Given names: 
Given address: 
Ensors Road
Sheet No: 532

Biography contributed by Nancy Carr, a great great granddaughter of Jane Uren. 

Also known as: Jane Susannah Uren; Jane Susannah Walker

Born 1843 in England to Joseph Hartley Walker (circa 1816) and Jane Atha (circa 1816), the only daughter of five children.  Aged four, she immigrated to Australia on the Serpent  with her parents.  Landing at Geelong, Point Henry, Victoria, on 29 June 1849.

In 1861 Jane married John Ellis Uren (born 16 February 1834 in Madron, Cornwall, England). John arrived in Melbourne, Victoria, on 1 July 1857 travelling on SS Indiana. Living in Ballarat, Elizabeth Jane was born in 1862, Selina 1863, Louisa 1865, John Henry 1867, Joseph Albert James 1869, and William Alfred Earnest 1871.

They emigrated to New Zealand. In 1873 Charles Edward was born, followed by Richard Ellis in 1876, Lavinia Priscilla Ellis in 1878, Fredrick Arthur Ellis in 1880, and Robert Hartley in 1882.

Jane signed the women’s suffrage petition in 1893. In 1896 she still resided in Ensors Rd, Christchuch, as recorded on the petition.

John died on 18 November 1896 and is buried in Linwood Cemetary, Christchurch. Jane remarried on 24 April 1899 to Edmund Smart in Christchurch.

Jane died on 16 November 1918 and is buried in Linwood Cemetary.


UK BMD, June quarter, 1843, Islington, Vol. 3, page 243

Class: HO107; Piece: 682; Book: 2; Civil Parish: St Pancras; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 19; Page 33; Line: 19; GSU roll: 438798 c 1841 MDXHO107_681_682-0465 (1) Series: VPRS 7666; Series Title: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947]

VPRS 14; Series Title: Register of Assisted Immigrants from the United Kingdom (refer to microform copy, VPRS 3502)

“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch ( 6 December 2014), John Ellix Uren, 16 Feb 1834; citing MADRON, CORNWALL, ENGLAND, reference; FHL microfilm 0254188,0254190-91

Cornwall OPC Database:

NZ, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Residence: 1896 – Avon, Canterbury

NZ BDM:1896/2205; NZ BDM: 1899/2645; NZ BDM: 1918/14024 


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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