Seager, Esther (c. 1835–1911)

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Seager, Esther (c. 1835–1911)

New Zealand prison matron and asylum matron. Name variations: Esther Coster. Born Esther Coster, c. 1835 (baptized, Dec 6, 1835), in Gloucestershire, England; died Mar 16, 1911, in Christchurch, New Zealand; dau. of Thomas Coster (farmer) and Miriam (Curtis) Coster; m. Edward William Seager, 1854; children: 12.

Appointed matron at Lyttelton jail (1862–1863), then Canterbury Asylum (1863–1887).

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

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