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Margaret Hills (1819–1898)

Margaret Flaherty married Alexander Newell on 24 May 1836 at Launceston. The relationship presumably broke down and on 15 November 1845 Alexander was charged with bigamy after he married Jane Wainwright, a prisoner of the crown. Margaret later had a child with George Elias. On 19 February 1852, claiming she was a widow, she married Henry Hills and had five more children.

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  • death notice, Emu Bay Times and North West and West Coast Advocate (Tas), 12 May 1898, p 2

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Flaherty, Margaret
  • Newell, Margaret
  • Flarherty, Margaret
  • Nawell, Margaret

3 March, 1819
Longford, Tasmania, Australia


23 April, 1898 (aged 79)
Stanley, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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