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January 2 1869January  2 1869

27 Oct. 1869 page 2
Sept. 29, at Barnard-street, Timaru, the wife of Dennis Hefferman, of a son.

Deaths. Sept. 27, Selah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr W.H. Scott, Sergeant of Police, Waimate, aged 6 years and 4 months.
Sept. 29, at Timaru, the beloved wife of Mr David Smith, of Waimate, aged 41 years.
Oct. 2, at the residence of his grandfather, Charles Flaxman, Esq., East St. Kilda, near Melbourne, Herbert Ranenscroft, youngest son of George M. Babington, Esq., C.E., Waimate, aged 17 months.

Married.
Dec. 21,  Samuel Russell McKeein, of Belfast, Ireland, to Anna, third daughter of the late Mr Jeremiah Moye, of Claydon, Suffolk, England.

Dec. 21, at Timaru Mr Andrew Gibson, formerly of Ayrshire, N.B., to Miss Jane Findlay, third daughter of Mr John Findlay, Girvan, Aryshire, N.B.

Births.
Dec. 11 at Ashbury,  near Timaru, the wife of B. Woollcombe, Esq., R.M of a son.
Dec. 15, the wife of Mr J. Ried, Ohapi, Temuka, of a daughter (?a son_
Dec. 23, at Orari George Station, the wife of C.G. Tripp, of a son

Saturday January 2 1869 page 5
Fatal Accidents at Bryan's Ferry near the gorge of the river Selwyn. Mr Malcolm Macfarlane attempted to ford it on horseback on the evening of Christmas Day, but was carried away by the stream. On the following morning William Double, one of the ferrymen, whilst endeavouring to cross a mob of sheep belonging to Mr George met the same fate.

10 February 1869February 10  1869

Births
Jan. 6, at Barnard Street, Timaru, the wife of Mr A. Ringwood, of a son.
Jan. 14, at Heaton-street, the wife of Mr J. Philp, of a daughter
Jan. 25, at Timaru, the wife of A.G. Horton, of a daughter. TH 27 Jan.
Jan. 29, at Coonoor, Timaru, the wife of Captain Fitzhardinge Jones, of a son

Deaths.
May 24, 1868, at Newton Abbot, Abel Salter Trodd, aged 72, father of Mrs W.E. Rogers, Timaru, and formerly of Belle Vien Hall, Sydney, and grandfather of Mr Edward Rogers, Tekapo Lake, Mackenzie Country.
Dec. 27, at Waitangi North, the wife of Mr John Campbell, after an illness of four years, aged 27.

14 Feb. 1869
Birth. Feb. 16, at Timaru, the wife of Mr Alfred Fisher, of a son.

February 1 1869 Canterbury Police Gazette pg2
An inquest was held at the Sisters, Pleasant Point, on the 20th ultimo, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Arthur Neate, aged 18years. Verdict - "That deceased shot himself with right hand, while in a state of temporary insanity.

13 March 1869March

Birth
Feb. 11, Mrs D. Hamilton of a daughter
Feb16, the wife of Mr Alfred Fisher, of a son
Feb. 12, the wife of Mr H. Peckham, Geraldine road, of a daughter
March 3, the wife of Mr G.M. Polson, Commercial Hotel, of a daughter

Deaths
March 7, at Blarbey, near Timaru, the infant son of Mr Hugh Fraser
March 11, at Heaton-street, Timaru, Mary only child of Mr T. Goldstone, aged 12 months.

A10 April 1896pril 10  1869

Married
March 27, at the Washdyke Hotel, by the Rev. George Barclay, Frederick Gartside Stone, late of Birmingham, to Helen, third daughter of Mr Francis George, Chertesy, Surrey
March 29, at Thorne Hill, Orari, by the Rev. L.L. Brown, James Peperell Radford, to Betsy, eldest daughter of Mr William Chapman, Mount Peel, Rangitata.

Births
March 9, at Lower Waitaki Ferry Hotel, Mrs Neil McCowan, of a son.
March 14, at Christchurch, the wife of Mr James Turnbull of a son
March 16, Mrs P.W. Hutton, of a daughter, stillborn
March 22, Mrs F. C. Shrimpton, of a son
March 31, at Barnard-street, Timaru, Mrs Cullmann of a daughter
April 7, at Clifton Cottage, Timaru, Mrs Flockton, of a son

May8 May 1869

April 6, at Elephant Hill Station, the wife of Mr W.L. McCulloch, of a daughter.
April 8, the wife of Mr Joseph Dale, Geraldine road, of a son.
April 10, at Timaru, Mrs James P. Litster, of a daughter
April 12, Mrs Henry John LeCren, of a son
April 13, at Timaru, Mrs J.H. Wood, of a son

The Christchurch Press Monday 26 April 1869
Birth - ACLAND - on April 20th at Holnicote, Mt Peel, to wife of J.B.A. Acland, a daughter.

