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TOUCHING ON DEATH

A Medical History of Early Auckland Based on the First 384 Inquests.

By Laurie GLUCKMAN, Edited by Ann GLUCKMAN and Mike WAGG.

Published in 2000 by Doppelganger, Southern Publishing Group, Auckland.

ISBN 0-9582104-2-X

No index was included in this book. The record of inquests contained within come from four leather-bound volumes owned by Dr Gluckman, which contains copies of the inquest findings. The originals of these inquests conducted between 1841 and 1864 have been lost, apart from a few dating to 1854, now held by National Archives. The Gluckmans chose not to include all details of the inquests and have left out names of many witnesses and jury members. The difficulties in interpreting old and faded handwriting, and the inconsistencies in spelling in the mid-1800s, means that some of the names may be incorrectly interpreted. Note that one or two of the inquests concerned fires and did not involve any named person, hence these numbers are missing from the inquests indexed below.

This index is in two parts; the first is an index of the names in the inquests, including that of the deceased, named witnesses and those accused of murder. The second (separate) index is of medical personnel named in the book. The spellings are as recorded in Touching on Death.

Of interest are the large numbers of drownings, particularly those of children in wells, and the significant numbers of suicides. Many deaths were highly suspicious of murder or manslaughter but the inquest returned a different finding. It would be interesting to speculate on the reasons for this.

An Index of Names:

Surname First Names Year Inquest date Status Cause of Death

Inq. No.

ADAMSON John 1847 30 July Deceased ?Accident, no verdict

52

ALEXANDER Mary, about 40yrs 1860 17 May Deceased Typhus fever

283

ANDERSON William 1857 31 May Deceased Accidental drowning

199

ANDREWS H. J. 1854 30 Dec Witness

143

APPLEYARD John 1859 24 Jan Deceased Drowning, intoxication

251

ARTHUR Joseph, child 1863 31 Oct Deceased Run over by omnibus

377

BACON John 1844 22 July Witness

26

BADLEY Winifred, 16mths 1858 27 Jul Deceased Ran under horse & cart

234

BARCHARD Alfred, hotel keeper 1858 12 Oct Owner Fire at Wharf Hotel

242

BARNARD William 1857 19 Jun Deceased Accidental drowning

206

BARNETT Constable 1864 11 Jan Witness

379

BARR William, a prisoner in gaol 1848 19 Sep Deceased Convulsions, disease of the brain

73

BARRETT James 1854 5 Aug Deceased Ruptured gall bladder

136

BARRETT Sarah, a child 1857 8 Sep Deceased Drowning (Well)

213

BATES William 1844 29 Mar Deceased Drowning

19

BEARD Joseph 1855 17 Feb Witness

144

BEGG David, soldier 1857 8 May Deceased Suicide by razor

204

BELCHER Anne 1844 22 July Deceased Intoxication, drowning

26

BENNETT Hugh, Private, 65th Regiment 1854 29 June Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

135

BETTRIDGE Robert, a child 1857 5 Dec Deceased Fall off precipice

219

BOULT William, aged 3 1861 2 Jan Deceased Drowning (Well)

298

BOURNE Catherine, about 70yrs 1862 28 Jun Deceased Aortic aneurysm

336

BOURNE William, child 1846 20 Sep Deceased Run over by horse & cart

42

BOWDEN (alias) William 1852 4 Feb Accused

116

BOWLES William 1860 8 Oct Deceased Cerebral disease

292

BRADLEY John Arthur 1842 20 Apr Deceased Natural causes

11

BRADY John 1856 7 Mar Deceased Drowning

173

BRAN Silas 1847 1 July Witness

51

BRENNAN Michael, about 55yrs military pensioner 1861 8 Oct Deceased Apoplexy (strangulation while intoxicated)

316

BRODERICK John 1856 8 Nov Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

188

BROWN James 1860 24 Apr Deceased Heart disease

282

BROWN Robert, 44y, labourer & horse-breaker 1863 4 Apr Deceased Kicked by horse

359

BROWN William 1848 15 Sep Witness

72

BRUCE James, steward, ship Rock City. 1855 25 Jun Deceased Drowning

153

BUCHANAN Robert 1858 18 Nov Deceased Drowning, intoxication

245

BUNN Benjamin 1863 8 Sep Deceased Drowning (assault?)

