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Mr Carew sat at the Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday for the purpose of deciding a dispute as to the boundary of some property on the Peninsula. Jane Braid charged William Robertson, sen., John Robertson, and George Hutchings with entering upon her land, pulling down an old fence, and erecting a new one in a different place. Sir Robert Stout appeared for the complainant, and Mr Haggitt for the defendants.

From Sir R. Stout’s opening statement it appeared that Robert Braid, now dead, bought section 51, block 3, Otago Peninsula district, from the Provincial Government in 1859. It was not called a section then, but an application, and it was numbered 1,708.' At a later date a Crown grant was issued, and showed the boundaries as laid down in Prentice's survey. The other party also relied on a Crown grant for their title. Both parties agreed as to one boundary, which was a natural one, A second boundary line on another side was also agreed to, leaving only one line in dispute. The line Mrs Braid claimed was a continuation of her fence in a straight line to the sea. The Robertsons wished to take it in at an angle, and had recently erected a fence on Mrs Braid’s land, neither on Proudfoot’s nor Prentice’s survey line but between the two. The object of this was to exclude Mrs Braid from the land that had been Crown granted to her late husband. Evidence having been taken, the further hearing of the case was adjourned till Thursday next.

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DISPUTED BOUNDARY CASE., Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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DISPUTED BOUNDARY CASE. Issue 7909, 17 May 1889

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