MR H. P. MI'nHAY-AY.\>LEY. With tho (loath >'1" Mr Hugh Pony Murray-Ay n>iey. which took place y»>terday morning. there nn.-.-ed away another of the fast diminishing band of Canterbury's pioneers and legislator?. The hue .Mr 31 uri.ly-Ayn-'ioy v?-* horn in IS'23 in Somersetshire. Hi-" lather. -John Murray-Ayuslcy. -u;a-> :j----eou.-in ct The lale Duke oi .Uholi. on nod the property of Towers. in Northumberland. which J l '' afterward.- dit-po.-od oi, e-tate of I'liderdown in Hereford:-"' r ''- Mr 11. P. Murray-Aynslcy was edu',aicd privately, hi.-, tutor aftenmrds heI'ommrr the Bishop oi Ely. lie came out to Melbourne in tho Royal Bride, and reached Lyttelton in the m'J|> Briii.-h Oueen, a vo.=sol purchased liv the late Hon. .las. Macandrew t'o open tip _ trade between Melbourne and New Zealand-.-;nd for many years after settling 111 Christchuivh *Mr Murray-Aynsley ua* encased in business as partner in the lirin oi .Messrs -Miles and Co., for whom he hail made a .journey to Irinidad am had taken charge of their sugar plantations before his initial visit _to Now Zealand. He retired from tne lirm shortly before it was incorporated into a limited liability company. - r Murray-Aynsley was engaged tor ijonic years a_- a shoe'|)farmer at -Mount/J utt ; which estate he purchased from ColoiieL Lean, hut afterwards disposed o! his land imerot. He joined the >e" Zealand shipping -Company in _Jun>. anil acted a.-, a director, and chairman of directors of the company, to whieti position lie was re-elected consistently lor a number of years, still holding it at the time of his death. In the days ot the l'iovincial Government he was a member of the executive, and sat as the member for 'Lyttelton m tho 1 rovincial Council. In ISO!) he acted as Deputy-Superintendent oftho ] rinince during the late Hon. Rollostoii s absence in tho House of Representative-. He also reorospnted Lvtteltou in the General Assembly during 18701879. Mr -Mniray-Aynsley had long I eeli a valued member ot the Gantorbui\ A. and I'. Association, idling the post of president, and always working enthusiastically lor tho advancement ot agricultural and pastoral interests. Ho Jiad ahso l>een a prominent member of the Chamber of Commerce since I SOD, and was president during the years 1803 and 1804. Among other public bodies with which" he was Intimately connected was the C'liristchu rch Domain Hoard, of which he was chairman for a lou ,r period. Ho was a lieutenant in the' iinst Lvttelton Rifle Volunteers, a member of the first Lyttelton Borough Council, and was also a member ot the Lvttelton Harbour Hoard, being hrst ilet;ted in IS7(>. In the same year he succeeded the Hon. F. A. Weld a S president of the Canterbury Rifle Association. The lato -Mr Miu;rav-Ayn*-lev married a daughter of Mr ihomas Campbell, of Edinburgh, m l8o». His wife pro-deceased him in 18J.J, leai ing a family of four sons and three daughters, three i-ons and two daughters surviving him.
Mrs Anastalia Posehieh, of Barrytown died on Tuesday. Deceased, who'was 7ti years of age spent about o.'l years 011 the Coast. He liusband, Mr Raymond rrwehieli, di«l about four years ago. The late Airs I'oschich was l>ora in Tippcrary, Ireland. She went to Australia oarlv m life, and later camo to Hokitika. thence to Barry town, where she brsb Fettled iortv years ago. >lrs losehieh leaves four sons and a ilau<;liter.
A hislilv respected resident of the WaUatipu'distriet, in the person of Mr .John Turner, of Hat, died on Sunday. Deceased, who was 80 vosirs of a<je. earned on the business OF arehiteet and builder in Qureiistown' in the very early days. 'Subsequent! vhe engaged in farinmtr. He was- the last, surviving member of the first Boroii'ili Council formed in Queenstown in IR<>P>.
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OBITUARY., Press, Volume LIII, Issue 15833, 23 February 1917
OBITUARY. Press, Volume LIII, Issue 15833, 23 February 1917
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