373

BURKE Daniel, soldier, 71st Regiment. 1862 21 Jan Accused

324

BURKE Mary, about 49y 1863 10 July Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism

364

BURN Joseph 1857 5 Jun Deceased Crushed by rolling log

205

BURNS ? 1847 25 Oct Accused Executed by hanging

55

BURNS Margaret, 40-50yrs 1863 19 Sep Deceased Choked by food

372

BURRELL William, a child 1856 5 Dec Deceased Natural causes

192

BURROWS Thomas 1860 26 Jul Deceased Suicide by gunshot

285

BUTCHER Francis, Corporal 1850 10 Dec Accused

95

BYCROFT Mary, aged 14 1861 1 Jan Deceased Thrown from cart

300

CALDWELL John, a lunatic 1847 23 Nov Deceased Natural causes

59

CALLINAN Mary, aged 3y 9m 1856 2 Dec Deceased Burns

191

CALLNAN William 1859 30 May Deceased Drowning

265

CALTHORPE A prisoner 1848 19 Sep Witness

73

CANE Charles, child 1848 28 Dec Deceased Drowning

77

CANNING Francis 1855 12 Mar Deceased Inflammation of lungs

147

CAPPING Francis 1852 13 Feb Deceased Suicide by gunshot

115

CAREY Jeremiah 1859 20 Apr Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

260

CARTHY John 1861 1 Jan Deceased Suffocation by collapse of bank of earth

297

CHAMBERS Charles 1843 4 Feb Deceased Natural causes

23

CHAPLIN Catherine 1856 9 Jul Deceased Burns (?murder)

182

CHERRINGTON William, aged 4 1861 14 Oct Deceased Alcoholic poisoning

317

CHURCHES Phoebe, aged 6 1862 12 Apr Deceased Dray overturned

331

CLARK Andrew, 56y, tailor 1862 17 Dec Deceased Drowned (suicide?)

349

CLARK Samuel 1863 16/20 Jul Deceased Drowned

365

CLARK William 1863 16/20 Jul Deceased Drowned

365

CLEARY James, Sergeant, NZ Fencibles 1857 18 Apr Witness

202

CLEMENS Private 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

CLIFFORD David, aged 35 1862 15 Jan Deceased Suicide by gunshot

321

CLIFTON William, Sgt. Major 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

COCHRAN William, about 50yrs 1859 17 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

250

COLEMAN Joanna 1847 2 Nov Deceased Unknown causes

58

COLLINS Eliza 1862 15 May Deceased Choked on food

332

COLLINS Samuel 1860 27 Mar Owner Fire in Shortland St.

280

CONDEN Laurence, aged 2 1859 4 Apr Deceased Drowned (Well)

257

CONNOR Esther 1844 9 Mar Witness

20

CONNOR John 1855 10 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

159

CONNORS David, soldier 1858 9 Mar Deceased Sunstroke

227

COOKE James, Gunner, Royal Artillery 1860 26 Jan Deceased Accidentally stuck by falling bucket

276

COOLAN Thomas 1853 12 May Deceased Drowning

125

COOPER Adjutant 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

COOTE W. H., a vagrant 1848 17 Feb Deceased Natural causes

64

CRAIG Female infant 1857 ? Deceased Convulsions

214

CRAIG Infant son of John & Elizabeth 1844 14 Dec Deceased Overlaid by mother

31

CRAWFORD Ellen, aged 32 1851 14 May Deceased Internal bleeding

103

CRAWFORD Hannah, aged 8 1859 17 Aug Deceased Drowning (Well)

269

CRAWFORD William, aged 45yrs 1859 14 Nov Deceased Apoplexy

274

CROGHAN John 1858 20 Sep Accused

238

CROSS Henry 1842 24 May Deceased Intoxication

12

CROWLEY Margaret, aged 3 1864 13 Feb Deceased Bronchitis

382

CULBERTSON Alfred 1856 2 Apr Deceased Fell over precipice

176

CUNNINGHAM William 1851 9 Sep Deceased Drowning (apoplexy)

106

DALRYMPLE Robert, Chief Mate on the ship Harp. 1856 14 Mar Deceased Drowning, intoxication

175

DAVIDSON Martha 1847 6 Oct Witness

54

DAVIS James 1858 30 Jan Deceased Intoxication

224

DAVIS John 1850 6 Dec Deceased Internal bleeding

94

DAY Samuel, infant 1862 15 Sep Deceased Overdose of laudanum

345

DE THERRY Charles 1848 12 Sep Witness

71

DEERING Michael 1858 4 Oct Deceased Fell off wharf, drowned

240

DENBY John Grant, grocer 1863 15 Jun Owner Fire in Queen Street

362

DICK Robert 1842 19 Apr Deceased Head injury from fall

10

DICKINSON John, about 10yrs 1862 7 Feb Deceased Drowned

326

DIXON Charles 1851 7 Oct Deceased Apoplexy

109

DIXON John 1852 4 Feb Deceased Murder by stabbing

116

DONOVAN Denis 1855 8 Mar Deceased Intoxication

146

DONOVAN Eugene, aged 36, former soldier, ex-39th Regt. 1861 18 Nov Deceased Split decision: natural causes (heart/kidney disease) or starvation

319

DRAKE John, Private, 65th Regiment. 1860 30 Jul Deceased Suffocated while intoxicated

