suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Spensley
Given names: 
Alice
Given address: 
Lyttelton?
Sheet No: 182
Town/Suburb: 
Lyttelton
City/Region: 
Christchurch
Notes: 

The 1893 electoral roll confirms Alice Sarah, Riverside Ashbourne, Lyttleton electorate, domestic duties. She lived at this address with Isabella Baltimore Spensley and Ruth Spensley.

Biographical information provided for the He Tohu exhibition:

Alice Sarah Spensley was born in 1868 in Clyde, Central Otago, and moved with her family to Lyttelton as a child.

She was one of nine children of James Spensley and Agnes Galbraith Reid. They were a musical family – her father played the violin and cello in the very popular church entertainment group, and the Spensley girls sang. Alice was a soloist. They lived at a house called Riverside in Ashbourne, Lyttelton.

Alice died in 1935 aged 67 in the Bay of Plenty. Her headstone reads ‘So dearly loved, so sadly missed.’

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

How to cite this page

'Alice Spensley', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/alice-spensley, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 1-Sep-2017

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