BDMs from the Timaru Herald 1877

1877 BDMs

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Matthews - At Timaru, on December 29 the wife of Henry Matthews, farmer, Pleasant Point, of a daughter
Reid - At Washdyke, Timaru, on the 2nd Inst., Mrs J. C. Reid, of a son
Macintosh - On January 6 at Kingsborough, Timaru, Mrs John Macintosh, of a son

Paterson - Sourden - Robert Paterson, farmer, Opawa, to Isabella Sourden, Dunedin

Saunders - At the Wolds, Tekapo, on the 28th December, 1876, John, infant son of William and late Sarah Saunders, aged five months
Pigeon - On December 31, at the residence of Dr Macintyre, Ellen Mary, the beloved daughter of Alfred Pigeon, of the Otaio

FEBRUARY 1877 6th

Gaitt - January 10th, at her residence Lorne Villa, Waimate, the wife of Mr F Gaitt, of a son
Orton - On January 10, at Hanseval, the Point, the wife of Reginald Orton, of a son
Wilson - At Timaru, on January 18th, Mrs F. J. Wilson, of a daughter
Cumming - On January 31, at Temuka, the wife of S. Mc. D. Cumming of a son

Fisher - On January 23, at Timaru, Mary Ann, the wife of Nathan Fisher, aged 50 years
Simpson - On Jan. 25th at Timaru, James Geves, the infant son of John Simpson aged 11 months
Finlayson - On January, 28th at Sandie Town, Mary Ann Finlayson, the beloved daughter of Mary Ann and Alexander Finlayson, aged three years and one week. (TH Jan. 30 1877) Funeral notice, Isaac Fonseca, Undertaker.
Jackson - On February 5, at her residence, George-street, Timaru, of enteritirs, Celia Annis, widow of the late Alfred Jackson, aged 53 years.

MARCH 1877

Wilson - On February 11th, at Ohapi farm, the wife of J. P. Wilson, Esq., of a daughter
Ziesler - On Feb 12, at Timaru, the wife of J. W. S. Ziesler of a son
Wade - On February 14, the wife of Geo. W. Wade of a son
Packer - On February 15th, at Timaru, the wife of H. Packer, baker, of a son
Gardner - On Sunday, 25th February, at Butler street, Timaru, the wife of Mr G. W. Gardner of a son
KENNEDY - On Saturday, 24th February, at Geraldine, the wife of James Kennedy of a daughter

JACKSON - On February 5, at her residence, George-street, Timaru, of enteritis, Celia Annis, widow of the late Alfred Jackson, aged 53 years
WAKEFIELD - At Timaru, on the 6th Feb., 1877, Gerald Seymour, second son of Edward Wakefield, aged five months
CHISHOLM - On February 8th, at Timaru, Cuthbert, infant son of Mr R. A. Chisholm, aged 10 months
RAYNER - On February 8th, at North-street, Timaru, Hinemoa Attie, daughter of Wm. Rayner, aged 6 months
JONES - On Feb. 17, at the Point, Edward Percy Jones, son of Edward Jones, M.D., Sydenham Park, London
CLARKE - On February 21, at the residence of his parents, Butler-street, Timaru, Alfred, the beloved son of Richard and Sarah Clarke, aged 14 years and 8 months. Deeply regretted.
DORMER - On February 24th, at her residence, Otipo, Maggie, daughter of William and Bridget Dormer, aged 10 months and 9 days
HOSSACK - On February 23rd, at Hereford street, Christchurch, James, eldest son of the late Simon Hossack, aged 26
HARRISON - On March 3, 1877, John Valentine Harrison, Aged 11 years.

