Lily Emily Annie Dymes BUDGE - born on board the Anne Dymes to Nelson, NZ 1864
Elizabeth Ann BUDGE was born in Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (120km North of London) in 1843
She was a daughter of Matthew Budge, a labourer, and his wife, Ann CHURCH
In October 1863 she left Gravesend aboard the Anne Dymes bound for Nelson, New Zealand
Elizabeth was pregnant and on 17 January 1864 gave birth to a daughter whom she named Emma Anne Dymes Budge.
The child`s father, William George MAILL/MAILE, had not accompanied Elizabeth on the voyage.
- William was born in 1839 in Alconbury-Cum-Weston, Huntingdon, England. He was a painter, a son of George & Sarah Maile
The Anne Dymes reached Nelson on 2 March 1864.
Four years later, on 4 June 1868, Elizabeth Budge married Robert MacKAY, youngest son of James MacKay of Drumduan, they are not known to have had any children.
Robert and his brother Thomas had bought land in the Whangamoa valley, and Elizabeth joined her husband on the isolated farm at Kokorua, 20 miles from their nearest European neighbour.
The property had no proper road access. A jetty built at the Whangamoa estuary enabled sheep and cattle to be landed from small boats.
Young and resilient, Elizabeth Mackay took pride in making `a nice home fit for anything`.
The isolation was broken by young people from the surrounding district, who enjoyed the ride to Kokorua to visit.
Elizabeth Mackay was a full partner in the farming activities, owning 125 acres in her own right.
Her independent character and strong opinions are exemplified by a letter published in the Colonist in February 1889.
Provoked by the chauvinistic remarks of a Waimea county councillor, Robert Pattie, she argued that a woman should receive the same education as a man, be `undistinguishable from him except in sex, equal to him in rights and votes, and his competitor in all that makes life a fierce and selfish struggle for place and power and money.` She observed of her adversary that `he cannot have seen much more than his potatoe garden in Riwaka.`
`Mr Pattie has the idea of a man that came out of Noah`s ark, and not of the present age, where women take their stand…[and] woman`s tongue and woman`s pen strike at woman`s elevation and sharing with man the labor of the education of the world.`
The letter went on to express contemporary feminist belief in woman`s moral superiority and influence on society through her role in the home and family
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The daughter of Elizabeth Budge and William George MAILE was
- Lily Emily Annie Dymes Budge
- born on board the Anne Dymes
- she married William OLIVER in 1884 in Marlborough
- they had 7 children
- William died in April 1895, 9 months before the birth of daughter Eva in January 1896
- Lily had 3 children from 1898 to 1904 that were registered in the name Oliver but the father's name was not recorded
- (it is of course possible that these children were those of Walter Ernest Haines and they did not marry until later)
- Lily married Walter Ernest HAINES in October 1904 at her mother Elizabeth's address "Padding House" in Nelson
- Walter was a son of Francis Harry Haines & Martha Ann NAYLOR of Berkshire, England. (He was first married to Adelaide Maria SMITH who died in Palmerston North in 1902)
- Lily and Walter had 2 known children from 1905 to 1908
- she had a 3rd child in 1909 which she registered as Oliver (first name, also named Wilfred Henry) but the father's name was not recorded
- Lily died in February 1949 aged 85
- Walter died 5 months later in July 1949
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Lily's name at death was Lily Emily Annie Dymes Haines OLIVER