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May Hamilton

Signed family name
Hamilton
Signed given name
May
Given address
Bluff Harbour
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Bluff
City/Region
Southland
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

May Bryant was born about 1855, possibly in New Zealand.

May married Henry Lucas St George Hamilton, a clerk, on 3 November 1876 in Invercargill and they had two daughters.

They lived at Mataura Bridge then in Bluff where May signed the suffrage petition.

In 1926 Henry was found dead in the waiting room of the Bluff railway station – an inquest found 'that deceased shot himself with a small-calibre rifle.'

May died on 6 September 1928, she is buried with Henry in the Bluff Cemetery.

Sources

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

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

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

Invercargill City Council https://icc.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.