Given names: 
Ellison McFarlane
Given address: 
The Manse Papakura
Sheet No: 402

Biographical information provided by Stefanie Lash, Archives New Zealand, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Ellison was the eldest daughter and one of ten children of the Reverend Thomas Norrie and his wife Elizabeth. She was born in New Zealand in 1859. Her father was the Presbyterian minister in Papakura and its surrounds for fifty years from 1855 to 1905.

In about 1914 Ellison moved to the Bay of Plenty to live with her sister. She lived there until her death at the age of 68 in 1926.

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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Iain Wakefield

Posted: 14 Aug 2019

I wish to correct a couple of pieces of information. I wrote a biography of Reverend Thomas Norrie 15 years ago.
Ellison was born on 23/10/1858 and baptised on 16/1/1859. There were 11 live births (8 boys, 3 girls). I wonder if the difference is Harold Montrose Norrie who only lived for 4 weeks from 8/5/1873 to 7/6/1873