suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Nimmo
Given names: 
A
Given address: 
Cambridge Terrace
Sheet No: 414
Town/Suburb: 
Te Aro
City/Region: 
Wellington
Notes: 

Also transcribed as 546 A Nimmo

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Agnes Hay was born on 16 February 1839 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland – the daughter of Robert Hay, the checker at a coal works, and Elizabeth Aitken.

She married Zechariah Nimmo, a joiner, on 8 July 1864 in Lanarkshire, Scotland. They had six children, two who died in infancy, before they emigrated to Canterbury in 1874 on the Dunedin. They had a further two children in New Zealand and settled in Evans Bay near Wellington where they had a dairy farm.

Zechariah was declared bankrupt in 1887 attributing his losses to an illness and law costs in an action against the Kilbirnie Highway Board. 

They then moved to Cambridge Tce in Wellington where Agnes signed the suffrage petition and Zechariah worked as a carpenter.

Agnes died on 16 January 1896 and Zechariah died in 1918, they are buried together in the Karori Cemetery.

Sources

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

Family Search https://www.familysearch.org

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

Scotlands People https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Wellington City Council https://wellington.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

'A Nimmo', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/nimmo, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 9-Oct-2019

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