David Goldie (politician)

David Goldie was the Mayor of Auckland City from 1898 to 1901 and a Member of Parliament in New Zealand. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1842, Goldie emigrated to New Zealand in 1863, he was a prominent timber merchant, a strict Primitive Methodist. In 1901 he resigned as Mayor of Auckland City rather than toast the visiting Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York with alcohol, he was replaced as mayor for the jubilee year by the Father of Sir John Logan Campbell. He was the father of artist C. F. Goldie. Goldie contested the Auckland West electorate in a by-election on 4 March 1879; the by-election was caused by the resignation of Patrick Dignan, who stood in this contest. Dignan and Goldie received 261 and 776 votes and with a majority of 515 votes, Goldie was declared elected, he served until the dissolution of parliament on 15 August of that year. Goldie represented the Auckland West electorate again from 1887 to 1890, he represented the Newton electorate from 1890 to 1891 as a Liberal MP, when he resigned.

He died at his home in Auckland on 8 June 1926 and was buried at Purewa Cemetery


Easebourne is a village, Anglican parish and civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England. It is half a mile north of Midhurst, across the River Rother on the A286 roads; the parish includes the hamlet of Henley to the north. In the 2001 census there were 708 households with a total population of 1,717 of whom 785 were economically active. Easebourne was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as an ancient Hundred, an extensive area reaching as far afield as Graffham and Cocking to the south, Stedham to the west and Tillington to the east, as well as two hamlets that were not parishes: Todham to the southeast and Buddington to the west. In 1861, the population was 859, the area of the parish 4,043 acres. An electoral ward of the same name exists; this ward includes Lodsworth and at the 2011 census had a population of 2,492. There is one public house in Easebourne, the White Horse, one in Henley, the Duke Of Cumberland; the Rother Inn closed in 1994 and the Holly Tree in 2004. Cowdray Park, to the east of the village, has a golf course, is home to a first-class polo club.

The parish church of St Mary is earlier. The parish includes the hamlet of Henley to the north, where there was a Mission Hall established in 1885, since closed. In the 2001 census there were 708 households with a total population of 1,717 of whom 785 were economically active. Adjacent to the polo grounds lie the ruins of the Tudor Cowdray House, built as a Tudor mansion with castle features. Started in 1520, it was completed by 1542, but was devastated by fire in 1793, it has not been occupied since. Easebourne Priory was built for ten Augustinian canonesses and was founded before 1238 by the de Bohun family who were from St. Ann’s Hill in nearby Midhurst. On the northern edge of Easebourne village on the A286 road Budgenor Lodge converted into luxury flats, is the former Midhurst Union Workhouse, opened in 1794 by a Gilbert Union of seventeen parishes. From 1835 it was enlarged by the Midhurst Poor Law Union, serving 26 parishes. Anti-apartheid activist Helen Joseph was born in the village in 1905.

Rear-Admiral Francis Buller lived in Easebourne in retirement. Actors Laurence Fox and Billie Piper were married in St Mary's Church in 2007. Further historical information and sources on GENUKI