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OBITUARY.

.. —— m ~ .I, „ MR. MARTIN CHAPMAN, K.C. WELL-KNOWN BARRISTER. [BT TKCEGJIAPH.—-OWJT COMtESPONDKNT.] WELLINGTON, Monday. Mr. Martin Chapman, K.C., brother of Sir Frederick Chapman, died last night at his residence at Oolder's Hill. He had been ailing for about a fortnight, but his condition was not considered serious. He retired as usual last; evening, and must have passed away quietly during the night, as he was found dead in bed this morning, ', His age was 78 years. The late Mr. Chapman was the third son of the late Hon. Henry Samuel Chapman, one-time Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, and was born at Karon in 1846. He was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School, and as a young man went to England to read for the Bar. After joining, the Miiddle Temple he returned to New Zealand ; and entered jittto practice on his ' own j account in Wellington, but shortly afterwards he was joined in practice by the late Mr. William Fitzgerald, the partnership continuing until 1888, when Mr. Fifesgerald died. In 1890 Mr.' L. 0. H. Tripp joined the late Mr. Chapman under the firm name of Chapman, Fitzgerald and Tripp, which later was shortened to Chapman and Tripp. In 1909' the firm was amalgamated with , the :,-.. firm «of Skerrett and Wylie, under the style of Chapman, Skerrett, Wylie and Tripp. ■■>■■'■ The late Mr. Chapman was an active member of the firm until his retirement" in 1912. He was one of New Zealand's first ling's Counsellors, having been honoured with that appointment in 1907.

■■■■; DEAN, LANE. . \ {VT. : TSLEGRAPK. —OWN OORBBSPONDBKT.] WELLINGTON Monday Tho Very Rev. Dean Thomas Lane, a. prominent priest ■ .of.. the. Hainan Catholic arch-diocese of Wellington, who had been stationed at the Lower Hutt for 38 years, died suddenly yesterday. A slight chill, which he recently contracted, developed into " serious complications a few days ago. The dean, who was one of the best-known personalities of the Hutt Valley, was born at Mallou, Ireland, 68 years ago. Flo studied for the priesthood at All Hallow's College, Dublin, and arrived in New Zealand about 41 years ago After officiating at the Basilica, Hill Street, as assistant priest, he was transferred to Blenheim. . About two years later ho was appointed to the Lower Hutt and he remained- m charge of that parish until his death. He was raised to the dignity of dean 12 years ago.

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OBITUARY., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXI, Issue 18661, 18 March 1924

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OBITUARY. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXI, Issue 18661, 18 March 1924

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