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Elizabeth McGahy (1774–1841)

Elizabeth McGahy née Rymes was sentenced to seven years' transportation for stealing and pawning bedclothes from lodgings. She arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune.

She married Matthew James Everingham in 1791. Following his death in 1817, she married Patrick McGahy, who was about 28 years her junior, in 1827.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Everingham, Elizabeth
  • Rymes, Elizabeth
  • Rimes, Elizabeth

20 March, 1774
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


12 December, 1841 (aged 67)
Sackville, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years