Alfred Canning Shaw (1837-1880) - Wellington Jeweller
ALFRED CANNING SHAW
* was born about 1837
* was in Wellington by at least 1864
New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 15 June 1864 MAGISTRATE'S COURT
... Alfred C. Shaw v. C. C. Rookes - Debt ?7 11s (todays equivalent of $733)
* he married Lucy Hannah WRIGHT 18 October 1877
* no children found ?
Wellington Independent, 3 March 1866
WELLINGTON SUPREME COURT
... Alfred Shaw, sworn - I am a partner in the firm of Shaw and Son, watchmakers, Wellington, We repaired the watch produced on the 18th of October last. We received it from Capt. Davidson of the schooner Ruby ...
Evening Post, 9 January 1880
... We regret to learn that Mr Alfred C. Shaw, the well-known jeweller, of Lambton Quay, is dangerously ill. His condition today is exceedingly critical
Evening Post, 10 January 1880
... On enquiry to-day, we were glad to learn that Mr Alfred Shaw was slightly better, although his condition was still very critical
Evening Post, 13 January 1880
The Friends of the late Mr ALFRED CANNING SHAW, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Hawkestone-street (Thorndon), on Wednesday, at 10 a.m.
- W. F. PARSONS, Undertaker
Evening Post, 17 January 1880
IN THE SUPREME COURT WELLINGTON - In the matter of ALFRED CANNING SHAW, of the City of Wellington, Jeweller, deceased, And In the matter of "The Public Trust Office Act, 1876" Friday, the 16th day of January, 1880. Upon reading the affidavit of Lucy Hannah Shaw, Patrick Alphonsus Buckley and Solomon Levy, and the affidavit of the Public Trustee, and on hearing Mr Fitzherbert, or counsel for the Public Trustee, I do order that the Public Trustee be, and he is hereby appointed and constituted administrator with the Will annexed of all the estate and effects of the said Alfred Canning Shaw, deceased, and that this order be published once in the EVENING POST newspaper. - C. W. RICHMOND
New Zealand Herald, 13 February 1880
IN THE ESTATE OF ALFRED CANNING SHAW, DECEASED
Tenders are invited for the Purchase of the Lease and Goodwill of the shop and Premises on Lambton Quay, Wellington, in which the late firm of Shaw and Son have so long carried on the business of watchmakers and Jewellers, together with the valuable and well selected Stocks of Clocks, Watches, Jewellery, Plate, and Platedware, now in the said premises.
All inventory is in course of preparation, and cards to view, with all necessary information as to terms, particulars of Lease, &c., & c., can be obtained at the Public Trust Office, Wellington, on and after Thursday, the 12 inst.
Tenders will be received at the Public Trust Office as aforesaid, up to noon of Friday, the 27th of February instant. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
- J. WOODWARD, Public Trustee
it would be appreciated if you could help with any other info on Alfred and what happened to Lucy. Did she remarry?
plot 5705, Bolton Street Cemetery
last resting place of:
... Alfred Canning Shaw in 1880
photographed 1960s by City Sexton, Percival James Edward Shotter, (1912-1989), prior to its being dismantled to make way for the Wellington motorway