suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Weatherall
Given names: 
Mrs
Given address: 
Blue Spur
Sheet No: 82
Town/Suburb: 
Blue Spur
City/Region: 
Otago
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Elizabeth Ann Stephens was born about 1839 – she married John Weatherall, a miner, in 1870 in New Zealand.

They had nine children and lived in Waipori for a few years before moving to Blue Spur, near Lawrence, where Elizabeth signed the suffrage petition.

John died in 1900 and Elizabeth died on 8 September 1910, they are buried together in the Lawrence Cemetery.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/

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

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

Interment.net http://www.interment.net/data/nz/otago/lawrence

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

Community contributions

2 comments have been posted about Mrs Weatherall

What do you know?

Gareth Phipps

Posted: 17 Sep 2020

Hi Anne - you will notice that the details in Katherine's biography differ from those you provided in your comment. Your great-great-grandmother, Mary Jane Weatherall, who was married to William Weatherall, was living in Roxburgh when the 1893 electoral roll was taken. Elizabeth Ann and husband John were living at Blue Spur in 1893. Katherine believes William and John were brothers. Gareth Phipps, Digital Production Editor, NZHistory

Anne Gabrielsson

Posted: 27 Mar 2015

This lady was my great great Grandmother. Her name was Mary Jane Weatherall (nee Richardson). She was the daughter of Catherine Brown and Charles Richardson of Roxburgh, Central Otago. She had newly married William Weatherall when she signed the petition. She is an ancestor of many families from Central Otago. The Gilchrists, Weatheralls, Strachans to name a few.