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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Jane Knott
Name: Knott, Jane Cecile
Also known as: McCartney, Jane Cecile
Place of Birth: England
Cultural heritage: English
Occupation: Businesswoman
Pioneer
Biographical notes: In the 1891 Northern Territory Census, Jane listed her birthplace as England. A shipping record lists a Jane McCartney of the correct age coming to Sydney from Liverpool on 28 September 1883. Jane married John Barton Knott in Palmerston on 1 January 1888. John had the licence for the Quartz Reef Hotel at Howley from 1884 and was a member of the Mining Board from 1886. In 1894 he and his partner were declared insolvent. In 1895 when Jane was 36, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Her occupation was listed as "married woman". Jane registered to vote at the Howley polling place. In 1895 a gazettal notice advised that Jane took over the licence for the Adelaide River Railway Refreshment Room from Annie Myles in 1895. During 1896 and 1897, gazettal notices advised that Jane continued to hold the licence for the Adelaide River Railway Refreshment Room under the Licenced Victuallers Acts 1880 and 1891. An application was made to transfer the licence to Ann Elizabeth Dolan in September 1897 and Jane relocated to Palmerston where she assisted her husband in running the Victoria Hotel.
John Barton Knott took over the licence for the Victoria Hotel from George Henry James on 8 June 1897 and transferred the licence to George William Martin on 13 December 1898. In 1899, the couple was taken off the electoral roll as they had left Palmerston. An article in the NT Times and Gazette reveals that Mrs Knott was in Manila in 1901, but it is unclear if she was travelling or living there.
Related link: 'Catholic Church Matters', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 13 May, 1898, p.3.
'A Territorian Abroad', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 19 April, 1901, p.3.
Related Materials: James, Barbara. Occupation : Citizen. The Story of the Northern Territory Women and the Vote (1894 - 1896), Darwin : Barbara James, 1995. NTC 324.623 JAME
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