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Mrs. Tosswill

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Description Mrs.Ellen Maude Tosswill (sometimes spelt Tosswell). According to entries in J.A. Lambert's diaries, Mrs. Tossill commenced teaching at Gibsontown School on 16th March,1885 and continued teaching there in 1886 and 1887.

Gibsontown no longer exists. It was located at the Renwick end of Tuamarina Track.

New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. Index, CD-Rom version 4, 2005, volume 2, has information from teacher lists taken from New Zealand Gazettes. According to that information in:
1867 Mrs. Ellen Maud Tosswill was a teacher (this date should probably be 1887).
1883 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a teacher.
1885 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a Marlborough teacher.
1891 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a teacher.
1896 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a Marlborough teacher.
1899 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a Marlborough teacher.
1900 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a Marlborough teacher.
1901 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a Marlborough teacher.
1908 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a Christchurch teacher.
1910 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a Marlborough teacher.
1917 Mrs. Ellen Maude Tosswill was a teacher.

New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc., New Zealand Marriages 1836-1956 CD-Rom, version 2, 2006 has the marriage of Henry George Tosswill to Ellen Maude Leach in 1882.

New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc., New Zealand Electoral Roll 1893 CD-Rom, 2004 has no entry for Henry George Tosswill, nor Ellen Maude Tosswill. There is an entry for Uland Tosswill, number 2558, Waimea-Sounds electorate, Residential qualification, residence in Kaituna, occupation Teacher. I believe this is Ellen Maude Tosswill.

There is a six inch by four inch copy print in with this photograph.

Stamped with "Marlborough Historical Survey in Pictures."
Year Range from 1885
Object ID RML0.900.0410
Object Name Photograph
Subjects School
Title Mrs. Tosswill
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014