Given names: 
Lucy Emily
Given address: 
West Eyreton
Sheet No: 262
West Eyreton

Biography contributed by Mrs Colyn Storer, Sydney, Australia

Lucy Emily Bradley or Emily Lucy Bradley, as per her birth registration, was the second daughter of William Bradley and Matilda Rebecca nee Doggett, usually known as Rebecca. She was born at West Eyreton on 25 October 1871.

Her mother Rebecca Bradley, and her Doggett aunts Hannah (Little), Lucy Priscilla (Harman) and Maria (Keir) also signed the Petition, as well as her older sister Maud M Davis, Maud Maria, and her cousins/relations by marriage.

Lucy married Thomas Claridge on 25 April 1898. Thomas was a dairy farmer at Studholme. He died in July 1921 aged 61 and was buried in the Methodist Section of Old Cemetery at Waimate.

They had only one daughter Etta born on 11 November 1901.  Etta married Horatio Edgar Cumming on 30 April 1924. Etta died on 13 October 1936 aged 34 and was buried at Old Waimate Cemetery on 14 October.

Etta and Horatio also had only one daughter Etta Joy born about 1927, who died aged 16 years at Waimate, on 28 December 1943 and was buried on 30 December.

When Lucy made her will in 1938 she left all her estate to her granddaughter Joy, who sadly predeceased her. She died on 21 October 1949 and was buried beside her husband on 24th.

Others of her extended family who also signed the Petition were her mother Rebecca Bradley (262) and her three sisters. All were grandchildren or their daughters from John Ivory and Sarah nee Emms of Norfolk.

Her three aunts Maria Keir (sheet 241), Hannah Little (318), L Harman (237)  and her own sister and Maud M Davies (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.



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Emily Lucy Claridge New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records
Citing this Record
"New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 August 2017), Emily Lucy Claridge, 1949; citing Timaru, Timaru probate files, 1871-1997, record number TU7513/1949, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office; FamilySearch digital folder 005529578.

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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