suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Allwood
Given names: 
Mrs J.
Given address: 
St Kilda
Sheet No: 35
Town/Suburb: 
St Kilda
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

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.

Sources

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search
Otago Nominal Index  http://marvin.otago.ac.nz
Papers Past  https://paperspast.natlib.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.

How to cite this page

'Mrs J. Allwood', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-j-allwood, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 7-Sep-2018

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