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Sheet No: 379
Auckland region

Biography contributed by Gabrielle Wilson

Letitia Palmer was born in Ireland in 1862 to Henry and Eliza. She had two siblings, Sarah and Jackson. The family came to New Zealand in August 1864 on the Flying Foamand settled in Northcote, Auckland. 

Letitia married William Angove on 18 November 1882 at her parent’s home in Ponsonby, accompanied by her sister Sarah. Letitia and William lived in Warkworth until 1896, before relocating to East Tamaki and then Remuera. Letitia often competed in horse riding, craft, and cooking events at regional agricultural shows and was a gifted soloist singer for a choir. The couple had one daughter, Annie Cornelia Baverstock. Letitia and William moved to Hinds, Canterbury, in their later years.

Letitia died in 1954, aged 92.

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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