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Sarah Bridge (1819–1902)

Sarah Bridge née Woodbury separated from her husband after the birth of their fourth child, Jane, in 1840. He had become a sailor and she found it difficult to cope alone. Another story is that Joseph had a bullock team and that every time he went away to work, Sarah became pregnant to another man.

She had a daughter, Agnes Bridge, 1843, with John Ferguson, and a son, Edward Bridge, 1845, with Edward Craft. She then had a daughter, Sarah, 1849, and a son, James, 1852, with James Purvey.

* information from Valerine Ross, Cornstalks 1988: A Genealogy (1987), p 96 and p 133

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'Bridge, Sarah (1819–1902)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Woodbury, Sarah

3 March, 1819
Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia


29 May, 1902 (aged 83)
Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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