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Maud M. Davies

Signed family name
Signed given name
Maud M.
Given address
West Eyreton
Sheet number
West Eyreton

Biography contributed by Mrs Colyn Storer, Sydney, Australia

Maud M Davies was born Maud Maria Bradley, on 28 March 1870 at West Eyreton, the eldest daughter of William Bradley and Rebecca Matilda nee Doggett. She had nine younger siblings.

Her father died in 1892.  

She married Joseph Davis (not Davies) on 14 February 1891. They had eight children and were living at Lobun near Ashley where Joseph was a sheep farmer. 

Sadly Joseph died on 21 January 1921 after falling off his horse when it hit a gate after the dark. He had been was going up to the back country for sheep. He was buried on 23 January at the Methodist Cemetry East Belt Rangiora

Maud continued to live at Ashley with her children but later moved to Rangiora where she died on 31 October 1941 and her will passed probate in December 1941.

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 Lucy Emily Bradley (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.


Birth, Marriages, Deaths:

Electoral Rolls: New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 

Notification of and Inquest into her husband’s’ death:

CASUALTIES. Press, Volume LVII, Issue 17049, 21 January 1921 Page 8
CASUALTIES. Press, Volume LVII, Issue 17059, 2 February 1921 page 7

Death and Burial:



Maud Maria Davis New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records
"New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 August 2017), Maud Maria Davis, 1941; citing Wellington, Wellington Probate Files [Second Sequence], 1843-1939, record number 5026, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office; FamilySearch digital folder 101318023.

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