suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Wordsworth
Given names: 
Georgiana
Given address: 
Manaia
Sheet No: 4
Town/Suburb: 
Manaia
City/Region: 
Taranaki
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Linda McGregor, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Georgiana Wordsworth was married to Charles Frederick Wordsworth and they were living in Manaia when she signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.

She was born in England, and emigrated to new Zealand c.1878.

Charles and Georgiana had six children. They include Winifred Mary born 1877,

Eleanor Gifford born 1880, Olive Frances born 1882, Gerald Hepburn born 1890 and Mary Zoe, birth date unknown.

On 29 November 1896 her husband and two of their daughters were among a party of eight sailing off the Manaia coast when their boat capsized and he was drowned trying to save the life of another passenger. He was 44 years old. By 1914 Georgiana had settled in Devonport close to her son Gerald and daughter Mary.

She died on 19 July 1927 at the age of 71, and was interred at Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland.

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

'Georgiana Wordsworth', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/georgiana-wordsworth, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Aug-2017

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