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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. 

Printed and published every Saturday morning by D. Campbell, at the office of the Otago Witness, Clifton Cottage, Princes Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

January 5 1861 page 5
Births.
At Princes-street South, near Bath Cottage, Dunedin, on the 15th ult., the wife of Mr Alfred Catherwood of a son.

At Cumberland-street, Dunedin, on 26th ult., the wife of Mr John MITCHELL, sen., of a daughter.

Marriage. At the English Church, Dunedin, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. E.G. Edwards I. Augustus AVARNE, Esq., to Martha, eldest daughter of the late W.H. Goddard, Esq., of London.

January 19 1861 page 4
Births.
At Walker-street, Dunedin, on the 15th inst, the wife of Mr James Paterson, baker, of a son.
At Elizabeth Cottage on the 15th instant, the wife of Mr W.J. Roberts.
At Middleton Lodge, Caversham, on the 17th instant, the wife of Mr G.S. Brodrick, of a son.

Marriage. At Millton, Tokomairiro district, the residence of Mr Peter McGill, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. A.B. Todd, Mr Joseph Martin, to Hannah, only daughter of the late Mr Harrison, of Manchester, England.

Deaths. 
At Woodside, Dunedin, on the 13th instant, Margaret Hannah, eldest daughter of W. Purdie, Esq., M.D., aged 26. Friends at a distance will please accept of this intimation.
At Rattray-street, on the 13th instant, Alexander Burn, infant son of Mr Robert Murray, confectioner.

January 26 1861 page 5
Birth. At Invercargill, on the 5th inst., the wife of J. W. Raymond, Esq., Avondale, of a son.

February 2 1861 page 2
List of Jurors for the Bruce County, Province of Otago, for the year 1861-62.

Saturday February 2 1861 page 5
Births. 
At Invercargill, on the 15th ult., the wife of Mr David Smith, Builder, of a daughter.
At Woodside, West Taieri, on the 22nd ult., the wife of Mr Francis McDiarmid of a daughter.
At Dunedin, on the 23rd ult., the wife of Mr William J. Dybr of a son.
At Clearburn, East Taieri, on the 25th ult., the wife of Mr Robert Carlyle of a son.

Death. At York Place, Dunedin, on the 26th ult., Richard THOMPSON, of consumption, aged 28 years.

An inquest was held at the house of Mr Stevenson, West Taieri, before J.H. Harris, Esq., on Monday last, to enquire into the death of William Ingram, who was drowned on the previous Saturday whilst bathing in the Taieri river. From evidence of his companions, who were also bathing, it appeared that the deceased, who was unable to swim, got out of his depth. It was a quarter of an hour before the body was recovered, when life was extinct.

February 9 1861 page 5
Births. On the 9th January, at Dunedin, the wife of Mr Rowland T. DORSETT, Builder, of a son.
At Dunedin, on the 26th ultimo, Mrs W.G. Rees, of a Son.
At the Cliffs, Waitaki, on the 31st ult., Mrs Henry JEFFREYS, of a son.
At Banmie, North-east Valley, on the 3rd inst., the wife of Mr James SIM, of a son.

Married. At Woodhead, on the 7th inst., by the
Rev. Dr. Burns, the Rev., William JOHNSTONE, Port Chalmers, to Margaret, only surviving daughter of the late Robert KING, Esq., Aberdeen.

February 16 1861 page 5

Births
At Comely Bank, on 26th January, Mrs H. CALDER of a son.
At Clutha Ferry, on the 3rd inst., Mrs John BARR, of a son.
At Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 6th instant, the wife of Mr William MOWBRAY of a son.
At Woodend Cottage, Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 7th instant, Mrs John FINDLAY of a daughter.

Marriage. At Dunedin, on the 14th instant, R.W. BADCOCK, Esq., eldest son of R.G. Badcock, Esq., near Taunton, to Sophia Pinnell, fourth daughter of the late Richard Wells, Esq., of Perth, Western Australia.

Inquests Suicide. On Saturday, the 9th inst., an inquest was held at the Green Island, before J.H. Harris, Esq., J.P., on the body of James Warnock, a settler of the district, who had committed suicide on the previous evening, by hanging himself in his own house. He was drunk. Neighbour was Mr and Mrs Richard Irvine. Witnesses heard Mrs Mary Warnock blaming her husband for coming home drunk. The deceased leaves a widow and four young children to morn the rash act which hurried him from their midst....

Fatal Accident. On Tuesday another inquest was held before J.H. Harris, Esq., at Mr Stoddart's on the Green Island, on the body of John Docherty, who was killed the previous evening, by the cart on which he was riding capsizing on top of him..... Martin Davids, witness. The body was taken to James Scott's barn. Peter Crawford and Andrews and Docherty were all on the cart when the horse ran away. The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death, caused by upsetting of a cart while the deceased was in a state of intoxication."

February 23 1861page 4
Birth.
At Great King-street, Dunedin, on the 14th instant, Mrs Robert Nicol, of a daughter.

Marriages. At Invercargill, on the 13th instant, by the Rev., A.H. Stobo, at the residence of W.H. Calder, Esq., Mr Robert MITCHELL, draper to Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr Thomas Dick, Edinburgh, Scotland.

