Thursday 2 August 2018

Mr Samuel Frederick Bastard, 1832-1/8/1882.

Mr Samuel F. Bastard, for many years connected with Sargood, Son, and Ewen, died yesterday from peritonitis after a short illness. The news of his death will be received with regret by his numerous friends in the Colony. -Evening Star, 2/8/1882.

Northern Cemetery, Dunedin.

On the 1st August, at Maitland street, Dunedin, Samuel Frederick Bastard, sixth son of the late Wm. Segar Bastard, merchant, Exeter, England; aged 60. Australian and Home, papers please copy. -Otago Daily Times, 3/8/1882.

Samuel's grave is, indeed, an unusual one just for his name.  I have not been able to find much about his life but part of what I did was a surprise to me.  The single name attached to Council records of his grave led me to expect that there had not been a woman devoted enough to him to share his name.  However, the surname seems not to have been used as much  for an insult then as now:


BASTARD — Edwards. — On the 1st inst., at All Saints' Church, by the Venerable Archdeacon Harper, Samuel Frederick Bastard, to Louisa, third daughter of Mr C. B. Edwards.    -West Coast Times, 4/2/1868.

Bastard. — On Tuesday, the 19th instant, Mrs. S. F. Bastard of a daughter. -NZ Herald, 20/9/1871.

Bastard. — At Mount Albert, on the 5th May, Mrs. S. F. Bastard of a son. -NZ Herald, 3/6/1876.

Samuel is also recorded in the Council cemetery records as having been in New Zealand since 1863.  He was born in England and based himself in Auckland.  It seems that he left Auckland for Dunedin to dare his all in the investment in a boot factory.  It did not prosper and Samuel lost everything.

ALFRED BUCKLAND HAS received instructions from Mr. S. F. Bastard (who is leaving Auckland), to sell by public auction, at the Haymarket Yards, Auckland, May 3, at noon, the following
Lot 1 — Fine upstanding, active, Chestnut Gelding, quiet, good, and fit for anything 
Lot 2 — Brown Gelding; upstanding, powerful, fast, and quiet 
Lot 3 — Black Timor Gelding Pony, quiet; a gem 
Lot 4 — Black Flemish Pony; wonderfully powerful and quiet 
Lot 5 — Black Pony; excellent jumper, fit and able to carry a light weight over the Auckland Steeplechase Course 
Lot 6 — Double-seated Buggy and Harness, almost new, in excellent condition; made by Cousins and Atkin 
Lot 7 — An Old Scotch Dogcart and Harness; a perfect wonder 
Lot 8 — Commercial Traveller's Waggonette, with Double Set of Harness; the only one in the province; used by Messrs. Sargood, Son, and Ewen for their Waikato jourueys; all in magnificent order. 
ALSO, 2 Hack Saddles and Pony Pad. - Auckland Star, 1/5/1878

M O U N T  A L B E R T. 
HAVE received instructions from S. F. Bastard, Esq., to sell at his late residence, Mount Albert, on Saturday next, at noon, 
A Portion of his Household Furniture, Stock, and Effects, comprising — Pianoforte, by Broadwood; Brussells Carpet (new), Large Pier Glass, Tables, Chairs, Pictures, Poles and Curtains, Bedsteads, Sewing Machine, Kitchen Utensils, Electro-plated Ware, Cutlery, &c. &c. Chaff Cutter, Large Copper Boiler, Lawn Mower, Wheelbarrow. &c. Several Choice Dairy Cows, 3 Berkshire Sows. 1 Barrow Pig, Poultry, &c. Luncheon Provided. 'Bus leaves Union Bank for Mount Albert at 11 a,m. 
Terms Cash. 
Auctioneer.  -Auckland Star, 3/5/1878.

Part of "Our Home Letter"
The departure of Mr. S. F. Bastard, who for the past nine years has represented the well known firm of Messrs. Sargood and Co., of this city, was the occasion on the 6th May, of a complimentary dinner being tendered to him at the Waitemata Hotel by a number of citizens identified with the commercial interests of the city. About twenty-five gentlemen were present; and in the after-dinner speeches reference was made to the integrity which has marked Mr. Bastard's career in Auckland, and expressions of regret at his coming departure. The chair was occupied by Mr. J. M. Shera, and the vice chair by Mr. J. Cosgrave, both of whom eulogised the business ability and personal worth of their guest. The reunion of mercantile men which the occasion afforded was of the most pleasant kind.  -NZ Herald, 27/5/1878.

BOOT TRADE, - Wanted, experienced Machinists and Fitters. S. F. Bastard and Co, boot factory, Cumberland street.  -Evening Star, 19/1/1881.

BOOT TRADE. — Wanted, Two experienced Clickers. Apply Bastard's Boot Factory, Cumberland street. -Evening Star, 10/5/1881.

TENDERS are invited for the STOCK and PLANT, either separately or together, in the estate of S. F. BASTARD & CO., Boot Manufacturers, Cumberland street, Dunedin. Stock sheets can be inspected and full particulars given on application at the office of Messrs Sargood, Son and Ewen, Lichfield street, Christchurch.
Tenders will be received until the 1st proximo. 
The highest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. HENRY YOUNG. WILLIAM BRIDGMAN, TRUSTEES. -Globe, 30/9/1881.

In the matter of "The Debtors and Creditors Act, 1870," and the several Acts amending the same, and of a Deed of Assignment made between SAMUEL FREDERICK BASTARD, of Dunedin, New Zealand, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, of the first part; HENRY YOUNG, of Dunedin, Warehouseman; and WILLIAM BRIDGMAN, of Caversham, Tanner, of the second part; and all and singular the CREDITORS of the said Samuel Frederick Bastard, of the third part. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an Order bearing date the twenty-fourth day of October, 1881, made by the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Otago and Southland District, at Dunedin aforesaid, the above-mentioned Deed of Assignment was declared completely executed. 
Dated at Dunedin, this twenty-fifth day of October 
MACASSEY, MACDERMOTT, & KETTLE, Solicitors for the said Samuel Frederick Bastard. Otago Daily Times, 26/10/1881.

Mr Samuel F. Bastard, for many years connected with Sargood, Son, and Ewen, died yesterday from peritonitis after a short illness. The news of his death will be received with regret by his numerous friends in the Colony.  -Evening Star, 2/8/1882.

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