suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Smythe
Given names: 
Maud
Given address: 
Fendalton
Sheet No: 3
Town/Suburb: 
Fendalton
City/Region: 
Christchurch
Notes: 

The 1893 electoral roll lists her as Maud Ellen Smythe, Fendalton, Domestic Duties.

Images of Maud Ellen Smythe, courtesy Barbara Strathdee (née Smythe):

Maud Smythe
Maud Smythe
Maud Smythe

The following family tree was contributed by Barbara Strathdee (née Smythe) who says that Maud is probably the aunt of signatory Emily Smythe (another possibly is that this Emily Smythe née Hodder, who was Maud's step-mother) :

Frederick Henry Smyth (e) (Frank) b. 1822 Ireland – d. 1864 Petworth,   Sussex UK . Frederick was a soldier and governor of a prison in Northern Ireland.  m (m. 10 June 1847 Roscommon, Ireland) Ellen O’Neill Canavon b. 1827 Ireland

Frederick (Frank) and Ellen Smythe’s children:

son  William

son  Edward  Joseph

son  Frederick Henry b. 1837 Thetford, England  

son  Albert 

son  Richard b. 1849 Ireland 

son Joseph Smythe (Pater) b. 1849, Cork, Ireland – d. 6/5/1924 'Hackton' 30 Wairarapa Tce, Christchurch.  m ( 1 ) (m. in 1869 Lewisham, London, UK) Ellen Turk;  m  (2) (m. 1879 Richmond, Nelson);  Emily Hodder (Yanna) b. 1863 Nelson – d. 1932 Ashburton. 

son  Alfred, christened 26/8/1859 Petworth, Sussex

daughter  Emily Ann b. 19/5/1861 Petworth, Sussex, UK – d. 1943 Chch, NZ  

daughter  Elizabeth (Edith) b. 15/10/1862, christened 15/12/1862 Petworth, Sussex – 1946 NZ. m. Fleming.  Emily and Edith arrived in NZ with a brother. They lived in Karori and worked as typists at the National Museum  where eventually Edith was in charge of the museum butterfly collection.  They retired to Hackton House, Wairarapa Tce, Fendalton, Chch to live with brother Joseph Smythe and his wife Emily


Joseph and Ellen (born Turk) Smythe’s children:

daughter Alice Maud (daughter from Joseph's 1st marriage to Ellen Turk) or Maud Ellen Smythe  b. 1870 – d. 1957 Chch NZ. (Alice Maud Smythe’s birth: see UK reg. Aston 6D 349.  Joseph perhaps sailed with daughter Maud from UK to Victoria, Australia, then to Nelson,   NZ, or more probably Maud travelled later with her aunts Emily and Edith: see census UK c1884.

 

Joseph and Emily Smythe’s children:

 son  Rayner Barrington Smythe (Barry) b. 15/6/1880 Waimea, Nelson, NZ – d. 25/6/1968 Wellington;  m  (m. 26/3/1908 Auckland) Ann Philippa (Annie, Mother Nan) Niccol  b. 17/12/1883 Auckland – d. 7/11/1956 Waikanae 

daughter  Kathleen Alice (Kath) b. 1881 – d.1966 Chch NZ m. Kenneth R W Moore

son  Edward b. 25/1/1883 – d. 8/2/1883

daughter  Nora b. 1/6/1884 – d. 1973 Chch NZ. Nora worked in the Valuation Dept, Wellington.  She was an amateur watercolourist, and she signed the petition for votes for women: see National Archives in Wellington.          

son  Frank Roland (Roland) b. 5/3/1886 – d. 4/7/1964 m. Monica Grace 

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

'Maud Smythe', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/maud-smythe, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 21-Dec-2015

Community contributions

3 comments have been posted about Maud Smythe

What do you know?

Barbara Strathdee

Posted: 10 Mar 2016

Please note my mistake: Edith was not a signatory to the petition.

Barbara Strathdee

Posted: 19 Sep 2013

Maud was the half-sister of Nora and niece of Edith - Edith also signed the petition.

Jane

Posted: 21 Apr 2013

Maud Smythe came out to NZ around 1883-1884. She never married and died in 1957 in Christchurch.