Macdonald Dictionary Record: Mathew Hall

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Mathew Hall. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: H. 44 Hall, Mathew (1832-89) came from Cumberland and was trained as a Cooper. He and his wife left Eng in Oct. 59 in the Robert Small and arrived at Lylt. 29.1.60. They soon settled in Kaiapoi. He exhibited some fire churns at the Ch.Ch. Show of Nov. 64. He helped to start the Kaiapoi Mechanics Inst. in that year. He was first elected to the Kaiapoi Municipal Coun. in Nov. 6 He was a radical in polities and if there had been a labou party at that time he would certainly have been a amber of i . D1 Dudley of Kaiapoi occupied the same position there as Dr Donald did in Lylt. He was the unr owned king and brooked no rival near the throne. In8 Full proposed J.C. Porter he lawyer as chairman of the Min. Coun , who bang seconded by A.A. Dobbs was duly elected. When the position of clerk w as pat up for lender (a common wary of filing the office in those days) C.E. Dud ley the doctors son , who held the office, tendered L 130 and J. H Mathews £95. Dudley was finally r appointed in spite of the vigorous opposition of Hall. In 67 he won first prize for chums at the Northern A. +P. show, held at Kaiapoi that year , and at Ch.Ch. He was elected top of the poll to the Kaiapoi Mu. Conn. getting 57 voles as against A.A . Dobbs, 48. Porter re signed fr omn the posit; on of chairman in Ap. 68 and Hall was elected in is place. E.H. Andrews : L.T. 17.11.64 : 29.11.65 : 13.12.66 : 30.11.67 : Pass. ist. Ref. Lib. LT. 1.2.60; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: M4 In '68 Kaiapoi was created a borough. The connal elected the first Mayor and Hall was in the chair. The candidates were Hall and Dr. Dudley and they tied and Hall being in the char gave his casting vole for himself and this became the first Mayor of Kaiapoi. The no doub t increase the feeling between him and Dudley. Hall presided over a meeting called to discuss the question of the bridge at Kaiapoi. . The budge had been partly washed away by the great flood of '68 and the swing put out of action, and 1 t had ban repaired as a temporary measure . The Engineer recommended a new bridge alon gide the old one at a cost of 1400. Repairing +raising the old one wined cost -£ 1250, June '68. Jos ale Burch proposed as an amend ment that the old bridge should be e and should be free of tols and this was carried 36 to 33 voles. repaired Hall was re-elected to the council in Sit. 68 being rite behind H. Middleton. He stood for the Rov. Coun. is May 70 and was easily beaten by Birch whos got 64 voles against Hales 72. There was no election to the Bo. Com. in 1 70 Hall and 2 others getting in unepposed. Dr. Dudley and and in J.C. Porter refused to stand. He moved to Ch.Ch. '77 having bought Edmund Foot Fords Cooper age in the Market Place , His home became Cambridge Terrace LT. 30.4.68 : 11.6.68 : 11.9.68 : 30.5.70 : 5.9.71 : 28.3.77 : 6.7.89; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: H. 44 He sold his business in 89 and died at Napier 27.6.89 ag. 57. son Charles b. '68 educ B.H.S. , X's Coll + Canty Coll. Schoolmaster West. Ch.Ch. and St. Albans + for 20 years head master Akaroa High School ; a lay preacher of Methodist + Presby churchs ; Sunday Sch. Supt. : good Symnast + sumner marr. 28.12.99 Lucy eldest dau. John Marr of Ch.Ch. Dred Wgtn July 54. George Mathew marr. 28.4.10 Lena Mabel dau. Albert Hancock, spreydon. Dr. Robinson E. Hall dau. Margt Jane marr. 26.8.83 Geo . Thos. Booth. Eleanor Agnes marr. 26.6.02 Arthur Sydney Graham of Auck. eldest son Nathan Fare later of Anus land d. Picton 22.6.04 ag 39. was traveller for Booth. Mac. ; had lived haren slander 12 years. dau. Maynard well known as i Aunt Pat" of 3 Yt childrens hour 1954. P. : LT. 25.1.00 : 30.6.02; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: H.44 He sold his business in '89 was; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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