Who was James Udall Mayor Oamaru New Zealand 1865

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James Udall (above) was likely a business man. Where did he come from and where did he go? and what was his wife's name? He was Mayor for 2 years in Oamaru
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James Udall lived in Oamaru, listed as a Merchant. Don't know where he came from but was lost overboard the ship "Beautiful Star" in November 1884.
by Nola Moses G2G6 Mach 1 (11.9k points)
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There is this article that discusses the election during 1871 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NOT18710718.2.10&srpos=70&e=-------10--61----0james+udall-ARTICLE%2cILLUSTRATION-

As Nola mentioned, he apparently was lost overboard sailing from Dunedin to Oamaru. Quite a good article is on paperspast http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ESD18841124.2.17&srpos=16&e=-------10--11----0james+udall-- which gives a brief history of the man and then information on his loss overboard.

His will is viewable https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BC-D966-Q?i=104&wc=Q8C5-2GM%3A1588878195%2C1588877620%3Fcc%3D1865481&cc=1865481 and makes mention of his wife Jane.

HTH
by Simon Canning G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)

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