, son of Mr Robert Pearson

Nov 20 1858
Birth. At Balmoral, Inch Clutha, on the 1st instant, the wife of A. Anderson, Esq., of a son.

Nov. 27 1858
At Silverton Hill Cottage, on the 24th instant, Mrs William Young Miller of a Daughter.

Dec. 4 1858
Births. At Inverclutha, Molyneux, on the 23rd ult., Mrs William Ferguson of a Son, stillborn.

At Dunedin Mills, on the 27th ult., Mrs David Christie of a Son.

Death. On the 28th November, at the North-east Valley, Dunedin, Mrs Peter McGregor, late of Alva, Scotland.

Dec 11 1858
Birth. At the Manse, East Taieri, on the 30th November, the wife of the Rev. William Will of a Son.

Dec. 18 1858
Died. At Dunedin, on the 18th ult., Mary, aged 12, eldest daughter of Mr James Morrison.

May 21 1859 page 11
Returns of Births, marriages and deaths for the Otago Province for the year ending 31st December 1858.
1857 Births Males 88, Females 91, Total 179.
1858 Births Males 106, Females 137, Total 243.
[only 41 births listed above]
Marriages 1858 total 51.
[only 17 marriages listed above]
Deaths. Males 30, Females 28, Total 58. 
[only 14 deaths listed above]
12 of the deaths where from TB. Under 6 years. 31.
Registrar - Robert Chapman 

Poetry.
January 16 1858 page 7
To Giants of the Time 
(Steam & electricity)

January 23 1858 page 5 Otago Witness
Recipe for whitewash for buildings

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