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Barrett, Sarah (1847–1924)

Sarah Poultney (1847-1924) the third daughter of William Poultney and Margaret Robertson was born on 30 September 1847 at Hamilton, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). Aged 28 and giving her occupation as a servant, she married 24-year-old Edward Barrett, a sailor, on 13 September 1873 at the Church of St Joseph, Hobart; the couple had five children.

Sarah Smith died at her residence at Margate, Tasmania, on 4 September 1924.

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'Barrett, Sarah (1847–1924)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 March 2023.

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  • Poultney, Sarah

30 September, 1847
Hamilton, Tasmania, Australia


4 September, 1924 (aged 76)
Margate, Tasmania, Australia

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