Timaru Herald, 6 March 1877, Page 4
An inquest was held yesterday morning at Lynwood Hotel before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, and a jury of whom Mr John Thompson was chosen foreman, touching the death of John Valentine Harrison, aged eleven years.
The following evidence was taken :—
John Wilson : I am a contractor living in Timaru. The deceased is a nephew of mine. On Saturday last he and two children of mine started with me for Pareora in two drays. They were all on the dray I was driving. The man on the other dray got his horses wrong, and I left mine to put them right. The children (whom I left in the dray I was driving) were turning the horses into a paddock where a steam engine was working, and I waived my hand to direct them to proceed on. The second dray came up against the other, and capsized it. The deceased was struck on the head by the heel of the shaft horse. The other children were untouched. I jumped down and raised deceased. He died within nine minutes. He bled a great deal.
Robert Campbell : I am a farmer at Pareora. About two o'clock on Saturday I saw a dray capsized near the Educational Reserve, Pareora. Deceased was lying quite dead about five yards from it. The jury returned the following verdict ; — "That John Valentine Harrison was killed by accident on Saturday, March 3rd, 1877."

APRIL 1877

UPRICHARD - At Temuka, on Monday, the 5th March, 1877, the wife of Wm. Rt. Uprichard, of a son
WOOD - On March 13, at Timaru, Mrs C. W. Wood, of a daughter

SIMPSON - MALCOLM - On the 7th March, at Timaru, by the Rev. W. Gillies, Charles Simpson to Maggie Malcolm
SMITH - YOUNG - On the 28th March, at St. Saviour's Church, Temuka, by the Rev. J. Preston, Henry Edward Smith to Louisa Young, second daughter of J. A. Young, both of Winchester

HARRISON - On March 3, 1877, John Valentine Harrison, Aged 11 years
SALEK - At his parents' residence, North-street, Timaru, on the 9th March, Mark Salek aged 11 years, the son of Morris and Sarah Salek
GARDNER - At Timaru, on the 15th instant, Margaret, daughter of Henry and Bridge Gardner, aged two years and four months
CRAMOND - On March 24th, at the residence of her father, East Taieri, Elizabeth Carmond, aged 22 years (sister to John Cramond Timaru). Deeply regretted.

MAY  29th 1877

SIMS - on May 1, at Jessamine Cottage, Timaru, the wife of W.M. Sims of a daughter
ALLAN - on May 4th, at Russell Square, Timaru, the wife of W.B. Allan, of a daughter
FYFE - at North Street, Timaru, on May 10, Mrs T.W. Fyfe, of a son
STUBBS - on May 15, at Butler Street, the wife of F.W. Stubbs, of a son.
FRANKS - On Wednesday, May 23rd, the wife of Mr Francis Franks, Temuka, of a daughter
WILDERMOTH - On May 25th,at North Street, Timaru, the wife of Mr John Wildermoth of a son.
COLL - on May 27th, at Timaru, the wife of John Cill, Albion Hotel, of a daughter.


BUCHANAN - STUART - on the 22nd March, at Rockhampton, Surrey, by the Rev Walter Jeykell, of Heydon, Royston, assisted by the Rev R Carrington Vicar, Michael Rowland, Gray Buchanan to Frederica, seventh daughter of Henry Stuart, Esq., Montford, Isle of Bute
TARGUS - CANT - On May 9th, at the residence of Mr W Tubb, Timaru, by the Rev. Chas. E Ward, Alfred Targus to Susan, daughter of Mr George Cant, Temuka.
DOUBLE - KING - On May 10, in the Primitive Methodist Church, Timaru, by the Rev. Chas. E Ward, Amos Double to Eliza Ellen King.

The Star

Thursday 17 May 1877
Sudden Death at Timaru
A man named William Neville, aged about 40 years, left the Commercial Hotel, about 7 o'clock, on Tuesday night, intending to go see "The Mirror of England." The police shortly afterwards found him in a dying state in the street, and whilst being conveyed to the hotel, he expired. A verdict was returned at the inquest, "Died of Heart Disease."

Friday 18 May 1877 pg3
Friday, May 17
A woman named Margaret Collins, a servant at the Waimate Hotel, dropped down dead suddenly this afternoon. It is supposed she died from heart disease.

