Macdonald Dictionary Record: William Hammett

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for William Hammett. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: H. 95 Hammett, William (1806- -82) was an ships carpenter by trade; he was foreman to William White when White built his first bridge over the Waimak. He applied for a general license for a house at Kaiapoi in '62. This was refused and he was granted a wine + spirit license which was renewed in . His hotel was called the Mandeville Hotel. In the big flood of ' he had to throw every door of his hotel open to let the water through, Or he thought, the flood would have carried it bodily away. He was an in successful candidate for the Kaiapoi Boy. Coun. in Silt. '68. In Mar 72 G.3. Day brought an acton against him to get specifie performance of an agreement to transfer the Mandeville Hotel to him at a price of b. 500. Hammett won his case . He was one of the passengers when Jonah Wheeler drove his mal cart. being the first +chide to cross the bridge after t was opened , May 58. Harnett was a widower. He married (2) 8.9.55 Ruth Shalders a widow Robert in Lylt by the Rev John Aldred. She was the widow of Hoss Shalders a bootmaker who had died at Lylt. 3 5.54. He d. 12.8.82 ag 76 wife Ruth d. 22.9.77 " 70 LT. 6.1.65 : 11.9.68 : 28.3.72 : 19.1.20 : 3.5.66. Nor Canty Gazette 25.10.1950. Jury list '60; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: H. 95 Wm. Harnett He was Travers agent + for Kaiapoi during the election of '66 and Travers supporters were entertained at the Mandeville Hotel. Every voter was given a ticket which enabled him to partake after voting. This ticket entitled him to 3 meals and unlimited dink s. Harnett sued Travers for £ 30 but Travers paid £.1 into Court and that was all Hammett got. He claimed for 10s meals at 3t £15 30 gallons ale at 4t- '6 Rea for 6 at 3t 181. 21 glass of groggy Lemonade + w ine 1016 47 , at ought £.1.3.6 (case bottled beer cost price 2 bottles wine 2 of spirits for comm. room 2 1.20 for Comm Room - sugar, glasses, table chairs Candles, firing , lighting fires dau age to table 18t- stoppage of work in house and preparations beforehand £e 30 in all LT. 5.7.66.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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