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River Side Port Molyneux
Sheet No: 128
Kaka Point

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Sarah Housley was born on 18 July 1827 in Belper, Derbyshire, England – the daughter of John Housley, an engine fitter, and Mary.

She married Samuel Taylor, a labourer at an iron works, on 18 November 1851 in Pentrich, Derbyshire.

They had five sons, two who died in infancy, before the family emigrated to Otago in 1876 on the Dunedin.

They leased a farm at Riverside near Port Molyneux which they bought in the 1880s and where Sarah signed the suffrage petition.

Sarah died at her home on 7 September 1896 and Samuel died in 1898 – they are buried together in the Port Molyneux Cemetery.


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