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Sheet No: 237

Biography contributed by Mrs Colyn Storer, Sydney, Australia

L Harman was born Lucy Priscilla Doggett in the December Qtr of 1855 in Ipswich district of Suffolk, the youngest child of William David (David) Doggett and Matilda nee Ivory who married in Norwich in 1845. Matilda’s father was a Baptist Minister in Norfolk. She had four older siblings, Hannah (Little), Matilda Rebecca, (Bradley), Maria (Keir) and John. All her sisters signed the petition.

They arrived in New Zealand on the Glentanner on 3rd October 1857 from Gravesend. However, tragedy struck two months later when her father William died on 8 December from the effects of the voyage. Her brother Aquila, wife Ann and daughter Louisa were also on board but their young son William died on the voyage aged 12 months. They settled at Rangiora and were welcomed and helped by her mother’s brother William Emmis Ivory and her sister and brother in law William and Hannah Stapleforth who had all arrived on Cashmere in 1855. 

Lucy married Thomas Harman at Rangiora on 2 April 1877. He had arrived in the 1860s, and was a Wheelwright by trade and also a member of the local Fire Brigade.

They had three children, Ellen Matilda born 1880, died unmarried 7 May 1965, aged 84, Lucy born 1882 who married Heber Thornley Oates in 1921 died in 1955 and Thomas Woller Doggett 1888-1959.

They settled in Rangiora when they emigrated and lived there the rest of their lives. They were committed members of the local Methodist church. 

Lucy died on 13 July 1927 at their home at King Street Rangiora and was buried in the Methodist section of the Rangiora cemetery. Her husband died on 12 February 1930 and was buried beside her. 

Others of her extended family who also signed the Petition were her three sisters. All were grandchildren or their daughters from John Ivory and Sarah nee Emms of Norfolk.

Her three sisters Maria Keir (sheet 241), Hannah Little (318), Rebecca Bradley (262) and Rebecca’s daughters, Lucy Emily and Maud M Davies both sheet 262. 

Also Margaret Jennings (nee Stapleforth) sheet 241, both she and her husband’s mothers were Ivory family descendants. Cousin by marriage – Helen Ivory (nee Bartrum) Sheet 240.


Birth: and her siblings: 

UK GRO Indexes: (NOT the indexes on free.bmd or Ancestry or findmypast). These GRO indexes give mother’s maiden names and age at death

Her Parents’ Marriage: 

British Newspapers on findmypast 
Norfolk News 29 March 1845, Marriages Page 3 of 4
On Monday last (*= Easter Monday 24th March) at the Baptist Chapel, St Clement’s Mr William Doggett to Miss Matilda Ivory, daughter of Mr John Ivory, Baptist minister Cossey. 


Family Search
New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973
William Doggett Arrival 03 Oct 1857 Canterbury, New Zealand
Ship Name Glentanner (and his wife and children) 
"New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2017), William Doggett, 03 Oct 1857; citing ship Glentanner, Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm 4,407,309.
Arrival Lyttleton: Shipping News. Lyttelton Times, Volume VIII, Issue 514, 7 October 1857
Page 4 Passenger List, Page 5 description of a storm near South Africa when the ship almost turned over and would have been lost
Page 5 Advertisements for Passengers to collect their luggage.


Death, Burial: New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 
[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.


For Thomas Harman: NORTH CANTERBURY. Press, Volume LXVI, Issue 19852, 13 February 1930 page 3

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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