Macdonald Dictionary Record: John Shearing Willis

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for John Shearing Willis. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: W. 548 Willis John Shearing (1807 - 69) was a doctor and qualified at St. Th on ass M.D. 5. R.C.S. He was born at Fake ham Norfolk where his father w as the squire . He ease out He practised at cheltenham and then came out in the Isabella Hercus as surgeon supt. He only list one life sud that was a Young woman who Committed sucre. (t the hospital he had gone in for surgery nd Eye work and wais Award ad c gold medal. He settled at o para where he selected his R.S.38 of 100 Ac. ; he called his home Haw ford , the name coming from Mis Willis 's family. The other side of the Heathcote lived Do Earle and they were believed to be partners - Willis looking after the surged side and Earl the physician side. Willis treated Maori patients. He was a kan gardener and imported seeds from Aust. some gunn trees grew rom these Which he gave to tor Earle and si Michael . Fleming, They were for long a landmark. He imported 2 high class draught houses from Cust which he used oh his farm and for caring . People wanted to borrow them and finally Macmillan : 1.5.69. : 3.5.69 : 2.8.66 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: D. J.S.Willis W. 548 a borrower drowned then both in the Heathcote marr. Agnes dau o f Dr Klipseh of Evesham. He was a quiet retiring man ; she was e lively Vivacious + beautiful. His brother in lows Edward Kip sch also came auton the Ship with them. Dr Willis painted in water colours; he belonged to the news school" water colonists. He mct his decath in a tragic way . Cowan 's Coach had started n Southbridge and Dr Willis met it outside the H. 1. Hotel in Cashel St. His horse shied and backed between the leaders He was thrown and was picked up unconsciou s and was taken to the house of his friend Dr Partrid . He d. 2 days later 2.5.69 ag 62 family. She d. 10.11.00 ag. 89. only son Chas Frederick Tray q.v. daus. Agnes Anna marr. s Edward Harman. she came out in Wm. Miter 2 8.60. Emma marr. Alfred R.T. Newbery R.N. of Northope Op awa. Mary Edward J.T. Ford 7.12.72 of Morton Opa a. Lucy Eleanor 27.9.82 Herbert Wm. youngest son of Francis Hoare Spree. of Chel ston Manor S. Devon : she d. 12.10.26 ag 69 : 2.8.66.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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