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Sarah Lucas (1794–1836)

A most melancholy accident happened on Monday night to Mrs. Lucas, whose husband had taken a gun, charged with buck shot a fortnight previous, to fire a salute into the street, in honour of His Majesty's birthday — Mrs. Lucas was standing in the room. It appears, by some accident, the piece went off, the contents of which were lodged in the upper part of her thigh. Four medical gentlemen — Doctors Seacombe, Pugh, Grant, and De Dassel, were in immediate attendance, and Dr. Grant stopped the whole of the night with Mrs. Lucas, who still lies in a dangerous state. — Observer. [This woman is since dead. The Coroner's Jury, returned a verdict of "Accidental death."]

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'Lucas, Sarah (1794–1836)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Stone, Sarah
  • Mason, Sarah



24 August, 1836 (aged ~ 42)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

shooting accident

Cultural Heritage

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years