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Dawe (née Gregory), Sarah Elizabeth

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1821
Place of birth Tamerton Foliot in Devon, England.
Date of arrival 1848
Principal occupation Wife and mother.
Date of death 1865
Place of decease Willunga, South Australia.

Sarah Elizabeth Gregory was born on 21 Feb 1821at Tamerton Foliot in Devon, England. She was the daughter of John Gregory (1785-) and Philippa Abel (1786-1846) and the sister of Jane Gregory.

According to the 1841 Census Sarah Gregory was living with, and presumably working for, the family of John and Eliza Warton and their three daughters in Stoke Damerall in Devon, England.

Farm servant Sarah Elizabeth Gregory (1820-1865) who was probably going to join her sister Jane at Willunga when she arrived at Port Adelaide on 14 Nov 1848 on board Bussorah Merchant from London.

Shortly after she arrived Sarah Elizabeth, aged 29 years, married Henry Dawe, aged 33 years, on 22 March 1849 at Willunga. Henry had also travlelled aboard Bussorah Merchant from London during the same voyage as Sarah. Henry and Sarah Elizabeth had just one child: Henry Dawe (1850-1888 at Adelaide).

In August of 1862 she was listed as resident of Willunga when she signed the Petition in favour of the Church of England Incorporation Act.

Her husband Henry died in 1849 and Sarah Elizabeth Dawe died on 17 July 1865 aged about 45 years.


  • South Australian Weekly Chronicle 6 Aug 1862:4

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