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Sarah Newby (1812–1884)

Sarah Wright married Charles Sutton on 6 June 1827 in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). Following his death she married John Newby on 13 May 1856. There doesn't appear to be a death certificate for her but, according to an in memoriam notice, she died on 29 October 1884.

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'Newby, Sarah (1812–1884)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Wright, Sarah
  • Sutton, Sarah

9 April, 1812
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


29 October, 1884 (aged 72)
Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia

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