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Dr George Charles JULIUS [51]
Isabella Maria GILDER [52]
Francis SPAIGHT of Derry Castle TIP [2204]
(-Bef 1862)
Agnes PATTERSON [2205]
Dr George Charles JULIUS M.D. [781]
Jean SPAIGHT [782]

Herbert Amelius JULIUS [785]


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Herbert Amelius JULIUS [785]

  • Born: 4 Nov 1830, Ireland
  • Baptised: 19 Jan 1831, St Mary Magdalen Richmond SRY
  • Died: 31 May 1868, New Zealand aged 37
  • Buried: Oamaru Cemetery NZ

bullet   Cause of his death was Inflamation of the bowels.


bullet  General Notes:

Herbert was baptised by George Quilter.

Qualified as a Solicitor, he practiced with his brother Edric in Maidstone and Holt Norfolk. They then both left to join their brother Reginald in New Zealand.

A Herbert Julius aged 29 arrived in Victoria April 1858 aboard the Essex from Britain.
Ref PROV - Unassisted Immigration to Victoria 1852-1923

Settlers to Otago, Pre 1861 - Val Maxwell 1989 (Hocken Library)
H. Julius departed Melbourne 4 June 1859 for NZ on the ship "Pirate", he is described as a single Gent aged 30 yrs. Arrived 16 Jun 1859.

Herbert is registered on the NZ Electoral Rolls, 1865/66 to 1867/68 the electorates varied between Hampden, Lindis and Oamaru, his address was Rugged Ridge, Waitaki.

Early North Otago Runs.
By Robert Pinney.
When Herbert appeared in Oamaru, he lived up to the family reputation for witty speaking. In 1867 he was induced to represent Oamaru in the Provincial Council, but the next year became insolvent and resigned with a shortness of notice that was severely criticised; by the end of May he died.

The Julius brothers in Oamaru were given nicknames, Herbert's was "the Talking Julius"

Herbert's land holdings in Oamaru in the 1860's
Citizens Roll.
Town of Oamaru
Julius Herbert: Res - Waitaki. Ward - Jetty. Qual - Freehold.
North Otago Times, Volume VIII, Issue 216, 18 June 1867, Page 3
Oamaru Citizens Roll - 1867/68
Julius Herbert: Residence-Waitaki; Ward-Jetty; Section 6; Block 27.
Tees St between Arun & Wansbeck Streets. (photo A)

Otago Provincial Government Gazette:
11th Dec 1867 pg 261 - Herbert applied for an Auctioneers Licence.

Herbert Amelius Julius was a run holder in North Otago (not correct?), and prominant figure on the Turf being Clerk of the Course at the Oamaru Jockey Club. In 1867 he was elected to represent Oamaru Town in the Otago Provincial Council. His death occured on 31 May 1868.
Ref NZ Biographies NZSOG Auckland.

The Oamaru Times, and Waitaki Reporter Friday, June 21, 1867.
A meeting of the members of the Oamaru Jockey Club took place in the Star and Garter Hotel, on Tuesday afternoon last, Capt. Godfrey in the chair. The object was to consider what action should be taken relative to the fencing and leasing of the Reserve. . . . . Proposed by Mr H. A. Julius, and seconded by Mr Luke, " That tenders be called for immediately for fencing the Oamaru Race Course Reserve, . . . . . "Proposed by Mr Edric A. Julius, and seconded by Mr Connell, "That immediately upon the Club being in a position to give a good title, tenders be called for leasing the Race Course"
North Otago Times, Volume VIII, Issue 217, 21 June 1867, Page 2

Dunedin Bankrupcy Files. 1868.
Herbert Amelius - Oamaru - Stock Dealer 1868 - 1868
agency: DAAC. Series: 18116. Accession. D256. Box/item. 525. Record 47.

Herbert Amelius Julius was elected Member of the Otago Provincial Council for the District of Oamaru (Town District) 1867, return of writs was published by the Colonial Secretary's Office Wellington the 26th April 1867.
Ref NZ Gazette 1867 Index Vol Pg 204, Otago Provincial Government Gazette April 1868 Pg 143

Session XXIII 1867
Julius Herbert Amelius - Oamaru (Town)

Session XXIV 1868
Julius Herbert Amelius - Oamaru (Town)
With the note: Resigned April 24; was re-elected, May 6; took his seat, May 8; Died May 31.
Herbert resigned presumably because of his bankruptcy, but retained the confidence of his Oamaru Town electorate before dying of peritonitis.

