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Sheet No: 305
Hawke's Bay

Biography and images contributed by Clare Cramond, grand-daughter of Charles Edward Hall

Annie was born in Kent, England around 1860 and migrated to New Zealand with her parents John and Charlotte Piper and six brothers and sisters.  They arrived in Napier on the ship “Hudson” in October 1875.  John was a cropping farmer and began hop-growing in the Wairoa area.

In 1881, Annie married George Hall, a farmer around 16 years her senior.  They had nine children; three boys and six girls.  Their third son Charles Edward was born in July 1893, the same month the main Women’s Suffrage Petition was submitted to Parliament.  Annie is on the 1893 Electoral Roll. They lived in Frasertown, then Dannevirke and Palmerston North before returning to Hawkes Bay but this time to Napier, in 1908.

At a family reunion in 1994, there was a photograph of the family outside one of their homes.

George died in 1918 and is buried at Napier; Annie Hall died on 22 February 1926 and is buried at Hillsborough, Auckland. 

Annie Hall


Clare Cramond's contribution to the Suffrage in Stitches project.


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Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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Diana McIntyre

Posted: 29 Jul 2020

Thank you for sharing this information, this is my great proud x