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Brackenreg, Catherine (c. 1766–1804)

Catherine Eades arrived in Sydney in June 1790 aboard the Surprize with her husband, a soldier in the NSW Corps, and their three children, as part of the Second Fleet. They had two more children before her husband drowned in Sydney Harbour on 21 January 1796. About a month later Eades married a neighbour, James Brackenreg, who was also a soldier in the NSW Corps; they had three children. Catherine Brackenreg was buried on 25 November 1804 after giving birth to her youngest child.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), pp 256-57

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'Brackenreg, Catherine (c. 1766–1804)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/brackenreg-catherine-30039/text37276, accessed 28 February 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Eades, Katherine
  • Miller, Catherine
  • Brackenrag, Catherine
  • Brakinridge, Catherine
Birth

c. 1766
Warwickshire, England

Death

24 November 1804
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

childbirth complications

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