286

DRINKWATER John 1854 14 Jan Deceased English cholera

130

DRISCOLL Florence (a male) 1855 20 Nov Deceased Apoplexy

167

DUCROS William 1859 20 May Deceased Drowning

264

DUFF Matilda 1863 17 Oct Witness

376

DUNNE Agnes 1848 6 Oct Deceased Apoplexy

75

DURBRIDGE Sergeant 1857 18 Apr Witness

202

DWYER James, gaoler 1848 19 Sep Witness

73

ELLIOTT George, about 25yrs, carpenter, HMS Pelorus. 1861 2 Oct Deceased Fall from horse

315

ELLIS Sarah, aged 8 1850 11 May Deceased Burns

90

ERANGIAWIA An ‘aboriginal’' 1845 22 Mar Deceased Drowning

32

EVANS Walter, aged 27 1860 6 Nov Deceased Intoxication

293

FAHY John, about 45yrs 1862 4 Jul Deceased Drowned

339

FALLON Caroline (wife) 1854 7 Feb Witness

133

FALLON Michael 1854 7 Feb Deceased Congestion of the brain

133

FAY Ann 1856 16 May Deceased Murder by axe

178

FELLS William 1851 13 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

98

FINNERTY Michael 1852 4 Feb Deceased Internal bleeding

112

FINNIGAN James 1857 8 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

193

FISHER Dugald, about 50yrs 1859 13 May Deceased Drowning

261

FISHER Francis 1841 24 Dec Magistrate

8

FLANNIGAN John, Private 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

FORBES Robert 1849 9 Apr Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

81

FOSTER Charles, 26y, sawyer 1862 26 Aug Deceased Crushed by felled tree

342

FOSTER Police Private 1853 12 May Witness

125

FOWELL Isaac 1861 28 May Deceased Liver & lung disease

305

FRANCIS Emmanuel, a seaman 1857 3 Mar Deceased Drowning

197

FRASER Donald 1848 20 Mar Deceased Crushed by falling wood

66

FRAZER Alexander 1844 16 Aug Deceased Lung disease

27

FRAZER John, crewman, ship Ida Zeigler. 1861 13 Sep Deceased Refer inquest No. 314

309

FRAZER John, crewman, ship Ida Zeigler. 1861 13 Sep Deceased Drowning, intoxication

314

FRENCH (alias) Isaac 1852 4 Feb Accused

116

FRODSHAM John 1851 2 June Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

104

GARLICK George 1855 15 Oct Deceased Drowning, intoxication

164

GARRATH Corporal 1846 9 Nov Witness

48

GAVIN Thomas 1854 26 Sep Deceased Fall of a bank of earth

138

GEALE Piers 1851 20 Oct Deceased Drowning

110

GEDDES Alexander 1851 30 Apr Deceased Fall from horse

101

GILLINGHAM John, Private, 65th Regiment. 1863 7 Sep Deceased Fell from horse, run over by wagon

370

GILLINGHAM Robert 1856 6 Nov Deceased Hit by horse & cart

189

GIMBEL Clement 1859 18 May Deceased Drowning

262

GOODFELLOW Euphemia, aged 33 1861 26 Dec Deceased Horse & cart overturned

320

GOODMAN Henry, Private 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

GOODWIN James 1861 14 Jun Deceased Intoxication

307

GORYCH William 1848 15 Sep Deceased Accident in shipyard

72

GREEN Alfred, Gunner, Royal Artillery 1863 9 Jan Deceased Boat capsized, drowned

350

GREEN Elizabeth, wife 1863 9 Jan Deceased Boat capsized, drowned

350

GREEN Frederick 1857 14 Apr Deceased Drowning

201

GREENWOOD William 1858 20 Jul Deceased Heart disease

233

GRUT Emily, a child 1857 22 Jul Deceased Burns

207

HALL Hughman 1854 4 Feb Deceased Drowning. intoxication

132

HAMILTON Joseph, soldier, 58th Regiment 1855 5 Mar Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication while swimming

145

HAMILTON Martha 1854 7 Feb Witness

133

HAMPTON Elizabeth 1859 9 Apr Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

258

HAMPTON Mary Jane, aged 9 1863 19 Jan Deceased Burns

352

HANAN John 1859 3 Feb Deceased Drowning

253

HANDLEY Norah, 1 year 1841 24 Aug Deceased Murder

2

HANSON James, Sgt., aged 30, Commissariat Staff Corps. 1862 3 Jul Deceased Apoplexy

340

HARNITT Letitia 1858 28 Jun Deceased Exposure, intoxication

231

HARPER Jane Alice 1863 17 June Deceased Murder by stabbing

361

HARRIS William 1848 29 Jan Deceased Drowning

62

HART Ann, a nurse 1862 15 Sep Accused

345

HAWKINS John, ex-58th Regt. 1859 14 Nov Deceased Crushed by felled tree

273

HAYES Thomas (a boy) 1856 8 Jul Deceased Drowning

181

HAYES Timothy 1854 5 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

137

HEDGE Thomas, a seaman 1863 28 Jan Deceased Drowned (assault?)

