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NEW ZEALAND
OLD AGE PENSION APPLICANTS
JANUARY 1899

From the Evening Post 25 January 1899 p5 (Thanks to Peter Williams for pointing these out.

OLD AGE PENSIONS.
Wellington Magistrate's Court morning of 25 January 1899
Claimants under the Old Age Pensions Act - Mr. H. Eyre KENNY, S.M., presided
Claims dealt with: -
Mrs. Mary ANDREWS (produced proof of the transfer of certain property to her son many years back)
James BAIRD, 72 years of age, (30 in the colony)
Henry STEEN, 68, (30 in colony)
William CHURCHILL, 73 (44 in the colony)
William BAKER, 70, (36 in colony)
James T. BEDFORD, 72, (36 in colony)
Michael WALSH, 67, (came to the colony in 1856 as a soldier but left it for 10 years within the past 25), was refused a pension on the ground of having failed to comply with the conditions of residence
Mrs Mary CLARKSON, 65, (55 in colony)
John BURRIDGE, 71, and Mrs. Sarah BURRIDGE, 72, (48 years in colony)
Mr. and Mrs. John BENGE, 76 and 67 resp, (both resident in the colony for over 50 years)
Mrs Jane MITCALF, 72, (26 in colony)
Mrs Jane CARTER, 70
Jacob FRANLEL, 88, (39 in colony)
Michael BOURNE, 65
S.V. MURCH, 69, (31 in colony)
William TARRANT, (40 years in colony)
Win. PHILPOTT, 70, (44 in colony)
James RENWICK, 71 years, (28 in colony)
Mrs. Sophia STOREY, 69 years, (40 in colony)
John GILES, 73, (49 in colony), and Mrs. Johanna GILES, 65, (59 in the colony)
Charles COPLING, 68, (30 years in colony)
John SIMS, 82, (40 in colony)
Mrs. Ellen SEACOMB, 66, (35 in colony), postponed for proof of age.
Mrs. Anne SINCLAIR was directed to apply again in May when she will be of the age required
Thos. COOPER, 76, (28 in colony)
Mrs. Mary JEPSON, 72, (26 in the colony)
Mrs. Margaret SINCLAIR, 86, (44 in colony), was too feeble to attend, and Mr. G. BROWN represented her
Henry SMITH, 72, (43 in colony)
Mrs. Susannah SMITH, 66, (30 in colony)
Mrs. Louisa BRENTON, 66, (40 in colony)
Mrs. Eliza CHANCE, 74, (52 in colony), 18 pension, subject to certificate of character
George LUDLUM, 66, 18 pension
Most were granted a pension of 18 per year


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