Macdonald Dictionary Record: John Grubb

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for John Grubb. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G. 875 1900 Grubb, John (1817-9 ) was born at Tay port, Fifeshire . He was a ships carpenter in the General Palmer when that vessel on a voyage from Melbourne to Lindon put into Wgtn in a leaky condition and was Con denied. in '47. He had been a chief Officer in a merchant ships before he was a ships carpenter. His dau. Mrs T.V. Whitmore says he repaired the General Palmer at Wg in and she was able to return to ing. He came to Lylt. in the brig Sisters and arrived 6.10.48. He and Mains and Robert Allan built the first wharf in Lylt. Harb for Capt. Thomas. He returned to Wgtn to finish building a whale boat and was not at Lylt. to welcome his wife and 3 daus. when they arrived by the Charlotte Jane. His wife was Mary Stout, 30 and his daus. Mary, 6; Iea, 4; + Jessie, 2. He had married in Scot land. He saut down from Wyn cooking utensils, four and 5 kegs of butter. He had built a V hut at Lylt. for them and here they made their home. Mrs Grubb kept 1 keg of butter for use and handed over the other 4 to Wm. Pratt to sell. when there was a land sale he bought a section in London St. and built a house there. He bilt a small vessel called the Caledonia helped by George Cyclop N.Z. 11 : Tales of Pioneer Women ; D. Macfarlane Canty Times Jubilee No. : James Hay : Mrs T.v. Whit more Reminiscences: LT. 3.4.66 : ass list. Canty Muss; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G.875 J. Grubb. Marshall and it was launched an Sept. 53 by Mrs Grubb amidst mach enthusias and cheer ing. It was the first vessel built of N.Z. umber in Lylt. Marshall bought o t and trailed round the Coast with it. The Grubb first table at Lylt. was g pap two biscuit barrels from the Charlotte Jane with planks laid across them. The Caledonia was built in the site of the Lylt. Gas Works but , Canterbury the nest ship , the Cole bsa was more ambitious and was built at , they, Pierson Bay and cut the timber there . The Marshall brothers helped him He was a regular mail carrier between Lylt and Wgtn for same years. He and Capt. McClatchie shared the job. In 's 8 he and the Alanssi built a 100 p. exten sion on to the Lylt. wharf and aso built a . end to it. He built ship building sip for himself at the spot where the railway station was later built. He was chosen to be one of a dep itin to the Supt. on the question of a Municipal Coun. for Lylt. When the poll for election of members to the Council was held ia Fb. 62 he was one of those elected. He continued to be elected and in Jan '64 was second on the poll to Dr. Donald. LT. 3.9.53 : 31.7.58 : 10.7.61 : 5.2.62 : 27.9.62 : 14.1.64 : 13.1.70 : 11.1.66: 11.12.68; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G. E75 He was one of the group of Presbyterians that started the church in Canty and got out the first minister the Rev. Chas Fraser. For mary years lie was an elder of St. Johns Presby. Church at Lylt. He sent his children ss to the Lylt . High School and they did well . In '68 the names of the following appeared in the Lylt. Times as having done well. - Agnes , Annie, David, Sarah, Isabella. He was elected to the Lylt. Bor Coun. top of the pol Sept. 70. In May 72 a Prov. Coun . Cone. recommended the Prov. Govt. to buys his bulding olip as the Harbour Works were making it useless. Many j0hes were made about various settlers names in Lylt. In salts gully there were living families named. Mutton , Grubb, Stout Pepper, Salt and Garlick. He d. Feb. 1900 . Strouts He left a family of 7. wife Mary wa s a sister of James Bam she d. London St. Lylt. 8.10.86 ag. 69. LT. 9.9.70.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G.575 John Grubb family. sons John Nv. James q.v. David marr. Ann Archer daus. Jane marr. 5.10.70 T.V. Whitmore of Lylt q.v photo Mary 18.9.62. at Lylt Frances Male of Wgtn Janet Bell + 12.9.66 Alexander Munro Sarah Eliz. marr. 24.7.91 Capt. John Munns . She d. 24.7.91 ag 32 Agnes ai W hilly LT. 27.9.62 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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