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Sampler; c1863; 4293

Sampler, c1863, 4293
Name/Title
Sampler
About this object
Embroided sampler. Has name and age of person, Jane Taylor aged nine years, and usual sampler exercises like alphabets, numbers and flowers. Beige background with various slightly faded colours used.
Date Made
c1863
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials
Cotton
Subject and Association Description
This sampler was worked by Mrs William Edward Cross nee Taylor in 1854 when she was aged 9 years. Mrs Cross was born in New Zealand and lived in Hope in Nelson. As an adult she unpicked the 4 in the year of her birth to keep her age a secret.
Credit Line
Donated by Mrs H E Windleborn
Object Type
Sampler
Object number
4293

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Terry Stock15 Dec 2009 09:45 AM,UTC
Correction - "Date made c1853" if she was age 9 years and born 1844.
Terry Stock15 Dec 2009 09:40 AM,UTC
The "Date Made c1863" should read
"Date Made c1853" or more likely "Date Made c1854".
Jane Taylor was a sister of my Great Great Grandmother, hence my interest.
My research indicates she was born about 1844 (age 18 at her October 1862 marriage, age 72 at her September 1916 death).