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Bayly, Sarah Amelia (1827–1909)

The following is taken from the Sydney "Bulletin": —"Mrs. Bayly, widow of Nicholas Paget Bayly, formerly of Havilah, near Mudgee, N.S.W., died the other day at Stanmore. She was the daughter of one Blackman, who is said to have been the first discoverer of the site of Mudgee, whereby "Giraffe" Taylor and John Haynes were made politically possible. For if there had been no Mudgee there could have been no Mudgee Taylor and no Mudgee Haynes. Bayly, one-time husband of the deceased was a son of Nicholas Bayly, one of N.S.W.'s old Rum-selling Corps, and was secretary or something to Colonel Johnston during his usurped Governorship. On the death, of Mr. N. P. Bayly, Havilah was purchased by H. White. The price was said to be £80,000. Mrs. Bayly, the widow, invested some of her coin in Beulah Flats, at North Shore, a building that faintly suggests the Town of London."

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'Bayly, Sarah Amelia (1827–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 October 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cobcroft, Sarah Amelia

2 December 1827
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


30 August 1909
Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (stomach)

Cultural Heritage
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