Wednesday 23 May 1877 page 3
Timaru - Funeral of - MARTELLI
the funeral of the late Mr Martelli took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon, and was attended by about 300 people. The business houses and shops were closed during the hours of the burial services. The Ven Archdeacon Harper officiated.

Friday 25 May 1877
Timaru - WALLACE
We are sorry to report that Mr Wallace died in the Timaru hospital yesterday morning.

Timaru - inquest - WALLACE -
At the inquest on the body of John Wallace, a verdict of accidental death was recorded.

Monday 28 May 1877 page 3
Timaru - WALLACE
John Wallace, who met with death from the firing of the Royal salute on Thursday, was buried today with military honours, the Temuka Rifle Volunteers attending.

Tuesday 29 May 1877
Timaru - inquest - NIXON -
In the case of Nixon the coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death. The whole affair is very mysterious. Deceased had been here about a month, but not known to anyone, ...

Wednesday 30 May 1877
Timaru - Another fatal accident - NIXON
A man named J.F. Nixon, who lately came to Timaru, and purchased a section of land at Woollcombe gully, was found dead yesterday morning, by one of Mr PRINGLE's milkmen. ....the only relation he is at present known to possess, is a daughter at high school in Dunedin.

JUNE 1877

BROSNAHAN - On the 1st April, at the Levels Plain, the wife of Hugh Brosnahan of a daughter
FULTON - April 8th, at Saltwater Creek, near Timaru, the wife of W. J. Fulton, of a son
BRADLEY - On the 8th of April, at Rose street, Timaru, the wife of Mr P. Bradley of a son
GILLIES - At North-street, on the 12th inst., the wife of the Rev. Wm. Gillies, of a daughter
O'BRIEN - On April 12, at Rhubarb Flat, Pleasant Valley, the wife of Edward O'Brien of a son
McKENZIE - At Heaton-street, Timaru, on April 23, Mrs John McKenzie, of a daughter
REARDON - On the 26th instant, at Hilton, the wife of Joseph Reardon, of a daughter

HOWELL - MOORHOUSE - On April 2nd, at the Church of the Holy Innocents, Mount Peel, by the Most Rev. the Primate, William Barker Howell, third son of the Rev. Hinds Howell, Hon. Canon of Norwich, and Rector of Drayton, Norfolk, to Annie Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Benjamin Moorhouse, of Shepherd's Bush, Rangitata
HALLOWES - PORTER - On April 13th, at Trinity Church (Congregational), Christchurch, by the Rev. W. J. Habens, B.A., Rev. Brabazon Tooke Hallowes, B.A., youngest son of William Hallowes, Esq., of Tavistock Square, London, to Harriet Amelia, second daughter of Joseph J. Porter, Esq., of Finsbury Park, London

SYVERSON - On the 13th March, at Mount Gambier, South Australia, of consumption, Anne, the beloved wife of S. P. Syverson, Timaru
GAITT - On April 4, at Waimate, Sarah, the beloved wife of James W. Gaitt, aged 72 years
GAMMIE - On the 4th inst., at Pleasant Point, the wife of Mr James Gammie
CUMMING - At Temuka, on April 9, Gordon Charles Stuart, infant son of S. McD. Cumming, aged 9 weeks
POUNTLEY - On April 25, at Timaru Hospital, of typhoid fever, Chrales James, son of the late Charles Pountley, of Euston Road, London, aged 15

JUNE 1877

STANSELL - On Saturday June 9th, at the Criterion Hotel, Timaru, the wife of J. R. Sansell, of a son
POPPLEWELL - On June 10th, at Temuka, the wife of Joseph John Popplewell, of a daughter
PARKER - On June 16th, at the Waihoa, the wife of James Edward Parker of a son
KING - On June 16th, at the School-house, Pleasant Valley, the wife of W. J. King, of a daughter
CHISHOLM - On Wednesday, 20th inst., at Timaru, Mrs R. A. Chisholm of a daughter
WRIGHT - On June 24 at Beverly, near Timaru, the wife of A. W. Wright of a daughter

The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, June 27, 1877; pg. 7
PARKER - On the 19th inst., at The Trap, Waimate, New Zealand, the wife of J.E. Parker, of a son.

