Mrs. Priscilla Hargood
An old resident of Mount Eden, known to a wide circle of friends both in Auckland and in the Waikato district, Mrs. Priscilla Hargood died yesterday at her residence, 390 Mount Eden Road, in her 94th year.
Born in West Town, near Bristol (England) on October 9th, 1847, Mrs. Hargood was a daughter of a Somerset rope maker, Mr. Henry Garland. She retained vivid memories of her grandfather, who was a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars.
Mrs. Hargood was married three times. She came to New Zealand with her first husband. Mr. David Broom, in the sailing ship LADY JOCELYN, landing at Auckland on January 6th 1881. Mr. Broom died after farming in the Cambridge district for several years. Mr. Broom died after farming in the Cambridge district for several years and subsequently his widow married Mr. R.B. McChesney. After Mr. McChesney’s death, she acted as postmistress at Tamahere for several years. Later she married Mr. J.D.Hargood who died some years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cooper Smith, with whom she lived, and one son.
(The son mentioned was John Owen Harold Broom, father of Grace Millicent Broom who married Clifford Stewart)
(Mrs. Cooper Smith was formerly Eva Broom. Millicent Broom (Eva & John's sister had pre-deceased their mother)