Deaths of Old Settlers.- Several old settlers in different parts of the colony have laterly passed away. Among the number is Mr. W. Dorset, senior of Wellington, who for several years occupied the position of Provincial Auditor, and was a Justice of the Peace. He was seventy-five years of age, and was one of the oldest Wellington settlers, being one of the three brothers who arrived in 1840. Another Wellingon settler, Mr. Robert Lucas, has died from the effects of a fall from his horse. He was well and favourably known in connection with the Commissariat Department in Wellington, whence he removed to the Wairarap where he carried on the business of auctioneer, land and commission agent. At Waimea West Nelson, Mrs Bolton has died after a prolonged illness. She was a daughte of the late Mr Henry Redwood. At Waimate Mrs. J. W. Gaitt, one of the first inhabitants of the district, died last week at the age of seventy-two.
[Source: PRESS, VOLUME XXVII, ISSUE 3666, 10 APRIL 1877]