Deaths
April 13, at Timaru, Lizzie, second daughter of George and Eliza Butler, aged three years.

April 26, at Timaru, Florence Mary, infant daughter of A.G. Horton, Esq., aged three months.

April 27, at Milford, Temuka, the wife of Mr W. Nelson, aged 51 years

May 2, at Timaru, William Henry, son, of Mr R.A. Chisholm, aged 13 months.

Published 19 May 1869 Death:
May 12, at the Lower Waitaki Ferry, John Roderick, the beloved son of Neill M'COWAN  aged 17 months.

July 1 1869 Canterbury Police Gazette
An Inquest was held at Saltwater Creek, on the 14th ult., before M. Morris, Esq., Coroner, on the body of William Henry Boyce, aged 4 months. Verdict: Natural causes.

An Inquest was held at Timaru on the 4th ultimo, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Duncan Cameron, Esq., aged 46 years. Verdict:- Accidentally drowned on the 24th May 1869.

An Inquest was held at Timaru on the 5th ultimo, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Peter Thonmine, aged 46 years. Verdict:- Peter Thonmine died on the 2nd June, 1869, from a gun shot would accidentally given him by Frederick Lawrence Wallace, on the 31st May, 1869.

August 2 1869 Canterbury Police Gazette
An Inquest was held at Arowhenua, on the 30th June, 1869, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Elizabeth Horsfal, aged 38 years. Verdict:- Died from disease of the heart.

December 1 1869 Canterbury Police Gazette
An Inquest was held at the Opihi, on the 1st ultimo, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Richard Stonyer, aged 34 years. Verdict:- Accidentally drowned on the 30th October, 1869, while attempting to cross the Opihi river.

January 1 1870 Canterbury Police Gazette
An Inquest was held at the Opihi, on the 29th ultimo, before B. Woollcombe, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Meti, a Maori boy, aged 19 years. Verdict:- Accidentally drowned.

5 June 1869June 5 1869

Married
May 5, at Thornbank, near Geraldine, Mr A.F. DeVeaux, of Raukapuka Bush, to Annie Dahl, second daughter of Captain R. Thompson

The Christchurch Press (newspaper film Christchurch City Library) Friday 7 May 1869
Married - De BEAUX - THOMPSON -
on May 5th at Thornbank, near Geraldine, Mr A.F. De Beaux, of
Raukapuka Bush, to Annie Dahl, 2nd daughter of Captain Thompson.

The Christchurch Press Saturday 8 May 1869
Married - De VEAUX - THOMPSON - on May 5th at Thornbank, near Geraldine, Mr A.F. De Beaux, of Raukapuka Bush, to Annie Dahl, 2nd daughter of Captain Thompson.
(spelling of De Veaux in both notices is how it is in the paper.)

May 5, at Pilgrim Cottage, Timaru, by the Rev. Geo. Barclay, Alexander Clyne, farmer, Temuka, late of Wick, to Jane, second daughter of Mr Francis Brown, of Towie Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Births
May 8, at Forland, Mrs Acton of a daughter
May 21, Mrs Alfred W. Whalley, of a daughter
May 22, at Timaru, the wife of Mr Charles Edmund Thompson, of a daughter
May 29, at Raukapuka steam saw mills, Mrs Alfred Ford, of a son.

Death
May 12, at the lower Waitaki Ferry, John Roderick, the beloved son of Neil McCowan, aged 17 months.

July 1869July 1869

Married
June 9, at the Manse, Christchurch, by the Rev. C. Frazer, M.A., Mr W.J. Sercombe, of Waimate, to Miss M. Richard, late of Cambridge, Scotland.

June 24, at St. Mary's Church, Timaru, by the Rev. G. Foster, assisted by the Rev. D.O. Hampton, Mr Robert Worthington, eldest surviving son of the late Capt. E. Worthington, R.N., Rozel House, Guernsey, to Catherine, eldest daughter of Mr H. Jagger, Timaru.

Births.
June 6, at Sadown Cottage, the wife of Dr. J. Caro, of a son.
June 7, the wife of Mr George Taylor, builder, Geraldine, of a son.
June 13, the wife of Mr G.A. Medcalf, of a daughter
June 15, at Timaru, the wife of Mr T. G. Cork, of a son
June 16, the wife of Mr J. Marahal, Temuka, of a daughter
June 16, the wife of Mr R. Johnson, Geraldine Hotel, of a daughter.
June 26, at Woodside, Orari, the wife of Wm. Upton Slack, Esq., of a daughter.

