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Elizabeth Harrigan (1815–1885)

Elizabeth arrived in Australia in 1842 as a bounty immigrant with her husband Samuel Sidebottom, a groom, and two small children.  She had five more children with Samuel prior to his death by dray accident in 1849 at Bargo, New South Wales.  Elizabeth bore several children to Joseph Harrigan before marrying him in 1858 at Yass.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cash, Elizabeth
  • Sidebottom, Elizabeth

30 November, 1815
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England


14 March, 1885 (aged 69)
Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

liver dysfunction

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