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