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Taieri Road
Sheet No: 94
North Dunedin

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley.

Mary Hay was born about 1840 in Ireland.

She married labourer Robert John Young on 3 May 1869 in Greenock, Scotland.

They had four children, who all died in infancy, before they emigrated to Otago in 1873 on the “City of Dunedin”.

They had a further five children in New Zealand and when Mary signed the suffrage petition they were living in Taieri Rd, Halfway Bush, Dunedin.

Robert died in 1908 in Invercargill – he is buried in the Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill.

Mary died on 5 October 1921 at her home in Dunedin – she is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.

Sources :

BDM online NZ

DCC Cemetery Records

Family Search

Otago Nominal Index

Papers Past

Scotlands People

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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