At Duncan-street, Dunedin, Otago, on the 8th instant, by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr Peter DUNLOP, Carpenter, to Caroline THOMPSON, both of Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland.

At Rosemount Cottage, Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr William Dunn DICKERSON, late of Innerleithen, to Ann LISTON, fourth daughter of Mr John Meikle, of Linlithgow, Scotland.

At Dunnotter, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Thomas Burns, D.D., Mr James Simson, late of Nelson, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late Mr S. Chapman, of Stovehaven, Scotland.

At Dunedin, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Captain D. Henry, late of Aberdeen, Scotland, to Jane, second daughter of S. Smith, Missionary, Dunedin. [Reverend Dr. Donald McNaughton Stuart was minister of Knox Church for thirty years and a prominent and popular member of Dunedin society. After his death in 1894, thousands of people followed his coffin to his final resting place in the Southern Cemetery and within days a meeting in the Town Hall had decided that a statue was a suitable memorial. A prize of �25 was offered to the best design and the contract was subsequently awarded to William Leslie Morison, a Scots-born artist who ran a School of Art in Wellington. ODT 29 May 2003]

Deaths. 
On the 16th instant, Ernest VICTOR, aged 24 days, son of Mr W.J. Dyer, Dunedin.

At sea, on the 16th November last, James George WILSON, son of William Wilson, aged 3 and a half years.

March 2 1861 page 5
Death. At George-street, on the 13th February, Eliza aged 7 years and 8 months, daughter of James R. Hood, Merchant, Dunedin.

March 9 1861 page 5
Births. At Riverton, on the 24th February, the wife of Freeman R. Jackson, Esq., of a son.
At Helensbrook, Tokomairiro, on the 2nd inst., the wife of Mr John Hardy of a daughter.
At Maitland-street, Dunedin, on the 3rd instant, Mrs James CERLE of a son.

Marriage. At the Taieri Beach, on the 28th ult., by the Rev. John McNicol, Mr David HUGHAN, to Hannah Jane, only daughter of Mr Samuel Turner, late of London.

Deaths. At Gask Lodge, Molyneux, on the 3rd inst., Mrs James Rolland.
At Glasgow, on the 19th March, 1860, Jane, third daughter of the late Walter Bell, Esq., and sister of the late John Bell, linguist, Glasgow.

March 23 1861 page 5
Births. 
At Roxburgh, on the 16th instant, Mrs Walter Miller, of a son.
At Invercargill, on the 18th instant, the wife of P. Mckeller, of Waimea Plains of a son.
At the West Taieri, on the 29th instant, Mrs W.H. Valpy of a son.

Died. At his residence Bluff Harbour, on the 26th ult., Mr John McGibbon, at the age of 63 years, having been a resident at the Bluff for the last 24 years, sincerely regretted by those who knew him.

A fatal accident occurred at Oamaru about nine o'clock on Saturday evening last, by which a man named Frank Danby lost his life. The deceased went to the public-house of Edward Hudson about 4 o'clock in the afternoon and left about nine o'clock. He stepped into a creek and fell.

April 6 1861 page 5
Births, 
At Sunny Bank, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs Edward McGLASHAN, of a son.
At Caversham Rise, on the 2nd instant, the wife of Mrs S. HODGKINSON, of a daughter.
At Hillside, Tokoairiro, on the 3rd instant, Mrs John DEWAR, of a son.
Married. At Maclaggan-street, Dunedin, on the 1st instant, by the rev. Dr. Burns, Mr John Thomas JELLEY, late of Leicester, England, to Miss Catherine WOOD, late of Edinburgh, Scotland.

April 13 1861 page 5
Married. At Sunnyside, Tokomairiro, the residence of the bride's brother, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. A.B. Todd, Mr John DUNBAR, millwright to Helen WATT, late of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

At Filleul-street, Dunedin, on the 31st ult., by the Rev., D.M. Stewart, Mr Angus McMILLIAN, Halfway Bush, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late John Calder, of Lybster, Caithness, Scotland.

Birth. At Brier Cottage, Dunedin, on the 11th instant, Mr John McGLASHAN, jun, of a son.

April 20 1861
Birth. At Kuri Bush, Moeraki, on the 1at instant the wife of Mr Thomas HASTIE, of a son.

Married. At Mosgiel, East Taieri, on the 16th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Arthur John BURNS to Sarah SCOTT, second daughter of Mr Andrew Dixon, East Taieri.

April 27 1861 page 4
Married. At York-place, Dunedin, on the 19th inst, by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr Andrew ANDERSON to Catherine AUCHTERLONIE, late of St Andrew's, Fifeshire, Scotland.

At Dunedin, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr Thomas LEE, Dunedin, to Mary, second daughter of the late Mr Robert GOODMAN, Edinburgh.

May 4 1861
Married
At the Halfway Bush, on the 22nd ult., by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Burns, Mr Donald SUTHERLAND, of Oamaru, to Margaret, second daughter of the late Mr Samuel Deans, of Thorniebamk, Scotland.

At High-street, Dunedin, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr William PERKINS, jun., late of Manchester, to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late George Perkins of Manchester.

