Sarah Watson (1806–1839)

SARAH WATSON sailed to the Colony of New South Wales as a free immigrant with her husband JOHN WATSON and their four daughters, SARAH, HARRIET, HANNAH and ELIZABETH per Palmyra (1838). Their youngest child, ELIZABETH, died at sea during the voyage, and SARAH herself would also die the year after their arrival.

Names

  • Birth name: SARAH CATT
  • Married name: SARAH WATSON

Burial Location

  • Section 1, Row A, No. 15B, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Occupation

  • Farm Servant

Relationships

  • Daughter of STEPHEN CATT
  • Daughter of ELIZABETH CATT
  • Wife of JOHN WATSON
  • Mother of SARAH ANN WATSON
  • Mother of HARRIET WATSON
  • Mother of HANNAH WATSON
  • Mother of ELIZABETH WATSON
  • Mother-in-law of EDWARD HOLDEN
  • Mother-in-law of JOHN HOLLAND
  • Mother-in-law of ROBERT WITHAM
  • Mother-in-law of SAMUEL MORLEY
  • Mother-in-law of WILLIAM WILCOCKSON
  • Grandmother of ELLEN WATSON HOLDEN
  • Grandmother of JOHN HENRY HOLLAND
  • Grandmother of HARRIET HOLLAND (‘HARLEY’)
  • Grandmother of JOHN ALEXANDER HOLLAND
  • Grandmother of EDITH EMMA HOLLAND (‘EDIE’)
  • Grandmother of SARAH ELIZABETH WATSON
  • Grandmother of JOHN ALEXANDER WILCOCKSON
  • Grandmother of CLARA ELIZABETH CANNON WILCOCKSON
  • Grandmother of ADA KATE WILCOCKSON
  • Grandmother of AMY HANNAH WILCOCKSON
  • Grandmother of WILLIAM JOHN WILCOCKSON
  • Grandmother of JOHN WITHAM
  • Grandmother of ELIZA JANE WITHAM
  • Grandmother of HANNAH WITHAM
  • Grandmother of HARRIET ANNIE WITHAM
  • Grandmother of SAMUEL HENRY MORLEY
  • Grandmother of CHARLES J MORLEY
  • Grandmother of EMILY CLARA MORLEY
  • Grandmother of ALICE ADA MORLEY

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Abstract: Jack was very in tune with nature. He had seven stars, a sun, a half moon & a flowerpot tattooed on the inside of his arm from his younger days, woke with the birds, took his morning’s walk to Camellia to admire the camellias of Sir William Macarthur’s former gardener & nurseryman, & lovingly tended a few ‘pet plants’ of his own. But every man has his limits. Jack was not a cat person. Indeed, his extreme devotion to his greenery was precisely what precluded even so much as a begrudging acceptance that he must coexist with felinity, all because the neighbouring cats had a terrible habit of scratching up his blooming beauties. One morning, around seven o’clock, Jack found one of his tuberoses ‘smashed.’ ‘There he stood at [his] front door’ of The Star Inn, ‘with the broken flower in one hand, & a double-barrelled gun in the other,’ showing a friend his ‘broken treasure’ & ‘vowing vengeance on the tomcat that had wrought the mischief.’ Spying at that very moment ‘the delinquent cat—or a cat’—Jack took off after it, aimed, & “Bang!”: he blew that cat right out of existence. It was not the first time the Parramatta publican of The Star Inn had shown such extreme inconsistency in his regard for living things. In fact, you could say John ‘Jack’ Holland had more or less lived his whole life with a flower in one hand, & a shotgun in the other. Read more>>

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# English

# Came Free

# Ship: Palymra (1838)

# The Star Inn

# Burial year: 1839

# Grave: marked