Given names: 
Sarah Glasgow
Given address: 
Sheet No: 190

Originally mistranscribed as J Avis Glasgow Bainey

Biography contributed by Joyce Hislop

Sarah was born on 16 August 1873, the fourth daughter of Robert and Mary (nee Wallace) Rainey. She lived with her parents, who had been assisted emigrants from Ireland, on their farm at Lincoln, Canterbury. She never married and did not give an occupation on the electoral rolls, just stating she was a spinster.

She moved into Mather’s Road, Spreydon with her parents when her father retired from farming in 1908 and continued to live with her father after her mother’s death in 1914. Sarah later moved to Hansons Road, Riccarton with her father and unmarried sisters around 1919. After her father’s death in 1934 Sarah and her sister Lavinia continued to live together in the Hansons Road property. The sisters later moved into Harakeke Street where their retired widowed brother Robert Wallace Rainey lived. Robert died on 17 September 1958 and left his sisters his property.

Sarah died on 29 July 1960 aged 80 years.



Electoral Rolls


Note: Sarah Glasgow RAINEY is the daughter of Mary Wallace RAINEY (190)

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

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Adriana de Groot

Posted: 19 Jul 2018

Believe this is Sarah Glasgow Rainey.
We are working on biographical notes, also for her mother Mary Wallace Rainey and sister Ann Matilda (not G.M. Rainey?)
Adriana for Lincoln and Districts Historical Society