Given names: 
Given address: 
Gordon Street
Sheet No: 32
Central Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley:

Anne McLeod was born in Scotland about 1829, she married Hector McBeath, a coach painter, in Nigg, Kincardineshire, in 1848.

They had four children, two of whom appear to have died in infancy. In 1859 Annie with her two children sailed on the Lightning for Melbourne, Australia - presumably Hector had sailed earlier. They had another two children in Victoria before sailing for Port Chalmers on the Edina in 1863. A further four children were born in New Zealand.

When Anne signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Gordon St, South Dunedin.

Hector died in 1909 and Anne died on 31 January 1911. They are buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery.


BDM online NZ
BDM Victoria
DCC Cemetery Records
Family Search 
Otago Nominal Index
Papers Past
Scotlands People

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

Community contributions

1 comment has been posted about Mrs McBeath

What do you know?

Sarah Abercrombie

Posted: 25 Nov 2023

I'm their great great grandparents.
Hector was a Quarryman at Nigg Cove Scotland.
My Great Grandmother was their daughter Mary. Died 1921.