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Mary Jan Langskail

Signed family name
Langskail
Signed given name
Mary Jan
Given address
Bluff Harbour
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Bluff
City/Region
Southland
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Mary Jane McCrossan was born about 1858.

She married James Langskail, a fellmonger, in New Zealand in 1882 and they had seven children.

When Mary signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Bluff.

In 1898, when their youngest child was two-years-old, Mary was admitted to Seacliff Mental Hospital suffering from 'delusional insanity'- she was transferred to Poriura Mental Hospital in 1900.

James died in 1899, he is buried in the Gore Cemetery. Later that year the Gore Orchestral Society held a benefit concert 'for the aid of the orphaned family' which raised £25 12s 6d.

Mary died on 17 November 1920, she is buried in the Porirua Cemetery.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org

Otago Nominal Index http://marvin.otago.ac.nz

Papers Past https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

Archway http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz

Gore District Council https://www.goredc.govt.nz/

Porirua Cemetery https://poriruacity.govt.nz/

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