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Chapman, Sarah Emma (c. 1822–1894)

Sarah Gallagher, a children's maid, was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a shawl; she had one previous conviction. She was described as being 16 years old, and was 4 feet 9 inches (144.8 cms) tall, with a ruddy complexion, light sandy brown hair, grey eyes, and could read and write. She married John Chapman in 1847 at Maitland. Their first request to marry in 1841 was refused.

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'Chapman, Sarah Emma (c. 1822–1894)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/chapman-sarah-emma-29969/text37149, accessed 28 July 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Gallagher, Sarah Emma
Birth

c. 1822
Dublin, Ireland

Death

26 October 1894
Euroka, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years