Given names: 
Mrs J.
Given address: 
St Kilda
Sheet No: 35
St Kilda

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Janet Currie was born about 1843 in Scotland. She arrived in New Zealand about 1865.

She married Joseph Allwood, a cab driver, in 1881. They had no children.

In 1894, Janet was charged with assault when her husband’s horse was impounded – she was fined five shillings and costs.

In November 1895, Joseph committed suicide by cutting his own throat with a pocket knife. He had financial difficulties and was in poor health.

Janet died in the Benevolent Institute on 7 October 1903. She is buried with Joseph in the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin.


DCC Cemetery Records
Otago Nominal Index
Papers Past

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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