At Maclaggan-street, Dunedin, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Burns, Mr Adam S. Clark, to Janet, second daughter of James Peddie, Esq., Writer, Stirling.

At Inch Clutha, on the 1st inst., by the Rev. Will Bannerman, Alexander Archbald, Pomahaka, to Agnes HOYES GRIGGOR, eldest daughter of the late John Griggor, Cromarty.

At Nelson, on the 23rd ult., by the Rev. P. Calder, George JACOBS, Perfumer, Bridge-street, to Jessie, second daughter of the late Mr John Somerville, Peebleshire, Scotland.

At St Michael's Church, Christchurch, Canterbury, on the 25th ult., by the Rev. Charles Alabaster, Alexander Gavin ANDERSON, ESQ., of Dunedin, to Blanche Emily, sole surviving daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel James Campbell, of H.M. 45th and 50th Regiments.

May 4 1861 page 4
Births
At Dunedin, on the 26th ult., the wife of Mr Joseph Rainton of a son.

At Rattray-street, Dunedin, on the 29th ult. the wife of Mr George Rodgers of a daughter.

At Dunedin, on the 30th ult., the wife of Mr A.A. W. Lea of a son, still-born.

Died.
At Dunedin, on the 30th March last, suddenly, George Hood, baker, late of Edinburgh, Scotland.

At Dunedin, on the 1st instant, Henry Desborough, infant son of James Tyeth Hart, aged 15 weeks.

May 11 1861 page 4
Births
At Rozelle, Portobello Bay, on the 6th instant, the wife of Mr George McCartney, of a daughter.

At Dunedin, on the 6th instant, the wife of Mr Alexander Wilson of a son.

Marriages
At High-street, Dunedin, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr James McIntosh, of Dunedin, to Mary, second daughter of the late Mr William Lindsay, merchant, Glasgow.

At Princes-street, Dunedin, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr William LANG, late of Greenock, to Jemima, youngest daughter of Mr Donald Sutherland, late of Haddington, Scotland.

May 18 1861 page 4
Births
At Manuherikia Plains, on the 11th inst., the wife of Mr William Scott of a daughter

At the Manse, East Taieri, on the 15th inst., the wife of the Rev., William Will of a daughter, still-born. 

At Inch Clutha, on the 18th inst., the wife of Mr E. Bowler of a daughter.

At Chesterhill, Warepa, on the 28th ult., the wife of Mr James Somerville of a son and Heir.

Death.
At the Cloan, South Clutha, on the 18th April, James Brugh, Esq., formerly of Auchterarder, aged 68 years.


May 25 1861 page 5
Births
At the Forbury, on the 22nd inst., the wife of Alexander McMaster, Esq., of a son.

At the residence, High-street, on the 22nd inst., the wife of Mr H.E. Nathan, merchant, Dunedin, prematurely of a son, still-born.

Death.
Suddenly, at the Halfway Bush, on the 23rd instant, after an illness of 3 days, Margaret Dunbar, wife of James Marshall. The Funeral will take place on Monday, at 12 o'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation.

Saturday June 1 1861
Birth
At East Taieri, on the 15th ult, the wife of Mr James Aitken of a son.

Marriage
At Port Chalmers, on the 21st ult., by the Rev. William Johnstone, Mr Hugh McKinlay to Elizabeth Coleman.

Death
At Filleul-street, Dunedin, on the 26th instant, Mr James Caydzien, of consumption.

June 15 1861 page 4
Births
At Cramont Hill. East Taieri, on the 8th inst., the wife of Mr James Barclay, of a son.
At Maitland-street, Dunedin, on the 8th inst., the wife of Mr John Carruth, of a daughter.

Married
At the house of Mr James Muir, Stafford-street, on the 4th inst., by the Rev., Dr. Burns, Mr Alexander Hardy to Miss Ann Mackenzie, both of Balmoral, Scotland.

At Charlesfield, Anderson's Bay, on the 6th inst., by the Rev., Dr., Burns, Mr George Henry SLAWSON, to Janet, eldest daughter of Mr John Somerville, Esq.

At Esk Hill Cottage, Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 7th inst., by the Rev., D.M. Stewart, Mr William HENDERSON to Annie, youngest daughter of the late James Smith, Esq., Edinburgh

Death
At the house of Mr George Hepburn, Wakari, on the 13 inst., Mr James PATERSON, late Watchmaker, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, aged 86 years. The Funeral will take place to-day, at 12 o'clock.

June 22 1861
Births
At High-street, on the 1st inst., the wife of Mr Kenneth NASMYTH, of a son.

At High-street, on the 16th inst., the wife of Mr A. MERCER, of a daughter.

At the Grange, East Taieri, on the 20th June, Mrs George MURRAY of a daughter.

Married
At Cargill-street, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr John Wallace to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr George Sinclair, late of the Wemyss, Fifeshire, Scotland.

Deaths
At Appleton Lodge, on the 5th inst., the wife of Mr John Baxter.

At Victoria Terrace, Dunedin, on the 18th inst., the wife of Mr Thomas Lee, aged 26 years.