DARBY - McDONALD - On June 1st at St. Luke's Church, Christchurch, by the Rev. E. A. Lingard, William Darby, of Timaru, to Jane, only daughter of the late Kenneth McDonald, Esq., Dinywall, Rossshire, Scotland
BARNETT - WRIGHT - On June 14th, at St Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Ven. Archdeacon Harper, William Thomas Barnett to Sarah Annie, second daughter of Mr Charles Wright, of Timaru
SEALEY - ROBB - At Forth Bank Cottage, Beach Road, Timaru, on the 19th inst., by the Rev. W. Gillies, George J. Sealey, gardener, to Christina Sinclair, youngest daughter of the late J. Robb, Rothes, Morayshire, Scotland

CASSIE - On June 5th, at Timaru, James Cassie
SINCLAIR - On June 5th, Peter Sinclair, aged 5 years, and two months
O'HARA - On June 10th, 1877, at the residence of her son-in-law, Inspector Pender, Barnard-street, Timaru, Mrs Ann O'Hara, relict of Manus O'Hara, aged 66 years. R.I.P.
JONES - At Timaru, on June 18th, Francis John, the beloved son of Thomas R. And Margaret Jones, aged 18 months
HIGGIE - At Lower Raukapuka, on 19th June, Mr John Higgie, wool-sorter, native of Bannockburn, Scotland. Home papers please copy
TAYLOR - On June 22, Albert Edgar, aged 8 months, son of Mr Geo. Taylor, storekeeper, Winchester

JULY 1877

PAGET - On the 20th June, at Timaru, the wife of Mr Wm. Paget, clothier, &c., of a son
WRIGHT - On June 24, at Beverly, near Timaru, the wife of A. W. Wright of a daughter
CRAIGIE - On the 26th June, at High-street, Timaru, Mrs James Craigie, of a son
ARENAS - At Temuka, on July 1, the wife of Francis Arenas, of a daughter
COWBURN - On the 1st July, at Timaru, the wife of C. W. Cowburn (granddaughter of General Fraser, late of the East India Service), of a son. Home papers please copy
BOND - At the Wesleyan Parsonage, Temuka, on 2nd July, the wife of the Rev. G. Bond, of a daughter
McDEARMID - At Timaru, on 3rd July, the wife of Captain McDearmid, of the brig Moa, of a son
CLIFF - On July 12, at Timaru, the wife of Mr. G. Cliff of a son
COLLINS - On 15th July, at the residence of her parents, Timaru, the wife of W. S. Collins, of Otepopo, Oamaru, of a son
McKAY - At Rose-street, Timaru, on the 18th July, the wife of Donald McKay of a daughter
BROWN - On July 17, at Thorn Green, Temuka, the wife of Arthur E. Brown of a son
MACLEAN - On July 20, at Arthur-street, Timaru, the wife of Mr Lachlan Maclean of a daughter
McBETH - At Washdyke, Doncaster Hotel, on the 18th July, the wife of John McBeth, of a daughter
WITT - At Timaru, on the 20th July, the wife of Mr J. B. Witt, of a son

McLEOD - WATKINS - On June 18th, 1877, at the Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Point, by the Rev. Geo. Barclay, Edith Annie Watkins, eldest daughter of Thomas Watkins, to A. D. G. McLeod, of Golispie, Sutherlandshire, Scotland
BROWN - WILLIS - On June 27th, at St. Bartholomew's, Kaiapoi, by the Rev. Archdeacon Dudley, assisted by the Revn T. Flavell, John Alfred, eldest son of John Thomas Brown, of Mount Thomas, to Mary Gertrude, youngest daughter of R. Harper Willis, late of Launceston, Tasmania
KENNY - QUINLAN - On the 8th inst., at St. Matthew's Church, Dunedin, by the Rev. C. J. Byng, Willoughby Matthew Grils, youngest son of the late Colonel Kenny, H. M. 16th M.N.I., Commandant British Burmah, to Henrietta, eldest daughter of the late James Lawrence Quinlan, solicitor