353

HENRY Hugh, 48yrs, farmer 1862 17 Nov Deceased Cart overturned

346

HERBERT James, 25yrs, seaman 1859 9 Feb Deceased Suicide by hanging

254

HESLIN John, soldier, 2nd Battery, 14th Regt. 1862 21 Jan Deceased Murder by stabbing

324

HEWLETT Edith, aged 20 1862 30 Jun Mother

337

HEWLETT Female newborn infant 1862 30 Jun Deceased Neglect of proper assistance during birth

337

HILL Catherine 1852 15 Mar Witness

117

HILL Robert Prince 1848 18 Aug Deceased Accidental drowning

69

HILLYER Thomas 1841 24 Dec Deceased Head injury

8

HINN Hannah 1847 6 Oct Deceased Childbirth & phthisis

54

HISLING Private, ?58th Regt 1848 31 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

63

HOBBS William, seaman, ship City of Poonah. 1848 8 Aug Deceased Fall from mainsail yard

68

HOPWOOD John 1841 24 Aug Accused

2

HORNE Robert 1856 1 Nov Deceased Drowning

187

HOWELL John 1852 9 June Deceased Drowning

118

HUDGINS Edward 1848 19 Dec Deceased Fell from a hay dray

76

HUGHES Mary, child 1854 9 Jan Deceased Burns

131

HUIRUA A slave, aged 18-19yrs 1846 17 Nov Deceased Natural causes

45

HUMPHRIES Giles, aged 3 1860 10 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well)

295

HUTCHINSON Charles, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. 1853 16 June Deceased Drowning

126

HUTHERWAY George, Pensioner, NZ Fencibles 1855 17 Aug Deceased Visitation of God, intoxication

158

Illegible Charles, aged 38, shoemaker 1863 17 Nov Deceased Intoxication

378

Illegible Joseph 1862 6 Jun Deceased Drowned

335

Illegible Martin, aged 26, soldier, 2nd Bn., 18th Regiment. 1864 11 Jan Deceased Intoxication

379

Illegible Thomas 1845 20 Aug Deceased Suicide by hanging

36

IRVING Henry 1857 2 Mar Deceased Drowning

196

JACKI A Sandwich Islander 1860 8 Aug Deceased Drowning

289

JAMEISON Anne 1850 23 Dec Deceased Apoplexy

97

JESSOP John 1842 10 June Deceased Drowning

13

JOHNSON Thomas 1863 15 Jun Deceased Fell from cliff & drowned

360

JOHNSON (?) John 1847 15 Mar Deceased Drowning

49

JOHNSTONE Thos., aged 9 1850 7 May Deceased Kicked in head by horse

89

JONES James 1849 20 June Deceased Murder by stabbing

83

JONES Margaret 1859 5 Mar Deceased Fell off wharf

256

JONES William, 25y, labourer 1863 20 Jun Deceased Heart disease

363

KANNIO A Sandwich islander 1852 7 Feb Deceased Drowning

113

KELLY Thomas 1862 18 Jan Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism

323

KENNEDY William, aged 55, shipwright/carpenter 1863 12 Aug Deceased Fell down stairs and fractured skull

367

KENNEY William 1845 11 Sep Deceased Intoxication

37

KERARA An aboriginal woman 1855 12 Nov Deceased Murder by axe

166

KERR John 1852 13 Feb Witness

115

KILKENNY Mary, aged 54 1862 10 Mar Deceased Ulceration of stomach

328

KILLAWAY Robert, soldier, 65th Regiment. 1858 21 Dec Deceased Drowning

249

KING Isabella 1846 9 Nov Deceased Stabbing, no verdict

48

KING John 1846 9 Nov Accused

48

KINGDON John 1855 2 Oct Deceased Drowning

161

KNUCKEY Patrick 1855 28 Sep Deceased Suicide by razor

160

LAMB Euphemia, aged 8 1859 7 Sep Deceased Fell from cliff onto rocks

270

LAURIE William, a child 1858 20 Dec Deceased Drowning in a pond

248

LAWRY Samuel 1848 18 Aug Witness

69

LAWRY Timothy 1854 30 Dec Witness

143

LEECH Robert 1846 12 Oct Deceased Rupture of blood vessel

43

LEONARD James 1858 11 Jan Deceased Drowning

223

LEYLAND Edward 1863 5 Sep Witness

369

LORRIGAN Daniel 1852 29 Dec Deceased Fall from horse

121

LOWDEN James 1858 24 May Deceased Suicide by razor

230

LUNDIN Elizabeth, a child 1858 10 Aug Deceased Visitation of God

235

MACAULAY Alexander 1855 1 Dec Deceased Struck by falling tree

169

MACKIE Alexander, a coach- builder 1862 20 Mar Owner Fire in Queen Street, deliberate?