June 29 1881 page 4
Births
At Kuri Bush, on the 5th inst., the wife of Mr George FLET of a son.
At Martin Cottage, Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 15th inst., the wife of Mr Thomas AIMERS of a son.
At Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 17th inst., the wife of Mr William BLACK of a daughter.
At Walker-street, on the 27th inst., the wife of Mr Francis CAIRNS of a daughter.

Marriage
At Princes-street, on the 28th inst., by the Rev. D.M. Sturat, Mr Thomas BELL, Ironfounder, late of Scotland, to Isabella BISSET, eldest daughter of Mr William SIMPSON, Bootmaker, Princes-street, Dunedin.

Death
At Stirling, Scotland, on the 18th of April last, John, youngest son of Mr William Davidson, Dunedin.

Mr James Paterson passed away. He was the father and father-in law of the partners of the firm of James Paterson and Co., merchants here. He was one of the oldest inhabitants of Edinburgh. He carried on the business of a watchmaker in the Lawn market for more than half a century. He was a member of the Town Council of Edinburgh, as deacon of the corporation of hammermen, took an active part in the struggle of freedom from the close burgh system. He was a member of the Lady Glenorchy's church for sixty years. He rejoined the members of his family who has emigrated to this colony, which he did about three years ago, after he had reached the patriarchal age of eighty years. On the 5th inst., having been enjoyment of good health, he had a shock of apoplexy, and on the 12th died in peace.  In this distant place, he was accompanied to his last resting place and laid in the grave by two sons, one son-in-law, one nephew and six grandchildren.

July 1 1861 page 4
The total European population of the Colony in the month of December 1860 - exclusive of the military and their families, reckon 4294 - in round numbers, 80,000; the portion of the sexes being about 46,000 males and 34,00 females. Otago - 12,691. Canterbury 15,370
    1858 Census.  The number of the Maori population was 53,898 in the North Island and 2219 in the South.

July 6 1861 page 4
1860. Statistics of Marriage show that 689 couples were made "happy" in the past year. The Registered Deaths were 1092. Registered Births 3145.

July 6 1861 page 4
Births
At Maclaggan-street, Dunedin, on the 20th ult., the wife of Mr Richard JONES, of a daughter.
At Littlebourne, Dunedin, on the 28th ult., Mrs C.H. KETTLE of a son.
At Maclaggan-street, Dunedin, on the 3rd instant, the wife of Mr Angus McPHERSON of a daughter.

Marriages
At Popatunoa, on the 26th ult., by the Rev. J.L. Andrew, William, eldest son of the Rev. William MORLEY, Baithby Rectory, Lincolnshire, to Emily Francis, daughter of Thomas Boland, Esq., Pembroke, County Cork.

At The Forbury, on the 3rd inst. by the Rev. E.G. Edwards, Campbell THOMSON, Esq., of Rocklands, West Taieri, to Sarah Juliana, eldest daughter of the Rev. Charles Jeffreys, formerly Fellow of St, John's College, Cambridge.

At Rattray-street, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr James BARR, Merchant, Dunedin, to Miss Sophia DICKSON, late of Grahamston, Scotland.

At Dunedin, on the 5th inst, by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr George KEITH, late of Caithness, Scotland, to Elizabeth, fourth daughter of Mr James Miller, of Caithness, Scotland.

Deaths
At Dunedin, Otago, N.Z. on the 29th June, Magnus CALDER, late of Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Home papers please copy.

At Great King-street, on the 30th ult., Madgalene WATT, aged 15 years and 9 months, daughter of the Rev. S. Smith, City Missionary, Dunedin.

July 13 1861 page 4
Births.
At Hillside, on Sunday, 30th June, Mrs Edward, Cargill, of a daughter.
At London-street, Dunedin, on the 9th instant, Mrs Archibald Barr, of a son.

Marriage
At the Court-house, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr James HENDERSON, son of James Henderson, Esq., late of Edington Grove, Warwickshire, to Agnes, only daughter of Mr William Gowans, late of Compton Verney, Warwickshire. Home papers please copy.

July 20 1861 page 5
Births
At Port Chalmers, on the 10th inst., Mrs David Kilgour, of a son.
At York-place, Dunedin, on the 13th instant, Mrs John R. Thompson, of a daughter.

Marriage
At Pelichart Bay, Dunedin, on the 23rd ult., by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr John JARVEY, engineer, to Janet, eldest daughter of the late James Forsyth, of Greenock, Scotland.

July 27 1861 page 4
Birth. At the Green Island, on the 24th instant, Mrs Allan, of a son. 

Marriages. At Bracon Ash Cottage, Pelichet Bay, Dunedin, on the 16th ult., by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr Hugh GOURLAY, to Betsey Elizabeth DAWSON , youngest daughter of the late Benjamin Dawson, gardener, Pelichet Bay.

At East Taieri, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. William Will, Mr John ALLAN, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Mr William Blackie, farmer, East Taieri.

At Port Chalmers, by the Rev. William Johnstone, Henry CROOK, Esq,. to Christian, fifth daughter of the late Mr Richard Dods, corn merchant, Dalkeith, Scotland.

