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FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR F. W. MERRIMAN.

The funeral of the Kite Mr. Fiederick Waul Moniraan, Ciown Solicitor, took place on Saturday afternoon, and the laigo concomse of poisons of all ranks - and classes who assembled to pay this last tiibuto of • lespect to the deceased, fully testified to the high estimation in which he was held by t!-e community, " uofc oiily as a gentlemau who for tho last sixteen years occupied the highest position among his piofes- , sional brethren, but as a kind warni-heaiteJ fiiend and estimable citizen. His moital r<s mains were removed fioin his late residence, -Pat uell, ami conveyed '"■ for interment to their last resting-place in the ceme*teiy, feymouds-streefc. v The corlGge extended _a considciablo distance, and included tho members of the vaiious professions, and piincipal eitizous of Auckland aud surrounding districts. The office- - bearers aud membeis of tho several Masonic Lodges, of which institution deceased was Past-Master, attended in mourning costume, and wearing in their bi casts sprays of cas3ia, as appropriate emblems. The pall-bearers on the right of the coffin were, Mr. Andiew Beveridge, R.W.M., Lodge . fc>K Audrew j - Mr. Commissioner J. Naughtou, W.M., Lod-je, "Waitomata; Major Mould, W. M,, Lodge Ara; and -v on the left, Dr. F. GoUlsboro, Mr. P. M. P. -_ Bruokfield, and Captain A. B. Griffiths,^ Past-Masters. Tho chief mourners were Master - Atkyu and Master Frederick Merriman, .'wlic - walked close behind tho hearse. Then followed the " employ 6s 'of tho deceased dressed in deep mourning. •*■ Behind them were his Honor' the Superintendent,.' Robert Graham, -Esq ; his Honor Sir G. A. Arney, Knight, Chief Justice ; and Frederick "JYhitaker,. Esq. Next in tho procossion wore Henry De' Burgh* Adams, Esq., Piovincial Grand Master, N.Z I)V T.C.;- \ aud tho t other members of the " Masonic Lodges ; " Lieuteuaut-Coloncl H. C. Balneayis, "Sheriff; Mr; IT. \^ OBrien, Registrar; Mn.'T. Outhwaite, - late Regis-'-';, tiar; the officers of fclio^ Supreme'Coiit l; and Resident ,-'? Magistiate'a Courb, members of the legal profession^ J,members of both Houses of Assembly and-Provirioial , J\ Council, Justices of tho Peace; Major^ Pitt^T, and sevoral military officers,," members -of.^va'l '; rious i>ublic institutions, and a large .^mxinberri^ of citizens, Iv the. , rear of v the ? procession t there were' a number of 'the pplico,~iujcharge^.ofr^" Sergeant Crystal. As the funeral^cortCgeVmpveJL^ slowly along Hie number of jmoufners-incrcasedMndi'^p: when it reached,the burial-ground there Wfw'ajargetf^' assemblago'of persous round .thoaopen^grayo.-^The^ funoral service was conduote'd ;^by'''Aroh^dM.oon2^ Mannsell in an impressive lnanuerVduiing wliioifffis^ Honor the Chief Justice aud 'several' of K.thejperspnai'ffi; frieudg of .the jleceased ! were ; 'evideutly,s?d?eplySjJ ajOTected/ - When tho- mortuary dal|^con;||^ cl uded the \v r earers of the fi'ail but appropf iats,eniblemsrf|'' strewed them on the coffitiV After takin|Vlas|glauc^^ ai tho coffin the nionrners gradual]! disp^fl'edf^TKepX ;arrangomeut9 for tho funoral } obseciuies J Averocavned; 5 iS 4ihe deceas'dd was' hWn*ii&^iltshire,4 iplPeiotferJ-Sp -1818. His father, deceased, wai a bankeifandisolicitor,\ahd']xth;e^l)usi^^i nessi' whicluhas> beenr'estabnshea^for.fupjVards^f-^P v seventy years,, is now oamediOniby oue«of?hil|Bon»^^ who enioya, a ,well-earned^t)rofessional4reputatioiis^S jArohdeacon'Nathaniel^MernraaurcanptlierlbrotiKe^^ffl ■isjtho^ ! ArohdeßCon»ot«Qraham'ssTown7EAmcaaKWlo^ffi is -welr^knownffor^hislmiasionnryKiabourl^^uoMi other, male; members: ottthesfatuily^lfoldlimportant^S and resnonsiblo positions lu-EuglandMis'Hisabt.otb.erl^

William I\r« b«eu recently appointed Peace Officer of tho county of Wilts, by the" Mhrqui* of Aylesbury, Lord Lieutenant of the county. Tho family, of deceased are related to <he well-known William of Wykeham, the founder of Winchester College, imd also the founder of Oxford.

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FUNERAL OF THE LATEMR F. W. MERRIMAN., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2499, 24 July 1865

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FUNERAL OF THE LATEMR F. W. MERRIMAN. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2499, 24 July 1865

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