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Sarah Meighan (c. 1784–?)

Sarah Meighan (c.1784- ) laundress, a widow with two daughters, was sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing flax. She arrived at Sydney, New South Wales, aboard the Brothers in 1827 aboard the Brothers

In 1828 she was she was living at the house of Timothy Callaghan on Sussex Street, Sydney, as a "Government Servant". As Sarah Mehan she married John Campbell, a boarder at Callaghan's house on 25 August 1828.

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'Meighan, Sarah (c. 1784–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Meegan, Sarah
  • Deery, Sarah
  • Deeney, Sarah
  • Mehan, Sarah
  • Campbell, Sarah

c. 1784

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Tyrone (Ireland)


Occupation: washerwoman
Married: Yes
Children: Yes (2)