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from the Daily Southern Cross, 7 February 1863

The following persons have been duly licensed to act as Custom House Agents at the Ports of Auckland, Russell and Mongonui, for the year ending 31st December 1863:

? Asher ASHER (1823-1899), Shortland-street, Central Auckland
* on 27 April 1847 at her residence, Shortland-street, the wife of Mr Asher Asher, of a son
* 11 April 1851 the Annual Licensing Day at Auckland, new applicant: Asher Asher, Commercial Inn, Shortland-street
* 20 Feb 1899 the DEATH of ASHER ASHER - took place at Tauranga on Thursday last after a short illness, in his 77th year. The late gentleman arrived in Auckland in 1846 where he resided for some years in business. He was the founder and first Superintendent of the Auckland Fire Brigade, which was also the first in the colony. He leaves an aged widow and large family to mourn his loss ... more

? John Watson BAIN (1822-1867), Queen street
* 29 June 1850 We are gratified to learn from the Report of the Minister for Foreign Relations, read before the King of the Hawaiian Legislature on the end of April, that our esteemed townsman John Watson Bain, Esq., has been appointed His Majesty's Consul for the Islands of New Zealand
* 17 Dec 1867 One of the most prominent of our citizens, Mr John Watson Bain, has gone to his long home. The deceased gentleman had been ill and confined to his house for about a week, and died on Tuesday from congestion of the liver. Mr Bain was an old Auckland citizen, and at one time held a leading position as one of the principal merchants of Auckland ... more

? BROWN, HALL and Co., Lower Queen street

? Ernest Louis BUCHOLZ (1839-1876), Custom House street
- Ernest was from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
* 2 Oct 1863 Louis Bucholz, Esq., of Auckland is recognised as consul for Denmark for New Zealand
* on 26 Jan 1864 at St Peter's Church, Wellington by the Rev Arthur Stock, B.A., Ernest Louis Bucholz, Esq., merchant, Auckland, to Ellen, second daughter of the late P. M. Murch, Esq., Wellington
* 8 Oct 1864 Ernest Louis Bucholz to be Ensign of the Auckland Militia. His Excellencey has accepted that Ernest Louis Bucholz, Esq., become Consular Agent of the Belgian Consul
* 14 August 1867 Mr Ernest Louis Bucholz is appointed Italian Consular at Auckland
* 3 Oct 1868 The Queen has approved of Mr Ernest Louis Bucholz as consul at Auckland for the North German Confederation
* 1869 - 1870 Ernest Louis Bucholz, in the Cambridge, Waikato, rates assessment list, paid 2 pence an acre on 2,000 acres - totalling ?160 13s 4d (equivalent to $21,000 in 2012). He had a General Store in Duke Street, Cambridge until 1872
* On the 19 June 1876 at half-past five, at his residence, Glenburn, Auckland, Ernest Louis Bucholz, German Consul, aged 39 years. The death of Mr Bucholz demands more than the ordinary obituary notice at our hands. This gentleman expired at his residence of epilepsy, after an intermittent illness of long duration, For 14 years Mr Bucholz has represented the German Government in Auckland, having held the office of German Consul ever since his first arrival. For many years he was the Auckland partner of the firm of Krull and Co., Auckland and Wellington and afterwards he carried on the business of importer of German wines etc, in his own name, Two years ago, in consequence of failing health, he transferred his business to Messrs Kummer and Co. He leaves a wife and several children ... an obituary
* the Funeral

? Joseph COOMBE, Lower Queen street

? COMBES and DALDY, Lower Queen street

? Charles DAVIS, Lower Queen street

? Charles Wesley DRURY, Mongonui
* on 12 Feb 1863 at St Marys Church, Parnell, Auckland, By Rev Thomas Chapman, Charles Wesley Drury to Albertina Williamina HILL
* 31 March 1881 FIJI NEWS - his Excellency the Governor has appointed Mr Charles Wesley Drury to be Warden of Levuka and Chairman of the School Board l

? Samuel John EDMONDS (1824-1888), Lower Queen street

? GILFILLAN and Co, Lower Queen street

? Walter GRAHAM, Fort street

? George Samuel GRAHAM (1835-1900), Fort street

? Christopher Atwell HARRIS (1823-1891), Lower Queen street
* 4 Sep 1903 OBITUARY of his son Mr Christopher Atwell Harris who was born in Carleton Gore-road, Grafton in 1848 and died at his residence, Jermyn-street (now Anzac Ave), Auckland

