suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Watt
Given names: 
E. A.
Given address: 
Ellerslie
Sheet No: 15
Town/Suburb: 
Ellerslie
City/Region: 
Auckland
Notes: 

Changed from "N. A. Watt" based on information from family. This is probably Elizabeth Ann Watt (nee Bushell).

Her mother-in-law, who also signed, was Jane Sanders Watt. Miranda Welch tells us that: ‘Jane Sanders Watt was my great great grandmother, wife of James Haldane Watt, jeweller, who had a shop in Shortland Street Auckland. They also owned approx. 400 acres of land between the Harp of Erin (Ellerslie) and Mt Smart Road (Penrose). This land was subsequently subdivided by Great South Rd.’

Her sister in law, Sarah Jane Angus (Jane's daughter) and mother, Elizabeth Bushell, also signed the petition. All four women signed the same sheet, presumably at the same time.

Additional family tree information:

James Haldane Watt married Jane Sanders Nelson [1827 - 1911] in Glasgow, 1849 (this was his second marriage) - he actually arrived in Auckland around 1840, probably on the Lady Lilford via Sydney.

Isabella (first wife), James Haldane and Jane are buried in the Symonds Street cemetery, Auckland, along with the two younger children who died at a young age; Mary Anne and James Irvine.

Children from the marriage of James Haldane Watt and Jane Sanders Nelson marriage were as follows:

Robert Henry 1851 -1934 - married Elizabeth Ann Bushell (daughter of Elizabeth Bushell).
David Bruce 1853 - 1926
John 1855 - 1920
Sarah Jane 1857 - 1906  - married John Angus in 1884
Mary Anne 1860 - 1862
James Irvine 1863- 1866

 

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

'E. A. Watt', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/e-a-watt, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 25-Sep-2015

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