Macdonald Dictionary Record: James Preston

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for James Preston. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: F.5485 Preston. James (1834-98) was the youngest surv. son of Rev. W.M. s Preston of War op Hall , Westin ore land . He bought R.S. 3708 of of 50 ac and 3743 of 500 ac or the coal track , S. bank of Waimak. and called his farm War cop. He was chair mar n of the East Rakaia Rd. Bd. in July 64 . His Courtenay farm was advert ; for sale July 68. He was Chairman of the Courtenay Rd. Bd. July 68. In Dec. 70 a farewell was held for him in connection with the Halkett Sch. He had for some time been acting as a lay minister (C.of E.) for the diet and a Valuable clock was g ivens him Dec. There was another farewell presided bever by Col. Brett at Courtenay at which he was giver a watch. He was ordained a deacon at St. Michaels in '70 and priest Timaru by Bishop Harper. Mar. 72. He came to Geraldine about '71 and his parish extended f rom the Rangiita to Mt Cook - over 120 miles. He rode long distances and held Service, in whales y buildings were available. He came first to N.Z. in the Gratitude in marr. at Och an kirk , Isle of Man 1.6.6 Anna dau. of Richard Bradley of Strathallan Crescent , Douglas I. of M. He d. 4.10.98 ag 64 when fishing on the Macular + L8 117.68 : 16.7.68 : 22.12.7 banks of the Rangitata. LT. 14.2.72 : 8.9.60 : E.S. Trips Early Life :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: P. 545 He was born. 23.6.34. After his marriage he and wife arrived in N.Z. by the Harwood (Capt. Forsyth) 1 His mother Margt Preston . d. at 10 Gros enor Crescent Scarborough 1.5.81 ag 84. He has left some rather quaint - water colours now in Canty M seni with much int resting and valuable def oil; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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