Macdonald Dictionary Record: James Guild
George Ranald Macdonald
One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for James Guild. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: J. Guild. G.879 He sold some of this farm to Todd and Gammack about '63 and Gammack built his homestead on it. He was one of the judges at the Prebbleton Ploughing Match of ' He judged cattle at the Northern A.+F. show held at Kaiapoi in '67. He judged at the Kaiapoi Ploughing Match July '70 and at the Ch. Ch . Show the same year. At about this time he bought a large farm at Flaxton or Ohoka of 1165 ac. which was called 2 Opuha. He built a house there which was totally t had only been built In 72. destroyed by fire Oct. 75. He was also in part. with Threlkeld in Colliers farm on the Moeraki Downs near Cust. Higgins sued them for Â£20 losses caused by a fire started by Guild and got a verdict for the fill amount June '71. He was a judge at the Mandeville Ploughing Match June 71. He took part in local activities , sang at concerts and was a member of the Flaxton Sch. Comm. Oct I. He judged cale at the Ch.Ch Show '71 ; there was sill ilya one cattle class - shor lions leaning mostly to bee. He judged implements at the Ch.Ch. Show of '7 He was elected to the Eyreton Rd . Bd. Aug. 80 . He stood for ashley in the Parlby's election ; he came second, beaten b y W. F. Pearson but in front of Marmaduke Dixon and A.J. Chanen gha both well known in the dist. for years LT. 23.8.67 : 7.11.67 : 15.7.70 : 10.11.70 : 26.6.71 : 1.7.71 112.10.71 : 15.8.72 : 11.11.72 : 14.1.78 : 5.8.80 : LT. 10.12.81; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G.179 J. Guild During his time at Opuha he married 9.1.78 Janet Morton Store dau of Andrew Storie at Croft head, Souk bridge . The wat ness were H.O. Buchanan of Little River and Catherine Miln of e Repo. After 12 years at opuha he sold his farm to Isaac Wilson at the end f '81. Wilson immediately ant it up into small farms and held a sale Feb.82 which realised nearly C25000. Guild now made his last move and bought Trevino in the Temuka dist. Thes was a very rich bit of Land which had been bought by Wm Gosling , o successful blacksmith of Ch.Ch. out of Rank puka, (o2's station in '63. Gosling had nt done much develop ment and used it as a cattle farm. John Grigg tota 14 year lease of th Â£900 per ani on 16.4.74 with a purchasing clause at Â£12 per acre (see I. Grigg In 82 Grigg and Gosling joined in selling Traven and it was transferred to Guild 1.6.82 . of the proceeds Gosling took Â£19059. s and Grigg, Â£8 566. 18.8 . Grigg had opened up the main drains and brought up to simil standard similar to Longbeach but there was still much to de. one of the conditions of sule was that Grigg was to supply Guild with drainage tiles when he had started to turn them out. Guild paid off the Rhodes mortgages which were still eying the LT. 14.1.78 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G.979 J. Guild high rate of 1501. Guild continui for y ears com plating the tile draining of the paddocks and getting timber out of the deepest swamps and it cost him Â£10474, Guild at times regretted his pin chase but it became a splendid farm. He was able to bonow money in Tas mania at a lower rate host than the Rhodes had been recons In his young days in Scotland he had seen the R.E. setting out levels for drainage and he gained a useful Knowledge Â£ omn them . Hs bought 1578 ac from Grodin and Grigg and added further land. When he took over Traven there were 2000 pigs on the property and and he sold 1000 of then in one lot to Seigert - Farrel , storekeeper of Temuka. The farm is still 11960) in the Guild family. The Lylt. Times crop rere w of 84 spoke of Trevians as the best farm in the dist. There were 6 to 700 acres of cropp , mostyn Tuscan wheat that Walked lilies going 60 bushels , a heavy crop of oats and 150 ac. of beans "showing an mien se growth. Guilds brother brother John helped in the management; he died 20.8.92 from hydatids. As the draining took fict he was able to increase his stock. His account for tile drains was Â£750 a year for a good many years He died 12.8.14 ag. 77. LT. 21.4.82 : 22.2.84; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G. 879 J. Guild. family. Janet Balm ain unmarried James Alexander mar. Caroline Mitchell dau Thos. Mitchell of Seaforth Andrew Rollo End as pma1l Malcol Emily Freeman Mitchell sister of above. James Guild judged a ploughing match held near Lake Ellesmere as early as 17.6.59. He was a member of the Little River Rd Bd. in 66 He was a trustee of John Macfar lane of Coldstream. a descendant of James Guild , who rose rapidly to be manager of Borthwick s feingold works at Belfast left his responsible job to take over Tre vena about 1960 LT. 22.6.59 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Guild, 1836 -1914 was born in Perthshire Scotland and was educ. , James at Greig and Mc Nels Academy att at Perth and wa is brought up to farm iy He arrived in N.Z. by the Mystery in '59 and cossed to Puran to look for work and found R.M. Rhodes working in the yards . To best him Rhodes asked him how old a certain shep was . Guild gave an ans war that appeared to be wrong, but Rhodes