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Sarah Emma Gallagher (1821...1894)

Sarah's Headstone As it was 11th November 1999
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  • Born : 1821
  • Where Born : County Dublin Ireland
  • Occupation: Childrens Maid
  • Died : 26/10/1894..cert # N.S.W.6830/59 Sarah Emma's Death Certificate
  • Where Died/Buried : Euroka N.S.W. / on their property at Euroka, beside her Husband John
  • Parents Names : . James . Gallagher . (b......d.) James was a Tailor m unknown at present
  • Spouse's Name : . John .. Chapman . (b1819.d.1/11/1897.)
  • Date Married : 1847
  • Where Married :. Maitland N.S.W
  • Spouse's Parents : John Chapman ( b.....d ) m (b.........d) unknown at present
  • Children : According to extract from John's will

     
    1 H . George . Chapman (.b.27/11/1857....d.) .H . Ella . Fredreka Griffiths (nee) Trench (b....d.)
    2 H . Mary Jane Chapman (b.19/7/1862..d.) m 1879 H . John . Turnbull . (....)
    3 H . Frances Ann Chapman (b.4/11/1848.d.20/4/1919.) m 5/3/1866 H . Phillip . (.......) . Borger .
    H . Frances . Ann Chapman (b.11/11/1848.d.20/4/1919.) 2nd m 1894 Walter Patrick . Burns . (.......)
    4 H . John William . Chapman . (.b17/12/1851..d.26/4/1930)m 21/10/ 1871 H . Mary . Ann . Durrington . (.b.1844...d.16/9/1930)
    5 H . Frederick . Patrick . Chapman . (b.1852....1934.) m .H . Elizabeth . Ann . Woods . (b.1860..d.1936)
    6 H . James . Chapman (b.29/6/1860.....) m Lidia Chapman (nee) ? (.......)

    History & Achievements

    Sarah Emma Galagaher was transported to Australia as a convict from England aged 16. She arrived in Australia on board the ship " SIR CHARLES FORBES"The ship sailed on the 11th of August, 1837 from Dublin Ireland, arriving in Sydney on the 25th December 1837, a trip of 136 days . The ship was Captain by Jes Leslie with the ships Surgeon being W M Clifford . A total of 150 female convicts embarked with 147 arriving Sarah married John Chapman in 1847. John worked at a property owned by William Henry Chapman son of William Chapman & Ann Marsh , this property was called "Ravenswood" he eventually managed this property . He later became a Stockman and Groom at another property called " Yanabandinni " Sarah and John bought their own small farm at Euroka . Both Sarah and John are buried on this property.

     
    Sarah Emma Gallagher's Conviction was recorded as below.
    Standing Number of Convict ......................................37/447
    Indent Number ............................................................62
    Convict Name .............................................................Gallagher , Sarah
    Age ..............................................................................15
    Read ........................................................................... Yes
    Write ........................................................................... Yes
    Religion....................................................................... Roman Catholic
    Married, Single , Widowed ....................................... Single
    Children...................................................................... None
    Native Place .............................................................. County Dublin
    Trade or Calling ........................................................ Childrens Maid
    Offence ...................................................................... Stealing Shawl
    Trial Where ............................................................... Dublin City
    Trial Date .................................................................. 12th July 1837
    Sentence .................................................................... 7 Years Transportation
    Former Convictions ................................................... 9 Months
    Height Feet ................................................................ 4feet
    Height Inches ............................................................ 9 inches
    Complexion ............................................................... Ruddy
    Color Of Hair ............................................................ Light Brown
    Color of Eyes ............................................................ Grey
    Particulars Marks or Scars , Comments .
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    Nose a little cocked , small mole on upper part of right cheek bone . FD (the D is actually backwards, key board won't let me do that) tattooed on upper right arm, cross on back of left hand , scar on back of middle ,third and little finger of same, scar on palm of left hand, near fore finger .

    Sarah's Headstone Reads as such

    In Loving Memory
    of my beloved wife
    SARAH EMMA CHAPMAN
    who died 20th Oct.1894
    aged 73 years
    The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away
    Blessed be the name of the Lord
     
    Sarah's Obituary as it appeared In the Macleay Argus 31/10/1894
    Friday last there passed away another very old resident of the River . Mrs. Emma Ann Chapman of Euroka. The desceased was 73 years of age. She came in New South Wales when she was but 16, and lived on the Macleay nearly the whole of her intervening 57 years. She was from Ireland. He husband John and a large family survive her.
     
    This is an exctract from a letter date unknown and largely unreadable.
    ......(unreadable part)...... been determined The site of Mrs. Annie Chapman's home and the barn she permitted the first scholl lesson's at Euroka to be taught has not been determined. It was probably near the lagoon. Mr's A Chapman's identity and what became of her or her descendents is unknown - the only reference to her is in the Euroka school centenery notes from the Department of Education.
     
     
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    Last revised: November 26, 2000.