Friday April 24 (2 O,Clock PM) Message No 1
The Superintendant has to intimate to the Provincial Council that he has this day issued a writ for the election of a member of the Council for Oamaru Town, in the room of Herbert Amelius Julius, Esquire, resigned, returnable in fourteen days.
James Macandrew
Government Offices, Dunedin, April 24 1868

Friday May 8 Message No. 2
The Superintendant forwards herewith for the information of the Provincial Council a writ issued by him upon the 24th Day of April last for the election of a person to serve as Member for the Town of Oamaru District in place of Herbert Amelius Julius Esq., resigned, with an endorsement thereon by the Returning Officer, dated 6th May 1868 to the effect that the said Herbert Amelius Julius has been duly elected to serve as Member of the Provincial Council for the said District.
James Macandrew
Dunedin 8th May 1862

Oamaru Citizens Roll 1867/68
Julius Herbert: Residence-Waitaki; Ward-Jetty; Section 6; Block 27.
Area. Cnr of Arun & Tees St Oamaru. (Picture A not built on 2011)

Monday June 1 (2 O'Clock PM)
Mr Speaker read and laid on the Table letter from Mr P Barker as follows:
Criterion Hotel June 1 1868
The Speaker of the Provincial Council
Sir, I have to inform you that Mr Herbert Amelius Julius died here last evening,
And remain, Sir,
Yours respectfully

On motion of the Provincial Secretary and Treasurer, the House adjourned till seven oclock pm the following day.
The letter above in the Minutes was edged in black.
Ref Hocken Library Dunedin 2008.

Herbert's grave Ref. in Oamaru Cemetery:
Plan Block 9 Plot 35 (also plots 36, 9, 10?)
Inscription: In memory of Herbert Amelius Julius eldest son of George Charles Julius of Richmond Surrey born 4 Nov 1830 died 31 May 1868.
An arched headstone in Oamaru stone.
Ref NZSOG SO1.15 211

Letters of Administration were filed for Probate in Dunedin 3 August 1869 for Herbert Amelius Julius Gent of Waitaki and Dunedin.
NZSG Index.

Dunedin Letters of Administration.
JULIUS Herbert Amelius - Waitaki and Dunedin - Gentleman 1869 - 1869
Agency: DAAC. Series: 9074. Accession: D239. Box/item. 243 Record. A714.

Herbert never married.

bullet  Research Notes:

Image of Herbert by courtesy of Oamaru Archives NZ

bullet  Medical Notes:

Herbert's death certificate (NZ BDM folio 1868/599 Ref 80059869) described him as a "Flock owner" aged 37yrs. The cause of death was what is now termed an appendicitis, no cure was available in 1868. The first successful surgery for the condition, took place in England in 1885.
ELF 2008


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Wakefield Yorkshire. Herbert is recorded as a son unmarried aged 20 a solicitor articled clerk born Richmond Surrey.

2. Herbert Ameliua Julius: Bankruptcy, 1868, Dunedin New Zealand.
Otago Provincial Government Gazette.
Dunedin Friday, April 24, 1868. Vol XII No. 539
In the Supreme Court of New Zealand Otago and Southland District.
In Bankruptcy.
It Is Hereby Notified to all to whom it may concern that Herbert Amelius Julius, of Oamaru, in the Province of Otago, and Colony of New Zealand, has this day caused to be filed in the Office of the Registrar, a Declaration of Insolvency.
Dated this 24th day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.
Kenyon and Maddock,
Solicitors for the said Herbert Amelius Julius.

Herberts statements of his affairs record him with debts of L527.12, mostly to small creditors, and assets (shares) valued at L95.

Dunedin Bankrupcy Files. 1868.
Herbert Amelius - Oamaru - Stock Dealer 1868 - 1868
agency: DAAC. Series: 18116. Accession. D256. Box/item. 525. Record 47.

3. Herbert Ameliua Julius: Administration, 1869, New Zealand.

4. Herbert A Julius: Grave & death Certificate, 1868, Oamaru Cemetery NZ.

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