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Sarah Cobcroft (1772–1857)

Sarah Cobcroft

Sarah Smith was John Cobcroft's common-law wife. She accepted the British government's offer of a free passage to the New South Wales colony to join their convict spouses. It is also likely that she was granted free passage because of her midwifery skills. Sarah arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. She married Cobcroft in 1842 when she was 70 and he was 79.

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