Dutch & Bull

Dutch & Bull
Francis William Dutch and William Bull
113 Victoria Street, Christchurch


Louise Marriner
taken August 1891


Francis William Dutch was born in Warminster, Wiltshire in 1855 the son of Henry Dutch, an iron and engine fitter and Mary Jane Dutch nee Whally. In the 1881 census he was aged 25 and living with his parents at 41 Boreham Road, Warminster, he was employed as a photographer's painter. He married Mary Ann Bull in 1883 in Derby.

He died at Whitecliffe on 6 November 1923 aged 68. He was at this time a farmer at Rakaia. His wife died in 1942 aged 87. They are both buried in Rakaia Cemetery.

Sources: FreeBDM, Census 1861,1871 and 1881. Ashburton District Council cemetery records.

Wanted, Everybody to see Dutch and Bull's Photographs. Popular prices. 113, Victoria street.

The Star, Tuesday January 7, 1890 Page 2.

Wanted to Sell, Photo Accessories, Back-grounds, show cases, &c, &c. Apply, Dutch and Bull, Victoria Street, now removing business to 31, Armagh Street. 8885
Star, Issue 5143, 29 December 1894, Page 5

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1886, 1889, 1890.
Dutch and Bull, Victoria Street, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1890-91
Dutch & Bull, Albion studio, 113 Victoria st. Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1892-93, 1894-95
Dutch & Bull, 113 Victoria Street, Christchurch

The Standard and North Canterbury Guardian, Rangiora, 1 February 1890 page 1

1 comment:

Neroli Mortimer said...

I am really thrilled to find this information , as Francis William Dutch is my Great Grandfather. I have always been fascinated by him and loved hearing stories about him from my mother and Grandmother.
I would very much like to see more of his work ,I know he took many photos of early Christchurch , my Grandmother remembered going with him to photograph the ships leaving for the Boer War .
I do have a very handsome photo of him taken in Cathedral square.