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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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  • Gallagher, Sarah Emma

c. 1822
Dublin, Ireland


26 October, 1894 (aged ~ 72)
Euroka, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years