Macdonald Dictionary Record: Thomas Free

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Thomas Free. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: F. 353. Free , Thomas (1844-94) was the eldest so n of Thomas + Eliza Fill and and came with them in the Grass mere , arriving 4.5.3 Thomas and William Free, brothers were living in Colombo St. North and applied to be put in the voting list for Avon. Their qualificatio was R.S. 2394 30 ac. ( described in Lest of sections as River Avon East Ch . Ch. Road) The name New Brighton not then in general usa. f ChCh. In Ap. 6 their qualifications were - Thomas R.S. 9786 Ashley Nor th Bank William of Ashley lease of R.S. 8161 ashley North. Fam. inf. in that Thos. + mn settled in New Brighton 29.4.60. Thomas presided over a meting called to consider moving the Ashley Bank Sch. House ; others present Banks, Stewart Rossiter. He was a member of the Ashley Rd. Bd. in '70 . He refused to stand for re-Election in Jan. 71 He was A judge at the Sefton Ploughing match July 72. His small son ag 6 playing in front of a mowing machine had both his feet cut o This did not prevent him f ron in later years becoming a good Ander and follower to hounds. He opened a store where the Maker keri joined the Ashley. Frees ford was named After him . Then he came to Ch. Ch and started a store at the comer of Perth , London St3. Lylt. LT. 9.5.55. fam. inf.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: F. 353. His Ashley store was open for at least 10 years. He was great Sunday School man. father marr. 5.10.67 Sarah Ann Turner , witness were Joseph Turner, car p. Canner S.; Job John, her brother . Harriett Turner ; Geo Brown. Rev. John Aldred. He owned the Baer Hotel at New Brighton and the old racecourse. He d. 30.11 .94 ag. 50 ) both bur. at Bir.wood. wife 8.7.95 48 Cem. son was George was living in Wesley Horne in '58 ag. 90 d. '58. he has supplied murch information on the Free family.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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