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Sarah Forrester (1810–1889)

It is with extreme regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs. Sarah Forrester, mother of our much-respected Mayor, Mr. F. J. Mortley. Mrs. Forrester, who was well-known to most Hawkesbury folk, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Cattanach, Sutherland-street, Paddington, on Monday last, at the good old age of 79 years. The funeral took place at Windsor on Wednesday, the remains being conveyed here by train at 11 o'clock. A large number of townspeople and friends of the deceased lady from Sydney attended, and the Rev. Mr. Blackett officiated at the grave.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Mortley, Sarah
  • Piper, Sarah

13 August, 1810
Hawkhurst, Kent, England


14 October, 1889 (aged 79)
Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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