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Judge Gillies was seized with an apoplectic tit last night, and died at Auckland at noon to-day. [The hte Thomas Bannatync Gillies was boin at Kothesay (Scotland) on January 17,1828, was the eldest son of the late John Gillies.and ar rived in Otago in 1852, where for some years he was a country settlor, and afterwards practised the profession of the law, in partnership for many yearß with Mr 0. W. (now Judge) Richmond. He was first elected to tho House of Representatives in 18:0; Incline Attorney-G'eneral in IStiJ ; was Postmaster-General and Secretary for Lands in IK-'rt 4 ; and in 1872 liacamo Treasurer of the short-lived Stafford Minibtiy, In 1805 he removed his residence to Auckland, and was Superintendent of that province from 186!) to 187.'!, deflating the late John Williamson in one of tho most memorable contests that ever took place in that provincial district. In 1875 the Vogel Government raised him to the Bench, and appointed him to the Auckland circuit, the duties of which he has discharged ever sinco, with tho exception of a short furlough when he visited i he Old Country, and his place was temporari y filled by Judge Ward. The deceased gentleman was twice married. He married Miis Douglas at Hjme just before ooming to the coloay, and had several children by hsr. His eldest son, John, is in Sydney; his second, Tlnnus, is at Glen Innea (N S.W.); his third son, Douglas", ia an engiw ex, lately in the Government service; and nis eldest daughter wa< lately married to Mr John Tlompson, of Sydney. By his second wife (the Bister of Mr Sinclair) he had two boyf, one of whom has attained considerable distinction. He perpetuated the memory of his second wife by founding two scholarships in connection with the Aucklaud Univerlity College, the governing body of which he was a member for many years. J Judge Gillies was not very well when he went to bed last night. He asked to be called at 8 o'clock this morning, and when the housekeeper opened tho door she found bim lying on trie bed, with blood ooz'ng from bis mouth. A doctor was at once summoned, but the Judge died three hours later. He presided at the sitting of the Compensation Court yesterday. Our Parliamentary correspondent wires: "Great regret is expressed here at Judge Olilliea's death. Tho prevalent opiuion is that Mr Edward Heskcth, of Auckland, will be appointed his successor.'

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DEATH OF JUDGE GILLIES., Evening Star, Issue 7969, 26 July 1889

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DEATH OF JUDGE GILLIES. Evening Star, Issue 7969, 26 July 1889