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Jane McWatt

Signed family name
Signed given name
Given address
Andersons Bay Road
Sheet number
Andersons Bay

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Jane Lyon was born on 12 January 1863 in Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland – the daughter of David Lyon, a labourer, and Jane Struthers.

She emigrated to Otago in 1883 on the Caroline and, on 16 February the following year, she married James Wilkie McWatt, a wharf labourer.

They had nine children and when Jane signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Andersons Bay Rd, Dunedin.

In the 1900s the family moved to Invercargill where James worked as a second hand dealer.

He died there in 1932 and is buried in the Invercargill Eastern Cemetery.

Jane moved back to Dunedin - she died on 25 November 1940 and is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery with her son.


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Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.