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Anderson Bay Road
Sheet No: 64
Andersons Bay

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Ann was born about 1837 in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

She married Peter Pezet, a plasterer, about 1862 and they had three children while living on the island of Jersey.

The family emigrated to Otago in 1874 on the Jessie Readman and they settled in Dunedin.

In 1879 Peter and their son travelled to Timaru to work on the brickwork of the new Timaru High School. Part of the wall collapsed and Peter was buried, he was taken to hospital but he died soon after. He is buried in the Timaru Cemetery.

Ann re-married in 1888 to Peter Paxton, a widower with five children and government storekeeper.

When she signed the suffrage petition they were living in Andersons Bay Road.

Peter died in 1912, he is buried with his first wife in the Southern Cemetery.

Ann died on 2 February 1924, she is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.


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