suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Ackland
Given names: 
Mrs W
Given address: 
St Kilda
Sheet No: 35
Town/Suburb: 
St Kilda
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Lucy Mary Shipley was born in 1845 in Barnstaple, Devonshire, England – the daughter of Hugh Shipley, a Master Mariner, and Mary Parcell.

Lucy married William Hooper Benoke on 26 January 1869 at Ilfracombe, Devon. William was apparently drowned in 1870.

Lucy re-married in 1878 to William Ackland, a cabman, in Reading Berkshire. Later that year they emigrated to Otago on the Fiji arriving in January 1879.

Lucy had no children, William worked as a pound keeper & they lived in St Kilda, Dunedin.

William died in the Seacliff Asylum in 1894. Lucy disappears from the records after this time & her date and place of death is unknown.

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.freebmd.org.uk

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.

How to cite this page

'Mrs W Ackland', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mrs-w-ackland, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 26-Sep-2018

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