At Wellington, on the 20th ultimo, by the Rev.  Moir, George TURNBULL, Esq., to Margaret WATERSON, third daughter of the late Thomas Aitchison, Esq., surgeon, Dunbar, Scotland.

Deaths
At the Kaikorai, on the 24th inst., Mr Alexander GARVIE. The Funeral takes place to-day, at 1 o'clock.

At Half-way Bush, on the 25th inst., Mr Alexander CHALMERS. The funeral takes place on Monday at 1 o'clock.

July 27 1861 page 5
Coroner's Inquest held before Henry Howorth, Esq., Coroner, at the Provincial Hotel, Dunedin on Tuesday, on the body of William Galbraith, who died on Tuesday morning, from having taken arsenic on the previous night. Margaret Galbraith was the widow of the deceased.

August 3 1861 page 5
Births
At Sprinbank, Kaikorai, on the 20th ult., Mrs William BARR of a son.
At the North-east Valley, on the 127th ult., Mrs Robert Paisley of a son.
At East Taieri, on the 27th ult., the wife of Mr William Stevenson of a daughter.
At Papakaio, near Oamaru, on the 30th ult., the wife of W.G. FILLEUL, Esq., of a daughter.

Marriages
At his residence, Filleul-street, on the 6th July, by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr James REID, to Ann COOPER, of Elesmere, Shropshire.
At Walker-street, Dunedin, on the 31st July, by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr Alexander Carrick, Merchant, Dunedin, to Isabella Amelia, second daughter of J.S. Parker, Esq., City Coroner, Sydney, N.S. W.

Death
At East Taieri, the wife of Mr William Stevenson.

August 10 1861
Births
On the 27th ult., at Carisbrook, Dunedin, the wife of Bayly PIKE, Esq., of a son.
At Great King Street, Dunedin, on the 31st July, the wife of Mr James BEADEL, of a daughter.
At Napier, New Zealand, on the 10th June, the widow of the late Dr Knowles KING, of a daughter.
At the Heathcote, Canterbury, on the 1st inst., the wife of Ph. Bouverie LUXMORE, Esq., of a son.

Marriages.
On the 10th July, at Christ Church, St. Kilda, by the Rev. J.H. Gregory, Herbert MEYER, Esq., Canterbury, New Zealand, to Charlotte Tomabina, third daughter of Thomas Black, Esq., M.D., Cintra, St. Kilda.

At Riverton, on the 22d July, by the Rev. Mr McGillvray, Thomas Smith WRIGHT, Esq., of Dipton Bush Station, Moonlight Ranges, to Frances Marian Mervyn, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Francis Arthur Jackson, Vicar of Riccall, Yorkshire.

At Wellington, by special license, on the 24th July, by the Rev. Mr. Kirton, George BOLTON, Esq., to Eliza, eldest daughter of John Johnston, Esq., both of Wellington.

An inquest was held in the tent of John Chaplin, Tuakeka Gold Fields, on the 30th ult., before Edward Croker, Esq., J.P. and 20 Jurors, on view of the body of William Henry Dowbiggen, who was found dead in his tent. The Acting Coroner present. James Campbell and Edward Boyd came to Mr Dowbiggen's tent to get some cheese on Sunday night 28th July. Mr Dowbiggen was sleeping. Mr Lambert (constable, attached to the Gold Escort) was in the tent on the other side. There was spirits in the tent. All partook of it except Mr Lambert.  Charles Moxon in neighbouring tent view deceased. About 8 o'clock in the morning Mr Lambert called James Shirlew, M.D. Deceased had been dead three to four hours from an attack of apoplexy. ...Verdict. Died from excessive drinking and exposure.

August 24 1861
Birth
At Scremanantie, on the 19th inst., the wife of Mr Alexander Williamson, of a daughter.

Married. At the Register Office, Dunedin, on the 20th instant, by special license, Mr James Ruxton, Master Mariner of Forfarshire, Scotland, to Miss Jane Jackson HUGHES, second daughter of Mr Thomas Hughes, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Death
Suddenly, of congestion of the brain, at George Street, Dunedin, on the 6th inst., Fletcher HOOD, wife of James L. Oliver, Dunedin, and daughter of the late Mr James Hood, merchant, Edinburgh, Scotland.

August 31 1861
Births
    At Rockyside on Friday 23rd inst., Mrs J.T. Thomson, of a daughter
    At the Kaikorai Mills on the 24th inst., the wife Mr James RUNCIMAN of a son
    At Mosgiel, East Taieri, on the 24th inst the wife of Mr George PRAIN, of a daughter.
    At Brooklyn, on the 29th inst., Mrs Thomas Oliver of a son.

Marriages
    At Maclaggan-street, Dunedin, Otago, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, David ROSS to Jane second daughter of Mr John Tinnock, late of Cardross, Scotland.
    At Oamaru, on the 24th inst. by the Rev. J.C. Andrews, Eustace Worthesley ROXBY Esq., to Miss Matilida Catherine BAKER.
    At the Manse, Port Chalmers, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. William Johnstone, Mr Kenneth MORRISON, teacher, Upper Harbour, to Margaret McLeod, daughter of Mr Angus Mathieson, Carloway, Ross-shire, Scotland.