329

MADDISON Thomas, aged 28 1859 3 Jul Deceased Drowning

268

MAGEE James 1853 21 June Deceased Thrown from horse & drowned in a swamp

127

MAHON Michael, aged 4 1860 6 Mar Deceased Accidentally poisoned

279

MAILIEU William Adam, doctor 1852 15 Mar Deceased Suicide by razor

117

MAITHER James 1849 7 Feb Deceased Drowning

79

MAKING Catherine 1847 6 Oct Witness

54

MALONE Michael, aged 7 1857 18 Apr Deceased Accidental poisoning

202

MANN Charles 1848 18 Feb Deceased Suicide by gunshot

65

MARRAT John 1859 3 May Deceased Drowning

263

MARSDEN Charles 1855 12 Nov Accused

166

MARTIN Adam, Second Mate, ship Avalanche. 1858 6 Oct Deceased Drowning

243

MARTIN Ann, infant 1844 9 Mar Deceased Act of God

20

MASON Child of William 1841 13 Sep Deceased Drowned in a pit

5

MAXWELL James 1857 13 Apr Deceased Head injury

200

MAXWELL Matilda, aged 18mths 1857 13 Aug Deceased Burns

210

MAYHEW William, aged 45, carpenter 1862 17 Jun Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism

333

McBRIDE Elizabeth 1855 7 Aug Deceased Accidental poisoning

157

McBRIDE Private, 58th Regt. Husband of deceased. 1855 7 Aug Witness

157

McCARTHEY Charlotte 1845 28 May Deceased Intoxication

34

McCARTHY David, Corporal, 70th Regt. 1861 19 Jun Deceased Exposure & cold (suicide)

310

McCARTHY Dennis 1851 24 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

107

McCOLL Duncan, aged 38-40 1862 25 Nov Deceased Suicide by drowning

347

McDONALD Daniel 1844 16 May Deceased Fall from cliff

24

McDONALD Fanny, aged 2-3 1857 2 Feb Deceased Natural causes (assault)

194

McDONALD Rosa, a child 1857 2 Feb Witness

194

McELWAINE George, gaoler 1848 19 Sep Witness

73

McEWEN Alexander 1849 14 Feb Deceased Apoplexy

80

McGLATHERY John 1845 18 Dec Deceased ?Assault, no verdict

41

McINNES Samuel 1857 14 Dec Deceased Drowned while bathing

217

McINTOSH Catherine, aged 4 1846 1 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well)

46

McINTOSH James 1857 27 Apr Deceased Brain haemorrhage

203

McINTOSH John 1842 15 Nov Deceased Drowning

16

McKAY Eliza, a child 1845 10 Nov Deceased Drowning (tan pit)

39

McKEE Catherine, a lunatic 1854 30 Dec Deceased Suicide by window glass

143

McKEE Robert 1855 20 Dec Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

171

McKENZIE Norman, aged 4 1858 27 Sep Deceased Kicked by horse

239

McKEOWAN Francis, Private, 58th Regiment 1850 10 Dec Deceased Murder by stabbing

95

McKINNON Bernard, soldier 1863 10 Jan Deceased Drowned

351

McLEAN John 1859 7 Jun Deceased Drowning

267

McLEARY Charles, about 30yrs, Gunner, R. Artillery. 1861 1 Aug Deceased Intoxication

311

McLOUGHLIN John, Private, aged 32, 78th Regt. 1861 17 May Deceased Intoxication

304

McMAHON Mary 1859 1 Jun Deceased Aortic Aneurysm

266

McPHEE James, about 38yrs 1864 9 Feb Deceased Intoxication

384

McPHERSON A. 1844 12 Apr Witness

21

McPHERSON David, aged 16 1863 6 Oct Deceased Drowned

375

McSHANE Daniel 1855 10 Apr Deceased Fell over a cliff

149

MEAD Daniel, about 50y, carpenter 1863 17 Feb Deceased Boat capsized, drowned

355

MECH John 1854 7 Dec Deceased Drowning

141

MENARY William 1858 20 Sep Deceased Murder (head injury)

238

MILLER Gerry 1841 17 Sep Deceased Heart disease

6

MILLER William 1849 24 Dec Deceased Sunstroke, drowning

85

MILLS Emily, aged 11 1847 4 Oct Deceased Drowning (Well)

53

MILNER John 1859 3 May Deceased Drowning

263

MOLONEY Ellen, aged 5 1847 1 July Deceased Burns

51

MONAGHAN Edward, about 33yrs 1860 2 Aug Deceased Consumption (Tb), lungs

287

MONTGOMERY George, a child 1856 6 Sep Deceased Drowned in a creek

184

MOODY Silas, Private, 58th Regiment 1851 3 Oct Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

108

MOORE Mary, child 1844 7 Mar Deceased Drowning (Well)

18

MOORE William, a prisoner 1854 2 June Deceased Dysentery

134

MOOREAN William, aged 18 1862 22 Jan Deceased Drowned?

