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Mrs Best

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

See also Caversham research databases

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Jane Cook was born about 1832 in Stirlingshire, Scotland.

She married Thomas Raiker, a ship’s carpenter, on 6 July 1851 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire and they had four children.

Jane emigrated to Wellington in 1879 on the Rakaia as a Colonial Nominated Immigrant, accompanied by her youngest daughter Ann.

Thomas’ death is registered in 1882 in New Zealand and, on 9 February 1884, Jane re-married at Port Chalmers near Dunedin to John Best, a sea captain.

When Jane signed the suffrage petition they were living in Alexandra St, Caversham, Dunedin.

After this their movements are unclear.

Sources

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org

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

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

Presbyterian Research Centre https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/archives/

 

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