September 7 1861
Births.     
At Mataura Falls, on the 24th ult., Mrs John McGibbon, of a son.
    At Dowling-street, Dunedin, on the 3rd inst., Mrs John McGregor late of Strathspey, Scotland of a son.

Married
At George-street, Dunedin, on the 19th ultimo, by the Rev. Dr. Burns, James WANLESS HOOD, to Williamina SCOTT, youngest daughter of the late Robert Goodsman, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Died
On the 28th February last, at sea, on board the ship Bruce, on her passage home from Otago, via Calcutta, Thomas CRAIG, aged 25 years youngest son of Mr David Carig, Eaglesham, Scotland.

September 14 1861
Births
At Great king-street, on the 2nd inst., Mrs H. GILBERT, of a daughter.
At Gartmore Cottage, Pelichet Bay, Dunedin, on the 8th inst., Mrs Duncan McFarlin of a son.
At Springvale, Waihola, on Monday, the 9th instant, the wife of Mr Robert BELL, of a daughter.

Married
At the house of Mr David Robertson, Russell-street, Dunedin, on the 3rd inst., by the Rev. Dr Burns, James DUN, Mason, to Janet, second daughter of James Miller of Auchterarder.

September 21 1861 page 5
Birth
At Fileul Street, on the 17th inst., the wife of Mr William Thomson, of Keinton House, North Taieri, of a daughter.

Death
At Miller' Lodge, Dunedin, on the 20th inst., William CHALMERS, formerly of Perth, Scotland, of heart disease. He had been unwell for several months previous, though only confined to his bed for about a week previous.

September 21 1861
A man named George Brown, lately in the employment of Mr W. Pollock, butcher, was drowned on Monday in the lagoon at the West Taieri. He endeavoured to swim over after some bullocks, was seized with cramp, and sank.

September 28 1861 page 5
Births
At Dunedin, on the 21 instant, the wife of Henry Charles HERTSLET, Esq., of a daughter.
    At Dunedin, on the 22nd inst., the wife of Mr John BARR, of a son.

Marriages.
At Essequibo Lodge, Dunedin, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, James ADAM, Esq., of Bon-Accord Lodge, Tokomairiro, to Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr J. Esson, Balnagcraig, Boyne, Aberdeenshire.

At Dunedin, on Friday, the 27th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, John JENKINS, to Elizabeth HAY, youngest daughter of Robert Hay, Portobello, Scotland.

Death
At Dunedin, on the 24th instant, Henry, son of Mr Francis Battson, Stewart Street, of remittant fever.

Fatal Accident - On Saturday night, about 9 o'clock, as William Willas was returning in a yacht, and when nearly midway between Port Chalmers and Dunedin, he fell overboard and was drowned, having been accidentally struck with the jib-boom of the yacht. Search was immediately made, and at each succeeding ebb tide, but the body has not been found. He was a lucky digger, having made about �600 in a short time. His mate states that he had at the time about �150 on his persons. He was a young man, unmarried.

Inquest. An Inquest was held at the Port Chalmers Hotel on Monday last, by H. Howarth, Esq., Coroner, on view of the body of Robert Davidson, late passenger on board the barque "Time and Truth," from Melbourne, when, after hearing the evidence of Captain Slater and Dr Nelson, who made the post mortem examination of the body, the Jury returned the following verdict:- "That the deceased Robert Davidson died from natural causes."

October 5 1861 page 5
Births. At Scroggs' creek, East Taieri, on the 2d instant, the wife of Mr Robert DODDS, farmer, of a daughter.
At Princes-street, Dunedin on the 29th ult., the wife of Mr John McNeill, of the Queen's Arms Hotel, of a daughter.

Marriages.
At the Presbyterian Manse, Port Chalmers, on the 30th ult, by the Rev. William Johnston, David MILNE, Esq., Bank of New South Wales, to Agnes, youngest daughter of the late Alex. Adam, Esq., Aberdeen, Scotland.
At Dunedin, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Thomas WHITE, to Grace, eldest daughter of Mr T. WHITE, Ellersile, Tomahawk Valley.

Oct. 19 1861 page4
Births
At Port Chalmers, on the 11 inst., the wife of Mr Jas. Galbraith, Port Chalmers Hotel, of a son.
At Breadalbane, Clutha, on the 14th instant, Mrs Duncan Ferguson of a daughter.
At the Forbury, on the 16th inst., Mrs Francis FULTON of a daughter.

Marriage.
At Dunedin, on the 9th inst., by the Rev. Mr D.M. Stewart, Mr John BOWY, to Janet, second daughter of Mr Thomas Hall, Alva, Scotland.

Death. At Springbank, East Taieri, on Monday, the 14th instant, youngest son of Mr James Todd, Farmer, aged 14 months.

Oct. 12 1861 page 5
TUTU - We regret to announce the death of a child, the evening before last, which is reported to have been caused by his eating the young leaves of a shrub called "toot," or "tutu"; his sister, about 7 years of age, was attacked the same day and for a considerable time was dangerously ill. The shrub is fatal not only to man, but to cattle and sheep, being more deadly at some periods than others.


