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William ABSOLUM + Catherine 'Kate' LESLIE - New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

WILLIAM ABSOLUM was a sailor (especially whaling boats) and had been to New Zealand a number of times. As he married in Auckland in 1850 he settled and farmed in Otahuhu prior to that ..

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
8th February 1859
IMPOUNDED at the Public Pound Otahuhu, by W. Absolum, for trespass in his Grass Paddock at Otahuhu, 1 Yellow Poley Cow, Grey Face, White Belly. Branded EL off ribbs, R (in diamond) near Rump x near Ribs. Owner unknown. No damages claimed. If not claimed within 11 days after the date of this notice, application will be made to a Justice of the Peace for an order for the Sale of the above mentioned Cow, agreeably to the provisions of the Impounding Act, 1856
J. HALL, Pound Keeper

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
27th August 1862
10s REWARD
STRAYED, from Flat Bush, and last seen at Scotch Church, four EWES and three LAMBS
Apply to MR ABSOLUM, Otahuhu

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
7th March 1863
TO CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS
TENDERS will be received on SATURDAY next and until WEDNESDAY, the 11th inst., for the ERECTION of a DWELLING-HOUSE, at Otahuhu for Mr W. Absolum.
Plans and pecifications can be seen at Mr W. McCAUL`S, High-street
R.S. ANDERSON, Architect.
N.B.- Not bound to receive the lowest tender

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
1st September 1863
LOST, a Chestnut PONY, about 14½ hands high - marked on the near shoulder black, like an N - on the 21st August, at Papakura, the property of Sergeant MAXWELL, C.T.C.. - £1 reward will be given to any one who will leave the same with Mr WM. ABSOLUM, Otahuhu

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CORSS
15th September 1863
PROVINCIAL GAZETTE
An Auckland Provincial Gazette was published yesterday. There is a proclamation setting apart land for immigrants expected to arrive. There is a notification declaring the Highways Act to be in full force in the North Tamaki district. Sailing directions for entering the port of Invercargill are published. The Supreme Court is to sit on the 29th inst. under the Debtors and Creditors` Act for the hearing of petition in the matters of William Pritchard; Sir Samuel Osborne Gibbes; and Richard Jame Hunt. The following accepted tenders are published:-
Carting scoria ash to Otahuhu, William Absolum 3s 8d per cubic yard
cutting bush road (six miles), Great North Road, Burns and Chaplin, 5s per chain
erecting toll house at Newmarket, John Booth, £187 15s ($18,587 in Sept 2009)
working and keeping repair in the Panmure punt and boat from the 1st September till 31st December, Robert Robertson, £15 10s per month

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
15th November 1866
The follwing are the names of the ratepayers, with the assessed value of property and amount of rate
W. Absolum £810 - £1 13s 9d ...
In November 2009 this was: property value $76,784 - annual rates of $107

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
11th January 1868
A PUBLIC MEETING of COUNTRY SETTLERS of the Electoral Districts of Raglan and Franklin will be held at 4 o`clock on TUESDAY, the 14th instant, at te Criterion Hotel, Otahuhu, for the purpose of taking into consideration the working of Provincial Government, so far as regards the Country Interes of the Province
signed
John Scott
William Absolum
Mathew Fleming
H. S. Andrews
Richard McGee
J. Gordon
C. A. Bowden
W. T. Bassett
H. W. Vercoe
Charles Shepherd
William Hall
Samuel Luke
E. P. Donnelly
John Wallace

From the DAILY SOUTHREN CROSS
28th November 1868
THE TRIANGLE
For sale on Tuesday, December, at tow o`clock, unless previously disposed of, 20 ACRES of MOWING GRASS, in one or more lots (a heavy crop), now growing on Mr J. W. Hall`s Farm at Mangere.
Apply to Mr WILLIAM ABSOLUM
or to ALFRED BUCKLAND

From the SAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
29th December 1869
OTAHUHU - BOXING DAY
In common with the other country villages, Otahuhu held out sport and entertainments of no mean order on Monday to all who willed to visit the charming village of the South ... the various events were duly announced and successflly carried out under the able and energetic management of Messrs. C. Goodwill, W. Absolum, H. Scurrah and T. Rogers, in the ground known as the Village Green, situated between the Star and Criterion Hotels. Seldom has Otahuhu been graced with so much beauty and fashion as on this occasion ...

From the DAILY SOUTHERN CROSS
11th February 1871
AUCKLAND BOILING DOWN COMPANY, OTAHUHU
The first attempt at boining down in this province tool place at the company`s establishment on Tuesday last. .. The mustering-yards and killing-house are so arranged and situated that there is no time lost, or unnecessary labour employed, in placing the meat in the boiling-down vat ... the building is well ventilated to allow the fat to cool as quickly as possible ... the company have entered into an agreement with Mr W. Absolum to take all the hind legs, at 2½ per lb ...


CATHERINE 'KATE' LESLIE was born 1833 in County Sligo - 130km SW of Londonderry, Ireland, a daughter of William LESLIE (1806-1892) & Ann CORRIGAN (1802-1882) who emigrated to NZ

William ABSLOUM married Kate LESLIE in 1850 in Otahuhu, Auckland

they had 12 known children which can be seen at William's link above

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