TAYLOR - On June 22, Albert Edgar, aged 8 months, son of Mr Geo. Taylor, storekeeper, Winchester
TARRANT - On June 30, at the residence of her son-in-law, Winchester, Mrs Elizabeth Tarrant, aged 76 years
DINNELL- On 30th June, at Timaru, Alex. Dinnell, tailor, aged 37 years
McDEARMID - At Timaru, on July 3rd, the infant son of Captain McDearmid, of the brig Moa
HEWSON - On July 5th, at Geraldine, Donald, the only surviving child of Charles and Catherine Hewson, aged 18 months
MATHEWS - On July 10th at Timaru, Mary Aston Mathews, aged 30; deeply regretted

Timaru Herald, 3 July 1877, Page 2
FUNERAL NOTICE. The friends of the late Mrs Elizabeth Tarrant are respectfully informed that her remains will leave the residence of her son-in-law (J. A. Young) at Winchester, on TUESDAY, 3rd of JULY, at half -past 1 o'clock p.m., and from St. Saviour's Church, Temuka, at half -past 2 o'clock p.m. ROBERT SMITH, Undertaker.


GABITES - On July 27th, at Bank-street, the wife of Arthur Gabites, of a son
KNUBLEY - On the 31st July, at Timaru, the wife of Miles J. Knubley, of a son
ROBERTS - On August 1st, at Wai-iti, near Timaru, the wife of Thos. Roberts, of a son
PLANTE - On August 3, at Timaru, the wife of Thos. C. Plante, of a daughter
GILLINGHAM - On August 8th, at Timaru, the wife of S. E. Gillingham, of Lambrook, near Fairlie Creek, of a daughter. Timaru Herald Saturday 11 August 1877 page 2 Birth.
HAMERSLEY - On August 12, at Timaru, the wife of A. St. G. Hamersley, of a son
PARSONS - On August 16th, the wife of Alfred J. Parsons, of a daughter
RAYNER - On August 19, at North-street, Timaru, Mrs Rayner, of a son
PENDER - On August 20, at Barnard-street, Timaru, Mrs Pender, of a daughter

CALNAN - TEMPERTON - On August 15, by the Rev. George Bond, at the residence of Mr Joseph Loney, North-street, Timaru, John Calnan, to Emily Temperton, both of Timaru

WEST - On the 29th July, at Timaru, William West, son of the lat Richard Henry West, Esq., of Robinstown, New Ross, County Wexford, aged 59 years.

Timaru Herald Saturday 11 August 1877 page 2
Death by drowning
A little boy, the son of Alexander Steel, a farmer on the Levels Plains, was drowned on Thursday afternoon. He was playing near the edge of a water hole and fell in. His mother discovered by his mother in the water. Dr Hammond was called for, but on arrival found the little fellow dead.

Timaru Herald August 13 1877 page 4
Two men drowned at Saltwater Creek
On Friday four swaggers arrived at the Saltwater Creek from Waimate. They pitched their tent amongst the flax on the south side of the creek, a little distance below the bridge. On Saturday three of them, Thomas Jackson, Charles Shepherd and Thomas Mellor came into Timaru and left the worse for liquor and on arrival at the Sportsman's Arms had some more. They returned to their tent. On entering Mellor tripped over one of the lines and knocked it down. This, it seems disgusted the other two, for they rolled up the tent and started off. Mellor remaining on the spot and going to sleep. He woke up in the morning and missing his two mates, came to town to look for them. In the meantime a boy who was walking along the edge of the Creek noticed a tent, a hat, and some other things floating in the water. The creek was dragged and the bodies found. Jackson, who was about thirty years of age, is a native of Christchurch; while Shepherd has not been long in the colony, and is supposed to have arrived in the ship Fernglen about 18 months ago. He was not more than 22 or 23 years of age.


