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Bridget Gallimore (c. 1810–1898)

Bridget Meehan (c.1810-1898) a nursemaid, was found guilty at Tyrone, Ireland, in August 1824 of stealing muslim. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, aboard the Elizabeth in January 1828. According to her convict record she was able to read. Her mother (as Sarah Meigan), and sisters Mary (as Mary Deering) were also sent out as convicts.

Meehan was sent to work for Peter Howell at Sydney as a government servant. Granted a ticket of leave in January 1830 she married William Samuel at St James Church of England, Sydney on 2 February that year; they had three children. Following his death in 1835 she had two children with James Dutton and then married George Gallimore on 26 February 1846 at Wellington; they had five children.

Bridget Gallimore died on 19 June 1898 at Wellington, New South Wales.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Meehan, Bridget
  • Mechan, Bridget
  • Meahan, Bridget
  • Samuel, Bridget

c. 1810
Monaghan, Ireland


19 June, 1898 (aged ~ 88)
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Tyrone (Ireland)
Trial Date: August 1824


Occupation: domestic servant


Children: Yes (10)