Theresa Penny (Wackett) (1849 - 1940) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Cause of death: Myocardial degeneration, Senility
Managed by: Peter McGavin
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About Theresa Penny (Wackett)

Arrived Wellington 27/6/1855 with her unmarried mother on "New Era", age 6.

Born with surname WACKETT, mother's maiden name.

Possible christening reference?

Handwritten WACKETT on various certificates has often been wrongly interpreted as MACKETT or MACKITT.

Mother married Mr FREEMAN, baker on Lambton Quay.

May have assumed surname FREEMAN until married, then PENNY.

Name Teresa appears twice on copy of her marriage certificate, Theresa on daughter's birth and marriage certificates.

Said to have great charm and beauty.

Lived near Carterton.

Lived in Roy Street, Newtown, Wellington about 1910-1915.

Moved to Lower Hutt 1924.

To Tauranga 1939.

At the age of 90 she flew in an aeroplane in 1939, which made local news.

Wellington early 1940.

Died at 43 Melbourne Rd, Island Bay.

Death printout (probably incorrectly) names her parents as William Freeman and Theresa Freeman. Walter Freeman's brother William would have been about 14 when Theresa was born. William Freeman's wife was Eliza and Walter Freeman's wife was Anne Wackett. Theresa's surname is Wackett in her emigration and marriage records. Theresa was raised in Wellington by Walter and Anne.

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Theresa Penny's Timeline

March 19, 1849
October 26, 1870
Age 21
Wellington, New Zealand
July 30, 1871
Age 22
Wellington, New Zealand
November 6, 1872
Age 23
Wellington, New Zealand
April 26, 1876
Age 27
Wanganui, Manawatu-wanganui, New Zealand
November 11, 1878
Age 29
Wellington, New Zealand
June 18, 1881
Age 32
Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand
March 29, 1884
Age 35
Carterton, Wellington, New Zealand
December 2, 1886
Age 37
Wellington, New Zealand
February 18, 1889
Age 39
Wellington, New Zealand