found ( y the d byN - Earmark that Guild was right . He was given a job and later rose to be manager of Kaituna and Ahuriri He bought 300 ac at Springston R.S. 305 adjoining the Springs station and sowed a paddock of oaks and - cued it . Fitz Geraldo cattle broke down the fence and completely destroyed the crop . Guild sued Fitz Gerald for damages sept o and Tod and Henry White assessed the damage on a basis of 45 1 45 busliecls per acre oats at 9 a bushel. . Fitz Gerald refused to pay any thing . Guild was awa Warded o of LÂ£73.11 . He later sold his Springston part to Tod and f to Gamu d damages d fart to ( immac Once when the gold fiver was on Guild was left at Purau without a shepherd ; he managed to muster the sheep himself with only a puppy and the g started p to time. he sharing st . Edward Dobson said of him, "He was a hard case scotch man and probably the best man Rhodes ever had in a e of the Peninsula in charge e Stations 1 Later he bought a block o k of heavy land at Flaxton - Ohoka of 165 ac which he called fam. inf, +yelp N.Z. 11 Acland. Woodhouse LT. 23.8.67 : 7.11.67 : 5.7.70 : 10.1.70 : 26.6.71 : 1.7.781 Opia; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Guild, James He sold it to Isaac Wilson who cut it up into small farms. J.W. Ellen of Kaiapoi bought the homestead block. The 1027 ac sold realised near ly L 250000, Gull had been there 12 years and all had gone well with him ecoept the loss o f his house by fore with all contents Oct. 75 . He waia . He was e y at Rangiora at as away the time; rt had only been built dice years . During his time at Opie he and Threlkeld of choker went into what was known as Collars farm on the Mers raki Downs. Guild lit a fre which got out of hand and Higgins sued them for damages and got a verdict for the full amount claimed. He was in demand for judging cattle , p hough ing matches ste . He judged the Prebbleton ploughing match in 67 and judged cattle at Kaiapoi and at Ch.Ch in 70 He used to sing at concerts . He was elected o a member y the Flaxton school comm. vet7 There was still only one cattle class. - Shorthorns . which were still el judged chiefly for beef. Gull and Threlkeld had two teams o in the Moral; Rowing plou coughing in alec ang 72 He judged implements at the ChCh. Show '72. He Was elected to the 8 He s he Eyreton Rd. Bd. ang 80 fe stood f d for the Party. election of 81 and was beaten by W.T. Pearson who was 1 as unbeatable at that time . but he finished in front of marmaduke Dixon f.A. Curnow A. Cunningham both well known local men . He was trustee of John ha farland of Coldstream ne of ( LT. 12.10.71 : 15.8.72 : 11.11.72 1 11.10.75 : 14.1.78 : 5.8.80 22.6.89 : 14.9.70 : 6.11.72 : 21.4.82 : 22.2.84; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: Guild, James. He now had considerable capital to invest and he cast his eye on Trevenna a very rich farm between the Orari and Arowhenua. It was owned by Wm Gosling and leased by John Grigg. Grigg had opened up the main drains and he wrote to his eldest son whether he would prefer to carry on with Longbeach then heavily encumbered, or put all the family efforts into Trevenna. J.C.N.Grigg without hesitation plumped for Longbeach and John Greg and Wm Gosling hen joined together in selling Trevenna to Guild Gosling received Â£19059. 18 and Grigg Â£8586,18,8. Guild paid off all mortgages and refinanced with capital from Tasmania by which he made considerable savings in interest. Guild made further purchases of land, one of which was a part of Riverslea which bought his acreage to over 2000. Grigg agreed to let him have all the tiles he wanted from the Longbeach tiling plant. When he bought Trevenna the acreage was 1579 and the price per ac. Â£17.10.0. He set out to tile drain the whole place and his yearly bill for tiles was Â£750. He spent Â£10474 in tile draining and lifting timber which continued to rise for years He had at times regrets at having undertaken such a costly job. As the farm dried cattle were reduced and sheep were increased and large areas were cropped.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: 4 Guild, The crop review of Lylt. Times 22.2.84 spoke of Traven a as the best , James. , Tuscan wheat that should farm in the dis trs . There were 600-700 acres of orf, chiefly g0 60 bushels , a v oath and 150 ac of beans showing an un mese a very heavy crop of growth. Guilds brother John helped him in the management; he died 20.8.92 from hydatids. The farm was divided betide en Guilds three sous, os one of whom supplied valuable in frist on to the Writer When Guild took over Trevians there were 200 pigs running on the property; he sold 1000 m one line to Seager t + Farrel storekeeper s of Temuka marr. 9.1.78 at home of brides parents Janet Morton Story of Croft head , Southbridge wits. H.D. Buchanan Catherine Miln of Te Rep He d. 12.8.14 ag. 77 sons James Alexander Andrew Rollo James Guild leand a lot about Malcolm taking levels from a party of Royal Augme dau. Janet Balm ain who were going about the county on thes eid aspmall work in Scotland Caroline Mitchell Emily Freeman Mitchell; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
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