Boyce, Ann (c. 1827–1914)

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Boyce, Ann (c. 1827–1914)

New Zealand herbalist. Name variations: Ann Cave. Born Ann Cave, c. 1827 (baptized Nov 20, 1827), in Sydney, NSW, Australia; died Feb 28, 1914, at Motueka, New Zealand; dau. of Charles Samuel Cave (farmer) and Susannah (Dockrell); m. William Boyce (sea captain), 1842 (died 1895); children: at least 12.

Sent to Australia with parents, who were convicts; relocated to New Zealand (1830s); gained vast understanding of medicinal value of plants, becoming respected herbalist, especially among Motueka's large population of Maori people.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 1).