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DEATH OF MR. EDWARD BAIGENT.

Geueral regret will be felt at the death of Mr Edward Baigeufc, whioh took place at Wakefield yesterday. Mr Biigcufc haa only survived his wife by a few days, hor death having occurred last Thursday, The deceased, who, at the time of his death, was seventy-nine years of ago, was ono of t/io oldest settlers iv the Nelson distriot. He was born in Surrey, aud arrived from England in the ship Clifford, in 1812. After living for a couple of years in town, he settled at Wakefield, where he entered into busims. as a saw-miller and flour-miller, After a few years lie dropped tho latter branch of his business, but tho saw-milling he carried o>.i till a £nw years ago, when hia sous tiok it over. Mr Baigent was in all respects a useful citizen. He tiok a great inkrestiu religious and educational matters and in his time held many elective offices. Ho was intimately connected with St. John's Church, at Wakefield from tho first, haviug helped to Bolecfc fche sito, and haviug been the builder of tho edifice, He waa v - s _ a trustee of iho Church to tho timo of his death. For education in the district ho did a great deal, and fer many years he sat on the School Committee. From the he ginning till fcho end of tho provincial form of government ho had a seat in tho Nolson Provincial Counoil, and ho was twico returned to the House of Representitives ns member for Waimea. Mr Baigent leaves a a large number of descondantg— children, grandchildren, aud great-grandchildren, and many friends will cherish his memory. Tho funeral will tike placo at threo o'olock on Saturday nfternoou.

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DEATH OF MR. EDWARD BAIGENT., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXVI, Issue 258, 10 November 1892

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DEATH OF MR. EDWARD BAIGENT. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXVI, Issue 258, 10 November 1892

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