RAYNER - On August 19, at North-street, Timaru, Mrs Rayner, of a son
PENDER - On August 20, at Barnard-street, Timaru, Mrs Pender, of a daughter
PRIEST - On August 23, at Timaru, the wife of Thomas Priest, Pareora, of a son
POFF - At the Makikihi, on August 31, the wife of James Poff, two sons - one stillborn
GIBSON - Timaru Downs, Pleasand Hill, on the 6th September, the wife of James Gibson, of a son
COOKE - On the 8th Sept., at Waltham, the wife of G. Cooke, of Sherwood Downs, of a daughter
WHITE - At Manorcroft, Timaru, on the 17th inst., the wife of John White, Esq., of a daughter

ENNIS - WEBSTER - August 10th, at the residence of Mr H. Powell, builder, Brown-street, Mr Abraham George Ennis, of Jersey, to Faith Angelina Webster, of Timaru
HAMPSON - BURKE - On Saturday 25th August, at Timaru, by the Rev. Guthenoire, Thomas Hampson, to Margaret Burke, both of Timaru
RAWSON - HARGREAVES - August 29th, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Venerable Archdeacon Harper, Thomas Harold, sixth son of T. E. Rawson, M.D., Taranaki, to Marry Annie, eldest daughter of E. A. Hargreaves, The Priory, Timaru
GOSLING - MACDONALD - August 30th, at the Catholic Chapel, Christchurch, by the Rev. Father Ginnity, Charles Gosling, of Timaru, to Maria, third daughter of A. W. Macdonald, Esq., late of Compass, Inverness, Scotland

HEATLEY - On 21st inst., of erysipelas, at her residence, Geraldine, Louisa, the beloved wife of Mr M. E. Heatley; aged 30
BRENT - On Sept 11th, at the Timaru Hospital, George Brent, aged 49 years
JONES - On September 16, at his residence, Le-Cren's terrace, Timaru, Llewellyn Jones, aged 33 years


LEWIS - On September 17th at North-street, Timaru, the wife of H. J. Lewis, of a daughter
RAINE - On September 18th at Christchurch, the wife of J. H. Raine, Sherwood Downs, of a daughter
COWAN - On Saturday 22nd September, at Le Cren's Terrace, the wife of J. G. Cowan, of a son
WAKEFIELD - At Wellington, on 21st September, the wife of Edward Wakefield, of a son
MACDONALD - On September 23, at Newton, Wellington, the wife of George J. D. Macdonald of a son
DUVAL - On September 25, the wife of M. De Harven Duval of a daughter

McKAY - BANNAN - At Trinity Church, Timaru, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Wm. Gillies, Thompson McKay, of Orari Gorge, to Mary Jane Bannan, of Timaru
McLAREN - FOOKS - On Sept. 26, at St. John's Church, by the Rev. H. C. M. Watson, M.A., Duncan, eldest son of the late Mr James McLaren, sheepfarmer, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to Catherine Mary, eldest daughter of Mr C. E. Fooks, surveyor, Christchurch
BROWN - GRAY - At Timaru, on the 2nd October, by the Rev. Mr Ward, Walter Frank Brown to Mary Ann Gray, both of Timaru
DYSON - LOOKER - October 10th at St. Saviour's Church, Temuka, by the Rev. James Preston, Mr George Dyson, of Temuka, to Maggie, eldest daughter of William Looker Esq., Minthy Castle, Perthshire, Scotland
KILLEY - HALSTEAD - On October 9, at her brother's residence, Pleasant Point, by the Rev. James Preston, Thomas Killey, late of Ramsey, Isle of Man, to Fanny, only daughter of John Halstead, formerly of Halifax, Yorkshire, England

