Macdonald Dictionary Record: James Gulliver

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for James Gulliver. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G.8 491 Gulliver James (.1822 -1906) was a baker by trade and was born in Harts , Eng. He and his wife, a servant, 4sons and 1 dau came out by the Rockhampton arriving Mar 58. The family came to Rangiora and put tat Ms Doggett. Her husband was the first man to di at Rangiora and Mrs Doge made a living by teaching and taking boarders. C.O. Torlesse in his Journal 18.3.58. says the Gulliver family arrived. by ought. Torlesse had just deeded to live at Fernside and appears from the Journal that he took the Gull vers as married couple. He added. "to my infinite disgust Aristo Wakefield (Tor less 's cousin) was with them. He had become attached to Gullies sister. (Torlesse did not appreciat the idea of his cousin marrying the sister of a baker ) Hawkins says Torlesse put the Gulliver s up in a stable at Rang ore. They had taken some days getting from Ch.Ch. in a dray . Gulliver later built a sod hut with thatched roof in High St. C.I. famines (Star 23.4.27) says Gull vers bakers shop was built out of son dried bricks ; he sold ginger bread bricks. Gulliver undertook the catering for the great luncheon given in the Ashley goods shed to celebrate the opening of the Ashley River Rly. Budge , The Lylt. Times says he made an El ellen"t job of providing Food for 500 people. Ap. 75. Cyclop NZ 11 : C.O. Torlesse; Hawkins : LT. 20.4.75 : 10.3.58.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G. 1 59 James Gulliver was the first regular sexton at Rangiora . He was paid £20 perannunn also one shilling for special tolling of the bell and rot for digging a grave. His duties as laid down in the Vestry Book were as folles; to sweep , dust and light the church ; to keep sconces and chandeliers dean; to ring the bell for morning and evening service on Sundays and other days when there is a service. to ass iota church wardens in mam Raining order in the church ; to ring a notice bell on Sunday morin at 8 A.m. for not less than 5 mules, also at 10.30 for 5 mmntes and from 10.45 till the service starts: on Sunday evenings at 6 for 5 muntes and at 6.15 till service . Special duties; to toll the bell for 3 minutes on the death of a parishioner so desired; to attend all funerals and dig all graves; 1o grave to be less than 5 fest deep, but childrens graves 3 feet. He resigned in Ap. 64 . He had ben a member of the congregation since 180 and took an active part in getting the church built. marr. '46 Elizabeth Chadwick of Portsmouth. She d. at Rang. 22.2.06 ag. 82 5 sons. He 28.10.06 " 86 according to tombstone) LT. 11.9.86 : 23.2.06 : 89.10.06 : 10.3.58. St. Johns vestry book.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: G. D . Gulliver. 491 family q.v. f Frederick marr. 6.10.81 Reo. J. Elan lie Catherine only dau F. Baker of Flaxton f Harry q.v. (Grorge Alland marr. 29.11.8 s Elizabeth Hessell. James marr. 20.4.69 St Luke, Ch.Ch. Isabella Hanna. o these three war carpenters , builders + undertakers in part. up to July 8a4.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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