325

MORRIS Catherine 1859 12 Sep Deceased Burns, intoxication

271

MORRISON Charles, 50-60yrs, travelling tailor 1863 8 Sep Deceased Apoplexy & alcoholism

371

MORRISON Ewen, aged 10 1860 13 Feb Deceased Crushed by felled tree

278

MOUDEN William 1858 15 Apr Deceased Accidental drowning

229

MOWBRAY Robert, a soldier 1855 2 Apr Deceased Heart disease

148

MULLANY Michael 1857 30 Dec Witness

221

MULLANY Michael, aged 2 1857 30 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well)

221

MULLIGAN John, Private 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

MURPHY Constable 1864 11 Jan Witness

379

MURPHY Jerome 1861 15 Mar Deceased Suicide by gunshot

301

MURPHY John 1859 18 Oct Deceased Collision on highway

272

MURPHY Lawrence 1857 6 Feb Deceased Fell of wharf, drowned

195

MURRAY Anne, aged 3 1841 9 Sep Deceased Burns

4

NAUGHTON James, Commissioner of Police 1863 5 Sep Witness

369

NEIL Margaret 1854 27 Nov Deceased Apoplexy

139

NEILL Patrick, aged 44yrs 1858 5 Nov Deceased Ruptured heart

244

NEILL William, aged 25, a soldier in gaol 1861 15 Oct Deceased Crushed by fall of rock at prison quarry

318

NEILL William, Private, 58th Regiment 1853 30 Mar Deceased Drowning

123

NICHOLAS Emily 1855 14 Nov Deceased Drowning (Well)

168

NOLAN John 1856 7 Jul Deceased Visitation of God

180

NUGANT Captain 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

NUNAN John 1842 1 July Deceased Natural causes

14

OCKRIM Mary, aged 7 1856 30 Jul Deceased Burns

183

ODIUM John 1859 10 Apr Witness

259

ODIUM Thomas 1859 10 Apr Owner Fire in house, deliberate

259

O'DONNELL Robert 1863 21 Jul Deceased Choked by food

366

O'NEILL John 1860 20 Dec Deceased Drowning

296

ORGANS James (a boy) 1856 8 Jul Deceased Drowning

181

OSTER Sergeant, Armed Police 1863 17 Nov Witness

378

OWEN Roger 1851 6 Aug Deceased Internal bleeding

105

OWEN Sarah, a child 1850 25 Nov Deceased Drowning (Well)

93

PAGAM Thomas 1858 8 May Deceased Intoxication

228

PALMER William 1857 8 Dec Deceased Drowning

220

PARATT Captain 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

PARKER James, aged 26 1861 3 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

299

PASCOE John, ex-HMS Orpheus. 1863 3 Feb Deceased Drowned as result of shipwreck

354

PATTERSON Michael, soldier, 58th Regiment. 1855 1 May Deceased Accidental drowning in a well

152

PATTESON J. C., Anglican Bishop 1861 10 Apr Witness

302

PEARCE David 1858 6 Sep Deceased Apoplexy

236

PEARCE Henry, a seaman 1855 30 Jul Deceased Drowning

156

PEGUIN Bridget 1855 9 Nov Deceased Exposure

165

PENNEHAMINA Wilmot, native child 1851 9 May Deceased Drowning (Well)

102

PERRY John, 36y, bushman 1862 30 Jul Deceased Drowned in water hole

341

PERRY Joseph 1849 4 Dec Deceased Internal bleeding

84

PETERS Daniel, seaman, schooner Neptune. 1848 20 Apr Deceased Fell overboard and drowned

82

PIGEON George 1855 3 May Deceased Suicide by gunshot

151

PILKINGTON Mrs 1846 9 Nov Witness

48

POOLE W. G. Outfitter & draper 1860 30 Jun Owner Fire in Auckland

284

PORTER James, aged 48 1858 11 Oct Deceased Heart disease

241

PROCTER Mary, aged 20-30 1862 29 Aug Deceased Apoplexy

344

PULLMAN William Noble 1855 17 Feb Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

