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Mrs Joseph Hale

Signed family name
Hale
Signed given name
Mrs Joseph
Given address
Carisbrook
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Carisbrook
City/Region
Dunedin
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Margaret Forrest was born about 1825 in Staffordshire, England, the daughter of William Forrest, a brickmaker, and Maria Walton.

She married Joseph Hale, a puddler in an iron works, on 22 January 1848 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

They had three children before they moved to Lanarkshire in Scotland about 1854. There they had a further four children and one of their sons died.

In 1876 the family boarded the Invercargill bound for Otago.

They settled in Burns St, Carisbrook, Dunedin, which is where Margaret and her daughter Alice signed the suffrage petition. Joseph found work as a gardener.

Joseph died in 1903 and Margaret died on 29 July 1905. They are both buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin.

Sources

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search
Family Search https://www.familysearch.org 
GRO England https://www.gro.gov.uk 
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.