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Mary Jan Langskail

Signed family name
Signed given name
Mary Jan
Given address
Bluff Harbour
Sheet number

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.


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