Macdonald Dictionary Record: James Gudsell

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for James Gudsell. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: S. 578 Gudsell, James (18 52-1931) was born in Surrey , the son of James Gudsell farmer and Sarah Ashley and came out with his parents in the Egmont in '62. The family settled at Ohoka. He went to Ashburton in 76 and bought a farm in Grahams Road, Tinwald. He sold it in ' s and set up in business as a storekeeper, baker and butcher at Tinwald. He continued to own land at Tinwald, Wen slow, Hindr and Ohoka. He was a member of the Tinwald Torn Bd + chairman of the sch. Comm. His store at Tinwald was opposite the Tinwald Hotel, He wrote a letter saying that Mark Scott the hotel keeper had supplied der k to persons when drunk . that there had been a brawl, and that it was a disgraceful affair" . Scott sued him for libel and was awarded £25 damages. marr. 2.8.83 Annie Moriarty , 19 b. Ireland dau. Daniel M. farmer + Norah Mansfield at St. Spenseley Ashburton. 5 sons 1 dau. He d. 5.1.31 ag. 78 ) bur. C r. Ashburton wife + 28.5.03 " 42 C. of. E. Cem. eldest son Samuel John marr. 12.4.05 Mabel 2' dau A.J. Huston of Tinwald Cyclop N.Z.i. LT. 7.5.84 : St. Stephens M.R. Ash. : Ash. Cem. C. of E. M.I. L.T. 18.4.05 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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