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Mrs Barron

Signed family name
Barron
Signed given name
Mrs
Given address
Rockyside
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Caversham
City/Region
Dunedin
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley.

Martha Patrick was born on 14 November 1841 in Monimail, Fife, Scotland – the daughter of Thomas Patrick, a brewer’s carter, and Margaret Gilchrist.

She married John Barron on 3 June 1864 in Monimail and they had three children before they emigrated to New Zealand about 1869.

They settled in Dunedin where they had a further nine children, two who died in infancy and John worked as a grocer.

When Martha signed the suffrage petition they were living in Rockyside, Caversham.

John died in 1908 and Martha died on 6 September 1914 – they are buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery.

Sources:

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

DCC Cemetery Records  http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search

Family Search   https://www.familysearch.org

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

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

Scotlands People     https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

See also Caversham research databases

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