144

PURCHAS Arthur Guyon, a child 1855 19 Apr Deceased Drowning in a creek

150

PURTLE William 1852 9 Feb Deceased Internal bleeding

114

QUINTON John 1857 8 Jan Witness

193

RATHBONE Richard 1853 30 Apr Deceased Murder by axe & sword

124

RAYNER Jane 1841 20 Sep Deceased Suicide by poison

7

REDWOOD William 1857 14 Apr Deceased Drowning

201

REID Robert 1852 15 July Deceased Internal bleeding

120

ROBERTS Peter 1856 15 Sep Deceased Fell off wharf, drowned

186

ROBINSON Jamina, a child 1842 18 Oct Deceased Drowning (Well)

15

ROBUS John 1856 11 Feb Deceased Suicide by knife

172

ROGAN William, aged 20 1860 8 Dec Deceased Drowning

294

ROWLING James, sailor, HMS Calliope. 1853 5 Sep Deceased Drowned when a shore boat capsized.

128

ROXTON M., a sawyer 1858 14 Sep Deceased Aortic Aneurysm

237

RUSSELL John, about 50yrs 1860 18 Apr Deceased Consumption (Tb), lungs

281

SCHIORDER Alfred, about 35yrs 1860 24 Aug Deceased Suicide by poisoning

290

SCHITTLER Ernst, aged 16 1862 14 Feb Deceased Drowned

327

SCOTT Isabella 1856 15 Sep Deceased Intoxication

185

SCOTT James, 42y, labourer 1863 5 Oct Deceased Suicide by gunshot

374

SCOTT Janet, aged 38 1859 25 Feb Deceased Intoxication

255

SCOTT William Covey, aged 73, farmer 1863 5 Sep Deceased Murder by gunshot

369

SEXTON George, about 40yrs, 65th Regiment 1862 17 Jun Deceased Fall from precipice

334

SHANGHAN James, a band sergeant, 58th Regt. 1849 2 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

78

SHAW Mathew, about 55yrs 1848 2 Aug Deceased Heart disease

70

SHAW Thomas (son) 1848 2 Aug Witness

70

SHAW Toby 1845 20 May Deceased Lung disease

33

SHEPHERD W., Sergeant 1857 4 Aug Witness

208

SHIPTON Richard 1850 10 Oct Deceased Drowning

92

SIMMONS Colour Sergeant 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

SIMMS Sergeant 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

SINCLAIR Dudley 1844 23 Sep Deceased Suicide by knife

29

SKEVINGTON John, Reverend, 30 yrs 1845 22 Sep Deceased Act of God

38

SMALE David, Captain 1851 24 Oct Deceased Drowning

111

SMART Thomas, aged 8 1863 14 Mar Deceased Drowned (Well)

358

SMITH George 1851 22 Feb Witness

100

SMITH Jane 1854 4 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

129

SMITH John 1846 3 Nov Deceased Drowning

44

SMITH John, about 34y 1863 18 Feb Deceased Crushed by felled tree

356

SMITH Thomas 1858 27 Mar Deceased Suicide by razor

226

SMITH William 1858 2 Mar Deceased Drowning

225

SMITH William, seaman, ship Osprey. 1845 15 Nov Deceased Accidental discharge of a canon while loading

40

SNOW Hannah 1847 25 Oct Deceased Murder

56

SNOW Mary 1847 25 Oct Deceased Murder

57

SNOW Robert, Lieutenant, HMS Dido. 1847 25 Oct Deceased Murder

55

SOAPER William, a prisoner 1856 11 May Deceased Heart disease

177

SOUTH Mary, aged 35 1864 6 Jan Deceased Apoplexy

380

SPARE Ann, aged 50yrs 1858 2 Dec Deceased Intoxication

246

STACKPILE George, grocer 1863 14 Aug Owner Fire in Wyndham St.

368

STAPLETON Martin 1852 23 June Deceased Fall from horse

119

STEWART Madeline, aged 2-3 1863 17 Oct Deceased Accidental poisoning

376

SULLIVAN James, aged 50-60 1862 10 Dec Deceased Drowned

348

SUSTIUS George 1861 10 Apr Husband

302

SUSTIUS Sophia, about 33 1861 10 Apr Deceased Spasm of the heart

302

SUTLIFF William 1857 5 Dec Deceased Drowning

215

SYNDON Joseph, a sawyer 1855 12 Oct Deceased Accident (tree-felling)

163

TAMARAPA A ‘native man’ 1848 12 Sep Deceased Natural causes

71

TARAIWARU An ‘aboriginal’' 1854 30 Nov Deceased Consumption

140

TAVERNER Thomas, aged 21 1861 27 Aug Deceased Drowning

313

TAYLOR Douglas, child 1844 7 Dec Deceased Drowning (Well)

30

TAYLOR Hugh 1856 14 Jun Deceased Intoxication

179

TAYLOR James, aged 3 1843 12 Jan Deceased Drowning

22

TE RAKATAU Aged 45, Chief of Ngatihaua 1864 29 Feb Deceased Died in prison hulk of dysentery