 The Isle of Man Times and General Advertiser (Douglas, England), Saturday, November 13, 1869; pg. 8
On the 29th July, last, at Pleasant Point, Timaru, the wife of D.C. Kee, Esq., late of Andreas, of a son.


31st July 1869July 31st 1869

Births
June 26, at the Levels Station, the wife of Mr Edward Hassell, of a daughter
July 1, at Woodside, Kakahu, the wife of Mr Robert Anderson, of a son
July 6, at Mowbray Cottage, Timaru, the wife of Mr F.J. Wilson, of a daughter
July 7, at Timaru, the wife of Mr R.E. Sibley, of a daughter
July 9, at Milford, the wife of Mr George Selby, of a son
July 10, at Tweed Cottage, Timaru, the wife of Mr A. Hart, H.M.C. of a daughter
July 10, at Ohapu, the wife of Mr John Bill, of a daughter
July 11, at Temuka, the wife of Mr C.J. Rayner, of a son


23 August 1869August
23rd 1869

Births
August 2, at Geraldine, the wife of Mr Robert Morrison, of a son
August 5, the wife of Mr J. Bilton, of a son
August 13, at Pareora, the wife of Edward Elworthy, of a daughter
August 14, at Pareora, the wife of Mr T. Jefcoate, of a daughter
August 21, the wife of J.W. White, of a daughter
August 21, at Temuka, the wife of John Martin, storekeeper, of a son
August 27, at Timaru, the wife of the late Duncan Cameron, of a son

Married
August 5, by the Rev. R. Bavin, John H. Jenkins, to Miss Jane White

29 September 1869September 29  1869

Births
Sept. 5, the wife of Mr Reginald Orton, of a daughter
Sept. 11, at Timaru, the wife of Inspector Buckley, police force, of a daughter
Sept. 21, the wife of Mr E.H. Brewer, Temuka, of a son

Married
June 24, at Weybridge, England, Harry Rainy, son of the late Vice-Chancellor Sir James Parker, to Emily Jane, daughter of Lieut-Colonel Kitchener, late 9th Regt.

August 31, at his residence Sutton, near Timaru, by the Rev. G. Foster, Edward G. Stericker, to Jane McWilliams

Sept. 15, at Oamaru, by the Rev. A.B. Todd, James Mutch, Temuka, to Jessie Crosbie, Oamaru

Sept. 15, at Coonoor, near Temuka, by the Rev. G. Foster, William Kelland, of Kakahu, to Miss Mary Caroline Hill

27 October 1869October 27 1869 page 2

Birth
Sept. 29, at Barnard-street, Timaru, the wife of Dennis Hefferman, of a son.

Deaths.
Sept. 27, Selah Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr W.H. Scott, Sergeant of Police, Waimate, aged 6 years and 4 months.
Sept. 29, at Timaru, the beloved wife of Mr David Smith, of Waimate, aged 41 years.
Oct. 2, at the residence of his grandfather, Charles Flaxman, Esq., East St. Kilda, near Melbourne, Herbert Ranenscroft, youngest son of George M. Babington, Esq., C.E., Waimate, aged 17 months.

24 Nov. 1869November 24 1869

Births
Sept. 1, at 33, St James-place, Plymouth, the wife of Captain Mackay Heriot, Royal Marine Light Infantry, of a son
Oct. 23, the wife of Mr Geo. Butler, of a son
Oct. 30, at Waimate, the wife of Mr W. Dixon, baker, of a daughter
Nov. 4, at Timaru, the wife of Mr T.A. Clowes, of a son
Nov. 7, the wife of Mr Samuel Knight of a son

Married
Oct. 23 at Hokitika, Anne, only child of Samuel and Sarch Beswick, to Justin Aylmer, Ross

Oct, 12 at Waimate, Emily, eldest daughter of the late John Bowles, of Deal, Kent, to Henry, fourth son of Mr Thomas Manchester, of Eaton, near Grantham, Lincolnshire

Nov. 15 at the Resident Magistrate's office, Mr George Botheraway, of the Point, to Annie, eldest daughter of Mr Henry Nickson, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, London.

Nov. 16 at St Peter's Church, Wellington, by the Rev. A. Stock, Edward Horatio deCourey Martelli, to Henrietta Priscilla Holland

Nowema 21 - Eruera Kaitai Tarawhata Kia Hana Knao Te Taka Minita
Nowena 21 - Pekamn ki a Hana Kou na Te Te Taka Minita

Deaths
Oct. 31, At Hokitika, Samuel Beswick, Esq., J.P., surgeon, district coroner, second son of the late Samuel Beswick, Esq., J.P., Scarborough, Yorkshire, aged 46

Oct. 31, at Waimate Hotel, the residence of her parents, Annie, the beloved and second daughter of Rober and Isabella McKay, aged 16 years.

