Macdonald Dictionary Record: Francis Hart Vicesimus Guinness

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Francis Hart Vicesimus Guinness. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G.8 484 Guinness Francis Hart Vice i mus (1819-91) was g son of Arthur Hart Guinness who was a son of the Rev. Hosea Guinness O.O Rector of St. War burgh 's and Chancellor of St Patricks Cathedral, Dublin and of his wife Jane dau. of Lt. Col. Simon Hart H.R.I.C.S. He wet to India ren 146 and then to Aust. and came across in the Tory in . He selected R.S. 306 of 50 ac at Tai Taper and R.S. 307 of 50 ac. on the Papanui Rd. He gave as his address , Province of Torno ot, Bengal , and living at Mus well Hell, London. S. Mounsey made the selection for him Acland says that he went as a cadet to Burkes station at Halswell. he was a cousin of Burke. Guinness s Run, No 138 of 6000 ac on the Halswell River, was , says Acland taken up by Col. Grimness Inle and Bourke for Frant Guinness. Co. Guinness was Frank Guinness and there W no trace of his ever bee having been in Canty. Gunnesstin was nearly all rich farming land and it does not appear that Frank Guinness, chronically hard ups would eve have had any Chance of holding it. He was dealing in horses in 8 In 59 Gunne and a man called Fawdington were in part. in a horse repository and sale business in Hereford St. They separated in that year an auctioneer and and Gunme became a land sales man and commission agent with his office in Cashel St. "at Mt Pigeons " Pigeons store in Cashel St was a place where good liquor was sold retail. Tasting was allowed and the privilege was Scholefield ( : LT. 20.2,.7.91 : 15.1.59 : Acland.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: F. Guinness G. 8804 frey taken advantage of by those with a taste that way and nothing mick and was for a short time Sec. to do. He was an early member of the C.J.C.. He was a member of the comm. formed to start the Canty. Rifle Corps, and was chosen to be Lieut. in Capt. Atkins onus Coy. At the next election he was chosen to be Capt. of No. 1. Company. It appears Tio - thee the Guinness family contain d a pu portion of soldiers an d that he may have gone to India to join the H.E.I.C.3 army in which his uncle was a colonel. He was a good shot and was second in the Canty Volunteer Rifle shooting match on Anniversar y Day, ars He was appointed sub. inspector of Police n succession to Sayer who was appointed to the charge of the Lylt. Gaol and in Dec. '62 was appointed to be Inspector. All the Volunteers of N.Z. were disbanded in '62 and were asked to re - enroll under new regulation s which were supposed to be an improvement on the old ones. The ie6- enrollments came in slowly and there was a general feeling of disc mage ment. In '62 he was transferred to Akaroa where he was Inspector 2t class from '62 '64. In '65 he was appointed clerk to the Bench at Akaroa and postmaster . He was elected member of the first Akaroa Sch. Comm. May. 64. He was bankrupt. in '65. LT. 5.3.59 : 17.8.59 : 21.4.60 : 15.9.60 : 22.3.61 : 2.6.61 : 185.12.61 : 5.2.62 : 8.3.62 : 27. 12.62 : 23.2.65 : 21.5.64 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G. 184) . unins In July 67 he was trans fereday to Greymouth where he became Warden 's Clerk. and in '69 he was appointed Receiver of Gold Reven ie. He was a steward of the Grey mon th Races that year. In Mar. '79 he was transferred to Ashburton as R. M. In 80 it was proposed to move him to Colling wood but there were Many protests. He had apparently been Warden and R.M. at Ahaura for 10 years In June 82 he was back in Ch.Ch and Frank Gunners + Co, auctioneers started in business. It was reported that he was going to stand for Elles mee in a bye.- election in the working mais in test. E.J. Lee and Edward Richard son were already candidates . He wrote to the newspapers deny eyeg the rum owne , Feb. 83. He took over Preece s horse repository and sally aids and produce store isn Lichfield St. Feb 8 He was president of the Working hers Political Assoc. May 83 . The firm became Guinness and Brown (W.A. Brown g.v) and he retired from it, Oct. 8 s. R. Baird took his place. He was asked to contest the Motueka seat in the '84 election (he was known there fr on his Colling wood days , but he gave no reply. He d. at Wgtn 18.7.91 ag. 7 LT. 4.3.69 : 27.3.79 : 26.11.81 : 5.6.82 : 20.2.83 : 23.2.83 : 12.5.83; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: . F. Guinness. 4 G. 1884 marr. (1) Catherine Marion dau . Richmond. family. Arthur Robert q.v. Edwin Rowland q.v. John Clephane marr. Minnie dau J. Brown Es. marr. (2) Eva dau H. Hindmarsh : she d. 17 Ar mag St. 1.2.91 ag. 72. 2 ancillary Frank Hart marr. Jessie dau John Banner ynez Benjamin Michael Valentine b. '52 marr. 8.5.93 at St Johns Lat. Sq. Anne Anne Marion dau Robt. McKenzie of Dunedin. Catherine Mary marr. F.C. Richardson Emily Jane John Campbell. Frank Guinness was a steward at the Haley Park Ami verse1ry Day Races 1853. LT. D6c. 53. a hand was registered in Col. Gunners s name. Guinness Family Tree . Ref. Lib.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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