Mansel, Lucy (c. 1830–1915)

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Mansel, Lucy (c. 1830–1915)

New Zealand social leader. Born in 1830 or 1831, in Co. Clare, Ireland; died Jan 22, 1916, at Greerton, New Zealand; dau. of Robert Mansel (military officer) and Maria (Armstrong) Mansel.

Raised in England and later lived on Isle of Wight, immigrated with 6 nephews to New Zealand following their father's death (1884); purchased and renovated 320-acre estate southwest of Tauranga, where she raised her nephews (1884); became active in social and cultural life of area, helping to establish memorial church on battle site of Gate Pa (1900).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 2).