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Rachel Johnston

Signed family name
Johnston
Signed given name
Rachel
Given address
Belleknowes
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Belleknowes
City/Region
Dunedin
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley.

Previously transcribed as Rachel Johnstone.

Rachel Jamieson was born about 1821 in Scotland.

She married David Johnston, a farmer, in the 1840s. They had 6 children before David died in 1859.

Rachel emigrated to New Zealand in the 1880s with some of her children, possibly on the Nelson in 1880.

See 108 Mrs Johnston

She settled in Dunedin, and when she signed the suffrage petition she was living in Belleknowes.

She died at her home on July 31st 1911, and is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.

Sources

DCC Cemetery Records

Family Search

Papers Past

Scotlands People

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