? Shirley Whitfield HILL (1835-1908), Lower Queen street
... held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1 folder of Shirley Whitfield Hill [draft copy, unsigned]: ... Declaration by Shirley Whitfield Hill, Customs Agent; Charles Cooper, Stationer; and John Dawson, Gentleman, all of Auckland, acknowledging and declaring that they hold the lands set out in the First and Second Schedules for the purposes set out in the said Schedules, namely Lot 6 and part of Lot 36 of the subdivision of Allotment 4 of Section 10, Suburbs of Auckland, Parish of Waitemata, County of Eden, to be held as sites for the erection of a Vicarage, Sunday School and Parish Hall for the Parish of St. Barnabas.
* former Costley Training Institute ... Commencing in 1844, land in present-day Grey Lynn and Westmere (well beyond the formal extent of the colonial town) was auctioned. In 1884, the 1845 Crown Grant for Allotments 40 and 41 of Section 8 became subsumed within the Surrey Hills Estate, an extensive low-cost suburban subdivision promoted by the Auckland Agricultural Company a venture linked with large Waikato land interests. A seven-lot parcel was purchased in Richmond Road in 1885 by William Crush Daldy (c.1815-1903), Shirley Whitfield Hill (1849?-1908) and Theodore Minet Haultain (1817-1902) as trustees for the proposed Costley Training Institution. The three trustees were official visitors of the Auckland Industrial School where they had conducted an inquiry in 1883
- Shirley married Isabella Mary LUSK in 1859 & had at least 4 children (3 daughters)

? William HOBSON, Shortland street

? Alexander HOGG, Queen street

? Robert HORNE, Shortland street

? George Sargent JAKINS (1839-1928), Lower Queen street
* 23 August 1928 The death is announced of Mr George Sargent Jakins, aged 89 years, at his late residence, St Stephen's Avenue, Parnell. He was a son of the late Dr I. N. Jakins, Osnaburgh Street, London and brother of Dr Percy Jakins, Harley Street, London and was born on April 20, 1839. He came to New Zealand and settled in Auckland on December 20, 1839, having come out in the barque Neurmahal, on which the Rev Hudson was also a passenger. Mr Jakins had his first Christmas dinner with the Hudson family, at Mahurangi and New Years dinner with the Whitsons, afterwards brewers, known as Whitson and Co. He obtained a situation as salesman in the firm of Owen and Graham. In May 1863, he married the youngest daughter of the Rev John Hobbs, (Eliza) an early missionary. He then started for himself in business, afterwards joining Samuel Edmonds, as general merchants in Queen Street ... read more

? Henry Mahon JERVIS (1820-1901), Lower Queen street
- Henry married Ellen DODDS in 1854 and they had 10 children
* 21 April 1928 Mrs H. M. Jervis - A unique and interesting gathering in the form of a birthday party was held on Thursday at the home of Mrs Hawea Rees in honour of Mrs Henry Mahon Jervis, who on that day attained the great age of 96 years. Relatives and intimate friends of Mrs Jervis were present. Mrs Jervis was the recipient of many congratulations from all parts of the Dominion. It is of interest to note that four generations of Mrs Jervis' family and also four generations of Mrs Felix McGuire's family were present at the function.
Mrs Jervis is the widow of one of Auckland's well-known citizens of the early days. Mr Henry Mahon Jervis, who came to New Zealand at the inauguration of agricultural settlemnet in this colony. He took part in the founding of Wellington, New Plymouth, Wanganui and Nelson. Mr Jervis came to Auckland soon after it was founded by Governor Hobson, and was at one time a partner in the firm of L. D. Nathan. Retiring from that firm, he was agent for various shipping lines and had a good deal to do with the promotion of trading with the Fiji Islands.
Mrs Jervis was born in Sydney, Australia in 1832, and when she arrived in Auckland as a young girl of 17, the seafront was near the foot of Shortland Street, and she used to cross the gully up Queen street by a handrail wooden bridge. Mrs Jervis is still wonderfully well in health, and during her long residence here has witnessed the growth of the present city from a mere village on the waterfront
* 18 April 1933 To-morrow Mrs Henry Mahon Jervis of Auckland, one of the oldest persons in New Zealand, will celebrate her 101st birthday
* 11 July 1933 the death occurred today in an Auckland private hospital of a very old resident, Mrs Ellen Jervis, in her 102nd year

? Stannus JONES, Queen street
- from NZETC 1902 ... Mr. Stannus Jones was a Member of the Auckland City Council from 1871 to 1874. He was formerly an auctioneer in Auckland, but now resides in France. It was he who induced the Corporation to lay out the Western Park