Oct. 26 1861 page 5
Birth
At Port Chalmers, on the 22nd instant, Mrs William Thomson, of a daughter.

Marriages.
At Akaroa, Canterbury, on the 5th October, James RATTRAY, Esq., of Dunedin, to Catherine Charlotte, youngest daughter of the Rev. William Aylmer, Glenearrig, Akaroa.

At the house of Mr Ross, Castle-street, Dunedin, on the 24th inst., by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Mr John McDonald, youngest son of Mr William McDonald, farmer, Vimellan, Ross-shire, to Rebecca, second daughter of Mr Roderick McKenzie, Park Strathpeffer.

Saturday November 2 1861 page 5
Births. At Heriot Cottage, on the 22nd ult., Mrs Jas. SANDERSON of a son.
At Netherby, Clutha, on the 26th ultimo, Mrs James DAWSON of a son.

Marriage. At Stafford-street, Dunedin, on the 1st instant, by the Rev. Thomas Burns, D.D., Mr Alexander MACAULEY, Braemore, Caithness, to Lilias, second daughter of the late Mr Adam Sutherland, Golspie, Sutherlandshire.

Death. At the Club, Dunedin, on the 27th ultimo, Edward Saxton, Esq., of Highfly Run, Otago.

November 9 1861 page 5
Birth. At Dunedin, on the 3rd inst., the wife of I.A. AVARNE, Esq., of a son.

Deaths. At Springbank, East Taieri, on Saturday, 17th ult., Isabella GALBRAITH TODD, aged 4 years and 9 months. On Monday the 21st ult., Jane TODD, aged 6 years and 4 months.

Married. At Russel-street, Dunedin, by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Benjamin BRISTOW, of Nolfolk, England, to Janet, eldest daughter of Mr David Robertson, late of Tillicoultry, Scotland.

Nov. 9 1861 page 5
Fatal Boat Accident - On Tuesday last, a boat heavily laden, was coming to Dunedin from Port Chalmers, containing five persons including the late Superintentendant, Mr MacAndrew. When off Grant's Brae's Point a sudden squall capsized the frail little vessel and the five occupants were precipitated into the water. The boat "Storm of the Wave" came to the rescue, and succeeded in saving four of the drowning men. the fifth (Garry,) the boatmen suck before assistance could be rendered him. Mr MacAndrew was restored o consciousness with great difficulty, after a period of prolong insensibility. Garry [?Gavey] leaves behind a wife and family. The poor women was only lately confined.

November 16 1861 Saturday page 5
Birth. At the Grange, Dunedin, on the 8th inst., the wife of the Hon. J. Hyde HARRIS, of a son.

Marriages. At London-street, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Mr James Marshall, Merchant, Dunedin, to Marion, eldest daughter of Mr D. Campbell, Printer and Publisher, Dunedin.

On Thursday, the 7th inst., at the Episcopal Church, Dunedin, by the Rev. E.G. Edwards, Frank A. ORBELL, Esq., to Margaret Lucy, youngest daughter of the late A.W. Few, Esq., London.

On the 8th inst., by the Rev. W. Will, Ralph E.A. SLEIGH, Surgeon, to Marion Jane, eldest daughter of James Kennedy, Esq., of Green Island.

At George-street, Dunedin, by the Rev. D.M. Stuart, Mr N. FERGUSON, to Miss Agnes Johnstone.

Otago Witness 30 November 1861 page 5
Births.
At Sydney, on the 5th inst., Mrs W.H. DANSEY of a son.
At the Manse, West Taieri, on the 11th inst., Mrs URIE, of a son, still born.
At Violet Grove, Royal Terrace, Dunedin, on the 24th inst., Mrs John LOGAN, of a daughter.

Dec. 7 1861
Marriage. At Maclaggan-street, Dunedin, on the 26ult., by the Rev. D.M. Stuart, James TAIT, eldest son of Robert Tait, Gulberwick, Shetland, to Janet, second daughter of the late Robert Shield, Dean, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Birth. At Woodland Burn, Anderson's Bay, on the 28th ult., Mrs John Crawford of a daughter.

Dec. 14 1861
Births
At St Andrew-st, Dunedin, on the 27th Nov. Mrs Edward Gibb, of a daughter.
At Dowling-street, Dunedin, on the 11th inst., Mrs James Simson of a son.

Marriages. At the Manse, on the 3rd inst., by the Rev. Mr Stuart, of Knox Church, Capt.., James Heron, to Sophia GIBB, eldest daughter of Mr Robert Gibb, Kirkcadly, Scotland.

At Dunedin, on the 10th December, by special license, Richard Richardson, to Margaret, only daughter of the late Robert Watson, Glasgow, Scotland.

Deaths. 
On the 10th inst., aged 3 months, James son of John Barr, Rattray-street.

November 30th, 1861, on her voyage to New Zealand in the ship "Chile," lat. 50.8 S. long, 140� E., Maria, the beloved wife of Alfred Eccles, Esq., F.R.C.S., formerly of Tunbridge Wells, and second daughter of the late Sir James C. Anderson, Bart., of Buttevant Castle, Cork, from exhaustion, consequent on 90 days severe sea-sickness.

