suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Chester
Given names: 
Henrietta
Given address: 
Carterton
Sheet No: 6
Town/Suburb: 
Carterton
City/Region: 
Wairarapa
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Roger Swanson, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Mrs Henrietta McLeod Chester

Henrietta McLeod arrived at Napier on board the Ballarat on 15 September 1872. She was from Ross-shire, Scotland, aged 28, single and her occupation listed as a dairy maid. On board there were also 13 others from Ross-shire.

In 1874 she married John Chester, a carpenter in Taradale, Hawke's Bay. She had two children, Roderick in 1875, and Mary in 1876.

She signed the petition in 1893 in Carterton.

Henrietta died on 9 July 1929 at her daughter’s residence in Hamilton and was buried at Clareville Cemetery in Carterton along with members of her family.

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

'Henrietta Chester', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/henrietta-chester, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Aug-2017

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