? Edward LEYLAND (1829-1891), Shortland street
- born in Halifax Yorkshire in 1829, he was a son of Francis Alexander LEYLAND & Susanna SWALLOW. He married Emma HUGHES at Scarborough in Dec 1855, had at least 6 children, some prior to arriving in Auckland and he died 8 Feb 1891 in East Clive, Napier
on March 1879 at St John's Church, Napier, by the Rev De Berdt Hovell, John Edward, eldest son of Edward Leyland, Esq., East Clive, to Louisa Bertha, third daughter of J. L. Subritzky, Esq., J.P., Ohora, Mongonui

? Thomas Henry MABIN (1837-1904), Lower Queen street
* 21 May 1869 CORONER'S INQUEST - The adjourned inquest respecting the death by drowning of Richard Fleming took place on Tuesday at the Delta Hotel, Ngaruawahia, before B. C. Beales, Esq., Coroner.
... Thomas Henry Mabin deposed; I am a storekeeper in Ngaruawahia. I have known deceased about twelve months. He was in my employ as storeman, with a share of the profits ...
* 3 Feb 1905 In loving memory of Thomas Henry Mabin, aged 67 years, the beloved father of Mrs B. M. Salmon, who died at the Wellington Hospital on February 3, 1904
Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud
Like a swift-flitting meteor, a fast-flying cloud
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave
Man passes from life to his rest in the grave

? OWEN and GRAHAM, Lower Queen street

? Philip Aaron PHILIPS, corner Queen and Shortland streets
- from The History of the Jews in New Zealand ... With the numbers in the community steadily growing larger, the appointment of a permanent minister and Shohet became imperative, and in 1864 the congregation elected the Rev. Moses Elkin, a very pious and zealous man who retained his powers of patience and persuasion in spite of the difficulties under which he laboured. After ten years' service in the community, he succeeded in persuading nearly all of the Jewish shopkeepers in Auckland to close their premises on the Sabbath. Philip Aaron Philips, the President of the congregation co-operated with him to achieve this triumph. As mayor of the city he persuaded his fellow councillors to change Auckland's market day from Saturday to Friday. It helped the Jews to attend the synagogue. Handicapped by a shortage of funds, Elkin bravely conducted both the Hebrew School and the Sabbath School ...

? Edward RICH (1804-1879), Shortland street
* 29 Jan 1879 Edward Rich, a settler of 40 years standing, died suddenly of apoplexy on 27th January 1879. The Funeral will leave his late residence, Baker-street at 3 o'clock this day. Friends please accept this invitation

? George RIDINGS, Queen street Wharf
* 13 Nov 1863 George RIDINGS Wine & Spirit Merchant, Seller of Ales

? Richard RIDINGS (1808-1868), Queen street
* 16 Oct 1868 An old and respected colonist has passed away. Richard Ridings, Esq. (for the last quarter of a century a leading man in Auckland society and commercial circles), expired at his residence, Symonds-street, after a somewhat protracted illness, yesterday morning. The deceased gentleman arrived in Auckland rather more thatn 25 years ago, and for some little time after his arrival entered the Government service in the post office department. Subsequently he entered into business with the late William Connell, Esq., the firm of Connell and Ridings maintaining the first position as auctioneers until the death of Mr Commell, when Mr Ridings retired from business and left Auckland on a visit to the mother country, from whence he returned after two years' absence, Mr Ridings - who was as much esteemed for his uprightness and integrity as a man of business as for his urbane and kindly disposition - held, till within a few weeks of his death, the office of a director in two of the local companies - the Bank of New Zealand and the New Zealand Insurance Company - in the formation of which institutions he had taken an active part, and in the management of which his voice carried no little weight. Both institutions were closed yesterday afternoon, as a tribute of respect to his memory. Nor was it as a business man alone that Mr Ridings won the esteem and respect of his fellow citizens. Those of his friends who had opportunities of seeing him in private life, will concur with us in saying that there are few, if any, amongst us who surpassed him in unostentatious acts of benevolence. No appeal, we believe, was ever made to him in vain on behalf of suffering humanity, and many are the sick beds and destitute homes that have been cheered by the instrumentality of himself and his amiable partner, who shared with him the luxury of doing good, and who will have now, in her time of trouble, the warmest sympathy of many firends. Mr Ridings was in the 61st year of his age.

? John ROBERTSON, Queen street

? Charles STEPHENSON, Lower Queen street

? John WILLIAMS, Lower Queen street

? Charles Berry WAETFORD (1806-1879), Russell
- Charles was born in London to Richard WAETFORD & Patty BERRY. He married Heeni Te-Ihi 'Jane' CLARK (1825-1890 born Hoko) in Waihapu on 24 Nov 1861, daughter of Captain David CLARK & Hui Pete PATUWHAKAIRI, and had at least 6 children in Russell

The small store in the foreground served as the customs house for Auckland when customs duties were first introduced in 1841
from the Auckland City Library

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