December 21 1861 page 2
Birth. At Maitland-street, Dunedin, on the 16th inst., Mrs F.A. Canning, of a daughter.

Married. At Dunedin, on the 10th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Burns, Alexander Simpson, late of Resolis, Ross-shire, Scotland, to Mary Cossar, youngest daughter of Mr George Cossar, of Edinburgh.

Died, at Devonhill, on the 10th instant, William LAMBERT, late Proprietor and Editor of the "Otago Colonist." The funeral will take place this day the 21st, leaving Devonhill, ay 12 o'clock, noon.

December 28 1861 page 5
Birth. At her residence, Moray place, on Christmas Day, Mrs J.F. Miller, of twin sons.

Married. At Duncan-street, Dunedin, on the 13th instant by the Rev. D.M. Stewart, Captain IRVING, of Stranraerm Wigtonshire, to Margaret CANDISH of Dunfermline, Fifeshire.

Deaths. At the Court House, Dunedin, Otago New Zealand, on the 22nd inst., Duncan R. Gowans, second and last surviving son of William Gowans, late of Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

On the 26th inst., at the house of Hugh Calder, Caversham, Alexander McWILLIAM, late of Upper Canada.

Original Poetry

January 5 1861 page 5
A Stout British Heart
by John Barr, Craigielee, Otago1860

January 19 1861 page 9
A Country Surgeon's Life by M.R.C.S.

January 19 1861 page 9
Recipes to make cloth, outer clothing and boots waterproof.

February 9 1861 page 5
Grammar in Rhyme

February 9 1861 page 9
National Anthem
God bless our native land,
May heaven's protecting hand
Still guard our shore!
May peace her power extend,
Foe be transform'd to friends,
And Britain's rights depend
On war no more....
Probably penned by Mr W. Hickson

April 6 1861 page 6
The Press and the Plough (From a Californian Paper)

April 27 1861 page 9
Young Jenny's a Terrible Lassie by John Barr, Craigielee, 1861
The British Volunteer

May 11 1861 page 10
Our Volunteers by E.S. Richmond, N.S.W.

May 18 1861 page 10
Dialogue between Twa Working Men by Finis, Green Island.

May 25 1861 page 5
Tam Tamson's Perplexity by J.B.     Kaikoria

June 1 1861 page 5
The Solace by Blanche

June 8 1861 page 10
There's Nae Sense in Working Late! by George Roy, Glasgow, 1861

June 15 1861 page 5
Hurrah for the Flax by J.B., Kaikorai

June 22 1861 page 3
The Steel Mill by J.B., Kaikorai

June 29 1881 page 5
To My Mother

July 13 1861 page 5
Otago's Misfortune by  John Barr, Craigielee, 1861
Off to the Diggings by J.B., Kaikorai

July 20 1861 page 5
O She is Fair  by John Barr, Craigielee, 1861

July 27 1861 page 5
I'm a Young Lass by J.B., Kaikorai

August 10 1861
Our Fatherland by John Barr, Craigielee, 1861
New Zealand for Me by J.B., Kaikorai

August 17 1861 page 5
The Eight Old Eight Day Clock by Robin

September 14 1861 page 5
Lines in the late Fire in the Pladda by G.F.
Anticipation, or the Sailor's Dream by G.F.
Address to New Zealand by G.F. passenger by the "Pladda."

September 21 1861 page 5
By the old Black Pine by Kaikorai by Sept. 1861.
(Respectfully dedicated to the Rev. Mr. Will) 

September 28 1861 page 6
Awake! Awake! ye sons of Rome by John Barr, Craigielee, 1861

November 16 1861 page 5
Alud Scotia by John Barr, Craigielee, Nov. 1861

Otago Witness September 19 1889 page 20
Barr - On the 18th September, at his residence, Ravensbourne, John Barr, Craigielea, in his 80th year.

John Barr was born on 24 October 1809 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He came to Port Chalmers on 28 September 1852 on the Dominion. In 1861 was published in the collection Poems and songs, descriptive and satirical. Barr

Clutha Leader

BARR at his residence, Balclutha, on Monday, 1st November 1875, John Barr, native of Paisley, Scotland aged 42.

Otago Witness  Friday January 3 1868 page 14
The Prize Poem by John Barr, Craigielee
 At the Caledonian Society gathering this was the best poem.

Matheson, On the 12th June, at Portree, Isle of Syke, Scotland, Malcolm Matheson, aged 69 years.

Grammar in Rhyme

Three little words you often see,
Are Articles, A, An, and The.
A Noun's the name of anything.
As school, garden, hoop, or swing.
Adjectives tell the kind of Noun,
As great, small, pretty, white or brown.
Instead of Nouns, the Pronouns stand,
Her head, his face, your arm, my hand.
Verbs tell of something to be done,
To read, count, sing, laugh, jump, or run.
How things are done the Adverbs tell,
As slowly, quickly, ill, or well.
Conjunctions join words together,
As men and women, wind or weather.
The Prepositions stands before,
A Noun, as in or through a door.
The Interjection shows surprise,
As Oh! how pretty! ah! how wise!
The whole are called nine parts of speech,
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.

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