Nov. 7 at Pleasant Point, of inflammation of the brain, Agnes Stuart, the beloved daughter of James and Agnes Litster, aged seven months.

Nov. 15, at Timaru, Samuel Alfred, infant son of Mr Samuel Knight.

December 1869

Births
WOOLLCOMBE. December 11 at Ashbury, near Timaru, the wife of B. WOOLLCOMBE, Esq., R.M, of a son
REID. December 15, the wife of Mr. J REID, Ohapi, Temuka, of a son
TRIPP. December 23 at the Orari Gorge Station, the wife of C.G. TRIPP, Esq.,barrister - at - law, of a son

Dec. 18 1869
Death by Drowning of Mr Paterson, C.E. (Civil Engineer)
He left Dunedin on Wednesday and was expected in Timaru by the coach. Accident happened at the Kakanui river, south of Oamaru. He was born in 1832 or 1833 and was educated at the High School, Edinburgh. In the year 1863 Otago Government sent home for a railway engineer, offering an engagement for two years at a salary of 1,000 with expenses out and home again. Mr Paterson was recommended. He came out by the Suez route, and arrived in Otago.

Dec. 22 1869 pg. 3
Coach Accident. The passengers were Mr T. Paterson on the box with the driver, four young men and a lady inside. One of the passengers was a German traveller. On the coach entering the stream, the water entered. The young men either became frightened and tried to climb on the roof, and the centre of gravity of the coach being altered, it turned over. Mr Walker and the lady clung to the lower part of the coach. Miss Ross was drowned. An inquest was held. James A. Duncan, the Driver. John Marks pulled the driver out of the water. Newman came to their assistance.

Dec. 22 1869
Mr Conolly, a barrister, with his family, were under the verandah, when the house was struck by the lightening. One verandah post was shattered, and a boy ten years old was struck on the head and breast and killed instantaneously.

Boat Accident. Two lives lost at the Port of Timaru

On Saturday the steamer Maori arrived from Lyttelton. A surf boat was put in readiness and the passengers embarked. There were in the boat at the time she left shore the following persons. Mr J.M. Balfour, Colonial Marine Engineer, Mr Smallwood, teller of the Union Bank, Timaru; Mr G.B. Parker of Waitangi; Mr M. Joel, brewer, Dunedin; Mr Menzies, a traveller for Ross and Glendinning of Dunedin; H. Baker, lately of the landing service here, who was a passenger for Dunedin; Mr Ferrier (librarian of the Athensum in Dunedin), a passenger from Lyttelton; and Captain Malcolm, of the Maori, besides two or three men in charge of the boat. The line going from the buoy to the Maori fouled. A 'recall" flag was raised by Messrs Crawford and Green, who are lessees of the landing service. The sea was rising. After riding at the buoy for an hour, the ship's lifeboat was lowered manned by the second mate, Mr Graham, and four seaman and transhipped all the passengers safely so that altogether there were thirteen souls in the boat. The boat proceeded to the steamer. A heavy roller upset the boat throwing all into the sea. Mr Balfour and Mr Smallwood had not the strength to hold on to the ropes thrown for their rescue and had sunk to rise no more. Miss Sullivan, the stewardess acted like a heroine throughout the trying scene, heaving ropes and helping to haul the saved on board. Mr Balfour was on a mission to Dunedin to attend the funeral of his friend, Mr Paterson who was drowned in the Kakanui, and Mr Smallwood was on his way to spend Christmas in Otago with friends there.

The Times, London Wednesday, Feb 23, 1870; pg. 4; Issue 26681
It is my painful duty to record the death by drowning of two of our most public men, both in the prime of life, each at the head of his profession in New Zealand - Mr Thomas Patterson, C.E., and Mr James Balfour, marine engineer, the former was drowned crossing in Cobb's coach over the Kakanui river, Otago; the latter by upsetting of a boat in the roadstead of Timaru, on his way to attend the funeral of his friend and colleague. Both men of colonial reputation, their untimely death has cast a gloom over the whole community, and the loss of their professional services will be severely felt, as they were both engaged in several important undertakings.

Evening Post,  20 December 1869, Page 2
On the 18th inst., drowned by the upsetting of a boat in Timaru Roadstead, James Melville Balfour, Colonial Marine Engineer, youngest son of the late Rev. Lewis Balfour, D.D., of Colington, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Aged 38 years.