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Mitchell, Sarah (c. 1785–1868)

An old woman named Sarah Mitchell was found dead on Saturday afternoon last, at her residence in Melville-street, by a carpenter, who occupied a portion of the premises where deceased lived. He had seen her for the last time on the afternoon of the previous day. Deceased lived alone for many years past. She was about 84 years of age, and always enjoyed good health; she was the widow of Mr. Mitchell, formerly Postmaster-General in the early days of this colony, and it seems she had no relations in the country at the time of  her death.

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'Mitchell, Sarah (c. 1785–1868)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mitchell-sarah-30675/text38018, accessed 7 July 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Lee, Sarah
Birth

c. 1785
London, Middlesex, England

Death

2 May, 1868 (aged ~ 83)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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