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Sarah Watt (1838–1918)

The death has occurred of Mrs. Sarah Watt, one of the earliest pioneers of the Port Broughton district, at her residence, Walton Lea, Port Broughton. The deceased was the widow of the late Mr. Thomas Watt, and was born in Sydney, on October 8, 1838. She married Mr. Watt, at Young, N.S.W., on October 16, 1862, and came to South Australia about two years later. Mr. and Mrs. Watt lived at Strathalbyn for some years and went to Port Broughton in 1874 with their three children. With the exception of 10 years spent at Mundoora, the old lady had resided there ever since. At one time she was the only white woman in Port Broughton for six months. It was in her house that the first Methodist service was held—conducted by her late husband. Mrs. Watt lived a useful and industrious life, and was ever ready to help the sick and needy. There survive three children—Mrs. James Barclay (North Unley), Mr. Thomas Watt (Croydon), and Mrs. Henry Parkinson (Port Augusta), an adopted daughter, Miss Watt (Port Broughton), 17 grand children, and three great-grandchildren. Two grandsons—Messrs. Harry Parkinson and Thomas Watt—are on active military service abroad.

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Alternative Names
  • Everingham, Sarah

8 September, 1838
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia


9 June, 1918 (aged 79)
Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia

Religious Influence

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