HAMILTON - On September 24, at Otipua, Mr William Hamilton
HAMERSLEY - On the 13th October, at Timaru, of inflammation of the lungs, Cecil St. George, infant son of Alfred St. George Hamersley, aged nine weeks


BROWN - On Oct 28, at her residence, Arthur-street, the wife of Mr Wm. Brown, of a son
CORK - On November 9, at Timaru, the wife of Mr T. G. Cork, of a son
HALL - At Timaru, on October 18, the wife of Mr John Hall, junr., of a daughter
HENRY - On the 7th inst., the wife of Mr D. Henry, Temuka, of a daughter
MEE - On 3rd November, at LeCren's Terrace, the wife of Mr John Mee, of a son
RICHMOND - On Thursday, the 25th inst. the wife of T. Richmond, Waimate Hotel, of a daughter
RUTHERFORD - On 27th October, 1877, the wife of Robert Rutherford, of Opawa Station, of a son

GRIMMER - On October 23rd, at his residence, Geraldine, William Hill Grimmer, aged 38 years, late of Culton, Suffolk, England, and many years general storekeeper, Geraldine, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. English papers please copy
COLEMAN - On November 11th, at Timaru, James, the son of James Coleman, aged 5 years


BURNETT - On Nov. 25, at her residence, the wife of Andrew Burnett, Mount Cook Station, of a son
COXHEAD - On the 28th November, at her residence, Grey Road, Timaru, the wife of H. Coxhead, of a daughter
HAWKINS - On Dec 7th, at her residence, Queen-street, Timaru, the wife of Mr W. Hawkins, of a son
McLENNAN - On September 12, at Caberfeigh House, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, Scotland, the wife of D. McLennan, Esq., of a daughter
PATERSON - On November 22, at Little Opawa Farm, the wife of Mr Robert Paterson, of a daughter
SEALY - On November 16, at Heathcloff, near Timaru, the wife of H. J. Sealy, of a daughter
SYMS - At Maori Hill, Timaru, on the 26th November, the wife of W. Syms of a daughter

FRASER - COKER - At Timaru, on the 5th December, at the Registrar's Office, Samuel Fraser to Mary Jane Coker
PATTON - BAILEY - At the residence of the bride's parents, on December 5, by the Rev Walter Harper; Robert Patton, of Methven, South Rakaia, late of Perthshire, Scotland, to Mary Josephine, youngest daughter of Mr J. H. Bailey, Dunsandel, Canterbury
HILTON - GRAHAM - On December 8th, at the residence of Mrs Reygate, Arthur-street, Timaru, James Hilton, to Eliza Graham

OGILVIE - On the 4th December at the residence of her parents, Phemie the youngest daughter of John and Isabella Ogilvie, aged 3 years and 2 months
THOMPSON - On the 29th November, the wife of Arthur Thompson, at his residence, Timaru, aged 35 years

The Star Thursday 25 January 1877
Appointments - Mr A.H. Jaggar has been appointed Deputy-Registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the district of Timaru.

Timaru Herald, 28 November 1877, Page 3 RESIDENT MIAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Timaru — Tuesday, November 27. (Before B. Woollcombe, Esq., 8..M.) : NEGLECTING TO REGISTER A DEATH. Isaac Fonsecca, undertaker, was charged with neglecting to attend at the office of the Registrar, Timaru, and inform him of the death of Michael Collins, who died on the 11th September last, and of whose funeral he had charge. Inspector Pender, who prosecuted, produced his authority from the Registrar General, and some other documents necessary to the prosecution. W.W. Beswick, Registrar, said he had informed the accused that the death had not been registered, and he had not registered it since. The accused said he had told the friends of deceased to register his death, and thought they had done so; hence the cause oĢ his not having registered it. Inspector Pender said that the Registrar- General had instructed him not to press for a heavy penalty. The principal object of the present prosecution was to prevent a recurrence of such negligence. His Worship said there was another charge of a similar nature against the accused, in neglecting to register the death of John Boyce, and would fine him 10s in each case.