Given names: 
Fanny Ann
Given address: 
Bluff Harbour
Sheet No: 341

Originally transcribed as Fanny Ann Robertsosn

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Fanny Ann Cochran was born about 1827 in Glasgow, Scotland.

She married John Robertson, a bootmaker, on 31 December 1856 in Glasgow and they had two sons.

The family emigrated to New Zealand & eventually settled in Bluff.

In 1882 their son youngest son Andrew was drowned while sailing in a regatta at Bluff, his body was not recovered.

Fanny signed the suffrage petition at Bluff.

In 1910 their eldest son John was working as nightwatchman at the Bluff Port when he went missing and was declared drowned, his body was also not recovered.

Fanny died the following year on 4 October and John died in 1914 when he was run over by a train while crossing the railway line, they are buried together in the Bluff Cemetery


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