Macdonald Dictionary Record: Walter Longney Fowler

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Walter Longney Fowler. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: F. 298 Fowler, Walter Longney (1830 -1919) was born in the Gloucester village of Leonard Stanley , where his father Thomas Foster had a farm called Prairie Farm He worked on his fathers farm until 51 when he went to Wood chester , 4 miles away. In '58 he left for N.Z. and landed at Nelso n and took upland at Richmond. There he farmed for 5 years and then went to the Amuri and took up a far back run which he called Stanley Vale of 20000 ac. It was north of St James's and was poor country. North of it again was Lake Gymn whel belonged to W.T. L. Travers who had named it from spencers Farriers Oneness In '75 the McArthur Bros of S1 James's and Travers of Lake Guyon prosecuted him for altering the earmarks of some of their sheep with an intent Fowler . to steal . Poor old raes was not dishonest but was distinctly queer. The McArthur , to get evident a planted a detective on Fowlers run in the form of a rouse about looking for a job. He stayed there nearly a year spying os Travers. as a result of the trial Fowler was found not piet guilty by the Jury Fowle without retiring Ap. 75. Following this McArthur siedle the Mc Arthurs for e 5000 dau ages for libel and got a verdict of '4'). When he got Joynt on the job for him , Joynt got chaucer of berne and finally got £ 400 damages for him. His son stanley gave evidence in the case. Cyclop N.Z.ii 1 Hanmer Plame : LT. 7.4.75; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: W.L. Fowler F. 298 He later took up 3000 ac. at Top House. In 92 times were bad and he had to leave his high country and go to Kaiapoi . In 94 he moved to Aylesbury where he farmed 600 ac. He managed to get 300 trout safely to Lake Dryness ard turned them out not having lost ons . They came the last stage on a pack horse. In Oct. 82 he was fined 30 per head on 1184 sheep for breaches of the Shep act of '78. He was charged with having scooby sheep at Hope,ild Dec. 86. He was bankrupt at Aylesbury in '96. marr. in '51 Eliza 2' dau of Jacob Thomas of Wood hester Park. She d. at Nelson in '62 leaving 2sons 2 dau. marr (2) in '66 Miss M. Parsons of War era. Nelson; she had 4 sons g daus son Wm. Thos. marr. 23. 1186 Jane Ann dau of John she d. 18.11.18 ag. 74 sharp of New lands , Lincoln. He d. at Ayles bury 25.7.19 ag. 88. Tom Fowler managed Molsworth for Fuho mann + willis bir. Courtenay Cem. He came out in the Chieftain bound for Nelson + Canty , sailed 24.5.58 with his wife a dau.F. a son t. and an infant Hes son William b. Stanley Yale in 72 stayed in the Hanmer dist all his life. worked for 1c Aru for 11 years . He had for a time switchback Farm. He had taken a wagon over Another so Thos all sorts of likely +unlikely places. Hs managed moles worth for Fuhr man + willes for F years LT. 212.80 : 1.11.82 : 4.12.86 : 7.12.86 : 24.2.96.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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This person was called William Longney Fowler. He is my great grandfather. His son had the same name.

- Sheryll Tearle

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