suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Mattocks
Given names: 
Emily
Given address: 
Parnell
Sheet No: 13
Town/Suburb: 
Parnell
City/Region: 
Auckland
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Helen Smith, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Emily Ann Mattocks was born 2 July 1874, in Millwall, Middlesex, England, the daughter of Joseph Charles Mattocks, an engineer, and his wife Susan. In about 1875 she immigrated with her parents to New Zealand. In the early 1900s Emily was working as an ‘assistant’ in Parnell, Auckland. By 1909 she had established a beauty business with Emma Cooke in Gisborne, offering facials, hairdressing and massage for women. She gave up her business in 1910 to marry William Lissant Clayton, JP, sheep farmer, and businessman of Gisborne. The couple had one son, John Lissant Clayton, in 1911. Widowed in 1949, Emily died in 1951, aged 77 years.

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

'Emily Mattocks', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/emily-mattocks, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Aug-2017

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