383

TEAGUE Samuel, aged 16mths. 1857 30 Mar Deceased Drowning (Well)

198

THOMPSON John 1851 22 Feb Deceased Apoplexy

100

THOMPSON T., Corporal, 58th Regt. 1855 5 Mar Witness

145

TIERNEY Michael, Private, aged 35yrs, 70th Regt. 1861 7 Aug Deceased Intoxication

312

TINGEY Henry, a cooper 1862 15 Mar Owner Fire in Queen Street

330

TINN Patrick 1851 7 Feb Deceased Accidental crushing

99

TRAINOR Charles 1850 18 Feb Deceased Internal bleeding

86

TUCKER Gunner, Royal Art. 1860 26 Jan Witness

276

TUNIL Thomas 1848 5 Jan Deceased Drowning

61

TURNER Charles John 1858 6 Oct Witness

243

TURNER William, aged 28, able seaman 1863 3 Mar Deceased Fell from ship's gangway, drowned

357

TURTLEY Arthur (Thomas) 1841 27 July Deceased Drowning

1

Unknown Infant 1845 27 July Deceased No verdict

35

Unknown Male 1847 5 Apr Deceased ?Drowning, no verdict

50

Unknown Male 1848 12 Apr Deceased Open, no verdict

67

Unknown Male 1850 17 Dec Deceased Drowning

96

Unknown Male 1855 9 May Deceased Drowning

154

Unknown Male 1855 11 Jul Deceased Unknown (drowning)

155

Unknown Male 1856 24 Mar Deceased Drowning

174

Unknown Male 1856 20 Nov Deceased Drowning

190

Unknown Male 1857 3 Sep Deceased Not recorded (Drowned)

212

Unknown Male 1857 12 Dec Deceased Drowning

216

Unknown Male 1857 4 Dec Deceased Drowning

218

Unknown Male 1860 25 Sep Deceased Unknown (drowning?)

291

Unknown Male 1861 18 Jun Deceased Drowning?

308

Unknown Male 1862 26 Aug Deceased Unknown

343

Unnamed Male infant 1857 31 Dec Deceased Stillborn

222

VAUGHAN Thomas 1844 12 Apr Deceased Heart disease

21

VERNAN William George 1850 6 June Deceased Apoplexy

91

VERNER Catherine 1844 9 Mar Witness

20

WALKER Alexander 1853 8 Jan Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

122

WALKER Charles 1844 9 Sep Deceased Suicide by knife

28

WALKER Edward 1861 29 Apr Deceased Hit by mainsail, drowned

303

WALL Michael 1858 8 Dec Deceased Drowning

247

WALLIS James, an aboriginal 1854 17 Dec Deceased Assault, head injury

142

WALSH Charles 1860 2 Feb Deceased Fell off cliff, intoxicated

277

WALSH James 1862 17 Jan Deceased Thrown from cart

322

WALSH Moses, soldier 1857 4 Aug Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

208

WALTERS William, seaman, HMS Pelorus. 1861 30 May Deceased Fall from rigging

306

WATSON Charles, aged 59 1859 25 Jan Deceased Fell off horse, sunstroke

252

WEBB Thomas 1855 5 Dec Deceased Drowning

170

WEBBER Francis 1841 6 Sep Deceased Drowning

3

WELLARD John William 1850 26 Apr Deceased Drowning

88

WHANGAI A ‘native’' 1848 12 Sep Witness

71

WHITE Anne 1844 12 Apr Witness

21

WHITE John 1856 16 May Accused

178

WHITE Philip 1857 3 Sep Deceased Apoplexy, intoxication

211

WHITE Titus Angus, Govt. Interpreter 1864 29 Feb Witness

383

WILD Joseph, Private, 3rd Waikato Militia 1864 21 Jan Deceased Heart disease

381

WILLIAMS John, a seaman 1848 25 Sep Deceased Drowning

74

WILLIAMS William 1857 5 May Deceased Drowning

209

WILSON John 1846 1 Dec Deceased Drowning (open)

47

WILSON Julia 1857 5 May Deceased Drowning

209

WISHART William Aitken, aged 15, apprentice. 1860 3 Aug Deceased Accidentally stuck by falling object

288

WOOD Thomas, aged 59 1862 2 Jul Deceased Fall from precipice & drowned in pond

338

WOODMAN John 1844 4 May Deceased Drowning

25

WOODS John 1847 29 Nov Deceased Collapse of bank of earth

60

WRIGHT C., Auditor-General of New Zealand. 1858 27 Jul Witness

234

WRIGHT James 1844 19 Jan Deceased Drowning

17

WYNYARD Robert Henry, Lieut. Colonel, 58th Regiment 1850 10 Dec Witness

95

YANDALE John 1842 11 Apr Deceased Heart disease

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