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OBITUARY.

CAPTAIN JOHN* MAKGILL

A well-known resident of Auckland province, in the personage of Captain John, MaJigill, passed away on Wednesday morning, at his son's residence, Waiuku. On Friday last Captain Makgill formed one of a picnic party who visited Waitakerei. and on Tuesday he went to his place at Waiuku, where he wa.s taken ill. His condition grew worse, and on Wednesday morning he expired. He was 71 years of age.

The deceased was a captain of the Royal Engineers, and was a son of Mr. George Makgill, of Kemback, Fifeshire, Scotland. He was born at Edinburgh in 1856, and received his earl}- education at Peebles and at Cheltenham College, and completed his studies at the East India- Company's Military College, at Addiscombe. On leaving college he obtained a position in the East India. Company's Engineers, and proceeded to Madras, where he held the office of engineer in the Department of Public Works for 10 years. On leaving India he returned to Scotland, where he resided for some time. In 1881 he came to Auckland and purchased a valuable estate at Waiuku, containing 1700 acres. He also owned an estate at Cupar, in Fifeshire, Scotland. On taking possession at Waiuku Captain Makgill immediately set about improving the property, which is now in the hands of his sons. Last year Captain and Mrs. Makgill visited England, n.nd in, February (hey returned and took up their residence at Onehunga. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mr. Ha'.dane, the present Minister for War. He leaves a family of five sons and five daughters, and 21 grandchildren. Dr. Makgill, of the Government Health Department, and Lieutenant Makgill, oi the Waiuku Volunteers, are both sons of the deceased, and Dr. Pentrenth, of Burleighstreet. is a son-in-law. The funeral will take pla.ee at Onehunga to-morrow. CAPTAIN JACKSON. Captain Thomas Jackson, J.P., an old colonist and late stipendiary magistrate for Waikato and Papukura, died at " Green Heinmerton," Hillsboro' Road, yesterday. The deceased was born at Providence Green, near York, England, in 1833. He was educated in his native count}-, and apprenticed to the sea in 1819, and in 1,855 became captain of the s.s. Great Northern. Two years later Captain Jackson arrived in New Zealand waters, and was engaged for five years in the coastal trade. In 1866 lie settled at Rasorback, Waikato, where he purchased 600 acres of land. In November. 1875, the deceased was appointed a resident magistrate, and carried out the duties of that office between Auckland and the Waikato until his retirement in June, 1900. MR. ROBERT SEDDON. Mr. Robert Seddon. for many years a resident of Tauranga, died at Rotofua," yesterday. Mr. Seddon arrived in Tauranga over 20 years ago, and held the position of manager of the Bank of New Zealand there. He was subsequently appointed manager of' the Assets Board's properties in the Tauranga district. For the last few years Mr. Seddon followed the occupation of a cattle salesman and grazier. About a fortnight back the deceased had his leg broken by a fall from his horse at Ngohgolaha, and was taken to Rotorua for treatment. Pleurisy set in, and this was the immediate cause of death. He leaves a widow and family of four, for whom great sympathy is felt.

[by TELEGRAPH.PRESS ASSOCIATION'.]

Cahtkrton, Thursday.

Mr. Donald McPliee, a resident of Wairarapa for the past 50 years, died at Gladstone, aged 79. Deceased was at Bendigo at the time of the Eureka stockade, and subsequently took part in the Gabriel's Gullv and Blue Mountain goldfield rushes in New Zealand.

Wellington, . Thursday.

Mr. Duncan William Mcintosh, an old resident of Masterton, and for many years secretary of the Wairarapa Farmers' Cooperative Association, died to-night, aged M. \ :■■'■

DxjNtolN, Thursday. Mr. John Gage, who was regarded as*- the. father of the' Stock Exchange, died this morning, in his 75th year. He came to Otago from' Victoria in the early sixties.

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OBITUARY., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13336, 16 November 1906

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OBITUARY. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13336, 16 November 1906

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